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Small pool of attorneys qualified to handle death-penalty cases

January 21, 2013
By Phil Ray ( , The Altoona Mirror

HOLLIDAYSBURG - When Blair County President Judge Jolene G. Kopriva appointed attorneys to represent Aaron Wilson Dishong on what likely would be a capital case, she was surprised to learn there were only two Blair County attorneys outside the Public Defender's Office who were qualified to try a death penalty case.

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