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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 MARLO BARNHART | November 10, 2006
LEITERSBURG - Like many young men in the mid-1960s when the Vietnam War was raging, William Prescott was drafted. Instead of the usual military branches, Prescott - then a medical doctor - chose to enter the United States Public Health Services Commissioned Corps. During his years in the corps, Prescott obtained his psychiatric training at Harvard University Now 70, Prescott said he stayed on active duty with the corps from 1964 until 1987. "I was a two-star admiral when I retired," he said.
EDUCATION
September 10, 2012
The Hagerstown Business and Professional Women's Club recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Tessa Walls, a 2009 graduate of Hancock Middle-Senior High School and 2011 graduate of Hagerstown Community College. Wells will attend the University of Maryland in College Park and will be returning in the fall semester as a senior. Walls is majoring in neurobiology and physiology, as well as psychology. She is pursuing a career in the medical field as a psychiatrist. She is the daughter of Joseph Walls and the late Tammy Walls of Hancock.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | June 30, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Bunker Hill, W.Va., attorney accused of killing his ex-wife last year and dumping her dismembered body in or along Back Creek in western Berkeley County was granted a continuance of his trial Friday in Berkeley County Circuit Court. The trial of Stephen R. Fielder, 58, of 9280 Winchester Ave., which was scheduled to begin in late July, was continued to Nov. 6. A pretrial hearing was set for Oct. 26. Fielder shuffled into court Friday wearing an orange jumpsuit, handcuffs and shackles.
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by DON AINES | March 23, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Greencastle, Pa., woman charged with repeatedly stabbing her brother pleaded not guilty to attempted homicide charges Wednesday in Franklin County Court. A mental evaluation will be performed to determine whether she is competent to stand trial. Public Defender Michael J. Toms told Judge Richard Walsh that Vivian Jane Daddona had been evaluated by a psychiatrist and "the result of that ... is he felt she is not competent to stand trial. " The examining psychiatrist, however, was not a forensic psychiatrist and a further evaluation is needed, Toms said.
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By TARA REILLY | May 24, 2003
tarar@herald-mail.com A walk-in clinic for children with psychiatric needs will open in Hagerstown this summer in an effort to reduce long waiting periods caused by a shortage of certified child and adolescent psychiatrists, officials said. Jeff O'Neal, clinical director of Behavioral Health Services, said the clinic will provide services to children ages 3 to 15 beginning in July. The facility will open in the agency's office in the H.W. Murphy Building at 24 N. Walnut St. The clinic will provide services to all children in need regardless of the ability to pay. The Washington County Commissioners this week approved a $24,999 grant for Behavoral Health Services to pay for two nursing positions and four hours of psychiatric services a week, according to a county document.
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By DON AINES | January 19, 2000
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A woman convicted of trying to poison her husband with anti-freeze was not sentenced Wednesday, to the displeasure of Franklin County District Attorney John F. Nelson and Judge Richard J. Walsh. "I think I'm being played for the fool and so is the court," Nelson told Walsh during the sentencing hearing for Linda Turner Reasner. Nelson objected to any further delay in the sentencing of the 55-year-old Orrstown, Pa., woman, who was in court to be sentenced for attempted homicide and aggravated assault.
NEWS
March 8, 2009
Emily Michelle Usow and Andrew Harris Kerstein were married Saturday, March 2, 2008, at Temple Judea in Coral Gables, Fla. The bride is the daughter of Allen Usow and Janice Harwood Usow of Boca Raton, Fla. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kerstein of Hagerstown. The bride is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wis., and earned a juris doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Fla. She is a partner in the commercial real estate department of Adorno & Yoss LLP, in Miami.
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By DON AINES | June 22, 1998
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Albert Reid last week refused to submit to a series of court-ordered medical tests that might have been determined whether he is competent to stand trial in the deaths of his estranged wife and stepdaughter. Franklin County District Attorney John F. Nelson said on Monday that he was told Reid refused to undergo the tests Friday at Chambersburg Hospital. "That's something I really can't answer until it's in court," attorney Michael J. Toms said Monday, although he did not deny Nelson's statement.
