• Suspect in East Liberty killings meets with defense attorney, maintains innocence


    EAST LIBERTY, Pa. - The man accused in the East Liberty sisters’ killings is maintaining his innocence.

    Allen Wade met with his defense attorney Blaine Jones for an hour Friday afternoon.

    “We have a lot of work ahead of us, but we are going to do the best we can for him,” said Jones.

    Wade hired Jones two days after being charged with killing Sarah and Susan Wolfe at their East Liberty home.

    “I’m an innocent man.  I didn’t do anything,” said Wade.

    Police said they have sweatpants with Wade's DNA on them, linking him to the crime.  They said they also have surveillance video of Wade using one of the sister’s ATM cards.

    A preliminary hearing is set for next Friday, but Jones said that may not give him enough time to prepare for the case.

    Meantime, Channel 11 has learned new details about one of the two people brought in for questioning.

    Authorities said a man and woman were questioned Wednesday night after Allen Wade’s arrest.  Police said the man was with Wade when he was arrested.

    We’ve chose not to show his face or identify him because he hasn’t been charged in connection with the murders.

    However, the man is behind bars for failing to register as a sex offender, police said.

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