Metro Beat…Father shot dead in Homewood

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a father was shot and killed during an argument while apparently trying to visit his child in a Pittsburgh home.
Investigators said 35-year-old Robert Wilson was shot at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the Homewood neighborhood.
Public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said Wilson and the new boyfriend of the child’s mother got into an argument at the home.
Toler said Wilson was heard saying he “wanted to see his child” before the shooting occurred.
Wilson was taken to UPMC Presbyterian, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday.
The other man was taken into custody at the scene. Toler said investigators will consult with prosecutors to determine whether charges are warranted.
Police charge mom for leaving hospital with child
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh woman is jailed on a charge that she endangered her child by leaving a hospital after the youngster was diagnosed with a fractured neck vertebra.
Online court records don’t list an attorney for 32-year-old Aliya Bey, who remained jailed Sunday, two days after police say she left Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
Police say Bey took the child to the hospital with complaints of a stiff neck on Friday. The age and gender of the child wasn’t immediately available.
Doctors determined the child had a fracture, but left the hospital against the advice of doctors because she got tired of waiting for additional treatment.
A district judge set bail at $25,000 when Bey was arraigned Saturday. She faces a preliminary hearing Oct. 24.
Police: Same man suspected in 2 KFC robberies
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) – Police believe the same man was responsible for robbing two Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants in the Pittsburgh suburbs before escaping after a police chase.
Penn Hills police say the man robbed a KFC there about 8:15 p.m. Sunday. That happened about 15 minutes after another KFC was robbed in Monroeville.
Police in Forest Hills saw a vehicle matching the description of one driven by the robbery suspect. When that vehicle refused to stop, the driver led police on a chase into Wilkinsburg and Pittsburgh’s East End neighborhoods, where police lost the suspect.
The suspect allegedly fired a shot during the second robbery in Penn Hills, but didn’t show a weapon or make any threats in Monroeville. Police there say the man entered that restaurant with his shirt pulled up over his face and demanded money.
Trial to open Tuesday in 2008 slayings of couple
BEAVER, Pa. (AP) – Opening statements are scheduled Tuesday in the trial of the second man charged in the slaying the slaying of a western Pennsylvania couple four years ago.
Thirty-seven-year-old Robert Burgess is charged in Beaver County with homicide, kidnapping and robbery in the June 2008 murders of Richard and Demetria Harper.
Authorities say the victims were tied up and shot in the head in their Beaver Falls home in what authorities allege was a drug dispute while their 8- and 10-year-old daughters were locked in the basement.
The Beaver County Times ( ) reports that jury selection was completed Friday. Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty if Burgess is convicted of first-degree murder.
Twenty-seven-year-old Devon Shealey of Pittsburgh was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to two consecutive life terms.
Information from: Beaver County Times,


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