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Probation for Man Involved in Piazza Murders



    Here is the raw surveillance video showing how the gunmen got into the complex. It also shows Rian Thal and Timothy Gilmore seconds before they were murdered. (Published Thursday, July 23, 2009)

    A man who cooperated with authorities in the investigation of a botched drug robbery killing in Philadelphia has been sentenced to time served since his 2009 arrest.

    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Langdon Scott, now 30, will also spend four years on probation for his connection to the June 2009 killings inside an apartment building in the city's trendy Northern Liberties neighborhood.

    Authorities say Scott had planned to buy drugs but bailed on the plan after learning there would be a robbery. Thirty-four-year-old party planner Rian Thal and truck driver Timothy Gilmore were killed.

    Thal and Gilmore were shot to death inside the 1050 Building.

    Victim's Friends Distraught

    [PHI] Victim's Friends Distraught
    Friends of the woman murdered inside an apartment complex at the Piazza consoled one another.
    (Published Saturday, June 27, 2009)

    The last seconds of the victims' lives were caught on surveillance video after they got off the elevator in the building -- right before they were ambushed.

    Investigators said they seized more than eight pounds of cocaine and $100,000 cash from Thal's apartment after the killings.

    Three men, Donnell Murchison, Antonio Wright and Edward Daniels, were convicted of the murders and received life sentences.

    Caesar Holloway, the getawar driver was sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison in July after pleading guilty to various charges.

    Katoya Jones
    , one of Thal's neighbors, was also convicted in the case. She, like Scott, was sentenced to probation after spending three years in jail.