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Fran Chardo, District Attorney
On May 24, 2021, after a week-long trial, a Dauphin County jury found 31-year-old Lamarr Washington guilty of a 2014 rape in the City of Harrisburg.
On March 10, 2021, a Dauphin County jury convicted Kara Hartmoyer, 24, of Mechanicsburg, of third-degree murder in connection with the 2017 overdose death of Zachary Myers. On October 1, 2017, Hartmoyer, Myers, and Hartmoyer’s boyfriend ingested fentanyl and cocaine at the Super 8 Hotel in Swatara Township. After Myers began showing obvious signs of an opioid overdose, Hartmoyer and her boyfriend wrapped Myers in a blanket and dragged him from the hotel to his SUV in the parking l
On March 11, 2021, a Dauphin County jury convicted Morlon Winston of rape by forcible compulsion, sexual assault, and strangulation. The charges arose from an incident on October 10, 2018, at the defendant’s home in Lower Paxton Township. After an argument over the victim talking to another male on the telephone, Winston twice strangled the victim to the point of unconsciousness. Winston then raped her. Judge John J. McNally will sentence the defendant in approximately ninety days.
On November 5, 2020, John Allen, age 77, pleaded guilty to two counts of indecent assault (relating to a child under the age of 13 years), two counts of indecent assault (relating to a child under the age of 16 years), and two counts of corruption of minors. The charges related to two children whom the defendant victimized while he served as a Catholic priest. The Catholic Church previously dismissed Allen from the clerical state.
Today, Orlando P. Duarte waived his right to formal arraignment and pleaded guilty to murder of the first degree, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a firearm during a declared state of emergency, and corruption of minors. Judge Richard A.
The District Attorney is the chief law enforcement officer in Dauphin County. The office is committed to ensuring the administration of justice by seeking punishment for violent criminals; rehabilitation for offenders who can benefit from established programs; and the prevention of crime in the county.
The District Attorney's office is committed to providing assistance and services to victims of crime who find themselves overwhelmed by their circumstances and the criminal justice system. Working together with the Dauphin County Victim Witness Assistance Program, we can answer questions and provide resources unique to crime victims.
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