Poplawski’s Trial Delayed Again, Jury Selection To Begin In June

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The trial for the man accused in the fatal shooting of three Pittsburgh police officers has been delayed again.

Richard Poplawski is awaiting trial in connection with the deaths of Officers Eric Kelly, Paul Sciullo II and Stephen Mayhle. They were killed while responding to a domestic call in Stanton Heights in April of 2009.

Initially, Poplawski’s trial was set to begin in October but was then delayed until April. Now, he will go on trial in June.

The defense says one of its experts is not ready for trial after he was in an accident and unable to conduct work for eight weeks.

Also, the prosecution says its psychiatric expert has treated the defendant’s mother, and can no longer serve as its expert.

Judge Jeffrey Manning has now rescheduled jury selection in Dauphin County for the week of June 6.

Stay with KDKA for Harold Hayes’ full report on this developing story.

  • Zone 5

    die you jag-off

    • Zone 5 also


  • Bea

    This is ridiculous. There’s due process, and then there’s dodging the process. I’m sure they want everything by the book, so this monster doesn’t have grounds to win an appeal, but he needs to come to justice for this.

  • Pgh Blue

    Why does he have to go to trial. It is very clear to everyone he did it. FRY HIM!!!!!!!!!!

    • Thomas

      I heartily agree. In fact, let’s take it one step further. Lock him up right away, TORTURE this SOB and THEN fry him!!!

  • Nick Manning

    Execute this piece of White Trash, Cop Killer.

  • Mike

    Why would the psychaitic doctor knowing full well that he or she was the prosecutions expert treat the mother. It appears to be a plot by the defense to cobnfuse the issue.

  • Charles

    I lived in Russia and China and I understand they have their drawbacks. However, one positive of both places is that this idiot would only be a memory shortly after this occurred.

  • Margaret

    If you have ever had any involvement with our judicial system this would not surprise you. I am a witness for a case that happened over 3 years ago. Our system has no problem victimizing the victim but the criminal lives in comfort with 3 square meals a day while our family members are dead or traumatized! I will have more to say after our trial is over.

  • GotEm



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  • Karen

    I can’t see why they are wasting tax dollars. The man is guilty and needs to suffer an agonizing death. He set up those cops and who ever made the call to 911 that day is no better than him.Torture them to death with him.

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