By Brad Segall
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — A Philadelphia man today admitted that he illegally bought several weapons for another man — including the gun that was used to murder Plymouth Township police officer Brad Fox last September (see related stories).READ MORE: 'A Game Changer': CDC Recommends Johnson & Johnson's 1-Dose COVID Vaccine, Paving Way For Distribution To Begin
In a Montgomery County courtroom filled with Plymouth police officers, Michael Henry this morning pleaded guilty to all 23 charges against him– including nine felonies — admitting that he bought nine weapons for Andrew Thomas including the Beretta 9mm handgun used to kill Officer Fox.
Henry, 31, now faces a maximum of 84 years behind bars, although the guidelines call for much less.
Montgomery County prosecutor Kevin Steele says he will be asking for a significant sentence.READ MORE: Irv Cross, Former Eagles Star DB And Pioneer Black Analyst, Dies At 81
“The impact that this individual has had on this family, on this community, on law enforcement in general should equate to a very, very lengthy sentence,” Steele tells KYW Newsradio.
Henry admitted he lied on the forms used to buy the guns and then illegally resold those guns to Thomas, who ambushed Fox during a chase following a hit-and-run crash (see related story). Many of the guns have not been recovered.
On his way out of the courtroom today, Henry apologized to the officer’s family. No date has been set for sentencing.MORE NEWS: COVID In Philadelphia: City Easing More Restrictions Monday On Road To Recovery