Spencer Newcomer acquitted of murder/manslaughter

Spencer “Lee” Newcomer, 43, who shot and killed his Springettsbury Township neighbor, David Wintermyer, 47, on June 10, 2012, after an ongoing feud, was acquitted of all charges Friday, March 15.

Spencer “Lee” Newcomer

David Wintermyer

Newcomer maintained the shooting was in self-defense when Wintermyer reached into his pocket for a black object that turned out to be a cellphone.

Read the gavel-to-gavel trial coverage below.
Previous coverage: Castle doctrine: Springettsbury Township man expected to invoke self-defense at upcoming murder trial

About Rick Lee

Rick Lee is a veteran courthouse reporter for the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Contact him at rlee@ydr.com or call 495-1782.
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