From Timothy McEnany appeal: On March 4, 1993, at 12:45 a.m., eighty-two year old Kathryn Bishop was found dead on the floor of her residence. Wayne K. Ross, a forensic pathologist, determined that Mrs. Bishop had been stomped to death sometime between 9:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on March 3, 1993. Paint chips were found on Mrs. Bishop’s hands, and black t-shirt fibers were on her face, neck and clothing. Additionally, Mrs. Bishop’s kitchen door window had been smashed, her basement window had been opened and scuff marks were left on her clothes dryer which was located just below the basement window.
Subsequent investigation revealed that the appellant, Timothy McEnany, and his cousin, Andrew Reischman, were at Mrs. Bishop’s residence to clean her chimney between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on March 3, 1993. While appellant and Reischman were cleaning the chimney, Mrs. Bishop and her daughter, Janet Seitz, were discussing Mrs. Bishop’s finances. At this time, one of the workers was in the house. There was a large roll of paper money and a basket full of change owned by Mrs. Bishop in plain view. Mrs. Seitz and her husband left Mrs. Bishop at approximately 5:00 p.m. At that time, appellant and Reischman were still present at the house.
During the time period between March 4, 1993 and March 7, 1993, Trooper Jeffrey Stansfield spoke with appellant regarding his contact with Mrs. Bishop on March 3, 1993. Appellant told Trooper Stansfield that he had been to Mrs. Bishop’s residence on March 3, 1993 to clean her chimney. Appellant also stated that he was at a bar called Shane’s Flight Deck between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. on the evening of *615 the murder. The bar is located about fifteen (15) miles from Mrs. Bishop’s residence and over sixty (60) miles from appellant’s home. A cook from Shane’s saw appellant at the bar around 6:00 p.m. that evening, but not after that time. A bartender from Shane’s testified that she saw appellant after midnight that evening and that he was acting in a manner to ensure that his presence was noticed.
Officers then spoke with Mrs. Bishop’s neighbor, Dawn Rogers, who stated that she heard the sound of breaking glass between the hours of 10:00 and 10:30 p.m. on March 3, 1993. A couple of minutes later, Mrs. Rogers saw a person running down the street from the direction of Mrs. Bishop’s house, carrying a clear bag containing a large envelope. Mrs. Rogers’ description of this person matched the general description of Reischman.
Chimney sweep charged in slaying
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v Timothy P. McEnany 1995
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v Timothy P. McEnany 1999 (affirmed)
Timothy McEnany v DiGuglielmo 2007 (habeas corpus denied)
Forensic Files: A Case of the Flue
TIMOTHY PATRICK MCENANY
Date of Birth: 10/03/1966
Height: 5′ 08″
Current Location: SOMERSET
Permanent Location: SOMERSET
Committing County: DAUPHIN
Booking Number#: CP0502
DOC/PBPP OID#: CP0502
Other Jail Numbers#: CP0502
Statewide Id#: 20872021
Statewide Id#: 20872021
MCEWANY, TIMOTHY PATRICK
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