David Desper Set for Sentencing in Road Rage Murder of College-Bound Student Bianca Roberson - NBC 10 Philadelphia

David Desper Set for Sentencing in Road Rage Murder of College-Bound Student Bianca Roberson

Bianca Roberson was one week away from starting college when she was shot by David Desper as she drove along a Chester County highway

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    Man Pleads Guilty in Road Rage Murder

    A man pleaded guilty to shooting and killing a teen girl in a fit of road rage. The victim's family has mixed emotions. They spoke with NBC10.

    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018)

    What to Know

    • David Desper admits to gunning down 18-year-old Bianca Roberson during a road rage incident in West Goshen Township.

    • David Desper faces up to 45 years in prison when he is sentenced on Dec. 13.

    • Roberson, of West Chester, died on June 28, 2017 while out on a shopping trip one week before leaving for her freshman year of college.

    A sentencing date has been set for a Delaware County, Pennsylvania, man who pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the shooting death of a recent high school graduate during a road rage confrontation.

    The Daily Local reports David Desper faces a maximum of 45 years in prison during his sentencing scheduled for Dec. 13.

    Police say Desper and 18-year-old Bianca Roberson jockeyed for space in the merger of a highway lane in West Goshen Township before Desper pulled out a gun and shot Roberson in the head in 2017.

    Desper turned himself in four days later.

    His plea came a week before his trial was set to begin. He was originally charged with first-degree murder, criminal homicide, possession of an instrument of crime and reckless endangerment.

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