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by News Department on 02/07/19

Attempted Murder charges...

A Schuylkill County jury decided Wednesday that 27 year old Rafael Valdez-Torres, of Hazleton, tried to murder a man when he shot him in October 2017 in Tamaqua. 

According to the Republican Herald, Tamaqua police charged Valdez-Torres with shooting borough resident Joseph Becker around 2 a.m. Oct. 10, 2017, with a .40-caliber handgun in the backyard of a West Rowe Street residence. 

President Judge William E. Baldwin, who presided over Valdez-Torres’ one-day trial, ordered him held without bail and scheduled the defendant’s sentencing for March 11.

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