Ex-Carnegie Mellon historian pleads in police shooting caseHistorians in the News
tags: crime, historians, Carnegie Mellon University
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former university professor facing a possible third trial for shooting at two western Pennsylvania police officers more than a decade ago has pleaded guilty to attempted homicide.
Seventy-year-old Edward Constant II was sentenced Monday in Allegheny County Court to 11 to 25 years in prison. Because he has already served 11 years in prison, he will be eligible for parole immediately.
Authorities said the former Carnegie Mellon University history professor shot a Mount Lebanon patrolman in his bulletproof vest and fired at another officer during a drunken domestic dispute with his wife in May 2002. His first two convictions were overturned....
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