Double-murder case heading to county court
MIDDLEBURG – The man charged with shooting two Valley residents at Buffalo Wild Wings last summer is headed for criminal court.
55-year-old Christopher Fernanders of Paxinos is facing first degree murder charges in the deaths of 46-year-old Heather Campbell of Trevorton and 52-year-old Matthew Bowersox of Mifflinburg. The killing happened July 10 in Hummels Wharf at the restaurant in Monroe Marketplace.
District Justice John Reed held a preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon, all of the charges were sent to Snyder County criminal court. Snyder County District Attorney Mike Piecuch says Fernanders is being held without bail, formal court arraignment is tentatively scheduled for January, and he says a pre-trial conference would follow in March.
State police say Fernanders tracked, stalked and shot his estranged ex-wife and Bowersox. A patron at the restaurant then shot Fernanders, putting him in the hospital for over a month.