The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Willie Tyler, 69, of Gettysburg, was sentenced this week to life in prison by Chief Judge John E. Jones III for witness tampering by murder and witness tampering by intimidation. He was ordered to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on June 4, 2021, to commence serving his sentence.

According to Acting United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Tyler participated in the 1992 brutal murder of a law enforcement confidential informant, Doreen Proctor, from the Carlisle area. The victim was scheduled to testify in Cumberland County Court against David Tyler, the brother of the defendant, on the day of her murder. Willie Tyler planned to murder the victim, along with four other individuals, who were convicted for their role in the murder in previous federal and state court proceedings. 

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