New judge for Desisti murder trial

By Candace Chapman

New judge for Desisti murder trial

February 28, 2013 Updated Mar 1, 2013 at 1:22 AM EST

Towanda, PA (WBNG Binghamton) The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office said a new judge will preside at the murder trial of John Desisti in Bradford County.

Lycoming County Senior Judge Kenneth Brown has been appointed.

Desisti, 75, of Waverly, is charged with two counts of murder and one count of burglary in connection with the deaths of his cousin Carol Keeffe and her husband David.

The Keeffe's were found shot to death in 2006 at their home in Athen's Township.

The court ruled last month that Desisti is competent to stand trial.

His next scheduled appearance is March 14 in Bradford County Court.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.