KITTANNING, Pa. – A prosecutor says a Pennsylvania man accused of escaping from a jail and killing a woman "can run" but "can't hide" from evidence in his trial.
Armstrong County Assistant District Attorney Katie Charlton made the remark Tuesday in opening statements at the trial of Robert Crissman Jr.
The 38-year-old defendant is accused of escaping from the Armstrong County jail on July 30 and killing 55-year-old Tammy Long, who lived nearby. Authorities say Crissman then stole Long's boyfriend's pickup truck. He was arrested the next day.
Defense attorney Charles Pascal urged the jury not to jump to conclusions before hearing the evidence.
Charlton says the evidence includes his missing shoelace around Long's neck and her blood on his clothes.
Crissman had been jailed on a parole violation for a drug conviction.