2011-01-27 / Local & State

Brothers Convicted In Pa. Home Invasion Death

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Two eastern Pennsylvania brothers have been convicted of murder in a botched home invasion robbery last spring, and one of them could face the death penalty.

Twenty-two-year-old Kyle Dickerson was convicted late Friday of first-degree murder while 18-year-old Isaac Dickerson was convicted of second-degree murder. Jurors who deliberated for about 51/2 hours also convicted the two Allentown residents of robbery, burglary and theft charges.

Twenty-three-year-old Shawn Evans died eight days after he was shot during a March 15 robbery in his Allentown home. The ( Allentown) Morning Call says his relatives wept as the verdicts were read, but the Dickersons showed little emotion. They accused two co-defendants of framing them.

Jurors return Monday to hear evidence on whether Kyle Dickerson should be executed or spend life in prison without parole. Isaac Dickerson is scheduled to be sentenced next month by Lehigh County Judge Maria Dantos.

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