PA Hit Man Gets Life Behind Bars After Gunning Down 6, Including 2 Tow Truck Drivers

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A 42-year-old Philadelphia man will spend the rest of his life in prison after admitting to his role in murdering six people between 2016 and 2018, and attempting to kill one more, Pennsylvania prosecutors said Wednesday.

Ernest Pressley, 42, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire and four counts of use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire, according to Jacqueline C. Romero, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. “By his own admission, Ernest Pressley is an incredibly dangerous individual with no qualms about accepting money to calculatedly and cold-bloodedly murder anyone,” Romero said in a press release.

Pressley acknowledged to a court that he had killed four of his victims for money, at the direction of an unidentified drug trafficker. He was arrested after fatally shooting the fourth victim, identified only as S.S. in court records, in Sept. 2018. The subsequent inquiry led investigators to link the 42-year-old to the murders of two tow truck drivers and the wounding of a third a year prior.

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