Category: Glenville West Virginia


By Editor Edison – CalPatty Press Editor for Revenge of the Ghost Wolf

For YEARS the Central West Virginia Council of Concerned Citizens have been trying to bring national attention to Gilmer County for their MAKE THEIR OWN RULES POLICY.  Finally national attention does shine the spotlight down on Gilmer County for misconduct and it took a couple of girlie girls to do it.

Andrew Butcher APPOINTED to the position of Circuit Clerk – JUDGE ALSOP looking on who recently endorsed the Willard Cottrill LAND FRAUD SCHEME where a convicted felon sold 38 acres of the estate to the Goatman for 25,000 and a 1968 Camaro.

Jean Butcher is as far as I know is NO RELATION to the infamous BUTCHER BITCHES, but the new circuit clerk is.  Old Andrew who I believe was arrested when the ATF raided the MAIN EVENT SPORTS BAR years ago.  Andrew Butcher, being  appointed to the CIRCUIT CLERK public office by Judge Facemire is more or less a slap in the face to us journalists that have covered the corruption in GILMER  COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA  for over a decade.  During the BUST at the MAIN EVENT owned by a couple that are well known with the POWER ELITE in GLENVILLE, Tim Butcher was heard to say, “I am the LAW around here,”  OH YES I remember it well for I covered the story for the very popular CalPatty Press. ANDREW BUTCHER the son of former city attorney and BOG at GSC TIM BUTCHER, is also a first cousin to LIZ and LEXI BUTCHER who are famous for their wit, beauty and “Lets Party,” attitude.  To be honest, it just is not as fun around here now without the Butcher Bitches for they are one of a kind, and not one person that ever knew them could not say they were not fun, for saying they were the life of the party would be an understatement.  I just loved that Lizzy because she was FUNNY as hell, and fricking smart too. But alas, all the hotties get married off in Central WV, darn, sure miss those Butcher Bitches and frankly being their first cousin is the only thing cool about the new Circuit Court Clerk Andrew Butcher.

Now back to the Girlie Girls that had a BAD EXPERIENCE with JEAN BUTCHER the COUNTY COMMISSION CLERK… 

During the first week of February in 2016 Samantha Brookover stood crying in Glenville’s Gilmer County Courthouse . She was humiliated on what was meant to be a happy moment in her life.

Amanda Abramovich, the partner of Samantha Brookover wanted a marriage license. They got one, along with an earful from a deputy clerk in the office, who told them that their relationship is wrong and that God will judge them that early February day well over a year ago — and because of the CHURCH of IKE and his buying the fuck out of the mainstream media, there was very little reporting on the matter, but the GAZETTE in Charleston did report on the matter, which is really a bit of a miracle for they ignore the bejesus out of Gilmer County no matter if it was a murder or a RAPE which is more common than you know in a place known as CROOKED COUNTY.

Brookover and Abramovich(in photo below) were told right to their pretty feminine faces that they were “an abomination!” DEBBIE ALLEN a deputy clerk was getting the image in her mind of getting her pussy eaten by these girls most likely, so she screamed at them, treated them like shit while being deputy clerk of a public office where her dick and that of Jean Butcher were the only ones allowed to swagger about and slap their dicks on faces earning her the right to be called just another dumb bitch down in CROOKED COUNTY.

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“It just takes one person to remind you how closed-minded our world is,” Brookover said at the time she was interviewed in 2016.

Debbie Allen, the deputy clerk who processed their marriage license, and another deputy clerk who was there, Angela Moore, disputed some of the allegations from the couple.

ALLEN allegedly SCREAMED the word ABOMINATION, but then she could have been thinking about JUDGE FACEMIRE 14th district circuit court judge for he certainly fits the description there.

“I was working on what I was supposed to be doing and, honestly, I didn’t care to make eye contact with them,” Angela an employee in the Clerks office later stated.

ALLEN SCREAMED at the two pretty women saying that what they were doing was wrong and that they would be judged!!

The two Lesbian women took offense and were aghast as Debbie Allen accepted their driver’s licenses, made copies, slammed down the copies and then, for two to three minutes, yelled that what they were doing was wrong in her eyes and in God’s eyes and that no one in Gilmer County would ever marry them. 

The couple had brought family members. They had the camera ready. It was supposed to be a happy day. IT WAS NOT A HAPPY DAY!

 Those two young women LAWYERED UP and they did not call Saul Goodman they got some big deal attorney’ or a FEW big deal lawyers to take their case and they SUED THE FUCK out of Gilmer County, West Virginia!!

http://au.org/files/2017-04-17%20Complaint.pdf

Filed in federal Court (April 17th 2017) in West Virginia’s Northern District by Amanda Abramovich and Samantha Brookover the lawsuit details the couple’s interaction with Debbie Allen.

Click link above to see these CROOKS from CROOKED COUNTY listed as defendants.

GILMER COUNTY, DEBBIE ALLEN, both individually and in her official capacity as Gilmer County Deputy Clerk, and JEAN BUTCHER, both individually and in her official capacity as Gilmer County Clerk, Defendants.

The law action claims the couple was denied a happy experience while applying for a marriage license and that their constitutional rights were violated when Allen singled them out.

Butcher, when told about Allen’s alleged behavior, said her employee had done nothing wrong and that the women deserved the treatment they received, according to the lawsuit.

Gilmer County officials could not be reached for comment late Monday,or ever because what are they gonna do…deny that they are unlawful assholes…?

That about a dumb bitch Jean Butcher said she told Brookover’s mother by phone that her views were similar to Allen’s. She said the women were issued the license, and “that was the main thing.”

The couple visited the Gilmer clerk’s office on Feb. 3, 2016 — seven months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states can’t deprive same-sex couples of the right to marry.

Lizzy Butcher with Butcher Bitches Buddy WAY AHEAD of her time and getting with the same sex feel (a photo taken years ago,) a sort of harbinger of what was to come in the Gilmer County Courthouse many years in the future… and SO IT GOES!!!

GILMER COUNTY is a place that’s known for its corruption and bending and breaking of ALL LAWS and RULES! It does not matter if it is state and federal for down in Crooked County they only want to know what IKE thinks about it… and that is it… well what the fuck do you think IKE is it OK if foo foo girls want to do the wango tango in your town or would they have to give you a private show first? Wait, don’t answer that, I know the answer.

Finally big media outlets all over the nation are reporting on this story — one year and a half later this is what the Washington Post had to say…

The Gilmer County clerk’s office is paying Abramovich and Brookover, who have been together for seven years, $10,000 in damages and issuing them an apology, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.

