NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. — NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) - The father of a man charged with killing a western Pennsylvania police officer two years ago will remain jailed until his son's capital murder trial is completed.
Gregory Baucum is facing witness intimidation charges stemming from his son's case. Authorities say the 48-year-old Pittsburgh man sent multiple intimidating messages to a witness in January.
Baucum's lawyer argued Thursday that since he's been jailed for the past six months, he's entitled to be released on nominal bond under the state's speedy trial rules. But a judge rejected the request, saying Baucum is a "danger to the community."
Baucum is the father of Rahmael Sal Holt, who's charged with first-degree murder in the November 2017 shooting death of New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw. Jury selection in Holt's trial is scheduled to start Oct. 28.
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