Imperial woman convicted after giving guns to son before fatal North Fayette shooting

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An Imperial woman was found guilty this morning of giving her son the guns he used to kill a man at a North Fayette bar.

Gloria Mazzocco, 61, was found guilty of two counts of illegal transfer of a firearm in a non-jury trial before Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Anthony M. Mariani.

The judge found Ms. Mazzocco not guilty of conspiracy.

She will be sentenced on the third-degree felony charges on March 27 and remains free on bond until then.

Allegheny County deputy district attorney Dan Fitzsimmons said Ms. Mazzocco told police she gave her son, David Mazzocco, the guns -- a Lavender Lady, Smith & Wesson .38 Special and a .45-caliber handgun, on March 10.

David Mazzocco went to the Fort Pitt Inn and shot three people early in the morning of March 11. 

James Adams, 29, was killed. Two others were injured.

David Mazzocco was found guilty of first-degree murder in a jury trial last month and faces a mandatory prison term of life without parole when he is sentenced in February.

He told police in a statement after the crime that he asked his mother for the guns because he wanted to show them to his friends.

David Mazzocco was forbidden from possessing firearms following an involuntary mental health commitment in 2006.


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