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Related trial slated for man convicted in daughter’s death

September 19, 2018

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man convicted in the death of his 12-year-old daughter, who was shot by a constable serving eviction papers, is scheduled to go on trial soon in a related charge.

PennLive.com reports that jury selection is scheduled Sept. 27 in Lycoming County for the trial of 60-year-old Donald Meyer Jr. on a charge of illegal possession of a firearm.

The charge was severed from the main case in which the Duncannon resident was convicted in July of third-degree murder, aggravated assault and other counts. The trial was moved from Perry County due to pretrial publicity.

Perry County authorities said he pointed a loaded rifle at the constable, who fired a shot that went through Meyer’s arm and killed Ciara Meyer in January 2016.

Meyer is awaiting sentencing.


Information from: Pennlive.com, http://www.pennlive.com

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