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Ballard case heading to Supreme Court

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Feb 28 2013 06:00:00 PM CST
Updated On: Mar 01 2013 04:45:05 AM CST

The death sentence appeal of mass murderer Michael Ballard is now in the hands of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

The death sentence appeal of mass murderer Michael Ballard is now in the hands of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Ballard admitted killing his ex-girlfriend Denise Merhi, her father, her grandfather, and a neighbor who ran to their aid when he heard their cries for help.

Ballard had only been out of prison for a few months.

The murders took place at a Northampton home back in 2010. He was sentenced to death the next year.

The appeal is expected to be heard next Tuesday.

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli expects a "zero percent chance" of the court ruling in favor of Ballard.