When the couple requested a marriage license they expected an eye roll or another small sign of disapproval from the clerk’s office in the largely conservative county – 75 percent of the residents voted for President Donald Trump – but they didn’t expect the “tirade of harassment and disparagement” they received, according to the complaint.

Deputy Clerk Debbie Allen slammed the paperwork on the desk, said she was a Christian and called the couple an “abomination” in a rant that continued for several minutes, according to court documents. Another clerk joined in, shouting that it was Allen’s “religious right” to harass the couple, according to the complaint.

The Supreme Court had ruled seven months earlier that the Constitution gives same-sex couples the right to wed, no matter where in America they live.

Abramovich remained silent throughout the abuse. Brookover cried.

They received their marriage license, but it was not the joyous day the women or their family members, who came with a camera, had hoped for.

When Brookover’s mother later called the county clerk’s office to report the encounter, she said County Clerk Jean Butcher told her she knew about the interaction and believed the couple deserved the treatment they received. The next same-sex couple that sought a marriage license, she allegedly said, “would get the same or worse” treatment.

A week after later, Allen told the Charleston Gazette-Mail that she didn’t call the couple an “abomination.” In fact, Allen said, “I felt I talked nicely to them.”

She did acknowledge that she told the couple what they were doing was wrong and God would judge them, according to the Gazette-Mail.

“I just told them my opinion,” she said. “I just felt led to do that. I believe God was standing with me and that’s just my religious belief.”

But in a news release on Aug. 30, Gilmer County seemed to do an about-face. The county acknowledged that Brookover and Abramovich “were disrespected and disparaged by staff” because they were a same-sex couple.

“That was wrong,” the news release stated. “It is the policy of Gilmer County and the Gilmer County Clerk’s Office that all people seeking services and doing business with the County will be treated courteously and with respect regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”

The lawsuit, which was filed by Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Fairness West Virginia and the law firm Mayer Brown, sought damages for the emotional distress caused by Allen’s actions.

In addition to paying the couple $10,000, the county also agreed to require all officials and employees of the county commission and county clerk’s office to participate in a training program provided by Fairness West Virginia, an advocacy organization dedicated to the fair and equal treatment of LGBT West Virginians.

“Consenting adults should never be made to feel embarrassed or ashamed when marrying the person they love,” the women said in a statement. “It will be a comfort to know that this behavior will no longer be allowed in the Gilmer County Courthouse.”

But, the people of Central West Virginia truly know it is only a matter of hours or days before GILMER COUNTY PUBLIC OFFICIALS  are back to committing more misconduct and making their  own rules all over again, and SO IT GOES...

By Editor Edison – CalPatty Press Editor for Revenge of the Ghost Wolf

Boy oh Boy!! I sure do miss those Butcher Bitches!! It has been more than seven years now since the original CalPatty Press went down in flames reporting on the Butcher Bitches with ALL the FABULOUS PHOTOS!!! Of course our little group of journalists from back then, many are absent from now, because of higher callings and greener pastures.  I sure do miss Freebird for she had some great titles, for I would have preferred the Butcher Bitches get top billing, in this particular article,  but  knowing Freebird the way I do, she would have quickly straightened me out with her quick whips and she would have said something like,

Oh those Baby Slut Butcher Bitches are not worth first billing and why do you insist on putting them in every fucking article anyway?!”

Hurricane Rina McCoy could strike like a tornado when exposing corruption in Crooked County! I sure wish that familiar face was still around. AHHH the GOOD OLD DAYS!!!

But, we do regularly remind people of some of the biggest moments in Crooked County history, however the real strength of Revenge of the Ghost Wolf is with presenting NEWER information, or some secret shit about an important subject matter that everybody is interested in.

The POWER ELITE and the people that reside back at the FRIGHT NIGHT of a college on the hill still rule.  It is a pathetic situation when corruption still reigns like a BIG DOG in a rural West Virginia town KNOWN for being a place where a person could easily get away with crimes like murder and rape. Unresolved deaths, countless rapes, are a matter of history in Gilmer County widely known as Crooked County down by the Crooked River, HOME of the Crooked County Crooks!  

But yet the local print media says little about it. For, truly would even YOU bite the hands that feed you? I sure don’t, I am known for acting up a bit, but I would never bite the hand that feeds me.  In fact, I am trying to make that entity happy with the arrangement to be frank about it.

Ruth Mitchell who can now live in her home rent free for the rest of her life thanks to the SUPREME COURT decision of 4 to 1 — Dan Bingman from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio whose family also has 155 acre farm off Middle Run Road in Crooked County — and also DAVE from the EPA in Wirt County where the Bingman family have a large farm over looking the Crooked River.

In 2013 four years ago marked a NEW ERA of crime and corruption which started to take place in Gilmer County. The GOATMAN just moved in during the fall of 2013 and CRIME BEGAN in LINN WV. The kind of situation where CRIMINALS like the Goatman — and the LAW represented for the most part by Sheriff Gerwig, backed by a few elite State Police — worked together for their greater interest — like the day they RAIDED the HOME of RUTH MITCHELL in Linn West Virginia.  

WOW, did that situation turn out to be a huge BLUNDER by the Gilmer County Sheriff and 31 days later they were made to look the fools by the EPA who more or less said, the entire debacle by Gilmer County Authorities was just a bunch of MADE UP BULLSHIT which is what the Gilmer County Sheriffs Office has been known for, for years going back to 2003 with the, “Travesty of Justice case over 30 year old farm equipment that they LIED ABOUT and tried to present as brand new!!  SHERIFF GERWIG was there, and we can publish the court record of that testimony of Gerwig, for that reveals the REAL TRUTH about that Son of a Bitch.  A Court Record is just that, it does not lie, it tells the truth about the liars and what they really said in court that was proved to be ALL BULLSHIT as in the case of Sheriff Gerwig who was Chief Deputy under Sheriff Metz way back then.

THE GOATMAN aka Richard Neal now of Linn WV was in Cahoots all along with Sheriff Gerwig to try to steal the home of Ruth Mitchell away… for personal gain!!

Immediately below find the criminal record of the GOATMAN from Lewis County, but notice no CRIMES record yet in GILMER COUNTY because in GILMER COUNTY the CROOKED COUNTY CROOKS are BOTH THE CORRUPT COPS and the Criminals together that form an ALLIANCE down by the Crooked River, which in CROOKED COUNTY is the HOME of the CROOKED COUNTY CROOKS!!

LewisCo. Richard Neal civil and criminal cases – 

 I.  Magistrate criminal

     A.  03m573 – Contributing to the abuse and neglect of a child/Filed Feb. 28 2003/Pleaded guilty on Aug. 14 2003/Assessed court costs/Russell Stobbs, court-appointed counsel.

