Trial set in stabbing death of Hagerstown woman

October 27, 2011|By JENNIFER FITCH |
  • Jeffrey Eldon Miles Sr.
Jeffrey Eldon Miles Sr.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — A State Line, Pa., man accused of killing a police informant in April 2010, is scheduled for a 2 1/2-week trial starting March 19, 2012.

Jeffrey Eldon Miles Sr., 48, is charged with criminal homicide in the stabbing death of a Hagerstown woman, Kristy Dawn Hoke. Hoke’s family had reported the mother of three missing just days before her remains were found in the Borough of Waynesboro on April 6, 2010.

Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas President Judge Douglas Herman issued a Sept. 15 order scheduling jury selection for March 19, 2012. The order states that the trial, scheduled through April 4, 2012, will begin immediately after jury selection.

On Aug. 10, Miles sent the court a handwritten motion asking that his case be dismissed. He cited Pennsylvania Rule of Criminal Procedure Rule 600, which concerns a defendant’s right to a speedy trial.

No response to that motion was contained in Miles’ court records as of Thursday afternoon.

Court documents required for prosecutors to seek the death penalty identify Hoke as a confidential informant.

Pennsylvania State Police encountered Miles on a bridge over Interstate 81 at 3:30 a.m. April 6, 2010. Troopers testified in a hearing this year that he referenced “Krissy” or “Kristy” before later accompanying them to the woods where Hoke’s body was found.

Just hours later, authorities found skeletal remains on a farm outside Waynesboro. Dental records identified the remains as those of Angie Lynn Daley, who was 17 when her family reported her missing in 1995.

No one has been charged in Daley’s death, which a coroner listed as homicide as the result of blunt-force head trauma.

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