Twenty-six-year-old Carlos Rivera was ordered held for trial this week for the murder of his girlfriend and her son in their Wissinoming apartment early last month, based on an alleged confession to police.
Carlos Rivera, 25, is facing several charges in the murders of 35-year old Atlanta Deveney and her son, Elijah Rosado.
Police say the woman, Atlanta Deveney, 35, was choked and beaten, and her child, Elijah Rosado, 12, was stabbed in the neck and chest before the apartment caught fire.
There’s been a string of disturbing deaths in Philadelphia involving parents who allegedly fail to feed vulnerable children.
The parents of a three-year-old Philadelphia girl, who only weighed 11 pounds at the time of her death, have been charged with murder.
Officials say the girl weighed only 11 pounds when she was admitted to Einstein Medical Center overnight Monday.
A normal three-year-old weighs 25 to 36 pounds.