      B.  06m774 – Destruction of property/Pleaded guilty on Oct. 8, 2006

      C.  09m251 – Peace warrant/Filed March 18, 2009/Sworn out by Sherry L. Butcher of 341 Hidden Meadow Ln. in Jane Lew/Dismissed on Oct. 19, 2009

      D.  14m116 – Grand larceny & receiving/transferring stolen goods/Filed May 14, 2014/Arrested  June 13/Waived preliminary hearing on June 27/Bound over to circuit court on Aug. 22/DoB – May 1, 1988/Address – 1153 Little Ellis Rd., Lin, WV

     E.  14f247 – Entry of a dwelling or outhouse in daytime/ Filed Oct. 23, 2014/Waived Nov. 6 preliminary hearing/Boundover to circuit court on Nov. 10, 2014/Bill’s Bail Bonds posted $10K bond on  Oct. 24, 2014/Brian Hinkle, Esq.

     F.  14m472 – Speeding/Filed on April 24, 2014/Pleaded no contest on April 25/Fined $170.25

 II.  Magistrate civil

      A.  14c316 – Donald and Robin Honaker file suit against Richard and Peggy on July 11, 2014/Amount in controversy – $4,456.95/ Dismissed on Nov 3, 2014/Honaker’s address – 228 Hickory Lane, Jane Lew, WV

     B.  15c578 – Lewis County Sheriff file suit on July 15, 2015/Amount in controversy – $314..01

Sheriff Larry Gerwig, the elected Sheriff of Gilmer County, who was Chief Deputy under the controversial Sheriff Mickey Metz – Ole Larry is famous for saying,

“…But I wasnt’ here then,” which is TOTAL BULLSHIT for he was there then either as Chief Deputy, or the actual Sheriff. Also Sheriff Gerwig likes JELLY DONUTS with his breakfast of corruption and misconduct.

GILMER FREE PRESS REPORTS the REAL TRUTH on the POLICE RAID in LINN WV Wednesday February 11th as they present….

Cops Cops Tramps and Thieves, INVADE the Linn WV HOME of Ruth Mitchell!!

The Cottrill Estate Debacle has been in the news both in print media and on the pages of the voice of the people, the Gilmer Free Press, for years now in Central West Virginia. Many people are familiar with the ongoing court battles. A MAJOR battle was WON by Ruth Mitchell, the live in companion to Willard Cottrill on 18 October 2013 in the West Virginia Supreme Court by a vote of 4 to 1.

In the ruling Ruth Mitchell is allowed to live in her home that she lived in with Willard Cottrill rent free for as long as she shall choose to live there, but the exact wording from the West Virginia Supreme Court is even more specific.

Given all of this information it may come as no surprise that the home of Ruth Mitchell was raided by the appearance of no less than NINE PATROL cars, both from the State Police and the Gilmer County Sheriff’s office on Wednesday 11 February 2015!!

Was this an attempt for the executor Mike Murphy and Venita Cottrill to circumvent that 4 to 1 Supreme Court Ruling and take the law into their own hands?

Does the raid of nine patrol cars resulting in RUTH MITCHELL being removed from her home a direct result of the fact that Ruth Mitchell recently filed a complaint of murder against Venita Cottrill and Freda Cottrill? Are the raid and threats and removal from her home a way to SHUT RUTH MITCHELL UP about being an EYE WITNESS to murder?

NOW INFORMATION GATHERED BY THE SECRET SEVEN COALITION PROVES THAT THE GOATMAN CONSPIRED WITH SHERIFF GERWIG TO HAVE RUTH MITCHELL REMOVED FROM THE HOUSE IN A HIGHLY ILLEGAL MANNER.

Dan Bingman from his home in Ohio whose family owns a 155 acre farm in Gilmer County and 365 acre farm in Wirt County, arrange for the EPA to go on to the property and do their tests, and then, PROVE LARRY GERWIG and the GOATMAN a LIAR. Dave from the Wirt County EPA in Elizabeth West Virginia, stated,

“I know Dan Bingman personally and he is a fine individual and I know the entire Bingman family that he belongs to in Wirt county and they are upstanding citizens, so when Dan told me the Sheriff was a liar, and so were the state police in this case I believed him.  I inspected the property and found no contaminants and no toxic substances on the property so what he told me ended up being true and what the law enforcement authorities said turned out to be completely and totally UNTRUE!”

The President of the Council of Concerned Citizens for Central West Virginia, Dan Bingman who is also a member and a leader in the local Secret Seven organization, stated that,

“The Meth Lab everybody is looking for is allegedly run by the Goatman at the secluded cabin up on the hill that he purchased via the questionable land sale endorsed by that son of a bitch of a judge, Judge Alsop…”

“Further, I believe Sheriff Gerwig, and Deputy Wheeler know about it and are letting it all happen,  and why do you think they would do something like that? Is it because EVIL runs right down that Crooked County line?”

COWBOY CASEY JONES GILMER COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTY

COWBOY CASEY JONES Gilmer County Deputy Sheriff with elected Sheriff Gerwig who was former Chief Deputy under Mickey Metz…

Casey Jones, who I can say I have been acquainted with in the past and even did not tell on him for drinking on the job back in 2004 held Ruth Mitchell at gunpoint and had her illegally removed from her home. That is some underhanded BULLSHIT and he should have been charged with a crime, but he successfully had her removed until Dan Bingman and the EPA got to the bottom of the real facts, and she was allowed to return to her home and live RENT FREE for the rest of her life. 

The Infamous Butcher Bitches…

Elizabeth Butcher, one half of the Butch Bitches, my favorite of the two, for she is quite a character and everyone has gotten the wrong opinion, believing I did not like her that is why we posted all those photos on the CalPatty Press years ago, BUT au contraire, I not only like LIZ Butcher the other half of Liz and Lexie, but, I LOVE HER!! She is so f*cking cute for one thing, she is smart as a whip even until this day and does not remember when she met me way back about 13 years ago, but I am not one to KISS and TELL that is for sure, but I have loved that girl ever since, so there is that…

Oh how we love LIZZIE and LEXIE BUTCHER the more than famous Butcher Bitches lets review with photos, for the captions explain the history of these two beautiful and fabulous girls from Gilmer County, West Virginia….  I love them both!!

