Convicted wife-killer files murder ap...

Convicted wife-killer files murder appeal

There are 21 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Jan 24, 2008, titled Convicted wife-killer files murder appeal. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

Wife-killer Brian David Hummert's appeal for a new trial follows the Pennsylvania Superior Court's October affirmation of his conviction and the July airing of a Forensic Files episode about Charlene Hummert's ...

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History Buff

York, PA

#1 Jan 24, 2008
Hey...isn't Judge Uhler the same judge who wants Zachary Witman to allow a new trial????
What is it with this judge????? Can't he get his job done right the first time around????
History Buff

York, PA

#2 Jan 24, 2008
sorry...I meant to say....The same judge who wants to allow Zachary Witman a new trial????
peter burns

Lancaster, PA

#3 Jan 24, 2008
Ain't that something! He did murder his wife, and
now the whiney little wussy wants to go home. NO!
NO trial and NO home for you!
York Girl

United States

#5 Jan 30, 2008
There is no way Brian Hummert should EVER be allowed out of jail. He earned where he is at right now and no one in their right minds would ever consider allowing him out. Of course he is going to appeal.. he couldn't even stand being in the york county jail i bet he is loving where he is now.

Okemos, MI

#6 Jan 31, 2008
The guy not only murdered his wife but did bad things to her afterwards. He admitted in court more than once that he killed her. To bad our tax dollars are sustaining him on a daily basis and free housing and leisure time allow him to file his continual appeals clogging up a already burdened court system.

Pottstown, PA

#7 Apr 14, 2008
I've known Brian for many years. She probably drove him to it. He had just been laid off and rather than supporting him, she berated him and forced him to have multiple jobs to support her lifestyle. She was cheating on him on top of that. Nothing can excuse what he did, but he should be given some consideration for what she put him through. If you don't know him, please keep your comments to yourself.


#8 Apr 14, 2008
Awww, what a "Friend" you are! Like you said nothing can excuse what he did and he is getting punshed for that! And I don't have to know him to voice my opinion!

York, PA

#9 Apr 29, 2008
I've known the hummert family for years. Fon't post things about char, she helped everyone she could and was a wonderful person. Brian did a horrible, selfish thing and deserves to be locked up for the rest of his life. To bad he has it easier than he should right now.
York Girl

United States

#10 Apr 30, 2008
"Friend" I have known Brian and the Hummert family for over 10 years. I know what I am talking about. I also know you have no idea what you are talking about. Charlene never forced Brian into anything. He was a grown man and did what he wanted. How can you say he should be given consideration?! He was given consideration when he was offered the deal .. and that was not good enough for him. So he got exactly what he wanted. He got a fair trial and it backed fired. What did he think was gonna happen when they had all the evidence against him? He is guilty as sin and he should never.. and i repeat NEVER see the light of day again.
SLC girl

Springville, UT

#11 Feb 23, 2009
I just saw this case on Solved tonight. This guy is a disgusting troll who deserves the death penalty and got lucky with life imprisonment. What a horrible excuse for a human being.

Perkasie, PA

#12 Apr 3, 2009
SHE DROVE HIM TO IT!!! so,u r saying that he is such a mindless dult,that another person could drive him to murder? BTK looked normal too! "friend" u r not too smart,r u? maybe brian should be getting death,then maybe trolls like him would stop using lameo excuses to kill people.
P.S. i'd have cheated on his butt too!
Dawn Harrisburg Pa

Langhorne, PA

#13 May 24, 2009
Friend I think you may deserve to sit in a cell next to this Brian Hummert.Anyone who thinks that a person drove someone to killing them,not to mention speaking this outloud is no better than the killer.What the hell are you thinking to say such a thing about a women is was murdered by her own husband?Your a disgusting pig!!!!

Riverside, CA

#14 Nov 7, 2009
I can't believe this... some "FRIEND" says the wife drove him to it? Really?

I've had a wife for 32 years. I LOVE my wife. I would sacrifice my life to save hers without hesitation - and she feels the same about me. That's what you do when you get married - you love and support each other.

Was it always good between us? Of COURSE not! We have had problems just like everyone else. But I made a promise in 1977 that I take very seriously - to love and cherish her for the rest of my life. If we ever got to where we couldn't handle a problem, we would get HELP - we wouldn't kill each other.

No person has the power to drive another person to murder. That's a ridiculous idea. I'm disgusted. If his wife was a horrible person, he could have divorced her. His job as a husband was to do everything in his power to bring positives into his marriage. I don't get the feeling he EVER did that.

He didn't deserve the title "husband" - a husband loves his wife and THINKS about little ways to make her life happier... every day. "Friend" - I hope you aren't married. If you are, I feel for your spouse.


Camp Hill, PA

#15 Dec 28, 2009
SLC girl wrote:
I just saw this case on Solved tonight. This guy is a disgusting troll who deserves the death penalty and got lucky with life imprisonment. What a horrible excuse for a human being.
me 2

Feasterville Trevose, PA

#16 Feb 21, 2010
I can't imagine a much more clear case of premeditated murder, and he should never see freedom again.

That said, I am really annoyed at the attitude people have about prisons. I had the (dis)pleasure of being an inmate for a couple of days. For those of you who think it's such a great deal, I suggest you try it. Experience the food, which looks like it's already been eaten. Experience the noise, the constant bright light all night long, the company of people who act like animals. And then I dare you to talk about it like it's a country club.

That was 8 years ago, and the worst couple of days in my life ever.

York, PA

#17 Sep 19, 2010
I was a juror on this trial and all the jurors and Judge Uhl served the county of York well. We listened and studied all the testimony and evidence during the trial and took very seriouly the fate of Brian Hummert as well as the horrible circumstances that befell Charlene Hummert. I don't agree with giving him a second trial either but the law must work for everyone even those who don't seem to deserve it. It's ironic the care that was/is given to Brian Hummert to not take his life away(basically life in prison) from him without due diligence is more than the care he gave to his wife before he ended hers.
This was the first trial I ever sat on. I can personally say that once I reviewed everything and the diliberation was complete, I felt I made the right judgment call. After the trial I dug the newspapers out of the closet and read them and found out he had actually confessed, I was shocked.
He got what he deserved at trial and as far as the deal with that convict, the DA did screw up by not telling us he made a deal but I'm sure it briefly crossed everyone's mind the convict might have had his own self interest in mind, it's human nature. Mr. Hummert is a dispicable human being, how can a father kill the mother of his children and then turn around and in court accuse his son and others? I'm sure there's a special Hell for someone like him, I have faith in the law and I believe he will go to jail for life no matter how many trials he gets.

Fredericksburg, VA

#18 Jan 29, 2011
I'm watching a tv show on the discovery channel about this right now! Craaazy.

Mechanicsburg, PA

#19 May 20, 2011
Being a member of of this family, I can not even begin to tell you the hell this has brought upon the family. This is not the first time the DA cut corners,forgot to mention something, or just lied to try to get this case wrapped up so he could run for judge. This is the third time our family is going to have to sit and listen to all of the horrible details, and then hope and pray that another jury finds him guilty like the first one. This is crazy, and it's not Judge Uhler's fault, he is just as frustrated with this case as everyone else.

Westbank, Canada

#20 Aug 6, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and keep you. I hope your family will eventually find peace and reconcile. I hope the truth will prevail.
Canadian Chrissy

Edmonton, Canada

#21 Aug 10, 2011
I am truly sorry for everything you've already gone through and what's to come. I cannot not imagine the pain. I just wanted to say that prayer helps signifigantly and I pray this will be the last time and that the guilty verdict will be forever binding. May the Lord sustain you and keep you strong.

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