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Defense seeks dismissal of charges in love triangle slaying

January 24, 2018

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A defense attorney is seeking dismissal of homicide charges in what police in Pennsylvania are calling a love triangle slaying of another man.

Fifty-eight-year-old Wiley Gambrel is charged in the July slaying of 45-year-old James Plance. Investigators say the victim’s girlfriend testified that the suspect told her he wanted a relationship with her.

The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard reports that Gambrel’s public defender argues that Fayette County prosecutors have failed to show that Gambrel had the intent to commit homicide.

He also argues that his client’s statements shouldn’t be used because he wasn’t read his rights before questioning and evidence should be tossed out because there was no basis to search for and seize it. And any trial, he argues, should be held in another county because of publicity about the case.

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Information from: Herald-Standard, http://www.heraldstandard.com/

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