A recently-released court transcript shows that Dustin Halsaver admitted to killing hius father before taking his own life.
Halsaver was in the Crawford County Prison awaiting trial for the murder of his father. In a transcript obtained by the Meadville Tribune, an inmate had mailed a letter to the public defender saying that Halsaver had admitted he shot and killed Kenny Halsaver Senior.
The hearing was being held because the public defender represented both the inmate and Halsaver, which would have caused a conflict of interest at trial.
However, 36 hours after the hearing, Halsaver was found in his cell. He had hung himself using a bed sheet.