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Clarksburg woman sentenced to prison for robbery

| Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, 6:09 p.m.

An Indiana County woman was sentenced Tuesday to serve three to 10 years in prison for her role in a botched drug robbery attempt that left two men dead at an apartment in Indiana on May 10.

Catherine Hullenbaugh, 21, of Clarksburg, was among three people charged in connection with the shooting. She was sentenced by Judge William J. Martin after pleading guilty to reduced charges of criminal conspiracy to commit robbery.

She initially was charged with homicide in the deaths of Jamar Watt, 34, of Pittsburgh, and Shawn Richardson, 34, of Wilkinsburg, that police alleged occurred when the men attempted to rob a safe in the apartment of George C. Exum, 22, of Norristown, a former student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Investigators said the two victims went to Exum's apartment to buy marijuana when an argument ended in gunfire, police said. The shooting occurred outside Essex House on Oakland Avenue.

Exum and Consetta Menta, 28, of McKeesport, also were charged with homicide by borough police.

Homicide and aggravated assault charges were withdrawn against Exum, who still faces charges of tampering with physical evidence and manufacturing, delivery or possession with intent to delivery or manufacture drugs.

Both Exum and Menta, who pleaded guilty to robbery, will be sentenced Feb. 10. They remain in the county prison.

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