Daughter Sentenced for Assault; Father Dies in Scranton

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A Lackawanna County woman who admitted pushing her father down a flight of stairs is going to prison.

Courtney Joyce was sentenced Wednesday to between three and a-half and ten years behind bars.

Joyce pleaded guilty to pushing her dad at a home on Diamond Avenue in Scranton.

Just hours after the sentencing Wednesday, the Lackawanna County coroner confirms the victim, William Joyce, died around 6:30 PM.

His death has been ruled a homicide.

Prosecutors say they do not expect to file any new charges in connection with the case in Scranton.

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