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Two Men Convicted in Carnegie Towers Shooting Sentenced to Jail

Two Hazelwood men convicted for shooting three people, including a 2-week-old infant, at the Carnegie Towers apartment complex last year have been sentenced to 7 to 14 years in jail.

Two Hazelwood men convicted for shooting three people, including a 2-week-old infant, at the Carnegie Towers apartment complex last year have been sentenced to jail time.

Bryon Hall, 22, was sentenced on Tuesday morning to 7 to 14 years for his conviction on attempted homicide and aggravated assault.

James Edmonds, 21, was sentenced on Wednesday to 7 to 14 years in prison for his charges.

The two men were convicted in November following a non-jury trial before Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Kevin Sasinoski in connection with the shooting that took place in the parking lot of Carnegie Towers on April 14.

Three people, including the young girl, were found with gunshot wounds after traveling in a car from the apartment complex to the BP gas station in Carnegie.

Hall and Edmonds were found in a car at the apartment complex. Investigators are still looking for a third man believed to be involved in the shooting, Rashad Watson, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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klaus d radtke February 21, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Just read the story of the 2 men who got 7-14 years jail time for the shooting at the Carnegie towers,and think that the sentence was way to lean.I was thinking more like 25-35 was a much more realistic option.If we are slamming the gun bans and want to really have an in pact,then we should make to make the sentence as an example,especially due to 3 people being shot. it could of been much worse of an outcome.I am livid over a slap on the wrist.
Russell F. Kovach Jr. February 21, 2013 at 12:58 PM
That is it! No wonder this country is a mess. No moral compass.
Sara February 21, 2013 at 03:28 PM
Only 7 to 14 years??? This is crazy! No wonder this country is deteriorated! Sara
Dean Beattie February 21, 2013 at 04:32 PM
This is infuriating! How can you justify such a light sentence! Especially when one of the victims was a 2 week old infant! What a great way for this child to begin their life. What was the motive for the shooting? Was it over $2? Or did homeboy get disrespected. What a bunch of trash! They should of gotten life! The judge should have to publicly explain his judgement. Unbelievable!
Mike Jones (Editor) February 21, 2013 at 04:36 PM
Dean... I don't condone their actions, nor do I really think their sentence is adequate. But it might be somewhat lighter than what we think is reasonable because investigators believe the actual shooter is the guy still on the run. These two guys participated, but didn't pull the trigger.
Dean Beattie February 21, 2013 at 04:42 PM
Mike, I'll bet you they know where he is. I'd give them life sentences until the spoke up. Maybe a little Gitmo style interrogation also to persuade them.
Mike Jones (Editor) February 21, 2013 at 04:47 PM
I covered a murder in Charleston, W.Va., a few years ago and the police told me that as they investigated and set up a perimeter around the body, people started walking up to the police tape wearing shirts that read: "Don't Snitch" ... The DA's spokesman said their office was not been able to reach the victims to testify for the sentencing phase of the trial. What does that tell you?
Dean Beattie February 21, 2013 at 04:59 PM
Yeah, I know about all the "Don't Snitch" stuff. These people have no value for a human life and would much rather let a killer roam the streets giving them the opportunity to pull the trigger again. And yes, I know none of the victims died, but if you shoot someone you are doing it to kill them. It's only a matter of time before this person does it a gain and succeeds unless someone stands up and does the right thing. Everybody wants safer neighborhoods and wants to clean up the streets, but they don't want to come forward and begin the process. So until then, people that want to complain about how things are should keep their mouths shut or stand up and do the right. The next victim could be one of those that know where this guys is. When/if it does others are going to wish they did the right thing sooner.
Jaun February 21, 2013 at 07:09 PM
Want to destroy a neighborhood? Bring in section 8 housing.. Ask the home owners that live next to a section 8 housing plan how safe they feel.Ask the home owners about the value of their homes and the value of their life after section 8.The government started giving and now we have people making careers living off of the tax payersTheses 2 shooters will be out in 3 years doing what they want to until they get caught again.As far as the 7 to 14 years it doesnt matter , they were there and should of gotten atleast 20 years.They know the shooter, make a deal.with one of them.Give that one 7 to 14 years.
Russell F. Kovach Jr. February 22, 2013 at 10:14 AM
The sentence is too light....parole will make any real time shorter than the sentence. Add longer sentence and no early out. PERIOD.
Mike Jones (Editor) March 15, 2013 at 01:02 PM
The third suspect wanted in this shooting has been arrested... http://chartiersvalley.patch.com/articles/suspect-arrested-in-carnegie-towers-shooting

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