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Nearly 14 years after a Pittsburgh FBI agent was shot and killed while serving a search warrant at a home in Indiana Township, the woman who killed him is set to be released from a federal detention center in Philadelphia.
Christina Korbe is scheduled to be released on Tuesday.
Korbe had said she thought someone was breaking into her home during the morning of November 2008 when that search warrant was being executed and claimed she fired her gun to protect herself.
Hicks died at the hospital.
Korbe was initially sentenced to 15 years and 10 months behind bars.
Brian O’Hare, the president of the FBI Agents Association sent Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 a statement on Korbe’s release
The following statement on the release of Christina Korbe can be attributed to Brian O’Hare, President of the FBI Agents Association:
“Despite Christina Korbe’s multiple attempts to earn early release from prison, the FBI Agents Association worked to ensure that she was required to serve her full sentence in the interest of justice and to honor the memory of FBI Special Agent Sam Hicks. While Korbe will now rejoin society and go back to her family, we will not forget that because of her actions, the Hicks family must live their lives without their loved one – a husband, father and son.
“It is important that the tragic facts surrounding the killing of Special Agent Hicks are not forgotten. On November 19, 2008, Christina Korbe opened fire on law enforcement officers who were executing a federal arrest warrant associated with a drug distribution ring, killing 33-year-old FBI Special Agent Sam Hicks. Agent Hicks, who had served with the FBI for 18 months and had previously served with the Baltimore (MD) Police Department for two years, was survived by his wife, Brooke, and then-two year old son Noah.
Today, our thoughts are with the Hicks family and all Special Agents who risk their lives to protect our country. The loss of any Special Agent is devastating to families, communities, and our country.”