Tag Archives: Santia Murder

Warden Reduces Punishment For Attorney’s Wife Amid Flurry Of Activity

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The county saw widespread attention being paid yesterday to a controversy surrounding the wife of criminal defense attorney Gerald Benyo. The attorney has alleged that his incarcerated wife, Sharon Benyo, is being retaliated against by jail officials because of issues he raised about the facility while representing a man facing the death penalty. The Beaver Countian’s sources inside of the ...

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Attorney Speaks Out As Commissioners Meet About His Incarcerated Wife

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The Board of Commissioners met with the Warden and county’s law department today to discuss allegations of retaliation against a female inmate. The woman’s husband, who is a criminal defense attorney, claims she is being retaliated against by officials because of issues he raised about the jail while representing a man facing the death penalty. As the Beaver Countian exclusively ...

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Judge Issues Numerous Rulings As Capital Murder Trial Nears

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The final pretrial conference for the trial of Michael Arlott and Beau William Chermer was held in Courtroom 1 of the Beaver County Courthouse yesterday. Stepbrothers Joseph Arlott and Beau Chermer, both of McKees Rocks, are accused of brutally beating 82 year old Daniel Santia in his Hopewell Township home on April 29th of last year. Santia died in the ...

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Judge Refuses To Issue Gag Order In Capital Murder Case

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A Beaver County Judge has refused a request by prosecutors to issue a gag order in a capital murder case, according to multiple confidential sources. President Judge John D. McBride declined a request this week by Assistant District Attorney Frank Martocci to issue a gag order in the trials of Joseph Michael Arlott and Beau William Chermer. Prosecutors are seeking ...

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