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Grazioli held for court in homicide

Posted on May 9th, 2018 at 10:07 AM


John P. Grazioli, accused of fatally shooting his wife in their Millcreek Township home before driving to Erie and confessing to a Catholic priest on the afternoon of March 8, sat silently in a packed courtroom on Tuesday afternoon as prosecutors presented testimony from his ex-wife and two township police officers in presenting their homicide case against him.

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Erie man charged with manslaughter in son’s death

Posted on May 7th, 2018 at 4:38 PM

Erie police investigators charge that a city man left his 11-month-old son unattended in a bathtub in early December when he left their westside apartment to cash his paycheck without telling anyone else that the boy was bathing.

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Bike, foot patrols returning to Erie

Posted on May 4th, 2018 at 11:32 AM

The return of warm weather has the Erie Bureau of Police ready to send out special patrols on foot and on bicycles to advance its community policing efforts.

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14-year-old charged in Iroquois gun threat

Posted on April 24th, 2018 at 4:41 PM

Lawrence Park Township police said a 14-year-old junior high school student at Iroquois High School faces terroristic threats and disorderly conduct charges in a gun threat incident at the school on Friday afternoon.

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Erie man waives felony charge in drug case

Posted on April 19th, 2018 at 4:20 PM

An Erie man charged in a city police drug investigation that stemmed from complaints about suspected drug activity at the Liberty Plaza during the fall waived a felony charge to court under an agreement reached with prosecutors on Thursday.

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Wesleyville man who got stuck in ductwork pleads to burglary

Posted on April 11th, 2018 at 11:20 AM

A Wesleyville man is facing prison time after pleading guilty Tuesday to burglarizing an Erie store where police found him stuck in the ventilation ductwork.

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Pa. Court to decide if drug use while pregnant is child abuse

Posted on April 9th, 2018 at 5:21 PM

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s highest court will decide whether a woman’s use of illegal drugs while pregnant qualifies as child abuse under state law.

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Shooter gets state prison in gunfight at Erie gas station

Posted on April 3rd, 2018 at 5:09 PM

A 34-year-old Erie man with a prior conviction for attempted homicide was sent back to state prison Tuesday for his involvement in an April gunfight that left one man injured.

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Erie police officer withdraws guilty plea in off-duty fatal DUI

Posted on March 29th, 2018 at 4:43 PM

After months of delays leading up to her scheduled sentencing, a suspended Erie police officer extended her criminal case on Thursday by withdrawing her guilty plea to charges she caused an off-duty fatal crash while driving drunk in McKean Township in February 2017.

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Leclair trial moved to October in Lake Erie homicide

Posted on March 28th, 2018 at 5:08 PM

Christopher Leclair is accused of fatally shooting his wife, Karen Leclair, while the couple was out on Lake Erie in their fishing boat.

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Rhonda

Attorney Sebald represented me in 2005 for a DUI. So when I was facing legal problems again in 2015 for getting 3 DUI's in a 5 month period due to an addiction to alcohol I knew I needed him to represent me again. Mr. Sebald truly cares about his clients. I met with him we discussed my case and what I was facing. He guided me on what I should do. He doesn't sugar coat things. Mr. Sebald is honest with you from the beginning and will do everything he can to get the best possible outcome. I was facing some pretty serious consequences and through his advice, guidance and representation I not only was able to avoid Jail time but also get help for my problem with alcohol. I truly believe if it weren't for him I would not be where I am today. After hiring Attorney Sebald he traveled to Lycoming county to represent me for my preliminary hearing and sentencing. He called and spoke with the D.A., judges as well as other attorneys in that area. He also represented me here in Erie county for my preliminary hearing as well as sentencing. He does his research. I would strongly recommend Mr Sebald to anyone who needs legal representation.

 
Michael

I would highly recommend Attorney Hackwelder. My case was different than most but he went out of his way to do his research to make sure things went my way. He won the case for me and if I ever need another attorney I will call him again.

 
Pam

Steve has helped us numerous times. He has been there for us when ever we call and made himself available in a moments notice when necessary. He knows just what to do and is also great at dealing with the emotional side of the situation. We trust him completely and would highly recommend Steve.

 
Rhonda

Because I listened to his expert advice, I will serve NO prison time, NO jail time, and my fine was minimal. Thanks again Stephen for a tough uphill battle, and you never gave up.

 
JohnErie, PA

Stephen is a very knowledgeable lawyer! I got a DUI with a BAC of 2.16 and walked away with only 6 months probation and didn't lose my license! I can't thank this man enough! Thank you Stephen for all the hard work you put into my case!

 
Matthew

We were extremely satisfied with Attorney Sebald and Attorney Hackwelder. Highly recommend. You want that piece of mind when you get into legal trouble call these guys. You won't be disappointed.

 
Sonia

I hired Eric for someone who was facing serious felony charges. He is a fairly young man with a young child who he absolutely adores. He had made mistakes and I didn't feel he needed to go to jail and be separated from that child. Eric was extremely helpful and actually, you could tell that he took this case personally because of all of the time and effort he put into the case. He was always available to us and his family. When it came time for the sentencing we all thought he was going to jail. When the judge sentenced him to 3 years parole we were all extremely happy. I can not say enough good things to say about Eric.

 
Jeffrey

I was in a rough spot and Attorney Sebald exceeded my expectations while being fair and upfront about the possible outcomes. I was impressed by his knowledge and navigation of the law, but also by his relationships within that community.

 
Tim

Mr. Hackwelder and Mr. Sebald both worked very diligently to a resolution of a very serious case. My son was accused of a crime that would have cost him his freedom and caused irreparable harm to his reputation and his family unit. A conviction would have led to certain alienation of his rights as a father. My son, a provider and a family man was accused by a third party with an obvious agenda. Both Hackwelder and Sebald did exactly as the indicated at our first meeting. They said that this case would end up dismissed and it was. They were able to successfully demonstrate to the district attorney that there was no way that this case would be successfully prosecuted because of the lack of evidence, improper conduct and the overt agenda of the accusing party. I would not hesitate to ask Eric Hackwelder or Stephen Sebald to represent my loved ones again and you definitely shouldn't look any further.

 
Michael
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