Efrain Hidalgo Jr. with his mother, Frances Hope, while he was in prison in his early 30s.

His prison sentence was 60-150 years. But Native American Efrain Hidalgo is finally free

February 13, 2024 | USA TODAY

Efrain Hidalgo Jr. sat in front of the television at his sister’s house while the rest of his family went out to run some pre-Super Bowl errands. Just relax and watch TV…

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Dealer’s new sentence spurs release

February 9, 2024 | Altoona Mirror

A Buffalo, N.Y., man convicted of trafficking heroin in Blair County in the late 1990s is being released from state prison in light of a 12-to-24 year sentence handed down…

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Greene County District Attorney David Russo

Greene County judge to consider accusations of negligence against DA Russo

August 30, 2023 | Observer-Reporter

Greene County District Attorney David Russo appeared at the defendant’s table Tuesday morning for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to investigate…

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Greensburg man ordered to trial on 3 counts of attempted homicide in apartment shooting

August 19, 2021 | Trib Total Media

A former Greensburg man testified Thursday that he was with his girlfriend and her brother as they were entering their apartment on June 20 when two teenage boys followed them inside and began shooting…

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Teen charged in Greensburg shooting denied bail reduction

July 27, 2021 | Trib Total Media

A Westmoreland County judge on Tuesday rejected a defense request to reduce a $200,000 cash bond that has kept an 18-year-old man in jail since he was charged last month with three counts of attempted murder in connection…

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485 Allegheny County jail inmates released over virus fears

March 26, 2020 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas has released nearly 500 inmates from incarceration as part of its ongoing efforts to reduce the at-risk jail…

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Homicide conspiracy charge dismissed in Republic murder-for-hire case

October 22, 2019 | Herald-Standard

A Fayette County judge dismissed a charge of conspiracy to commit homicide lodged against a Republic woman who allegedly tried to hire a man to kill her husband…

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William Welsh

Ex-Homestead funeral home owner — Pa.'s oldest inmate — seeks new murder trial, sentence

November 13, 2017 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

William Welsh, 94, was convicted in 2014 of third-degree murder for killing his friend, William Menni…

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Daevon Plowden

Dueling claims of malice, self-defense mark closing arguments in Brentwood murder trial

December 15, 2017 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On Monday, jurors will begin deliberating the homicide case against Daevon Plowden in the May 2016 shooting death of Tamar Taylor…

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Jailhouse informants said to be key to charge in Northview Heights homicide case

August 1, 2016 | Trib Total Media

It took Pittsburgh police detectives nearly a year after interviewing Samuel Mitchell to charge him with killing “Big Mike” Wilson in Northview Heights in May 2014…

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