PA PA - Regis Brown, convicted of double murder, now charged in 5 cold cases

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  1. Indy Anna

    Indy Anna Well-Known Member

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    Double murderer charged in 1988 cold case killing, may be linked to 5 other slayings
    State police: Brown suspect in five other homicides
     
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    Other articles state he could be responsible for up to 8 additional homicides.

    Pa. Man Charged In Connection To 1988 Cold Case, Suspected In Multiple Other Homicides
    Man confesses to 30-year-old killing. Police say he is a suspect in more deaths
     
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    Okay - some of you might have noticed I'm going thru some of my "older" cases. :)

    So @lsv7 - I believe you are my "go-to" for Pennsylvania? The county is Lawrence, I believe. Here's the info I have so far on him:

    PA - Bryce Kenneth Tompkins (45) (Dec. 25, 1988, New Castle; Dec. 26, 1988 found Hickory Township in the Neshannock Creek in Lawrence County) - *Regis Andrew Brown (59) arrested & charged (Oct. 18, 2018) with criminal homicide, 2 counts of aggravated assault & intimidation of a witness.
    Plead guilty (Mar. 2018) & sentenced (Oct. 2018) & is serving a life sentence (w/o parole) for the 1st degree murder & 3rd murder in the deaths of his wife, Michelle Brown () & his step daughter Tammy Greenawalt () in Erie County.
    Strong suspect in eight homicides in northwestern Pennsylvania dating from 1986 to 2016.
     
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    Bumping up for @lsv7 - please see post #4 - anything "new" on this case?

    TIA! :)
     
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    Bumping up (again) for @lsv7 - are you around? Could I bother you to look this case up? See post #4 for info. TIA! :)
     
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    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    v.
    Regis Andrew Brown
    CASE INFORMATION
    Judge Assigned: Date Filed: 03/01/2019 Initiation Date: 10/17/2018
    OTN: U 638922-4 LOTN: Originating Docket No: MJ-53304-CR-0000309-2018
    Initial Issuing Authority: Scott McGrath Final Issuing Authority: David B. Rishel
    Arresting Agency: NEW CASTLE PSP Arresting Officer: Vascetti, Joseph J.
    Complaint/Incident #: 451755
    Case Local Number Type(s) Case Local Number(s)
    STATUS INFORMATION
    Case Status: Active Status Date Processing Status Complaint Date: 10/17/2018
    06/12/2019 Awaiting Trial
    05/28/2019 Awaiting Formal Arraignment
    04/04/2019 Awaiting Trial
    03/01/2019 Awaiting Formal Arraignment
    03/01/2019 Awaiting Filing of Information
    CALENDAR EVENTS
    Schedule
    Status
    Start Room Judge Name
    Time
    Schedule
    Start Date
    Case Calendar
    Event Type
    04/09/2019 9:30 am Courtroom 1 President Judge Dominick
    Motto
    Formal Arraignment Scheduled
    Judicial Call of the 05/06/2019 1:30 pm Courtroom 2 Judge J. Craig Cox Continued
    Trial
    06/03/2019 1:30 pm Courtroom 1 President Judge Dominick
    Motto
    Judicial Call of the Continued
    Trial
    07/08/2019 1:30 pm Courtroom 1 President Judge Dominick
    Motto
    Judicial Call of the Continued
    Trial
    08/05/2019 1:30 pm Courtroom 1 President Judge Dominick
    Motto
    Judicial Call of the Continued
    Trial
    Trial Status 08/14/2019 9:30 am Courtroom 3 Judge John W. Hodge Scheduled
    Conference -
    Criminal
    09/09/2019 1:30 pm Courtroom 1 President Judge Dominick
    Motto
    Judicial Call of the Scheduled

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docke...-CR-0000198-2019&dnh=xD8zxPXawEiXJl+IxZqJgg==
     
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    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Regis Andrew Brown

    Case Status: Active
    Complaint Date: 10/17/2018

    Event Type Judicial call of the Trial Start Date 10/07/2019 Start Time 1:30 pm Room Courtroom 1 Judge Name President Judge Dominick Motto Status Scheduled

    Status Date
    Processing Status
    06/12/2019 Awaiting Trial
    05/28/2019 Awaiting Formal Arraignment
    04/04/2019 Awaiting Trial
    03/01/2019 Awaiting Formal Arraignment
    03/01/2019 Awaiting Filing of Information

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docke...-CR-0000198-2019&dnh=xD8zxPXawEiXJl+IxZqJgg==
     
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    Updating thread with some new links.

