YORK, Pa. (AP) — The attorney for a central Pennsylvania man ordered to stand trial in the shooting of a neighbor following a long-running dispute says his client acted in self-defense.
A York County judge ruled Monday that there was enough evidence for 42-year-old Spencer Newcomer IV to stand trial on a criminal homicide charge in the June 10 shooting death of 47-year-old Dave Wintermeyer in Springettsbury Township.
Another neighbor told police that the victim was bothered by the defendant's dogs defecating in his yard.
Defense attorney Chris Ferro said the victim was "known to be armed and dangerous" and had repeatedly harassed his client.
District Attorney Tom Kearney said no weapon was found on the victim, only a cellphone next to the body.