News

Ballard case heading to Supreme Court

Ballard case heading to Supreme Court

The death sentence appeal of mass murderer Michael Ballard is now in the hands of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Ballard admitted killing his ex-girlfriend Denise Merhi, her father, her grandfather, and a neighbor who ran to their aid when he heard their cries for help.

Ballard had only been out of prison for a few months.

The murders took place at a Northampton home back in 2010. He was sentenced to death the next year.

The appeal is expected to be heard next Tuesday.

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli expects a "zero percent chance" of the court ruling in favor of Ballard.


DISCLAIMER FOR COMMENTS: The views expressed by public comments are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the TERMS OF USE  and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Your comments may be used on air. Be polite. Inappropriate posts or posts containing offsite links may be removed by the moderator.

Allentown, PA 18102

36°F

Overcast

TONIGHT

24°F

  • %

This Week's Circulars

Top Stories

Latest from the newsroom

More from the Newsroom