Under new law named for slain cop, Chester woman gets jail term in gun purchase for felon

    A Philadelphia-area woman has been sentenced to nearly six to 12 years in jail in the first use of a new law aimed at cracking down on people who illegally buy guns for others.


    Twenty-two-year-old Staci Dawson of Chester was sentenced Wednesday in Delaware County Court for buying two guns for her boyfriend, a felon later slain.

    Prosecutors said she is the first person to receive a five-year mandatory minimum under the law enacted last year after Brad Fox, a Plymouth Township officer, was shot and killed in the line of duty by a man using a gun bought by someone else.

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    Defense attorney Michael Malloy argued that his client had no criminal record, has a 3-year-old child and is participating in a medical-training program.

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