Man gets 5 to 10 years in theft of gun used to kill trooper

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 23, 2017 7:37 AM

State Police Trooper Landon Weaver. (Photo courtesy of the State Police)

(Huntingdon, Pa) --  A man accused of supplying the stolen weapon another man used to shoot and kill a Pennsylvania state trooper has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison.

Twenty-eight-year-old Bradley McMullen pleaded guilty to a felony gun theft charge in April and was sentenced Friday in Huntingdon County.

Investigators said McMullen stole a .32 caliber pistol from his father and traded it for drugs to Jason Robison, who killed 23-year-old rookie trooper Landon Weaver when the trooper went to his home December 30th to arrest him for defying a protective order.

Police said they later cornered and killed Robison when he refused to drop the pistol.

McMullen's attorney sought a one- to two-year sentence, but the judge imposed a stiffer term than was recommended in a presentence investigation.

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