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Murder in the Courthouse: 63 Years Ago

Murder in the Courthouse: 63 Years Ago

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On August 2, 1955, Percy S. Haines went on a shooting rampage in a Cumberland County courtroom when Judge Mark E. Garber ordered him to pay $50 a month in support to his wife during a domestic dispute case. Haines objected rather violently, pulling out a .22 handgun and opening fire, killing Attorney John D. Faller and injuring three others. We will meet at the Cumberland County Historical Society and walk to the old courthouse. Ron Turo will give us some insight into this terrible act of violence and then proceed into the courtroom for the reenactment.

Cumberland County Historical Society

Murder in the Courthouse: 63 Years Ago