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Some Murphy Charges Withdrawn; Most Held for County Court

William Murphy remains charged with an array of south Baldwin crimes.

District Magistrate John N. Bova granted the withdrawal of three charges against William Joseph Murphy III at a preliminary hearing at Bova's Wallace Building office on Tuesday.

Withdrawn were both charges of receiving stolen property and one charge of the illegal sale or transfer of firearms, all stemming from a Jan. 4 incident in Baldwin Borough. But also from that incident, one charge each of burglary and trespassing have been waived for Allegheny County Court, where Murphy is scheduled to appear for a formal arraignment on March 18.

Likewise, one charge each of trespassing and burglary from a Jan. 16 incident in Baldwin have been waived for county court on March 18.

In addition, 28 other Baldwin charges against Murphy—all since Oct. 1 at the earliest—were held by Bova for Murphy's March 18 appearance in county court.

Included in that are eight counts of burglary, 10 counts of theft and 10 counts of receiving stolen property.

Murphy remains in the Allegheny County Jail on $50,000 bail.

Continue to check the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch for updates.

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Robert Edward Healy, III February 07, 2013 at 06:09 PM
Despite some rumors, a spokesperson at the Allegheny County Jail today confirmed that William Murphy III remains in confinement there.
Nicole March 19, 2013 at 03:33 PM
Any news on his trial march 18th??
Robert Edward Healy, III April 15, 2013 at 09:48 PM
We'll have a courts update soon, Nicole.
Robert Edward Healy, III April 23, 2013 at 08:49 PM
"Baldwin's William Murphy III to Have Pretrial Conference This Month": http://patch.com/A-3D0j
Robert Edward Healy, III May 13, 2013 at 05:13 AM
"Alleged South Baldwin Burglar Will Start Non-Jury Trial This Week": http://patch.com/A-4s0b

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