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Judge: PM verdict coming in Pa. armored car heist

November 19, 2013
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge says he'll deliver his verdict this afternoon in the trial of a former Pittsburgh-area armored car guard charged with killing another guard before stealing $2.3 million from the truck last year.

Allegheny County Judge David Cashman says he'll return at 1:30 p.m. after he reviews evidence from the past several days, and closing arguments made by attorneys this morning.

The defense attorney for 24-year-old Kenneth Konias Jr., of Dravosburg, claims his client shot fellow guard Michael Haines in self-defense during an argument, and stole the money as an afterthought because Konias realized he'd need money to live on the lam.

But Allegheny County prosecutors say Konias planned the heist and killed Haines in cold blood before taking the cash in February 2012, and fleeing to Florida.



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