Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner denied a motion to quash the third-degree murder charge against defendant John D. Leck, who is accused of killing Officer Brian Lorenzo on July 8 in the fiery crash on I-95 near the Cottman Avenue exit.
Michael K. Parlow, Leck’s attorney, filed the motion asking that the murder count – the most serious charge against his client – be thrown out.
Leck, 47, a debt collector from Levittown, was driving the wrong way shortly after 3 a.m., when his Audi A6 struck struck Lorenzo’s motorcycle head-on. The officer was thrown into the car’s windshield and then over the top of the car to the pavement.
Lorenzo, 48, a 23-year veteran cop, husband and father of three, was left dead on the highway. He had been headed home to the Northeast after his work shift.
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