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Involuntary manslaughter plea in Pa. man's death

October 18, 2013
Associated Press

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 ( ) 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,



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