- Associated Press - Saturday, January 24, 2015

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) - A man awaiting trial in the shooting death of a western Pennsylvania gun shop owner is now accused of having tried to escape from the county jail.

State police in Indiana County say 44-year-old Jack Edmundson Jr. of Saltsburg is now charged with felony attempted escape and related counts.

The Indiana Gazette (https://bit.ly/1zH7MTt ) reports that he is accused of trying to saw through a steel bar in front of a cell window, but police and jail officials were tipped off in June about his possible intentions after reviewing telephone conversations.

Prosecutors allege that Edmundson grabbed a gun from a display case at Frank’s Gun & Taxidermy in Conemaugh Township on Dec. 31 and killed 62-year-old Frank Petro. District Attorney Patrick Dougherty says he plans to seek the death penalty.

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Information from: The Indiana Gazette, https://www.indianagazette.com

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