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Lookingbill formally sentenced to life for murder

Joshua Justin Lookingbill was formally sentenced to life without parole Tuesday for the murder of Nakia “Nitty” Williams.

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Live Coverage of the Joshua Lookingbill Homicide Trial

A stabbing victim, his girlfriend and her ex-boyfriend were involved in a love triangle that ended when one man stabbed the other early Jan. 31, 2013 in York, according to police. Joshua Justin Lookingbill, 25, of the 700 block of … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Affirms New Trial in 2005 Murder Case

It appears Ian C. Brenner will be returning to York County for a re-trial of his 2005 murder case. Brenner, now 32, was convicted in 2006 of shooting and killing Anna Witter, 46, an innocent bystander, as he tried to … Continue reading

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The Violence Policy Center’s “When Men Murder Women”

The strongly and clearly pro-gun control Violence Policy Center has issued its annual study on “When Men Murder Women.” But taking firearms out of the equation, the VPC’s statistics, if accurate, are frightening in themselves. The VPC claims, and rightfully … Continue reading

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Two murders, two Antonios and four Daves

In a strange twist of fate, this week I am covering two trials – one in Courtroom No. 1 before Judge Gregory M. Snyder and one in Courtroom No. 2 before Judge Craig T. Trebilcock. Antonio Wormley’s trial began last … Continue reading

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Live coverage of the Jovon Jones murder trial

Jovon D. Jones is accused in the May 16, 2011 stabbing death of his neighbor, Alesia Martin. Martin’s family, after not hearing from her, went to her Fahs Street home and found the residence locked. Jones allowed them to use … Continue reading

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Possible conflict of interest in Anaida Rivera homicide case.

I got a late night tip I’ll have to check out tomorrow (Aug. 1, 2012).   There have been allegations of conflict of interest in criminal cases before. When there is, it is usually on the part of the York … Continue reading

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Is banning juvenile life without parole the decent thing to do?

  A majority of the U.S. Supreme Court pointed to “the evolving standards of decency that mark the progress of a maturing society” as part of the reasoning for banning mandatory life sentences without parole for juvenile killers. But the … Continue reading

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Will life go on for juvenile lifers?

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear argument March 20 in two cases over life without parole sentences for juvenile killers. According to briefs filed in those cases, there are 73 people serving life sentences in the United States for murders … Continue reading

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I’m sorry, Aunt Lilly

I’m sorry for calling you a killer all of these years. I was writing a story recently about the murder arraignment of a woman accused of  fatally dosing her grandmother’s chili with morphine to cover the fact, police say, she had … Continue reading

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