Murder Trial Begins in Worcester County - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Murder Trial Begins in Worcester County

Posted: Updated:
Justin Michael Hadel Justin Michael Hadel
Christine Marie Sheddy Christine Marie Sheddy

SNOW HILL, Md.- After a series of delays, jury selection got under way Monday in Worcester County for a man accused of murdering a Pocomoke City woman in 2007.

Twenty-year-old Justin Michael Hadel of College Station, Texas, is on trial for first-degree murder as well as first- and second-degree assault in the killing of Christine Marie Sheddy, the Bowers Beach, Del., woman who went missing in November 2007 from Pocomoke.

According to the statement of charges, Hadel killed Sheddy on or about Nov. 13, 2007 at a home on 2911 Byrd Road in Pocomoke.

Sheddy's skeletal remains were found on Feb. 19 on the grounds of a bed and breakfast in downtown Snow Hill, Md.

Sheddy was reported missing Nov. 14, 2007. The 26-year-old woman had last been seen at the Pocomoke home where she had been staying as a guest, authorities said.

Charging documents show that Hadel had also been a guest at the home at the time. According to prosecutors, witnesses stated Hadel was responsible for Sheddy's murder and provided investigators with a potential location of her remains.

During the search for Sheddy's body, a clandestine grave was excavated which produced deceased human remains. Clothing found on the remains were consistent with the clothing Sheddy was reportedly wearing on the day of her disappearance.

Hadel's Worcester County Circuit Court trial is expected to last all week.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Giving Back on Thanksgiving

    Giving Back on Thanksgiving

    11/23/2017 15:23:00 -05:002017-11-23 20:23:00 GMT
    Thursday, November 23 2017 3:29 PM EST2017-11-23 20:29:44 GMT
    SALISBURY, Md.- The Spirit & Truth Restoration Church prepared over 250 Thanksgiving dinners to those in need on Thursday. This is the seventh year the church has delivered meals to the community. Pastor Bonita Nsah says it's important toMore
    The Spirit & Truth Restoration Church prepared over 250 Thanksgiving dinners to those in need on Thursday.More
  • Restaurants Prepare for Thanksgiving Holiday

    Restaurants Prepare for Thanksgiving Holiday

    11/22/2017 22:06:00 -05:002017-11-23 03:06:00 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 10:06 PM EST2017-11-23 03:06:27 GMT
    Thanksgiving PreparationsThanksgiving Preparations
    SALISBURY, Md.- Restaurants in Salisbury are gearing up for Turkey Day. While many are cooking at home on Thursday, some are choosing to go out to eat for Thanksgiving. Jennifer Stack says she isn't a good cook, so her family is going out forMore
    Restaurants in Salisbury are gearing up for Turkey Day. While many are cooking at home on Thursday, some are choosing to go out to eat for Thanksgiving.More
  • Police Searching for Two Suspects Related to a String of Burglaries in Delaware

    Police Searching for Two Suspects Related to a String of Burglaries in Delaware

    11/22/2017 21:16:00 -05:002017-11-23 02:16:00 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:16 PM EST2017-11-23 02:16:01 GMT
    Courtesy of Delaware State PoliceCourtesy of Delaware State Police
    Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects involved in several burglaries in Milford, Milton and Dover.More
    Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects involved in several burglaries in Milford, Milton and Dover.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices