W.Va. man, son were shot before house fire
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A fire investigation involving the deaths of a Berkeley County man and his son is now a homicide inquiry.
West Virginia State Police Trooper J.D. Brand told The Journal newspaper that both victims had gunshot wounds. Brand said additional details will be released after a final report from the state Medical Examiner's Office is received.
Assistant State Fire Marshal Patrick Barker said the fire was intentionally set.
The bodies of 56-year-old David Cole Hutzler and his 9-year-old son, James, were found after the fire on Jan. 6 in the rear bedroom of their mobile home near Glengary.