Hearing delayed for father of man who killed police K-9


PITTSBURGH (AP) — A preliminary hearing has again been postponed for a Pennsylvania man accused of fighting with police before his son fatally stabbed a K-9 and was killed by officers.

Attorneys for 60-year-old Bruce Kelley Sr. tell the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette he denies wrongdoing.

They asked that Thursday’s hearing be postponed until March 3, so they can have a psychiatric evaluation done in the meantime. A district judge reduced Kelley’s bond from $300,000 to $25,000 so he’ll have a better chance at being released from jail.

Port Authority transit police shot 37-year-old Bruce Kelley Jr. after he killed the K-9.

That happened Jan. 31 when Port Authority of Allegheny County police saw the men drinking alcohol in a busway gazebo in Wilkinsburg.

Kelley Sr. is charged with aggravated assault and other crimes.