Conviction in Pa. teen murder, dismemberment case

Nov 10, 2012 - 0 Comments

WEST CHESTER, Pa. - (AP) -- A man accused of killing a suburban Philadelphia teenager and dismembering his body with a chain saw in a drug dispute four years ago has been convicted of first-degree murder and could face the death penalty.

Jurors in Delaware County deliberated for less than three hours Friday before convicting Laquanta Chapman, 33, of Coatesville in the disappearance of 16-year-old Aaron Turner, The Daily Local News of West Chester ( ) said. Jurors are to return Thursday to hear arguments on whether Chapman should be sentenced to death or to life in prison without possibility of parole.

Investigators alleged that Chapman forced Turner into the basement of a Coatesville home in October 2008, stripped him, shot him and then dismembered his body with two chain saws, leaving the remains along the road in trash bags for pickup. Turner's remains were never found. Read More

Total views: 10291