Recent Verdicts and Sentences

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 July 18, 2011: Commonwealth v. Larry Bryant: 22 year old Larry Bryant was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole by the Honorable Shelley Robbins-New for the April 2009 death of a 65year old man. The victim, James Whitefield was asleep when the defendant broke in and attempted to rob Mr. Whitefield’s home.  Bryant then shot Mr. Whitefield in the head and in the back of his neck leading to the victim’s death.  Larry Bryant was found guilty of 2nd Degree Murder, Robbery, Burglary, and Conspiracy today and was immediately sentenced to life in prison. ADA Lorraine Donnelly successfully prosecuted this case.

 July 18, 2011: Commonwealth v. Anthony Garnett:  22 year old Anthony Garnett was found guilty of  2nd Degree Murder, Robbery, Burglary, Conspiracy and other related offenses for the April 2009 attack of a 65-year-old man. The victim, James Whitefield was asleep when the defendant broke in and attempted to rob Mr. Whitefield’s home.  Mr. Whitefield was shot in the head and in the back of his neck leading to his death.  The defendant was found in the victim’s home when police arrived to the scene. Garnett is scheduled to be sentenced on September 9, 2011 in courtroom 607 at the CJC. ADA Lorraine Donnelly successfully prosecuted this case.

July 18, 2011: Commonwealth v. Jori E. Britt : 27 year old Jori E. Britt was found guilty today of  First Degree Murder and other related charges by a jury of his peers for the 2007 murder of  Terrill Gillette. Mr. Gillette was shot 7 times in the back of the head, forehead, face and torso, back and abdomen with a .50 caliber handgun on the 5800 block of Germantown Ave.  The defendant fled the state and was apprehended in 2009 in Watertown, New York after he was profiled on the television show American’s Most Wanted.  Britt will be sentenced on September 15, 2011 in courtroom 707 at the CJC. ADA Leon Goodman successfully prosecuted this case.

July 18, 2011: Commonwealth v. Sharif Copeland: 18 year old Sharif Copeland was found guilty today of Third Degree Murder and other related charges for the 2009 shooting of 17 year old Rashawn Woodson during an apparent neighborhood feud. The victim was shot once in the back and died 15 minutes later at University of Pennsylvania Hospital. Copeland is scheduled to be sentenced on September 30, 2011 in courtroom 1007 at the CJC. ADA Joanne Pescatore successfully prosecuted this case.


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