Allentown
61° F
Clear
Clear

Man to spend life in prison for murder in Shoemakersville

By Kevin Fitzsimmons, Web Producer
Published On: Jan 22 2013 06:00:00 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 23 2013 06:49:06 PM CST

A man convicted of taking part in a deadly stabbing in Shoemakersville will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

READING, Pa. -

A man convicted of taking part in a deadly stabbing in Shoemakersville will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Mark Ellis was sentenced Wednesday afternoon. He was convicted Tuesday night of 2nd degree murder and robbery. He was found not guilty of 1st and 3rd degree murder.

Ellis and two other men, police said, robbed and killed Stephen Leibensperger, 49, in Shoemakersville in Dec. 2011.

Ellis is expected to appeal.