Man sentenced in murder of Philadelphia guidance counselor

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

A Philadelphia man charged with a 2008 murder in Delaware County will spend the rest of his life in prison.

A judge sentenced Eddie Tate Tuesday for the murder of Veno Leigertwood.

Officers say the 31-year-old was gunned down outside his Yeadon home in September 2008.

Tate reportedly told FBI agents, he was the driver for two other men, who went looking for a man to rob that day.

Liegertwood worked for the state's "Gear Up" program, which helps students with academics and college enrollment; he was also a real estate investor.

Leigertwood left behind his wife, Raven, and a young daughter.

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