Liz and Lexie Butcher the infamous BUTCHER BITCHES DRUNK and having fun. Please don’t misunderstand me, I like Lexie too, for she is so sexy and damn I have seen those titties up close and in person exposed and I will tell you what … BUDDY… COWABUNGA she is built like a god damn brick sh*t house… but, if I were to have my choice I am still in love with LIZZY for just thinking about her makes me DIZZY, Oh that Lizzy she is really something and funny as hell too!! Good looking, funny, smart, and the STAR of the BUTCHER BITCHES BREAK BAD BOX BANGING videos which are quite popular in Central WV.

This month completes our 7th year of REVENGE OF THE GHOST WOLF and in September we start our 8th year of reporting the truth in Central West Virginia.

The Ghost Wolf of Gilmer County really does exist, and get this, people are still reporting seeing me and the Ghost Wolf walking the hills of Gilmer County like some bizarre BI-LOCATION encounter, for the Ghost Wolf, the REAL GHOST WOLF was killed in action April 19th 2009, just one month after the BOOK, Revenge of the Ghost Wolf was published and started recording sales on Amazon.com and Borders Books.

Revenge of the Ghost Wolf and the West Virginia Secret Seven that includes award winning investigative reporter Lawrence J Smith are hungry like a WOLF to expose corruption in Central WV, so until next time please enjoy this contribution to exposing the truth in Gilmer County, West Virginia.

By Editor Edison CalPatty Press Editor for Revenge of the Ghost Wolf

A Judge Shall Uphold And Promote The Independence, Integrity, And Impartiality Of The Judiciary, And Shall Avoid Impropriety And The Appearance Of Impropriety.

Judges in local, state and federal courts across the country routinely hide their connections to litigants and their lawyers. In Crooked County Judicial Integrity is something that can be laughed about with too many incidents to have time to explain.

Judge Facemire during the “Travesty of Justice,” Case brought up a social link saying one of the witnesses Shirley Ball was a friend of his. Later it was determined she gave false testimony so some friend of the court she turned out to be —- And if you search this website you will find her mug shot for being arrested for assault of a police officer or some other related infraction in Calhoun County. In some instances mutual investment interests may exist as is often the case in Central West Virginia, and if not that, then certainly some other situation of mutual interest and benefit.  A JUDGE might be an in-law or cousin of somebody that is somehow involved or has an interest in a certain court case and outcome.  Occasionally that LOVE AFFAIR between a judge and an involved party are literally in bed together. A perception of bias does occur when INTEGRITY is tested and RULES ARE BROKEN as they often are in CROOKED COUNTY down by the Crooked River which is HOME to the CROOKED COUNTY CROOKS!!

A  judge is duty-bound to at the very least disclose any descrepancy that may occur in a court case that would lead one to believe the appearance of impropriety is in jeopardy and if the anomaly creates an actual bias, which changes a judges decision.

All too often, however, the conflicted Circuit Court Judge in West Virginia says nothing and proceeds to rule in favor of the connected party, while the loser goes off without realizing an undisclosed bias blew their case like a Butcher Bitch at the High School Prom.

Normally, under normal circumstance, “Everybody should have the right to ensure the judge sitting on their case doesn’t have a CONFLICT,” but that is not the way the WIND BLOWS In GILMER COUNTY home of the CROOKED COUNTY CROOKS!!

Nothing was ever said by Circuit Court Judge ALSOP about a CONFLICT with the lawyer for the executor of the Cottrill Estate SALLY BOZEAT during SIX YEARS of COURT during the LONG DRAWN OUT Cottrill Estate Case –that was in the news — and the public eye — and involves a wrongful death that is STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION according to Gilmer County Sheriff Larry Gerwig!

The Central West Virginia Council of Concerned Citizens have PROOF of the misconduct by Judge Alsop by publishing this letter by SALLY BOZEAT who claims to have authored the WILL of WILLARD COTTRILL and a person that had an interest in the outcome of the estate by relation.

HERE IS THE UNREPORTED LETTER BY BOZEAT ATTORNEY FOR THE EXECUTOR MIKE MURPHY.

http://wp.me/a141W5-3iM

Page two below..

http://wp.me/a141W5-3iN

For page three of the illegal communication click link below..

http://wp.me/a141W5-3iO

And finally Bozeat the attorney for the Executor of the Cottrill Estate concludes her letter click link below..

http://wp.me/a141W5-3iP

And here is the Judges response..

http://wp.me/a141W5-3iL

The judge says he will do something, but does not one god damn thing but sit on his ass as usual.

And here is the response by Sally Bozeat but NONE of this has been reported to authorities. The letters seemed to have some influence on the judge since he reversed the County Commission Decision and the case came out in favor of Sally Bozeat and her interests when before the letter, the Gilmer County Commission had ruled against her interests.

http://wp.me/a141W5-3gs

YOU the RGW READER decide…. was the judge influenced by the letters from BOZEAT?

For the reason the case was reversed? … And the GOATMAN does currently run LOOSE in the hollar out in Linn, West Virginia. The Gilmer Commission was going to give the GOATMAN the BOOT and nullify the sale of the property!

Crimes and criminals run amok in Gilmer County under the leadership of the CROOKED COUNTY CROOKS, ..are these the words we hear JUDGE ALSOP say from his courthouse roost…

“It was a blue letter
She wrote to me
It’s silver words she told…”

 

 

By Editor Edison – CalPatty Press Editor for Revenge of the Ghost Wolf

Judge JACK ALSOP 14th district Circuit Court Judge that IGNORED the decision of three Gilmer County Commissioners and without doing his due diligence allowed Mike Murphy the Executor of the Cottrill Estate to STEAL 31, 000 bucks from the ESTATE that was used to fight the losing Supreme Court Battle over the residence of RUTH MITCHELL. Murphy also ignored the judges decision and acted unlawfully and never distributed the money like the judge ordered him to do. If you read the attached article Murphy says the distribution is up to the heirs, but that was not what the judge said. Is ALSOP TOO OLD to be a judge now? For surely his work on the Cottrill estate gives any reasonable person the image of improper conduct.

ONLY IN GILMER COUNTY can they get away with MURDER and other crimes, that is if you know the right people, and in Gilmer County, WV commonly known as CROOKED COUNTY West Virginia knowing the right people is knowing one of the two Circuit Court Judges like JACK ALSOP, who lives out in the middle of nowhere in Webster Springs and is not very far removed from being a backwoods hillbilly himself.  Rumors have been abound since the Cottrill Estate final decision that ALSOP is SENILE and the situation that is left after six years of court truly proves that point because not one god damn thing the JUDGE said to do was done.

