Trial of armored car guard begins
November 07, 2013 10:29 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jury selection has begun for the trial of a former armored car guard charged with killing his work partner and stealing $2.3 million in a Pittsburgh heist last year.

Attorneys agreed before Wednesday’s jury selection began that opening statements will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the trial of Kenneth Konias Jr., 24.

The Dravosburg man was arrested in Florida about two months after the Feb. 28, 2012, heist.

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. contends Konias fatally shot partner Michael Haines before stealing money from their Garda Cash Logistics vehicle.

Konias has pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal homicide, theft and robbery and has suggested at pretrial hearings that he shot Haines in self-defense, which prosecutors find implausible.

 

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