State v. Williams

In State v. Williams, 206 W. Va. 300, 524 S.E.2d 655 (1999), the defendant argued that the trial court committed error in refusing to strike a juror who "indicated that he believed when a person is indicted that person is guilty of the offense." Williams, 206 W. Va. at 303, 524 S.E.2d at 658. The Court rejected the defendant's argument after concluding that, based upon the full questioning by the trial court, the juror "truly understood that an indictment was nothing more than an accusatory instrument and not evidence of guilt." Williams, 206 W. Va. at 304, 524 S.E.2d at 659.