Keyser’s preliminary hearing is continued

by Tom Chillemi

Alvin B. Keyser

SALUDA—On May 21, Middlesex General District Court Judge Stephanie E. Merritt continued the preliminary hearing for accused murderer Alvin B. Keyser until 11 a.m. July 16.

Middlesex Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Hurd introduced a motion to continue the hearing because the autopsy report on the victim, TerriLynn St. John, had not been received in time for the May 21 hearing.

Keyser’s court appointed attorney, Amy Van Fossen, did not object to the request for continuance. The hearing will determine if there is enough evidence to send the charges to a grand jury.

Keyser, 23, of Topping is charged with two felonies—first degree murder of St. John and concealment of her dead body…


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