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Fairlane Rd.Homicide Update

In a preliminary hearing for a Cambria County man who shot and killed his grandson, the judge decided to hold all charges to court so there isn’t a final decision just yet.

Officials say 67-year-old John Oblinsky shot and killed his grandson 21-year-old Jacob Fisher.

The incident happened on April 30th at their residence along Fairlane Road in Cambria Township.

In the hearing Today witnesses described the fighting between Oblinsky and Fisher that led up to the shooting.

The commonwealth said the shooting was pre meditated because Oblinsky prepared 3 deadly weapons around the house.

But the defense said it was self defense since Fisher had a history of mental illness and served time in prison for other incidents of violence.

“Well it’s certainly taken longer than we’d hoped for. We’re almost two and a half months into this, since things originally occurred. Now here we are just having a preliminary hearing.
We’re certainly going to be fighting this every step of the way. I don’t think there’s any magic to this. This was self defense, there’s no doubt about that.”

“The outcome today is District Justice Creany held all charges to court. The charges were a count of criminal homicide and two counts of aggravated assault. Our position is that we believe we proved the elements of those defenses, and it was appropriate for the judge to bound those charges to the court.”

Oblinsky is currently being held at the Cambria County Prison.

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