Jury finds man guilty of double homicide

Jury finds man guilty of double homicide

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. — A Beaver County jury found Lawrence Reddick guilty of first-degree and second-degree murder on Monday

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.

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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."

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.