NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Philadelphia man who pleaded guilty to making an illegal "straw purchase" of a gun later used by another man to kill a suburban police officer has lost his bid for a reduced sentence.
The Times Herald (http://bitly.com/1g4bSe8 ) said a Montgomery County judge on Tuesday denied Michael Henry's request. The judge didn't elaborate on the decision and will have to put his reasons in writing only if Henry appeals.
Henry was sentenced in August to 20 to 66 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges including the illegal sale or transfer of nine firearms.
Prosecutors said one of those weapons was used to kill Plymouth Township police Officer Bradley Fox in 2012.
The gunman killed himself as police pursued him. He was a felon and couldn't buy guns himself.
Information from: The Times Herald, http://www.timesherald.com/