2011-03-10 / Local & State

Trial Ordered 35 Years After Fatal PA Brawl

WARMINSTER, Pa. (AP) – A Philadelphia man has been ordered to stand trial on a homicide charge in the 2009 death of a man injured in a suburban shooting more than three and one- half decades ago.

Fifty-eight-year-old Domingo Negron served time for assault and firearms offenses following the 1973 shooting of 54- year- old Joseph Kwiatkowski. After the victim died in Florida in 2009, a medical examiner said his death was caused by the bullet that paralyzed him during a brawl in Warminster, and The Bucks County Courier Times says a forensic pathologist agreed at a hearing Friday.

Defense attorney Craig Pengase called the case a “carbon copy’’ of the 1966 shooting of Philadelphia police officer William Barclay that was prosecuted as a murder after he died in 2007. William Barnes was acquitted in the case.

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