Nephew pleads guilty in uncle's slaying

September 25, 2009 2:33:18 PM PDT
A nephew of a businessman slain during a home-invasion robbery in suburban Philadelphia has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and other charges. Montgomery County prosecutors say 25-year-old Angelo Shin, of North Wales, set things in motion by telling several Philadelphia men about large amounts of cash that 58-year-old Robert Chae kept in his home. Prosecutors say Shin expected to be paid $2,000 for his role.

Chae and his wife were preparing to leave for work when they were ambushed in their driveway Jan. 9. Chae was bound with duct tape, and prosecutors say he suffocated.

In addition to third-degree murder, Shin pleaded guilty Friday to burglary, robbery, and related offenses.

Defense lawyer David Mischak says no promises have been made about his client's sentence, but he trusts the court to be fair. Several others are awaiting trial.

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