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Suspects in murder of MAHS grad Dworchak officially heading to Dauphin County Court

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 11/8/19

Both defendants charged in the Sept. 4 murder of 18-year-old Torin Dworchak of Middletown are now officially headed to Dauphin County court.

Nathaniel Gabri Acevedo, 20, of Harrisburg, whom …

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Suspects in murder of MAHS grad Dworchak officially heading to Dauphin County Court

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Both defendants charged in the Sept. 4 murder of 18-year-old Torin Dworchak of Middletown are now officially headed to Dauphin County court.

Nathaniel Gabri Acevedo, 20, of Harrisburg, whom authorities say shot and killed Dworchak, was ordered bound over on all charges at a preliminary hearing before District Judge Hanif L. Johnson Sr. on Thursday.

His next step is a scheduled Jan. 3 arraignment in county court on the charges of murder of the first degree, murder of the second degree, robbery-threat immediate serious injury, kidnap to facilitate a felony, conspiracy to commit robbery, and conspiracy to kidnap to facilitate a felony.

Acevedo is being held without bail in Dauphin County Prison.

The other person charged in the case, 19-year-old Tyrese Andre Randolph, formerly of the first block of Thomas Street in Harrisburg, is due in plea court in county court March 2.

Randolph, also being held without bail in county prison, on Nov. 8 was arraigned in county court on the same charges as Acevedo.

According to arrest papers filed by Harrisburg police, Acevedo and Randolph 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.

Dworchak was a 2019 graduate of Middletown Area High School.