District Attorney Seth Williams
The victim, now 24, testified in painful detail to the attacks when he was just 10 and 11-years-old.
The judge has ruled that there will be a new sentencing hearing, something district attorney Williams is opposed to.
Appearing on Eyewitness News on the CW-Philly, this morning, Nutter said the city will continue to pursue all possible legal action against the property owners, including “outstanding taxes, where the owners are, what they’re doing — their failure to respond to at least three violation notices that we sent. We know that they received them.”
The former chief financial officer of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has been charged with stealing nearly a million dollars from the church’s general operating fund over a nearly six-year period.
Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal says he is surprised and somewhat disappointed that he will not get a new sentencing hearing.
Nearly a dozen people, including a uniformed Philadelphia police officer, were charged on Tuesday in an alleged insurance fraud scheme. Investigators believe it could have taken in millions of dollars.
Members of a support group for clergy molestation victims, called ‘SNAP,’ protested outside the Philadelphia Archdiocese headquarters Friday, urging Archbishop Cardinal Rigali to ‘immediately suspend dozens of accused clerics.’
A group of criminal justice system officials, focusing on Philadelphia, has announced two new initiatives: a best-practices guide book for judges to deal with the pervasive problem of victim-witness threats and intimidation, and a court rule change that will spare victims from coming to court to state the obvious.
If you have a court date this morning you should plan on getting there early because today is the first day of so-called community or ‘zone’ courts. Many hearings previously held in the police districts and divisions have been moved to the Criminal Justice Center.