Murder Victim’s Wife Testifies At Trial
Testimony started Tuesday in the trial of three men accused of committing a Montgomery Township home-invasion robbery that left a man dead.
The victim’s wife, 51-year-old Janice Chae, told jurors how three men accosted her and her 58-year-old husband Robert in their driveway as they started leaving for work early one morning last January. She said they struck her husband and bound and gagged him with duct tape and asked, “Where’s the money?” Then as he started screaming in pain, she said they beat him more to shut him up. She identified one of the three Philadelphia men who allegedly entered the home – 26-year-old Amatadi Latham. She said he was the man who put a gun to her head. 23-year-old Joseph Page and 19-year-old Karre Pitts are also on trial. All three are charged with second and third degree murder. Defense lawyers say they got the wrong men and Page, the alleged ringleader, was at home sleeping when Chae was killed.