Man Kills His Crack Dealer With Baseball Bat: Judge

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014  |  Updated 5:19 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Man Kills His Crack Dealer With Baseball Bat: Judge

Getty Images

advertisement

A judge has determined that a northwestern Pennsylvania man was guilty of first-degree murder when he fatally beat his crack cocaine supplier with a baseball bat.

Related Stories

Forty-nine-year-old Robert E. Quick had acknowledged killing 35-year-old Aderian Page Sr. on Feb. 22, but had argued he didn't mean to kill the man and was only trying to render Page unconscious during a disagreement.
 
The Erie Times-News reports Erie County Judge John Garhart heard testimony to determine whether Quick would be convicted of a first-degree -- or premeditated -- murder, or third-degree, a reckless killing with malice.
 
Garhart's questions during the mini-trial focused on the repeated blow to Page's head, while other parts of Page's body were struck only once.
 
The judge returned the verdict Tuesday and will formally impose the mandatory life sentence in March.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
FlyeredUp: Win 2 Tickets to Flyers Playoff Game
Win two tickets to the first... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out