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Murder plea in road rage shooting death

WEST CHESTER (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the shooting death of a recent high school graduate during what police say was a road rage confrontation last year in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Twenty-nine-year-old David Desper entered the plea Wednesday in Chester County in the death of 18-year-old Bianca Roberson.

Police say the two jockeyed for space in the merger of a highway lane in West Goshen Township in June 2017 before Desper shot Roberson in the head, and her car veered off into a ditch and hit a tree. Desper turned himself in four days later.

The plea came a week before criminal proceedings were scheduled to begin. Desper was originally charged with first- and third-degree murder, criminal homicide, possession of an instrument of crime and reckless endangerment

Man accused of threats suspected in break-in

HAZLETON (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of having threatened President Donald Trump and other officials is believed to have broken into a northeastern Pennsylvania business, stealing food, money and a shotgun.

But officials also believe 27-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo also made a post to his Facebook page, again making accusations of a conspiracy against him.

State troopers responded Wednesday to Skitco Iron Works in Hazle Township. U.S. Deputy Marshal Robert Clark, who has been leading the search for Christy, confirmed that they believe the post was made from the business.

The post, which has been removed, also mentions recent sightings of the Maple Shade, New Jersey, resident in Pennsylvania, where he’s also wanted on arrest warrants for burglary, probation violation, and failure to appear for an aggravated assault case.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press.