Tue Jun 2, 2020

Jury selection underway in Fortney case

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Marshals arrested William Fortney and Amber Hitchcock for the murder of Rickey Long near Tabor City.
By Jefferson Weaver jeffersonweaver@nrcolumbus.com

Revised on: 10.22.2019 at 04:27 p.m.

Posted on: 10.22.2019 at 04:18 p.m. |

Opening statements are expected Wednesday in the first degree murder trial of an Oklahoma man alleged to have killed a Tabor City area resident in 2017.

William Matthew Fortney, 41, is charged with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony murder for the shooting death of Ricky Long.

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