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The crime shocked all of Doddridge County and there is a possibility it will end with a plea agreement and not go to trial. Joseph Spencer’s attorney, Rod Windom, confirmed the plea agreement had been presented to the court. Doddridge County Prosecuting Attorney Brooke Fitzgerald says “no charges are being dropped, dismissed or disposed of”. Fitzgerald goes on to say that “the (Spencer) family has been involved in every stage of this”. Prosecution and defense attorneys informed Judge Tim Sweeney of the pending agreement at a

hearing originally scheduled to hear motions in the case of Joseph Spencer.

The Doddridge County teenager is accused of killing his father, mother and sister at the family’s West Union home on Labor Day weekend of 2012.

Spencer is expected to plead guilty to his three original murder charges, with other details to be worked out. Spencer’s plea hearing has been set for January 15 at 9 a.m. He is expected to plead guilty to his three original murder charges, with other details to be worked out at a later date.

Regardless of what lies ahead in Joseph Spencer’s future, let us hope that at some point, he is able to fully understand what he did and feel remorse.