Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Allentown man accused of killing Bethlehem woman outside of SouthSide club ordered to stand trial. Charges also upheld against other shooter in bloody E. Third St. melee.
An Allentown man accused of shooting and killing a Bethlehem woman outside the Puerto Rican Beneficial Society was ordered to face trial in Northampton County Court, according to The Morning Call. Rene Figueroa, 32, of 936 W. Gordon St., had his case bound over for court in a preliminary hearing before District Judge Nancy Matos-Gonzalez on Monday, even though a key prosecution witness could not correctly identify him in a courtroom, the newspaper reported. Charges were also upheld against Javier Rivera-Alvarado, 38, of 782 Mohawk St., Allentown, who is also accused of being an aggressor in a bloody gun battle that erupted on Dec. 2 in an E. Third Street parking lot that left Yolanda Morales dead and four men wounded. According to police…
Monday, January 28, 2013
The man killed in a Bethlehem shooting early Saturday has been identified at Tyree Wimberly, 21, of Allentown.
The victim of Bethlehem's first 2013 homicide has been identified as Tyree Wilberly, 21, of 2341 S. Alice St., Allentown, according to the Lehigh County coroner. Wimberly was shot Saturday at 1:36 a.m. outside Scoobies Gentlemen's Club at W. Broad Street near Club Avenue, which is near the Bethlehem-Allentown border. Neighbors who live near the club told Lehigh Valley Live that they weren't surpised by the shooting. They said it's common to hear loud arguments outside the club on weekends. Wimberly was pronounced dead at 3:40 a.m. at St. Luke's University Hospital, Fountain Hill. Bethlehem police and the Lehigh County coroner are investigating with assistance from Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Yolanda Morales, 23, followed confrontation out onto E. Third Street before she was hit by gunshot. Police trying to sort out who is responsible for Bethlehem woman's death.
A chaotic and deadly gun battle on E. Third Street apparently began with a minor confrontation between two groups of people who did not know each other before Saturday night, according to Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli. By the time it ended, about 30 bullets had been fired, a young woman was dead and five men were wounded – one perhaps seriously enough to be paralyzed, according to the DA, who held a news conference Monday to explain what law enforcement knows about the shootout outside of the Puerto Rican Beneficial Society that claimed the life of Yolanda Morales. Morales, 23, of 1249 Randolf Road, Bethlehem, died of a gunshot wound to her body, according to Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim, who ruled the …