CrimeProsecutors no longer seeking death penalty in Mount Wolf killing
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The York County District Attorney’s Office isagainst a man who’s accused of luring and fatally beating his on-again, off-again girlfriend outside her home in Mount Wolf.
In court documents filed on July 12, then-First Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Russell wrote that Edia “Richie” Lawrence had provided information related to “mitigating factors in this case matter.” Prosecutors reviewed it and then decided to withdraw their intention to seek the death penalty.
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Lawrence, 20, of the Bronx, New York, is charged with first- and second- degree murder and related offenses in the killing of Ahshantianna Johnson, 19,. She was .
On March 25, 2017,broke into her home on South Second Street at about 2:15 a.m., Northeastern Regional police said.
Next,, police said.
Johnson was beaten outside.
Lawrence, police said, was the leader of a drug ring in York County. Law enforcement has said Johnson was working with him in some capacity.
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No one else has been charged in the killing.
Paul Hirsch, Lawrence’s attorney, said he provided information to prosecutors, who then apparently agreed that the death penalty wasn’t appropriate in the case.
Kyle King, a spokesman for the York County District Attorney’s Office, said it would not be commenting beyond what's in court documents.
Lawrence is set to go to trial on Sept. 9. He’s being held without bail in York County Prison.
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Deputies are investigating a shooting in Orange County. People living nearby say a man was shot several times in the leg, back, and stomach. It happened on Wolf Road, near the Pine Hills neighborhood, officials said. Deputies say they are not looking for suspects at this point, which may mean they know who is responsible, but haven't made any arrests yet. A block of Wolf Road was closed off with crime tape. Neighbors say they heard gunfire just after 7 p.m. Thursday. "I'm on my porch and I heard a 'bop, bop, bop, bop.' I said, 'somebody done got shot,' and then they started screaming. All of them started running out of the house screaming," a neighbor named Larry said.
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