Man charged with homicide after '73 shooting

February 23, 2011 1:13:16 PM PST
A southeastern Pennsylvania man is facing murder charges stemming from the 1973 shooting of a man who died in 2009.

Bucks County authorities said 58-year-old Domingo Negron turned himself in Wednesday in the death of 54-year-old Joseph Kwiatkowski.

Kwiatkowski was living in Florida when he died. A medical examiner there said his death was caused by the bullet that paralyzed him during a 1973 brawl in Warminster.

Negron served time for assault and firearms charges in the case. Defense attorney Craig Penglase said Negron will fight the charges.

A grand jury recommended murder charges Tuesday after a 14-month investigation.

The case is similar to the 1966 shooting of Philadelphia police Officer William Barclay that was prosecuted as a murder after he died in 2007. William Barnes was acquitted but remains behind bars on parole violations.

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