11-05-2006, 11:52 PM #1
PA - Alfred Masciarelli, 2, drowned in Fayette County creek, 26 Sept 1976
Mother arrested in 1976 killing of two-year-old
She had claimed stranger abducted son in Fayette Co.
Thirty years after a Fayette County woman said a mysterious stranger abducted and killed her 2-year-old son, state police have arrested her for the boy's murder.
The arrest developed from cold-case files that Sgt. David Heckman of the Uniontown state police barracks asked a veteran criminal investigator, Trooper Jeffrey W. Ramsey, to examine with "a fresh set of eyes."
The suspect is Glenda Rae Masciarelli, 52, of Masontown, a kitchen aide and dishwasher at Uniontown Country Club.
Charged with homicide, she was being held without bail in the Fayette County Prison after her arrest Friday.
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11-06-2006, 01:59 AM #2Originally Posted by SewingDeb
11-06-2006, 02:04 AM #3Former Member
Originally Posted by SewingDeb
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11-06-2006, 08:21 AM #4Former Member
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I read this and I thought, the cops have and did a "great" job in getting justice of this child. The Cold Case squad is awesome.
11-06-2006, 09:53 AM #5Registered User
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I am glad the cold case detectives decided to take a look at theis case agian. I wish they had been a little more thorough with her at the start, b/c her story may have fallen apart back then.
11-06-2006, 09:41 PM #6
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05-16-2015, 07:18 PM #8
From February 2009:
A western Pennsylvania woman will spend 10 to 20 years in prison for drowning her 2-year-old son in a shallow creek in 1976, a crime she still claims to not remember despite apologizing repeatedly for it at her sentencing...
Masciarelli, of Watsontown, pleaded no contest to third-degree murder in December for drowning Alfred Masciarelli Jr. on Sept. 26, 1976, during a walk in the woods.
Mr. Ramsey didn't learn about the case until May 2006, after more than 20 years as a state trooper in Fayette County. His arms had started going numb because of a herniated disk – an injury that for a short time confined him to the barracks. To make himself useful, he retrieved Alfred Jr.'s blue binder from among the 16 cold cases – homicides or suspicious disappearances – stockpiled at the Fayette barracks. Then, he returned to his desk and began reading the file...
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