Pa. Supreme Court declines to hear Colegrove appeal
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of Steven Colegrove, who was sentenced to life in prison for the 2007 murder of his parents and one of his brothers, according to a press release issued on Monday by the Bradford County District Attorney's Office.
Joseph Colegrove, 60, a Laceyville barber and his wife Marlene, a school bus driver, were found dead in their home near Laceyville on Aug. 7, 2007. The body of their son Michael was also in the house. The three had each been killed by shotgun blasts at close range.
Steven Colegrove was convicted of three first-degree murders by a jury on Jan. 30, 2009 and sentenced by Bradford County Judge Maureen Beirne to three consecutive life sentences after the jury reported that it could not reach a unanimous verdict on the death penalty.
Colegrove appealed the sentence to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, which denied the appeal. Colegrove's attorney asked the Supreme Court to review the case. The Supreme Court issued an order on Jan. 3, that the petition was denied.
Colegrove, 34, was a resident of Deposit, N.Y., at the time of the murders.
Troopers George Confer and James Kerrick of the Pennsylvania State Police led the arrest and prosecution of the case.
This article was submitted by the Bradford County District Attorney's Office