PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A man facing jury selection in the death penalty trial involving the shooting death of a Penn Hills Police officer was rushed to the hospital Tuesday morning.

According to KDKA-TV’s Harold Hayes, Ronald Robinson was found unresponsive in his cell at 4:30 a.m. and rushed to UPMC Mercy Hospital. According to sources, he is in “very bad condition.”

It is also unclear why he was taken to the hospital at this time.

Robinson is accused of shooting and killing Officer Micheal Crawshaw in December of 2009. He has been in jail since his arrest.

Officer Crawshaw was shot in his patrol car while responding to a call at a house on Johnston Road in Penn Hills.

Just last month, Robinson’s trial was delayed when a key witness for the prosecution disappeared. Once U.S. Marshals found the witness, the presiding judge ordered him held in custody till trial.

Robinson is also accused in the death of Danyal Morton at the home that Officer Crawshaw was responding to.

The shooting at the home was allegedly over a $500 drug debt.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys are scheduled to meet with the judge in morning.


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