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Jury finds Washington guilty

By Staff | Jul 13, 2009

A jury has found Roderick Washington, 19, guilty of first-degree murder and kidnapping in the 2006 slayings of Alexis, 18, and Jeffrey Sosa, 14.
After approximately three hours of deliberations, the jury brought back a guilty verdict on all four counts.
Sentencing before Judge Thomas Reese will be Monday.
Washington is accused of holding the Sosas at gunpoint as they were tortured in the kitchen of co-defendant Kemar Johnston’s home, and also of helping carry the Sosas to the trunk of a car used to drive them to an industrial site where they were killed.
Washington, who was convicted of two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon during his first trial and sentenced to 30 years, faces a life sentence as a result of today’s guilty verdicts.