Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The Allegheny County District Attorney says he file the paperwork to support the death penalty against Richard Poplawski. The 22-year-old Pittsburgher is charged with killing three Pittsburgh police officer who were responding to a domestic dispute call April 4th. Through a spokesperson, DA Stephen Zappala says he expects to file the paperwork next week. He has until June 1st to make the official request. The court appointed lawyer for Poplawski says the announcment may violate the gag order placed on everyone involved in the case. Judge Jeffrey Manning issued that order at the request of defense attorney Lisa Middleman.