Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. in the News
January 3, 2023
The lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. have recently been in the local news. Below, are several links and synopsis of these stories and subsequent interviews.
Local Murder Case Turns to DNA Testing
Attorney Eric Purchase spoke to YourErie.com about the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision to review a 30-year-old murder case. Willie Hardy was convicted in 1993 for the murder of ex-girlfriend Deborah Will.
He is currently arguing for post-conviction DNA testing of evidence. Attorney Eric Purchase weighed in on this matter and the possible outcomes of the DNA testing and if it could change Hardy’s conviction.
Law Enforcement Issues Warning to Those Throwing Bricks Off Local Overpasses
Back in November 2022, local law enforcement issued a serious warning to people who were throwing bricks off Interstates 79 and 90. At the time of publication, there were five incidents so far.
YourErie.com reached out to Attorney Eric Purchase to discuss the potential legal consequences these individuals could be facing.
Parents in Millcreek Township File a Petition Over Mask Mandates
In April 2022, a group of parents in Millcreek Township called Erie County Parents Protecting Children filed a petition with Erie County Courts, stating that the school board – which consisted of seven members – did not have the right to approve mask mandates for students.
In their petition, they cited that in December 2021, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that effectively ended the mask mandate for schools throughout the state. Attorney Eric Purchase spoke with YourErie.com to discuss what the next steps in the petition process would be.
Erie County Sues Five Local Pharmacies Due to Opioid Crisis
The County of Erie sued five pharmacy chains, including Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid, and Giant Eagle, claiming that they filled prescriptions despite suspicious orders.
The lawsuit claims that millions of prescriptions were given out over the course of eight years. Attorney Eric Purchase spoke to YourErie.com about this and whether or not the pharmacy chains can be held liable for the opioid crisis.
Eric Purchase Speaks to YourErie.com About the 1988 Murder of Helen Vogt
A suspect was arrested in July 2022 in connection to the murder of Helen Vogt in 1988. Attorney Eric Purchase spoke to YourErie.com about the role DNA evidence played and how it can be used in cases moving forward.
Attorney Tim George Weighs in on The Marijuana Pardon Project
The Marijuana Pardon Project, which was introduced in September 2022, expunges records for minor marijuana convictions for a limited time. Attorney Tim George speaks to YourErie.com about the benefits of this program in the long term.
The Erie County Bar Association Celebrates Law Day
In May 2022, the Erie County Bar Association acknowledged Law Day by having Amanda Knox as a keynote speaker.
Knox made headlines between 2007 and 2015 when she spent time in an Italian prison for murder, in which she claimed her innocence. Craig Murphey discussed the impact of having Amanda Knox as the keynote speaker in this article.
Individual Acquitted of Crime Files Claim Against State Trooper Who Charged Him
In 2021, Corey Kendig was acquitted after he was accused of using unjustifiable force against Jeremy Jones in a fight outside Partners Tavern in Harborcreek Township.
Kendig claimed that State Trooper, Nicholas Stolar, who was the investigator in the case, did not have probable cause to file charges against him in the first place. Attorney Craig Murphey spoke to YourErie.com about this case.
Contact an Experienced Meadville Criminal Defense Lawyer About Your Criminal Charges in Pennsylvania
Were you arrested or charged with a crime in Pennsylvania? The consequences of a conviction could be severe, leaving you with a permanent criminal record and possibly even sending you to jail. That is why you need to speak with a qualified criminal defense attorney as soon as possible about your case. The attorneys at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. have successfully represented clients charged with a crime in Meadville, Fairview, Harborcreek, Erie, and throughout Pennsylvania. Call (814) 273-2010 or fill out the online contact form to schedule a consultation with a member of our legal team. We have an office conveniently located at 2525 W 26th St, Erie, PA 16506, as well as offices in Meadville and North East, PA.
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Disorderly conduct consists of any improper behavior such as fighting, threats of violence, or creating a dangerous atmosphere.