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The Express-Times
Woman who faked cancer diagnosis facing trial for alleged theftparents. Following a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, a district judge sent all
Woman who faked cancer diagnosis facing trial for alleged theft
The Express-Times / Posted yesterday
parents. Following a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, a district judge sent all the charges against Kimberly Gerlach to Lehigh County Court, where she now faces possible trial. Witnesses testified on Tuesday that Gerlach lived with then-fiance... Read more
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The Express-Times
Mom facing trial for allegedly leaving kids to shoot heroinchild endangerment, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and
Mom facing trial for allegedly leaving kids to shoot heroin
The Express-Times / Posted 5 days ago
child endangerment, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and public inebriation. The charges were sent to Lehigh County Court, where Zera now faces possible trial. Zera's attorney, Gavin Holihan, said, "My client is clean and... Read more
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People Magazine
Soldier Caleb Barnes Convicted of Murdering 14-Old Girlfriend's Mother Who Disapproved of Relationshipdegree murder on Friday, PEOPLE confirms. Barnes was also found guilty of abus
Soldier Caleb Barnes Convicted of Murdering 14-Old Girlfriend's Mother Who Disapproved of Relationship
People Magazine / Posted 8 days ago
degree murder on Friday, PEOPLE confirms. Barnes was also found guilty of abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence, Lehigh County court officials tell PEOPLE. He had pleaded not guilty prior to the trial. On March 15, 2015, Cheryl Silvonek,... Read more
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The Morning Call
Bethlehem woman admits to killing husband, police saystabbed and killed her husband of 41 years after he told her to leave their hom
Bethlehem woman admits to killing husband, police say
The Morning Call / Posted 9 days ago
stabbed and killed her husband of 41 years after he told her to leave their home just after midnight Monday, according to Lehigh County Court records. Kathleen Herencia, from the 100 block of Valley Park South Road, was charged with criminal... Read more
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The Express-Times
Soldier accused of murder: 'That's not a knife for killing someone'There was a bus in Lehigh County court on Friday, and Caleb Barnes and Jamie Si
Soldier accused of murder: 'That's not a knife for killing someone'
The Express-Times / Posted 12 days ago
There was a bus in Lehigh County court on Friday, and Caleb Barnes and Jamie Silvonek threw each other under it on Friday. The pair, once a couple in love, testified it was the other person who took a knife and brutally stabbed Cheryl Silvonek in... Read more
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Times News
Trial update: Knife contained Cheryl Silvonek's bloodBarnes and Jamie Silvonek. Silvonek has already pleaded guilty to first degree
Trial update: Knife contained Cheryl Silvonek's blood
Times News / Posted 13 days ago
Barnes and Jamie Silvonek. Silvonek has already pleaded guilty to first degree murder. Barnes is on trial this week in Lehigh County court. Veteran court watchers believe that Silvonek will testify against him either this afternoon or on... Read more
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The Morning Call
Will Jamie Silvonek take the stand against Caleb Barnes today?— Will Jamie Silvonek take the witness stand against her former boyfriend, Cale
Will Jamie Silvonek take the stand against Caleb Barnes today?
The Morning Call / Posted 13 days ago
— Will Jamie Silvonek take the witness stand against her former boyfriend, Caleb Barnes, at his homicide trial in Lehigh County Court today? The 15-year-old Upper Macungie girl, who is serving a 35 year to life sentence for taking part in... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Angelic teen unmasked as ‘monster’Caleb Barnes, 21, denied all of it on Tuesday as his trial for the murder of Ch
Angelic teen unmasked as ‘monster’
The Courier Mail / Posted 13 days ago
Caleb Barnes, 21, denied all of it on Tuesday as his trial for the murder of Cheryl Silvonek opened in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh County Court in front of a packed gallery. Ms Silvonek’s daughter Jamie, now 15, was jailed for a minimum of 35 years... Read more
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Perth Now
Angelic teen unmasked as ‘monster’Caleb Barnes, 21, denied all of it on Tuesday as his trial for the murder of Ch
Angelic teen unmasked as ‘monster’
Perth Now / Posted 13 days ago
Caleb Barnes, 21, denied all of it on Tuesday as his trial for the murder of Cheryl Silvonek opened in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh County Court in front of a packed gallery. Ms Silvonek’s daughter Jamie, now 15, was jailed for a minimum of 35 years... Read more
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Times News
Jury hears recording of Barnes' confessionadmitting that he killed Cheryl Silvonek in the early hours of March 15, 2015.
