Perry County man charged in homicide of daughter pleads not guilty, requests new attorney
NEW BLOOMFIELD, Pa. –Donald Meyer, the 58-year-old man who police say is responsible for the shooting death of his 12-year-old daughter in January, maintained his innocence this morning. Meyer is charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, involuntary manslaughter, recklessly endangering another person, child endangerment, possession of a prohibited firearm, simple assault, and making terroristic threats.
Meyer’s daughter, Ciara Meyer, was killed January 11th when a constable serving an eviction notice at Meyer’s Duncannon residence was confronted by an armed Donald Meyer. The constable, Clark Steele, fired his weapon, and the bullet passed through Donald Meyer’s arm and killed Ciara, who was standing behind her father.
The judge asked Meyer’s court appointed attorney to meet with the public defender’s office. Meyer claimed an issue with his representation.