Montana man charged in 1993 slaying in West Virginia


Last updated 10/19/2022 at 10:06am

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Montana man has been charged in a woman’s 1993 slaying in West Virginia, police said.

Ricky Louie Woody of Billings, Montana, 59, was charged earlier this month in the March 1993 death of Melissa Martinez in Huntington. She had a gunshot wound to the torso and lacerations to the head and died at a hospital, police said in a news release Tuesday.

Witnesses initially provided information that led detectives to Woody, but there was insufficient evidence to charge him. Woody moved from Huntington to Billings within a year of Martinez’s death, the statement sai...

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