Jury hears recording of Barnes' confession
Times News / Posted 14 days ago
admitting that he killed Cheryl Silvonek in the early hours of March 15, 2015. But during the interview that was played in Lehigh County Court Wednesday, on the third day of Barnes' murder trial, he maintained that it was a spur of the moment... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Forensic pathologist and witnesses testify in Barnes trialThe trial continues today in Lehigh County court in the case against 22-year-ol
Forensic pathologist and witnesses testify in Barnes trial
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 14 days ago
The trial continues today in Lehigh County court in the case against 22-year-old Caleb Barnes. Barnes is accused of conspiring with his then 14-year-old girlfriend Jaime Silvonek to kill her mother. Day two of testimony in the prosecution's case... Read more
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The Morning Call
Neighbors, pathologist testify at Caleb Barnes' homicide trialkilled — they just didn't know it. Two neighbors, testifying on the second day
Neighbors, pathologist testify at Caleb Barnes' homicide trial
The Morning Call / Posted 14 days ago
killed — they just didn't know it. Two neighbors, testifying on the second day of accused killer Caleb Barnes' trial in Lehigh County Court, said they heard the irregular beeping of a car horn for 20 minutes outside Silvonek's Upper Macungie... Read more
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Times News
Trial continues today in killing of Jim Thorpe nativeinside for about 45 minutes before departing. Tallarico noted that during the m
Trial continues today in killing of Jim Thorpe native
Times News / Posted 14 days ago
inside for about 45 minutes before departing. Tallarico noted that during the meal, Barnes seems to make repeated gestures around his neck, the area where Cheryl Silvonek’s wounds were inflicted. The trial will continue today in Lehigh County Co... Read more
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Times News
Trail details night of Jim Thorpe native’s deathinside for about 45 minutes before departing. Tallarico noted that during the m
Trail details night of Jim Thorpe native’s death
Times News / Posted 15 days ago
inside for about 45 minutes before departing. Tallarico noted that during the meal, Barnes seems to make repeated gestures around his neck, the area where Cheryl Silvonek’s wounds were inflicted. The trial will continue today in Lehigh County Co... Read more
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The Morning Call
Mom accused of twice being drunk during school pickup waives hearingin court before District Judge Michael Faulkner to waive to two counts each of
Mom accused of twice being drunk during school pickup waives hearing
The Morning Call / Posted 15 days ago
in court before District Judge Michael Faulkner to waive to two counts each of drunken driving and child endangerment into Lehigh County Court. The first incident happened on May 24 when an Upper Macungie school resource officer was called to... Read more
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Times News
Trial underway for soldier accused of killing Jim Thorpe native22-year-old soldier accused of murdering the mother of his under-aged girlfrien
Trial underway for soldier accused of killing Jim Thorpe native
Times News / Posted 15 days ago
22-year-old soldier accused of murdering the mother of his under-aged girlfriend. Army Spc. Caleb Barnes stands accused in Lehigh County court in the March 2015 death of Cheryl Silvonek, a Jim Thorpe native who lived in Upper Macungie... Read more
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Times News
Trial underway for man accused of killing Jim Thorpe nativetrial of a 21-year-old man accused of murdering the mother of his under-aged gi
Trial underway for man accused of killing Jim Thorpe native
Times News / Posted 15 days ago
trial of a 21-year-old man accused of murdering the mother of his under-aged girlfriend. Caleb Barnes stands accused in Lehigh County court in the March 2015 death of Cheryl Silvonek, a Jim Thorpe native who lived in Upper Macungie... Read more
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The Express-Times
Jurors see bloody car where Upper Macungie mother was murderedon the steering wheel, and spattered blood on the center console and passenger
Jurors see bloody car where Upper Macungie mother was murdered
The Express-Times / Posted 15 days ago
on the steering wheel, and spattered blood on the center console and passenger seat. Barnes' trial began on Tuesday in Lehigh County Court on charges of homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide, abuse of corpse and tampering with... Read more
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The Express-Times
Defense: Teen girl fatally stabbed mother, not soldier boyfriendsaid. "By her own words, she's a liar. Jamie Silvonek is also a manipulator."
