Preliminary hearing for Wanda Kiser rescheduled


SUMMERSVILLE, W. Va. (WIAT) – According to Nicholas County prosecutor P.K. Milam, Wanda Kiser’s attorney requested her preliminary hearing be rescheduled for a later day. The date is believed to be early next week.

Milam says she can waive her preliminary hearing and the case will go straight to a grand jury, but it is unclear whether or not Kiser plans to do so.

Kiser is being held in West Virginia on charges of illegally disposing of a dead body. She is a suspect in the disappearance of Mary Cobb and Wynona Delvecchio, two Jasper women who were last seen in 2002.

She was initially arrested in July on forgery charges. Kiser allegedly forged documents in both 104-year-old Mary Cobb’s name and her 83-year-old daughter Wynona Delvecchio to collect their benefits.

Cobb received a monthly check from her late husband’s railroad retirement system and her daughter received alimony.

In 2012, police found a human skull in the crawl space of the house where the two women were last seen alive.

On Aug. 15, Kiser was arrested on additional charges after the remains of two bodies believed to belong to the two missing women were found inside a storage unit in West Virginia.

Kiser was taken to the hospital after reportedly swallowing a large amount of pills just before being arrested.

She was later released and taken back to the Nicholas County Jail in Summersville where her bond has been set at $50,000.

Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair says a judge has already set Kiser’s bond at $500,000 when she extradited to Alabama, thus making it unlikely she will go free while waiting to be tried.

Kiser’s extradition paperwork has been finalized in Alabama with Governor Bentley’s office.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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