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Friday, December 28, 2007

[PA] Police Chief Curran competent for wife-murder trial

...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...

Former Bernville chief is ruled competent for trial
Reading Eagle
By Mary E. Young
12/28/2007
[Excerpts] A Northumberland County judge Thursday found that a former Bernville police chief is mentally competent to stand trial for the murder of his estranged wife. 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...

Shamokin man to stand trial for shooting death
BY RACHEL CARTA
The REPUBLICAN & Herald
rachel_c@newsitem.com
12/28/2007
[Excerpts] After months of psychiatric evaluation, Richard C. Curran has been declared competent... He had previously been declared incompetent four separate times... Curran is charged by Coal Township police with the shooting death of his wife, Tina S. Curran, on Aug. 24, 2005. She was shot several times with a .40-caliber handgun in the loading dock area of Shamokin Area Community Hospital during a break in her shift. He was arrested later that evening while trying to cross the Canadian border in Niagra Falls, N.Y...

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  1. Thursday, June 19, 2008
    [PA] Police Chief Curran convicted for killing ex wife Tina - 1st degee murder
    http://behindthebluewall.blogspot.com/2008/06/pa-police-chief-curran-convicted-for.html

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