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

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  1. SeesSeas

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    Nothing new on the docket.
    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/DocketSheets/CPReport.ashx?docketNumber=CP-37-CR-0000198-2019&dnh=xD8zxPXawEiXJl+IxZqJgg==
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Regis Andrew Brown

    I don't find any current news articles about an ongoing trial. I'm curious about who knew victim Bryce Tompkins. I found a 20-year-old article (NOV 1999) that mentions he was reported missing by his mother NOV 1988:
    NEW CASTLE MAN FOUND DEAD IN CREEK CRIME STOPPERS
    NOVEMBER 30, 1999
    The Pennsylvania State Police in New Castle, Lawrence County, continue their investigation into the homicide of Bryce Tompkins.
    [...]
    The investigation established that Tompkins was a loner who was last seen alive on Oct. 31, 1988. He was reported missing by his mother on Nov. 26, 1988. His last known residence was in the 300 block of Highland Avenue, New Castle.

    Tompkins was a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic who had been in and out of mental institutions most of his adult life.
    [...]

    Listed Family Members (parents and child) are deceased:
    Bryce Kenneth Tompkins (1943-1988) - Find A Grave...
    Bryce Kenneth Tompkins
    BIRTH 2 Jun 1943
    Harford, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
    DEATH 26 Dec 1988 (aged 45)
    New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USA
    BURIAL

    Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery
    Energy, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USA
    PLOT Section 4 Lot 30 Grave 2
    MEMORIAL ID 161442499 · View Source
     
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  2. Niner

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    Well I wonder "where" I got the date of Dec. 25, 1988 that he disappeared. I have corrected my notes for these dates quoted above.

    And thanks again for checking on this case! I'm just going to leave him on Friday's date until anyone hears anything "new". [​IMG]
     
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    Hi @SeesSeas - anything "new" on the court site? TIA! :) No hurry!
     
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    No Docket Entries since 12/05/2019, but the Events section shows that the Trial Date was finally "Moved" from 12/09/2019.
    Trial now Scheduled 01/06/2020.
    Believe it? I don't. :rolleyes:

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/DocketSheets/CPReport.ashx?docketNumber=CP-37-CR-0000198-2019&dnh=xD8zxPXawEiXJl+IxZqJgg==
    COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF LAWRENCE COUNTY
    DOCKET
    Docket Number: CP-37-CR-0000198-2019
    CRIMINAL DOCKET


    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Regis Andrew Brown

    CALENDAR EVENTS
    12/09/2019 1:30 pm Courtroom 1 President Judge Dominick Motto Judicial Call of the Trial Moved
    01/06/2020 1:30 pm Courtroom 1 President Judge Dominick Motto Judicial Call of the Trial Scheduled
     
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    ahhh.... nope! LOL!
     
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    Monday, January 6th:
    *Trial set to begin (@ 1:30pm ET) - PA - Bryce Kenneth Tompkins (45) (last seen alive Oct. 31, 1988, reported missing Nov. 26, 1988, New Castle; Dec. 26, 1988 found in 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. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
    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 was set to begin on 12/9/19 moved to 1/6/20.

    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.
    11/19/19 Update: Defense motion for trial continuance-granted. Trial on 11/4/19 moved to 12/9/19.
    12/9/19 Update: Defense motion for trial continuance-granted. Trial on 12/9/19 moved to 1/6/20.
     
  7. SeesSeas

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    I'm 'retired', but I just had to check this docket :p:rolleyes:
    Trial now scheduled 02/03/2020!


    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/DocketSheets/CPReport.ashx?docketNumber=CP-37-CR-0000198-2019&dnh=xD8zxPXawEiXJl+IxZqJgg==
    COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF LAWRENCE COUNTY
    DOCKET
    Docket Number: CP-37-CR-0000198-2019
    CRIMINAL DOCKET

    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Regis Andrew Brown

    CALENDAR EVENTS
    01/06/2020 1:30 pm Courtroom 1 President Judge Dominick Motto Judicial Call of the Trial Continued
    02/03/2020 1:30 pm Courtroom 1 President Judge Dominick Motto Judicial Call of the Trial Scheduled

    ENTRIES
    1 12/27/2019 Lawrence County Public Defender's Office Motion for Continuance
    2 12/27/2019 Hodge, John W. Order of Court (Mtn/Cont Granted; Trial Cont to February 2020 Term of Trials)
     
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    @Tippy Lynn - I have this other case in PA. - could you see if this guy's trial is still on for Monday, 2/3?

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

    TIA! :)
     
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    Monday, February 3rd:
    *Trial is set begin (@ 1:30pm ET) - PA - Bryce Kenneth Tompkins (45) (last seen alive Oct. 31, 1988, reported missing Nov. 26, 1988, New Castle; Dec. 26, 1988 found in 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. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
    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 was set to begin on 12/9/19 moved to 1/6/20 and continued to 2/3/20.
     
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    Tuesday, February 4th:
    *Trial continues (Day 2) (@ 1:30pm ET) - PA - Bryce Kenneth Tompkins (45) (last seen alive Oct. 31, 1988, reported missing Nov. 26, 1988, New Castle; Dec. 26, 1988 found in 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. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
    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 began on 2/3/20.

    2/3/20 Day 1: Jury selection?
     
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    Anyone following this case - any updates? I'm just getting old articles...

    Wednesday, February 5th:
    *Trial continues (Day 3) (@ 1:30pm ET) - PA - Bryce Kenneth Tompkins (45) (last seen alive Oct. 31, 1988, reported missing Nov. 26, 1988, New Castle; Dec. 26, 1988 found in 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. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
    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 began on 2/3/20.

