02/04/2011

NJ woman lied to get gun that killed cop

She lied on a firearms-purchase application for a gun that her boyfriend used to kill a state trooper nine days later

By Michael Hinkelman
The Philadelphia Daily News

WESTFIELD, NJ — A New Jersey woman admitted in federal court yesterday that she lied on a firearms-purchase application when she bought a handgun that was used nine days later to kill a Pennsylvania state trooper.

The woman, Emily Joy Gross, 25, of Westfield, bought the Taurus 9 mm pistol and box of ammo on May 29, 2009. Her then-boyfriend, Daniel Autenrieth, used the gun to kill Trooper Joshua Miller during a high-speed chase and subsequent shootout in Monroe County on June 7, 2009.

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