GUILTY PA - Tina Curran, 31, shot to death, Shamokin, 24 Aug 2005

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  1. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    http://www.wfmz.com/view/?id=199479
    (more plus video at link)

    Judge Robert B. Sacavage entered the order after two court-appointed experts testified that Richard C. Curran suffers from psychosis and delusions but is able to understand the charges against him and participate in his defense. Curran, 33, of Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, is being held without bail in that county's prison for the Aug. 24, 2004, shooting death of his wife, Tina, outside Shamokin Area Community Hospital in Coal Township. She worked there as a practical nurse. Curran is charged with first-degree murder and related offenses. Police said he shot his wife seven times with his police-issued .40-caliber pistol as the couple argued over child support for their two daughters, then ages 4 and 8...

    2005 article about the case:
    http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=local&id=3380321
    SHAMOKIN, PA-August 25, 2005 -- A police officer sought in the shooting death of his estranged wife at the hospital where she worked was apprehended when he tried to cross the Canadian border at Niagara Falls, authorities said.
    Richard C. Curran, 31, of Shamokin, recently hired as a police officer in Bernville, Berks County, was arrested about 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Rainbow Bridge border crossing, Coal Township police said.
    Canadian authorities said Curran failed to declare firearms that were in his car, and a background check revealed he was wanted on homicide charges in Coal Township. Coal Township police said extradition proceedings were expected to start within a couple of days.

    Curran wants to cut a "deal"
    http://pahomepage.com/content/fulltext/?cid=12404
    Curran says he will not fight extradition if the D.A. does not pursue the death penalty.

    Blog article about the case:
    http://movingoutmovingon.bloghi.com...r-defense-blogers-please-lend-your-voice.html

    Curran Children's Fund:
    http://wfmz.com.ldh0105.fast.net/online/content/view/366/69/
     
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  3. TGIRecovered

    TGIRecovered Active Member

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    Thanks for the links, taxi.

    The blogger's history as the child of a cop who killed his wife/her mom is compelling.

    Susan
     
  4. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    I know, I got goosebumps. :(

    I'm really surprised we don't have a thread about Tina Curran here. It only happened 2 years ago. Maybe the WS search engine doesn't go back that far.

    Another cop. Another dead ex.
     
  5. Bobbisangel

    Bobbisangel New Member

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    Sounds like this cop was with it enough to run so he wouldn't get caught. Glad the judge decided that he was fit for trial. Murdered over child support. How often have we heard that! Better to pay the child support then to leave your two little children without a mom or dad. Why do they never think of the children and the affect this has on their lives??
     
  6. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From June 2008:

    http://www.goerie.com/article/20080621/NEWS06/806210346

     

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