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Man, 45, shot and killed in New Castle

Published: Sun, August 29, 2010 @ 1:30 p.m.

Staff Report


A 45-year-old Volant, Pa., man was shot and killed on the west side of New Castle on Saturday night.

Frank Breitenstein was shot about 7:30 p.m. in the vicinity of 314 Bell Ave., New Castle police said.

He died shortly after being admitted to Jameson Memorial Hospital for injuries to his chest. New Castle police had no additional details on the shooting early this afternoon. The shooting is being investigated as a homicide. An autopsy on the body will be performed. New Castle police are asking that anyone with information about the shooting call the department at 724-656-3587.


1Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years, 10 months ago

Frank Breitenstein was the winner of $100,000. for life in PA's lottery .

Known for a violent temper . . ..
Assault charge
Frank Breitenstein, 39, of Volant was charged with simple assault Wednesday after what state police said was a fight with his mother.

Police said Frank Breitenstein was involved in a verbal altercation with Dorothy Breitenstein, 66, of 956 Breakneck Bridge Road, Perry Township. After the fight turned physical, Dorothy Breitenstein was injured, police said.

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2VINDYAK(1824 comments)posted 5 years, 10 months ago

Being shot in the chest is a face-to-face confrontation. The assailant was either a robber who would not take "no" for an answer, or an individual who was angry at Mr. Breitenstein for whatever reason. Given what Stan researched and posted about Breitenstein, the odds are good that Breitenstein raised someones ire one too many times. RIP Frank Breitenstein. We all live in a small world for a short period of time and never know when our time will come. May you find peace and tranquility in your final resting place.

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3Nunya(1356 comments)posted 5 years, 10 months ago


Where one has to hate it came to a fight or assault let alone a killing. But it appears that money created more chaos than harmony.

Sadly projecting that this is yet another instance where things just went too far to discuss as a manner of resolve.

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4TheGrimReaper(1 comment)posted 5 years, 10 months ago

Stan and Vindyak:
You both realize that a family is grieving the loss of a son and brother. Stan you should be proud, a trained monkey could perform the research that you had. Who are you to pass judgment on this young man. Crawl back under the rock that you came out from under and get a life !!!!

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5blakepeterson(2 comments)posted 5 years, 9 months ago

what is your problem stan you have no clue what you are talking about and are completely full of it, whenever you want to run your mouth or whenever you think you know it all, you dont you didnt know Frank personnaly. I did and yeah he had problems he was trying to work out just like every person in this world does and Frank Breitenstein was not a violent man at all he loved everyone and had more respect for people than you will ever have. so stan go back to sitting on your couch reading your newspaper because you have nothing else to do just keep your pathetic and immature comments to yourself.

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6lenataina(1 comment)posted 5 years, 9 months ago

I would just like to say that my Uncle Frank was a great man. The altercation with my grandma that youre referring to has been taken care of and is no one's business but the family's. My uncle loved all of us very much, however he struggled with addiction. He was the most fun loving, inviting, and real man I know. I know the thing that would respect him most out of this situation was that someone would learn from his mistakes. Drugs and alcohol are not worth giving your life up for. My uncle did not want to be addicted. Actually, he had signed himself into rehab numerous times. The addiction just had too strong of a hold on him. The good news is my uncle loved the Lord, our forgiving father, and is now in paradise with him. For that we can give praise.

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7Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years, 9 months ago

" The altercation with my grandma that youre referring to has been taken care of and is no one's business but the family's."

In life only one mother gives birth to you . If you truly cherish life then you will cherish your mother .

Frank was shot in the chest with a high powered air rifle . The shooter had been shooting at houses when confronted by Frank .


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8blakepeterson(2 comments)posted 5 years, 9 months ago

stan shut up you are full of yourself you dont know how much he loved his mother and the stories are lies just like your lie about him winning 1000 for life... if he did half of the state of pennsylvania would know about it and stan leave frank, his mother, and the rest of my family alone stop blogging about a case that you dont even know about. stan you judge a person by what you read, you dont know the whole story and you dont know who the person is. you don't know what my uncle frank has done good for the community. stop blogging stan about frank breitenstein you do not know who he is and how amazing of a person he was.

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