- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

EASTON, Pa. (AP) - Two men have been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole in the shooting death of an eastern Pennsylvania disc jockey more than four years ago.

The (Easton) Express-Times (https://bit.ly/2mC3JEl ) reports that a Northampton County judge imposed the mandatory terms Tuesday on 36-year-old Patrick Hughes and 37-year-old Omar Robinson.

They were convicted of killing 43-year-old Ervin Holton, who was gunned down on a porch in Easton in November 2012. Prosecutors said Hughes masterminded the slaying because Holton had begun dating his ex-girlfriend, and Robinson was one of two gunmen.

Friends said Holton worked as a DJ at local events and clubs, including the restaurant owned by former boxing champ Larry Holmes.

Judge Jennifer Sletvold called the killing senseless and said the defendants’ callousness was “bone chilling.”


Information from: The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times, https://www.lehighvalleylive.com

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