Accused Chester Co. road rage killer waives preliminary hearing

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Accused Chester Co. road rage killer waives hearing. Katherine Scott reports during Action News at 4 p.m. on August 17, 2017.

The man accused of shooting and killing an 18-year-old girl during a road rage incident in West Goshen Township, Chester County has waived his preliminary hearing.

That word came shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday from the Chester County Court House in West Chester, Pa.


Twenty-eight-year-old David Desper, of Trainer, Pa., has been in jail since he turned himself into authorities last month.

Desper is charged with first and third degree murder, possession of an instrument of crime, and reckless endangering in the June 28th death of 18-year-old Bianca Roberson.



The recent high school graduate would have been headed to Jacksonville University this month.



Police say Roberson had just left the mall after shopping for college clothes with her mother and grandmother.

Highway cameras reveal Desper and Roberson had been jockeying for position in separate vehicles where Routes 100 and 202 merge in West Goshen.

Prosecutors say Desper shot Roberson in the head and then fled the scene.

Roberson's car then veered off the road and crashed.

Her family and friends flooded the courthouse Thursday seeking justice.



"I don't really care why he did it," Roberson's father, Rodney Roberson, told Action News after Desper appeared in court Thursday morning. "He can't justify why he murdered my daughter."

The case against Desper will now proceed to trial.

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Desper waives his preliminary hearing: Katherine Scott reports during Action News at Noon on August 17, 2017.

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Desper waives preliminary hearing: Tamala Edwards reports during the Action News Update at 10am on August 17, 2017.



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