Recent Posts in Homicide Category

  • Mistakes, Tragedy, and Death

    || 13-Sep-2013

    A prank. A gun. A tragedy. These are the sad words that will replay in the minds and hearts of the citizens of Longmont, Colorado. Last Friday, a prank went horribly wrong and left a young woman dead and a family and town in shock. A young woman snuck into a house to scare a friend and the friend reacted by shooting who he thought to be an intruder. The legal consequences of such a tragic event ...
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  • Should You Let a Maintenance Worker into your Home?

    || 22-Mar-2013

    Investigators Continue to Search for Home Invader Posing as Gas Worker The published a photo sketch of the man that entered a woman's home in Forty-Fort posing as gas utility employee and then assaulted her inside of her home. The owner of the home harmlessly let the man into her house and then suffered an attack from the imposter maintenance man. Investigators report that the ...
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  • Oscar Pistorius Saga: Murder or Mistake?

    || 26-Feb-2013

    CNN reports that prosecutors in South Africa are seeking to charge Olympic hero Oscar Pistorius with premeditated murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day. Pistorius stated that he fired shots into the bathroom believing that there was an intruder inside and adamantly denies any allegation that he intended to shoot Reeva. Although the shocking and ...
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  • Physician Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter

    || 2-Nov-2011

    Physician of Michael Jackson Accused of Involuntary Manslaughter. Under Pennsylvania statute, a person is guilty of involuntary manslaughter when as a direct result of the doing of an unlawful act in a reckless or grossly negligent manner, or of the doing of a lawful act in a reckless or grossly negligent manner, he or she causes the death of another person. The statute further defines that the ...
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  • Drive-By Shooting

    || 27-Sep-2011

    Wilkes-Barre Drive-By Shooting. Cities have been plagued by gun violence for years and have left police and investigators baffled as to the means to prevent and stop the violence. A common form of intimidation and gun violence used by criminals has been drive-by shootings. Drive-by shootings allow the assailant to leave the scene quickly as well as to prevent the identification of the shooter by ...
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  • Felony Weapon Charges

    || 21-Sep-2011

    Felony Charges. A convicted felon found in possession of a firearm faces serious criminal charges regardless of the intended use or lack of use of the weapon. Longer sentences and heavier fines apply to convicted felons found in possession of a firearm when the weapon is loaded or is involved in the commission of another criminal offense. Statutes banning the unlawful possession of a firearm by a ...
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  • Scranton Bar Stabbing

    || 19-Sep-2011

    Scranton Police Search for Suspect in Bar Stabbing. Assault is the knowing or intentional infliction of bodily harm upon another. Aggravated assault is more serious than simple assault and usually involves some object used as a weapon and/or an intent to cause serious bodily injury to the other person. The object need not be a knife or gun, but could be any object used to inflict bodily harm upon ...
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  • Wayne County Arsons

    || 19-Sep-2011

    Third Arson in One Month in Wayne County. Arson is a serious crime classified as a felony under most statutes, punishable by severe imprisonment or even death where a fire has been intentionally deadly. Many jurisdictions impose prison sentences commensurate with the seriousness of the criminal intent of the accused. A finding, therefore, that arson had been committed intentionally would result in ...
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  • Poconos Murder Charges

    || 13-Jul-2010

    According to today's Pocono Record, a jury found a Blakeslee man facing Poconos murder charges guilty of third-degree murder today for a fatal stabbing incident that took place last fall. Details regarding the outcome of the case will be available tomorrow. Anyone facing Poconos murder charges should understand the absolute seriousness of his situation and should recognize that his choice of a ...
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  • Thoughts from a Pocono Criminal Defense Lawyer

    || 8-Jan-2010

    In the 1960s, Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted experiments aimed at measuring everyday people's willingness to perform violent acts against others when told to do so by an authority figure. You may remember the results from psychology class: 65% of participants, obeying the authority figure's orders, inflicted maximum levels of pain on the experimental subject. Of ...
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