Crime show to air episode on Laceyville triple murder
An Investigation Discovery crime show airing Friday night will feature a 2007 triple-homicide from Bradford County.
The episode, Splitting Heirs, focuses on the murder of a Laceyville barber Joe Colegrave, his wife Marlene and their son Michael in the Investigation Discovery family murder series "Blood Relatives" and features interviews with family friends Brad Fassett and Eric Eberlin; police investigators George Confer, David Pelachick and James Kerrick; Bradford County District Attorney Daniel Barrett, and a local television reporter Jon Meyer.
Barrett, who was interviewed for the show last year, said he narrated the timeline to producers and focused on the two pieces of circumstantial evidence critical to convicting the murderer - empty shell casings at the scene that matched a shotgun in a home more than 70 miles away and blood spatter in the barrel of the gun that killed all three individuals. "It was a grizzly case involving a nightmare situation, to be attacked in your own home," he said, recalling the murder where Joe, Marlene and Michael were all shot to death with a shotgun in their own beds.
"We got to know about the people who were murdered and got to know Steven Colegrove, the defendant."
Colegrove, then a resident of Deposit, N.Y., was convicted in early 2009 of killing his parents and his brother in the early morning hours of Aug. 8, 2007, at the victims' home in Tuscarora Twp, Bradford County.
Barrett said this was his first time being involved with a show of this nature.
"One thing I do hope that does make the show is the magnificent show of cooperation between the New York State Police and the Pennsylvania State Police - they had this wrapped up in 48 hours," he said.
The show can be seen at 9 p.m. Friday on channel 111 for Comcast users, 285 for DIRECTV subscribers and 192 on DISH Network.
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