BROAD TOP WOMAN KILLS HER FATHER

 

CRIMINAL HOMICIDE
DATE: 06/17/2015
LOCATION: LONGS RUN RD, BROAD TOP TWP

CHARGES OF MURDER IN THE 1ST DEGREE, CRIMINAL HOMICIDE, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, RECKLESSLY ENDANGERING ANOTHER PERSON AND POSSESSION OF INSTRUMENTS OF CRIME WERE FILED AGAINST 48 YEAR OLD CHRISTY ANN ZELANKO OF SIX MILE RUN. SHE IS ACCUSED OF SHOOTING HER FATHER 68 YEAR OLD JAMES ZELANKO MULTIPLE TIMES WITH A SMALL CALIBER HANDGUN WHILE HE WAS SLEEPING. ZELANKO WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE BY DEPUTY CORONER RUSTY STYER.

 

 

 

17 comments

  1. Can not understand how some one who kills any body gets such a short sentence. Her Father supported her all her life and I don’t think she ever had a job. If you don’t realize what I am talking about it is the Zelanko case. Perhaps they should look into the family situation. I really think that the Mother had a lot to do with Kristies actions that night and she should be held responsible for getting the girl to do something, I never knew Jim Zelanko to raise his hand against any one so it make it hard for me to understand what happened. The only thing I say is that the justice system is noit very good, because if you have some drugs in you and get caught you spend years in jail but if you kill some one your sentence is a lot less.

  2. I have lived in alot of different place’ & have been all over this Country. But I have never seen so many dysfunctional & unfriendly people here in this area. The drinking & the drug abuse is as bad as any large city,if not worse. The drug dealers & the addict’s around here steal off their own family & screw each others family & their friends significant other. People when I go out of the area locally ask me where I am from & i’m almost embarrassed to tell them. When I tell them i’m from the Saxton area the first thing they say is what the hell is wrong with the people over there. I tell them I have been trying to figure that out myself for over 30 yrs. And don’t get me started on the Chief of Police,he is a joke. See he dosen’t live here in Saxton so he dosen’t care about the drug problem here. And for being the Chief of Police all these yrs he has giving out very few D.U.I. He don’t mind giving an occasional traffic ticket but when it’s a real crime he dosen’t even want to bother with it because it’s to much paperwork. So my point is the people around here defending Christy & feeling sorry for her committing cold blooded murder is just the normal way of thinking for these people.

  3. Ive known this family all my life and I never knowed of any abuse. If this happened many many years ago why do this now? I totally agree that Christy is a cold blooded killer and I believe it was a set up, I hope she gets what she deserves and also I believe her mother was involved. Jim was a good man to his children and tried to make sure they had everything they needed and if they didnt he would try to make sure they had it. To kill her own dad she is a murderer and always will be in my book. She didnt only take a Father away from his children, she took away the Grandfather of his Grandchildren, cousins, Aunts, Uncles, cousins, neighbors, friends and all who loved him.

  4. DZ: Don’t be so upset. You need to be waiting for what is going to be said once the trial starts. What is being said here is nothing compared to what is going to be found out. You getting on here making remarks about come see you don’t hide behind a screen. Do you have anger issues as well? All said and done she shot him in cold blood and it was pre-meditated. Sorry there are no age limits for silver bracelets when you commit murder.

  5. @ marilyn monroe
    @LDJ

    if you have speculations and hateful remarks, feel free to visit me PERSONALLY so i can set you straight. you cant hide behind a screen name, so please come see me.

  6. You are so right LDJ.I knew the family very well. For over 35 years. There was no abuse. If your wife doesn’t want you dead why would she be on facebook posting. I wish he was dead. I would love to hear that phone call. They are so dumb. Police can get that call. It was all planned. The mother was involved in her husbands murder. I will be glad when I see her going down for it too!

  7. This was just plain out right premeditated murder!!!. If the family was so physically and mentally abused then get the heck out!!! James turned his life over to Christ 8 years ago, very active in the Church it was not a show… He clearly wanted to make things right, Cowards and moochers are all they were. I’m so sorry for the loss of this man and i feel so deeply sorry for his sister and All that loved him. He doesn’t have a voice to tell his story so lets hope the truth comes out and by no means should she be set free, Only God can do that.

  8. CHRISTY ANN ZELANKO MURDERED HER FATHER, FACT. JAMES ZELANKO COULD NOT DEFEND HIMSELF, BECA– USE HE WAS ASLEEP, FACT. THERE IS NO EXC– USE FOR MURDER, FACT. SHE KILLED HIM IN COLD BLOOD WITH NO REMORSE, FACT. SPECULATION ON WHO AB– USED WHO WILL NOT CHANGE WHAT CHRISTY ANN ZELANKO DID, FACT.

  9. I knew James personally. This man may have abused the mother years ago and then again he may not have. Where is the proof. Christy abused her former girlfriend really bad. The mother would always tell people I wish he was dead. She got her wish. They both the mother and daughter drank who is to say they didn’t plan this together? It’s really strange that they were up talking at late hours of the night. Why did the mother let her go upstairs when they both knew he was sleeping. Defenseless and never knowing what was going to happen she killed him in cold blood. For the abuse bull why after so many years didn’t the mother just move if it bothered her so bad. His money paid for everything. And when James wouldn’t give them money they fought with him big time. She didn’t wash his clothes or cook for him. He ate on Sundays at the church dinners. Other people would make sure he ate.So to me if anyone was abused it was James. Christy pulled the trigger but her mother was involved. 5 shots and they claim they only heard 3-4 I am not buying any of it. Especially when the mother carried a small handgun years ago. She killed her daddy in cold blood! The mother needs to be arrested as well.

  10. Well u never know what is going to make a person snap.No murder is wrong but it is not my place to judge christy! All i can do is pray for her and her family and god will be the judge!

  11. The people in saxton can’t say that she murdered someone and if your not on Christmas side or if you say she’s a monster you will be ran to the ground she killed someone and because you say anything bad about her like they do about drug addicts in saxton your a bad person and they would run you down and call you names why is this okay?! It’s not that family run so many people down but when it’s them it’s not okay no no no what’s wrong with these people?!?

  12. She murdered someone but everyone is acting as if Christy is a victim murder is murder and she killed a human in cold blood no matter what he has done but christy is being treated as if she had a right to an people are acting as if it was okay for her to do so which it’s not prayers for Christy no she murder a person if it was someone who wasn’t well liked or didn’t have much money people would be treating that person as if They was a monster and make comments that they need the death penalty why is everyone protecting a murderer?! That just goes to show anyone can kill but not everyone will be treated as a killer all over a reputation! James is the victim Christy is a murderer! People are sick to not see that why protect someone who murdered someone would you protect a rapist? A child abuser? But people re prayer for her? It’s wrong and sick! She walked in an killed him sleeping but it’s okay cause she has a good reputation people these days I tell you but let a drug addict do it and tell them your praying for them it’s no different. Murder is murder and she deserves what she gets do the crime do the time!!!!!!!

  13. I was raised in a very dysfunctional and abusive family. I have never thought of killing my dad. Times were very rough. I just don’t understand the mother being awake at this time of night talking about the abuse to her daughter. The mother reopened old hurts. I strongly believe that the mother is involved. She used her daughter to get what she wanted done. I know the Bedford State Police are very good police force. I pray for Christy however if they were suffering so badly why didn’t they just move or yet seek out a PFA? It makes no sense at all! I knew the father he was going to church and trying to do the right thing. This was not done alone. There was a mastermind behind this!

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