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Evidence sought in West Virginia sniper attacks

| Sunday, April 10, 2011

Police continue to search for evidence related to the 2003 sniper-style slayings outside three convenience stores that terrorized residents in Kanawha County.

According to a copy of the sealed warrant provided to The Charleston Gazette on Friday, police were searching for a Dodge pickup, a .22-caliber rifle and other materials that might be linked to the shootings.

Digging had been going on for more than a week and excavation stopped at the property Wednesday. Last week, police arrested Shawn Lester in connection to the death of Jeanie Patton in August 2003. Investigators have said Patton was one of three people who were fatally shot with the same .22-caliber rifle.

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