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4:15 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

DA: No Death Penalty for Konias

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala announced Tuesday that he will not seek the death penalty against the armored car guard who allegedly shot and killed a fellow guard and then stole $2.3 million from the truck. The announcment comes on the day Kenneth Konias Jr. was to be arraigned.

The 22-year-old Dravosburg resident faces charges of homicide, robbery, and theft. Police found the Garda Cash Logistics truck assigned to Konias under the 31st Street Bridge February 28. Inside the truck was the body of 31-year-old Michael Haines.

Police were eventually able to track down and arrest Konias in Pompano Beach, Florida.

Zappala had previously said he might not seek the death penalty in order to deprive Konias of the notoriety that sometimes attaches to death penalty defendants.