Pennsylvania man gets prison in Craigslist car ad killing

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for killing the owner of an auto detailing business who was selling his car on Craigslist.

Police said 29-year-old Reading resident Tyrell Young traveled to an Allentown shop in April 2014 to view the car being sold by 41-year-old Eric Ervin, of Coopersburg.

Ervin was later found dead of a gunshot wound in a trailer that housed his business.

Ervin’s girlfriend told police he had been talking to a man about selling his 2003 silver BMW 745i, and police traced a cellphone that had called Ervin’s.

Young was sentenced Wednesday in Lehigh County after pleading guilty to third-degree murder, receiving stolen property and a weapons violation. He faces nine more years in prison for a parole violation.

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