Story by Beaver County Radio News Correspondent Sandy Giordano
(Beaver, Pa.) Beaver County District Attorney David J. Lozier reported this Wednesday morning that Sheldon Jeter Jr’s murder trial will begin Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Beaver County Court before the Honorable Kim Tesla. Jury selection in the trial was completed on Wednesday morning. The trial is expected to take several weeks. The sole focus of the trial is on the murder of Tyric Pugh, who lived with Jeter and others on Orchard St. in Aliquippa.
Jeter is accused of killing his childhood friend Tyric Pugh in Aliquippa on May 15, 2020 of 2020. Investigators say that Jeter’s trial will focus on May 15, 2020 when Pugh was found dead lying on Kiehl Street in Aliquippa after being shot multiple times. Investigators found seven spent .380 shell casings lying on the road around Pugh’s body and surveillance video showed a vehicle they believe belonged to Jeter.
Investigators say when they went to Jeter’s home, they found a weapon matching the shell casings found at the crime scene. Jeter’s attorney has denied that Jeter has any involvement in the case.