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Two Found Guilty Of 2013 Wilkes-Barre Murder

December 18, 2018

WILKES-BARRE

As the jury foreman read the verdict, some members of Michael Onley’s family breathed a sigh of relief.

David “D-Rock” Nealy, meanwhile, slumped in his chair, his face in his hands.

Nealy, 37, of Kingston, was found guilty Monday along with Roberto “Ruthless” Battle, 29, of Brooklyn, New York, of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for shooting Onley in the head outside the now-closed Outsiders Bar at 650 S. Main St. on Oct. 13, 2013.

Prosecutors said Battle was angered after being kicked out of the club so he committed a drive-by shooting with Nealy behind the wheel.

The jury deliberated for about an hour and 15 minutes before convicting both men of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Both defendants face mandatory life in prison at sentencing Jan. 31.

— JAMES HALPIN

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