PHILADELPHIA – The second defendant in a carjacking that ended with the deaths of a mother and three children selling fruit at a busy Philadelphia intersection has been sentenced to 45 to 90 years in prison.
Prosecutors say 21-year-old Jonathan Rosa and a co-defendant forced a real estate agent into her SUV and sexually assaulted her as they drove off in the vehicle in July 2014.
They say the vehicle blew a tire and crashed into the fruit stand, killing 34-year-old Keisha Williams and three children ages 7 to 15.
Investigators say the family was raising money for their church.
Co-defendant Cornelius Crawford is serving a 50- to 100-year sentence. Both men pleaded guilty to third-degree murder, sexual assault and other crimes.
Rosa has expressed remorse for the crash in court.
This story has been corrected to show the spelling of the victim's last name is Williams, not William.