I am in possession of the FINAL DECISION on the APPEAL of the Final Settlement which was conducted by the Gilmer County Commission.  The GC Commission tried to do the right thing and rectify that MURPHY the executor used over 31,000 dollars of estate funds to fight a LOSING BATTLE in the WV Supreme Court along with other discrepancies.  The FIDUCIARY COMMISSIONER Linda Huff was AGHAST at the accounting and told the commission that the accounting would have to have a ZERO balance, and the County Commission agreed, BUT JUDGE ALSOP reversed the commission FINAL DECISION and their attempt at doing the right thing with the JUDGE ALSOP decision that Murphy had to equally distribute among the four heirs the $40,000 bucks for the sale of the property to the GOATMAN .

I have the 11 page decision, but the Executor, Mike Murphy ignored the order clearly shown in the document.   THE COURT has NOT SEEN THIS DOCUMENT and has no idea they have been complicit in a criminal action.

MURPHY DID NOT DISTRIBUTE THE MONEY, but instead IGNORED the judges order and sent out this notice to an heir saying the estate was CLOSED and they would receive a tax credit, but HE DID NOT DISTRIBUTE the 40,000 like the judge ordered. Now in some states an action like that will get you thrown in JAIL, but not in CROOKED COUNTY. It almost appears that the judge and law enforcement were bribed for the executor ignored the court order and NO MONEY WAS DISTRIBUTED as you can find by reading the document above. Murphy says the money issue is to be resolved among the heirs which goes against the court order. Mostly, in other counties, the money would have been distributed FIRST before the fiduciary commissioner or the commission signs off, but the nimrods in CROOKED COUNTY do not know enough to do this.

A MURDER some refer to as the wrongful death of Willard Cottrill is still under investigation according to the Gilmer County Sheriff department, but that has been a FAKE investigation from the beginning and they have lied about ANY investigation taking place.  This October it will be 7 years since the death of Willard Cottrill and GILMER COUNTY OFFICIALS and the SHERIFF Larry Gerwig have not done JACK SHIT and as a matter of fact that dumb son of a bitch Sheriff Larry Gerwig will tell you, “I wasn’t there then…”  meaning he was not the Sheriff when Willard Cottrill was murdered by drugs, but he was the Chief Deputy or what ever the second in command is… so that is really a stupid fucking thing for him to say, but it just proves to everyone what a complete waste of time that dumb bitch is.

The Cottrill Estate Final Settlement goes down in history as being just another BUNGLE in the CROOKED COUNTY JUNGLE!!

Please review this true article, previously published a while back. The veracity of this true account can be backed up by documents. It is hard to find any bigger criminals anywhere in Central West Virginia than the ones employed by the COUNTY of GILMER very commonly known as CROOKED COUNTY!!!

THIS ARTICLE IS FOR ALL THE PROFESSIONAL BULLSHITTERS OUT THERE LIKE Sally Bozeat  —the mastermind behind the mastermind murderer SISTER MORPHINE Venity Cottrill with her fake ice cream cakes just a swaying to the music —- slow dancing to murder with MORPHINE prescribed by local DR HILLARY MILLER who like a DUMB BITCH prescribed liquid morphine over the phone to Venita Cottrill without ever seeing the patient and then LIED LIKE A BITCH about the cause of death on the death certificate.  YEAH DOCTOR that STUPID STUNT YOU PULLED in regard to WILLARD COTTRILL is NOT going to be forgotten and we are gonna give the go ahead to publish this story nationally.  Lawrence Smith a free lance journalist from Charlestons with lots of notches on his gun has been calling me often asking me to suit up and do battle to expose the ELITE in Crooked County once again.

BUT FIRST it is important to me to EXPOSE MORE LOCAL CORRUPTION in GILMER COUNTY for some personal reasons.

Dave Corcoaran has proved to be one dishonest son of a bitch and if you want it proven how far back do you want to go for proof... ten, 12 years?

Dave Corcoran has proved to be one dishonest son of a bitch and if you want it proven how far back do you want to go for proof… ten, 12 years?

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IF YOU WANT TO START WITH SOME EXPOSURE OF CORRUPTION IN GILMER COUNTY YOU NEED NOT LOOK ANY FURTHER THAN THE LOCAL PRINT PRESS MEDIA THE GLENVILLE DEMOCRAP AND PATHFINDER OF BULLSHIT — I have known Dave Corcoran to lie to my face about facts, and facts that did me a lot of personal harm. Dave Corcoran has still not paid the price for all the harm he has done to some local families that have done nothing but support the local citizens.   Dave Corcoran has some big surprises in store for him in the future for we have not forgotten what a complete dick he is — And we do plan on doing something about it next time the opportunity presents itself.  For one, he better be real careful what he says to me in person for I have a lot pent up hostility towards that dumb son of a bitch and truly he needs a real talking to so that he changes his behavior in the future and also it must be done before he harms another innocent person.  I have informed my attorney about this matter.  

WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR THE COTTRILL ESTATE MATTER TO BE RESOLVED BY JUDGE ALSOP SO WHILE WE ARE WAITING LETS GO BACK AND REVIEW SOME HISTORY FROM OCTOBER OF 2013.

David Corcoran Editor Publisher of the GLENVILLE DEMOCRAT and PATHFINDER PROVED To Be a LIAR in COMMISSION MEETING – Wishes of the DECEASED in COTTRILL ESTATE wins 4 to 1 in Supreme Court on Friday October the 18th

By Editor Edison – CalPatty Press Editor

I would like to thank Dave Ramezan for taping these meetings so everyone can review, otherwise if we depended on the local newspaper we would get highly inaccurate accounts of these meetings.

Obviously the publisher/editor of the Glenville Democrat and Pathfinder, Dave Corcoran has committed many ethical breaches in the past, along with false reporting of facts backed up by his own reporter Dendra Miller. She admitted that she made an error when she said the rapes at Glenville State College were under investigation, for there is no investigation!

 Miller also admitted that Dave Corcoran changed her article to say Dave Ramezan was NOT acting in capacity as the editor publisher of the Gilmer Free Press, a media source that represents the people with the truth.  Reporting the truth has been a problem for the local paper in Gilmer County since the 1960’s.

If these meetings were not documented by digital video, the public would have no way of knowing the truth.

Fast forward this video record to 1:17:06 to see that Dave Ramezan passes out to the commission the document that has the inaccurate reporting clearly marked in numbers so that each commissioner can see each point reported in the local paper that was highly inaccurate.

Commission President Kennedy obviously did not want to comment because he is part of the ruse, and attempt to keep the truth and the awful nightmares about Glenville, West Virginia from ever reaching the public, especially when it comes to the subject of MURDER and RAPE.

