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.
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.
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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