A former Methodist minister will have to stand trial on charges that he killed his wife. It is alleged he beat her, placed her in a car, then staged an accident. She died the following day.
Rev. Arthur Burton (A.B.) Schirmer, 62, of Reeders, is charged with criminal homicide and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. He also is suspected of killing his first wife in Lebanon County back in April 1999. Originally it was reported she fell down a flight of stairs.