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Hearing delayed for teen charged in death of Chambersburg man

August 28, 2008|By DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- An 18-year-old man charged with criminal homicide in the Aug. 6 shooting death of a Chambersburg man has had his preliminary hearing delayed for a month, Franklin County Assistant District Attorney Angela Krom said Tuesday.

V'Cetres Buckner, of 207 Larch Ave., was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Central Court. Krom said the continuance was granted at the request of his defense attorney.

Buckner was charged Aug. 17 with criminal homicide and robbery in the death of Timothy A. Short, 42, of Hood Street, who was found behind 10 Hemlock Circle on the morning of Aug. 6. Short died of a gunshot wound to the face.

Buckner also was charged with theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy for allegedly stealing the handgun used in the shooting, according to the criminal complaint filed by the Chambersburg Police Department. The gun was stolen from a borough man's vehicle two days before Short was killed, police said.

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Two other men involved in the case were in Central Court on Tuesday.

Derrick Wimberley, 22, and Luis F. Rosa, 19, both of Chambersburg, waived their preliminary hearings and were scheduled for mandatory arraignment in October, according to court records.

Rosa is charged with criminal conspiracy to commit theft, receiving stolen property and discharging a firearm, police said. Rosa was with Buckner when the handgun was stolen, according to the affidavit of probable cause.

Wimberley bought the handgun from Buckner on Aug. 14 for $300, police said. He was charged with illegally possessing a firearm, receiving stolen property and possession of a firearm with an altered serial number, police said.

The gun was found in a backpack on Aug. 16 when police pulled over a car being driven Wimberley's girlfriend, police said.

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