Former Lancaster man convicted in drag racing crash that killed Philly mother, 3 children

Khusen Akhmedov

PHILADELPHIA (WHTM) – A former Lancaster man has been found guilty in a drag racing that killed a Philadelphia woman and her three children two years ago.

Khusen Akhmedov, 24, was found guilty after a non-jury trial Monday. He was convicted on all charges including four counts each of third-degree murder, homicide by vehicle, and involuntary manslaughter.

Prosecutors say Akhmedov and Ahmen Holloman were racing when Akhmedov struck and killed 28-year-old Samara Banks and her three young sons as they crossed Roosevelt Boulevard in July 2013. The children were between 7 months and 4 years old.

Holloman, 32, was sentenced last week to 5-10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to four counts of homicide by vehicle.

Akhmedov was sentenced in June 2014 to 27 months in prison on unrelated federal charges. Prosecutors said he participated in a scheme to defraud Medicare when he worked as an EMT for Penn Choice Ambulance.

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