It is one of the most horrific, cold-hearted crimes in the history of Philadelphia: a firebombing that wiped out a witness’s family. The final defendant, a cooperator, was sentenced this week.
A former cohort of drug kingpin and convicted murderer Kaboni Savage has been given a lengthy prison term.
Witness Lamont Lewis has admitted to committing 11 murders, including the arson murders of a witness’s family, but the defense contends he is lying about others to help himself.
Cooperating witness Lamont Lewis says he knew his role in the gang, and did it without question.
Lamont Lewis, 36, says he started cooperating with prosecutors to save his own life — to take the death penalty off the table.
Savage’s attorney, Christian Hoey, has made clear the defense will put prosecution witnesses on trial, particularly key witness Lamont Lewis, who has admitted his role in setting the arson fire.