Carnegie Man to Serve 7 to 14 Years for Third Degree Murder of Step-Father

A Pittsburgh area man pled guilty to killing his stepfather last year, in an incident which saw the man shoot his stepfather following a fight.

The 20 year-old Carnegie man will spend 7 to 14 years behind bars as a result of a plea agreement in which he pled guilty to third-degree murder. The incident in question reportedly began when the suspect’s mother was involved in a domestic dispute on July 27, and asked her son to come over to change the locks. The suspect complied, but when his stepfather arrived at the home and found he had been locked out, he allegedly entered through an unsecured window.

Upon entering the home the stepfather realized that a television, which had been placed in a location on the first floor, was gone – not knowing that it had been taken upstairs. He called the suspect, who then went to the home to check what his mother. The two engaged in a heated argument which became physical, but the fight was broken up. Suddenly the suspect pulled a gun from his waistband and fired, hitting the victim in the chest and killing him.

At the time of this writing, no Appeal had been filed.

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