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First two jurors selected in trial of man accused of killing Penn Hills police officer and second man

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Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
 

Jury selection will continue Tuesday in the trial of a Homewood man accused of slaying a Penn Hills police officer in 2009.

On Monday, attorneys selected two women — a Coraopolis grandmother and a 27-year-old college admissions advisor — to sit on the panel that will ultimately decide whether Ronald Robinson is guilty of homicide and other charges, and if so, whether he should be put to death. Testimony is scheduled to begin before Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Kevin G. Sasinoski on Dec. 3.

Robinson, 35, wore black pants, a white shirt and a black-and-white tie as attorneys individually questioned 18 prospective jurors over a four hour period. He is accused of killing Danyal Morton, 40, of Penn Hills and Officer Michael Crawshaw, 32, on Dec. 6, 2009. Police said Robinson killed Morton over a $500 drug debt and upon exiting the house fired at Crawshaw — the first officer to respond to the shooting — striking him several times as he sat in his patrol car.

 

 
 


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