ALIQUIPPA, Pa. - A Beaver County jury found Lawrence Reddick guilty of first-degree and second-degree murder on Monday
Breaking: Jury foreman teary eyed as she reads guilty verdict in double homicide trial. Lawrence Reddick found guilty of 1st and 2nd degree murder. @WPXI— Amy Marcinkiewicz (@WPXIAmy) April 23, 2018
The jury foreman was teary-eyed as she read the guilty verdicts, and the mothers of the teenage victims both cried and embraced as they heard the decision.
Reddick was found guilty of first-degree murder in the slaying of Dane Matheusius and second-degree murder in William Cade Booher's death.
“Two young boys are dead; there are no winners,” District Attorney David Lozier said. "This was hard. The jury foreman was crying. I really appreciate that they took this seriously."
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Reddick was 17 years old at the time of the shooting. Investigators said he killed the teens during a $160 drug deal that turned into a robbery.
The trial took two weeks. The defense did not call any witnesses.
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The state reiterated to jurors that surveillance video of Reddick from that drug deal put him at the scene of the crime.
Reddick will be sentenced in a few weeks.
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