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.
Shawn Bender is sentenced to life in prison