2012-05-03 / Family

Pa. Landlord Pleads To Tenant Murder Over $50 Debt

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania landlord will spend 7 1/2 to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to fatally shooting his tenant over a $50 debt.

Thirty-eight-year-old Kevin Boyer, of New Castle, pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the Aug. 24 shooting of 32-year-old Jason Pegg.

Prosecutors say Boyer, the landlord, lived in one apartment while Pegg, his tenant, lived in another at the same address.

Boyer acknowledged arguing with Pegg about the money before shooting him through a screen door with a .38-caliber handgun. Boyer told police he walked over and shot Pegg a second time in the confrontation about 8 p.m.

The New Castle News reports Thursday that Boyer will also spend five years on probation and must pay $2,970 to cover Pegg's funeral.

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