Friday, May 16, 2014

PA: Jury acquits veteran of homicide charges

Mr. Thomas, 32, an Army veteran from Upper St. Clair, was found guilty of having drug paraphernalia the day he was arrested and charged with homicide in the death of Vaughn Simonelli, 55, of Chartiers, Oct. 18, 2012, in the parking lot of the Washington, Pa., Shop ‘n Save.


“It is a tragedy about Mr. Simonelli, but you know, it is what it is. It’s a shame, but it’s one man’s life that was in the balance and he had to defend it,” he said.

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1 comment:

Wireless.Phil said...

Well I read the article. But no mention of what drug or drug parafinalia(sp) he had on him?

Why 18 months?
Was it the drug or the shooting that kept him locked up?