TribLIVE

| News


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

Korbe's efforts in prison are 'not exceptional,' U.S. Attorney's Office says

Email Newsletters

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

Daily Photo Galleries

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, 3:30 p.m.
 

An Indiana Township woman's motion for early release from the prison term she's serving for killing a federal agent is “plainly frivolous,” the U.S. Attorney's Office said Friday.

Christina Korbe, 44, who is representing herself, filed a motion Sept. 20 claiming that her “exceptional” efforts to rehabilitate herself warrant a reduction in the 15 years and 10 months she's serving for the Nov. 19, 2008, killing of FBI Special Agent Samuel Hicks.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Troy Rivetti said in the government's response that Korbe doesn't meet any of the four criteria, such as advanced age, for consideration for early release and that her achievements are routine. Taking some courses, finishing a drug-abuse counseling program and finishing the Bureau of Prison's walk/run program should not shave any time off her sentence, he said.

“While these accomplishments are to be encouraged, they are not exceptional,” he said.

When Korbe pleaded guilty in January 2011 to killing Hicks, she agreed to her sentence and that plea agreement bars her from seeking a sentence reduction, Rivetti said.

His response asks U.S. District Judge Terrence McVerry to declare that Korbe's motion is frivolous and deny it.

Brian Bowling is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-325-4301 or bbowling@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Manor students thank first responders with free oil changes
  2. Steelers’ fourth-round pick Grant relies on smarts to get job done
  3. 4 vie for 2 Connellsville City Council seats
  4. So Many Questions: HGTV’s Lisa Johnson Mandell says real-estate markets in celebrity-studded areas get interesting
  5. Pirates’ offense still stuck in a rut during setback to Reds at PNC
  6. Rossi: Not too early to go with Kang
  7. Ligonier Township police officer killed in wrong-way crash; K-9 injured
  8. A&E notebook: River City Brass concerts to feature Fairey Band musician
  9. Veteran detective dies of suspected ‘cardiac event’ during drug investigation in Fayette County
  10. Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Greensburg Salem’s Lawson Monta, Hempfield’s Taylor Hoffman
  11. District judge opening attracts 9 candidates