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Man guilty of murder in shooting death of father

Man guilty of murder in shooting death of father

POTTSVILLE, Pa. - A man accused of killing his father and leading police to Berks County has been found guilty of third degree murder.

Jurors handed down their verdict Wednesday afternoon in the trial of Franklin Stumhofer Jr.

Authorities said he killed his father, Franklin Sr., in West Penn Township last September.

Stumhofer Jr. then went to Windsor Township in Berks County and shot at a car driven by one of his relatives, authorities said. No one was hurt.

The search for Stumhofer triggered a short lockdown at Hamburg Borough Hall.


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