MAYVILLE – The Jamestown man accused of allegedly killing his wife and step son late last year will wait until June before returning to court for a preliminary hearing.
The Jamestown Post-Journal is reporting that 51 year old Allen Witruke, 51 had his hearing rescheduled to June 22 in Jamestown city court. He faces two counts of second-degree murder.
Acting District Attorney Patrick Swanson said the latest adjournment is needed for both the prosecution and defense to further conduct pre-trial processes and investigations.
Witruke was arrested on December 8 after the bodies of 52 year old Catherine Witruke and 34 year old Eric Washburn were discovered inside the family’s home at 235 Barrows St. He allegedly used blunt force trauma on one of the victims and stabbed both victims multiple times.
Witruke pleaded not guilty to both charges of second degree murder during his arraignment on Dec. 9 and has been in the county jail without bail since then.