"I think it pretty much speaks for itself," Assistant District Attorney Brendan O'Malley said after the hearing. "It's a shocking amount of violence - and how these people were shot - even in Philadelphia."
Defense attorney Michael Medway made no arguments about the three murder charges but asked O'Keefe to drop the charges stemming from the June 4 shooting of cabdriver William Carney because, he said, Mackie did not know his accomplice was going to shoot the man.
Carney, 53, testified that he picked up Mackie and another man about 1:45 a.m. on Germantown Avenue near Chelten, stopped to get gas and then drove them to Hortter Street near Chew Avenue in East Mount Airy.
After a brief discussion, the other man put a handgun to Carney's temple, the cabdriver recalled. "I said, 'I don't believe you all are trying to do this,' " he said.
Mackie told the other man to rifle through his pockets, said Carney, who grabbed the gun and was shot in the right elbow.
"It made a big impact. My hat blew off, and when I got myself together I pulled off," said Carney, who was able to flag down police officers, who took him to a hospital.
The 25-year cabbie's right hand is swollen and he is still recovering, he said.
Homicide Detective Henry Glenn testified that Mackie confessed on July 24 to the attack on Carney and to the three July slayings while at Albert Einstein Medical Center.
He was taken to Einstein after being shot in the back, neck and right shoulder by police and FBI agents during a July 22 shootout in East Mount Airy that killed his brother Tevin Hammond, 21. Mackie has not yet been charged in that case.
Mackie's first fatality, Glenn said, was Carlos Barnes, 51, whom he shot to death July 9 at the victim's home on Sharswood Street near 24th. They went there so Barnes could sell Mackie a gun, but the defendant instead shot the victim once in the face and twice in the chest and stole the gun, Glenn said.
On July 15, Mackie allegedly shot Tyrone Hayes, 20, five times on 23rd Street near Jefferson, killing him.
On July 18, Mackie allegedly shot Otif Wright three times in the face on 53rd Street near Market because he thought Wright had tried to set up his brother to get killed during a gun-buying mission.
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