Funeral set for slain W&J athlete

October 6, 2012

A funeral has been scheduled Tuesday for the Washington & Jefferson College football player who was the victim of a homicide early Thursday less than a block from campus.The funeral Mass will take place at 10 a.m. at Holy Sepulcher Church in Timothy David McNerney’s hometown of Butler, the Butler Eagle announced this morning.McNerney, 21, and a teammate were walking home from a Washington bar shortly after 2 a.m. when they were approached by as many as six males wanting to steal a cellphone, city police said.City police said Friday they had turned up no new clues in the homicide investigation.McNerney was a son of Denise and Robert McNerney.



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