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Butler woman ordered to stand trial in Arnold homicide last summer

Chuck Biedka
Bailey Ann Hines, 25, was ordered on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 to stand trial for homicide and robbery of a Gregory Wynkoof last June in an Arnold alley.
Gregory Ray Wynkoop
Allen Herring arrives at District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr.’s office on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. He waived homicide and all charges against him to court.

A Butler woman was ordered to stand trial Thursday for allegedly luring a man to a robbery in June that prosecutors say led to his death in Arnold.

Bailey Ann Hines, 25, allegedly conspired with Allen Duwayne Herring, 32, of Braddock to rob Gregory Wynkoop of East Franklin on June 28 in an Arnold alley. According to police, Hines told investigators she was getting out of Wynkoop’s SUV when she heard two gunshots. Wynkoop died in Allegheny Valley Hospital in Harrison the same day.

A a preliminary hearing Thursday, District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr. dismissed a homicide charge against Hines but ordered her to stand trial on charges of robbery and conspiracy to commit both a homicide and robbery.

She is being held without bond in the Westmoreland County Prison pending trial in Westmoreland County Court in Greensburg.

Herring also is in the county jail awaiting trial. He accused of homicide, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, and two gun charges.

Their trials have yet to be scheduled.

County detectives and Arnold police allege Wynkoop gave $70 to another woman to buy crack cocaine. That woman, who hasn’t been charged, allegedly gave the money to Hines.

Hours later, Hines and that other woman are accused of going to a Victoria Avenue residence to talk with Herring. The other woman allegedly said Wynkoop had a lot of money.

Herring told Hines to call Wynkoop, police allege. He picked her up along McCandless Street.

Hines is accused of then calling Herring, who got into the same SUV at Kenya Alley.

County Detective John W. Clark testified that Hines told him she was getting out of the vehicle in the alley when she heard two gunshots.

Hines said she ran to the Victoria Avenue address and Herring started to run there soon after.

Clark was testified that Hines was given about $300.

Hines’ attorney, Emily Smarto, argued that Hines didn’t know that Herring had a gun.

Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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