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Ex-Trooper Kills Wife, Self in Pennsylvania Market

 

 
 
 

MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press | | Thursday, March 28, 2013


A former state trooper killed his estranged wife with a shotgun inside a central Pennsylvania supermarket Thursday and then killed himself, days after she filed for divorce and two months after he was accused of beating her, police said.

Mark A. Miscavish, who retired from the state police in 2011 after 15 years, killed Tracie Miscavish at the County Market in Philipsburg where she worked, authorities said.

He was arrested Jan. 23 after Tracie Miscavish, who had recently left him, returned to the home to retrieve some belongings, said Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller.

Tracie Miscavish believed her husband had been abusing prescription drugs and when she went to take them away, he wrestled her to the ground, pinned her arms behind her and attempted to bind her with duct tape, said Parks Miller, whose office was prosecuting him.

He pointed a gun at her and threatened to kill her, but a passerby saw him trying to drag her back into the home and stopped to help, Parks Miller said. He was charged with simple assault, terroristic threats and harassment and spent a week in jail before being bailed out.

Parks Miller said Tracie Miscavish lived in fear of her 51-year-old estranged husband and told prosecutors she believed he would harm her further.

"She said, 'The next time I see him is going to be at the end of a gun,'" Parks Miller told the AP. "We were very concerned when he got out and we're just devastated now."

Tracie Miscavish filed for divorce within the past week.



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