BEAVER, Pa. (AP) – Jurors in western Pennsylvania who earlier reported a deadlock have convicted a man of first- and second-degree murder and robbery in what prosecutors call a drug deal robbery that claimed two lives.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Rolls Out ‘Strike Team’ To Ease Hospital Crunch
The panel reached a verdict after resuming deliberations Monday in the trial of 19-year-old Lawrence Reddick Jr. in the 2016 deaths of 18-year-old Dane Mathesius and 16-year-old William Booher in Aliquippa.
Jurors reported an 11-to-1 deadlock Friday, saying one juror was “not following the definition of reasonable doubt,” but resumed deliberations after the definition was read to them.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey Makes Good On Bet With Kansas City Mayor
The cases of two defendants have been adjudicated.
Nineteen-year-old Ronald Foster was convicted of third-degree murder and sentenced to 34 to 70 years. Nineteen-year-old Deontae Jones said during testimony that he awaits sentencing on a juvenile court robbery conspiracy plea.MORE NEWS: Pa. Rep Introduces Legislation To Update State Crimes Code Involving Malicious Use Of Apple AirTags
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