Charges Filed in Kane Man's Death

(KANE, Pennsylvania):  McKean County District Attorney  Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer reports that on November 16, 2022, charges were filed in regards to a Kane man’s death earlier this year on Pine Street in Kane.

Trooper Eric Thompson charged  28 year old Paul MCMAHON, currently of the McKean County Jail, with Drug Delivery Resulting in death, Involuntary Manslaughter, 3 counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, 3 counts Criminal Use of a Communication Facility, and Reckless Endangering Another Person.

The complaint alleges that, on 05/06/2022, a 35 year old male was found unresponsive at 10 Pine Street.  He was pronounced deceased.

Members from Kane Volunteer Fire Department, Kane Borough Police Department, Emergy Care Ambulance and the McKean County District Attorney responded to the scene.  The District Attorney requested the Pennsylvania State Police investigate the death.

The complaint alleges that the investigation showed communication between McMahon and the victim regarding the sale of drugs to the victim three times between May 4 and May 6, including the last delivery to the victim shortly before his death.  The cause of death was rule fentanyl toxicity. 

MCMAHON was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge David Engman who set bail at $1 million.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for November 28 at Magisterial District Judge David Engman’s court in Kane.

MCMAHON remains incarcerated.