4 charged in connection with death of Philadelphia man found dumped in trash can last week

Kristen Johanson
January 21, 2020 - 6:18 pm
Jordan Oliver-Williams, Lashawna Dantzler, Zamir Burton, Zahmir Mason.

Philadelphia Police Department


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities have charged four people in connection with the fatal beating of a man found dead in a trash can last week in the city’s Logan neighborhood.  

Darius Cheeseboro, 22, was found in a trash can along Rockland Street last Tuesday, and sources say his murder was orchestrated by Lashawna Dantzler.

They say 24-year-old Dantzler enticed Cheeseboro to come to the Fairhill Street home she was living in on Dec. 20. There, law enforcement sources say 19-year-olds Zahmir Mason and Jordan Oliver-Williams beat the victim and another man with pots, pans and knives. 

The other man escaped, but Cheeseboro was killed. 

The trio and 18-year-old Zamir Burton then disposed of the body about a block away, police say.

A young friend of Burton who was at the house recently told a school counselor about the killing.

Dantzler and the two 19-year-olds are all charged with murder and related offenses, Burton is charged with abuse of corpse and tampering with evidence.

All their preliminary hearings are listed for February.