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NEWS
November 25, 2003
CARLISLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police in Cumberland County said Monday they charged a Shippensburg, Pa., man in the October shooting death of a Mount Holly Springs, Pa., man. Police said Michael L. Heberlig, 34, address unavailable, was charged with criminal homicide, robbery and possessing instruments of a crime in the death of 33-year-old Lathan Spencer. Spencer's body was found Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 28, along Hair Road in Penn Township, Pa. The body was found by a passer-by near a park-and-ride parking area along Interstate 81 and Pa. 233, according to police records.
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NEWS
August 8, 2000
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County District Attorney's Office has filed a notice of aggravating circumstances against a Chambersburg woman charged with criminal homicide, opening the possibility that Jonna M. Johnson could become the first woman in the county's history to face the death penalty. The one-paragraph notice was filed Friday with the Clerk of Courts Office by Assistant District Attorney T.R. Williams. The notice said that Johnson "knowingly created a grave risk of death to another person in addition to the victim of the offense.
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by DON AINES | November 23, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, PA. - A Zullinger, Pa., man was charged Monday with criminal homicide in the death last week of his 3-month-old son, who police allege was tossed to the floor in "the spite of the moment," according to the criminal complaint and affidavit of probable cause filed with District Justice Larry Pentz's office. Shane Michael Barrett, 23, of 5261 Buchanan Trail East, also was charged by Washington Township police with aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
NEWS
November 15, 1996
11/15/96 By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer, Waynesboro CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Four days before his criminal homicide trial was due to begin, Norman Charles Round pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter in the bludgeoning death of his neighbor during a deer-hunting dispute last year, according to court records. The Newburg, Pa., man faces 5 to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000 pending a pre-sentence investigation, according to court records. Round, 38, of 14336 West Creek Road, Lurgan Township, Pa., had been charged with criminal homicide in the Nov. 30, 1995, death of George P. Roman, 49, of 5627 McClays Mill Road.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | July 20, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- An arraignment date has been set for a man charged with criminal homicide in the April 3 stabbing death of a Hagerstown woman. Jeffrey Eldon Miles, 47, waived his preliminary hearing on Tuesday morning, two days before he was due to appear in Franklin County (Pa.) Court. Magisterial District Judge Larry Pentz said he traveled to the county jail before 8 a.m. to witness the State Line, Pa., man sign forms waiving the hearing. Miles is scheduled for mandatory arraignment Sept.
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By DON AINES | August 28, 2008
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.
NEWS
July 31, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Scott Nathan North was scheduled for mandatory arraignment Wednesday in Franklin County Court on criminal homicide and other charges, but no arrangements had been made to take him to court from state prison. North's court appearance was continued for one week, Assistant District Attorney Angela Krom said. North, 26, of Chambersburg, is charged with criminal homicide in the August 2006 death of 43-year-old Carl Ryder of Amberson, Pa. He also is charged with escape, abuse of a corpse, false identification to law enforcement, fleeing or attempting to elude police, and multiple counts of forgery, access device fraud, theft, burglary and criminal trespass.
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By DON AINES | August 28, 1998
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - For the second time, Albert Reid has been found competent to stand trial on Oct. 5 on criminal homicide charges in the deaths of his estranged wife and her daughter. Franklin County President Judge John R. Walker issued the ruling Wednesday, based on testimony at a July 14 competency hearing. Reid, 49, of Biglerville, Pa., is charged with two counts of criminal homicide in the Dec. 27, 1996, shooting deaths of Carla Reid, 36, and 14-year-old Deidre Moore at their Sollenberger Road home outside Chambersburg.
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By DON AINES | May 20, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Almost three months after being charged with criminal homicide, a Chambersburg man has been appointed outside counsel by Franklin County President Judge John R. Walker. Walker on Thursday appointed David R. Yoder and Thomas S. Diehl to represent Timothy J. Ross, 25, of 280 Miller St. He has been charged by Chambersburg police with the March 1 shooting death of Drake Luckett, 34, of 217 Linden Ave. Ross was arrested early on the morning of March 2. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Luckett was shot as he opened the West Catherine Street door of Dave's Tavern, 401 S. Main St. Ross, who has been held in Franklin County Prison since his arrest, has yet to have a preliminary hearing.
NEWS
June 1, 2011
Sentencing delayed in third-degree murder conviction CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Sentencing has been delayed for a Hustontown, Pa., man found guilty of third-degree murder for hitting someone with his pickup truck. Gerald T. Buterbaugh, 42, was scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday. However, Judge Richard Walsh said he felt he did not have enough time for the matter considering the morning’s caseload. “Given this morning’s schedule, it just could not happen,” he said.
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