Key witness who fails to show during murder trial turns himself in

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A key witness who failed to testify in a high profile murder trial turned himself in to authorities.  

Today, Eugene Husband turned himself in to the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.  Husband was missing for nearly a month after he failed to appear in court during a homicide trial.  The District Attorney’s Office expected Husband to identify three of the four defendants involved in the drive-by shooting that killed 16-year-old Shakur Franklin in July of 2015.  His absence directly led to the acquittal of two defendants.

Erie County Sheriff John Loomis says, “The Court of Common Pleas issued a bench warrant for his arrest for not appearing for a trial and, at some point, Mr. Husband must’ve been tired of running.”

Husband is now in county jail.  The District Attorney’s Office has no comment at this time.  


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