Thursday, March 19, 2009

Jury finds southwest Fla. man guilty of executing 2 teens in 2006 over drugs

A southwest Florida man faces the death penalty after a jury found him guilty of killing two teenagers in 2006.

Luc Pierre-Charles was convicted Wednesday night on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Derek Pieper, 17, and Raymond Veluz, 18.

Prosecutors say Pierre-Charles was a drug dealer who had been selling to Pieper, a fellow classmate at Wesley Chapel High School. Prosecutors say Pieper snitched on him and to get revenge Pierre-Charles and another man put the victims in the back of their car, drove them to a remote road and executed them.

A lawyer for Pierre-Charles says other suspects were also responsible for the killings.


Information from: The News-Press,

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