A 15-year-old Everett boy died Friday from a wound he received after being shot in the head the previous night by another 15-year-old boy at a residence in the Everett area.
Neal Hammond was pronounced dead at 9:29 a.m. in the intensive-care unit of Memorial Medical Center, said Cambria County Coroner Dennis Kwiatkowski.
State police said the other teen, who has not been publicly identified, was being charged as an adult. He is being held in the Bedford County Jail in
lieu of $100,000 bond after being arraigned before District Judge Cyril Bingham.
The shooting happened about 10:30 p.m. Thursday at a home on Riverview Road in West Providence Township.
In other crime-related news:
City man sentenced to prison for drugs
A Morrellville man was sentenced in federal court in Johnstown to 31⁄2 years in prison and four years of supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy to distribute heroin, U.S. Attorney David Hickton said.
Henry N. Norris, 46, of the 100 block of D Street, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kim Gibson.
According to prosecutors, from April 28, 2009, to March 8, 2010, Norris conspired to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.
Assistant U.S. Attorney John Valkovci Jr. prosecuted the case.
Hickton commended the Laurel Highlands office of the FBI, the Cambria County Drug Task Force and the Johnstown police for their investigation.
Gun threats harmed only ‘bad people,’ defendant says
SOMERSET – A Friedens man tried to persuade a judge to give him less prison time for four incidents in which he threatened people with guns during drug deals by arguing that he was harming only “bad people just like me.”
The Daily American of Somerset reported that Somerset County Judge John Cascio wasn’t persuaded and sentenced James Vance-Ivey Jr., 30, to
18 months to five years in prison for endangerment, threat and drug charges on Thursday.
Cascio explained to Vance-Ivey that “even people with criminal records have rights and have the right to be protected by the law and by the Constitution.”
The defendant had argued that his actions weren’t justified, but told the judge he wasn’t targeting “a workin’ man or some law-abiding citizen. These are all bad people, just like me.”
Alleged police beating victim found guilty of lying
HOLLIDAYSBURG – A man who accused two former Altoona police officers of beating him up in a tavern bathroom has been found guilty of lying to the grand jury that investigated the incident.
The Altoona Mirror reported the jury was hung on a related charge of indecent assault against Herman “Bo” Lardieri, 40. He allegedly had groped an officer’s wife before he was allegedly beaten.
Lardieri told the grand jury he had no confrontation with the woman before he allegedly was beaten by her husband, Duane Eichenlaub, 29, and fellow officer Eric R. Kriner, 32.
Both are off the force and scheduled for trial in the fall on charges they assaulted Lardieri after a wedding in May 2010.
A 60-year-old man who tried to break up the fight suffered facial fractures, a concussion and a damaged retina.
Woman placed on probation for providing contraband
An Ohio woman was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Johnstown to five years of probation, the first year of which must be served in home confinement, on her conviction of providing contraband in prison, Hickton said.
Ashley J. Anthony, 27, of Canton, also must perform 100 hours of community service. She was sentenced by Gibson.
According to information presented to the court, on Dec. 6, 2009, Anthony provided Suboxone, a controlled substance, to an inmate at Federal Correctional Institution-Loretto.
Valkovci prosecuted the case.
Crash injures driver in Indiana County
CLYMER – An Indiana man sustained moderate injuries late Wednesday in a single-vehicle accident on Tanoma Road.
State police said David A. McCoy, 37, drove his Volkswagen Jetta off the road and struck several trees.
He was taken to Indiana Regional Medical Center.