Clarion, PA – The original hearing had been postponed four times, but the court case against a man accused of killing a Curwensville woman is finally moving forward.

The charges against 21-year-old Damien Ditz are being held for court. He’s accused of fatally shooting 22-year-old Katrina Seaburn on March 1.

The shooting happened inside of a vehicle while Ditz was driving near Clarion. Both Ditz and Seaburn had gone to college at Clarion University. They had been dating off and on for about four years.

Although he had originally claimed that the Glock 37 handgun went off when it slid off of the dash, Ditz allegedly later admitted that this was untrue. Investigators say that Ditz said that he and Seaburn were arguing about money as they were in the car, and he “lost his temper.”

Ditz told police that he knowingly aimed the loaded gun at Seaburn but didn’t intentionally pull the trigger. However, Clarion County District Attorney Mark Aaron says that there is evidence that indicates that the shooting was intentional.

Ditz faces felony charges of criminal homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment. He faces possible life in prison.


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