Neighbor Said He Heard Screams Near Lancaster Twp. Home Where Two Bodies Found, Autopsies Planned

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Autopsies were in progress late Friday morning to determine the cause of death for two people whose bodies were found in a Lancaster Township townhome Thanksgiving day.

The autopsies began around 9:30 a.m. Friday, and were still underway at 12:30 p.m.

Manheim Township Police, which patrol Lancaster Township, were dispatched to the townhome at 788 Sterling Place at 7:58 a.m. Thursday, after two people were found dead inside the residence, possibly by family members.

Police declined to provide additional information in the case Friday morning.

Read more:  http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/924969_Neighbor-said-he-heard-screams-near-Lancaster-Twp–home-where-two-bodies-found–autopsies-planned.html#ixzz2m3c6wcSm

Murderer Caleb Fairley Continues To Seek New Trial

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Montgomery County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  Just throw the key away!

NORRISTOWN – Despite his court-appointed lawyer and a Montgomery County judge determining his latest appeal has “no merit,” a former Upper Merion man convicted of the 1995 murders of a Limerick mother and her toddler daughter is continuing his quest for a new trial.

Convicted double murderer Caleb Bradley Fairley has filed a petition with the Pennsylvania Superior Court, appealing county Judge William R. Carpenter’s Oct. 23 order that dismissed Fairley’s latest attempt to overturn his convictions in connection with the September 1995 strangulation deaths of Lisa Marie Manderach, 29, of Limerick, and her 19-month-old daughter Devon, in Collegeville.

Fairley, according to his notice of appeal filed in county court, appears to be representing himself in the Superior Court action.  In his latest appeal, filed under the state’s Post Conviction Relief Act, Fairley asked the judge to vacate his two life prison sentences and to grant him a new trial, or in the alternative, a new sentencing hearing.

In September, county Assistant Public Defender Timothy Peter Wile, who was appointed by Carpenter to represent Fairley after Fairley filed the original appeal on Sept. 17, indicated in a letter to the judge that his “conscientious review” of Fairley’s claims revealed no “issue of arguable merit” and therefore it is “legally without merit and frivolous.”  Wile, chief of the public defender’s appellate division, maintained Fairley’s petition for a new trial “lacks any basis in either law or fact and is, therefore, frivolous.”

Read more:  http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20121129/NEWS01/121129384/convicted-double-killer-caleb-fairley-files-state-appeal#full_story

Two Men Found Shot To Death In Monroe County Park

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Monroe County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Monroe County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

TOBYHANNA TOWNSHIP – A Pocono Mountain Regional Police officer conducting routine patrol of a township park early this morning discovered two men who had apparently been shot to death, authorities said.

The 2:30 a.m. discovery has prompted a full-scale investigation into the grisly scene at Coolbaugh Twp. Park, where investigators from the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department and the state police are working to collect evidence, said Monroe County Coroner Bob Allen.

Mr. Allen said one of the two men was found inside a car in the park’s parking lot and another just outside the car. Both are believed to be from Monroe County and to have died from gunshot wounds, he said.

Read more: http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/two-men-found-shot-to-death-in-monroe-county-park-1.1360088

Hillside Motel Double Murder Victims Identified

The two women who were murdered have been identified as Carolyn Levan, 60, of the Hillside Motel, and Charlene Levan, 57, of 266 Elm St., Pottstown. At this time there are no suspects.

The investigation is ongoing and police are requesting that anyone with information come forward.

Information may be reported by calling 911, Adams’ office at 610-478-6000, Amity Township Police at 610-689-6002, or by calling Crime Alert Berks County at 1-877-373-9913.

Some further information:

http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=216541

Double Murder In Amity Township

This is really weird, especially because of the silence being maintained on what happened and that Amity isn’t exactly a hotbed of crime so murder is very rare and a double murder….

I hope this is wrapped up quickly and whoever is responsible is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=215964