Sunday, June 30, 2013

PA:Felon Shot, Killed in dispute over Sacred Stones

 From other reports, Michael Woodhead had a long criminal history of assault.

NEWBERRY - A dispute reportedly over sacred Indian stones resulted in a 32-year-old man being shot to death around 12:30 a.m. Thursday inside a Woodward Township home in Lycoming County.

 Police detained 44-year-old Kevin Bennardi who admitted to shooting Michael Woodhead in Bennardi’s home at 59 Wither Hollow Lane. No charges have been filed against Bennardi.

The Sun Gazette reports, Bennardi told police Woodhead charged at him when he shot Woodhead multiple times with a .22 caliber rifle.

Bennardi told investigators that Woodhead "was upset with him because he had touched Woodhead's sacred Indian stones."

Woodhead, who is an American Indian, had apparently left behind some sacred stones at Bennardi’s home when he moved to Muncy Valley two months ago.

 Police say Bennardi call 9-1-1 shortly after shooting Woodhead and told the 9-1-1 dispatcher he had just shot and killed Woodhead.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

i simply wanted to know if there were any updates since this? xian woodhead, my son, (his father mark woodhead, his uncle was michael lee woodhead)wants to know. we live in texas.

Todd Reeder said...

http://wnep.com/2014/04/07/d-a-deadly-shooting-near-williamsport-justified/

Todd Reeder said...

WILLIAMSPORT — The district attorney in Lycoming County now says a homeowner was “justified” when he shot and killed another man last year.
It happened in June 2013 after police investigated the shooting death along Wither Hollow Lane in Woodward Township, near Williamsport.
The district attorney determined the homeowner, Kevin Bennardi, feared for his life when he shot Michael Woodhead from Muncy Valley.
The D.A. says now that the investigation is complete, no charges will be filed.


http://wnep.com/2014/04/07/d-a-deadly-shooting-near-williamsport-justified/

Todd Reeder said...

WILLIAMSPORT — The district attorney in Lycoming County now says a homeowner was “justified” when he shot and killed another man last year.
It happened in June 2013 after police investigated the shooting death along Wither Hollow Lane in Woodward Township, near Williamsport.
The district attorney determined the homeowner, Kevin Bennardi, feared for his life when he shot Michael Woodhead from Muncy Valley.
The D.A. says now that the investigation is complete, no charges will be filed.