PA - John David King, Amish man killed in hit and run, Millheim, 17 April 2020

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  1. Ironhorse 332

    Ironhorse 332 Member

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    On April 17, 2020 at around 8:35 PM, John David King was run down and killed in a hit and run accident on PA route 45, near Millheim, PA. He is survived by his parents, eight siblings and his fiance.

    Police were looking for a white Honda pilot.

    The driver, Christoper Hort, from State College, PA drove home, then contacted his lawyer. His lawyer contacted the district attorney on April 21, and told them his "client" thought he hit a deer.

    As of today, no charges have been filed. Why? This is pure speculation by me. He has money and connections. He is Joe Paterno's son in law.

    An innocent church going Amish man who was planning a family was killed and nobody seems to care that the person that killed him has had no charges filed against him.
     


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    State College population is 45,000.
    Millheim, near where it happened is 885.

    The reason he didn't stop is because he was under the influence. That's why he went home and called hi lawyer day or days later. In my opinion.
     
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    That opinion is shared.

    In the movie Weeds, Nick Nolte's incarcerated character says something like "Justice has a blindfold, but when it comes to money -- she peeks."

    JMHO YMMV LRR
     
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    glamourkitty1922 Well-Known Member

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    I don't get it. What can Joe Paterno do for him? He died nearly 10 years ago. He has no power to help anyone.
     
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    Joe can't obviously. But he has access to the family money and lawyers.
     
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    If you or I hit and killed somebody, then left the scene and went home, and called a lawyer, do you really believe that there would be no charges filed 114 days later?
     
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    glamourkitty1922 Well-Known Member

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    Everyone has the ability to hire a lawyer. There is nothing nefarious about that. The case probably is slow due to the virus and the civil unrest going on now. The police know what they're doing. It sometimes takes a while to get the case together. He will be charged with something unless a Grand Jury doesn't agree.
    MOO
     
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    Richrd Seven Year Member

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    Search Warrant Recipient*
    Christopher Hort, Adult

    *Centre County Gazette:
    Police examine phone records in fatal Millheim hit-and-run - Centre County Gazette, 8/13/2020
    Paraphrasing:
    Probable Cause to believe that Christopher Hort
    engaged in efforts to Conceal the Fact that He caused
    the Death of John David King, Age 23.
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    Paint from King’s Pedal Scooter was on Hort's Honda Pilot.
    Paint from the Honda Pilot was also found on King.

    Locard's Exchange Principle:
    Locard's Exchange Principle - Forensic Handbook

    [Take Some Pedal-Scooter Paint :: Leave Some Vehicle Paint]

    Magisterial District Judge Docket - Home Page:
    Magisterial District Judge Docket Sheet

    May Prompt Justice Be Served.

    [Contribution # 7528
    Thread # 535850]

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    There we have it. All that was needed was a bit of patience and trust in the justice system!
     
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    Richrd Seven Year Member

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    Case AdvancING to Upper Court
    Defendant:

    Christopher Craig Hort, 53

    4)) We Are Central PA:
    Centre County man charged in hit and run that left one dead | WTAJ - www.wearecentralpa.com

    5)) (Lower) Magisterial District Judge Court:
    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/docketsheets/MDJReport.ashx?docketNumber=MJ-49304-CR-0000135-2020&dnh=SyHG+NoKWABzUJiVVC20pA==

    6)) (Previous) Centre County Gazette:
    Police examine phone records in fatal Millheim hit-and-run - Centre County Gazette, 8/13/2020
    Paraphrasing:
    Probable Cause to believe that Christopher Hort
    engaged in efforts to Conceal the Fact that He caused
    the Death of John David King, 23.
    &
    Paint from King’s Pedal Scooter was on Hort's Honda Pilot.
    Paint from the Honda Pilot was also found on King.

    7)) Locard's Exchange Principle:
    Locard's Exchange Principle - Forensic Handbook

    [Take Some Pedal-Scooter Paint :: Leave Some Vehicle Paint]

    Check Back:
    8)) (Upper) Court of Common Pleas:

    Common Pleas Docket Sheet
    Formal Arraignment Scheduled for Wednesday, 14 October

    May Prompt Justice Be Served.

    [Contribution # 7606
    Thread # 535850]

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    Following.
     
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    ditto!
     
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    If there has been any charges filed, it hasn't been covered by the local news.
     
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    Better to be charged with leaving the scene than a driving under the influence. Also gives some time for the alcohol to leave the body. Interesting that it was 4 days before authorities were notified .... the most advanced urine testing for alcohol can detect it for about 80 hours.
     
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    He "thought" he hit a deer.
    I have yet to see a deer wearing a neon reflective vest.
     
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