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Singley case resumes today

January 23, 2001

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The case of a 24-year-old man facing a possible death penalty is expected to continue this morning in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas before Judge Douglas W. Herman.

It will be up to a jury to decide whether Michael Brandon Singley receives the death penalty or life in prison for killing two area residents. Those are the only two possible outcomes.

Herman in September, 2000, found Singley guilty of first-degree murder in the Nov. 3,1998, shooting of James Gilliam, 39, of Chambersburg. Singley, 24, of Chambersburg, pleaded guilty Aug. 15 to first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Christine Rohrer, 23, on the same night.

According to Chambersburg police records, Singley raped and stabbed Rohrer, the wife of his cousin, Travis Rohrer, at their Elder Street home. He then stabbed and shot Travis Rohrer, shot and killed Gilliam, the Rohrer's neighbor, and fired at Gilliam's girlfriend, Deb Hock.

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