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Teens found guilty of murder

Published: Tue, June 19, 2012 @ 10:51 a.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Two Youngstown teens will likely spend the majority of their lives behind bars after having been found guilty of aggravated murder and armed robbery with a firearm specification today.

Deandre M. McCreary, 16, of West Woodland Avenue, and Rayshawn Royal, 17, of Cohasset Drive, have been convicted of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery with gun specifications in the June 18, 2011, fatal shooting of Brandon Adkins.

The trial is before Judge Maureen A. Sweeney of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.

The 12-member jury began deliberations Monday afternoon, then resumed early Tuesday morning. The verdict was announced at about 10:40 a.m.

Police found Adkins, 16, of East Philadelphia Avenue, a Chaney High School student, lying in the driveway of a house in the 3100 block of South Avenue, shot in the back, abdomen and right forearm and surrounded by a large crowd. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

McCreary and Royal could be sentenced to life imprisonment.

For more on this story see Wednesday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com.


1Bozz11(6 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Please save our tax dollars and just shoot them. Going to prison for life from the ages of 16 and 17 is too expensive for these animals. They're not kids rather thug gangbangers who will contribute nothing to society but hardship.

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2CongressWatcher(225 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago


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3DwightK(1520 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Three lives wasted. For what?

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4Bozz11(6 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Same reasons you put down rabid and vicious dogs. They're too dangerous, they aren't going to change, and jails are overcrowded. How many stories does the vindy run where the perpetrators have been in and out of jail?

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5doowoptokidrock(325 comments)posted 3 years, 10 months ago

Deport them to Africa. Don't they all want to be called African-Americans?

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