06/29/2011

Jury sends triple cop killer to death row

Richard Poplawski was sentenced to death Tuesday night for killing 3 Pittsburgh police officers in 2009

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Richard Poplawski was sentenced to death tonight for killing three Pittsburgh police officers in 2009.

The jury of seven men and five women, brought in from Dauphin County because of intense publicity, made their decision about two hours after beginning their deliberations at 4:13 p.m. and announced it in court at 6:59 p.m. They gave Poplawski three consecutive death sentences.

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