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Criminal homicide trial for Greencastle man continued

May 03, 2001

Criminal homicide trial for Greencastle man continued



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The trial of a Greencastle, Pa., man charged with criminal homicide in the 1999 death of a Waynesboro, Pa., man has been continued until the July trial term.

Robert Bader, 20, of 14798 Sherwood Drive, is also charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault in the Aug. 5, 1999, death of Robert E. Meyer Jr., 20, according to court records.

Bader has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Waynesboro police filed the charges against Bader July 19, almost a year after Meyer was killed. Court records said Meyer died as a result of a blow to the head he received when the car Bader was driving struck a hair styling salon on West Main Street, according to police.

Meyer was hanging onto the car when it hit the business, but an autopsy showed he had been stabbed in the chest and shoulder prior to the crash, Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said at the time the charges were filed.

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Police said Bader had driven to a party that night on Lincoln Avenue, but people at the party began yelling for him to leave. He then drove to the intersection of West Main Street and Fairview Avenue and yelled back at the people, according to police records.

Meyer then walked over to Bader's car and the two "exchanged words," according to police. Meyer reached in the driver's side window and Bader drove off with Meyer hanging from the side, hitting several parking meters and an embankment before hitting the side of Snips Etc. at 331 W. Main St., according to police records .

Under Pennsylvania law, criminal homicide covers a range of offenses from first-degree murder to involuntary manslaughter. Conviction on charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault each carry penalties of up to 20 years in prison.

- Stacey Danzuso

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