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Live Coverage of the Timothy Jacoby Capital Murder Trial

UPDATE: A York County jury convicted Timothy Jacoby of first-degree murder and gave him the death sentence. Jacoby also was convicted of burglary, robbery and tampering with evidence and was sentenced to 7 1/2 to 15 years. The case currently is … Continue reading

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Woodard formally sentenced to death

York County Judge Michael Bortner formally sentenced Aric Shayne Woodard to death Wednesday, Dec. 18, for the beating death of 2-year-old Jaques Omari Twinn. A jury convicted Woodard, 40, of York, of first-degree murder in October. Jaques died on Nov. … Continue reading

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Live Coverage of the Aric Woodard capital murder trial

Aric Shayne Woodard, 40, was convicted of first-degree murder on Thursday in the beating death of 2-year-old Jaques Omari Twinn. He trial now enters the penalty phase. The Commonwealth is seeking the death penalty citing the victim’s age and means … Continue reading

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Jury selection underway in capital murder case of Aric Woodard

UPDATE: A jury of five women and seven men, along with four alternates, have been selected for the Aric Woodard capital murder trial, which begins Monday in the York County Judicial Center. Facing the death penalty if convicted of first-degree … Continue reading

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Does Gov. Corbett have a death wish for York County killers?

That was the question that came to mind when the governor signed an execution warrant for Mark Spotz the day after Hubert Michael got a stay of execution. The stay came on Nov. 8, just hours before Michael was scheduled … Continue reading

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DA doesn’t see any conflict for his office

York County District Attorney Tom Kearney said Thursday (Aug. 2, 2012) that he doesn’t see any conflict of interest at this time with former Chief Deputy Prosecutor Karen Comery  now working with a defense attorney representing a defendant in an … Continue reading

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York County capital convictions typically survive direct appeal

When a I read a news story about the number of Pennsylvania capital murder cases overturned due to underpaid, underfunded, court-appointed defense attorneys, I had to take a look at our local death row cases. The Philadelphia Inquirer had determined … Continue reading

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