Philadelphia, March 15, 2010: The Honorable M. Teresa Sarmina sentenced 23 year old Selfuddin Rascoe to life in prison today. Rascoe was convicted by a jury of First Degree Murder this morning for the death of 17 year old Reginald Ford. Ford was shot seven times on May 20, 2007 on the 1500 block of York Street. The defendant fired the shots from a car on a Sunday morning on a residential street, endangering innocent bystanders.
“ADA Deborah Nixon should be very proud of this verdict,” says District Attorney Seth Williams. “Only one eye witness testified in this case, but the jury was able to see what a serious threat to the public Rascoe was. “