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Man charged with homicide enters no contest plea

January 11, 2002

Man charged with homicide enters no contest plea



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Greencastle, Pa., man pleaded no contest to charges of homicide by vehicle and simple assault in the 1999 death of a Waynesboro, Pa., man.

In exchange, Robert Bader, 21, of 15798 Sherwood Drive, will not be prosecuted on charges of criminal homicide, attempted murder, aggravated assault and driving under the influence in the Aug. 5, 1999, death of Robert E. Meyer Jr., 20.

A no contest plea means Bader is not admitting guilt but is stating that he will offer no defense.

He will be sentenced in Franklin County Court March 6, according to the District Attorney's Office.

Court records said Meyer died of blunt force trauma when the car Bader was driving struck Snips Etc., a hair styling salon on West Main Street, according to police.

Meyer was hanging onto the car when it hit the business, but the 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 allege Bader had driven to a party that night on Lincoln Avenue, but people at the party began yelling for him to leave. The affidavit said he then drove to the intersection of West Main Street and Fairview Avenue and began yelling back at the people at the party.

Meyer 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., police records said.

- Stacey Danzuso

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