Judge to rule later on dismissing love triangle slaying case

March 14, 2018

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A judge says he will decide later on a motion to dismiss the case against a man charged in a homicide that western Pennsylvania authorities say stemmed from a love triangle.

The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard reports that the Fayette County judge will also rule later on motions to bar prosecutors from using statements by 58-year-old Wiley Gambrel and move the trial due to publicity.

The Uniontown man is charged in the July slaying of 45-year-old James Plance. Investigators say the victim’s girlfriend said the suspect told her he wanted a relationship with her.

A state trooper testified Tuesday that Gambrel initially asked for a lawyer, but later was read his rights and signed a waiver after saying he wanted to tell his side if he was going to be charged.


Information from: Herald-Standard, http://www.heraldstandard.com/