Convict charged in death of New Kensington man
A Pittsburgh man in state prison was charged on Thursday with beating a New Kensington man so badly that he died last November, five months after the attack, police said.
Shane Lenell McCrommon, 38, of 1742 Clark St., also known by the alias Carlos “Pain” Wallace, is charged with third-degree homicide and aggravated assault in the death of Jeffrey “Green Eyes” Edwards, 54.
Westmoreland County detectives and New Kensington police allege McCrommon and Edwards argued just before midnight on June 26, 2012, inside a residence in the 1000 block of Victoria Avenue.
According to an affidavit, McCrommon accused Edwards of owing him money and then beat Edwards until he was unconscious.
Edwards was found later in the day and eventually taken to a Pittsburgh hospital before he was transferred to a long-term care facility.Edwards, a Pittsburgh native who had lived in New Kensington since at least 2001, died on Nov. 9.
Police allege that about two months later, McCrommon was heard saying he “beat up some guy who owed him money.”According to police, McCrommon told that unidentified person that he knocked the man out and put him in a coma. When he was asked whether the man was still in a coma, he allegedly replied, “No, I must have killed him.”
In July 2009, McCrommon, was sentenced to 2 1⁄2 to eight years for drug offenses in Westmoreland County. According to the state Department of Corrections, he was released on April 24, 2011.
Records show he was returned to prison on June 28 for a parole violation when he pleaded guilty to selling drugs in Dubois, Clearfield County, on Nov. 11, two days after Edwards died.
The state said McCrommon is housed in the state penitentiary in Greene County.
New Kensington District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr. said on Friday that McCrommon is scheduled for video arraignment on Tuesday on the homicide and assault charge.
Later, he will be brought to New Kensington for a preliminary hearing.
Chuck Biedka is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4711 or email@example.com.
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