Chambersburg man faces murder charges for 2013 Christmas Day robbery/shooting

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State police have filed a murder charge against a Chambersburg man accused of conspiring in a home invasion robbery last Christmas Day.

Darius Adrian Spoonhour, 20, is charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault, robbery and criminal conspiracy, state police said in a news release.

Officials say Spoonhour and Janorris Hughes, 21, allegedly  planned a robbery at a home on Cydonia Road in Greene Township, Franklin County .

Mickle Shaffer, who lived at the residence, shot and killed Hughes during the attempted robbery. Shaffer called police after the shooting and informed authorities Hughes had tried to rob people at his house, state police said.

Shaffer was later arrested and charged with criminal homicide, among other crimes, for shooting Hughes, police said. Police say they found Hughes’ body along a wooded area directly behind Shaffer’s property.

Upon investigation, it  revealed that Spoonhour planned the robbery with Hughes, officials said. Police stated in the news release that Spoonhour’s actions led to Hughes being killed.

Spoonhour was arraigned Wednesday morning before Magisterial District Judge Glenn Manns, who denied him bail, court records show.

He is currently in Franklin County Prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 6.


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