Philadelphia, March 16, 2010: A jury convicted 23 year old Darrell Johnson of First Degree Murder this afternoon for the Christmas Eve shooting death of 40 year old Tyrone Coleman. Coleman was shot in the neck by Johnson on the 5300 block of Delancy Street in the early morning hours of December 24, 2007. The victim left behind two young children, who he had bought Christmas presents for just a few days before the shooting.
“ADA Jennifer Bretschneider was able to bring justice for the children of Mr. Coleman,” says District Attorney Seth Williams. “While this verdict won’t ease the difficult pain of losing their father, hopefully they will get some comfort knowing the man who killed him will behind bars for a very long time.”
Darrell Johnson will be sentenced on March 24, 2010 in courtroom 902 at the CJC.