Northumberland County DA to seek death penalty for Colon


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.



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