Man found guilty in death of 10-year New Castle girl
Steven Procopio, 21, has been found guilty in the killing of 10-year-old Amariah Emry.
Procopio and accomplice Anthony Cooper, 21 went to the West North St. and Robinson in New Castle home of Lawrence Cannon and 31-year-old Nichole Pumphrey in October of 2018 to supposedly rob the victims, and after a fight occurred, Cooper allegedly shot and killed Cannon and Pumphrey and Procopio allegedly shot and killed Henry.
Cooper pleaded guilty to killing Pumphrey and Cannon, but did not plead guilty to killing 10-year-old Emry.
A third suspect, Jody Hammer, was also arrested on charges relating to the murder, but all charges were dropped against her.
During the trial an interview between a detective and Procopio was played, where he admitted to being at the home when the death occurred but denied that he shot her.
According to New Castle Police, Procopio knew Pumphrey and her children, and used to babysit them.
Procopio will be sentenced to criminal homicide on December 9 by Judge Dominick Motto.