Defense: Teen girl fatally stabbed mother, not soldier boyfriend
The Express-Times / Posted 15 days ago
said. "By her own words, she's a liar. Jamie Silvonek is also a manipulator." Barnes' trial began Tuesday morning in Lehigh County Court on charges of homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide, abuse of corpse and tampering with evidence. The... Read more
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The Express-Times
Mom accused of leaving kids alone in hot apartment to go to workand "stressed out," and made a bad decision to go to work anyway. Rivera, who
Mom accused of leaving kids alone in hot apartment to go to work
The Express-Times / Posted 16 days ago
and "stressed out," and made a bad decision to go to work anyway. Rivera, who turns 27 on Saturday, is charged with two counts of child endangerment. She was sent to Lehigh County Court in lieu of $25,000 bail, where she remained Monday... Read more
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The Express-Times
Will soldier accused of killing girlfriend's mother testify at trial?Jury selection continued Monday afternoon in Lehigh County Court for Caleb Barn
Will soldier accused of killing girlfriend's mother testify at trial?
The Express-Times / Posted 16 days ago
Jury selection continued Monday afternoon in Lehigh County Court for Caleb Barnes, who is accused of killing his 14-year-old girlfriend's mother last year when the woman tried to break up the couple. Barnes, 22, allegedly stabbing Cheryl Silvonek in... Read more
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The Morning Call
Upper Macungie slapped with lawsuit over attempt to limit truck traffic at warehouse projectit can install injection wells on the property to mitigate stormwater runoff, a
Upper Macungie slapped with lawsuit over attempt to limit truck traffic at warehouse project
The Morning Call / Posted 17 days ago
it can install injection wells on the property to mitigate stormwater runoff, according to the lawsuit filed last week in Lehigh County Court. DCT Industrial has no tenants picked out for the warehouse space, but representatives said companies... Read more
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The Morning Call
Man accused of raping sleeping woman waives hearingcharged last month more than a year after the alleged rape, city police said. I
Man accused of raping sleeping woman waives hearing
The Morning Call / Posted 20 days ago
charged last month more than a year after the alleged rape, city police said. In court Thursday, he waived the case into Lehigh County Court before District Judge Michael Pochron. He is charged with rape of an unconscious victim, sexual assault... Read more
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The Express-Times
Trial delayed for soldier who allegedly killed girlfriend's momwho allegedly killed his teenage girlfriend's mother. Jury selection was set t
Trial delayed for soldier who allegedly killed girlfriend's mom
The Express-Times / Posted 20 days ago
who allegedly killed his teenage girlfriend's mother. Jury selection was set to begin Thursday morning for Caleb Barnes in Lehigh County Court, and a pool of jurors was waiting. The 22-year-old is accused of brutally stabbing Cheryl Silvonek in... Read more
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The Express-Times
Man facing trial for allegedly raping sleeping womanaggravated indecent assault of an unconscious person and indecent assault of an
Man facing trial for allegedly raping sleeping woman
The Express-Times / Posted 20 days ago
aggravated indecent assault of an unconscious person and indecent assault of an unconscious person. The case now goes to Lehigh County Court, where Davis faces possible trial. He remains in county jail lieu of $50,000 bail. The woman and her... Read more
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The Morning Call
Who is Caleb Gregory Barnes, soldier accused in Upper Macungie mother's slaying?slaying? Barnes' homicide trial in the stabbing death of 54-year-old Cheryl Si
Who is Caleb Gregory Barnes, soldier accused in Upper Macungie mother's slaying?
The Morning Call / Posted 20 days ago
slaying? Barnes' homicide trial in the stabbing death of 54-year-old Cheryl Silvonek is scheduled to begin today in Lehigh County Court. Silvonek's daughter, Jamie, 14, was Barnes' girlfriend at the time of the slaying. She pleaded guilty... Read more
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The Express-Times
5 things to know about trial of soldier accused of killing girlfriend's momJury selection is slated to begin Thursday in Lehigh County Court for a solider
5 things to know about trial of soldier accused of killing girlfriend's mom
The Express-Times / Posted 20 days ago
Jury selection is slated to begin Thursday in Lehigh County Court for a solider accused of killing the mother of his teenage girlfriend so the couple could be together. Caleb Barnes, 22, is accused of brutally stabbing Cheryl Silvonek in the neck in... Read more
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The Morning Call
Judge raises bail for 'very ill' ex-attorney charged with trying to run down neighbor twicearraignment, Vaida said he will seek to have Creem's two cases joined into one.
