- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 2, 2017

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A man is now facing a possible death penalty following conviction in the slayings of two men in a home invasion robbery in suburban Philadelphia three years ago.

The (Doylestown) Intelligencer (https://bit.ly/2ukxQ6c ) reports that a Bucks County judge on Wednesday convicted 28-year-old Eric Dillard of first-degree murder and other counts in the July 2014 slayings in Bristol Township.

A hearing begins Friday to determine whether he should face execution or life in prison without possibility of parole.

Prosecutors said Dillard and two other men robbed three men before the gunfire that killed 29-year-old Joshua Johnson and 31-year-old Tyrone Moss.

Defense attorney Craig Penglase argued that there was no evidence that his client fired any shots, and in any case the evidence could support nothing more than third-degree murder.

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Information from: The Intelligencer, https://www.theintell.com

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