2 men sentenced to decades for quadruple murder in Philadelphia basement

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Two men were sentenced to decades behind bars for the shooting deaths of four people in the basement of a home in Philadelphia nearly two years ago.

A judge sentenced 34-year-old Jahlil Porter to at least 50 years in prison and 35-year-old Keith Garner to at least 40 years.

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

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1 charged, 2 in custody for quadruple murder in Southwest Philadelphia. Sarah Bloomquist reports during Action News at 4pm on November 29, 2018.

The brothers attempted to sell the drugs in November of 2018 which ultimately led to their deaths and those of two sisters, 20-year-old Tiyaniah Hopkins and 17-year-old Yaleah Hall, said police.

Prosecutors had sought 80-year prison terms, but the judge said the defendants should have the opportunity to appear before a parole board decades from now.

A third man was sentenced earlier to at least 25 years in prison but is seeking reconsideration of that term.

-- The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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