Florida Woman Arrested in 1985 Eastern Pennsylvania Killing

Easton, PA (AP) - Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a
Florida woman has been arrested in the shooting death of a man a
quarter-century ago.
Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said
Tuesday that the 55-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday in
Jacksonville, Fla. She is accused of killing 51-year-old John
Joseph Mayerchak, who was found dead on Sept. 3, 1985.
Authorities said in court documents that a friend told them that
she got a call from the woman at about the time of the murder.
Authorities allege that she asked for a ride from Northampton to
Allentown and admitted during the drive that she had killed
Mayerchak over a dispute about money.
Morganelli says she fled the state shortly afterward, and she
will be extradited from Florida.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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