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22-year-old Homewood man convicted of first-degree murder

Committing violent crimes, such as murder—be it first, second, third degree, or involuntary manslaughter—will land you in jail for a very long time, especially if it is found to be premeditated, first degree murder. If you have been arrested for a violent crime such as murder you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you in front of a judge and a jury of your peers. A young man from Homewood was found guilty of first-degree murder. The 22-year-old found out his fate Tuesday afternoon. The Allegheny County jury convicted the young man for the death of another young man, a 24-year-old from East Hills. The accused shot the victim just outside of his home on Park Hill Drive in the East Hills. The presiding judge, Common Pleas Judge Beth Lazzara, will sentence the man to the mandatory life in prison without the possibility of parole in late February of next year. Police received a tip four days after the shooting and arrested the man at his home on Monticello Street in Pittsburgh’s Homewood section. It still isn’t clear why the shooting occurred, but it is believed it had something to do with a drug deal that had gone wrong weeks before the shooting and that the victim’s death was retaliation. If you or someone you care about has been arrested for murder, call Pittsburgh violent crimes attorney Gary Gerson for representation. Attorney Gerson will give you a free preliminary consultation and help you build a solid defense for your case. Call today at 412-219-6875 . Source:, “Jury finds Rayshawn Williams guilty of first-degree murder” 25 November 2014

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