State v. Hobbs

In State v. Hobbs, 168 W.Va. 13, 282 S.E.2d 258 (1981), the Court found that probable prejudice did not exist since the publicity at issue was not inherently prejudicial. "In the absence of other evidence of actual or probable prejudice from a newspaper article which is not inherently prejudicial, we will not find an abuse of discretion in the trial court's refusal to poll the jury on the question of prejudicial publicity." 168 W.Va. at 43-44, 282 S.E.2d at 275.