The victims were killed during an attempted drug robbery in the upscale apartment complex in 2009. Katoya Jones was caught on tape giving the gang access to the building.
37-year-old Caesar Holloway, one of the key figures in the 2009 double murder at the Piazza at Schmidt’s, was sentenced Thursday to 20 to 40 years in prison.
If found guilty, all the defendants face mandatory life prison terms without chance of parole.
Katoya Jones, who has pleaded guilty to her role the June 2009 double murder, has testified against the man she knew as “Poo” — lead defendant Keith Epps.
Back in 2009, the Piazza at Schmidts apartment complex had just opened in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia, but the headlines that followed were about a double murder there.
Jury selection begins today in the trial of six men charged with a brazen double murder inside the Piazza at Schmidts apartments in Northern Liberties in June of 2009.
A woman, who played a small but crucial role in the brutal ambush murders of two people inside the upscale Piazza at Schmidts in Northern Liberties last year, has pleaded guilty.