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Thursday Dec 11 | via B104
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY JOHN MORGANELLI SAYS POLICE KILLED RICHARD SCHEUERMANN AFTER A LENGTHY CHASE ON OCTOBER 24. "BASED UPON THE ORAL REPORT, I'M WORKING FROM THE PREMISE THAT THE PRIMARY CAUSE OF HIS DEATH WAS A GUNSHOT WOUND WITH CONTRIBUTING CAUSES," MORGANELLI SAYS THE D.A. SAYS A FORENSIC PATHOLOGIST DETERMINED IT WAS A POLICE BULLET AND NOT A SELF-INFLICTED KNIFE WOUND THAT KILLED SCHEUERMANN AFTER HE CRASHED HIS TRUCK IN EASTON. WHAT REMAINS TO BE DETERMINED IS WHETHER THE SHOOTING WAS JUSTIFIED. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 26 | via Patch.com
Padgett was last seen on Friday, Nov. 21, leaving her job at Duck Duck Goose Child Care, 1218 Canal St. in Northampton. At a news conference on Wednesday, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli announced that Padgett had been found dead, according to The Morning Call . Comment?
Tuesday Nov 18 | via The Morning Call
A Lehigh County judge on Tuesday urged a South Whitehall Township family to "take precautions," saying the justice system could not adequately protect them from a man who was caught by the father videotaping an adult daughter while she showered. Judge Robert L. Steinberg called Gregory Steckroth "a danger to the community" and said he was reluctant to accept a plea bargain that allowed the victim to avoid testifying at trial, but could put Steckroth back on the street in less than two years. Comment?
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