Jury Finds South Philly Teen Guilty of Murdering Fellow Teens in 2017 - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Jury Finds South Philly Teen Guilty of Murdering Fellow Teens in 2017

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    Teen Found Guilty of Murder in South Philly Slayings

    A young man was found guilty Friday of first-degree and third-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two other teens during a dispute on a South Philadelphia street in 2017. The killings ripped apart a neighborhood.

    (Published Friday, May 17, 2019)

    More than one year after the deaths of two South Philadelphia teens, an 18-year-old was found guilty Friday of murdering them both during an argument that turned violent. 

    Brandon Olivieri, 18, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting of Sal DiNubile and 3rd-degree murder in the shooting of Caleer Miller.

    Olivieri was also 16 at the time. He will be sentenced in July.

    "We’re never gonna be the same, DiNubile's father said. "Our lives are over. Our lives are ruined. But we just got little bit of justice today and we’re thankful for that.”

    Salvatore DiNubile and Caleer Miller, left and center, were shot and killed on a South Philadelphia street Tuesday night. Police are searching for Brandon Olivieri on murder charges.
    Photo credit: Philadelphia Police/Family Photos

    Prosecutors said Olivieri targeted DiNubile, who was a friend of another teenager that previously fought with Miller, according to prosecutors in court. 

    The October 2017 shooting, near the corner of 12th and Ritner streets, left a neighborhood divided.

    Olivieri tearfully surrendered to police three days after the shooting. Around the same time, an internal police bulletin with his name, photo and address was leaked to a local Facebook group. A few hours later, a gunman riddled Olivieri's home with bullets.

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