The Morning Call | Riley Yates
Nearly four years after Easton's bloodiest slayings ever, the final two defendants on Thursday were found guilty of first-degree murder for the execution-style shootings of three people.
Olayiwola Hollist and Demar Edwards will serve life in prison without parole under the verdict by Northampton County Judge Stephen Baratta after a five-day nonjury trial. They mark the second and third men locked away for good for the 2007 "gangland hit"; a fourth is serving a long prison sentence.
"Yes," whispered Kecia Hamlin, whose 19-year-old daughter, Aleah, was among those gunned down Nov. 29, 2007, at a West Ward apartment.
"It's been a very long time. It'll be four years," Hamlin said. "I'm just happy. I'm really and truly happy with the verdict."