Grand Jury To Consider Murder Charges Against Glouster Man

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An Athens County Grand Jury will consider murder charges against a Glouster man.

Gary Wooten, 20, of Glouster, was in court for a preliminary hearing that lasted until late Wednesday afternoon.

Wooten is accused of killing Harley Pruitt, 22, of Buchtel earlier this month.

After several witnesses testified, the judge sent the case to a grand jury in the common pleas court.

Authorities have said Wooten and Pruitt were fighting at a residence in Chauncey, where the situation escalated from a verbal exchange to a fist fight.

Pruitt died a couple of days later.