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Pennsylvania woman pleads guilty to shooting district attorney

Cameron County, PA – Woman Pleads Guilty to Shooting District Attorney

A Cameron County woman has pleaded guilty to felony aggravated assault for shooting Cameron County District Attorney Paul J. Malizia in Malizia’s office last year.

Porice D. Mincy, 32, pleaded guilty Monday and was sentenced to 4 to 8 years in prison by Judge Pamela Ruest in Cameron County Court. The charges were filed by the Attorney General’s Office following the shooting on June 14, 2023. Malizia was treated for her injuries at an area hospital and released the same day.

“This brazen act of violence is particularly disturbing because it involves an armed individual shooting an elected official who has sworn an oath to serve and protect his community,” said Attorney General Michelle Henry.

Henry praised District Attorney Malizia for her dedication to the community despite the traumatic assault. On the day of the incident, Mincy showed up unannounced at Malizia’s office in connection with a property transfer matter he had handled, leading to a confrontation in which Mincy shot Malizia in the leg before fleeing. . Investigations revealed that Mincy’s actions were related to a dispute involving Malizia’s private law practice, not his role as district attorney.

Deputy Attorney General Philip McCarthy of the Criminal Prosecutions Section of the Attorney General’s Office led the prosecution of the case and secured Mincy’s guilty plea.