Oct 11, 2013
Defense wants death penalty barred in Fayette slaying
Twenty-four-year-old Paul Bannasch of Hopwood is charged along with 24-year-old Craig Rugg of Connellsville in Fayette County in the death of 52-year-old Margaret Kriek of Connellsville.
Mental evaluation sought for 1 in Pa. slaying
The attorney representing one of two men charged in the strangulation death of a woman whose body was found in a western Pennsylvania river wants his client examined to determine whether he's competent to stand trial.
The Lebanon Daily News
DA seeks death for 2 in Pa. woman's sex strangling
A prosecutor is seeking the death penalty against two western Pennsylvania men awaiting trial on charges they beat, strangled and sexually assaulted a woman they met in a bar, before pushing her nude body into a river.