Michael Rosfeld, a former East Pittsburgh police officer, is on trial for one count of criminal homicide in connection with the June 19, 2018, fatal shooting death of Antwon Rose II, 17, of Rankin. Antwon, who was unarmed, was fleeing after Mr. Rosfeld pulled over the jitney in which he was riding. The vehicle matched the description of one involved in a drive-by shooting 13 minutes earlier in North Braddock. Mr. Rosfeld shot Antwon three times -- in his face, elbow and back.

The defense has rested in the trial. The court is taking a break and will return at 1:30 p.m. for closing arguments and jury instructions. Then the jury will enter deliberations. Read More >



Judge Alexander P. Bicket, Allegheny County Common Pleas Court

  • Elected in 2011, assumed the bench in January 2012
  • Spent four years in court's family division; moved to criminal court in 2016
  • 23 years in insurance defense litigation

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Patrick Thomassey, Attorney representing Michael Rosfeld

  • 35 years as a defense attorney
  • Spent 5 years as an assistant district attorney early in his career
  • Duquesne Law School graduate

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Dan Fitzsimmons, Allegheny County Chief Trial Deputy District Attorney

  • 37 years in the Allegheny County D.A.'s office
  • 30 of those years spent exclusively on homicides
  • Has prosecuted more than 170 homicides

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Jonathan Fodi, Prosecution's second chair

  • 10 years with the Allegheny County D.A.'s office
  • 2008 Wake Forest University graduate

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The jury of six men and six women — nine white and three black — in the Michael Rosfeld homicide trial comes from a pool of 144 potential candidates picked at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg. All four alternates are white; three are men. The jurors were questioned by prosecutors with the Allegheny County district attorney's office and Mr. Rosfeld's lawyer, Patrick Thomassey.

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