Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Guilty Plea in Killing of FBI Special Agent

Under an agreement with federal prosecutors, 42 year old Christina Korbe has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and a firearms charge in connection with the fatal shooting of FBI Special Agent Samuel Hicks November 19, 2008. Hicks and other law enforcement officers came to Korbe's Indiana Township, Allegheny County home to serve an arrest warrant on her husband, Robert Korbe, for drug trafficking charges.
Christina Korbe fired a single shot, killing Hicks. She claimed she thought it was a home invasion and that she fired in self defense. Korbe was to read a letter to the Hicks family saying that she was "deeply, deeply sorry" and asking forgiveness.
But the letter also blames the "unnecessary tactics of the FBI" and accused the agency of fabricating evidence and said the chances of getting a fair trial were "almost impossible."
She is to be sentenced this morning.

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