- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A man has been convicted of first-degree murder in a shooting that killed one man and wounded four other people on a north Philadelphia porch two years ago.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (https://bit.ly/2d5ZEUb ) reports that 22-year-old Siddiq Shelton was also convicted Wednesday of aggravated assault and weapons offenses in the July 2014 shooting in Feltonville.

Defense attorney Gary Server told jurors that prosecutors have the wrong man and witnesses didn’t actually see the two men in hoodies who opened fire on that rainy night, killing 20-year-old Elisha Bull.

But prosecutors said Shelton fired 13 of the 15 shots, and some witness recanted out of fear or the current ‘anti-snitch’ culture.

Jurors must now decide whether Shelton should be sentenced to death or to life in prison without possibility of parole.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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