Update:Robbery home invasion leads to homicide in Potter County
Mon, 20 Jul 2009 14:51:18 GMT —
At around 7:30 this morning two Hispanic males forced their way through the front door of William Hasting, 76, home.
The suspects first confined a female resident, 50, into a closet. The suspects then demanded money from Hastings, according to special crimes reports, Hastings fell onto a nearby bed and died. Police have not confirmed the cause of death, nor the weapon that may have been used.
The female resident exited the closet, found Hastings and called the police.
Two Potter County detectives tried to revive Hastings, but he was pronounced dead at 8:01 a.m.
Hastings grandson, 11, was in his bedroom sleeping during the break in, and has been taken into protective custody.
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