Tuesday, October 16, 2018
News: Page (1) of 1 - 09/06/11 Email this story to a friend. email article Print this page (Article printing at MyDmn.com).print page facebook
Life term added to death sentence of Pa. killer
Life term added to death sentence for man convicted of fatally shooting 3 Pittsburgh officers
By The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) ' A life prison term has been added to the death sentence for a man convicted of killing three Pittsburgh police officers.

A judge on Tuesday sentenced 24-year-old Richard Poplawski (pahp-LAW'-skee) to 85 to 190 years in prison on other charges related to the crime, including attempted homicide and assault.

Poplawski fatally shot officers Paul Sciullo (SHOO'-loh) II, Stephen Mayhle (MAY'-lee) and Eric Kelly in April 2009 after they responded to a domestic dispute at his mother's home. An hours-long standoff ensued. Poplawski fired on other officers, including those who tried to rescue Kelly.

A jury imposed the death penalty on Poplawski in June after he was convicted of first-degree murder.

As Poplawski entered the Allegheny County courtroom on Tuesday, he told reporters: "This is far from over. I'll be back."

Page: 1


Our Privacy Policy --- About The U.S. Daily News - Contact Us - Advertise With Us - Privacy Guidelines