Philly man admits to killing dad, aunt 2 years ago

Kristen Johanson
July 31, 2019 - 1:51 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Leonard Finney smiled brightly at loved ones as he entered the courtroom Tuesday morning. Moments before, he admitted he was the one who shot and killed his father and aunt in May 2017.

Finney, 26, was on trial for the murders of 47-year-old Raymond Finney and 53-year-old Florence Pompey. He has now pleaded guilty to third-degree murder, admitting that he shot them both in the head. 

Prosecutors say they tied Finney to the murders through surveillance video, cellphone records, witnesses, and a sweatshirt, which had gunshot residue and his DNA on it.  

The defendant was out on parole for a 2011 robbery conviction at the time of the killings, which will be factored into sentencing guidelines.

Finney will be sentenced in October and could face a maximum of 100 years in prison.