Man Indicted on Murder Charge in Shooting of Postal Worker

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Police analyse   the country   of a fatal shooting of a postal idiosyncratic    successful  beforehand   of a location   connected  Suburban Ave. successful  Collier Township, Pa., connected  Oct. 7, 2021. (Andrew Rush/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Police analyse the country of a fatal shooting of a postal idiosyncratic successful beforehand of a location connected Suburban Ave. successful Collier Township, Pa., connected Oct. 7, 2021. (Andrew Rush/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

COLLIER TOWNSHIP, Pa.—A erstwhile neighbour of a U.S. Postal Service idiosyncratic has been indicted connected a execution complaint aft helium told authorities helium thought the message bearer had poisoned him and his household with cyanide, national prosecutors said.

Eric Kortz, 53, is charged with execution of a U.S. worker and firing a weapon during a transgression of unit successful the indictment handed up Wednesday by a national expansive assemblage successful occidental Pennsylvania. He remains jailed and could look a beingness condemnation if convicted.

The shooting occurred Oct. 7 arsenic Louis Vignone was connected his message way successful Collier Township. Authorities person said Kortz told investigators helium drove up, stopped successful beforehand of the postal conveyance and opened fire. He past dropped the weapon and went to a borough constabulary section to study what helium did, authorities said.

Kortz told investigators helium and Vignone utilized to beryllium neighbors, authorities said. Kortz said helium believed Vignone and Vignone’s household poisoned him and his household erstwhile the families lived adjacent to each other.

Kortz is being represented by the nationalist defender’s bureau successful Pittsburgh, which has a argumentation of not giving comments to quality outlets.

The Associated Press

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