Homicide Victims’ Families Pleased With Guilty Verdict

WASHINGTON (KDKA) – A man accused of killing two people in Washington County was found guilty on all counts Tuesday night.

Terrence Graham, 35, of Bentleyville, was charged in the deaths of 25-year-old Lynna Flippen and 31-year-old Ernest Yarbough.

“We’re pleased with the verdict,” Assistant Washington County District Attorney Mike Lucas said. “We think it’s the appropriate verdict. It was a fair, just and right verdict.”

An elderly man found an abandoned car with both bodies inside near his home in Fallowfield Township in May of 2010.

According to police, Yarbough was with Flippen when Graham confronted them. DNA and blood splatter experts testified there was a bloody trail inside Flippen’s house, indicating both victims experienced violent deaths.

“That was my baby girl,” Flippen’s mother said. “That was my baby. That was the only one I had left – my daughter. He took her life and he took Ernest’s life.”

“Justice was served,” she added.

Graham was found guilty on two counts of criminal homicide, tampering with physical evidence and related drug charges.

He faces the possibility of life in prison. Graham will be sentenced in July.


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  • JustSaying

    What are they deliberating? Sharp needle or dull needle? Not that Pennsylvania would REALLY execute someone. We just stick them in prison while they file appeal after appeal, dragging their cases out for years. What a great use of our tax dollars spent on food, housing, clothing, medical, dental, vision, etc. They have a better health plan than most workers do! Well, that is except public sector workers.

    • Peggy

      The conviction won’t bring those two kids back. When Sen. Brewster was the mayor of McKeesport he with the help of his friends dragged out the cases of the Crawford Village rent fraud victims and suppressed a lot of evidence to keep their cases from being heard in Pittsburgh. In my opinion what Sen. Brewster did was wrong but nothing will ever happen to him because the victims are poor like him, but he has the law in his pocket.

  • Some people

    Hey JustSaying and Peggy, way to use the tragic story of two people being brutally murdered to express your opinions on the state’s criminal justice system and the former mayor of McKeesport.

    Lynna was a dear friend, and a loving mother and she will truly be missed.

    • Peggy

      If you were such a dear friend why werent you there when Ms. Flippen needed you. In my opinion our justice system hurts the wrong people so that others like Graham and Sen. Brewster can stay out on the street instead of in jail or prison where they belong..

      • Oh NO


  • scott wiehagen

    Peggy you are in very poor taste !!!

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