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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Cousin Charged In Murder Of Waverly Couple 4 Years Ago

Waverly man charged with 2 murder counts, 4 years after incident

DeSisti accused of killing his cousin and her husband

By Jason Whong •jwhong@gannett.com
Star Gazette

ATHENS TOWNSHIP -- After a nearly two-year investigation by a state grand jury, and more than four years after the shotgun slayings that shocked the area, a Waverly man related to the victims has been charged with murder.

State police in Towanda, Pa. on Wednesday arrested John J. DeSisti, 73, of Waverly, on two counts of murder and one count of burglary in the November 2006 killing of David Keeffe, 56, and his wife, Carol Keeffe, 60. Police said DeSisti is a cousin of Carol Keeffe.

The 29th Pennsylvania Investigative Grand Jury, seated in Norristown, recommended those charges, police said. Many witnesses testified during their investigation, which began in March 2009.

There is no grade on the murder charge, but the burglary is charged as a first-degree felony, police said.

Police said the Keeffes were ambushed in their garage after returning to their home after being out. Their bodies were found two days later by Athens Township Police. Both were shot inside a vehicle, police said. More.....


Anonymous said...

Fighting over land and killing for it Mr DeSisti, all at the age of 73?

Are you kidding me? Was it worth taking your relatives lives? You are one sick, mean, poor excuse of a human being!

And to top it all off, you walked around the rest of us A FREE MAN knowing what you did to these poor people...I hope you had many many sleepless tormented nights!

Now we will have to pay for room and board for the rest of YOUR life!!

Anonymous said...

funny huh how it all comes back to the innocent tax payers! I think if you cause a crime your family should have to pay for it and if they choose not too DEATH! just my thought... all the terrorists sitting in jail hell they get three squares and prayer time everyday...ON US!
it's the american way... Got to love AMERICA