Westmoreland Man Accused of Killing His Girlfriend

A Westmoreland man has been arrested and accused of being responsible for his girlfriend’s death.

The body of the 52 year-old victim was found in a Laurel Mountain home on a Friday at about 10:00 PM. Family members had asked police to check or her because they had not heard from her for several days. Upon entering the home, the responding officer noticed blood in the kitchen and found the victim’s body near a rear door. Apparently officers also found several packages of Band-Aids in the bathroom.

Police say that a friend of the suspect informed them that he had a large cut on his hand the day after the alleged murder, and that the suspect claimed that he suffered the gash in an incident involving a cat. When police located the suspect he apparently had injuries to both hands. According to an autopsy report the victim died from blunt force trauma to the head.

The accused was detained at the Westmoreland County Jail pending a Preliminary Hearing for charges of Homicide.

Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law is a National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer and Personal Injury Attorney with offices in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Morgantown West Virginia.

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McKeesport Teen Held on Suspicion of Murder

Police arrested a man on suspicion that he shot and killed another man in McKeesport area of Pittsburgh.

On Monday, Allegheny County police arrested a 19 year-old McKeesport man on suspicion of murdering a 20 year old man at about 1:30 AM Saturday morning in McKeesport. Police allege that the suspect and another man exited the Beer Barrel bar shortly before the shooting, and that witnesses say that he was extremely agitated at the time. Police allege that the suspect followed the victim to a nearby PNC Bank, where he then shot and killed the victim.

The alleged killer is being held in the Allegheny County Jail on one count of homicide.  At the time of this writing, the alleged Killer was awaiting a preliminary hearing to contest the charges.

Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law is a National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer and Personal Injury Attorney with offices in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Morgantown West Virginia.

If you or someone you love are facing criminal charges or seriously injured in an accident, contact Attorney Frank Walker immediately at 412-315-744124 hours a day, 7 days a week for aggressive and experienced Criminal Defense or Representation in a Civil Case.

Pittsburgh Area Mom and Her Three Teens Arrested on Drug Charges

A Pittsburgh area mother and her three teenage children were arrested on drug related charges.

The 50 year-old mother, along with her 17 year old son and two teenage daughters, were at all their home near the intersection of Huxley and Sutherland Streets when Zone Six narcotics detectives arrived on the scene with a search warrant. Police say that the mother was involved in the drug trade, and had involved her three teenage children. Inside the home police allegedly found cocaine, heroin, and marijuana, as well as $2000 in cash. Police also say they recovered an unknown quantity of firearms at the residence.

The bust comes as a result of increased anti-crime efforts by police in Zone Six. The area has reportedly seen an increase in crime over the past several weeks, including multiple shootings in the West End.

At the time of this posting, the Mother and her children were awaiting a Preliminary Hearing to Contest the charges lodged against them.

Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law is a National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer and Personal Injury Attorney with offices in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Morgantown West Virginia.

If you or someone you love are facing criminal charges or seriously injured in an accident, contact Attorney Frank Walker immediately at 412-315-744124 hours a day, 7 days a week for aggressive and experienced Criminal Defense or Representation in a Civil Case.

Two Women Charged with Hoagie-Fundraiser Scam in Carrick

Two Pittsburgh area women were recently arrested on charges that they fraudulently offered local residents the opportunity to purchase hoagie sandwiches, which were to be delivered at a later time. It turns out that the offer was a complete scam.

Police allege that a 27 year-old Pittsburgh woman went door to door in Carrick, pre-selling hoagie sandwiches to residents for $6.00 a piece. It turns out that the woman, who told the residents that she was selling the sandwiches as part of a fundraiser, was allegedly perpetrating a scam. Police also allege that a 31 year-old area woman was also involved in the scheme. In all, approximately just 100 sales were made.

Police are attempting to make a list of all for women’s victims. Possible charges could include theft by deception, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy.

Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law is a National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer and Personal Injury Attorney with offices in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Morgantown West Virginia.

