Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

New Castle Man Charged in February Shooting Death

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

New Castle Man Charged in February Shooting Death

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Police have charged a New Castle man with homicide in the Feb. 24 killing of a man whose body was discovered after an arson at the suspect's apartment the next day.

Deangelo Mercer, 22, was charged Wednesday with murder in the death of Arnold E. Miller, 46, whose body was found Feb. 25 in Mr. Mercer's second-floor apartment on Phillips Street following a fire.

The medical examiner's office determined Mr. Miller died of a gunshot wound to the head and two to the abdomen.

Police said the fire, which was confined to the room where the body was found, was deliberately set to cover the crime.

The motive was apparently a debt that Mr. Miller owed for rent, according to witness statements.

A witness said that on the day of the killing, she called Mr. Mercer to buy drugs but he didn't answer, so she went to his apartment to find him. …

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