Trial postponed for man accused of killing Wolfe sisters
Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Edward J. Borkowski postponed the trial of a man accused of killing two East Liberty sisters.
Jury selection was scheduled to begin Monday, but Lisa Middleman, attorney for Allen Wade, said she will not be ready to take her client’s case to trial until next year.
“These cases take a very long time for both sides to prepare for trial,” Middleman said.
Wade, 44, is charged with killing Sarah and Susan Wolfe. Police found the sisters dead inside their home on Chislett Street on Feb. 7. Both died of single gunshots to the head, police said. Homicide Detective Harry Lutton has said police think it was a robbery that went bad.
Wade, a felon with previous robbery convictions, lived next door to the Wolfe sisters. He has said he thinks he will be cleared of homicide and other charges.
The prosecution is seeking the death penalty.
Borkowski has not yet set a new date for the trial.