Brothers Acquitted of Attempted Homicide Charges in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE -- A jury acquitted two brothers of attempted homicide charges in Wilkes-Barre.

It was a split verdict in the trial of Ibn McClain, 17, and his brother Dashawn McLendon, 22.

Prosecutors say the brothers shot and tried to kill Ian Nieves after he gave them a ride in December of 2015.

The brothers claim the shooting was self-defense after a drug deal gone bad.

Both were convicted on gun charges. McClain was also convicted of assault.

They're scheduled to be sentenced in October.

8 comments

  • Fredric

    Let’s be honest. The D. A., the D. A. Staff and D. A. Team and tens of thousands of taxpayers’ dollars could not make their case against a Public Defender with none of these.

    I’m glad the newsroom didn’t publish the prosecutors’ names. What a travesty!!

  • Sasquatch

    I’m sure once they serve Time for the other infractions they will leave the correctional facility fine upstanding citizens since they will find Jesus or Allah while they are being reformed avoiding the other incarcerated gang members getting a education and proper health care and drug treatment I feel bad for these two young gentlemen since myself a white male am probably responsible for these men being repressed and taking the good jobs away and obey the law and buy not using drugs and allowing the producers of rap and Hip Hop to degrade the culture not to mention the high rate of black on black crime…….. BAAHAAHAAHAAHAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • El Ma

    Well, think about it. If they had been found “guilty,” then it very well could have resulted in an organized riot.

    What goes around will come around. I don’t expect this to be the last time that these brothers are in the news.

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