Attempted Homicide of a 92 Year Old Patient in Cumberland County Hospital

Over the weekend, a man was caught attempting to kill a 92-year-old patient at Holy Spirit Hospital, according to police reports. John J. Stoll, a 58-year-old from Wellsville, committed the assault at approximately 7:17 pm on Sunday, inside the patient’s room, as stated by the East Pennsboro police.

A staff member witnessed the attack and managed to intervene, stopping Stoll. He has been charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, and strangulation.

Stoll is currently being held at Cumberland County Prison on a bail amount of $250,000. His preliminary hearing is set for March 15 and will be heard before Magisterial District Judge Michael Sanderson.


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James H Pentz obituary 1944~2023

Mr. James H Pentz, 78, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2023. Services will be held, 2 p.m., Thursday, March 30, 2023, in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home.