Delco man to learn his fate at sentencing after deadly road rage shooting

Jim Melwert
December 13, 2018 - 4:00 am
David Desper

West Goshen Police Department


CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Delaware County man who shot and killed an 18-year-old in a Chester County road rage incident last summer is scheduled to learn his fate Thursday in West Chester.

Bianca Roberson was on her way home from a shopping trip, getting ready to head off to college, when she got involved in what was described as a “cat and mouse” road rage incident merging on Route 100, above Route 202.

Initially, investigators thought Roberson died in a crash, but the autopsy revealed a gun-shot wound.

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After an intense search, 29-year-old David Desper of Trainer turned himself in.

He pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and a weapons charge when prosecutors agreed to take first-degree murder off the table.

Desper faces a maximum penalty of about 20 to 40 years in state prison.