Recent Verdicts

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October 18, 2010–  Commonwealth v. Jahmel Kelly:   Jahmel Kelly was sentenced in absentia to 18 to 37 years in prison by the Honorable Judge Dempsey today.  Kelly, along with Philip Hummel, was convicted in June, 2010 of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit attempted murder, aggravated assault, and firearm possession charges. Defendant Philip Hummel cut off his pre-trial house arrest electronic monitor late in March 2010 and Jahmel Kelly has been wanted since October 2009.  Kelly shot 16 year old Aquil Evans 3 times at close range, striking him in the right leg and hip area.  Aquil’s girlfriend, Wyneshia Ayers, was sitting on Aquil’s grandmother’s stoop with him at the time, and she was thankfully unharmed.  Both teenagers testified at trial and aided in securing the conviction of these two defendants.  ADA Lynne O’Brien successfully prosecuted this case.

October 8, 2010–  Commonwealth v. Philip Hummel:   Philip Hummel was sentenced to 13 and a half to 37 years in prison today by the Honorable Judge Dempsey.   Hummel, along with Jahmel Kelly, was convicted in June, 2010 of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit attempted murder, aggravated assault, and firearm possession charges. Defendant Philip Hummel cut off his pre-trial house arrest electronic monitor late in March 2010 and Jahmel Kelly has been wanted since October 2009.  Kelly shot 16 year old Aquil Evans 3 times at close range, striking him in the right leg and hip area.  Aquil’s girlfriend, Wyneshia Ayers, was sitting on Aquil’s grandmother’s stoop with him at the time, and she was thankfully unharmed.  Both teenagers testified at trial and aided in securing the conviction of these two defendants.  ADA Lynne O’Brien successfully prosecuted this case.


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