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January trial set in Pa. armored car heist, death

Friday - 7/20/2012, 6:57am  ET

PITTSBURGH (AP) - An armored car guard charged with killing his partner and fleeing with more than $2 million will stand trial early next year in western Pennsylvania.

The Allegheny County district attorney's office says the case against 22-year-old Kenneth Konias Jr. will be heard starting Jan. 7.

Thursday's announcement comes about two weeks after the district attorney said he would not seek the death penalty in the case.

Authorities say Konias fatally shot his partner, Michael Haines, before stealing $2.3 million from the Garda Cash Logistics vehicle in Pittsburgh in February.

Konias spent about two months on the lam before he was arrested in Florida. At least $1.1 million of the missing cash was recovered there, along with nearly $300,000 in Pennsylvania.

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