PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former armored car guard faces the prospect of spending the rest of his life in prison, for murdering his partner as part of a plot to steal more than $2 million from their employer.
An Allegheny County judge convicted Kenneth Konias, Jr., 24, in November of first-degree murder, robbery and theft. The judge found that Konias killed fellow Garda Cash Logistics guard Michael Haines and stole the money they had collected from businesses earlier that day -- most of it from Pittsburgh's Rivers Casino.
Haines' body was later found inside the idling truck under Pittsburgh's 31st Street Bridge.
Konias was scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday.
The murder conviction carries a mandatory life sentence, though the judge can impose additional time to send a message about Konias' actions and perceived lack of remorse.
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