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Father of murder suspect accused of intimidating witness

March 29, 2019

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — The father of a man charged with killing a Pennsylvania city police officer in 2017 has been accused of intimidating a witness in the murder case.

County detectives arrested Gregory Baucum on Thursday and placed him in the county jail. Baucum is the father of Rahmael Sal Holt, who faces a charge of first-degree murder in the Nov. 17, 2017, shooting death of New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw.

Authorities say Baucum sent multiple intimidating messages to a witness in Holt’s case in January.

Baucum was previously accused of and acquitted on charges of witness intimidation. Prosecutors had contended Baucum attacked his girlfriend after learning she had cooperated with police.

An attorney who could comment on charges was not listed in court documents.

Baucum’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 11.