DuBois, PA – The trial date has been set for a man accused of running over and killing a woman while she was mowing her lawn in DuBois two years ago.

In August of 2015, the now 32-year-old Joshua Nelson allegedly stole a Marine Corps recruiter’s government vehicle, then struck and killed 61-year-old Betsy Andryka as she ran her lawnmower at her house on Brown Street. He reportedly also assaulted two women at a nearby home.

Nelson is charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault, burglary, resisting arrest, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving and criminal attempt.

Nelson has been jailed on a probation violation since the incident. The court is waiting on some additional paperwork so the prosecution and defense can prepare for the trial.

The case is scheduled to go to trial on Oct. 30, with jury selection on Oct. 5.


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