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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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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

Eric was great. Very professional and very knowledgeable of the law. Attorney Hackwelder and his partner were able to resolve my particular case quickly and to my benefit. Good job!

 
Tom

I was charged with theft by extortion, a 3rd degree felony which carries a possible sentence of 7 years in prison and 15,000 in fines. Against my better judgement, I took the advice of Stephen and pled guilty for a reduced sentence. 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.

 
John

I have many good things to say about Mr. Hackwelder and his team. From the beginning he came to our aid last minute and were good at keeping open lines of communication with me and my family. They worked on our case up to the last possible moment and even met with me on weekends. He answered all my questions throughout the whole process, was polite and did not waste time. The case was an extremely hard one, and the legal system was a bear to work with, but Mr. Hackwelder showed up every time with lots of energy and a positive attitude. He never promised what could not be done, but our results were extremely positive, in part to his hard work and constant attention to important details. I highly recommend him and his team. Mr. Hackwelder, I believe, went above and beyond the call of duty in our unique circumstance.

 
April

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

I just wanna say that I am overly satisfied with Mr Sebald! I recommend if you have any troubles to contact him and his partner Mr Hackwelder. The both did a Great job thank you guys!

 
Jerry

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

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
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