2010-06-10 / Local & State

Trial Opens In Deadly PA Home Invasion

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Trial opens Monday for the final defendant charged in last year’s home invasion slaying of a Philadelphia businessman in his suburban home.

Thirty-four-year-old Julius Wise last week rejected a plea deal in the January 2009 death of 58-year-old Robert Chae. He is charged with second and third-degree murder in the robbery that terrorized Chae’s wife and two adult children in their Montgomery County home. Prosecutors say Chae suffocated in the garage after he was bound with duct tape.

Prosecutors allege that Wise helped plan the crime and later disposed of bloody clothing and other items. A jury was chosen in Lackawanna County.

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