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    PA - Robert Braxton, 27, fatally shot in Montgomeryville church, 24 April 2016

    Fatal Church Shooting - Montgomery County - 24 Apr 2016

    Deceased:


    Robert Evan Braxton III :: Black / Male / 27 Years Old

    North Wales Borough, Montgomery County, is in South-Eastern, PA.

    Day One

    Sun., Apr. 24th: PennLive© :

    http://www.pennlive.com/nation-world...art_river_home:

    Probable Report:

    Cause of Death :: Gun Shot Wound to Chest

    Manner of Death :: Homicide

    Also:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20...co_church.html
    &
    http://6abc.com/news/man-killed-in-n...-idd-/1306937/


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    Last edited by Richrd; 04-24-2016 at 08:17 PM.

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    I was just getting ready to start a thread for this, so thanks Richrd! I'm very interested to see how this progresses, because the last article I read seemed to indicate that there's a possibility this might end up being ruled a justified shooting. If so, there must be an extensive backstory.

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    Routine UpdateS

    Fatal Church Shooting - Montgomery County - 24 Apr 2016

    Deceased:


    Robert Evan Braxton III :: Black / Male / 27 Years Old

    Montgomery Township*, and County, are in South-Eastern, PA.

    Day Two

    Mon., Apr. 25th:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20..._shooting.html
    &
    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20...co_church.html
    &
    http://6abc.com/news/church-member-h...oting/1306990/

    Probable Autopsy Report:

    Cause of Death :: Gun Shot Wound to Chest

    Manner of Death :: Homicide

    *Corrected Jurisdiction

    Our Support To All Involved.

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    Update ::: Autopsy Results* ::: Obituary ::: Archives

    Fatal Church Shooting - Montgomery County - 24 Apr 2016

    Deceased:


    Robert Evans Braxton III :: Black / Male / 27 Years Old

    Montgomery Township, and County, are in South-Eastern, PA.

    Day Three

    Tue., Apr. 26th:

    http://6abc.com/news/autopsy-north-w...times/1309895/:

    Autopsy Report:

    Cause of Death :: Gun Shot WoundS*

    Manner of Death :: Homicide

    Obituary:

    http://www.tributes.com/obituary/sho...xton-103515952

    Also:

    http://www.fox29.com/news/local-news/131356494-story
    &
    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20..._shooting.html
    &
    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20...co_church.html
    &
    http://6abc.com/news/church-member-h...oting/1306990/


    Our Support To All Involved.
    Last edited by Richrd; 04-26-2016 at 07:07 PM.

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    Coincidental Voluntary Manslaughter Arrest?

    Coincidental Voluntary Manslaughter Arrest?

    Defendant:

    Mark T. Storms :: White / Male / 46 Years Old

    Lower Court Criminal Docket Sheet:

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...R-0000188-2016:

    18 § 2503 §§ B (F1) :: Voluntary Manslaughter

    18 § 2705 (M2) :: Recklessly Endangering

    Preliminary Arraignment & Bail Hearing Scheduled for 3:30 P.M. Today / Thursday

    [Matching Law Enforcement Jurisdiction, and Offense Date]
    Last edited by Richrd; 04-28-2016 at 01:50 PM.

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    Recent Arrest* ::: Press Conference Summary**

    Fatal Church Shooting - Montgomery County - 24 Apr 2016

    Defendant:

    *Mark T. Storms :: White / Male / 46 Years Old

    Deceased:


    Robert Evans Braxton III :: Black / Male / 27 Years Old

    Montgomery Township, and County, are in South-Eastern, PA.

    Day Five

    Thu., Apr. 28th, 3:20 P.M., E.D.T.: WPVI-TV:

    **http://6abc.com/news/montco-church-m...oting/1313599/:

    Autopsy:

    Cause of Death :: Gun Shot Wound

    Manner of Death :: Homicide

    *Lower Court Criminal Docket Sheet:

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...R-0000188-2016:

    18 § 2503 §§ B (F1) :: Voluntary Manslaughter

    18 § 2705 (M2) :: Recklessly Endangering

    Grades of PA Crimes:

    H1 = Heinous of 1st Degree; H2
    F1 = Felony of 1st Degree; F2; F3
    M1 = Misdemeanor of 1st Degree; M2; M3
    S = Summary

    Pretrial Release on UN-Secured Bail.

    Preliminary Hearing Scheduled for Thursday, May 12th.

    Recently:

    http://6abc.com/news/autopsy-north-w...times/1309895/
    &
    http://www.tributes.com/obituary/sho...xton-103515952


    My Prompt Justice Be Served.
    Last edited by Richrd; 04-28-2016 at 04:19 PM.

