Bucks Co. man sentenced in standoff death of neighbor

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - January 18, 2014

50-year-old Andrew Cairns, of Warminster, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Friday before a county judge in Doylestown.

Prosecutors charged Cairns with first-degree murder for his role in the Feb. 19 shootout with police that left Marie Zienkewicz dead in the crossfire.

Investigators say Cairns traded shots with police after a dispute with his girlfriend and barricaded himself in his apartment for several hours before surrendering.

Zienkewicz, who lived in the apartment below, was struck by a police bullet and later found dead.

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