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Guard gets life in partner's slaying, armored car heist

Guard gets life in partner's slaying, armored car heist
In this photo taken Feb. 28, 2012, Pittsburgh Police investigate a Garda armored truck where a man was found dead. (AP Photo/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rebecca Droke)
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PITTSBURGH (AP) - A former Pennsylvania armored car guard has been sentenced to life in prison plus 10 to 20 years for killing his partner so he could steal $2.3 million from their truck.

Twenty-four-year-old Kenneth Konias Jr., of Dravosburg, was sentenced Tuesday.

A county judge in Pittsburgh convicted Konias in November of first-degree murder, robbery and theft.

He found that Konias killed fellow Garda Cash Logistics guard Michael Haines on Feb. 28, 2012, and stole the money they had collected from businesses earlier that day, most of it from Pittsburgh's Rivers Casino.

Haines' body was found inside the idling truck under a bridge.

Two months later, Konias was arrested in Pompano Beach, Fla., after a prostitute tipped off police. Federal authorities recovered about $1.3 million of the stolen money.
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