Joseph O’Boyle pleads guilty to killing chiropractor James Sowa by punching him in the jaw

A Pennsylvania man on Friday pleaded guilty to murder and other charges of murdering a chiropractor in November 2020.

Joseph O’Boyle, 23, faces criminal homicide, trespassing and possession of a criminal instrument charges over the coming months. He also pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault, as well as reckless endangerment of another person, resisting arrest and simple assault for striking a detective who was investigating the chiropractor’s murder.

dr James Sowa, 64, was found dead at his home and chiropractic practice on November 2 in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, a town about 20 miles northeast of Philadelphia.

O’Boyle had been a patient of Sowa’s two months earlier and, according to his relatives, accused the chiropractor of making his jaw pain worse.

Surveillance video showed O’Boyle arriving at Sowa’s office without an appointment on the morning of the murder and spending only a minute there before fleeing the scene.

O’Boyle struck Sowa three times in the back of the head, fracturing his skull, according to investigators. With Sowa prone, O’Boyle then hit his jaw area several times with a blunt object.

dr  James Sowa smiles in a passport photo.
Sowa was found dead at his home and chiropractic practice on November 2 in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
Buck’s County District Attorney’s Office

Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub called the murder “poetic perverse irony” because O’Boyle attacked Sowa in the same area of ​​his body he was seeking treatment for, according to Fox 29 Philadelphia.

After the murder, O’Boyle’s father confronted him about Sowa’s death, and the 23-year-old “got agitated and started rubbing his jaw,” according to the district attorney. O’Boyle later admitted to his father that he murdered Sowa.

Eight days after the murder, investigators issued a search warrant at O’Boyle’s home, where O’Boyle lunged at a detective, punching him in the head multiple times.

O’Boyle is expected at a court hearing on June 6 to determine the degree of murder. A verdict will be announced at a later date.

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