Officials note that today’s proceeding was far calmer than the previous one, during which the defendant had to be subdued by court deputies and police officers.
Prosecutors say the preliminary hearing for the defendants, charged with the March 5th murder of officer Robert Wilson III, will take at least several hours as prosecutors present video evidence, eyewitnesses, ballistics, crime scene, and autopsy results.
North Phila. Daycare Operator Gets Time Served in Manslaughter Case, Now Heading to Prison For Fraud
Tianna Edwards, 32, pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing over $1 million in government funds. She also pleaded guilty in state court in the 2012 death of a seven-year-old boy.
Arkel Garcia is accused of killing 21-year-old Christian Massey to get his “Beats by Dr. Dre” headset.
Kerri Holland testified that she and victim Kevin Kless were walking arm-in-arm when Kless was pulled away from her by two men who attacked from behind and started beating Kless on the head.
Philadelphia police have testified to the danger and subsequent carnage during that night last September.
Defendant Daniel Shelley has been ordered held for trial even though two witnesses — including the alleged target of the shooting — recanted on the witness stand, denying they had told police that Shelley was the shooter.