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Jury reaches verdict for man in sheriff's deputy's shooting death

Jury reaches verdict for man in sheriff's deputy's shooting

EASTON, Pa. - A jury has reached its verdict for a man charged in connection with the shooting death of a Berks County sheriff's deputy.

The Northampton County jury found Jared Engelman guilty of conspiracy to commit persons not to possess firearms.

Engelman, 28, bought a rifle that was later transferred to Matthew Connor, the man who shot and killed Deputy Kyle Pagerly in Albany Twp., Berks Co., on June 29, 2011, officials said.

Connor, who could not legally own or possess a firearm, was also shot and killed.

Sentencing for Engelman, who was found not guilty of a sale or transfer of a firearm charge, has not yet been set.

Matthew Connor's father, Maurice Connor, pleaded no contest to a weapons charge on Wednesday. He will be sentenced in May.

A third person, Sandra Keim, is serving three years probation on charges of illegal sale or transfer of firearms.


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