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Jury still mulling SW Pa. slaying at hunting cabin

March 28, 2014
Associated Press

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jurors resume deliberations Friday in the trial of a woman charged with having aided her husband in a slaying at a remote southwestern Pennsylvania hunting cabin.

Prosecutors in Greene County say 41-year-old Lana Roe of Daisytown acted as an accomplice for her 33-year-old husband, Jason, in the August 2012 shotgun slaying of 38-year-old Cordele Patterson of Grindstone.

Defense attorney Michael Bigley argued that his client didn't know that her husband planned to shoot the victim. He said discrepancies in her statements were due to shock from having been wounded by gunfire herself.

Jurors deliberated for about six hours in the case Thursday. Another jury last fall convicted Jason Roe of first-degree murder but was unable to reach a verdict on the charges against Lana Roe.

 
 

 

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