I speak for many Citizens when I ask about the Willard Cottrill estate, for there are no mentions of this in the meeting, the notes just says estates were settled, and then the matter was voted on and approved with no specific mention of any estate.

How could the COTTRILL estate be settled when personal items and property were allowed to be removed from Willard Cottrill’s home with Gilmer County Sheriff escort before the estate was settled or probated?

Then there is the fact Willard Cottrill was killed by a lethal concoction of drugs administered by Freda and Venita Cottrill!!

The Supreme Court reached a decision of 4 to 1 October 18th to allow Ruth Mitchell to live on the estate, and the civil matter and civil action is not only over, but won by the persons who had their civil rights violated by Sgt Yost of the West Virginia State Police as well as Deputies Wheeler and Huffman acting on behalf of those that LOST in last Friday’s Supreme Court decision.

GDGCCR131010(a blown up version easier for us to read the article and get the fine points Dave Ramezan makes are entered at the bottom of this article to aid readers to read the entire article to see for themselves they were lied to by the Glenville Democrat and Pathfinder. At least Dendra Miller admitted her awful mistake by stating the RAPES at Glenville State College were being investigated when there is ONLY A COVER UP of the sexual assaults and no investigation by local police)

Fast forward the video below to 0:27:46 from October the 1st to witness what was actually said in the Gilmer County Commission meeting, compared to what was printed in the Glenville Democrat, so you can see for yourself what a LIAR and how dishonest Dave Corcoran is. This video varifies his newspaper is not a responsible print media source!

OH MY ! What would Lisa Hayes-Minney say?

The document above is numbered for your convenience, in order to guide you to specific points regarding the inaccurate reporting of the Glenville Democrat!! They get the grade of F for Failure to provide the people with the truth — And for being lacking in the duty to citizens by a media source for reporting such HOGWASH– But then again that is why we call the local print media source the Glenville Democrap and Pathfinder of Bullshit!

Here is the LATEST UPDATE on the MURDER of WILLARD COTTRILL IN GILMER COUNTY!!

Please find below the PDF of the Friday October 18th Supreme Court decision giving Ruth Mitchell and Marlea Cottrill the win!! By the action of article five mentioned in the will the fact that Marlea Cottrill was named as a defendant is to circumvent her from the normal execution of the estate and if this document is upheld by the local authorities, the matter could lead to other heirs that have literally stolen property from the estate forfeiting all benefits provided by the estate.

The LOCAL GILMER COUNTY SHERIFF and WV STATE POLICE, along with the Gilmer County Commission backed the people that LOST in Supreme Court 4 to 1.  Any illegal actions taken by those highly questionable organizations in the last three years may have serious legal consequences.

(click this green link below to review entire Supreme Court 4 to 1 decision)

http://www.courtswv.gov/supreme-court/memo-decisions/fall2013/12-1313memo.pdf

“The Dark Woods of Crooked County holds Secrets!” All the while the Ghost Wolf watches from high atop the mountains overlooking the town below, just waiting for his chance at revenge!”

“The Dark Woods of Crooked County holds Secrets!” All the while the Ghost Wolf watches from high atop the mountains overlooking the town below, just waiting for his chance at revenge!”

Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. “The Dark Woods of Crooked County holds Secrets!”For the Ghost Wolf is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And the “Ghost Wolf,“ will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am with the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.

Shown in this photo is Ben Huffman former Gilmer County Sheriff Deputy, now the Police Chief of Glenville who showed up with no warrant at the home of Ruth. Deputy BenHuffman, Sister Morphine, and Mike Murphy forced their way into the home and into Ruth’s private bedroom where Huffman drew his weapon and then proceeded to help Sister Morphine and Murphy TOSS the room and search with no warrant. Ruth Mitchell Screamed, “You can’t do this!” Huffman replied, “There is nothing you can do about it,” The Supreme Court action voted on and passed by a vote of 4 to 1 guaranteed Ruth Mitchell of the civil rights that Ben Huffman took away at gunpoint. If federal authorities decide to look into all of the facts of the MURDER of Willard Cottrill, Ben Huffman, and Deputy Wheeler could be indicted in a federal case, and have to face possible penalties for their wrongful actions.

Shown in this photo is Ben Huffman former Gilmer County Sheriff Deputy, now the Police Chief of Glenville who showed up with no warrant at the home of Ruth Mitchell. Deputy Ben Huffman, Sister Morphine, and Mike Murphy forced their way into the home and into Ruth’s private bedroom where Huffman drew his weapon and then proceeded to help Sister Morphine and Murphy TOSS the room and search with no warrant. Ruth Mitchell Screamed, “You can’t do this!” Huffman replied, “There is nothing you can do about it,”
The Supreme Court action voted on and passed by a vote of 4 to 1 guaranteed Ruth Mitchell of the civil rights that Ben Huffman took away at gunpoint. If federal authorities decide to look into all of the facts of the MURDER of Willard Cottrill, Ben Huffman, and Deputy Wheeler could be indicted in a federal case, and have to face possible penalties for their wrongful actions.

Ben Huffman Gilmer County Sheriff Deputy showed up with no warrant at the home of Ruth Mitchell who watched while Willard Cottrill was murdered by SISTER MORPHINE – Huffman, Sister Morphine, and Mike Murphy forced their way into the home and into Ruth’s private bedroom where Huffman drew his weapon and then proceeded to help Sister Morphine and Murphy TOSS the room and search with no warrant. Ruth Mitchell Screamed, “You can’t do this!” Huffman replied, “There is nothing you can do about it,” and then proceeded to talk to Ruth Mitchell worse than he would a stray dog! NO PERMISSION WAS GIVEN FOR THE SEARCH BUT THAT IS HOW THEY DO IT DOWN IN GILMER COUNTY!! The SS is currently seeking a meeting with HUFFMAN and deputy Wheeler about the incident, but we heard the matter was cleared by Mickey Metz himself, so no surprise there!

Here is Mike Wheeler (photo below)a Gilmer County Sheriff Deputy who lost his job in Lewis County as a law enforcement officer for drinking and chasing women!!

Wheeler is the deputy who REFUSED to take any evidence involving the wrongful death of Willard Cottrill!

The Gilmer County Sheriffs always seems to attract the rejects and criminals and has to be about the most worthless Sheriff’s department in West Virginia!

The Gilmer County Sheriffs office under the leadership of Larry Gerwig allows rape after rape at Glenville State College and still nothing is done and the citizens of Gilmer County are not safe.

One of the most corrupt Gilmer County Sheriffs deputy to ever come round here, that is for sure. Investigators into the death of Willard Cottrill feel both Wheeler and Huffman aided in the murder of Willard Cottrill.

