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Man pleads guilty to murdering 90-year-old man near Pittsburgh cemetery

PITTSBURGH — A man pleaded guilty Thursday to shooting and killing a 90-year-old man near a cemetery in Pittsburgh’s Greenfield neighborhood in December 2019.

Police said Anthony Miller, 29, shot Samuel Rende in the head near Calvary Cemetery. Rende died at a hospital.

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According to a criminal complaint, Miller admitted to shooting Rende with a stolen .40 caliber pistol. He then allegedly took the victim’s ring and wristwatch.

Miller’s family said he has a mental illness and wasn’t on medication at the time he killed Rende, who was mentoring Miller and helping him get back on his feet.

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Miller pleaded guilty Thursday to third-degree murder, robbery, receiving stolen property, carrying a firearm without a license and theft by unlawful taking.

No agreement on sentencing was made. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Feb. 2, 2022.