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Child porn and murder cases in Raleigh County court

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Raleigh County prosecutors were in court in the morning hours of Thursday, March 28 dealing with sentencings and pleas from criminal cases that have been the works.

Among those who were in the courtrooms was Bernard Garrison.  He was originally accused of murder in the death of Toby Harrah.  Harrah was killed while stealing copper from an Appalachian Power substation in Pemberton.  That happened three years ago.  Garrison is expected to be sentenced on a breaking and entering charge in front of Judge H.L Kirkpatrick.

On the docket in front of Judge Robert Burnside is the case of Benedict Vavrecka, II who is accused of downloading child porn on the free Wi-Fi at an area McDonald's.  Vavrecka was also wanted for similar charges in Arizona.  He has a final hearing.

59News will have more information on these cases and more at 5 and 6 p.m.