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Northview Heights man sentenced to life in fatal drug robbery

The Tribune-Review
| Tuesday, December 23, 2008 12:00 p.m

A Northview Heights man was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole for shooting another man in what police described as a drug robbery gone bad.

A jury in September convicted Chaiz Brown, 20, of second-degree murder for shooting Carl Ellis, 21, in November 2005 at Fireman Way and Alpine Street in the North Side. Brown was wounded in the shooting, according to court documents.

Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge David R. Cashman sentenced Brown to an additional 10 to 20 years in prison for robbery and carrying a gun without a license.

Cashman imposed the mandatory life sentence after listening to emotional testimony from Ellis’ family. Police said Brown decided to rob Ellis after watching him deal drugs that day.

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