New Castle News

Updates

May 10, 2013

Woman accused in officer’s death waives extradition

NEW CASTLE — A New Castle woman accused in the death of a Shenango Township policeman will return to Lawrence County next week.

The attorney for Kylee Barletto, 25, of 693 Hoover Road, waived her extradition hearing Thursday in Youngstown.

According to Lawrence County District Attorney Joshua Lamancusa, Barletto, who is charged with homicide by vehicle and 14 other counts in the May 2 death of William J. McCarthy IV, will be transferred back to Lawrence County Monday.

Barletto is accused of driving the vehicle that struck the police cruiser McCarthy was in on Cascade Street in New Castle that night. She was injured in the crash, as was the driver of the cruiser, Shenango officer Michael Lynch.

Following the crash, Barletto was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. Because she was across state lines, Lamancusa had to make an extradition request to have Barletto returned to Lawrence County.

Once she is brought back to the county, Lamancusa said, she will be arraigned by District Judge Jerry Cartwright in Ellwood City, where state police filed the criminal complaint against her.

At that point, bond will be determined.

Barletto is being represented by James Ecker, a Pittsburgh attorney.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Updates

House Ads
Poll

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 fell from the sky in Donetsk, Ukraine, on Thursday, killing all 298 people aboard. Many are speculating that Russian rebels (supported by Vladimir Putin) are responsible for downing the aircraft. What do you think?

Yes. All evidence points that way.
No. Everyone is so quick to point fingers, but there's not enough evidence to support claims of Russian guilt.
I'm not sure. I'll just wait until the investigation is over to make up my mind.
What is up with these Malaysian Airlines planes? I know one airline I won't be flying any time soon...
     View Results