SUNBURY – The man who police say fatally shot a 23-year-old woman in Shamokin may get his wish of receiving the death penalty. The Daily Item reports Northumberland County DA Tony Matulewicz reveals in a motion filed Friday he will seek the death penalty against Jose Colon.
Colon is charged in the death of Kasandra Ortiz, whose body was found near a dumpster February 26. Colon is accused of shooting the women, then holding police at bay during an armed standoff. Colon is scheduled to be in court May 14 at 9:15 a.m. in front of Northumberland County President Judge Charles Saylor.