Steelton woman to face trial in boyfriend’s shooting death

Jahnaey Chase (submitted)

STEELTON, Pa. (WHTM) – A Dauphin County woman is headed to trial for the fatal shooting of her boyfriend last month.

A district judge at a preliminary hearing Wednesday found enough evidence to hold 28-year-old Jahnaey Chase for court on a count of criminal homicide. A firearms charge was withdrawn.

Police say Chase, of Steelton, on May 21 shot 34-year-old Earl Watlington Jr. outside her home in the 100 block of Conestoga Street. Watlington, of Harrisburg, was rushed to a hospital where he died.

Chase remains in Dauphin County Prison without bail.

A formal arraignment in county court is scheduled for Aug. 4.

Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s