Western Pa. man arrested in wife’s 1993 drowning

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BEAVER FALLS – A Western Pennsylvania man has been arrested on a charge of criminal homicide in his wife’s 1993 drowning death following a coroner’s inquest in which a witness said he saw the man hold the woman under water with a long-handled pool skimmer.


Beaver County District Attorney Anthony Berosh and the Patterson Township police haven’t commented on Monday’s arrest of 54-year-old Jon Lang, of Industry.


The charges were filed following last week’s coroner’s inquest into the June 18, 1993, death of 34-year-old Debbie Lang.


Online court records don’t list an attorney for Lang who faces a preliminary hearing Nov. 19.


The inquest was held after a new witness — an overnight guest of the Langs who was just 16 at the time — came forward this year and told police what he saw.


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