Pennsylvania person who sought therapy for jaw discomfort kills chiropractor by placing him in the jaw

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A Pennsylvania male pleaded guilty to legal murder and other charges on Friday for murdering a chiropractor in November 2020. 

Joseph O’Boyle, 23, will be sentenced in the coming months for legal homicide, legal trespassing, and possession of an instrument of criminal offense. He also pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault, as perfectly as recklessly endangering yet another human being, resisting arrest and uncomplicated assault, for punching a detective who was investigating the chiropractor’s murder. 

Dr. James Sowa, 64, was identified dead within his house and chiropractic office on Nov. 2 in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, a city about 20 miles northeast of Philadelphia. 

Joseph O'Boyle, 23, pleaded guilty to killing Dr. James Sowa, a chiropractor who had treated O'Boyle two months before the murder. 

Joseph O’Boyle, 23, pleaded guilty to killing Dr. James Sowa, a chiropractor who had treated O’Boyle two months right before the murder. 
(Buck’s County District Attorney’s Business)

O’Boyle experienced been a client of Sowa’s two months previously and blamed the chiropractor for worsening his jaw soreness, according to his family members. 

Surveillance video captured O’Boyle pulling up to Sowa’s office environment on the morning of the murder with no an appointment and investing just one minute inside of just before fleeing the scene. 


O’Boyle struck Sowa a few times on the back of the head, fracturing his cranium, in accordance to investigators. When Sowa was on the ground, O’Boyle then struck his jaw spot with a blunt object several moments. 

Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub identified as the murder “poetic perverse irony” since O’Boyle attacked Sowa in the very same place of the overall body that he was searching for treatment for, in accordance to Fox 29 Philadelphia. 

Dr. James Sowa, 64, was murdered by Joseph O'Boyle in November 2020. 

Dr. James Sowa, 64, was murdered by Joseph O’Boyle in November 2020. 
(Buck’s County District Attorney’s Workplace)

Following the murder, O’Boyle’s father confronted him about Sowa’s demise and the 23-year-aged “became agitated and started rubbing his jaw,” according to the district legal professional. O’Boyle later on admitted to his father that he murdered Sowa. 

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8 times after the killing, investigators served a research warrant at O’Boyle’s residence, exactly where O’Boyle lunged at a detective and punched him in the head various situations. 

O’Boyle is because of again in court on June 6 for a listening to to figure out the diploma of murder. A sentencing hearing will be established at a afterwards day.