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Marvin Harrison could still face charges for April 2008 shooting

alg_bradiejames.jpgEarlier this year, Justin Fagone reminded us all of the troubling allegations regarding former Colts receiver Marvin Harrison.

Fagone thereafter reported that new Philadelphia prosecutor Seth Williams will be taking a “fresh look” at the case.

FOX 29 in Philly reports that, indeed, authorities are still investigating the April 2008 shooting involving a gun owned by Harrison, and the subsequent murder of the shooting victim, who had sued Harrison.

“We are continuing to investigate all angles and all open investigations
and leads regarding a shooting that happened in April 2008 between Mr.
[Dwight] Dixon and Mr. Harrison, and employees of Mr. Harrison, and others,”
Williams told FOX 29.  “There was a subsequent homicide of Mr. Dixon.  So we are continuing to
investigate this, it is an open investigation and we are looking to lots
of ballistics evidence we have gathered from the scene. . . .  I believe this needs to be ferreted out so we can really understand what
happened, and if criminal charges need to be brought, or not.”

Though Williams has stopped short of accusing Harrison for the initial shooting, Williams said that “[w]e are pretty certain that the original shooting was a result of tensions that had been created between Mr. Dixon and Mr. Harrison.”

Former prosecutor Lynne Abraham had declined to pursue charges against Harrison, citing concerns regarding witness credibility as to the identification of Harrison as the shooter.  As Fagone explained it in January, however, there’s arguably no need for compelling proof of I.D. from others; Harrison admitted to police that the gun never left his possession on the day of the shooting, and ballistics tests established that the bullets came from Harrison’s gun.

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27 Responses to “Marvin Harrison could still face charges for April 2008 shooting”
  1. The Real Shuxion says: Apr 9, 2010 4:01 PM

    FOX 29 in Philly reports that, indeed, authorities are still investigating the April 2008 shooting involving a gun owned by Harrison, and the subsequent murder of the shooting victim, who had sued Harrison.
    ————————————————-
    I thought investigations never took this long?
    That is what Steeler fans have been saying.

  2. D.R.Universal says: Apr 9, 2010 4:04 PM

    Once again proving that you DON’T KNOW THESE GUYS OFF THE FIELD!!
    I used to hear everyone say Marvin was the perfect example, blah blah blah…hes nothing like Moss or T.O. or Ocho blah blah blah..
    At least you know what u get with those guys bc they are REAL…u gotta watch the quiet ones..they usually have the most to hide, something I learned in the streets

  3. Pantherfan10 says: Apr 9, 2010 4:04 PM

    What would that statue of limitations be on this thing?

  4. MN Boise Fan says: Apr 9, 2010 4:09 PM

    Can we just get Rush, Valens and the rest of the “Cold Case” crew on this and get it done with? Seems like this has dragged on forever

  5. robert ethan says: Apr 9, 2010 4:13 PM

    Poor Marv, he pays off a proscutor, she retires on the proceeds, then he has to deal with her successor.
    Will it never end?

  6. drumbug71 says: Apr 9, 2010 4:15 PM

    Did Harrison retire or is he still planning on playing again?

  7. KingJoffeJoffer says: Apr 9, 2010 4:15 PM

    They can investigate and charge all they want. The man will never spend a day in jail. There are too many questions and they guy who was killed was scum. A waste of taxpayer dollars if they bring charges.

  8. brusta2002 says: Apr 9, 2010 4:15 PM

    Seth Williams is cleaning house here in Philly…

  9. KingJoffeJoffer says: Apr 9, 2010 4:19 PM

    What would that statue of limitations be on this thing?
    I think it depends of what they charge him with. There is no statute on murder, I think it is seven years for most other crimes although it varies by jurisdiction.

  10. robert ethan says: Apr 9, 2010 4:21 PM

    The gun never left his possession?
    How did he explain the shooting? Did someone sneak up behind him use the quick draw swivel holster to raise the gun, plug the victim, then run off?
    Sheesh.

  11. drumbug71 says: Apr 9, 2010 4:21 PM

    Did Harrison retire or is he still planning on playing again?

  12. John El Way says: Apr 9, 2010 4:25 PM

    Hes such a Fagone

  13. Cleg says: Apr 9, 2010 4:26 PM

    @ D.R. Universal
    Ok, calm down, get back to class young man.

