Man charged in hunter's death admits shoplifting

Posted: April 28, 2011

READING - A Montgomery County lawyer charged in the shooting death of a hunter last fall has been placed on probation for five years in a separate shoplifting case.

David M. Manilla, 49, of Worcester, apologized to the court Wednesday after pleading guilty to misdemeanor retail theft. Authorities alleged that he stole about $200 worth of items from a sporting-goods store in 2009. Berks County Court Judge John Boccabella also ordered Manilla to perform 40 hours of community service.

Authorities in Bucks County have charged Manilla with involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment, and firearms violations in the November death of Barry Groh, 52, of Quakertown. - AP

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