Charles Peruto Jr.
A hearing is scheduled later this morning for a state lawmaker charged in a sting investigation that recorded Philadelphia elected officials accepting money.
The Philadelphia district attorney’s office says State Rep. JP Miranda failed to show for his hearing and did not give notice to the court, so it requested a bench warrant for his arrest.
Philadelphia police officer Gerald Gibson, a son-in-law of the Pennsylvania governor, was fired after he allegedly stole marked money during a sting.
Investigators say it may be several more days before toxicology results are available and a ruling is made in Julia Law’s death.
There is now a gag order imposed on all parties in the case, so neither the prosecution nor defense can make statements in reaction to Bevilacqua’s death.
Thomas Bellezza, 51, will spend 4¼-12 years behind bars after admitting he used a baseball bat to beat another man to death last year during a jealous rage over a former girlfriend.