2012-09-27 / Local & State

Death Penalty Trial Set In Game Warden’s Death

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Opening statements are scheduled Monday in the death penalty trial of a man accused of having killed a game warden in central Pa. almost two years ago.

The (Chambersburg) Public Opinion says the trial of 29-yearold Christopher Johnson of Carroll Valley is set to begin in Adams County Court.

Johnson is charged with firstdegree murder in the shooting death of state wildlife officer David Grove in November 2010. Officials say Grove was patrolling a dark stretch of rural road near Gettysburg when he confronted a poacher and was shot four times.

An out-of-town jury was brought in to hear the case so that Johnson would receive a fair trial.

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