A deadlocked Greenbrier County jury resulted in a mistrial in the trial of Terri Lynn Storer.
Storer was tried during the week of Nov. 14 on two counts of murder in Greenbrier County Circuit Court for the 2019 shooting deaths of Jeremiah Thomas and Jennifer Thomas.
The shooting took place on Nov. 29, 2019.
“On Friday, November 29, 2019, at approximately [4:30 p.m., officers with the West Virginia State Police, Rainelle Detachment,] Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department, and Nicholas County Sheriff’s Department responded to a shooting incident near the Greenbrier County and Nicholas County line on Coleman Road [in] Williamsburg,” the original press release from the West Virginia State Police said.
“Through investigation it was discovered Jeremiah Thomas, 33, Jennifer Thomas, 34, had allegedly gotten into an argument over a hunting lease with Randy Barnhart, 45, and Terri Storer, 45. During this incident Jeremiah Thomas and Jennifer Thomas were fatally wounded,” it said.
The case against Barnhart was dismissed on Sept. 29, 2022.
On Friday, Nov. 18, Greenbrier County Circuit Judge Robert E. Richardson declared a mistrial after a deadlocked jury could not reach a verdict in Storer’s trial.
Storer was represented by the law offices of Wooton, Davis, Hussel and Johnson. The case was prosecuted by Greenbrier County Prosecuting Attorney Pat Via.