Shawn Bender is sentenced to life in prison

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Philadelphia-February 26, 2010:  21 year old Shawn Bender was sentenced to life in prison before the Honorable Judge Sarmina today.  Bender was convicted of two counts of third degree murder for a car crash that claimed the lives of 17 year old Charles Johnson and 1 year old Shavissa Bender, the little girl was the defendant’s own daughter.  Police say Shawn Bender crashed his car into a vehicle driven by Charles Johnson after a high speed chase on Roosevelt Boulevard on July 16, 2008.  Johnson and Shavissa Bender died in the crash.  ADA Gail Fairman successful prosecuted this case.


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