CLEARFIELD, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man convicted three times in the killing of a teen romantic rival two decades ago is seeking a fourth trial.
Andrew Callahan is serving life without parole in the November 1997 death of 16-year-old Micah Pollock in Beccaria Township. The case is on appeal again following a ban on mandatory life without parole terms for juveniles.
The (Altoona) Mirror reports that the 36-year-old defendant’s current attorney, Shawn McGraw, is challenging a previous attorney’s decision not to seek a voluntary intoxication defense in his 2010 Clearfield County trial.
Callahan and Pollock were classmates at Glendale High School in Flinton, about 90 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Callahan has said a gun accidentally discharged as the two were hunting, but prosecutors say he was jealous that Pollock was dating his ex-girlfriend.
Information from: Altoona Mirror, http://www.altoonamirror.com