3 more men charged in murder of 4 people found in Southwest Philly basement

Kristen Johanson
December 19, 2018 - 11:13 am
From left: Robert Long, Nassir Moss-Robertson, Keith Garner, Jahlil Porter are charged with the murders of four people found dead in a Southwest Philadelphia basement in November.

Philadelphia Police Department


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Three more men have been charged with the murders of four people found dead in the basement of a Southwest Philadelphia home last month: Nasir Robertson-Moss, 36; Keith Garner, 34; and Robert Long, 30. 

All three are charged with murder, robbery and related offenses. Jahlil Porter, 32, has already been charged in the case.

Philadelphia police say a pair of the victims were renovating homes and found drugs hidden inside one of the homes. One of them knew one of the suspects, says Homicide Captain Jack Ryan.

"It was deal that was set up to exchange money for the drug stash that was found, but the men that went there went with the intention of committing robbery," he said. 

The victims are sisters 17-year-old Yaleah Hall and 20-year-old Tiyaniah Hopkins, and stepbrothers 28-year-old Akeen Mattox and 31-year-old William Taylor. 

"All laid on the ground," Ryan said. "They were basically executed. Every person down there had gunshot wounds to the head."

Porter has a list of several prior arrests and convictions. His preliminary hearing is set for later next month.

"We are very happy to have these folks off the street," Ryan said. "Our hearts go out to the families of the victims. It's terrible around the holidays for something like this to happen."


EDITOR'S NOTE: Charges against Nasir Robertson-Moss were later dropped, as reported on June 4, 2019.