Closing arguments set in NE Philly double murder
Closing arguments are scheduled Thursday in the trial of two men charged with killing a man and a teenager in northeastern Philadelphia 3 1/2 years ago.
Defense attorneys rested their case Wednesday in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court in the trial of 26-year-old Gerald Drummond and 28-year-old Robert McDowell. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against them in the July 2007 deaths of 27-year-old Damien Holloway and 15-year-old Timothy Clark.
The Philadelphia Inquirer says prosecution witnesses testified that Drummond said he killed Holloway for disrespecting his sister, with whom the victim had a child, and killed the youth because he was "a loose end."
Drummond's attorney, Michael Wallace, said his client was home with his family at the time. McDowell's attorney, Gary Server, said another man was seen running from the area and still another man was angry at Holloway.
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