Crawford County man charged with killing stepmother, brother
MEADVILLE — A man has been charged with criminal homicide in the shooting deaths of his stepmother and his brother in northwestern Pennsylvania.
Twenty-one-year-old Jack Turner, who was arraigned Monday in Crawford County, also faces charges in the alleged theft of the adult victim’s car and the robbery of a Millcreek Township convenience store on the day after the slayings.
District Attorney Francis Schultz says the bodies of 49-year-old Shannon Whitman and 10-year-old Darrin Whitman were found Aug. 10 inside a Randolph Township home. The county coroner’s office said both died of gunshot wounds to the head.
A man wanted by police for a double-murder in Crawford County has been taken into custody.
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Schultz says Turner is Shannon Whitman’s stepson and the boy’s brother. Authorities say he was arrested Aug. 14 in Charleston, W.Va., and returned to Pennsylvania. A call seeking comment was made to his attorney.
Schultz credited the efforts of state police investigators who worked the homicide investigation.