Detterline on trial for death of Richard Hicks

Brian Stockman
Staff Writer

The trial of Harvey Detterline III related to the alleged August 2018 homicide of Richard Hicks got underway on Wednesday with Senior Judge David E. Grine of Centre County overseeing the proceedings.
Thomas G. Gregory Coppolo, assistant district attorney for Elk County and the prosecutor for this case, began his opening remarks by pointing out that “the Richard Hicks case is not factually complicated.”
Hicks died on the second floor of a family unit at the Harold E. Duffy Apartments located in Johnsonburg on Water Street Extension. Hicks died from a sharp-force wound that punctured the left ventricle of his heart and lung in a manner that would have proved instantly fatal even if it had occurred in an operating room.

For more on this story, see today's publication of the Ridgway Record. (Thursday, March 28.)