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By DON AINES | November 22, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Centralized preliminary hearings and armed probation officers were two items discussed Friday as the Franklin County Board of Commissioners continued work on the 2000 budget. cont. from news page The county's six district justices now hold preliminary hearings at their offices around the county, requiring police to drive jailed defendants from Franklin County Prison in Chambersburg to as far away as Mercersburg, Pa., about 25 miles. Court Administrator William Sheaffer, said having hearings in the courthouse will cut transportation costs.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | August 19, 2005
HAGERSTOWN erinc@herald-mail.com It was unusual for a prison inmate convicted of assaulting a correctional officer to appear in court Wednesday without a lawyer, but it was not unjust, according to Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Robert Veil. Talbert Parran, 44, had appeared in court several times without a lawyer since the October 2004 assault and was advised several times to seek counsel, said Veil, who prosecuted Parran. Parran represented himself Wednesday, although he asked several times for an attorney.
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August 22, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Blake Martin, Franklin County's first public defender and a mentor to local attorneys and judges, died late Thursday morning. He was 67. A known and respected fixture in the local legal circle, Martin practiced law up to the end as an associate in the Chambersburg law firm of David C. Cleaver and Associates, P.C. The Franklin County Bar Association appointed Martin, a Chambersburg native, as public defender in 1967.
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by DAVE McMILLION | March 3, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Emotions were evident Tuesday when Vernon H. Dunlap Sr., charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend, appeared in Jefferson County Magistrate Court for a preliminary hearing. The hearing was continued after one of Dunlap's attorneys said the defense team needed more time to take care of issues in the case, including having a psychological exam conducted on Dunlap. When public defender Tom Delaney mentioned the psychological exam, outbursts could be heard from the back of the courtroom where members of the victim's family were seated.
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by DON AINES | April 6, 2005
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The preliminary hearing for a woman charged in connection with the drowning death of her infant daughter has been postponed until Tuesday, May 3, according to the Franklin County District Attorney's Office. Jessica Bobbett, 21, of 300 S. Second St., Apt. A, was charged last week by Chambersburg police with endangering the welfare of a child in the Nov. 2, 2004, death of 11-month-old Ja-liyaha Aviles. The girl's twin brother, Jahleel, also was injured in the incident at Bobbett's former home at 212 Linden Ave. Bobbett's hearing was scheduled for Tuesday, but Assistant District Attorney Nancy Meyers said it was continued so that a public defender could be appointed to represent the woman.
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By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | November 17, 1998
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Wisconsin man who was found guilty in a 1997 shooting that left three men wounded will face between 21 and 65 years in prison under a sentence handed down Monday, officials said. Patrick Carr, 53, of Minocquan, Wis., was found guilty in September of three counts of malicious wounding and one count of first-degree sexual assault in the July 27, 1997 shooting near the Harpers Ferry Flea Market. Carr will face between two and 10 years in prison for each of the malicious wounding charges and between 15 and 35 years for the sexual assault charge, said public defender Andy Arnold.
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June 5, 2012
Six attorneys are being interviewed by members of the Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission to fill the vacancy created by the appointment of former 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gina M. Groh to the federal bench, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's office said Tuesday. Those being interviewed are Nicholas Forrest Colvin, Kimberley D. Crockett, Laura V. Faircloth, Michael D. Lorensen, Erin K. Reisenweber and Homer A. Speaker, according to Tomblin's office.  The commission is expected to recommend three finalists from the group for Tomblin's consideration.
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November 14, 1996
11/14/96 By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer Eighteen years after he was sentenced to two life terms plus 20 years for terrorizing a Georgia family vacationing in Hagerstown, Samuel Parthemore was back in court Tuesday. Now nearly 40 years old, Parthemore complained that back in 1978, his lawyer promised him he would get only one life sentence - a promise he said wasn't kept. Washington County Circuit Judge Fred Wright wanted to know why Parthemore waited so long to bring up this claim.
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By ERIN JULIUS | August 13, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- A man who pleaded guilty to first-degree felony murder in the August 1997 shooting death of a Waynesboro, Pa., man was back in court Tuesday claiming he did not understand the nature of the charge to which he entered a plea and asking for a new trial. Washington County Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley said he would make a decision in about 60 days. Two attorneys who represented David Paul Paschall, 34, in the 1990s testified Tuesday that they had several lengthy discussions with their former client about the meaning of first-degree felony murder.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | June 8, 2005
pepperb@herald-mail.com One of two brothers sentenced to life in prison for the 1979 murder of a Hagerstown man has been denied relief from his sentence, Washington County Circuit Judge John H. McDowell ruled in an opinion filed last week. Charles Bruce Franklin, 49, alleged in a petition filed Oct. 8, 2004, that his defense attorney, now a Circuit judge, coerced him to plead guilty to the Aug. 26, 1979, murder of Raymond King. Under an agreement that the prosecution would not seek the death penalty, Franklin and his brother, Warren Douglas Franklin, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in connection with King's death and received life sentences, according to the opinion.
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