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Robber pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter
By: The Associated Press
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. --
A Johnstown pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other charges in the death of a man that authorities said occurred as the defendant was robbing the victim.
The Tribune-Democrat reported Thursday's plea agreement in Cambria County Court involving 20-year-old Keenan Snyder also includes charges of robbery and unrelated traffic offenses.
Snyder was charged in a November 2011 break-in targeting Robert Kuharcik, who authorities said died of a heart attack in the process.
Cambria County District Attorney Kelly Callihan said the victim's health problems made it difficult to pursue a conviction on more severe charges.
The judge rejected a defense request to allow Snyder to remain free pending sentencing to spend time with his family, saying his actions robbed others of a loved one.