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Man Gets Two Life Sentences in Pa. Cop Killing

January 16, 2013  | 

Ronald Robinson, 35, was found guilty of first-degree murder for the killing of Danyal Morton over a drug debt and second-degree murder for the slaying of Penn Hills, Pa., police Officer Michael Crawshaw, who was killed responding to a call for shots fired at Morton's home three years ago, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Prosecutors had hoped to push for the death penalty, but because of various factors the deputy district attorney ended up telling a courtroom full of Officer Crawshaw's family, friends, and coworkers that his office would not seek capital punishment.

Based on the testimony of Crawshaw's mother, the judge sentenced Robinson to two consecutive life sentences without possibility of parole.


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