New Homicide Trial Date
A Hazleton man has gotten a new date for his homicide trial which was
set for April 9th at the County Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre.
He is 22-year-old Benjamin Westbrooks who is charged with murdering
20-year-old Alicia Weaver after she was kidnapped from North Wyoming
street and shot to death by Westbrooks on a dirt road in Foster Township
in November 2010.
His new trial date – now set for April 30th – was handed down by Luzerne
County Judge Tina Polachek Gartley, who also set a pre-trial hearing for
1 p.m. on April 17th.