Warren Man Enters Procedural Plea in Homicide Case

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Photo by Brian Hagberg.

WARREN, Pa. – A Warren man charged with killing his grandmother was back in court on Thursday for a formal arraignment, where charges against him at the Court of Common Pleas Level were presented.

Juston K. Moore, 18, of 619 Fourth Ave., is charged with first-degree murder, theft, and two counts of abuse of a corpse stemming from the June 10 incident that resulted in the death of Kelly D. Wadsworth, 60 of Warren.

Judge Maureen Skerda read the information related to those charges and advised Moore that the first-degree murder charge brings a maximum sentence of life in prison or death.

Moore entered a plea of not guilty in the procedural matter and is scheduled to be in court again on Oct. 17 for a settlement conference call with the District Attorney’s office. On Oct. 31, he is scheduled for a calendar call.

“I wanted to kill her, I thought that’s what she wanted me to do,” Moore said in the interview that was played at his preliminary hearing earlier this month. “I wanted to do it in the least painful way. I didn’t want her to die naturally.”