One of the most corrupt Gilmer County Sheriff deputies to ever come round here, that is for sure. Investigators into the death of Willard Cottrill feel both Mike Wheeler and Ben Huffman aided in the murder of Willard Cottrill.

Here is ALAN and MARK Cottrill (photo below) who allegedly stole guns and personal items out of the house with the assistance of the Gilmer County Sheriffs office in Glenville. 

Estates are supposed to be settled and probated before personal property is taken, but with the help of Melvin Cottrill, before Willard Cottrill was even cold, his $40,000.00 truck was taken, his lock box with cash money was stolen with some of Ruth Mitchell’s money in it. Two weeks before Willard Cottrill was murdered, his bank account was cleaned out Crooked County style by Mike Murphy!!! Only in Gilmer County can you count on elected public officials as well as law enforcement to actually be parties to theft and murder.

Allen and Mark Cottrill, men to be feared from a well known Biker gang! They are rolling up some big joints for the West Virginia Council of Concerned Citizens ...nah, they are not gonna share any of that good dope with us troops in the field, or any of their HOT BIKER CHICKS in New York where they had a huge BIKER PARTY to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the death of Willard Cottrill in which they disliked Judge Alsops decision so much they sold 42 acres for 40,000 and it was more at least 200,000 to Mr Neal from Weston. The estate was not settled and if Jean Butcher the Commission Clerk thinks she is gonna sign a deed over, well then good citizens of Gilmer County will see her in JAIL for it along with Commission President Brian Kennedy. Damn boys next time bring some of that good weed for some of us poor folk stuck back up in these hills and we can only get the weed the Sheriffs office sells from the evidence room ...damn!

Allen and Mark Cottrill, men to be feared from a well known Biker gang! They are rolling up some big joints for the West Virginia Council of Concerned Citizens …nah, they are not gonna share any of that good dope with us troops in the field, or any of their HOT BIKER CHICKS in New York where they had a huge BIKER PARTY to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the death of Willard Cottrill in which they disliked Judge Alsops decision so much they sold 42 acres for 40,000 to Mr Neal from Weston. The property was worth at least 200,000 that included three dwellings. The estate was not settled and if Jean Butcher the Commission Clerk thinks she is gonna sign a deed over, well then good citizens of Gilmer County will see her in JAIL for it along with Commission President Brian Kennedy. Damn boys next time bring some of that good weed for some of us poor folk stuck back up in these hills and we can only get the weed the Sheriffs office sells from the evidence room …damn!

Ain’t seen a night
Things work out right
Go by

Things on my mind
And I just don’t have the time
And it don’t seem right

Ain’t seen a day
That I don’t hear people say
They know they’re gonna die

Now, this may seem a little bit crazy
But I don’t think you should be so lazy
If you think you’ve heard this before
Well, stick around I’m gonna tell you more

One just like the other
Sin’s a good man’s brother
But is that right

The SUPREME COURT RULING of October the 18th 2013 said one family member may not circumvent the other, but that  is what happened to Marlea Cottrill against the wishes of the will, the property was NOT suppose to be sold and many feel that the BILL of SALE was forged because …”Sin’s A Good Man’s Brother”
Here is a more blown up version of the article shown above that Dave Ramezan made mention of at the end of the meeting since Commission President Brian Kennedy skipped the public comments section scheduled for the beginning portion of the meeting

Here is a more blown up version of the article shown above that Dave Ramezan made mention of at the end of the meeting since Commission President Brian Kennedy skipped the public comments section scheduled for the beginning portion of the meeting

You can enlarge this part of the article shown in the Dave Ramezan paper handed out to Gilmer County Commissioners, this version can be right clicked to isolate and then enlarged to read the high inaccurate article published by the Glenville Democrat. One has to wonder if everything Dave Corcoran publishes so slanted and not even close to the truth. Corocoran was once the President of the West Virginia Press Association which reveals them to also be a sham operation if they would elect a journalist that is this irresponsible.

You can enlarge this part of the article shown in the Dave Ramezan paper handed out to Gilmer County Commissioners, this version can be right clicked to isolate and then enlarged to read the highly inaccurate article published by the Glenville Democrat. One has to wonder if everything Dave Corcoran publishes is this slanted and not even close to the truth. Corcoran was once the President of the West Virginia Press Association which reveals them to also be a sham operation if they would elect a journalist that is this irresponsible.

Elizabeth and Alexis Butcher known around the state of West Virginia as the Butcher Bitches. You see the sisters love to exchange tongues as well as other pleasure as the Butcher Bitches video extravaganza clearly shows now available on DVD to those who know how to access underground videos of Gilmer County Girls GONE WILD as illustrated quite adequately in past issues of the very popular CalPatty Press which achieved great ratings and demographics with their GONZO journalistic approach of telling the TRUTH and shocking people with real photos and graphics of some of the parties held up hwy 33 where the elite meet. While the girls are exploring the insides of each others mouths, their DAD was busy dodging calls from lawyers wondering why the did not do an accounting on the famous AJ WOOFTER estate in the 12 years they had the estate, with Rosa Belle Gainer named as executrix. Gainer, now known as Rosa Belle Gainer Cunningham received 6000 dollars from the missing 1/6th of a deed involving the,

Elizabeth and Alexis Butcher known around the state of West Virginia as the Butcher Bitches. You see the sisters love to exchange tongues as well as other pleasure as the Butcher Bitches video extravaganza clearly shows now available on DVD to those who know how to access underground videos of Gilmer County Girls GONE WILD as illustrated quite adequately in past issues of the very popular CalPatty Press which achieved great ratings and demographics with their GONZO journalistic approach of telling the TRUTH and shocking people with real photos and graphics of some of the parties held up hwy 33 where the elite meet. While the girls are exploring the insides of each others mouths, their DAD was busy dodging calls from lawyers wondering why they did not do an accounting on the famous AJ WOOFTER estate in the 12 years they had the estate, with Rosa Belle Gainer named as executrix. Gainer, now known as Rosa Belle Gainer Cunningham received 6000 dollars from the missing 1/6th of a deed involving the, “Travesty of Justice,” case the longest running court case in Gilmer County history. Gerry Hough and Tim Butcher had the deed pulled from the land books to hide the ownership from the courts which is a crime, that had been covered up by the Gilmer County Sheriff as well as the Glenville detachment of the State Police. Both of these dishonest law enforcement agencies took sides in the estate debacle the same way they are taking sides in the Cottrill estate matter. History repeats, and if you get a peek at the XXX rated Butcher Bitches DVD you will see some sexual acts repeated by these more than hot sisters that involve their friend from high school and some of the boys from SUMMER in Gilmer County. Sneak Peek previews were shown in the CalPatty Press during the BOX BANGING BUTCHER BITCHES BREAKING BAD BEACH BLANKET BINGO video now selling for 19.95 in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

If you want to find out where LEXI BUTCHES other hand is, and get the gist of some motion like the ocean LEXI was providing the entertainment for. This scene was originally taped on vhs, but made into digital format in the old Sunny West Production studios in Costa Mesa California purchase the DVD today of the BOX BANGING BUTCHER BITCHES BREAKING BAD BEACH BLANKET BINGO DVD now selling for 19.95 in Ohio and Pennsylvania, purchases in West Virginia subject to state tax along with the cost of shipping.

