Joseph Martin admitted to shooting and killing Ricardo Tobia and his dog in 2018

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man who pleaded guilty to killing his roommate and his roommate’s dog will spend 14 to 28 years in prison.

Joseph Martin (Source: Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety)

Joseph Martin pleaded guilty but mentally ill and will receive medical health care while serving his sentence.

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Ricardo Tobia and his dog Sparky (Source: Facebook)

Martin admitted to shooting and killing Ricardo Tobia and his dog in 2018 at the home they shared in Carrick. Tobia was a voice instructor at Point Park University for 35 years.