The trial may be over for convicted cop killer Richard Poplawski, but both sides are still wrangling over the case. Late yesterday, prosecutors filed a new motion asking the defense to return any physical evidence that they obtained when they reviewed the crime scene. The motion comes on the heels of another one filed by the defense team asking for a new trial.
Less than two weeks after a jury decided that Richard Poplawski should face the death penalty for killing three Pittsburgh police officers, defense attorneys have filed their first appeal in the case.
There are new details about the house in Stanton Heights where three Pittsburgh police officers were shot and killed while responding to a domestic call in April of 2009. The KDKA Investigators have learned that the house is scheduled for sheriff’s sale later this year.
New details have been released about how much the murder trial of Richard Poplawski actually cost.
The Poplawski house on Fairfield Street in Stanton Heights sits vacant and boarded up – a painful reminder of the horrifying shootings that killed three Pittsburgh police officers more than two years ago.
A day after a jury sentenced Richard Poplawski to death, the city’s chief of police and the prosecutor who tried the case are reacting to the verdict.
Trying Richard Poplawski for the murder of three police officers was never going to be a cheap affair and now it’s been revealed how costly it was.
Since the late 1970s, hundreds of death warrants have been signed by Pennsylvania governors, but only three convicted murderers have been executed and none in the last 12 years.
It took a jury just about two hours to decide that convicted cop-killer Richard Poplawski should be sentenced to death. The jury received the case around 4:30 p.m. and the verdict was read shortly after 7 p.m.
It took less than two hours for a jury from Dauphin County to render a verdict in the penalty phase in the trial of convicted cop-killer Richard Poplawski.
After the death penalty verdict was read for Richard Poplawski, more than 100 police officers cheered for the jurors and Judge Jeffrey Manning in the courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse.
The prosecution’s final witness testified late Monday in the penalty phase of the Richard Poplawski murder trial at the Allegheny County Courthouse downtown.
The penalty phase for convicted cop-killer Richard Poplawski will begin Monday morning.
The day after a guilty verdict was handed down in the murder trial of Richard Poplawski, a burning blue candle sits near the statue of St. Michael the Archangel. It’s a memorial to Officers Paul Sciullo II, Eric Kelly and Stephen Mayhle at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bloomfield. Officer Sciullo was a member of the parish.
Attorney Bob Del Greco explains the verdict and what it means for Richard Poplawski.