Man Convicted in Gun Crime Connected to Phila. Cop's Murder
A Philadelphia man has been convicted on federal gun-trafficking charges. One of the weapons ultimately was used to kill a city police officer.
A jury found 33-year-old Stephen Lashley guilty of illegally transporting firearms and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He had purchased two weapons in South Carolina and brought them back to Philadelphia.
One of the guns was used to kill police sergeant Patrick McDonald (above), who was slain in September 2008 in North Philadelphia.
But the jury did not know the gun was used in the killing until after the verdict, when Judge Michael Baylson addressed them:
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