Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Plea Deal in Killing of FBI Agent

The Allegheny County woman accused of killing an FBI agent at her Indiana Township home is expected to plead guilty at this hour in to charges in connection with that shooting. Christina Korbe is appearing before U.S. District Judge Terrence McVerry. It was on November 19, 2008 when FBI Special Agent Samuel Hicks was shot to death. He was part of a law enforcement team conducting a raid on the home to arrest Korbe's husband on drug trafficking charges. Christina Korbe claimed she fired the gun in self defense thinking it was a home invasion. Family members claim she's accepting the plea deal because she would not have gotten a fair trial.
Federal prosecutors had said they would not seek the death penalty.

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