TribLIVE

| Home

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

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

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

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.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers defensive end Tuitt shifts into high gear
  2. Rossi: Pirates foolish to bet on Burnett return
  3. Steelers’ Mitchell taking cautious approach about dealing with injuries
  4. Strip District, Shadyside startups headed to White House
  5. Obama’s Clean Power plan doesn’t change much; opponents remain firm
  6. Big-game hunting means navigating Third World country political systems
  7. Technology helps VA Pittsburgh expand ability to serve veterans
  8. Doctors to be given star ratings on UPMC site
  9. Inside the Steelers: Wide array of receiving options shine
  10. WVU to intensify workload amid shorter training camp
  11. Steelers notebook: No decision on surgery for rookie CB Golson