- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 26, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) -

An attorney representing a woman accused of helping to buy bullets later used to kill a western Pennsylvania man says his client isn’t guilty because she didn’t actually purchase the items.

Twenty-one-year-old Chalsee Hughes of Duquesne is charged with second- and third-degree murder in Westmoreland County in the December 2012 slaying of 36-year-old Chris Fincik.

Prosecutors say the bullets were purchased only three hours before the slaying, which authorities say occurred during a botched robbery.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (https://bit.ly/1m5N4Cu ) reports that defense attorney Tim Andrews said Hughes didn’t know that Fincik was the target of a robbery and didn’t actually buy the bullets, only showed her identification so that others could purchase them.

Hughes‘ boyfriend, 20-year-old Earl Pinkney of Monessen, is scheduled for trial later in the case.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, https://pghtrib.com

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