- Associated Press - Thursday, April 28, 2016

PERRYOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man accused of fatally shooting his neighbor in 1981 has been ordered to stand trial.

Criminal homicide and other charges were held for court against 61-year-old David Eugene Lint after a preliminary hearing Wednesday. Lint’s public defender could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday.

State police charged Lint in December with shooting 34-year-old Charles Edward “Mississippi” Johnson in July 1981, burning his body and burying his remains.

Lint is already in prison for an unrelated conviction and allegedly confessed to state police after he was allegedly overheard bragging about getting away with the killing.

Police believe Lint killed Johnson because Johnson repeatedly beat up Lint’s sister-in-law, Carol Basinger. Lint allegedly began bragging after Basinger died, saying she was the last surviving witness.

Lint and Johnson were next-door neighbors in Adelaide, in Fayette County.


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