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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 13, 2012
A news conference scheduled for Thursday will address the murder of a 17-year-old Waynesboro, Pa., girl, whose remains were found on a farm more than two years ago. Angie Lynn Daley's family reported her missing in 1995 after she did not return home from a friend's house on Waynesboro's Hawbaker Avenue. On Wednesday, Pennsylvania State Police announced they will be holding a joint news conference at 10:30 a.m. with the Franklin County, Pa., coroner and district attorney that will focus on the case.
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NEWS
January 17, 2012
A preliminary hearing for a Washington County, Md., woman facing criminal charges after a shooting in Ayr Township in Fulton County, Pa., will be rescheduled a second time. Sarah Lynn Sipes, 25, of Hancock remains in Franklin County Jail on $250,000 bail, according to online court records. She is charged with attempted criminal homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, two counts of simple assault and reckless endangerment. Sipes was originally scheduled for a preliminary hearing Monday, but that court appearance was rescheduled for today.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | November 15, 2011
The trial for a man accused of killing a police informant remains on track for March 2012, but scheduling conflicts for consultants expected to testify could delay the proceedings. Jeffrey E. Miles Sr., 48, formerly of State Line, Pa., is charged with criminal homicide in the April 2010 stabbing death of Hagerstown resident Kristy Dawn Hoke. He appeared in court Tuesday via videoconference. Judge Douglas Herman of the Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas said he wants to keep March 19, 2012, as the start date for Miles' trial.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | October 27, 2011
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.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 26, 2011
A man accused of killing his 70-year-old mother appeared in the Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas on Monday, where a flurry of federal and local court motions in the case were reviewed. Marcus Wallace, 40, is charged with first-degree and second-degree murder as well as burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, criminal attempt of criminal homicide and aggravated assault. Although represented by public defenders, he has filed a host of motions on his own behalf.
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.
BREAKINGNEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 15, 2011
The trial for a State Line, Pa., man charged with killing a police informant in April 2010 will not be held this year, Franklin County (Pa.) Judge Douglas Herman said Friday morning. Herman presided over a brief case-management conference for Jeffrey E. Miles Sr., 48, in the Franklin County Jail's courtroom. Separated from the public by a wall with large windows, the judge and attorneys did a cursory update of the case and chose to defer several matters to another pretrial conference scheduled for April 26. Miles appeared before the judge in an orange prison-issued jumpsuit.
BREAKINGNEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 7, 2011
A Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., man convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the May 2010 shooting death of his neighbor was sentenced Thursday in Franklin County (Pa.) Court to five years in state prison. Judge Douglas Herman gave Michael Harrigan, 30, credit for time served in jail since Harrigan shot 47-year-old Steven Wetzel on Blue Ridge Avenue on May 27, 2010. The two had argued earlier in the night, and Harrigan's defense claimed he acted in self-defense. Wetzel's son, Nathan, told the judge Thursday that he didn't care what sentence Harrigan received, because nothing would change what happened.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 9, 2011
A Chambersburg man accused of fatally shooting his son on Oct. 16, 2010, entered a not guilty plea in Franklin County (Pa.) Court Wednesday. Jerry Rowe, 55, appeared before Judge Douglas Herman for mandatory arraignment. Rowe, who faces a charge of criminal homicide, was jailed and released a few times in a dispute among judges and the district attorney regarding an appropriate amount for bail. Rowe is not currently incarcerated. "We've decided, at least initially, (a trial)
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | February 10, 2011
Closing arguments have wrapped up in the Franklin County, Pa., trial of Michael Harrigan, who is charged with shooting his neighbor in the early morning hours of May 27, 2010. Harrigan, 30, was charged with criminal homicide after police found Steven Wetzel lying dead in the street near Harrigan's home on Blue Ridge Avenue near Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Harrigan' attorneys argued it was self-defense. The jury received the case around noon Thursday. Harrigan took the stand in Franklin County (Pa.)
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