Man will get as much as 30 years in jail for capturing and killing 3-year-old lady – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A man who said he slept with a shotgun and found a three-year-old girl dead when he woke up will spend up to 30 years in prison.

CONTINUE READING: Marlin Woods says the city needs a moderate voice and is running for independent mayor for mayor

Allegheny District Prosecutors said a judge has sentenced Marlin Pritchard to 14 to 30 years in prison for the shooting of a young child. Pritchard pleaded guilty in March.

CONTINUE READING: Historians say that preserving Juneteenth’s history is important for both the past and the present

(Photo credit: Allegheny County Jail)

Chassity Clancy was found dead in a house on E. Warrington Avenue in Beltzhoover last February. She had a gunshot wound on her neck while lying in bed.

Pritchard told authorities that he slept next to Chassity and had a shotgun under his pillow pointing in their direction. The gun went off, hit the girl in the middle of the night and eventually killed her.

MORE NEWS: Agreement concluded to create affordable housing for East Liberty

(Photo credit: family)

Authorities say Pritchard told investigators he slept with the gun because of other people’s threats. Investigators say he shouldn’t have a gun because he was convicted on a crime charge in the past.

Comments are closed.