Colegrove Found Guilty of Murder

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 28, 2009 at 11:16 PM EST

Steven Colegrove was found guilty Wednesday night of murdering his parents and brother.

The Deposit man could face the death penalty.

Action News Reporter Gabe Osterhout has been covering the trial since it began in Bradford County Court.

Jurors deliberated for more than 6 hours before finding 32-year old Steven Colegrove guilty of first and third degree murder.

Colegrove was convicted of shooting and killed his parents, Joseph and Marlene Colegrove, and a brother, Michael.

They were found dead in their home in Tuscarora Township in August of 2007.

The prosecution says the evidence pointed to Colegrove.

The murder weapon was found in the Deposit home where he was living.

And DNA of his brother Michael was found on that shotgun.

The Defense argued Steven's fingerprints were not on the weapon, and another brother, Robert, had more motive to kill his family.

Colegrove's conviction of 1st degree murder could carry a death sentence.

"We can't undo the tragedy but we were able to do our best and put our evidence before the jury and we're pleased and proud of the work we've done on the matter," said Bradford County District Attorney Daniel Barrett.

Defense attorneys did not comment tonight.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for 8:30 Friday Morning in Bradford County Court.

In Pennsylvania, the State Supreme Court will automatically review a case, if a death penalty sentence is given.

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