Brothers guilty in killing of 11-year-old girl

Jury convicts pair in Oil City slaying

Thursday, October 27, 2005

By Cindi Lash, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette








FRANKLIN, Pa. -- One day shy of 13 years after Shauna Howe was snatched from an Oil City street, a Venango County jury convicted two brothers of kidnapping the 11-year-old girl, sexually assaulting her and throwing her off a railroad bridge to die. After deliberating for about 16 hours over two days, the jury yesterday found James and Timothy O'Brien guilty of second-degree murder and third-degree murder in the Oct. 27, 1992, kidnap-slaying of the Girl Scout.

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