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Pittsburgh man gets life terms for slaying of Beaver County couple

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Thursday, July 17, 2014, 2:33 p.m.
 

A Beaver County judge on Thursday sentenced a Pittsburgh man to two consecutive life terms for the slaying of a Beaver Falls couple in 2008.

A jury last month convicted Devon O. Shealey, 27, of the North Side, of second-degree murder, burglary and related offenses for the shooting deaths of Richard and Demetria Harper.

Beaver County Senior Judge John P. Dohanich also sentenced Shealey to between 17 and 34 years in prison for the other charges, including conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping, robbery and false imprisonment.

Beaver Falls police said Shealey and Robert Burgess killed the Harpers over a drug deal gone bad.

Burgess, 37, of Fineview is scheduled to stand trial on the same charges in October.

 

 

 
 


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