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West Virginia parents charged with first-degree murder of 4-year-old child

WTRF Wheeling logo WTRF Wheeling 7/13/2022 Corrine Hackathorn
West Virginia parents charged with first-degree murder of 4-year-old child © Provided by WTRF Wheeling West Virginia parents charged with first-degree murder of 4-year-old child

FOREST HILL, W.Va. (WTRF) — On Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at 8:26 a.m., members of the Hinton Detachment and Summers County Sheriff's Office responded to Barger Springs Road in the Forest Hill area of Summers County in reference to a death investigation.

Once on scene, a four-year-old female victim was found deceased.

Investigators were able to determine, that the victim's father, Rusty Weikle, and mother, Rebekah Weikle, both age 30 of Forest Hill, West Virginia were responsible for the victim's death.

Rusty and Rebekah Weikle have been charged with First Degree Murder, Child Abuse Resulting in Death, Child Neglect Resulting in Death, and Conspiracy.  

This investigation remains active and ongoing.

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