It has been about a year now, since I began to research and review the facts in the Timothy McEnany case — one of the worst miscarriages of justice in PA history, in my opinion. McEnany was accused of murdering a Hummelstown woman in March, 1993; and despite mishandling and tampering at the crime scene by the victim’s family, gross errors and misrepresentations of so-called “expert witnesses”, and a litany of inconsistencies longer than your arm, McEnany was tried and found guilty of the crime he didn’t commit.
Under normal circumstances, I might concede that it’s best not to interfere with the justice system — after all, if McEnany was found by a jury of his peers to be guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, then the justice system would have functioned as it was meant to function. But that is not what happened in this case.
By attempting to cover-up the misdeeds that have plagued this investigation from the start, former District Attorney Chardo put his spin on the case in an episode of television’s Forensic Files (A Case of the Flue) saying, “Over the course of eight years, McEnany has had the benefit of a thorough review of his case. After two jury trials and appeals, twenty four jurors and each court that has reviewed the matter has been convinced that the evidence proves Timothy McEnany’s guilt in the murder of Kathryn Bishop.”
That would wash nicely, if the jurors weren’t being transported back and forth from the courthouse by the former State Trouper, now Sheriff involved in the case!
It would wash nicely if it weren’t for this author having heard the victim’s grandson respond in a state of PANIC, asking “How do you know… who are you?” to an “anonymous phone call”, in which he was told, “We know what you did to your grandmother… you won’t get away with this.”
Over the coming months, we will begin to piece together this story, as I pour through hundreds of pages of testimony, court records, apparently doctored-up police documents, and explore the possibility that there was everything from jury tampering to a crime scene that appears to have been sanitised by the real perpetrator’s family.