Several witnesses of the murder were seeking justice for their coworker Alexander Cavannah, who was fatally shot at the Wendy’s in Edinboro a year ago. On Friday, they received it.
The jury found Markese Lampley guilty of second-degree murder, as well as other charges including aggravated assault.
The Commonwealth called more than 20 witnesses to the stand throughout the week to convince the jury Lampley was guilty. They also pointed to gun residue found on Lampley’s hands.
Erie County Assistant District Attorney Jessica Reger said State Police helped tremendously in this case, pointing to a high-speed chase the day of the murder where Lampley was apprehended.
The defendant, who was representing himself, chose not to present evidence.
Prosecutors stated Lampley should be charged with first-degree murder during closing arguments.
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