CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a State Line, Pa., man accused of killing a woman now identified in court documents as having worked as an informant for a Pennsylvania law enforcement agency.
Jeffrey E. Miles Sr., 47, is charged with criminal homicide in the April 3 stabbing death of Kristy Dawn Hoke of Hagerstown. Hoke's body was found in woods in the southern portion of the Borough of Waynesboro a few days later.
Miles' arraignment in Franklin County Court is scheduled for 1 p.m. today.
The Franklin County (Pa.) District Attorney's Office filed a notice of aggravating circumstances Tuesday afternoon. District Attorney Matthew Fogal said that document is necessary to seek the death penalty in Pennsylvania.
Among the listed circumstances are torture, homicide during the course of a felony, homicide during the course of felony drug delivery and homicide with the knowledge the victim is a government informant.