Reporter

Clearfield, PA

#1 Nov 14, 2009
Callahan granted third trial in murder of classmate
Friday, November 13, 2009
A twice-convicted murderer will head to trial for the third time. A new trial was granted for Andrew Callahan, 28, who was previously convicted for the 1997 murder of his classmate Micah Pollock. Both were teens at the time.
According to Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr., the Superior Court ruled that the trial judge at Callahan's second trial in 2007 failed to give the jury proper instructions regarding an involuntary manslaughter charge.
At his first trial, Callahan was found guilty of murder, but not guilty of involuntary manslaughter. His second trial was also a result of improper instructions given to the jury.
Callahan has been convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison at both trials. Shaw anticipates a jury will be selected for the third trial on Jan. 14. Callahan is currently housed in the State Correctional Institution at Cresson.

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Peter Gozinya

Altoona, PA

#2 Nov 14, 2009
Isn't it the judges duty to instruct the jury?
Melissa Bartley

Marengo, OH

#3 Dec 4, 2009
I hope Andrew sits in prison for the rest of his life for taking away someones son, friend, boyfriend, acquaintance, even a stranger. How dare him even try to take it to trial again, this obviously shows no sign of a concscience or remorse!! What kind of person is capable of committing a murder of that degree? Please keep him locked up from all society!! FOREVER
wes thompson

Fostoria, OH

#4 Feb 22, 2010
micah was a dear friend to everyone he met. just the fact that he went tinto the woods with a killer proves that. Micah enjoyed getting along with everyone
Seymore Hare

State College, PA

#5 Feb 22, 2010
Sounds like the judge is gonna have some 'splainin' to do.

I am confident justice will be served and Callahan will not see a day of freedom again
mikey waugh

Leetsdale, PA

#6 Mar 10, 2010
stop crying
mikey waugh

Leetsdale, PA

#7 Mar 10, 2010
stop crying.they messed up his trial thats on them. they wrote the rules of court now dont cry when they have to follow them.
Courtney Daniels

Delphos, OH

#8 Apr 10, 2010
'mikey waugh' andrew deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison for taking an innocent boys life. i don't care how many mistakes were made, he did and he should pay for it, micah doesn't get to live his life so neither should andrew. you stop crying.

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