Court records obtained by PennLive Friday suggest one possible explanation for why Kevin Sturgis, who was shot and killed Thursday in a desperate gun battle with police, acted so rashly. After a lifetime of relatively short stints in jail, the 31-year-old charged with killing Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher Hill moments before, might have known he was facing significantly harder prison time than he'd ever served before. The document, by itself, can't be conclusive.
It was not lost on anyone at the scene of Thursday morning's tragedy in Harrisburg that the yellow police tape was up at almost precisely the same spots as during another deadly, police-involved shooting the week before Christmas. That kind of repeated off-the-charts violence has left residents of this section of Allison Hill unnerved, to be sure. "Cop got shot. Cop dead," said a worker at the nearby Hilltop Restaurant on 17th Street who only gave his first name, John, to a reporter.
Members of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court didn't bother concealing their split views over the state's current map of U.S. House districts in the climax of a key redistricting case Wednesday. But loving or hating that map was really beside the point in Wednesday's two-and-a-half hours of argument at the State Capitol.
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Selecting a term
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