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KoP Murderer Requests a New Trial

Caleb Fairley, sentenced to two life sentences for the strangulation deaths of Lisa Marie Manderach and her 19-month-old daughter in Collegeville in 1995, is requesting a new trial.

According to the Daily Times, convicted murderer Caleb Fairley is requesting a new trial, or failing that, a new sentencing hearing for the murder of Limerick resident Lisa Marie Manderach and her 19-month-old daughter, Devon, in Collegeville in 1995.

Fairley, formerly of Upper Merion, filed the request on his own behalf without the aid of a lawyer. He is basing his request on a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court finding mandatory life terms for juveniles unconstitutional. Fairley, who was 21 at the time of the murder, argued that recent appellate court findings support the idea that "a person’s biological process is typically incomplete until the person reaches his or her mid-twenties."

Prosecutors are expected to oppose the request.

Farley reportedly strangled Manderach and her daughter while they were shopping at his parents' "Kidz & Mine" clothing store in the Collegeville Shopping Center on Sept. 10, 1995. He was convicted of first-degree murder in April 1996 and received two consecutive life sentences.

Read more about the case and Fairley's request here

Mary Beth O. September 26, 2012 at 02:24 PM
This guy was a complete waste of life in 1995 and still is now.
James Myers (Editor) September 26, 2012 at 02:35 PM
My colleague in Limerick contacted Montco Commissioner Bruce Castor (who was DA at the time of the trial) and he had this to say – "I no longer speak for the District Attorney's Office. But I will come to court and laugh when he makes the argument."
Rue Marinello September 26, 2012 at 04:34 PM
I remember this like it was yesterday. This guy is tryin to get a new trial or new sentencing based on new U.S. supreme Court ruling that deemed mandatory life terms for juveniles are unconstitutional. Well, this wasn't the law when he commited these two murders. He is claiming that a persons brain isn't fully developed until the age of 21, in the emotional maturity, impulse control and decision-making aspect, and that this process isn't rully complete until the mid-twenties. Well, I believe he was in control, and he made a decision that he planned since he knew in advance to lock the door to the store before he murdered the mother, he then decided to murder the baby to cover up his crime. It was cold and calculated. I am sorry but if you can join the military at 18 and legally drink alcohol at 21 you are responsibile for your actions especially this intentional double murder. Does anyone rember if he was tried seperately for these killings?
Ash b September 26, 2012 at 05:10 PM
A 21 year old knows killing a baby and it's mother is wrong. If this man does get a new trial I will no longer have faith in our justice system. We are still grieving Lisa and Devon. This is just ridiculous, and he should spend the rest of his life exactly where he is. Or better yet be killed himself...
Lori S. September 26, 2012 at 05:30 PM
He should be on deaths ow for what he did. The only reason why he is not is because he gave up the location of the bodies. I hope he gets laughed out of court!!!
Christina Galleo September 26, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Someone should strangle him! Sick F**k! Haven't the families suffered enough?
MOMMYOF THREE September 28, 2012 at 07:25 AM
Wow! Sick bastard! He should rot in jail, it's a shame he is still breathing....
jxjipper October 01, 2012 at 02:38 AM
I hope he gets raped in prison ever day he is in there.
Tamara Powell October 01, 2012 at 02:09 PM
More wasted time and money in our court system. Once convicted, he should no longer be able to a damn thing,but sit and wait for his death.

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