KITTANNING (KDKA) — A jury of six men and six women was seated Monday in a much-publicized murder case in Armstrong County.
Opening statements and testimony now begins Tuesday morning in the trial of Robert Crissman Jr.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Clear Skies, Sunny Sunday
Last July, Crissman, who authorities say was a trustee at the Armstrong County Jail and is a known heroin addict, walked away from the facility because he had access to an open door.
He slipped away un-noticed while a jail guard, who was supposed to be keeping an eye on security cameras, was apparently dozing.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Area Residents Still Receiving Chase Bank Cards They Did Not Sign Up For
After his jail break, police said he walked to the home of a couple he was acquainted with, where he allegedly beat and strangled 55-year-old Terry Long and stole her boyfriend’s truck.
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Armstrong County District Attorney Scott Andreassi said investigators did not believe Long and her boyfriend knew that Crissman was an escapee when he showed up at their door.