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Philadelphia Man Charged With Murdering Girlfriend and Setting Fire To Her Home

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Frankford man is under arrest, charged in the murder of his girlfriend — a mother of two — whose body was found early Monday morning in her burned-out home in East Mount Airy with her throat cut.

Philadelphia police picked up 32-year-old Donald Newsome of the 1600 block of Brill Street yesterday.

Authorities say he slashed the throat of 27-year-old Rosalyn Daniels in her house, along the 1200 block of East Cliveden Street, and then set the place on fire (see related story).

Police say it happened after an argument; family members say Daniels wanted to break up with Newsome.

Daniels’ young son and daughter were not in the home at the time of the killing or the blaze.

Newsome was being held without bail as he awaits a preliminary hearing, set for August 10th.

Reported by Ian Bush, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  • Anonymous

    If you’re single, stay that way. Because nowadays, if it’s not working out and you want to break up, they want to kill you. They have this mentality that ‘if I can’t have you then nobody else can have you’, which pretty much means a break up is also a death warrant. My Prayers go out to the Family and Friends, and especially to the two Children who are now without a Mother.

    • Brown....

      With that bleak outlook why get out of bed in the morning. It all comes down to who you surround yourself with & not life as it is today. Who are these so called “THEY” . Wake up and get trashy people out of your circle PLAIN AND SIMPLE

      • Anonymous

        I’m married 42 years, so YOU need to wake up. As for my comment, it is what it is. And millions of people agree with me. It’s a sad trend that’s happening whether YOU like it or not. It’s in the news ALL THE TIME. When a relationship doesn’t work out and one person wants to break up, the other person can’t take the rejection and they wind up killing the person who wants out. Read the papers because it’s happening everyday. You don’t have to be surrounded by trashy people either. It’s happening in all walks of life. PLAIN AND SIMPLE!!

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