PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Zamir Burton, the fourth and final defendant in the torture and brutal killing of Darius Cheesboro, is facing decades in prison.
In September, Burton, 22, was found guilty of 3rd-degree murder, attempted murder, and related charges for killing Cheesboro and mutilating another man in 2019.
Burton was accused of luring Cheesboro and the other victim on two different occasions back in December 2019. Both were stabbed, beaten, burned, and strangled. Cheeseboro was killed and his body was dumped over a bridge. The other victim’s bloody body was thrown in a backyard after the group thought he was dead but the man lived and was able to escape.
Burton was sentenced to 48 ½ to 97 years in prison.
His three co-defendants — Jordan Oliver-Williams, Lashawna Dantzler and Zahmir Mason — all pleaded guilty to the same charges in the case. Oliver-Williams and Mason were sentenced to decades in prison.
Dantzler, both Cheeseboro and the unidentified victim’s ex-girlfriend, will be sentenced in December.