- Associated Press - Sunday, May 28, 2017

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia man has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole plus 15 to 30 years in the shooting death of a friend.

The (Doylestown) Intelligencer (https://bit.ly/2s4fnuI ) reports that a Bucks County judge imposed the term last week on 38-year-old Nicholas Kovatto of West Rockhill.

Kovatto was convicted in March of first-degree murder in the November 2015 slaying of 32-year-old Eric Kramer, who was shot in the head outside a Richland Township home. He was also convicted of drug and firearms counts.

Prosecutors said Kovatto stood over Kramer as he fired five times and then drank a beer just feet away from the body as he waited for police.

During sentencing, President Judge Jeffrey L. Finley called the slaying “cold” and “remorseless.”

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Information from: The Intelligencer, https://www.theintell.com


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