Recent Verdict

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June 15, 2011: Commonwealth v. Jeffrey Hughes:  20 year old Jeffrey Hughes was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole today by the Honorable Teresa Sarmina.  Judge Sarmina also sentenced Hughes to 15 to 30 years in prison to be served consecutively with the life sentence.  Hughes was convicted of First Degree Murder, Robbery, Aggravated Assault and other related charges for the death of 21 year old Rernard Mitchell in 2010.  The victim was shot and killed inside his car on the 1400 block ofW. Wyoming Street on May 5, 2010.  During the course of the murder investigation the defendant’s own sister and a friend both told police that Hughes admitted to the killing.  ADA Jacqueline Coelho successfully prosecuted this case.


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