Author Archives: Rick Lee

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.

Live Coverage of the Christopher Lee Schwenk Jr. Murder Trial

UPDATE: A jury convicted Christopher Lee Schwenk Jr. Of third-degree murder on July 27, 2015. While two men were arguing in the 200 block of South Queen Street at East Hope Avenue on Nov. 6, 2013, Monique Nixon walked by shortly after 3 … Continue reading

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The Jermaine Taylor murder trial

Jermaine Stanford Taylor is charged with first- and third-degree murder for the Feb. 16, 2014 beating death of Billie Jo Bratton. Follow live coverage of his jury trial in the York County Judicial Center below or YDR911at or on Twitter … Continue reading

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Live coverage of the Andrew Jae Becker murder trial

Andrew Jae Becker is charged with third-degree murder for what the York County Coroner called 13-month-old Liliana Lunsford’s “suspicious” March 16, 2014 death. Follow live coverage of Becker’s trial at www.yorkblog.com/docket/ or on Twitter @RickLeeYDR or #Becker. York City Police … Continue reading

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Live coverage of the Joseph Fitzpatrick first-degree murder trial

Authorities contend that Joseph Bernard Fitzpatrick III faked an ATV accident to cover up his wife’s murder. Follow live coverage of his first-degree murder trial in York County court below or on Twitter @RickLeeYDR or#Fitz. The prosecution alleges Annemarie Fitzpatrick’s … Continue reading

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Live coverage of the Gregory Hess murder solicitation trial.

Gregory Allen Hess goes to trial this week in the York County Judicial Center for the first of his three murder solicitation charges. Follow live coverage of the trial below or on Twitter @RickLeeYDR. In this first case, Hess, 47, … Continue reading

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Live Coverage of the Carlos Ramos-Diaz Murder Trial

A fistfight between two men at a York party on Dec. 30, 2013, led to the shooting death of 19-year-old Carlos Ramos-Diaz, according to York City Police. Now, Ruben Delvalles-Vincente, 30, is on trial in York County Common Pleas Court … Continue reading

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Live Coverage of the Robert Carl Yeager Child Rape Trial

Robert Carl Yeager is on trial in York County court for allegedly abducting a 7-year-old neighbor girl through her grandmother’s living room window, taking her to his nearby trailer, raping her and then returning her through the same window. The … Continue reading

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Live coverage of the Smallwood/Pierrelouis double homicide trial

Dejerek Basil Smallwood and Laquan Anderson Pierrelouis go to trial this week in York County Common Pleas Court for the Nov. 23, 2013 homicides of Braydon Aldinger  and Derek Ferree. Aldinger, 23, and Ferree, 26, were gunned down in an … Continue reading

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Candidates for the 2015 judicial race

York County voters will elect two new judges to the York County Court of Common Pleas in 2015. The elections will fill vacancies on the bench left by retirements. Candidates who have announced so far are: Neil Slenker York area … Continue reading

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Defendant in child abuse case pleaded no contest in 2004

This story on Peter J. Moore was published in the York Daily Record on Jan. 22, 2004. A Lewisberry man who violently shook his three-month-old son pleaded no contest to attempted homicide this week in York County Common Pleas Court. … Continue reading

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