    Is the trial going on because he recanted his early confession to killing Bryce Tompkins or is it for a different victim?

    Thank you for listing all the motions and hearings. They are very helpful. When I went into the docket though, I couldn't find which victim the trial was for (unless I missed it). Since he could be charged with the murder of more victims in this thread, it would be helpful when posting a listing to add the victims name once in awhile so we would know which trial is going on. I was assuming it was for the Bryce Tompkins murder until I saw in a link that he had already confessed. I admit that I never did find his sentence for it so now I am thinking maybe he recanted.

    Regis Brown pleaded guilty in the killings of his wife and stepdaughter.
    Trucilla sentenced Brown to life in prison without parole plus 20 to 40 years, the maximum possible sentence allowed by law.

    Brown gets life plus 20 to 40 years in double slaying in Fairview

    Regis Brown, 59, confessed in March to the 1988 killing of Bryce Tompkins in Lawrence County.

    Man convicted in double murder charged in 1988 killing

    Regis Brown was held for trial on all charges during a preliminary hearing Thursday for the 1988 murder of Bryce Tompkins, 45, of New Castle.

    Regis Brown Faces Trial for 30-Year-Old Murder Case in Lawrence County
     
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    Testimony: Double murderer also confessed to Erie killing


    A double murderer's confession to a third killing has created a strange wrinkle in the conviction of the man who pleaded guilty to the slaying, in which the victim's body was burned at an east Erie apartment.

    John E. Poole Jr., 38, is serving 30 to 60 years in state prison for the death of 42-year-old Robert McCarthy in February 2017.

    But Poole has asked a judge to take another look at the case after learning that Regis A. Brown, 60, confessed to killing McCarthy when state police interviewed Brown in September 2018.
    [.....]
    Brown is serving life in prison for fatally stabbing his stepdaughter, 35-year-old Tammy Greenawalt, and bludgeoning to death his wife, 53-year-old Michele Brown, at their residence on West Ridge Road in Fairview Township in March 2018. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced in September 2018.
     
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    Monday, October 7th:
    *Trial set to begin (@ 1:30pm ET) - PA - Bryce Kenneth Tompkins (45) (Dec. 25, 1988, New Castle; Dec. 26, 1988 found Hickory Township in the Neshannock Creek in Lawrence County) - *Regis Andrew Brown (59) arrested, charged (Oct. 18, 2018) & arraigned (5/28/19) with criminal homicide, 2 counts of aggravated assault & intimidation of a witness.
    During an interview with officials this year, Brown confessed to Tompkins’ murder, saying Tompkins had witnessed one of the burglaries.
    Plead guilty (Mar. 2018) & sentenced (Oct. 2018) & is serving a life sentence (w/o parole) for the 1st degree murder & 3rd murder in the deaths of his wife, Michelle Brown (53) & his step daughter Tammy Greenawalt (35) in Erie County.
    Strong suspect in eight homicides in northwestern Pennsylvania dating from 1986 to 2016.
    Trial set to begin 10/7/19
     
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    Any word on the identities of the additional suspects victims? TIA
     
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    @SeesSeas - can you look up this case to see if a trial is ongoing?

    Regis Andrew Brown - Lawrence County #MJ-53304-CR-0000309-2018

    TIA!
     
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    Hi Niner! You're awake 'late'. . . or maybe you are still on USA CA time? o_O
    Nothing new on the docket.

