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Texas man charged in State Line woman's death

November 30, 1999

Paul Devoe, 43, of Marble Falls, Texas, was charged Wednesday in the shooting death of 81-year-old Betty Jane Dehart of North Young Road near State Line, Pa. Pennsylvania State Police said at an afternoon press conference that Devoe, who is also a suspect in five murders committed last week in Texas, was charged Wednesday in Franklin County, Pa., with criminal homicide, robbery, burglary and theft in the shooting death of the great-great-grandmother.

Police said Devoe needed a car, spotted Dehart on her front porch, pulled out a handgun and pursued her into her home. He followed her into her bedroom and shot her in the head, police said.

Along with her car, Devoe took $8, police said.

Read more in Thursday's Herald-Mail Newspapers.

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