Judge raises bail for 'very ill' ex-attorney charged with trying to run down neighbor twice
The Morning Call / Posted 21 days ago
arraignment, Vaida said he will seek to have Creem's two cases joined into one. Creem's May case is currently in a Lehigh County Court while his July case is still in a district court. Joining the two would bring the case before one judge... Read more
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The Express-Times
Accuser testifies man raped her, then returned 3 days laterwith a boxcutter. Following Wednesday's preliminary hearing, Judge Robert Hala
Accuser testifies man raped her, then returned 3 days later
The Express-Times / Posted 21 days ago
with a boxcutter. Following Wednesday's preliminary hearing, Judge Robert Halal sent all the charges against Kelly to Lehigh County Court, where Kelly now faces possible trial. Kelly, of the 1400 block of East Sixth Street in Bethlehem,... Read more
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Times News
Slatington man heading to court in vehicular homicide caseman charged with homicide by vehicle in connection with a fatal crash in Washin
Slatington man heading to court in vehicular homicide case
Times News / Posted 21 days ago
man charged with homicide by vehicle in connection with a fatal crash in Washington Township have been bound over to Lehigh County Court. Joshua Douglas Moser, 26, of 1513 Fernwood Road, chose to have a preliminary hearing before District... Read more
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The Morning Call
Judge: Soldier's prison mail won't delay homicide trialgirlfriend Jamie Silvonek's mother to death in Upper Macungie last year. The 2
Judge: Soldier's prison mail won't delay homicide trial
The Morning Call / Posted 22 days ago
girlfriend Jamie Silvonek's mother to death in Upper Macungie last year. The 21-year-old soldier from Fort Meade was in Lehigh County Court on Tuesday as his attorneys moved to have his upcoming trial delayed because they did not have time to... Read more
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The Express-Times
Alleged drunk driver facing trial in crash that killed passengerthat killed Nicole Marie Gruber. Following the hearing, District Judge Rod Bec
Alleged drunk driver facing trial in crash that killed passenger
The Express-Times / Posted 22 days ago
that killed Nicole Marie Gruber. Following the hearing, District Judge Rod Beck sent all the charges against Moser to Lehigh County Court: homicide by vehicle while DUI, homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, two counts each of DUI and... Read more
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The Morning Call
Man charged in armed robbery, Allentown police sayALLENTOWN — Allentown police said a man admitted to robbing two victims Wednesd
Man charged in armed robbery, Allentown police say
The Morning Call / Posted 26 days ago
ALLENTOWN — Allentown police said a man admitted to robbing two victims Wednesday, according to Lehigh County Court records. Luis Angel Vargas Jr., 18 of Lakeland, Fla. Is charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and theft. He is in county... Read more
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The Brown and White
Shooting victim hospitalized again as alleged gunman appears in courther husband who witnessed the crime. Following the hearing, all the charges ag
Shooting victim hospitalized again as alleged gunman appears in court
The Brown and White / Posted 26 days ago
her husband who witnessed the crime. Following the hearing, all the charges against the 31-year-old Graham were sent to Lehigh County Court. Graham now faces possible trial on three counts each of attempted homicide and aggravated... Read more
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Philly.com
Lehigh attorney tried to run over his cat-walking neighbor... againlicense has been suspended since April 2015. He said Creem has been suspended i
Lehigh attorney tried to run over his cat-walking neighbor... again
Philly.com / Posted 27 days ago
license has been suspended since April 2015. He said Creem has been suspended in the past as well. Creem has been the defendant in more than three dozen lawsuits filed in Lehigh County Court since 1992, including multiple federal and loca... Read more
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The Morning Call
Probation for man accused in Bethlehem call center sex assaultman will be a registered sex offender under Megan's Law for the next 15 years a
Probation for man accused in Bethlehem call center sex assault
The Morning Call / Posted 27 days ago
man will be a registered sex offender under Megan's Law for the next 15 years after pleading no contest Thursday in Lehigh County Court to sexually assaulting a co-worker at a call center in west Bethlehem. Michael Rodriguez, 29, of 17th... Read more
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The Morning Call
Whitehall attorney charged with attempting to run down neighbor, againlicense has been suspended since April 2015. He said Creem has been suspended i
