2011-10-27 / Local & State

Western Pa. Man Convicted Of Killing Witness

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man has been convicted of firstdegree murder in a retrial in the shooting death of a witness in another homicide trial.

Prosecutors in Allegheny County say 28- year- old Charles Cabiness faces a mandatory term of life in prison without possibility of parole when he is sentenced in January.

Jurors deliberated for more than 10 hours before convicting him Friday of killing 38-year-old Monnica Gay of Wilkinsburg while she was visiting her family in St. Clair in August 2009. Prosecutors called it “nothing short of an execution.”

She had testified a month earlier against his brother, Luzay Watson, who was eventually convicted of firstdegree murder in the shooting death of Gay's brother, 30-year-old Davon Young.

Cabiness told the gallery Friday that he would “be back.” His attorney declined comment.

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