You may remember we reported to you last month a homicide investigation in East Fallowfield Township, Crawford County in which a 45 year old Atlantic man was lodged in the Crawford County Correctional Facility without bail, charged in connection with the apparent strangulation death of his girlfriend Friday morning March 10th between midnight and 3 am. Police responded to a call at the Pinedale Mobile Home Park about 10:30.
As the result of a preliminary hearing Monday before Magisterial District Court Judge Rita Marwood, James Joseph Lucas stands bound over for trial Lucas charged with one count of Criminal Homicide and one count of Strangulation stemming from the death of 45 year old Julie Ann Willey, also of Atlantic.
At the time the The Erie Times news reported Coroner Scott Schell ruling the next day, Saturday, following an autopsy in Erie that Julie Ann Wiley died of asphyxiation due to strangulation. Police believe she was killed early Friday March 10th. Lucas was arraigned the same day. Lucas is represented by Public Defender Nicholas Stanley Yovich according to online court records. He remains in custody without bail.