The men charged in the Hovey Street slayings were trying to score 50 pounds of marijuana and cash in a house they saw as an easy target because they expected only women to be inside, prosecutors say.
The men charged were named in the article. Pictures accompany those names. Altogether, five have been charged in connection with this horrible crime, and as you may surmise, the death penalty will be sought in the case of the shooter.
In the midst of this, one must ask the fundamental question of if these two girls and their two babies would be alive today, had they not been selling pot? Granted the fact that they were possessing a large quantity, did not directly cause their deaths. But if the reputation hadn't been there, as a house that had it and had it abundance, there would have been no attempted robbery and no murders as a result.
There was no call for shooting these girls and their little ones, none whatsoever. It was cowardly and dastardly, at the very least. But, people must realize that living and working in an underworld environment, when something like this happens.