- Associated Press - Saturday, January 31, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A second man has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole in the deaths of two teenage cousins gunned down as they rode an all-terrain vehicle on a north Philadelphia street almost three years ago.

The Philadelphia Daily News (https://bit.ly/1zrFCsS ) reports that the mandatory term was imposed Friday on 29-year-old Zaiee Talbert. He was convicted of first-degree murder in a retrial last fall after jurors in his first trial deadlocked.

Assistant District Attorney Alisa Shver called the March 2012 killings of 17-year-old Dexter Bowie and 18-year-old Jonathan Stokley “a brutal execution” stemming from a drug dispute.

Common Pleas Judge Barbara McDermott told the victims’ relatives Friday that Talbert “will die in prison.”

His co-defendant, 34-year-old Lloyd Butler, is also serving a life term in the case.


Information from: The Philadelphia Daily News, https://www.phillydailynews.com/

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