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Pair pleads guilty in 2015 slaying of Sharpsville man

Megan Guza
| Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 5:06 p.m.
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Two men pleaded guilty to third-degree murder Tuesday in connection with the 2015 killing of a Sharpsville man in Pittsburgh’s East Hills neighborhood, according to the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office.

Deshawn Hall, 25, also pleaded guilty to attempted homicide, aggravated assault, conspiracy and two counts of robbery, said District Attorney spokesman Mike Manko. Raymon Harris, 25, pleaded guilty to robbery and conspiracy and pleaded no contest to attempted homicide and aggravated assault.

In exchange for his plea, Common Pleas Judge Anthony Mariani sentenced Hall to 30 to 60 years in prison. No sentencing arrangement was in place for Harris. He will be sentenced Oct. 9.

Both men were charged in August 2015 in the death of 22-year-old Dersean Alberty-Brown.

Alberty-Brown went to and East Hills home with three other men to buy marijuana from Hall and Harris, according to the criminal complaint filed at the time. Alberty-Brown was found shot to death in the house.

Hall and Harris attacked one of the men as he walked through the door of the Fahnestock Street home and riled through his shorts, the complaint stated. They found little money, and when they ordered Alberty-Brown into the house, he ran back toward the car.

Hall shot Alberty-Brown three times, according to the complaint, and he was pronounced dead a short time later at UPMC Presbyterian.

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 412-380-8519, mguza@tribweb.com or via Twitter @meganguzaTrib.

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