Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wilkes-Barre, PA: Wilkes-Barre man will stand trial for shooting girlfriend

Stanley A. Davis Jr., accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend in front of her 18-year-old son, will face an open count of homicide in commonwealth court, Magisterial District Judge Richard J. Cronauer ruled today.

Prosecutors say Davis, 45, shot and killed 37-year-old Carlotta Springer-Howard with a sawed-off shotgun at their Sterling Street home in Wilkes-Barre. Springer-Howard's son, Fred Lassiter, testified that Davis and his mother were "arguing back and forth" on Dec. 16 before Davis went upstairs, grabbed the shotgun and shot Springer-Howard in the chest.

"He brought (the shotgun) around, kicked her, and shot her," Lassiter said.

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