Summary of Offense:
John Lesko and Michael Travaglia went on a crime binge near Pittsburgh that came to be called the "kill for thrills" spree. Between December 29, 1979, and January 3, 1980, they took the lives of a church organist, an unemployed security guard, a seamstress and a rookie police officer. John Lesko was sentenced to death in Westmoreland County on May 17, 1995 for the 1980 killing of Leonard Miller, a rookie police officer from Apollo, Armstrong County. Lesko pled guilty in the drowning of William Nicholls, 34, of Mount Lebanon.
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