Mitros murder hearing postponed to July 13

More than two dozen friends and relatives gathered at the Criminal Justice Center on Filbert Street in Philadelphia on Wednesday for Gregory Mitros’ preliminary hearing.

Stone-faced and chatting quietly, the crowd waited for the hearing to commence around 9 a.m. yesterday morning.

The 52-year-old Manayunk man, called police on June 20, to report that he had shot and killed his wife, Lynda Karlin-Mitros, 64.


Police said the woman was found dead at the bottom of the staircase in their Markle Street home with a gunshot wound to her head.

Mitros was taken into custody and charged with murder the following day.

On Wednesday, Judge Patrick Dugan, listed Mitros’s hearing on status of a potential waiver for July 13. If Mitros decides not to waive his preliminary hearing, the official date will be Aug. 2. 

Mitros is being held at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia.

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