Sileen Kenney is Sentenced to 20 to 40 Years in Prison For Attempted Murder


Philadelphia, May 25, 2010:  The Honorable Genece Brinkley sentenced Sileen Keeney to 20 to 40 years in prison with ten years consecutive probation for a 2009 double shooting in South Philadelphia.  The defendant along with an unnamed co-defendant burst into a home on the 200 block of Emily Street on February 16, 2009.  Armed with guns, Keeney and the other defendant demanded money and drugs from two men on the first floor of the home.  During the commotion the girlfriend of one of the victim’s, who was upstairs at the time with her two young children, came down the stairs to see what was going on.  She was shot in the chest and in the leg, while her boyfriend was shot in the back while pleading for his family’s safety.

“ADA Edgar Jaramillo did a great job on this case,” said District Attorney Seth Williams.  “Now a man who shot a woman in the chest for simply walking in on a robbery attempt will be behind bars for a long, long time.  ADA Jaramillo along with Philadelphia Police Detective Edward Tolliver worked long and hard to make sure that Sileen Keeney was held accountable for his horrible crimes.”


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