• Jury finds Sharpsburg man guilty of killing aunt's fiancé

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    PITTSBURGH - A jury Thursday found a western Pennsylvania man accused in the shooting death of his aunt’s fiancé guilty on all counts, including first-degree murder.

    Michael Lapaglia, 23, of Sharpsburg, was charged in Allegheny County with criminal homicide, burglary and robbery in the July 21, 2014, shooting death of John Parkes Jr., 59.


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    On Wednesday, prosecutors showed surveillance video of Lapaglia allegedly pawning items he stole from Parkes’ home. 

    Lapaglia had claimed that there was a struggle before the shooting and had said he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder since his return from active military duty in Afghanistan.

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