Victim’s Family Protests Judge in Luzerne County

The family of a murder victim is speaking out about the accused killer’s upcoming trial in Luzerne County. They don’t want the same judge to handle trial number two for Hugo Selenski.


In March, a jury in Wilkes-Barre acquitted Selenski of killing two drug dealers whose remains were found near his Dallas area home back in 2003.


After that trial, police charged Selenski with the killings of Tunkhannock area pharmacist Michael Kerkowski and his girlfriend, Tammy Fassett.  Her family said they don’t want Judge Peter Paul Olszieski to hear Selenski’s trial set for January.


“He got off on the first charges of murder and we don’t want to see that happen to our sister and Michael’s case,” said Sandra Owen, Fassett’s sister.


The family wants the public’s help to convince court officials to appoint a new judge. The family spoke out Friday morning outside the Luzerne County courthouse.

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