Zachary "Kato" Earvin, 31, warned people in a house on Union Street near Parrish that someone was going to die.
A few minutes later, shortly after 11 p.m. on May 13, 1998, Earvin, of Pennsgrove Street near 39th, triggered his own prophesy. He shot and killed Lonnie "Pop" Collins, 58, wounded Carlton "Blue" Randolph, and fired shots that missed Robert Collins, the victim's brother, said Assistant District Attorney Mark Gilson.
Yesterday, a jury that convicted Earvin of first-degree murder and aggravated assault was unable to agree on a life or death sentence. So Common Pleas Judge Ricardo C. Jackson was required to sentence Earvin to life without parole.