Man to be charged in 2006 Bristol Twp. killing

Bristol Township police are about to file charges in a nearly six-year-old murder case involving a Levittown man.

The police and Bucks County District Attorney’s Office have called an 11 a.m. news conference to announce the filing of murder charges against Ckaron Handy  for the 2006 death of Kevin Battista.

Battista.  30, of the first block of Apricot Lane, was found by police at Mustang and Airacobra Streets at 2:18 a.m., Dec. 7, 2006. He was taken to Frankford-Torresdale Hospital, where he was pronounced dead from a shoulder wound.

At the time, the Bloomsdale-Fleetwing section of the township where the shooting occurred had received anti-crime Weed and Seed program money for fighting drugs and other problems. Police declined to say then whether drugs played a role in Battista's death.

Police Chief James McAndrew and District Attorney David W. Heckler are scheduled to conduct the news press conference at 11 a.m. at the Bristol Township Building.