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David Sumney’s half-sister has been waiting about 1,445 days to see him face a criminal trial.
The countdown began on Sept. 4, 2019, when Sumney was arrested outside of their uncle’s funeral in connection with the brutal torture and murder of their 67-year-old mother, Margaret. Pittsburgh prosecutors alleged that Sumney beat their mother and shoved her inside a bathroom before he took dozens of photos of the horrific scene.
At the time, Ellen, who asked that her full name be withheld, told The Daily Beast she had faith that justice would be served for her mother. But today, even though Sumney was sentenced to a minimum of 20 years for third-degree murder last November, she doesn’t feel that’s happened.