- Associated Press - Monday, April 20, 2015

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A man has been ordered to stand trial in the shooting death of another man after he was reportedly denied entrance to a private after-hours party last fall.

LNP newspapers (https://bit.ly/1JndmuW ) reports that a district judge in Lancaster County ruled Monday that prosecutors had provided enough evidence to try 37-year-old Wilberto Melendez on homicide and firearms charges.

Melendez is charged in the Nov. 28 shooting death of 32-year-old Jeremy Torres of Lancaster. The victim’s brother testified that Melendez was denied entry because he was armed, and he returned and opened fire.

Defense attorney Jack McMahon said the witness also had a gun, but was told that it was in a car at the time. McMahon also stressed that the shooting happened early in the morning in a dark alley.


Information from: LNP, https://lancasteronline.com

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