DC man found guilty of murder in roommates' deaths
Jul. 25, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington man has been found guilty in the slayings of his roommates, whose bodies were found at their home three years ago.
U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips and Police Chief Peter Newsham announced the jury's verdict in a press release Tuesday following a trial in D.C. Superior Court.
Twenty-five-year-old Jeffrey Neal was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder while armed with aggravating circumstances and related offenses in the deaths of Delano Wingfield and Leon Young.
The Washington Post reports Neal showed no reaction as the verdicts were read. Defense attorneys had argued Neal killed one man in self-defense and had nothing to do with the other slaying.
Both Wingfield and Young were beaten with a hammer. Young's body was found in the attic and Wingfield's was found four days later in a shallow grave in the backyard.