Recent Verdicts

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May 4, 2011: Commonwealth v. Kevin Lofton: 20 year old Kevin Lofton was convicted by a jury today of Second Degree Murder, Robbery and Conspiracy charges for the 2007 death of Andrew Jackson. On December 25, 2007, 42 year old Andrew Jackson was at a family Christmas party when he went outside to get something out of his car. Mr. Jackson was met by the defendant along with Anwar Shamsid-Deen and Antoine Ray; all were 16 years old at the time, who then attempted to rob Mr. Jackson. During the robbery attempt Lofton shot the victim seven times, killing him. Kevin Lofton faces a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole. He is scheduled to be sentenced on 6/29/11 in courtroom 1108. ADA James Berardinelli successfully prosecuted this case.

May 4, 2011:  Commonwealth v. Anwar Shamsid-Deen and Antoine Ray: 19 year olds Anwar Shamsid-Deen and Antoine Ray were convicted by a jury today of Third Degree Murder, Robbery and Conspiracy Charges for the 2007 death of Andrew Jackson. On December 25, 2007 42 year old Andrew Jackson was at a family Christmas party when he went outside to get something out of his car. Mr. Jackson was met by the defendants along with Kevin Lofton; all were 16 years old at the time, who then attempted to rob Mr. Jackson. During the robbery attempt Lofton shot the victim seven times, killing him. All three defendants are scheduled to be sentenced on 6/29/11 in courtroom 1108. ADA James Berardinelli successfully prosecuted this case.

May 4, 2011: Commonwealth v. John Taliaferro: 65 year old John Taliaferro was sentenced today to five to ten years in prison by the Honorable Glenn B. Bronson. Taliaferro was convicted on March of Animal Fighting and Gun charges for a 2008 raid of his Kensington home that uncovered a dog fighting ring. ADA Peter Erdely successfully prosecuted this case.


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