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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court must decide if a Pennsylvania teen should get a new trial in the death of his father’s pregnant fiancée, who was fatally shot with a youth-model shotgun when he was 11.
It’s not unusual for newspapers to look back on major news events when key anniversaries come about. So it was that the New Castle News has been running articles on the fifth anniversary of the 2009 slaying of Kenzie Houk, and the subsequent arrest of Jordan Brown for the crime.
On the morning of Feb. 21, 2009, attorney Dennis Elisco met a boy who changed his life. Thursday marked the five-year anniversary in the case of 16-year-old Jordan Brown.
Unusual aspects of Jordan Brown’s case drew national and international attention. Now 16, Jordan was 11 when he was charged as an adult with two counts of homicide in the fatal shooting of his father’s pregnant fiancée, Kenzie Marie Houk, 26.
The broken-hearted father of Jordan Brown is rebuilding his life while remaining strong for his son. Jordan is charged in the fatal shooting five years ago of his father’s pregnant fiancée, Kenzie Houk. She was killed in the New Beaver Borough farmhouse the couple shared with Jordan, then 11, and her daughters, who were 7 and 4.
Dan Dailey has raised money and provided support for Jordan Brown’s defense team. Now a 16-year-old, Jordan was 11 when he was charged as an adult with two counts of homicide in the fatal shooting of his father’s pregnant fiancée, Kenzie Marie Houk, 26.
Second in a series: It’s been five years since Jordan Brown, then 11, was charged with fatally shooting his father’s pregnant fiancée, yet family members on both sides are still searching for answers. Reporter Nancy Lowry explores this historic case in a special series.
For the fifth time, the Houk family has marked the death of their Kenzie Marie and her unborn son. About two dozen friends and family members gathered Thursday night at Parkside Cemetery for the annual memorial service.
Prosecutors stand ready to bring the Jordan Brown case to its conclusion. Anthony J. Krastek, Pennsylvania senior deputy attorney general, took over prosecution of the case in January 2010.
Reporter Nancy Lowry and paginator Bob Fusco outline the key events in the Jordan Brown case through the last five years.