Teen gets jail in fatal hotel robbery attempt

October 29, 2009 4:24:39 AM PDT
A teenager has been sentenced to eight to 16 years in the attempted robbery of a suburban Philadelphia hotel last year that resulted in another suspect being shot to death by police.

Sixteen-year-old Calvin Haines Jr. of Coatesville pleaded guilty Wednesday in the August 2008 robbery of the Microtel Inn & Suites in West Chester. Authorities said two suspects tied up and beat a night clerk at the hotel and then broke through a window into the outside parking lot to flee arriving police.

Authorities said the other suspect, 24-year-old Dashan White of Coatesville, fired at police and officers returned fire, killing him.

As part of a plea agreement, Haines also pleaded guilty to an earlier break-in at a high school. Haines' attorney, Assistant Public Defender Susanna DeWese, said her client was sorry for the trauma he had caused police.


Information from: Daily Local News, http://www.dailylocal.com