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Aug. 17 trial date set in murder of Middletown Area High School grad Dworchak

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 3/2/20

An Aug. 17 trial date has been set in Dauphin County Court for Tyrese Andre Randolph, one of two defendants charged in the Sept. 4 murder of Torin Dworchak of Middletown.

The date was set this …

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Aug. 17 trial date set in murder of Middletown Area High School grad Dworchak

Nathaniel Gabri Acevedo and Tyrese Andre Randolph
Nathaniel Gabri Acevedo and Tyrese Andre Randolph
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An Aug. 17 trial date has been set in Dauphin County Court for Tyrese Andre Randolph, one of two defendants charged in the Sept. 4 murder of Torin Dworchak of Middletown.

The date was set this morning by Judge William T. Tully as Randolph, 19, formerly of the first block of Thomas Street in Harrisburg, was present with his public defender in a scheduled plea court appearance.

Randolph is charged with murder of the first degree, murder of the second degree, robbery, kidnap to facilitate a felony, conspiracy to commit robbery, and conspiracy to kidnap to facilitate a felony.

He has been held without bail in Dauphin County Prison since his arrest on Sept. 11.

According to arrest papers filed by Harrisburg police, Randolph and the other man charged in the case, Nathaniel Gabri Acevedo, 21, of Harrisburg, conspired to rob Dworchak after Dworchak on Sept. 4 contacted Randolph about getting together.

Acevedo robbed Dworchak at gunpoint and forced Dworchak into the trunk of his own car, according to police.

Acevedo and Randolph then got in Dworchak’s car and Acevedo drove it to an unknown location in Bellevue Park where, police say, Acevedo opened the trunk and fired two shots, killing Dworchak.

Acevedo returned to the car Sept. 4 and dumped Dworchak’s body near the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, where the body was discovered early Sept. 5, according to police.

Police were led to Acevedo and Randolph after police Sept. 5 were contacted by Dworchak’s mother about several unauthorized purchases that had been made using Dworchak’s debit card at retail locations in Dauphin County.

Acevedo and Randolph both also face separate charges including identity theft and related offenses that are directly tied to their unauthorized use of Dworchak’s debit card.

A 2019 graduate of Middletown Area High School, Dworchak was 18 years old.

Acevedo faces the same charges as Randolph concerning Dworchak’s murder.

Acevedo was also charged Sept. 11 but not arrested until Sept. 14, when he was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in Nashville, Tennessee, where Acevedo had fled.

He was extradited in early October and is also being held in Dauphin County Prison without bail.

Acevedo had also been scheduled to appear in plea court on Monday. However, his case has been continued until April 6, according to online court records.