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EDUCATION
September 10, 2012
The Hagerstown Business and Professional Women's Club recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Tessa Walls, a 2009 graduate of Hancock Middle-Senior High School and 2011 graduate of Hagerstown Community College. Wells will attend the University of Maryland in College Park and will be returning in the fall semester as a senior. Walls is majoring in neurobiology and physiology, as well as psychology. She is pursuing a career in the medical field as a psychiatrist. She is the daughter of Joseph Walls and the late Tammy Walls of Hancock.
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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 ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | March 2, 2012
A Chambersburg man charged in the 2010 shooting death of his son appeared in Franklin County (Pa.) Court Friday for a pretrial conference. David Breschi, defense attorney for Jerry D. Rowe, said he would add a forensic psychiatrist as a defense witness to the trial list, a witness that had been denied by the court. Since the court denied the need for a forensic psychiatrist, Breschi said his law firm would retain the expert and submit a report to the commonwealth. Franklin County Judge Douglas Herman asked why there was a need for a forensic psychiatrist.
OBITUARIES
JUNE 20, 1930-FEB. 25, 2011 | February 28, 2011
Dr. Edmund V. Niklewski, 80, of Hagerstown, passed away Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at his home. Born in 1930, in Nanticoke, Pa., he was the son of the late Kazmer and Anna (Brodzinski) Niklewski. He was a captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era, serving as chief of psychiatric service at Madigan General Hospital in Tacoma, Wash. Dr. Niklewski was a 1952 graduate of Wilkes College, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; a 1956 graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa.; chief resident at Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, Pa., 1957 to 1958; and completed his psychiatric residency at Norristown State Hospital, Norristown, Pa., 1958 to 1961.
NEWS
March 8, 2009
Emily Michelle Usow and Andrew Harris Kerstein were married Saturday, March 2, 2008, at Temple Judea in Coral Gables, Fla. The bride is the daughter of Allen Usow and Janice Harwood Usow of Boca Raton, Fla. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kerstein of Hagerstown. The bride is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wis., and earned a juris doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Fla. She is a partner in the commercial real estate department of Adorno & Yoss LLP, in Miami.
NEWS
By DON AINES | April 4, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A man charged with attempted homicide and arson was ruled incompetent to stand trial during a Thursday competency hearing before Judge Douglas Herman in Franklin County (Pa.) Court. Dr. John Hume, a forensic psychiatrist, testified at the hearing that Laverne Z. Zimmerman has a mental disorder that prevents him from being able to assist in his own defense. Herman ordered Zimmerman to undergo 60 days of in-patient treatment at Mayview State Hospital "as soon as a bed is available.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | October 22, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. ? An attorney accused in the gruesome slaying of his ex-wife last year will be evaluated this week to determine whether strokes impaired his mental ability to control his impulses when police allege he repeatedly stabbed the woman. Stephen R. Fielder, 59, of Bunker Hill, W.Va., was indicted in February 2007 on one count of first-degree murder in the death of 47-year-old Debra Ann Fielder. The planned evaluation of Fielder this week in Morgantown, W.Va., by a forensic psychiatrist was approved by 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge David H. Sanders as part of an effort to avoid further delay of Fielder's trial, which is set to begin Nov. 6. Fielder's trial was expected to begin in July, but defense attorney B. Craig Manford in a June court hearing told Sanders he was having a difficult time getting copies of his client's medical records from health-care providers.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | July 10, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Former Hagerstown psychiatrist and convicted child molester Alan J. Horowitz was deported Sunday morning from India to the United States, where he faces charges that he violated the terms of his parole in New York. "We met the plane at the Newark, N.J., airport at 4 a.m. Sunday and made the arrest at the gate," U.S. Marshal Gary Mattison said. "Horowitz was accompanied by representatives of the U.S. State Department and the FBI. " Horowitz was found May 22 in a seaside resort in southern India and has been jailed since, awaiting deportation to the United States for traveling under a false British passport, Mattison said.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | June 30, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Bunker Hill, W.Va., attorney accused of killing his ex-wife last year and dumping her dismembered body in or along Back Creek in western Berkeley County was granted a continuance of his trial Friday in Berkeley County Circuit Court. The trial of Stephen R. Fielder, 58, of 9280 Winchester Ave., which was scheduled to begin in late July, was continued to Nov. 6. A pretrial hearing was set for Oct. 26. Fielder shuffled into court Friday wearing an orange jumpsuit, handcuffs and shackles.
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