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Peter Horne biography: 13 things about Winona Lakes, Pennsylvania man

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Peter T. Horne was a white man from Winona Lakes, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

Peter T. Horne (©Delaware County District Attorney's Office)
Peter T. Horne (©Delaware County District Attorney’s Office)
  1. In 1964, he married Carol Moran, who later became Carol Zgleszewski then Carol Moran-Burns. They have two sons namely Francis Zgleszewski and Walter Zgleszewski.
  2. In 1967, he was imprisoned after having been found guilty on three charges of rape. From 1967 to 1969, Carol visited him regularly with their children. She stopped visiting after he became increasingly accusatory and abusive toward her. He was not eligible for parole until January 1978. He tried to escape twice from Broadmeadows Prison in Thornton, Pennsylvania and once from Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pennsylvania while being treated for injuries inflicted by another prisoner. He served 10 years in state prison before being released in the late 1970s.
  3. In 1970, he and Moran divorced in Pennsylvania. In 1971, she married Henry Zgleszewski and was awarded custody of Francis and Walter.
  4. In December 1973, he attended his father’s funeral where he saw his children for about 5 minutes.
  5. While imprisoned in a state prison in Pennsylvania, he refused to give consent when Henry filed a petition for adoption of his two children in July 1975. Ultimately, Henry successfully adopted the two children.
  6. He was originally from Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania where he worked in a garage. On several occasions, his fellow Marcus Hook resident Denise Marie Pierson and her mother went to the garage to have the mother’s car serviced. He left his employment with the garage on April 14, 1981, the same day Pierson went missing.
  7. In January 1984, someone from his residence called the Crisis Intervention Center at Crozer-Chester Hospital in Upland and claimed to have killed Pierson. He denied making the call when police investigated.
  8. In June 1994, investigators conducted a search of his residence and seized segments of rope and multiple pieces of cardboard boxes. On July 18, 1984, Pierson’s remains were found in Marcus Hook.
  9. In June 1995, his then-wife told investigators that he kept a wheelbarrow and several clotheslines at their house and a weapon in the basement. The investigators arrested him for firearms violations after recovering a .32 caliber derringer style handgun and a Billy club from the house.
  10. On July 6, 1997, he was arrested and accused of harassing and stalking his former girlfriend in Delaware Water Gap, which is on the border of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, USA. He allegedly lurked in the bushes behind her house on three occasions in August 1997 and stole her bird feeder in September 1997. He was arrested again on September 23, 1997.
  11. In December 1997, Judge Linda Wallach Miller sentenced him to 2-7 years in state prison.
  12. In January 1998, he represented himself at his trial. On February 26, 1998, Judge Peter J. O’Brien sentenced him to 4.5-12 years in state prison and ordered that sentence to run consecutive to the sentence he received from Miller in December 1997.
  13. In March 2013, his then-wife told investigators that she believed he had killed Pierson. In 2013, he died while incarcerated at State Correctional Institution-Mercer in Mercer, Pennsylvania.
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