Guilty Verdicts for Two Teens who Left a Young Man Paralyzed after Shooting Him in the Back

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Philadelphia, May 11, 2010:   A jury today convicted 18 year old Craig Timbers and 19 year old Ali Galloway of shooting John Borshcell in the back during a robbery attempt in 2008.  The shooting left the victim paralyzed from the waist down.  On September 14, 2008 John Borschell went to a store on the 1300 block of Unity Street to get some groceries for his mother.  When he came out of the store the defendants tried to rob him, and when Borschell wouldn’t give up his groceries and tried to leave on his scooter Timbers shot him twice in the back.  Craig Timbers was convicted of Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Robbery and other related offenses.  Ali Galloway was convicted of Aggravated Assault, Robbery and Conspiracy.  Both will be sentenced on June 22, 201 in courtroom 502 at the CJC.

“This was truly a case of senseless violence,” says District Attorney Seth Williams.  “A young man may never walk again because of a bag of groceries.  I will never understand what would make someone shoot another person in the back over a bag of groceries.  ADA James Hepburn did an excellent job with this case and now these two criminals will be held accountable for their inexcusable actions.”


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