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October 20, 2017
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Man Indicted in 1982 Killing
(2008-06-06)
(WOUB) - A grand jury in eastern Ohio's
Belmont County has returned a murder indictment in a case that had
gone cold for a quarter century.

The indictment charges 63-year-old Eugene Blake with three counts of aggravated murder in the killing of a 21-year-old man in 1982.

Mark Withers was shot to death in a park in Bridgeport in March
1982. A 17-year-old who was in his parked car with him was raped.

Belmont County Prosecutor Christopher Berhalter says new DNA
testing yielded the break in the case.

Blake is now serving 15 years to life in a West Virginia prison
for the killing of a 13-year-old Wheeling girl. He's awaiting extradition to Ohio.
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