In Indiana County Court today, Judge Thomas Bianco will conduct a hearing on David Yingling’s Petition for Post-Conviction Relief for the shooting death of his roommate 50-year-old Elwood Skillman, in April of 2016.
The 63-year-old Yingling pleaded guilty last year to third degree murder and was sentenced to 17-and-a-half to 35 years in prison. He admitted he shot Skillman as Skillman slept, and then left the body lying in its bed for several days before police arrived. He said he shot Skillman because he’d been bullying Yingling’s mentally-disabled younger brother, who also lived in the home in a wooded area near Arcadia.
The hearing today is scheduled at 8:30 AM.