Friday, October 5 2012 10:51 AM EDT2012-10-05 14:51:48 GMT
An Adams County jury is now deliberation on whether or not Christopher Johnson should be executed for the 2010 murder of a wildlife officer. A death penalty expert says they must decided whether his lifeMore >>
An Adams County jury is now deliberation on whether or not Christopher Johnson should be executed for the 2010 murder of a wildlife officer. A death penalty expert says they must decide whether his life circumstances should exclude him from being put to death.More >>
Thursday, October 4 2012 11:44 AM EDT2012-10-04 15:44:21 GMT
Christopher Johnson, the Adams County man facing the death penalty for killing a wildlife conservation officer, has apologized to the victim's family.Johnson spoke Thursday morning during the penalty phaseMore >>
Christopher Johnson, the Adams County man facing the death penalty for killing a wildlife conservation officer, has apologized to the victim's family.More >>
Wednesday, October 3 2012 7:21 PM EDT2012-10-03 23:21:26 GMT
On the night of November 11, 2010, on Shriver Road, is where a Wildlife Conservation Officer lost his life, a family lost a son, a brother, and a fiance.Wednesday, the loved ones of Officer David GroveMore >>
A jury deciding whether Christopher Johnson will be sentenced to death for the November 2010 killing of Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove heard from family members of both Johnson and Grove in court Wednesday.More >>
Tuesday, October 2 2012 3:39 PM EDT2012-10-02 19:39:22 GMT
Christopher Johnson intentionally murdered Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove, a jury decided this morning after deliberating for less than an hour.During the trial, prosecutors said Johnson shotMore >>
Adams County prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty during the sentencing of Christopher Johnson, who was found guilty of first-degree murder Tuesday for the killing of a game warden.More >>
Monday, October 1 2012 6:32 PM EDT2012-10-01 22:32:30 GMT
The past week has been one full of emotion in Adams County, with family members of Officer David Grove having to relive details of his November 2010 murder at trial.Monday, during closing arguments, ChristopherMore >>
Closing arguments were presented to the jury in the Christopher Johnson trial on Monday. Jurors will begin deliberations Tuesday morning.More >>
Monday, October 1 2012 3:37 PM EDT2012-10-01 19:37:33 GMT
The trial of a man accused of killing a wildlife conservation officer will enter its second week in Gettysburg Monday. Prosecutors allege Christopher Johnson shot and killed WCO David Grove in NovemberMore >>
Defense attorneys rested their case Monday at the trial of Christopher Johnson, the Adams County man accused of killing a wildlife conservation officer in November 2010.More >>
Monday, October 1 2012 4:59 AM EDT2012-10-01 08:59:28 GMT
As the trial for a man accused of murdering Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove headed into it's fifth day, emotions were heavy all around.Inside the court room, things were focused on how drunkMore >>
Christopher Johnson's lawyers argued Friday that he was drunk when he killed wildlife conservation officer David Grove.More >>
Thursday, September 27 2012 5:10 PM EDT2012-09-27 21:10:02 GMT
Thursday afternoon, after four days, the Prosecution rested it's case against Christopher Johnson, saying the 2010 killing of Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove.Prosecutors say Johnson fired 15More >>
The prosecution rested their case against Christopher Johnson. They are calling the crime he committed against Officer David Grove First Degree Murder.More >>
Thursday, September 27 2012 7:55 AM EDT2012-09-27 11:55:46 GMT
A man who witnessed the killing of wildlife conservation officer David Grove said he saw Christopher Johnson fire three shots as he hid under a pickup truck.Ryan Lauman told jurors at Johnson's murderMore >>
A man who witnessed the killing of wildlife conservation officer David Grove said he saw Christopher Johnson fire three shots as he hid under a pickup truck.More >>
Tuesday, September 25 2012 6:28 PM EDT2012-09-25 22:28:04 GMT
Tuesday made for another emotional day inside the Adams County Court House as the trial for the murder of Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove continued.Prosecutors rolled out a life-sized mannequinMore >>
The murder trial for a Wildlife Conservation Officer who was shot in the line of duty continued Tuesday in Adams County.More >>
Monday, September 24 2012 7:10 PM EDT2012-09-24 23:10:14 GMT
Monday morning the trial for the Adams County man accused in the shooting death of Pennsylvania Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove got underway.31 year-old David Grove was killed in the line ofMore >>
The first day of the trial for Christopher Johnson, who is accused in the shooting death of Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove started Monday morning, and was very emotional for Grove's family.More >>
Monday, September 24 2012 2:50 PM EDT2012-09-24 18:50:00 GMT
Prosecutors said an Adams County wildlife conservation officer was intentionally killed by a man who did not want to go back to jail. The jury began hearing the case Monday morning. By lunch, prosecutorsMore >>
Prosecutors said an Adams County wildlife conservation officer was intentionally killed by a man who did not want to go back to jail.More >>
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -
Christopher Johnson has been given the death penalty for the murder of Wildlife Conservation Officer David Grove.
A jury in Adams County returned the sentence at around 9 p.m. Thursday after only a few hours of deliberations in the sentencing phase of Johnson's murder trial.
Johnson took the stand during defense testimony in the morning and apologized to Grove's family.
"I just want to say I'm sorry for the pain I caused your family," Johnson said. "I wish there was more I could do."
Johnson was convicted of first-degree murder Monday for fatally shooting the 31-year-old wildlife officer in November 2010 after Grove stopped Johnson and another man for illegally killing a deer in Freedom Township.
Defense attorneys for the 29-year-old Johnson acknowledged during the trial that the Fairfield man shot Grove, but they said Johnson was too drunk to form the intent to kill and argued for third-degree murder.
Adams County District Attorney Shawn Wagner argued that Johnson killed Grove to avoid going back to prison. Johnson was not allowed to have gun because he was a convicted felon.
Jurors were told that Johnson deliberately shot at Grove 15 times. The 31-year-old game warden sustained three gunshot wounds, including a fatal wound to the neck. Ten rounds from his gun were recovered from the shooting scene.
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-25 14:45:35 GMT
A city pizza shop owner said he just had to take action, even if in hindsight running over to a neighboring store and tripping a burglar may not have been the best move. "It's not a good thing to do whatMore >>
It was all caught on tape. A pizza shop owner runs over to a neighboring store after burglars break in. Then he tripped one of them.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-25 16:47:04 GMT
The Pennsylvania State Police has issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert for an abducted 17-year-old girl in Schuylkill County. At around 6 a.m. on Saturday, 17-year-old Cassidy Bowers was abducted fromMore >>
The Pennsylvania State Police has issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert for an abducted 17-year-old girl in Schuylkill County.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:04 AM EDT2013-05-25 15:04:02 GMT
Police are searching for the person (or persons) involved in a Saturday morning stabbing in Lancaster.Authorities reported the incident occurred at around 9 a.m. along the 300 block of Duke Street.InvestigatorsMore >>
Police are searching for the person (or persons) involved in a Saturday morning stabbing in Lancaster.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:58 AM EDT2013-05-25 14:58:07 GMT
The East Pennsboro School Board approved the 2013-14 proposed final budget that calls for nearly 36 million dollars in education spending. The move means the district will not have full-day kindergarten.More >>
The East Pennsboro School Board approved the 2013-14 proposed final budget that calls for nearly $36 million in education spending.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:28 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:28:26 GMT
After a day with plenty of clouds, bouts of light showers, and cool conditions on Friday, today will be a significant improvement. More sunshine is in store to start the holiday weekend, but the persistentMore >>
A Red Flag Warning has been issued for this afternoon and evening meaning that fires could spread quickly with the windy and dry conditions...More >>