JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other charges in the death of a man that authorities said occurred as the defendant was robbing the victim.
The (Johnstown) Tribune-Democrat (http://bit.ly/19QDbQr ) says Thursday's plea agreement in Cambria County Court involving 20-year-old Keenan Snyder of Johnstown also includes charges of robbery and unrelated traffic offenses.
Snyder was charged in a November 2011 break-in targeting Robert Kuharcik (Koo-HAR'-chik), who authorities said died of a heart attack in the process.
District Attorney?Kelly Callihan said the victim's health problems made it difficult to pursue a conviction on more severe charges.
The judge rejected a defense request to allow Snyder to remain free pending sentencing to spend time with his family, saying his actions robbed others of a loved one.
Information from: The Tribune-Democrat, http://www.tribune-democrat.com