If you or someone you love are facing criminal charges or seriously injured in an accident, contact Attorney Frank Walker immediately at 412-315-744124 hours a day, 7 days a week for aggressive and experienced Criminal Defense or Representation in a Civil Case.

Two #Pittsburgh Area Men Arrested on Child Predator Related Charges

Two Pittsburgh area men were reportedly arrested as part of the state’s ongoing crackdown on child predators.

According to a statement the Attorney General’s Child Predator Section arrested the two men, including a 67 year-old man of Washington, and a 37 year-old man of West Homestead, in separate stings. The 67 year-old suspect allegedly placed an online advertisement, to which an officer posing as a 14 year-old girl responded. After an alleged sexual conversation, the suspect set a time and place to meet the girl. When he showed up, he was arrested. The Defendant is facing multiple charges including criminal attempt to commit involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child and criminal attempt to commit indecent assault on a person less than 16 years of age.

The 37 year-old suspect was arrested in a separate sting after an officer, posing as an underage girl, responded to one of his online ads. The suspect reportedly asked the officer posing as the girl for photos and engaged in sexual conversation. He, too, arranged a meeting and was arrested at the meeting location. He is facing charges including two counts of criminal attempt to commit indecent assault.

Both men were booked at Allegheny County Jail to await a preliminary hearing.

Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law is a National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer and Personal Injury Attorney with offices in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Morgantown West Virginia.

If you or someone you love are facing criminal charges or seriously injured in an accident, contact Attorney Frank Walker immediately at 412-315-744124 hours a day, 7 days a week for aggressive and experienced Criminal Defense or Representation in a Civil Case.

18 Arrested and Charged with #UnderageDrinking at #Pittsburgh Concert

Pennsylvania State police arrested a large group of people on charges of underage drinking over the weekend.

18 people were arrested at the First Niagara Pavilion in Washington County on Saturday, on suspicion of underage drinking, and one person was charged with using false identification. The officers involved in the bust, working for the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, were patrolling the concert venue at the time of the “Brad Paisley: Country Nation World Tour” show at the time.

Arrests for seemingly petty offenses such as underage drinking, using false identification, public urination, and public intoxication, can have long lasting consequences if not properly handled legally. These otherwise minor violations can have effects as it relates to a person’s employment and ability to qualify for various programs.

Don’t let a summary offense ruin your future. Contact our lawfirm today to fight the charge.

Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law is a National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer and Personal Injury Attorney with offices in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Morgantown West Virginia.

If you or someone you love are facing criminal charges or seriously injured in an accident, contact Attorney Frank Walker immediately at 412-315-744124 hours a day, 7 days a week for aggressive and experienced Criminal Defense or Representation in a Civil Case.

Grandmother Arrested on Marijuana Sales Related Charges

A 64 year old grandmother from Saver has been arrested on charges of selling marijuana that she sourced from California.

The woman, who is said to have sold upwards of 100 pounds of marijuana, is alleged to have received marijuana in shipments of 30 to 40 pounds apiece, and then sold each pound for $3,400. Police say that a search of her house revealed almost $400,000 in cash, 64 pounds of marijuana, as well as psychedelic mushrooms and hashish. Police allege that the woman has been selling marijuana for at least five years.

After her arrest the woman is quoted as saying that her only crime was doing what she could in order to raise her children without having to draw public assistance. The woman’s daughter also came to her defense, insisting that police should focus their efforts on more serious criminals such as murderers, rapists, and pedophiles. She noted that, in her opinion, it does not make sense to put a non-violent offender in the same place as such violent people.

Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law is a National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer and Personal Injury Attorney with offices in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Morgantown West Virginia.

If you or someone you love are facing criminal charges or seriously injured in an accident, contact Attorney Frank Walker immediately at 412-315-744124 hours a day, 7 days a week for aggressive and experienced Criminal Defense or Representation in a Civil Case.

Share and Save for a Safe #MemorialDay Weekend! #Pittsburgh #Morgantown

Winter is over and another Memorial Day Weekend is upon us!

