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    PA - James Deneen, 36, found slain in burned car, Bedford County, 25 Sept 2014



    http://www.wjactv.com/news/features/...l#.VDB5BCgqWAA

    Jonta Bishop is accused of shooting and killing James Deneen Jr. Police said it happened in the driveway of Kimberlee and Nickolas Forbes’ home. Neither Nickolas or his mother, Kimberlee, are facing charges of homicide, but they are facing charges for allegedly helping Bishop clean up the scene. Police said the Forbeses and another man, Domineck Gillespie, not only cleaned up a puddle of blood, but also burned paper towels and clothes to get rid of the evidence.

    Police said Bishop and Gillespie allegedly put Deneen’s body in a trunk of a car and drove to a wooded area off of Tiger Valley Road, just outside Hyndman, where police said they lit the car on fire.

    Deneen’s family stood outside court Wednesday hoping to get answers... “They're at a loss for words. They want answers,” Higgins said. “It’s still an ongoing investigation. We don’t have a whole lot of information about a motive or exactly what led up to (the) killing. We are certain we have the right people in custody and that they're charged appropriately.”

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    http://www.wjactv.com/news/features/...ect-4759.shtml

    The DA said he will be seeking death against Jonta Bishop.
    Still no word on a motive.

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    http://www.altoonamirror.com/page/co...id/595551.html

    While Higgins and the police have remained close lipped about a possible motive and the relationship between the two men, Martini's testimony revealed a possible drug deal that led to Deneen's death. At various points in interviews, Bishop claimed he was either selling Deneen drugs or buying drugs from him, she said.

    Higgins said the deal involved marijuana, but he declined to discuss the amount of the drug involved or what could have turned the exchange into a murder.

    "Marijuana was the catalyst to all this, so to speak," he said.
    Affidavits of Probable Cause:

    http://bedfordcountyfreepress.com/?p=29616

    (Thanks, K!)

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    PA - Bishop, Thompson, & Smith, Drug Deal Gone Terribly Bad, 25 Sep 2014

    Bishop, Thompson, & Smith - Bedford County

    Hyndman, Bedford County, is in South-Western, PA.

    Tue., Apr. 21st: WTAJ-TV : http://www.wearecentralpa.com/story/...vkWh1A7IDILemQ

    Your One-Click, Per Defendant, Source* Of:

    ChargeS --- Bail --- MotionS --- Scheduled Court DateS

    *Criminal Docket Sheets:

    Jonta St. Clair Bishop: B/M/19: https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...R-0000453-2014 :

    Krissie Lynn Thompson: W/F/43: https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...R-0000173-2015 :

    Harvey C. Smith III: W/M/47: https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/docket...R-0000029-2015 :

    Heinous, & Felony-Grade Charges against Some Defendants Include:

    18 § 2501 §§ A (H1) :: Criminal Homicide

    18 § 3301 §§ A1I (F1) :: Arson

    18 § 2702 §§ A4 (F2) :: Aggravated Assault

    18 § 3304 §§ A1 (F3) :: Criminal Mischief

    18 § 3921 §§ A (F3) :: Theft of Movable Property

    35 § 780-113 §§ A30 (F) :: Controlled Substance

    *"Recent Entries made in the Court Filing Offices may not be
    immediately reflected on these Docket Sheets..."


    “Bump” For An Update...
    Last edited by Richrd; 04-22-2015 at 03:10 PM.

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    Currently Awaiting Trial in Upper Court of Common Pleas

    Jonta St Clair Bishop :: Homicide+ :: Bedford County :: 25 Sep 2014

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...R-0000453-2014

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    Cases Now in Upper Court of Common Pleas

    Bishop, Thompson, & Smith - Drug Deal Gone Terribly Bad - 25 Sep 2014

    Bishop, Thompson, & Smith - Bedford County

    Hyndman, Bedford County, is in South-Western, PA.

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...R-0000453-2014

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...R-0000173-2015

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...R-0000270-2015

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    From August, and very poorly written:

    http://www.abc23.com/News/NewsDetails.asp?NewsID=18146

    Now nearly a year later three people pled guilty in the case.

    Nicholas Forbes, three to six years; Kimberlee Forbes, two to four years; and Domenick Gillespie, two and a half to five years. Those were the sentences handed down on Monday...

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    Bedford County murder trial delayed
    The Bedford County murder trial of Jonta Bishop, accused of shooting 36-year-old James Edward Deneen in a drug deal turned violent, has been pushed back from its original date next Tuesday, officials said.

    According to a representative at the Bedford County Court Administrator’s Office, Bishop, 21, of Cumberland, Md., won’t face trial next week as initially planned.

    A trial might be scheduled for March with jury selection in late February, but that isn’t guaranteed.

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    Murder suspect pleads guilty
    Jonta St. Clair Bishop pleaded guilty Wednesday to the 2014 Hyndman-area murder of James Deneen Jr., bringing the nearly three-year case to a close with a life sentence.

    Bishop, 21, of Cumberland, Md., avoids a trial and a possible death sentence with the murder plea, which carried a life sentence without the possibility of parole. Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins had sought a death-penalty case if Bishop’s charges went to trial, with jury selection scheduled as soon as next week.



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