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Two Women Get Life Sentences for Student's Murder

October 26, 1985|Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — Two women convicted of murdering a Turkish student and wounding a second while on a double date were sentenced to life in prison Friday.

Charmaine Pfender, 19, of Pittsburgh, and Sara Mae Richardson, 21, of nearby Imperial, were sentenced for their first-degree murder convictions in the death of Engin Aydin, 24, of Bozagac, Turkey.

Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge George H. Ross also sentenced the women to consecutive prison terms for convictions on other charges so that they would not be eligible for parole within the usual 15 to 20 years, a court official said.

Pfender's sister, Gloria, said shortly after the women's arrest last August that the two defendants were lesbian lovers who had harassed men and "gone violent" against some of them. The sister's remark was excluded from the trial.

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