2 men acquitted in McKeesport homicide |

2 men acquitted in McKeesport homicide

Two McKeesport men were found not guilty Friday of the January 2014 murder of a McKeesport woman near Crawford Village.

An Allegheny County Common Pleas Court jury returned acquittals for Henry Thomas Little-Proctor, 25, and Rashawn Walker, 18, on criminal homicide and conspiracy charges in the death of Susan Sidney.

Walker was found guilty of receiving stolen property on a count involving the gun that was used in the shooting.

Common Pleas Judge Randal B. Todd will sentence Walker at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Sidney, 25, was six months pregnant with her sixth child when she was shot just after 11 p.m. Jan. 27, 2014, along McCleary Street near the intersection with Freeland Street in McKeesport.

Allegheny County investigators believed Sidney was not the intended target, but rather an unidentified young man who was walking with her when she was shot.

Her father said he believed the young man used her as a shield before fleeing the scene.

Walker and a third suspect, Tahj Thomas, 17, of McKeesport were arrested within weeks of the shooting, while Little-Proctor was arrested in April.

Homicide charges were withdrawn against Thomas who instead will be tried in juvenile court on a firearms violation.

Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1967, or [email protected].

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