- Associated Press - Monday, June 20, 2016

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - A federal judge in Pennsylvania has rejected the appeal of a man convicted of fatally shooting another man inside a car following a high speed chase.

Pennlive.com (https://bit.ly/1WY5eM7 ) reports the judge in Williamsport ruled on Friday that prosecutors provided sufficient evidence to prove 34-year-old Eugene “Pug” Rainey shot Dion Williams in January 2008 and conspired to do so with his brother, George “Toot” Rainey.

Eugene is serving a 25- to 50-year sentence for a 2009 third-degree murder conviction. George Rainey was also convicted of third-degree murder.

Court documents show Rainey, his brother and another man were driving and smoking marijuana when they saw a car.

After a high-speed chase, George Rainey blocked the other vehicle in an alley. Eugene then ran up to the other car and fatally shot Williams.



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Information from: Pennlive.com, https://www.pennlive.com

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