Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

RELIGION

Ex-pastor serving life for fatal bludgeoning of 2nd wife pleads no-contest to killing 1st wife

A former Pennsylvania pastor serving a life sentence in the fatal bludgeoning of his second wife has entered a no-contest plea to charges that he killed his first wife in 1999.

Arthur "A.B." Schirmer pleaded no contest to third-degree murder Monday in Lebanon County Court.

The 66-year-old ex-Methodist clergyman had long claimed he was out for a run when he returned home to find Jewel Schirmer's body in a pool of blood at the bottom of the basement steps. Authorities reopened the case after Schirmer was charged in Monroe County with using a crowbar to kill his second wife, Betty, in 2008. Schirmer was convicted of first-degree murder and is serving life without parole.

He's facing a maximum of 40 years for Jewel Schirmer's death.

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 3.96% up 3.94%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 3.08% up 3.03%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.25% up 4.17%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.33% -- 3.33%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.16% up 3.12%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.33% up 4.32%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.06% -- 4.06%  
$30K Loan Graph 5.05% -- 5.05%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.48% -- 4.48%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.50% -- 4.50%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.95% up 2.93%  
36 M Used Graph 3.50% up 3.48%  
48 M New Graph 3.23% up 3.22%  
48 M Used Graph 3.03% dw 3.04%  
60 M New Graph 3.25% up 3.24%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.39% -- 0.39%  
1 yr Graph 0.72% -- 0.72%  
5 yr Graph 1.51% up 1.50%