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Man who murdered wife, stepdaughter charged in 1988 killing

Posted on October 19th, 2018 at 5:22 PM

"He’s either been arrested for, or confessed to, or is a strong suspect in eight homicides right now," a Pennsylvania state trooper said.

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Man confesses to 30-year-old killing. Police say he is a suspect in more deaths

Posted on October 19th, 2018 at 12:29 PM

(CNN) -- A Pennsylvania man serving life in prison for the grisly murder of his wife and stepdaughter has confessed to another killing, resolving a cold case from the 1980s, officials said Thursday.

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Man who killed wife, stepdaughter now charged in 1988 cold case murder, may be linked to 5 other slayings: Police

Posted on October 19th, 2018 at 10:35 AM

A Pennsylvania man behind bars for killing his wife and stepdaughter has now been charged in a 1988 cold case murder -- and may be linked to five other slayings, according to authorities.

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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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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

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

Mr. Sebald is honest with you from the beginning and will do everything he can to get the best possible outcome.

 
MichaelErie, PA

I am more than pleased with my experience with attorney Hackwelder. He is knowledgeable and got us a great result. I would highly recommend hiring Attorney Hackwelder.

 
Anonymous

Attorney Sebald did a great job handling my case. I was cited improperly for a traffic accident, and Steve and his partner were able to resolve the situation quickly and with great professionalism.

 
Tom

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...

 
Michael

Stephen Sebald far exceeded my expectations. As a result of trusting in his extensive knowledge of the law & him working diligently on my case, charges were substantially reduced. He was always on call & went above & beyond in my case. Excellent defense attorney!

 
Shelley

I received a speeding ticket while traveling through Erie, PA. Steve and his expert team took care of everything while I was 600 miles away in North Carolina. He greatly reduced my conviction and fines. Valerie on his team took the time to hand-hold me through the process. I truly appreciate all that Steve and his team did to resolve this positively for me.

 
Diane Erie, PATraffic Violation Defense

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

Eric 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 Eric.

 
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