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Hearing set for slain girl's stepfather

January 02, 1997

By LAURA ERNDE

Staff Writer

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Twelve days after he was jailed on a violation of his bail, Albert Ezron Reid will have a hearing in Franklin County Court, officials said Thursday.

The hearing is set for Wednesday, according to the District Attorney's Office.

Reid, 48, was arrested last Friday at 5:30 p.m. He had been free on bail on a charge of aggravated indecent assault against his stepdaughter, Deidra L. Moore, 14, of Chambersburg.

That morning, Moore and her mother, Carla A. Reid, 36, were found shot to death at their Sollenberger Road home.

Pennsylvania State Police have not released any information about the investigation and have not named any suspects.

Carla and Albert Reid didn't live together.

She had a protection-from-abuse order against him, which she applied for Oct. 5, Franklin County Court records show.

Moore had accused Albert Reid of sexually touching her during the summer of 1994, when she was 11, records said.

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Trial was set for Jan. 13.

Also on Jan. 13, Albert Reid was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing on a separate charge of indecent assault against Moore that she alleged occurred this summer, said District Justice John Weyman.

As a condition of his bail, Reid was not supposed to have any contact with Moore or her mother, court records said.

In her application for a protection-from-abuse order, Carla Reid said Albert Reid contacted her almost daily after his arrest.

She wrote that he had threatened to kill her and she was afraid for her life.

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