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Grandinetti Trial

A Johnstown man is set to face trial this week for a murder that occurred before he could drive a car, purchase cigarettes, legally own a gun or drink a beer.

Mizzon Unique Grandinetti, 21, was charged with first- degree murder by the the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General in November 2020 in connection to the shooting death of Barron Grumbling, 21, on May, 1, 2017, in the city’s West End.

The charges came after a grand jury investigation in which an alleged eyewitness gave testimony that accused Grandinetti of the murder, which occurred when he was just 16 years old.

Grumbling was shot and killed at the corner of Corinne Avenue and Merle Place.

In testimony to the grand jury, Detective Mark Britton, of the Johnstown Police Department, said that Grumbling had been shot twice, once in the head and once in the back, and that a third bullet was found lodged in a nearby porch.

According to the criminal complaint against Grandinetti, two unnamed witnesses provided testimony about the murder.

One was allegedly an eyewitness to the shooting and the other Grandinetti allegedly confessed to later.

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