Nicolas Schrager
Craig A. Pennington looks toward the media as he’s escorted into the courtroom by security officer Richie Chesser.
Venue change sought in double-murder case

There’s a lot that stands in the way between now and a trial date for the man charged with murdering two people in Washington County.

Craig A. Pennington, 53, the man accused of murdering Robert Jones and Crystal Warner in July 2016, appeared in court for a pretrial conference Wednesday afternoon.

As a cold November rain was falling outside, attorneys deliberated with circuit judge Allan Bertram on what has to be done to prepare for the potential 3- or 4-week trial.