Priest helps family, colleagues cope with FBI agent's death
By Jennifer C. Yates
PITTSBURGH — A woman accused of fatally shooting an FBI agent who came to her home to serve an arrest warrant on her husband was charged Monday with federal murder and firearms charges.
Christina Korbe, 40, was already facing state criminal homicide charges in the death of Special Agent Sam Hicks.
She was charged Monday in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh with first-degree murder, interfering with the official duties of a federal law enforcement officer, using a firearm during the commission of a crime, and aiding a felon to possess a firearm.
Prosecutors say Korbe fatally shot Hicks Nov. 19 when he and other agents entered Korbe's home to serve a warrant on her husband, Robert Korbe.
Robert Korbe, 39, a convicted felon, had been wanted by agents who were rounding up suspects in a drug sweep in and around the city that day. He was one of 35 people charged in a 27-count indictment that accuses the defendants of conspiring to traffic cocaine and crack from October 2007 through September. Christina Korbe was not named in the indictment.
Christina Korbe's attorney, John Elash, did not immediately return a call Monday seeking comment. Sumner Parker, The attorney who represented her when she was arrested, has said Korbe believed her house was being broken into and she was trying to protect her two young children.
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The Korbes were being held separately at the Allegheny County Jail.