Funeral director released from jail
An 89-year-old Homestead man accused of shooting a business associate last month during an argument has been released from jail to electronic home monitoring.
The defense attorney for William R. Welsh requested that his client be released because of his age.
Attorney Frank Walker said Welsh shot William Menni, 58, of McKees Rocks on July 26 in self-defense.
Welsh was held without bail in Allegheny County Jail prior to his hearing before Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Beth A. Lazzara.
A court spokesperson said that under the terms of his release agreement, Welsh is not permitted to have any guns or contact with members of the victim's family.
Welsh is alleged to have shot Menni after the two men got into a scuffle outside a funeral home owned by Welsh's family during a dispute over a nearby vacant house.
Menni was shot twice in the back of the head after he pushed Welsh, who was carrying a pistol in his pocket. Welsh told police at the time of his arrest that he “snapped” before shooting Menni.
Welsh's formal arraignment is scheduled for Sept. 10.
Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1966, or email@example.com.
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