Grand jury indicts 2 Parkersburg men on murder charges

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - A Wood County grand jury returned indictments against 11 people on Tuesday, including two men on murder charges.

Matthew Wilson, 30, of Parkersburg, is currently in the North Central Jail, accused of using a machete to fatally stab David Hill, 60, also of Parkersburg.

Wilson appeared in Wood County Circuit Court for a competency hearing on Oct. 31.

Parkersburg Police say Wilson stabbed Hill multiple times with a machete inside a home on 33rd Street in September.

Hill was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say Hill owned and lived in the home, and Wilson also lived there with his mother and brother.

The special grand jury also indicted William Travis Schoonover, 39, on charges of murder and death of a child by a parent, guardian, or custodian by child abuse.

He is charged in the death of his girlfriend's 16-month-old boy in July.
Parkersburg Police say Schoonover was left alone with the child at his home on Beaver Street and that the baby suffered significant head
trauma and other injuries while in his care.

The baby died from his injuries at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Wood County Magistrate Court, Schoonover told police he shook the baby because he was having trouble getting him to hold still while he was changing his diaper.

You can see the entire 3 page indictment under the "Related Documents" section of this story.

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