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    Voluntary Manslaughter Arrest ::: Defendant Photo

    Fatal Church Shooting - Montgomery County - 24 Apr 2016

    Defendant:

    Mark T. Storms :: White / Male / 46 Years Old

    Deceased:


    Robert Evans Braxton III :: Black / Male / 27 Years Old

    Montgomery Township, and County, are in South-Eastern, PA.

    Day Six

    Thu., Apr. 28th: MorningCall©:

    http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/m...428-story.html:



    Lower Court Criminal Docket Sheet:

    *https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...R-0000188-2016:

    18 § 2503 §§ B (F1) :: Voluntary Manslaughter

    18 § 2705 (M2) :: Recklessly Endangering

    Grades of PA Crimes:

    H1 = Heinous of 1st Degree; H2
    F1 = Felony of 1st Degree; F2; F3
    M1 = Misdemeanor of 1st Degree; M2; M3
    S = Summary

    *Pretrial Release on UN-Secured Bail.
    *[Page Two of Three]

    Preliminary Hearing Scheduled for Thursday, May 12th.

    Recently:

    http://6abc.com/news/montco-church-m...oting/1313599/
    &
    http://www.tributes.com/obituary/sho...xton-103515952


    May Prompt Justice Be Served.
    Last edited by Richrd; 04-29-2016 at 10:31 AM.

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    Case Advanced to Upper Court of Common Pleas

    Fatal Church Shooting - Montgomery County - 24 Apr 2016

    Defendant:

    Mark T. Storms :: White / Male / 46 Years Old

    Deceased:


    Robert Evans Braxton III :: Black / Male / 27 Years Old

    Montgomery Township, and County, are in South-Eastern, PA.

    http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/m...428-story.html:



    Upper Court Criminal Docket Sheet:

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...R-0004007-2016 :

    18 § 2503 §§ B (F1) :: Voluntary Manslaughter

    18 § 2705 (M2) :: Recklessly Endangering

    Grades of PA Crimes:

    H1 = Heinous of 1st Degree; H2
    F1 = Felony of 1st Degree; F2; F3
    M1 = Misdemeanor of 1st Degree; M2; M3
    S = Summary


    May Prompt Justice Be Served.

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    From November:

    Lansdale man convicted of manslaughter in fatal church shooting

    http://www.timesherald.com/article/J...NEWS/161109933

    Rejecting his claim of self-defense, a Montgomery County jury determined a Lansdale man had no legal justification to fatally shoot a fellow parishioner during a disturbance at a Montgomery Township church.

    Mark T. Storms, 46, of the 1000 block of Lakeview Drive, Lansdale, showed no emotion as a jury convicted him Thursday of charges of voluntary manslaughter and recklessly endangering other persons in connection with the 11:24 a.m. April 24 fatal shooting of Robert E. Braxton III, 27, of Lower Gwynedd, who was unarmed, inside Keystone Fellowship Church in the 400 block of Stump Road.

    Judge Gary S. Silow immediately revoked Storms’ bail. Storms, who faces a possible maximum sentence of 11 to 22 years in prison on the charges, will be sentenced at a later date.
    “I feel justice has been done, but it’s not closure, because my son’s not here. The jury made the right decision,” Braxton’s father, Robert Jr., said. “My son was upset, and you know what he did? He went to his Father’s house for some type of comfort. My son needed God’s grace and God’s love and God’s compassion, not the end of a 9 mm gun. We’ve seen what happens when people take matters into their own hands, unjustly, unlawfully.”

    Braxton’s friends and relatives came to court wearing purple, Braxton’s favorite color, and some wore T-shirts embossed with his photo.

    “Purple was his favorite color, and I’m glad that purple means victory, victory in Jesus,” the elder Braxton, accompanied by his wife, Hilda, said as numerous supporters uttered “Amen” in unison.

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    Montco man gets jail for fatal shooting inside church

    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pe...entencing.html

    Hilda Braxton was at the Jersey Shore with her husband on a Sunday morning when she received a phone call from her sister. Her 27-year-old son, her sister told her, had been shot.

    "I said, 'That's impossible, Robbie's at church,' " Braxton recalled saying.

    Robert Braxton III had been shot and and killed while attending Sunday services at Keystone Fellowship Church in Montgomery Township.

    His grieving mother sobbed on the witness stand of a packed Montgomery County courtroom Tuesday, as her son's shooter, Mark Storms, 46, of Lansdale, was sentenced to 10 to 20 years state prison and two years' probation.

    Judge Gary S. Silow handed down the sentence after more than two hours of emotional testimony and arguments in a packed courtroom.

    "Do you see yourself as some type of hero who injects himself into certain situations?" the judge asked him before pronouncing sentence. "There was no justification whatsoever for you to intercede."


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    Judge won’t reconsider prison sentence for church shooting

    A judge has refused to reconsider a 10- to 20-years prison sentence for a man who fatally shot another churchgoer during Sunday services in a Philadelphia suburb



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