If you want to find out where LEXI BUTCHERS other hand is, and get the gist of some motion like the ocean, which  LEXI was providing the entertainment for… get your copy today! This scene was originally taped on vhs, but made into digital format in the old Sunny West Production studios in Costa Mesa California. Purchase the BOX BANGING BUTCHER BITCHES BREAKING BAD BEACH BLANKET BINGO DVD now selling for 19.95 in Ohio and Pennsylvania! Purchases in West Virginia subject to state sales tax along with the cost of shipping. RAW triple X rated SEX with the Butcher Bitches featuring special guest KAYLA HIXON and her BLACK BANANA! But, bet you could drive a 4 wheeler in there now and how!!

When Lizzie and Lexi got drunk and sexy at about 3am, well just about anything could happen and did, Lizzy and Lexi are both daughters of former Board of Governors member from the Butcher and Butcher law firm - And according to witnesses both Teri Butcher and Tim Butcher have been involved in illegal actions that include Judge Facemire, Ike Morriss, Doug Cottrill, Doug Morris, and other members of the Church of Ike like Gerald B Hough Gilmer County Prosecutor whose wife preferred to move to Lewis County and enroll their daughter in high school there, while she works to get away from the truth that has been beginning to surface in Glenville. People art talking the straight talk now about years of criminal activity and citizens are sick of it and are making moves to change it. A recent suggestion is that the Butcher and Butcher law firm take their Butcher Bitches and get the hell out of town!

When Lizzie and Lexi got drunk and sexy at about 3am, well just about anything could happen and did. Lizzy and Lexi are both daughters of former Board of Governors member from the Butcher and Butcher law firm – And according to witnesses coming forward in the Cottrill Murder Investigation — Both R Terry Butcher and Tim Butcher have been involved in illegal actions that include associates Judge Facemire, Ike Morris, Doug Cottrill, Doug Morris, and other members of the Church of Ike like Gerald B Hough Gilmer County Prosecutor whose wife preferred to move to Lewis County and enroll their daughter in high school there, while she works to get away from the truth that has been beginning to surface in Glenville. People are talking the straight talk now about years of criminal activity by public officials in Glenville, WV.  Citizens are sick of it, have had enough and are making moves to change it. A recent suggestion is that the Butcher and Butcher law firm take their Butcher Bitches and get the hell out of town!

Solo cups full of beer with clear liquid added gets everyone all fucked up for round two of the Butcher Bitches Breaking Bad Box Banging extravaganza with the winning box bangers about to go at it with each other no matter how fucked up on two legs they may be, for the FUN is about to begin and the black clothing will later be seen on the floor while Blondy begs for more...FO SURE!

Solo cups full of beer with clear liquid added gets everyone all jacked up for round two of the Butcher Bitches Breaking Bad Box Banging extravaganza with the winning box bangers about to go at it with each other no matter how messed up on two legs they may be, for the FUN is about to begin and the black clothing will later be seen on the floor while Blondy begs for more…FO SURE!

West Virginia Record

Supreme Court affirms Gilmer Co. decision

CHARLESTON – Because the intentions in his will were clear enough, the state Supreme Court has ruled a Gilmer County woman may continue to reside in the home she shared with her former companion.

In a 4-1 decision, the court affirmed the ruling Gilmer Circuit Judge Jack Alsop made in August 2012 granting summary judgment to Ruth Mitchell in a suit to quiet title brought by the estate and heirs of Willard Cottrill.

In a memorandum opinion issued Oct. 18, two days shy of the third anniversary of Cottrill, 73, dying suddenly and under suspicious circumstances, the court said the effort by the estate’s executor, Michael Murphy, Cottrill’s son-in-law, and the heirs to eject Mitchell from the modular home she shared with Cottrill on his 42-acre property in Linn is “wholly inconsistent,” with his last will and testament.

Memorandum opinions are issued by the court in cases that present no new issues of law and would not be aided by oral argument. Chief Justice Brent Benjamin cast the dissenting vote.

According to court records, Cottrill’s will was admitted into probate on Nov. 5, 2010. In it, he directed that a residence be provided for Mitchell “for so long as she chooses to reside, with this provision becoming void should she at any time choose or need to live elsewhere.”

Cottrill also specified that Mitchell’s “residency shall not preclude divestiture of the property by my heirs, and is not intended to establish a life tenancy.” Furthermore, he “direct[ed] that income from the rental units on my property be used for taxes and upkeep of the remainder of the property including the unit occupied by Ruth Mitchell, and the parcel referenced in the above provision.”

On June 17, 2011, Murphy, along with his wife, Venita, and her brothers Mark and Alan Cottrill, residents of Syracuse, N.Y., filed suit seeking an order to compel Mitchell to “vacate the premises.”

However, on Aug. 21, 2012, the eve of a trial date in the case, Alsop granted Mitchell’s motion for summary judgment recognizing, as Cottrill specified in his will, she had a right to reside on the property so long as she desired.

In affirming Alsop’s decision, the court clarified that Mitchell’s residence is no way construed to be a life estate or tenancy. Regardless, ordering her out of the dwelling she’s called home for the last decade would go against Cottrill’s express wishes.

“The relief [the estate and the heirs] sought beyond clear title – this is, ejectment – is wholly inconsistent with [Cottrill’s] directive that [Mitchell] be provided a residence,” the court said.

“Inasmuch as the circuit court was called upon to construe Mr. Cottrill’s will in this action to quiet title, it appropriately followed the tenant of this Court: ‘The cardinal principle in construing a will is to ascertain the intent of the testator as expressed in the wills and codicils, giving consideration to the surrounding circumstances.’”

The estate, and the heirs were represented by Staci N. Criswell with Dinsmore and Shohl. Mitchell was defended by Gassaway attorney Dan Grindo.

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals case number 12-1213
Gilmer Circuit Court case number 11-C-20