    2/3/20 Day 1: Jury selection? Trial continues on 2/4.
    2/4/20 Day 2: No info available. Trial continues on 2/5.
     
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    Thursday, February 6th:
    *Trial continues (Day 4) (@ 1:30pm ET) - PA - Bryce Kenneth Tompkins (45) (last seen alive Oct. 31, 1988, reported missing Nov. 26, 1988, New Castle; Dec. 26, 1988 found in 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. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
    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 began on 2/3/20.

    2/3/20 Day 1: Jury selection? Trial continues on 2/4.
    2/4/20 Day 2: No info available. Trial continues on 2/5.
    2/5/20 Day 3: No info available. Trial continues on 2/6.
     
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    Friday, February 7th:
    *Trial continues (Day 5) (@ 1:30pm ET) - PA - Bryce Kenneth Tompkins (45) (last seen alive Oct. 31, 1988, reported missing Nov. 26, 1988, New Castle; Dec. 26, 1988 found in 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. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
    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 began on 2/3/20.

    2/3/20 Day 1: Jury selection? Trial continues on 2/4.
    2/4/20 Day 2: No info available. Trial continues on 2/5.
    2/5/20 Day 3: No info available. Trial continues on 2/6.
    2/6/20 Day 4: No info available. Trial continues on 2/7.
     
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    do you want to check the docket again @SeesSeas (for me?) - ? :D

    Just wanted to know IF this trial is going on.... TIA! [​IMG]
     
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    Monday, February 10th:
    *Trial continues (Day 6) (@ am ET) - PA - Bryce Kenneth Tompkins (45) (last seen alive Oct. 31, 1988, reported missing Nov. 26, 1988, New Castle; Dec. 26, 1988 found in Hickory Township in the Neshannock Creek in Lawrence County) - *Regis Andrew Brown (59/now 60) arrested, charged (Oct. 18, 2018) & arraigned (5/28/19) with criminal homicide, 2 counts of aggravated assault & intimidation of a witness. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
    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 began on 2/3/20.

    2/3/20 Day 1: Jury selection? Trial continues on 2/4.
    2/4/20 Day 2: No info available. Trial continues on 2/5.
    2/5/20 Day 3: No info available. Trial continues on 2/6.
    2/6/20 Day 4: No info available. Trial continues on 2/7.
    2/7/20 Day 5: No info available. Trial continues on 2/10.
     
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    Tuesday, February 11th:
    *Trial continues (Day 7) (@ 1:30pm ET) - PA - Bryce Kenneth Tompkins (45) (last seen alive Oct. 31, 1988, reported missing Nov. 26, 1988, New Castle; Dec. 26, 1988 found in Hickory Township in the Neshannock Creek in Lawrence County) - *Regis Andrew Brown (59/now 60) arrested, charged (Oct. 18, 2018) & arraigned (5/28/19) with criminal homicide, 2 counts of aggravated assault & intimidation of a witness. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
    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 began on 2/3/20.

    2/3/20 Day 1: Jury selection? Trial continues on 2/4.
    2/4/20 Day 2: No info available. Trial continues on 2/5.
    2/5/20 Day 3: No info available. Trial continues on 2/6.
    2/6/20 Day 4: No info available. Trial continues on 2/7.
    2/7/20 Day 5: No info available. Trial continues on 2/10.
    2/10/20 Day 6: No info available. Trial continues on 2/11.
     
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    Well - I'll continue to post this until I hear anything different....

    @lsv7 - anything on the court site?? or @watcher9 - I saw that you "liked" a post - can you access PA sites? Post #49 has the case # on it - TIA if you can find out what is going on here! :)

    Wednesday, February 12th:
    *Trial continues (Day 8) (@ 1:30pm ET) - PA - Bryce Kenneth Tompkins (45) (last seen alive Oct. 31, 1988, reported missing Nov. 26, 1988, New Castle; Dec. 26, 1988 found in Hickory Township in the Neshannock Creek in Lawrence County) - *Regis Andrew Brown (59/now 60) arrested, charged (Oct. 18, 2018) & arraigned (5/28/19) with criminal homicide, 2 counts of aggravated assault & intimidation of a witness. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
    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 began on 2/3/20.

    2/3/20 Monday Day 1: Jury selection? Trial continues on 2/4.
    2/4/20 Tuesday Day 2: No info available. Trial continues on 2/5.
    2/5/20 Wednesday Day 3: No info available. Trial continues on 2/6.
    2/6/20 Thursday Day 4: No info available. Trial continues on 2/7.
    2/7/20 Friday Day 5: No info available. Trial continues on 2/10.
    2/10/20 Monday Day 6: No info available. Trial continues on 2/11.

    2/11/20 Tuesday Day 7: No info available. Trial continues on 2/12.
     
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    Niner - PA is soooooo behind in updating their online case dockets. They finally cancel the trial after you have posted eight days of No Info updates.o_O
    They have scheduled, and then cancelled, the trial every month for the past TEN MONTHS!:confused:

    ORDERED today 02/12/2020:
    Trial Cont to March 2020 Trial Term


    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/DocketSheets/CPReport.ashx?docketNumber=CP-37-CR-0000198-2019&dnh=xD8zxPXawEiXJl+IxZqJgg==
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Regis Andrew Brown
    DOCKET
    1 02/12/2020 Motion for Continuance
    2 02/12/2020 Order of Court (Mtn/Cont Granted; Trial Cont to March 2020 Trial Term)

    No specific March date is listed in CALENDAR EVENTS
     
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    Thanks a bunch SeesSeas! Was truly wondering what was going on with this case... much appreciated! :)
     

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