  14. joemac1114 says: Apr 9, 2010 4:27 PM

    There is no statute of limitations for murder.

  15. funi says: Apr 9, 2010 4:32 PM

    Breaking news.. Rich Eisen said at 1:28 PMT no news of when schedule to be released!!!

  16. surefooted says: Apr 9, 2010 4:41 PM

    ” Pantherfan10 says: April 9, 2010 4:04 PM
    What would that statue of limitations be on this thing?”
    There is no statue of limitations on murder.

  17. PatricktheDookie says: Apr 9, 2010 4:41 PM

    I don’t think anyone believes Harrison could possibly be innocent.
    The only question is whether or not he ends up in jail.
    It’s sad that there’s such a discrepancy between the two…

  18. ceetown22 says: Apr 9, 2010 4:41 PM

    statute of limitations on a homicide… this is for the state of PA only… 5 years (that’s it) so if I kill someone and run for 6 years I can come home??
    here’s the “actual” word
    Tit. 42 §5551-5554
    Murder, manslaughter, voluntary manslaughter, conspiracy to murder, soliciting to commit murder and murder results, felony connected with 1st or 2nd degree murder, vehicular homicide: none; major offenses or conspiracy or solicitation to commit major offense: 5 yrs.; others: 2 yrs.; fraud or breach of fiduciary duty: 3 yrs.; official misconduct: 8 yrs.; sexual offense committed against a minor: period of limitations starts when minor reaches age 18; major sexual offenses: 12 years
    _________________________________
    I remember hearing about this years ago… I don’t understand how he wasn’t charged… they proved his gun fired the shots… they proved the gun was in his possession at the car wash… but because the person he shot was a drug dealer and because he said he didn’t do – he must not have done it… nice.
    WTF is wrong with the philly cops? if it were me or you we would be under the jail.
    HAIL SKINS!

  19. robert ethan says: Apr 9, 2010 4:57 PM

    If the gun never left Harrison’s possession, the lethal bullets came from Harrisoon’s gun, why do they need a witness?
    When these guys put 2 and 2 together they manage to come up with a number that is too complex and obscure to define. Do they need slow motion, high resolution film footage of the event to prosecute?

  20. GoBrowns19 says: Apr 9, 2010 4:58 PM

    Guilty as charged!

  21. house068 says: Apr 9, 2010 4:59 PM

    Pennsylvania Criminal Statute of Limitations Laws
    Code Section Tit. 42 §5551-5554
    Felonies Murder, manslaughter, voluntary manslaughter, conspiracy to murder, soliciting to commit murder and murder results, felony connected with 1st or 2nd degree murder, vehicular homicide: none; major offenses or conspiracy or solicitation to commit major offense: 5 yrs.; others: 2 yrs.; fraud or breach of fiduciary duty: 3 yrs.; official misconduct: 8 yrs.; sexual offense committed against a minor: period of limitations starts when minor reaches age 18; major sexual offenses: 12 years
    I rest on your face… I mean I rest my case.

  22. Art Vandelay says: Apr 9, 2010 5:05 PM

    Pantherfan10 says:
    April 9, 2010 4:04 PM
    What would that statue of limitations be on this thing?
    __________________
    LMAO It’s not an actual statue. It’s a statute!

  23. robert ethan says: Apr 9, 2010 5:26 PM

    brusta said….”Seth Williams is cleaning house here in Philly”.
    Sounds like Harrison has been doing a bit of that as well.

  24. robert ethan says: Apr 9, 2010 5:31 PM

    …”statue of limitations”….That pretty much defines Harrison on the field at the end of his career.

  25. D.R.Universal says: Apr 9, 2010 5:34 PM

    @Cleg…thanks but I am 33 and graduated college over 10 years ago!
    but i appreciate u calling me young…i like it!

  26. Pantherfan10 says: Apr 9, 2010 8:34 PM

    Art Vandelay says:
    April 9, 2010 5:05 PM
    Pantherfan10 says:
    April 9, 2010 4:04 PM
    What would that statue of limitations be on this thing?
    __________________
    LMAO It’s not an actual statue. It’s a statute!
    ================
    LMAO ZOMG LOL HAHA
    Its called a typo…

  27. Bious says: Apr 10, 2010 6:28 PM

    As someone who has tried cases, I have seen the media leave out MANY details of cases tried….but I feel like I have read so much of this case and I am amazed at how MH has not been charged yet

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