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docke...-CR-0000198-2019&dnh=xD8zxPXawEiXJl+IxZqJgg==

    COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF LAWRENCE COUNTY
    DOCKET
    Docket Number: CP-37-CR-0000198-2019
    Court Case
    CRIMINAL DOCKET
    Originating Docket No: MJ-53304-CR-0000309-2018
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Regis Andrew Brown

    CALENDAR EVENTS
    10/07/2019 1:30 pm Judicial Call of the Scheduled Trial


    ENTRIES
    09/12/2019 09/12/2019 Motto, Dominick Order of Court (Mtn/Cont Granted; Trial Cont to October 2019 Trial Term)
     
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    Thanks for checking for me SeesSeas! Yes, up late - 2am!!! :confused: got up about 1am to "go" & just could not get back to sleep - so was up for about a 1/2 an hour - and then went back to sleep and woke up again at 6am. I did get 7 hours of sleep though! :D
    I believe it's called "jet lag".... LOL!
     
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    Jet Lag. . . not fun.:(
    Decided to check the case docket again. There are posts on 10/10/19 - Motion and Order. No new hearing dates.

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/DocketSheets/CPReport.ashx?docketNumber=CP-37-CR-0000198-2019&dnh=xD8zxPXawEiXJl+IxZqJgg==

    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Regis Andrew Brown

    CALENDAR EVENTS
    10/07/2019 1:30 pm Judicial Call of the Scheduled Trial

    ENTRIES
    1 10/10/2019 Lawrence County Public Defender's Office
    Motion For Funds
    Lawrence County Adult Probation
    10/10/2019 eNotice Notified
    Lawrence County District Attorney's Office
    10/10/2019 eService Served

    2 10/10/2019 10/10/2019 Cox, J. Craig
    Order Of Court (Mtn Granted; Cost Of Services Approved By The Court Shall Not Exceed $2,500.00)
    Lawrence County Adult Probation
    10/10/2019 eNotice Notified
    Lawrence County Court Administrator, New Castle
    10/10/2019 Hand Delivered
    Lawrence County District Attorney's Office
    10/10/2019 eService Served
    Lawrence County Public Defender's Office
    10/10/2019 eService Served
     
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    @SeesSeas - it's been about a week - any updates in court site? TIA! :)
     
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    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docke...-CR-0000198-2019&dnh=xD8zxPXawEiXJl+IxZqJgg==
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Regis Andrew Brown

    CALENDAR EVENTS
    11/04/2019 1:30 pm Judicial Call of the Trial Scheduled

    ENTRIES
    1 10/23/2019 Lawrence County Public Defender's Office Motion for Continuance
    2 10/23/2019 Motto, Dominick Order of Court (Mtn/Cont Granted; Trial Cont to November 2019 Term of Trials)
     
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    Thanks a bunch! [​IMG]
     
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    Monday, Nov. 4th:
    *Trial set to begin (@ 1:30pm ET) - PA - Bryce Kenneth Tompkins (45) (Dec. 25, 1988, New Castle; Dec. 26, 1988 found Hickory Township in the Neshannock Creek in Lawrence County) - *Regis Andrew Brown (59) arrested, charged (Oct. 18, 2018) & arraigned (5/28/19) with criminal homicide, 2 counts of aggravated assault & intimidation of a witness.
    During an interview with officials this year, Brown confessed to Tompkins’ murder, saying Tompkins had witnessed one of the burglaries.
    Plead guilty (Mar. 2018) & sentenced (Oct. 2018) & is serving a life sentence (w/o parole) for the 1st degree murder & 3rd murder in the deaths of his wife, Michelle Brown (53) & his step daughter Tammy Greenawalt (35) in Erie County.
    Strong suspect in eight homicides in northwestern Pennsylvania dating from 1986 to 2016.
    Trial set to begin 10/7/19-continued to 11/4/19

    10/10/19: Motion for Funds. Motion Granted; Cost Of Services Approved By The Court Shall Not Exceed $2,500.00). Trial continued to 11/4.
     
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