Death Penalty Avoided in Coatesville Crack House Murder

In the matter of Commonwealth vs. Sabin Suber, a Chester County jury found Suber not guilty of First Degree Murder, thus preventing the imposition of the Death Penalty. The Commonwealth alleged that Mr. Suber and his co-defendant waited in a crack house for a local drug dealer to bring crack cocaine and then robbed him at gun point. During the course of the armed robbery, Suber’s co-defendant repeatedly beat the victim and shot him once, severing an artery which then led to the victims death. Mr. Hoey established that the Commonwealth witnesses who implicated Suber were actually involved in planning the murder/robbery themselves. As a result of the acquittal of the First Degree Murder Count, the Death Penalty was avoided. Commonwealth vs. Sabin Suber: Chester County Court of Common Pleas