Police: Homicide suspect waives prelim hearing

MARK MARONEY/Sun-Gazette Jameir Rodney Hines, 23, of Philadelphia, leaves the magistrate court of District Judge Christian D. Frey Monday following a waiver of his preliminary hearing on charges of homicide related to the shooting death of Shawn Graham on Nov. 7 at Graham’s house.

A man who allegedly forced his way into the West Third Street home of another city man who was shot to death on Nov. 7 waived his preliminary hearing Monday before District Judge Christian D. Frey.

Jameir R. Hines, 23, of Philadelphia, allegedly went with Paul Heath into Shawn Graham’s home at 2225 W. Third St. about 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 7, city police said. During the home invasion, Heath is accused of shooting Graham, 33, and later, after leading police on a car chase, shot and killed himself.

City investigators say a cellphone number for “MeirHines,” which they discovered was out of the Philadelphia area, leading to his arrest.

Hines faces charges of homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide, conspiracy to commit robbery, conspiracy to burglarize, robbery and burglary, trespass, unlawful restraint, possession of a weapon, false imprisonment, simple assault, theft and receiving stolen property.

Hines was recommitted to the county prison without bail.

A county court arraignment is scheduled for Jan. 8.