Here’s my first freelance piece for

Nathaniel Hamilton/for NewsWorks

Nathaniel Hamilton/for NewsWorks

Not sure if I’ve posted about this yet, so here’s a recap of the past three weeks: No longer write for Metro; freelancing for, WHYY’s damn good hyperlocal site. Not sure how often I’ll have stories on the site, but I’m off to my second story in a few minutes (and will be doing stories with audio and/or video elements as well). It’s an exciting time. Please check out the site regularly.

When 52-year-old Gregory Mitros of Manayunk entered a Criminal Justice Center courtroom for Tuesday morning’s preliminary hearing into his wife Lynda’s shooting death, he waved and briefly smiled to four rows of supporters on the other side of the bulletproof glass.

During the next 20 minutes, he’d waive the hearing itself since the basic facts of the case aren’t disputed, and hear that the charges against him were adjusted to third-degree murder, which made him eligible for bail. Judge Teresa Carr Deni then set $150,000 bail for Mitros, whose friends and relatives who’d raised the $15,000 necessary to free him immediately went down to the Criminal Justice Center basement to start that process.

When released, he’ll live with his sister and brother-in-law, around the corner from the Markle Street home where an apparent struggle involving a handgun resulted in Lynda Karlin-Mitros dying in her husband’s arms in the afternoon of June 20.

Manayunk man charged in wife’s shooting gets bail [NewsWorksWHYY]

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