Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Com. v. R.P. (Firearm charges - Murder, Felony, Misdemeanor)

Commonwealth v. R.P.
(Non-Jury Trial)

                        Attempt to Commit the Crime of Criminal Homicide – Murder

                        2 counts - Agg. Assault with Firearm (Handgun) – Felony

                        5 counts – Misdemeanors

Case Facts:   
Defendant was alleged to have shot the victim two times at close range with the intent to kill or cause serious bodily injury.

Following a Non-Jury Trial before the Honorable Anthony M. Mariani, Defendant was found NOT GUILTY of  Murder - Attempt to Commit Criminal Homicide, Aggravated Assault (intentionally causing injury with a firearm), NOT GUILTY of Robbery using a firearm, GUILTY of Aggravated Assault by recklessly causing serious bodily injury using a firearm, and GUILTY of numerous Misdemeanor crimes.  Sentencing has been scheduled for October 2012.