Masiyah Howard’s murder trial approaches in brazen 2013 Chambersburg slaying

Alleged killer Masiyah Howard will soon have his day in court. Howard’s murder trial is scheduled to begin 10 a.m. May 4 at the Mercer County Criminal Courthouse before Superior Court Judge Andrew Smithson. Howard, 21, of Trenton, is accused of shooting and killing 25-year-old Louis Bryan Alvarez in the city’s Chambersburg neighborhood on Feb. … Read more →

Another plea offer coming for Trenton teenage murder suspect

Prosecutors expect to extend another plea offer to Masiyah Howard next month which would package charges of robbery and murder if he accepts it. Howard is charged with numerous crimes in Chambersburg, including the slaying of 25-year-old , who was gunned down at his city home on Feb. 26, 2013. Assistant Prosecutor James Scott said … Read more →

Judge ponders request to wrap all charges together in homicide trial

A judge has said he is “inclined” to deny prosecutors’ request to try Masiyah Howard together on unrelated robbery and murder counts rather than at separate trials. The teenage Howard is charged in numerous crimes in Chambersburg, chiefly the slaying of 25-year-old Louis Bryan Alvarez, who was gunned down at his city home on Feb. … Read more →

Teenager accused of murder charged as adult, rejects plea deal

Teenager Masiyah Howard appeared in adult court today to hear that he can get out of prison at age 65 if he pleads guilty now to a 2013 killing that caused racial strife in Chambersburg. Assistant Mercer County Prosecutor Lew Korngut made the 52-year offer to Howard for pleas to aggravated manslaughter, robbery and weapons … Read more →

Masiyah J Howard

  • Arrested: June 25, 2013
  • Age: 18
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Suspected in the Feb. 26, 2013, death of Luis Bryan Alvarez.