About this blogVeteran courthouse reporter Rick Lee gives some updates and insight into the York County criminal and civil court systems.
Tagsappellate courts Superior Supreme Commonwealth bail Bill Graff carbaugh Carbaugh brothers dismemberment child abuse Common Pleas Court court court-appointed defense criminal court criminal defense criminal dispositions Dauphin County Dauphin County Judge Todd Hoover death penalty district court district judge Donnell McIntyre first-degree murder Gregory Witman homicide jeff joy Joe Lee Judge Gregory Snyder juvenile law Kennedy murder Penn State probation public corruption Rebecca LeFever Ron Witman Sandusky sexual assault Shannon Mayo Sr. State Rep. Stephen Stetler Sue Witman Supreme court Eakin Twitter York County York County Common Pleas Court York County court York County District Attorney's Office York County District Attorney Tom Kearney York County Judicial Center Zachary Witman
Monthly Archives: December 2011
He often looked like he slept in the suit he came to court in. His tie, usually hanging out of a pocket before trial, appeared to be an afterthought. The comb-over didn’t add anything toward a professional appearance. But under … Continue reading
Each day, Rick Lee gives live updates on York County’s criminal and civil court systems in the Cover It Live below, where you can also share your questions and comments for Rick.
Following former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky’s latest arrest on more sexual child abuse charges, I was being asked, “Why don’t they just keep him in jail?” Chief Deputy Prosecutor Jenn Russell, of the York County District Attorney’s Office, has … Continue reading
I had to reach out to current and former child abuse prosecutors to decipher the commonwealth’s statute of limitations on sexual offenses committed against minors. They agreed that the current law, most recently amended in 2008, gives the commonwealth authority … Continue reading
You’ve seen her name in the plethora of stories about former Penn State coach and accused pedophile Jerry Sandusky. But before Jonelle Eshbach, an 11-year veteran prosecutor with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office, was assigned to a case with nationwide … Continue reading
Today, I’m chasing a local angle to the Jerry Sandusky case, trying to get some questions answered about the current statute of limitations on sexual offenses against children and will answer the question repeatedly put to me this week, “Why … Continue reading
Battling for her seat on York City Council, Toni Smith is asking for a recount of Michael Helfrich’s write-in votes. As it stands, Helfrich ended with six more votes than Smith. In her petition to recount the votes, Smith is … Continue reading
York County Judge Richard K. Renn was questioning Dr. Joseph Buzogany, a forensic pathologist who had examined Johnson and found him to be incompetent to stand trial. Johnson, 47, is facing five third-degree felony child endangerment charges for allegedly hiding … Continue reading