Murder charges dropped in Lower Chanceford slaying

Kevin Galvin

Homicide charges were dropped against a man charged in a Lower Chanceford Township slaying after investigators determined he was not responsible for the killing.

On Monday, Sept. 23, the York County District Attorney's Office dropped first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder charges against Kevin Galvin, of Lancaster County.

Galvin, 57, was charged in the death of Aaron Wollman, 25, of Denver, Lancaster County.

State police have said Galvin and Lleland Wade, 33, of Mississippi, killed Wollman during a drug deal in Lower Chanceford Township in the early morning hours of April 16, 2018.

First assistant district attorney Tim Barker told The York Dispatch that investigators conducted "extensive followups" and determined that Wade was responsible for killing Wollman.

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Galvin, according to Barker, assumed he was going to a drug deal and was not aware Wade was going to kill Wollman.

Galvin pleaded guilty to obstructing the administration of law, which is a misdemeanor. 

Galvin pleaded to the charge because he assisted in covering up the murder, Barker said.

Galvin is free on supervised bail. He will likely not see any additional punishment based on the amount of time he has already spent in prison, Barker said.

Wade remains in York County Prison without bail, charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit that offense. His trial is tentatively scheduled to start in January. 

Lleland Wade

Wollman's body was found about 7 a.m. April 16, 2018, near the intersection of Bare Road and Furnace Road (Route 425) in Lower Chanceford Township, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

Police said that Wade initially told officials after his arrest that he killed Wollman after it was rumored that Wollman had sexually assaulted several of his female acquaintances.

Galvin is scheduled to be sentenced in his case on March 30. His attorney did not return a message seeking comment.

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