PHILADELPHIA - A South Philadelphia teen was sentenced Monday to 37 years to life in prison after being convicted in the 2017 shooting deaths of two 16-year-old boys.
Brandon Olivieri, now 18, was convicted in May of first-degree murder in the death of Salvatore DiNubile and third-degree murder in the death of Caleer Miller.
An 18-year-old friend of DiNubile testified that on the night of the killing, Olivieri, approached DiNubile at 12th and Ritner streets. The two reportedly talked, and Olivieri pulled out a pistol. As the two reportedly wrestled for the weapon, DiNubile was shot and later died. Miller, who arrived that night with Olivieri, was also shot and killed.
Left to right: Salvatore DiNubile and Caleer Miller
A police officer testified that he found DiNubile moments after the shooting, gasping for breath and begging for help.
The Miller family says its loss is great.
"It's really just heartbreaking to have to see him and know he's responsible for taking my cousin's life, my first cousin," Danae Mitchell said.
Olivieri was 16 at the time of the shooting.