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Details on: Holmes' Nephew to Stand Trial on Homicide Charges, and Homicide at Assisted Living Home

Holmes' Nephew Will Stand Trial - The defense argued that the case is based solely on hearsay, and the suspect's family insists there's not enough evidence.  But after three witnesses took the stand a Northampton County judge ruled a 2009 murder case will move forward.  District Judge Antonia Grifo ruled there was enough evidence to send homicide charges against Jacob Holmes Jr. to court.  The 36-year-old is accused in the fatal shooting of Miguel Aponte at the Easton Cafe in March 2009.  WFMZ's Emma Wright will have more on 69 News at 4 and 6.

Coroner: Assisted Living Facilty Death was Homicide - Authorities in Northampton County are investigating the death of a patient at an assisted living facility.  The coroner has ruled the death of Daniel Scanlan a homicide.  The 84-year-old died of a head injury in April after a stay at Arden Courts of Old Orchard off Freemansburg Avenue in Bethlehem Township.  Authorities believe Scanlan's death was an isolated incident.  WFMZ's Jaccii Farris will have more on 69 News at 5.

Nothstein Running for Congress - Olympic cycling gold medalist Marty Nothstein is the latest to announce he's running for the eastern Pennsylvania congressional seat being vacated by fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Charles Dent.  Nothstein won Olympic gold at the 2000 Sydney Games. Dent, a former state senator, is a centrist Republican who has held the seat since 2005.  He's retiring after his term expires next year.  Two other Republicans and a Democrat are also running.
 


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