Lehigh Valley

Man who purchased ammo in Todd West killing spree takes plea deal

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Robert Jourdain, the Easton man who admitted to buying ammunition that Todd West used to kill three men in a July 2015 killing spree, pleaded guilty today in Lehigh County court to third-degree murder and criminal conspiracy.

Jourdain’s sentencing is set for March 27th before Judge James T. Anthony.

Third-degree murder can come with a sentence of 40 years in prison, although the plea deal could result in less time served. 

According to the Lehigh County District Attorney’s office authorities and family members of the victims agreed to accept the plea deal.

In October 2016, West, of Elizabeth, N.J., pleaded guilty to killing Kory Ketrow on Lehigh Street in Easton Francine Ramos and Trevor Gray at Sixth and Greenleaf streets in Allentown.

He was sentenced to three consecutive life terms for the crime.

West also faces four counts of murder in New Jersey that happened just weeks before the shooting spree in the Lehigh Valley.

Kareem Mitchell, of Newark N.J., who is accused of being the driver during the spree, is currently set to face trial in April.


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