No decision yet on new charges in Christmas tree farm homicide, DA spokesman says
A spokesman for the York County District Attorney's Office said no decision has been made as to whether additional charges — such as homicide — will be filed against the father and son whose mutual fight allegedly led to Juan Pozar-Felipe falling, hitting his head and later dying.
Spokesman Kyle King said the case remains under investigation by state police.
Pozar-Felipe, 69, lived and worked at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees on Zeigler Road in Warrington Township and was trying to break up a drunken fight between Pedro Felipe-Nolazco, 39, and his son, 23-year-old Cencilio Felipe-Vicente on Sept. 10 when he fell, according to police.
Police allege the fighting father and son knocked Pozar-Felipe to the ground, then left him bleeding on the ground all night long. He was found unresponsive the next morning and died Saturday later at York Hospital.
The father and son are currently charged with simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment. They remain free on bail.
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The death of the Warrington Township man who police say fell and hit his head while trying to break up a fight has been ruled a homicide, according to the York County Coroner's Office.
Juan Pozar-Felipe, 69, who lived and worked at Strathmeyer Christmas Trees at 255 Zeigler Road, tried to break up a drunken fight between a father and son the night of Sept. 9 and was knocked down and hit his head, police say.
The two men fighting, Pedro Felipe-Nolazco, 39, and Cencilio Felipe-Vicente, 23, were charged on Sept. 10 with simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment after knocking Pozar-Felipe down and then leaving him bleeding on the ground all night long, authorities say.
Pozar-Felipe, who was found unresponsive the next morning and then died 10 days later in York Hospital on Saturday, was killed by blunt-force head trauma, according to the coroner's office, which had an autopsy performed on him Monday morning.
State police did not respond to a message inquiring as to whether they expect either of the two men to face further charges. The York County District Attorney's Office said it does not comment on ongoing investigations.
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