- Associated Press - Thursday, January 5, 2017

WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Two men have been convicted of second-degree murder in the slaying of a western Pennsylvania jitney driver who suffered such grievous shotgun wounds to the face police couldn’t initially identify her.

An Allegheny County judge convicted 23-year-olds Timothy Brock, of Pittsburgh, and William McGraw, of McKeesport, on Thursday following non-jury trial. The murder charge, which pertains to any killing committed during another felony, carries a mandatory life prison term. They’ll be formally sentenced April 5.

Allegheny County homicide detectives say the men conspired to rob the jitney driven by 28-year-old Monica Proviano, of Wilkinsburg, in April 2013.

The men acknowledged robbing Proviano, but argued their sawed-off shotgun accidentally fired.

Prosecutors say the gun’s trigger required too much pressure to fire accidentally but, even if it did, Proviano was killed during a felony robbery.

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