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Sheriff's Sale Of Poplawski House Postponed

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Richard Poplawski's home in Stanton Heights was scheduled to be put up for sheriff's sale on Tuesday, but the auction has been rescheduled.

It's owned by his mother, Margaret, who reportedly owes back taxes on the property.

In the past, she has blamed the city for the house losing its value.

While she was blaming the city for loss of value, she was allegedly avoiding people wanting to serve her with papers.

On Tuesday, officials finally caught up with her.

Margaret Poplawski was at the Allegheny County Courthouse Tuesday for a hearing for her son.

In June, Richard Poplawski was convicted of killing three Pittsburgh Police officers in 2009.

The home at 1016 Fairfield Street was up for sheriff's sale because of owed back taxes.

Officials said she was served at the hearing because they had not been able to find her over the past few months.

The county is listing the auction price at $59,600

Initially, the county was going to hold an auction on the property immediately after she was served.

However, it has since been rescheduled for the first week of October unless an arrangement can be reached between Margaret and the court.


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