Judge: trial of man in friend’s death can proceed

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A judge says there’s enough evidence to proceed to trial in the case of a man charged with killing a friend in his central Pennsylvania home and burying him in a crawlspace.

A magistrate made the ruling Thursday in the case of 51-year-old Glenn Alan Jackson of Jersey Shore.

Lycoming County authorities in March charged Jackson with criminal homicide and related counts in the death of 47-year-old Michael Krauser, who had been missing since February.

Jackson says both men were drinking when Krauser grabbed him by the throat and threatened to kill him. He said hit Krauser over the head with an ashtray.

The defendant’s sister Deirdre Jackson said after the hearing that her brother acted in self-defense.

Carolyn Krauser said her husband “did not deserve to die like that.”

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