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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 6, 2012
A psychiatrist will be appointed to analyze a man awaiting trial in the 2009 fatal attack on his 70-year-old mother. Marcus Wallace, 41, is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, attempted criminal homicide and aggravated assault. Prosecutors, who are seeking the death penalty, say Wallace attacked his mother, Consuella Wallace, in her Hamilton Township, Pa., home Dec. 10, 2009. She died from her injuries in February 2010.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 29, 2012
A Waynesboro man accused of fatally shooting three people July 27 now faces additional criminal charges. With authorization from Franklin County (Pa.) District Attorney Matt Fogal, the Pennsylvania State Police on Wednesday amended the criminal complaint for 35-year-old Kevin M. Cleeves. He is now charged with kidnapping a minor, interference with custody of children, unlawful restraint of a minor, endangering the welfare of children and two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | August 22, 2012
Closing arguments will be presented and jury deliberations will begin Thursday in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas in the case of a Chambersburg man charged with the 2010 shooting death of his son, but the jury will not be able to consider a verdict of first-degree murder. Jerry D. Rowe, 57, is charged with criminal homicide in the Oct. 16, 2010, death of 27-year-old Nathaniel Rowe at their home on Duncan Avenue. Criminal homicide includes first- and third-degree murder and voluntary and involuntary manslaughter.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | August 20, 2012
The trial of a Chambersburg man charged with killing his son two years ago began Monday in Franklin County Common Pleas Court with the defense playing 911 tapes from before and after the fatal shooting during its opening statement to the jury. Jerry D. Rowe, 57, is charged with criminal homicide in the Oct. 16, 2010, shooting of his son, 27-year-old Nathaniel Rowe, in Jerry Rowe's home at 925 Duncan Ave. Assistant District Attorney Laura Kerstetter told the jury that the charge encompasses a range of offenses from first- and third-degree murder to voluntary and involuntary manslaughter.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 6, 2012
Witnesses testifying Monday in an evidence hearing for a 2009 slaying described a victim who prayed for her safety, sought legal protection, and changed her phone number and locks. Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas Judge Richard Walsh heard testimony throughout the morning as the lawyers and judge determine what evidence will be used in Marcus Wallace's December trial. Wallace, 41, is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, attempted criminal homicide and aggravated assault.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 4, 2012
Kevin M. Cleeves' return to Pennsylvania this week to face criminal homicide charges begins a lengthy series of legal proceedings, one result of which could be the death penalty. Legal experts polled by The Herald-Mail said, at first glance, the July 27 killings of three people in Quincy Township, Pa., could qualify the shooter for the state's harshest penalty. Cleeves, 35, of Waynesboro, is charged with three counts of criminal homicide in the shooting deaths of his wife, her boyfriend and the boyfriend's mother.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 31, 2012
A Waynesboro man accused of fatally shooting his wife and two other people Friday in Quincy Township, Pa., is expected to return to Pennsylvania next week to face criminal homicide charges. Franklin County (Pa.) Sheriff Dane Anthony said two deputies will transport Kevin M. Cleeves, 35, from Mahoning County, Ohio, to the Franklin County Jail in a van early next week. He said all paperwork and authorizations are in place after Cleeves waived his right to fight extradition. Prosecutors said Cleeves will be arraigned soon after his arrival in Pennsylvania.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 29, 2012
Defense team changes are in the works for a former State Line, Pa., man awaiting trial in a capital murder case. Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas Judge Douglas Herman recently signed an order releasing Public Defender Mike Toms from Jeffrey E. Miles Sr.'s case. Now, attorney Kristen Hamilton will become Eric Weisbrod's co-counsel at a rate of $75 an hour paid by the county. Miles' trial in the April 2010 stabbing death of Kristy Dawn Hoke is scheduled for three weeks in February 2013.
BREAKINGNEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 28, 2012
A man accused of fatally shooting three people in Quincy Township, Pa., at about 9 p.m. Friday has been arrested and charged with three counts of criminal homicide. Police in Mahoning County, Ohio, apprehended Kevin M. Cleeves, 35, early Saturday after he allegedly fled the homicide scene with his 4-year-old daughter, Leia. She was found unharmed. Charging documents allege Kevin Cleeves, of 601 W. Main St., Apt. 2, in Waynesboro, Pa., killed Brandi N. (Killingsworth) Cleeves, Vincent Luke Santucci and Rosemary L. Holma, then tried to take the child to his aunt's house in Michigan.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 14, 2012
More than two years after finding her remains on a Franklin County, Pa., farm, investigators Thursday filed criminal charges in the 1995 bludgeoning death of a Waynesboro, Pa., teenager. Jeffrey E. Miles Sr., who is jailed awaiting trial in another case, was charged with criminal homicide in the killing of Angie Lynn Daley. Magisterial District Judge Larry Pentz arraigned Miles, 49, on the single count. Franklin County District Attorney Matt Fogal said in a news conference that DNA results only recently affirmed the bones found April 6, 2010, were Daley's.
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