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Federal sentence added for man convicted of murdering Farrell tavern owner

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A federal judge has placed a ten year prison sentence on top of the two life sentences being served by the man convicted of murdering Farrell Tavern owner William Basilone Jr. in December 2011.

Twenty-year-old Joshua Stewart of Farrell is already in a Pennsylvania prison for killing Basilone, and robbing the B&M Market.

Now Stewart has pleaded guilty to violating federal Hobbs Act and Hobbs act robbery laws.  He was immediately given a ten year sentence, that will be served concurrently with his life sentences.

The Hobbs Act prohibits actual or attempted robbery or extortion affecting interstate or foreign commerce.

Stewart was 18-years-old at the time that he and Devine Campbell robbed the B&M Market in Farrell on Dec. 20, 2011. Upon entering the store, Campbell demanded that the store owner open his register and hand over more than $100 in cash.

Meanwhile, Stewart kept watch and served as a “lookout,” making sure that the police did not come in the store. In addition, Stewart stole cigarettes from the store. After these items were taken, both robbers fled from the store.

On Jan. 17, 2014, Campbell pled guilty to conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery and Hobbs Act robbery in federal court and was sentenced to 15-years in prison. Campbell admitted that he shot the owner of B&M Market during the course of the Dec. 20, 2011 robbery.

The remaining five years of Campbell’s federal sentence is to be served consecutively to Campbell’s state court murder sentence.

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