- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - The second of three people charged in the fatal shooting of two teenage brothers during a minor drug deal in Syracuse earlier this year has admitted his role in the killings.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (https://bit.ly/2tYFGmY ) 19-year-old Toriano Newson pleaded guilty Wednesday to a murder charge in the Jan. 10 slayings of 17-year-old Daniel Diaz-Marrero and his 19-year-old brother, Ismael.

Prosecutors say Newson will be sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.

Newson admitted that he shot each of the Diaz-Marrero brothers after the siblings showed up at an abandoned house to sell a small amount of marijuana. Authorities say the robbery had been set up by 17-year-old Sheahonni Davis, who has pleaded guilty to attempted robbery.

A murder trial is pending against the third person charged in the slayings, 23-year-old Curtis Paige III.


Information from: The Post-Standard, https://www.syracuse.com

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