Pa. man faces life in prison for armored car death

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A former armored car guard faces life in prison – and then some – for murdering his partner as part of a plot to steal $2.3 million from their truck.

Twenty-four-year-old Kenneth Konias Jr., of Dravosburg, was scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday.

An Allegheny County judge convicted Konias in November of first-degree murder, robbery and theft. The judge found Konias killed fellow Garda Cash Logistics guard Michael Haines and stole the money they had collected from businesses earlier that day, Feb. 28, 2012, most of it from Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino.

Haines’ body was found inside the idling truck under Pittsburgh’s 31st Street Bridge.

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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