Man pleads guilty in 2017 fatal attack on Pittsburgh taxi driver – WPXI

PITTSBURGH — A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a fatal 2017 attack on a taxi driver in the Beltzhoover neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

King Edwards pleaded guilty to third degree murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.

He was sentenced to a total of 19 to 38 years in prison, followed by 5 years probation.

Edwards and three other men – Daniel Russell, Christen Glenn and Hosea Moore – have been charged in the attack.

In 2019, a jury found Russell guilty second degree murder, robbery and conspiracy. The second degree murder conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole.

According to a criminal complaint, the four men and another person were at Edwards’ home on Curtain Street when they decided to rob a pizza delivery man. When they realized the pizzeria was closed, the men called a zTrip taxi, according to the complaint.

Police say Edwards and three other men planned to rob a pizza delivery driver that night, but instead changed their minds and decided to rob Mohammed.

They told Ramadhan Mohamed to pick them up on Climax Street. According to the complaint, they then beat him, leaving him with the car there.

Police said the men later returned, moved Mohamed’s body to a yard and moved his car three blocks away.

Family members said Mohamed had a 2-year-old son and his wife was eight months pregnant at the time.

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