Pa. man accused of cutting brake line faces murder charge
SCRANTON, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man accused of cutting the brake lines in his girlfriend’s car in an effort to get a piece of pipe to use for smoking crack has been ordered to stand trial on criminal homicide charges after she died in an ensuing car crash.
Defense attorneys argued Friday that John Jenkins, 40, should face a lesser charge in the Aug. 22 death of 38-year-old Tammy Fox, The (Scranton) Times-Tribune reported.
Attorney Jody Kalinowski argued in Lackawanna County that the Dunmore man should face “manslaughter at best” since “there’s not one shred of evidence that this was an intentional killing.”
Assistant District Attorney Brian Gallagher, however, said intent to kill is in the case’s “facts and circumstances.”