Charles McKinley

Charles McKinley, an officer with the Verona Borough Police Department, was shot and killed when he responded to a domestic disturbance on February 4, 1954.

Charles Flajnik had been arguing with his wife, leading her to call the police. When McKinley arrived, Flajnik shot him as he entered the house. Flajnik then shot and killed himself.

Author: Bill Lofquist

I am a sociologist and death penalty scholar at the State University of New York at Geneseo. I am also a Pittsburgh native. My present research focuses on the history of the death penalty in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), Pa. This website is dedicated to collecting, analyzing, and sharing information about all Allegheny County cases in which a death sentence was imposed. Please share any questions or comments, errors or omissions, or other matters of interest related to these cases or to the broader history of the death penalty in Allegheny County.

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