While you enjoy time with your family, watch the parades, fireworks, take a swim or just relax while enjoying a ballgame, please take a moment to remember the many Men and Women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Please enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend, but do so responsibly: Please Don’t Drink and Drive or Text and Drive!

Many trained officers and law enforcement officials will be out and about searching for signs of impairment or other unlawful activities and will not hesitate to arrest you for a DUI, Public Intoxication, Underage DrinkingFake ID, Public Urination, Disorderly Conduct or other Traffic Offenses.

Before you leave the house or hit the road to meet friends at a bar, please take a moment to designate a driver for a SAFE evening.  Also, please SAVE these Taxi Service numbers into your cellphone before you start the festivities:

Yellow Cab, Morgantown, WV – (304) 292-7441

Yellow Cab, Pittsburgh, Pa – (412) 321-8100

JB Taxi Service – Beaver County, Pa – 724-658-1444

C & H Taxi – Charleston, WV (304) 344-4902

Greensburg, Pa – Yellow Cab – (724) 838-0700

@DubVSafeRide  – Morgantown WV – – 304-777-9996

If you plan to remain home this weekend to relax and this message really isn’t for you, please SHARE with your contacts or repost with your network so that others will have the information before hitting the town this weekend.

 

Death Penalty Decision Making Questioned

When it comes to perusing the death penalty, all cases are not created equal. Many cases which have seemed to have similar characteristics on the surface have resulted in prosecutors perusing differing strategies, in some cases the death penalty and in other cases lesser penalties.

For example, in March 2013 a suspect allegedly shot three people, killing one and injuring two others. In that case prosecutors did not seek the death penalty, but sought a first degree murder conviction instead. About two weeks earlier two men are alleged to have shot two people who had just left a bar. One was killed and the other was injured. But unlike the first case, prosecutors decided to seek the death penalty against both men in the second case.

One of the differences between the suspect in the first case and the suspects in the second case is that the first case has a white suspect, while the suspects in the second case are black. Now the attorney for the men charged in the second case is asking if race has something to do with the prosecutor’s decision to seek the death penalty against his client, and has asked Common Pleas Judge Edward J. Borkowski to force prosecutors to provide him with details on the decision making process.

Though the black suspects’ attorney cites at least two other high profile cases in which white suspects escaped death penalty cases, prosecutors insist that he has failed to show any pattern of discrimination.

Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law is a National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer and Personal Injury Attorney with offices in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Morgantown West Virginia.

If you or someone you love are facing criminal charges or seriously injured in an accident, contact Attorney Frank Walker immediately at 412-315-744124 hours a day, 7 days a week for aggressive and experienced Criminal Defense or Representation in a Civil Case.

Commercial Pilot in Federal Custody for Sexual Assault

An Oakdale man is in federal prison as a result of an alleged visit he paid to a 15 year Ohio girl in December, which resulted in sexual activity. According to the FBI the man, who is a commercial pilot, met the girl online and traveled to West Virginia in order to have sex with her. It was not immediately clear why the girl was in West Virginia.

The accused, who is a pilot for Republic Airlines, allegedly met the 15 year old girl on a website called MeetMe.com in December. During online chatting the victim revealed to him that she was 15 years old. The two allegedly met in person and engaged in sexual activity in December, but the girl’s mother became suspicious when the girl came home early after saying she was going to stay with a friend for the night. The girl’s mother also noticed that her daughter smelled like men’s cologne. The girl’s mother then notified authorities about the situation, which led to the 28 year old pilot’s arrest.

When FBI agents raided the home of the accused on February 7, they searched his cell phone for evidence of the crime. In his cellphone the man had allegedly listed the girl as “Ohio 15,” an indication of his knowledge of her age. His text message record also allegedly indicated that he had contacted the girl for a second meeting the day before the FBI raid.

Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law is a National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer and Personal Injury Attorney with offices in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Morgantown West Virginia.

If you or someone you love are facing criminal charges or seriously injured in an accident, contact Attorney Frank Walker immediately at 412-315-744124 hours a day, 7 days a week for aggressive and experienced Criminal Defense or Representation in a Civil Case.