HARRISBURG — Attorney General Michelle Henry announced that an Indiana County man has pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree murder, along with robbery and other charges, regarding the 2016 killings of Timothy Gardner and Jaqueline Brink.
Nathaniel Price, 25, entered the plea Monday in Indiana County Court. Judge Thomas M. Bianco accepted the plea and sentenced Price to 65 to 130 years in prison, in accordance with the agreement.
Price and two co-defendants were charged with killing Gardner and his girlfriend, Brink, during a robbery at Gardner’s home.
“In an attempt to steal money, the defendant callously took the lives of two individuals. First, killing someone he knew, and then proceeding to kill someone who happened to be a witness to the crime,” said Attorney General Henry. “I hope today’s plea brings closure to the family and loved ones of the victims. While we cannot bring back the lives that were lost, the defendant will be held accountable for his crimes.”
Price also pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy to commit robbery, criminal mischief, and recklessly endangering another person.
An investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police found that on October 27, 2016, Price and two other co-defendants traveled to Gardner’s home with the intention of robbing him. At the home, a co-defendant beat Gardner with a metal bar before Price jumped on the victim and took his life. Price then went upstairs and killed Brink, who was a witness to the crime.
This case was prosecuted by Senior Deputy Attorney General Evan Lowry and Deputy Attorney General Heather Serrano. Pennsylvania State Police filed the charges in 2016. The case was referred to the Office of Attorney General from the Indiana County District Attorney’s Office.
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