Charges upheld against 1 of 3 charged in West Philadelphia quadruple homicide

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Commissioner Ross holds press conference on quadruple murder
Commissioner Ross holds press conference on quadruple murder in Southwest Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA -- A judge has upheld murder charges against one of the men accused of having killed four people in a West Philadelphia basement over a drug stash.

The ruling came Tuesday in the case of Keith Garner.

Also charged with homicide in the case are Jahlil Porter and Robert Long, who waived their preliminary hearings.

A fourth man originally charged in the slayings now faces only drug and conspiracy counts.

Investigation continues into quadruple killing in Southwest Philadelphia. Watch the report from Bob Brooks on Action News at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 20, 2018.

Authorities said two stepbrothers, 31-year-old William Taylor and 28-year-old Akeem Mattox, found the drugs while renovating homes.

They say an attempt to sell the drugs in November 2018 led to their deaths and those of two sisters, 20-year-old Tiyaniah Hopkins and 17-year-old Yaleah Hall.

Garner's attorney, Coley Reynolds, tried to poke holes in the testimony of witnesses during the hearing.