Man charged in fatal shooting of step-son sent to Luzerne County Court


First Posted: 8/28/2008

WEST PITTSTON – A district judge ruled that prosecutors established a case against 73-year old George William Carson, charged by state police at Wyoming and Jackson Township police in the fatal shooting of his step-son, Kevin Sult, at their Jackson Township home in June.

Carson appeared for a preliminary hearing earlier today before  West Pittston District Judge Joseph Carmody, who forwarded an open count of criminal homicide to Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas.

Investigators claim Carson shot Sult multiple times at their home on Fairfield  Road on June 12, arrest records say.

Luzerne County Chief Deputy Coroner William Lisman said Sult was shot multiple times.

Amanda Sult testified that Sult was setting up tables and chairs under a tent for her June 14 wedding to Sult’s brother, Thomas, at the home.

She overheard Sult yell that Carson had a gun, then heard a series of gunshots.

"Kevin turned and walked past me saying, ‘I think I was shot,’" Amanda Sult testified. "I really didn’t know what was going on. (Carson) got up and followed him and he kept firing."

Carson, according to arrest records, told investigators that Sult had thrown scissors at him earlier in the day, and had poured beer on him prior to the shooting.

For the complete story, read The Times Leader on Friday.

 

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