Judge grants speedy trial for one of two men accused of killing Valarie Ruark


WARRICK COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) — The man accused of aiding in the murder of a Warrick County woman will likely get his day in court very soon.

Brian Baumgartner asked a Warrick County Judge for a speedy trial.

The judge granted the motion and scheduled a trial for July 30, 2019.

Baumgartner is accused of helping Anthony Wolfe, Jr. kill Valarie Ruark.

Ruark’s burnt body was found near a stripper pit outside of Elberfeld about a month ago.

Police say Wolfe killed Ruark and Baumgartner helped him because they thought Ruark was a police informant.

Wolfe is due in court later this month.

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(This story was originally published on June 10, 2019)

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