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Hill District Felon Sentenced in Gun Case

August 15, 2014

PITTSBURGH – On Aug. 14, 2014, a Pittsburgh resident was sentenced in federal court to 36 months imprisonment followed by three years supervised release on his conviction of a federal firearms violation, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Terrence F. McVerry imposed the sentence on Kedrin Lee Turner a/k/a Hoody, 39, of Pittsburgh, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, Turner dropped his shoes and a loaded 9mm Glock pistol as he fled from police on June 24, 2010. Federal law prohibits convicted felons such as Turner from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge McVerry made several legal decisions which resulted in Turner’s guideline range being 33-41 months. The Court then sentenced Turner to 36 months of incarceration and an additional three years of supervision.

Assistant United States Attorneys Ross E. Lenhardt and Barbara K. Doolittle prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Turner.

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