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Posted on: August 24, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Jury: Ephrata Man Threatened to Kill Woman, Told her ‘Nothing to Lose’


An Ephrata man was convicted this week of threatening to kill a woman earlier this year, telling her he had “nothing to lose.”

A Lancaster County jury convicted 45-year-old Jason R. Troy of misdemeanor terroristic threats regarding the Feb. 2 incident on a front porch of a Lincoln Avenue Heights home.

Assistant District Attorney Gregory Liero, who won the conviction, presented evidence at the two-day trial that Troy got into the face of the victim, and told her “I’ll (expletive) kill you… I have nothing to lose.”

There was a witness to the verbal threat, which was apparently made in regards to a domestic situation with the victim.

When police asked Troy about the threat, he replied, “Do you have an audio recording?”

Lancaster County Judge Jeffery Wright presided over the trial and will order sentence after a background check is completed in a couple months.

Judge Wright convicted Troy of summary counts of harassment and disorderly conduct.

The jury deliberated about 90 minutes before deciding the misdemeanor charge.

Ephrata police filed charges.

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