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    Posted on July 21st, 2018 Becky No comments

    **  I have been corrected by an emailer (thank you and click here):
    “Prior Crimes and Offenses.  Section 25(c) of Act 142 of 1976 provided that the period of limitations specified in Act 142 with respect to crimes and offenses shall not apply to crimes and offenses committed before the effective date of Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and the prior statutes of limitation are hereby continued in force as to such crimes and offenses.
    Cross References.  Subchapter C is referred to in section 7507.1 of Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses).


    § 5551.  No limitation applicable.
    A prosecution for the following offenses may be commenced at any time:
    (1)  Murder.
    (2)  Voluntary manslaughter.
    (3)  Conspiracy to commit murder or solicitation to commit murder if a murder results from the conspiracy or solicitation.
    (4)  Any felony alleged to have been perpetrated in connection with a murder of the first or second degree, as set forth in 18 Pa.C.S. § 2502(a) or (b) and (d) (relating to murder).”



         “After researching the law and circumstances involved, we found there is no statute of limitation regarding these specific charges,” said [DA] spokesman Brett Hambright when asked why they were filed Friday.
    From the LNP article, “Police file rape, burglary charges against Raymond Rowe, accused of killing Christy Mirack in 1992,” (click here).  
    *    Interesting. There are always exceptions and special circumstances but there would seem to be a statute of limitations on these crimes and it has expired. See the chart below and click here for the original.



         Fox 43 reports on the viral video of Justin Perry (aka MR 17 54 0) and includes a video piece by Grace Griffaton which features DA spokesman Brett Hambright (click here). Does Hambright have a law degree? Not the last time I checked! (And reporter Keith Schweigert used to work for LNP).

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