Lex Street massacre
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The Lex Street massacre is the name, given by a Philadelphia Daily News reporter, to a mass murder that took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on December 28, 2000. Ten people were shot in a crack house in the 800 block of Lex Street in West Philadelphia. Seven of them died.
The murders received substantial public attention, and four suspects were quickly charged. However, there was insufficient evidence for prosecution, and after 18 months in jail, charges were dropped. The men later sued, and eventually received a $1.9 million settlement. In 2002, four different men were charged in the case. All four were later convicted. Three are serving life terms and the fourth was sentenced to 15 to 30 years. The crime was explored in a 2007 book titled The Lex Street Massacre: The True Story of the Worst Mass Murder in Philadelphia History, by Antonne M. Jones.
- Soteropoulos, Jacqueline (2004-02-25). "Ex-girlfriend testifies in Lex St. murder trial She said Dawud Faruqi pretended he was a Phila. police officer and watched news about the killings". Philadelphia Inquirer.
- Soteropoulos, Jacqueline (2003-01-16). "2 brothers accused in Lex St. massacre are held for trial". Philadelphia Inquirer.
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