Murder Charges Dismissed
Murder charges have been dismissed against a Sinnemahoning woman who had been accused in the drug-related death of an Emporium woman on January 1. The charges against Shawna Coffman stemmed from the death of 38-year-old Melissa Marshall, who was found dead the day after attending a New Year’s Eve party with Coffman and her husband, Jesse Coffman. Court documents indicate that Shawna Coffman crushed up several narcotic pills and gave them to Marshall, who snorted the powder. Coffman is still charged with several drug offenses and is in Tioga County Jail in lieu of 100 thousand dollars bail. Jesse Coffman also faces drug charges. He’s free after posting 10 thousand dollars bail.