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Graham was indicted for attempted burglary for allegedly trying to break into Romano’s residence just days before the homicide and participating in a criminal gang. He pleaded guilty to participating in a criminal gang, a second degree felony. The attempted burglary charge was dropped
Douglas Best, 29, of Richmond Street, pleaded guilty in October to two counts of aggravated murder with gun specifications for the death of Romano at his Lafayette Avenue home and for the shooting death of Hoskins, whose body was found inside a Jacoby Avenue house.
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In April, Derrick Brown, 22, of 815 Crawford St., pleaded guilty as charged to attempted burglary, aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery and aggravated murder for his part in the death of Romano.
Both men are serving prison sentences of life with the possibility of parole after 51 years.
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Romano was shot to death on Nov. 4. He was hit four times by bullets, with three of them striking him in the chest, leg and neck. He was killed in his kitchen at 1517 Lafayette Ave., according to Middletown police.
Hoskins was found shot inside a home at 1507 Jacoby Ave. just hours later on Nov. 5. Middletown firefighters were called to the scene and found flames shooting from the second floor, and Hoskins’ body at the top of the home’s stairway.