PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- The parents of the armored car guard who is accused in the death of his partner and stealing more than $2 million are pleading for their son to surrender.
Flanked by the suspect's father and mother, Kenneth and Renee Konias, the lawyer representing the parents of Ken Konias Jr. read from a brief, prepared statement during a news conference Wednesday evening, making a direct appeal to the 22-year-old Dravosburg man.
"Your parents have been through enough, everyone involved has suffered greatly," said Charles LoPresti, the family's attorney. "The time to come home is now."
Konias is facing charges in connection with the shooting death of his armored truck partner back on Feb. 28 and the subsequent $2.3 million truck robbery.
"Too much time has passed now," said LoPresti. "You must do the right thing for your sake, for your family's sake and for the sake of all of the people that you know."
Investigators have emphasized that the suspect has an especially close relationship with his mother.
She spoke only 10 words during Wednesday's news conference, reiterating what their lawyer said about their desire to see Konias give himself up.
"Ken, we want you to come home," said Renee Konias. "Please contact me."
Also present at the news conference were several members of a special task force that was set up in hopes of tracking down Konias.
"Hopefully, Ken will see this or someone that knows Ken will see this," Det. Peg Sherwood, of the Pittsburgh Police. "So, we think seeing his mom on the TV, we hope that it will make him realize that, you know, his parents are suffering."
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