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Preliminary hearing waived
Against man in shooting deaths of mother, stepfather

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

By DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writer

A Martinsville man waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday, and second-degree murder charges against him were forwarded to Henry County Circuit Court.

Dressed in an orange inmate suit, Zachary Kasey Bailey entered Henry County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court on Tuesday to answer questions posed by Judge Susan Deatherage.

After determining that Bailey wanted to waive his right to a preliminary hearing, Deatherage certified two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and two counts of discharging a firearm in an occupied dwelling to the higher court.

Bailey was 19 when he was charged in July 2012 in connection with the shooting deaths of his mother, Kathy Bailey Fain, 49, and his step-father, Charles Darryl Fain, 52. They were found shot to death in their home at 25 Beaver Road, Martinsville, on July 18, 2012.

Zachary Bailey also lived in the home, and he formerly attended Bassett High School.

Preliminary reports from the Medical Examiner’s Office stated that Kathy Fain died from a single gunshot wound to the head and Charles Fain died from multiple gunshot wounds.

Bailey allegedly told police he had argued with his mother and stepfather and then left the home three days before the Fains’ bodies were found, according to previous reports.

Bailey is being held without bond in the Henry County Jail.


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