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Jury to mull case against man in slaying of 2 sisters

July 21, 2018

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jury deliberations are expected to begin Monday in the western Pennsylvania trial of a man accused of having killed two sisters last year.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the defense attorney for 20-year-old Kylee Lankford told jurors Friday that they shouldn’t believe anything said by two key prosecution witnesses.

Authorities say two men broke into a McKeesport home in September and Lankford ended up killing 52-year-old Melodie Robb and 55-year-old Kimberly Lesko.

His 20-year-old co-defendant, Miras Kelly II, has been offered a plea deal calling for 10 to 40 years. He testified that Lankford was the one who shot the women and a man.

Another witness granted immunity testified that Lankford acknowledged the shootings. Defense attorney Ralph Karsh said that witness had lied repeatedly and jurors shouldn’t believe Kelly either.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com

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