Drummond and McDowell sentenced to life in prison

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Philadelphia— 26-year old Gerald Drummond and 28-year old Robert McDowell will spend the rest of their lives in prison for the murders of  Damien Holloway and Timothy Clark after a jury could not reach a unanimous verdict on Thursday, January 13, 2011.  The Honorable Renee Cardwell Hughes then sentenced both men to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

          Both defendants were convicted of First Degree Murder and other related offenses on December 20, 2010.  27-year old Damien Holloway and 15-year old Timothy Clark were shot to death execution style on the 6900 block of Vandike Street on July 13, 2007. 

         Holloway worked as a landscaper in the Tacony neighborhood, and Clark was his helper. Investigators believe Mr. Holloway was killed because of a personal dispute with Drummond, and Timothy Clark was murdered simply because he was there at the time and a witness to the shooting.

          “This was a horrible and senseless crime,” said District Attorney Seth Williams.  “A young man in the prime of his life and a teenager just starting out his life were gunned down because of bad blood. Gerald Drummond and Robert McDowell now have the rest of their lives behind bars to face the consequences of their actions.  I am extremely proud of Assistant District Attorney Carlos Vega who successfully prosecuted this case.”


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