TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Rankin man acquitted in homicide trial

Daily Photo Galleries

Monday, April 8, 2013, 7:39 p.m.
 

An Allegheny County jury acquitted a Rankin man Monday of a fatal shooting in a housing complex.

The jury found Bernard Carter, 21, not guilty of homicide and reckless endangerment after a five-day trial before Common Pleas President Judge Donna Jo McDaniel.

Prosecutors were seeking a first-degree murder conviction against Carter for the May 25 killing of William Harrington, 33, in the Hawkins Village housing development off South Braddock Avenue.

Defense attorney James Wymard said he was pleased with the verdict. Mike Manko, a spokesman for the District Attorney's Office, declined to comment.

Police said a witness told them that Carter, known as “Burn Burn,” shot Harrington as he left an apartment, according to a criminal complaint.

Bobby Kerlik is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7886 or bkerlik@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Penguins pushing to sell playoff tickets
  2. Penguins stars Crosby, Malkin enduring playoff slump
  3. Marte’s bat, Worley’s arm show improvement in Pirates win
  4. Missing Sewickley teen found safe
  5. Mackey: For Pens’ Winnik, playing with Crosby an ongoing process
  6. Sanchez odd man out with Pirates recalling Stewart
  7. U.S. oil, natural gas rig count drops by 34 to 954
  8. Steelers visit with Arizona State receiver Strong, claim long snapper
  9. Marathoner hit by vehicle in Murrysville recuperates
  10. Highmark asks patients to ‘Meet Dr. Right’
  11. Stakes raised for Pitt spring game