2 waive hearings, to court in Pittsburgh barbershop slaying

Javahn Devonte Griffin and Keith Payne (Photos Pittsburgh Bureau of Police)
Javahn Devonte Griffin and Keith Payne (Photos Pittsburgh Bureau of Police)

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Two men will stand trial in the robbery-slaying of a man who allegedly sold synthetic marijuana out of his Pittsburgh barbershop.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1ViXUH4 ) reports 19-year-old Keith Payne and 22-year-old Javahn Griffin waived their rights to preliminary hearings Friday in the July 25 shooting of 44-year-old Lamar Thomas.
A witness with both men told police he went into Thomas’ shop to negotiate a price on K2, a type of synthetic marijuana, when the suspects entered the shop and robbed Thomas. At one point, the witness tells police that Griffin told Payne to shoot Thomas if he moved _ shortly before a shot was fired.
The men are charged with criminal homicide, robbery and conspiracy. Payne is also charged with weapons violations.
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Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com
 

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