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By: WPXI.com News Staff
Updated: February 12, 2020 - 12:29 PM
GREENSBURG, Pa. — The man convicted of killing New Kensington police Officer Brian Shaw was officially sentenced to death Wednesday.
Rahmael Holt was found guilty in November and the jury unanimously decided to sentence him to death. The official sentence was handed down by a judge.The judge said she doesn’t understand how Holt got to this point. She said aside from having an absent father, Holt grew up in a loving home before starting down a criminal path at 16 years old when he was caught with a gun. When talking about Shaw, the judge said being a police officer was his dream -- something Holt took away from him after only six months on the job.
Holt is being taken to the State Correctional Institution at Rockview. That is where the judge has ordered his death by lethal injection.