Westmoreland County prosecutors for the first time have labeled as a crime the death of a Hempfield teenager who was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head from a weapon registered to state Sen. Bob Regola.
In a legal brief filed by District Attorney John Peck in response to media arguments seeking public release of a search warrant served on the Regola home last month, prosecutors never referred to the case as a suicide or an accidental shooting.
Instead, Peck called the July death of Louis Farrell a crime on several references in the 48-page court filing.
"The crime is still recent, and the investigation is actively being pursued," Peck wrote. …