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Family of teen killed by West Shore serial robber in 2000 not surprised by his latest crimes

Updated: Wednesday, October 16 2013, 11:19 PM CDT
Reported by Donna Kirker-Morgan:

Mechanicsburg -- The family of David Colebaugh reacted Wednesday to the news that the suspect in five armed hold-ups on the West Shore was the man convicted of killing David Colebaugh 13 years ago.

"He just got out and then he does this," said Jason Colebaugh, David’s brother.

When Jason Colebaugh and Ashley Mease saw the images on the news of James Borwegen's arrest, they were shocked but not surprised that Borwegan was reportedly the suspect in the West Shore heists. They were also angry he was allowed out in the first place.

"I could imagine all these other people who had guns pointed at them. What if he killed one of them and he could have done this to someone else's family," Ashley Mease said. Ashley was only eight-years-old when her brother was killed.

David was 13-years-old when he was shot and killed by Borwegan.  Colebaugh's mother was shocked that a jury only convicted Borwegen of third degree murder, not first degree.

"My mom said the main thing when got 7 to 14 was he's going to do it again. At least no one got hurt," Jason Colebaugh said.

Just months into his parole, police arrested him Wednesday morning for the robberies. Police say Borwegen went on a hold-up spree and Tuesday night he robbed Subway in Upper Allen Twp.

As it turned out, police were watching that store and spotted a car and got a license plate number.

The silver Nissan was traced back to an apartment complex in North Middleton Township where they sent a  SWAT team in to arrest Borwegen.

Neighbor Michael Leeper said he was going to work in the morning around 6 a.m. when he saw SWAT team members outside.

A woman that Borwegen lived with didn't want to talk to CBS 21.

Meanwhile, the Colebaugh family is just happy he will be back behind bars -- again.  The District Attorney for Cumberland County says Borwegen potentially could face 25 to 50 years, if convicted and if the time is aligned consecutively. 

A second strike rule would also apply, which usually adds another 10 years to a sentence.
Family of teen killed by West Shore serial robber in 2000 not surprised by his latest crimes


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