Chester Rite Aid murder suspects in court

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November 1, 2013 9:33:42 AM PDT
Four people charged in the death of a Delaware County Rite Aid manager are facing a judge in Chester today.

Murder suspect David Wiggins and Rita Pultro were in court Friday along with two of the three other alleged co-conspirators who also face murder charges.

It was around 9:45 p.m. on September 19, 2013 when Rite Aid Assistant Manager Jason Scott McClay was shot and killed during a botched robbery attempt.

Police say Wiggins and Pultro were in the store. Pultro, the government says, pulled the trigger.

So far, Pultro's sister has testified against her, identifying her as the one seen in store surveillance video that night. Witnesses to the crime as well as store employees have also testified.

Social media led to the arrest of the others.

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan explains, "Two that entered the store on that particular day were originally apprehended. But through social media, through text messages when we intercepted their cell phones and got a search warrant and was able to obtain the content of their cell phone, we were able to piece together a conspiracy to rob that Rite Aid."

One of the other suspects is a former employee at the 9th and Highland pharmacy. A fifth suspect was not brought to court today.

All five suspects in this case live within a few blocks of each other in Philadelphia.


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