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Woman Accused of Murdering Husband at Bristol Wharf to Face Trial



The woman who police say shot and killed her husband at the Bristol Wharf in May had her charges held over Wednesday and is heading to trial. 

Sammar Khan 40 charged with criminal homicide in the first degree, murder in the first degree, homicide and related offenses will face a jury of 12 to decide her ultimate fate. 

District Judge Frank W. Peranteau Sr ruled today the commonwealth met its burden holding all the charges over for trial. 

One witness testified for the prosecution.  The autopsy findings were entered into the record and Khans Defense Attorney Ellis Palividas, Esq.  stipulated to the identity of the victim a court watcher told this news organization this afternoon. 

On May 30 Khan and her husband were at the Bristol Wharf when she allegedly shot and killed Faisal , according to witnesses at the scene.

Bristol Borough Police were dispatched to the riverside park area just before 11 am

Witnesses told  police they saw Khan yelling in a different language and proceeded to shoot her husband twice shortly thereafter.

The victim got up headed towards the parking lot and told one passersby to call the police. He fell to the ground she approached fired two shots measured and fired a third shot into his head, according to the probable cause. 

Before police arrived on scene Khan, according to court papers called her boyfriend and asked him to come to Bristol to pick up her son.

Police took her into custody noting blood splatter on her clothing which they collected for evidentiary purposes.

A Smith and Wesson 9 millimeter handgun was found at the scene.

Khan told police they were at the park to discuss their relationship and it didn’t go very well, the probable cause alleges.

Her next court appearance is scheduled for August 25 at the Court of Common Pleas.



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State Grant Presented to Bristol Area Fire Companies by Santarsiero, Davis




State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) and state Representative Tina Davis (D-141) visited four Bristol fire companies Thursday to announce state grant awards to support public safety and the work of the fire companies.

The four awards are as follows:

“Our local volunteer fire companies, the firefighters, administrators, and support personnel, sacrifice so much to protect us all,” said Rep. Davis. “This state funding will help them obtain the equipment that they need to do their job a little more safely and effectively. Thank you to these amazing individuals for their selfless dedication to keeping our community safe.”

“Our volunteer firefighters do tremendous work, putting the community first to keep us safe,” said Sen. Santarsiero.  “I was happy to support these funds for equipment upgrades at four companies that serve Bristol Borough and Bristol Township, ensuring these brave men and women have the necessary resources to continue to serve the community.  It is critical we continue to support our fire companies and volunteer firefighters who work tirelessly on the front line to protect us.”

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Street Sweeper Operations Suspended for Sections of Bristol Borough



Bristol Borough officials announced late Wednesday that due to paving operations in the west ward, street sweeping would cease for one week and restart operations the week of July 24 on those streets.

“Due to paving, the street sweeper will not be sweeping these streets on Thursday and Friday, July 18th and 19th of this week:  Mifflin St., Linden St., Locust St., Maple St. and Green St.  The regular schedule will resume next week,” said a press release from the Bristol Borough Police Department.


Paving work being performed in Bristol Borough Wednesday
Credit: Jeff Bohen, Lower Bucks Source

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Fishing with a Cop Reels in September Date



The Bristol Borough Police Benevolent Association (BBPBA) announced details for this years “Fishing with a Cop” scheduled for next month at the Delaware Canal Lagoon on Jefferson Avenue.

PBA President, and “acting’ Sergeant Chuck Palmer went before Council last week to receive their support for the event, which he received enthusiastically.

September 7  from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Palmer said, is the date of the event and a rain date (Sept 8) has been added this year because of rain at last year’s event.

“We’ve gotten a lot of donations this year from locals, out of towners and businesses this year,” Palmer said.

Applications are available now at the Bristol Borough Police Department, 250 Pond Street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday with a deadline of August 24 to apply. 

Face painting, a D.J., and the Bucks County Sheriff’s Office Dept with its K-9 unit will be on hand.

Fishing gear for children is free and this is a 12 and under event for kids living in Bristol Borough.

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