HONESDALE - Homicide charges against Benjamin Cain Kiefer, age 30, were held for the Court of Common Pleas today by Magisterial District Judge Theodore Mikulak. The Preliminary Hearing lasted approximately two hours.

The homicide occurred in Texas Township on March 23, 2013, when Benjamin Kiefer allegedly shot his brother, Kenneth Kiefer, several times with a .45 caliber handgun resulting in the death of Kenneth Kiefer.

Wayne County Coroner Edward Howell, Pennsylvania State Trooper Sharon Palmer and Kevin Kiefer, brother to both Benjamin and Kenneth Kiefer, testified at the Preliminary Hearing.

District Attorney Janine Edwards personally presented the case on behalf of the Commonwealth.