Gag Order

Citing an interview that aired Wednesday night with Shawn Lester on WSAZ-TV Kanawha County Circuit court Judge Duke Bloom has issued a gag order in the case yesterday. Lester who's trial is to start Monday, said in the interview he is innocent and it would make him feel better as a person to have fewer people think he is "this monster." He is facing a first degree murder charge in the fatal shootings of three people outside a convenience store in 2003. Bloom's order bars anyone associated with the case from discussing it.