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Death penalty trial set in Pa. game warden's death

September 23, 2012
  • Christopher Johnson
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GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Opening statements are scheduled Monday in the death penalty trial of a man accused of killing a game warden in central Pennsylvania almost two years ago.

The trial of 29-year-old Christopher Johnson of Carroll Valley is set to begin in Adams County Court.

Johnson is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of state wildlife officer David Grove in November 2010. Officials say Grove was patrolling a dark stretch of rural road near Gettysburg when he confronted a poacher and was shot four times. 

An out-of-town jury was brought in to hear the case after defense attorneys argued that “pervasive and sustained” publicity made it impossible for their client to get a fair trial.

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