Prosecutors to seek death penalty in Carlisle homicide

Carlisle/West Shore
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Prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty if a 19-year-old Carlisle man is convicted of first-degree murder in a fatal shooting last year.

The Cumberland County district attorney’s office last week filed a notice of intent to seek a death sentence against Craig R. Hines Jr., according to court records.

Hines is awaiting trial for the killing of 23-year-old Michael Burch in the first block of East Penn Street on June 21, 2018.

Hines is charged with first-degree murder, third-degree murder, and related offenses.

Police said Burch was walking with a friend when a Chevrolet SUV pulled alongside the two men and Hines, the driver, fired multiple shots before fleeing.

One of the bullets struck Burch and he died at the scene.

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