Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Brandon Thomas is a decorated war veteran facing homicide, possession of drug paraphernalia and DUI charges.
A defense fund seeking donations for an Upper St. Clair father of three charged with shooting and killing a Washington man in a grocery store parking lot has surpassed $5,000. Brandon Thomas is charged with homicide, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence charges. The latest DUI charge was filed in January after blood tests showed he had heroin in his system when North Franklin Township police found Thomas passed out in his vehicle just days before the killing, according to the Observer-Reporter. An online defense fund, a petition and a Facebook page has been set up to support Thomas, who is a decorated war veteran with three purple hearts. As of Tuesday afternoon, more than $5,000 has been donated for Thomas' …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Brandon Thomas is accused of shooting and killing another man in a grocery store parking lot.
An Upper St. Clair man was formally arraigned last week on homicide charges, according to The Almanac. Brandon Thomas is charged with shooting and killing Vaughn Simonelli, of Washington, PA, in the parking lot of the Washington Shop 'N Save in October 2012. Thomas' attorney has claimed that there was a road rage incident before the confrontation and that his client used self defense. The Almanac reports that the district attorney is not seeking the death penalty against Thomas. Thomas remains in the Washington County Jail.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The prosecution also added a possession of drug paraphernalia charge against Brandon Thomas.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Online records show that Brandon Daniel Thomas was arraigned early Friday and remanded to the Washington County Jail.
City of Washington Police charged an Upper St. Clair man with a single count of homicide stemming from the shooting death Thursday of a 55-year-old Washington man in a grocery store parking lot. The Observer-Reporter newspaper indicated that Brandon Daniel Thomas, 30, is accused of fatally shooting Vaughn A. Simonelli. Online court records show that Thomas was arraigned at 4 a.m. Friday before district Judge Mark Wilson and remanded to the Washington County Jail after being denied bail, according to online court records. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Thomas on Oct. 24, online court records show. "The victim was involved in altercation with another male that led to gunfire in the parking lot of Shop n’ Save," Washington …