Whitehall attorney charged with attempting to run down neighbor, again
The Morning Call / Posted 27 days ago
license has been suspended since April 2015. He said Creem has been suspended in the past as well. Creem is also the defendant in more than three dozen lawsuits filed in Lehigh County Court since 1992, including multiple federal and loc... Read more
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The Express-Times
Attorney accused of trying to run down neighbor back in jailwas sent to Lehigh County Jail in lieu of 10 percent of $100,000 bail in the ne
Attorney accused of trying to run down neighbor back in jail
The Express-Times / Posted 27 days ago
was sent to Lehigh County Jail in lieu of 10 percent of $100,000 bail in the newest case. At a bail hearing on Tuesday in Lehigh County Court, the victim testified about Creem returning to the Whitehall Estates complex since his arrest even though... Read more
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The Express-Times
Attorney allegedly tries running over neighbor a 2nd timein Whitehall Township, has been free on bail in the May 31 incident at his cond
Attorney allegedly tries running over neighbor a 2nd time
The Express-Times / Posted 28 days ago
in Whitehall Township, has been free on bail in the May 31 incident at his condo complex. At a bail hearing on Tuesday in Lehigh County Court, the victim testified about Creem returning to the Whitehall Estates complex since his arrest, and Creem... Read more
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Times News
Man accused in Silvonek killing bought fake birth certificateCall reports that the detail was revealed during a hearing Monday in preparatio
Man accused in Silvonek killing bought fake birth certificate
Times News / Posted 28 days ago
Call reports that the detail was revealed during a hearing Monday in preparation for Caleb Barnes’ homicide trial in Lehigh County Court in the death of 54-year-old Cheryl Silvonek. Prosecutors allege that Barnes and Jamie Silvonek plotted... Read more
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The Morning Call
Man charged with stealing car from driveway, police saya vehicle, reckless endangerment, fleeing police and reckless driving. He is fr
Man charged with stealing car from driveway, police say
The Morning Call / Posted 30 days ago
a vehicle, reckless endangerment, fleeing police and reckless driving. He is free after posting $30,000 bail, according to Lehigh County Court records. According to police: Just before 7:30 a.m., police were called to a home in the 3000 block of... Read more
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The Morning Call
Soldier sought fake birth certificate before Upper Macungie murderpurchased it. That detail was revealed at a hearing Monday as attorneys prepar
Soldier sought fake birth certificate before Upper Macungie murder
The Morning Call / Posted 30 days ago
purchased it. That detail was revealed at a hearing Monday as attorneys prepared for Barnes' upcoming homicide trial in Lehigh County Court. Judge Maria L. Dantos ruled Monday that jurors can see text messages that Barnes and Jamie Silvonek... Read more
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The Morning Call
Lawsuit: Men died on railroad tracks because they feared crossing bridgethey were struck and killed by an eastbound Norfolk Southern train. In a wrong
Lawsuit: Men died on railroad tracks because they feared crossing bridge
The Morning Call / Posted a month ago
they were struck and killed by an eastbound Norfolk Southern train. In a wrongful death lawsuit filed this month in Lehigh County Court, family members blame the unsafe pedestrian conditions approaching the Chestnut Street bridge for the... Read more
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The Morning Call
Allentown wins appeal in $1 million dispute with road builderroad project was halted by the discovery of contaminated soil on the site. The
Allentown wins appeal in $1 million dispute with road builder
The Morning Call / Posted a month ago
road project was halted by the discovery of contaminated soil on the site. The high court's ruling sends the case back to Lehigh County Court for the trial judge to decide again whether the city should pay A. Scott Enterprises' litigation costs... Read more
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The Morning Call
Jurors in soldier's murder trial to see car where Upper Macungie mother was slaina Texas native who was on leave from Fort Meade when Cheryl Silvonek, 54, was k
Jurors in soldier's murder trial to see car where Upper Macungie mother was slain
The Morning Call / Posted 1 months ago
a Texas native who was on leave from Fort Meade when Cheryl Silvonek, 54, was killed, is set to stand trial in Lehigh County Court on Aug. 4. Jamie Silvonek pleaded guilty in February to taking part in the killing and has agreed to... Read more

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