Jurors Set To Begin Deliberations in 2009 'Piazza at Schmidt's' Double MurderIf found guilty, all the defendants face mandatory life prison terms without chance of parole.
Judge Tells Jury In Piazza Murder Trial To Disregard Testimony Of Admitted ShooterJudge Jeffrey Minehart on Monday told the jury to ignore the testimony of Donnell Murchison because of his refusal to answer the majority of questions, depriving the defense of its right to cross-examine him.
Trial Opens For 3 Charged In Piazza-at-Schmidt's Double MurderProsecutor Jennifer Selber told jurors that security video of the newly opened "Piazza Navona" apartment building in Northern Liberties showed all of the defendants in three stages: a bungled burglary, a dropped drug deal, and a robbery gone bad that turned into a double murder.
Opening Statements Today In Piazza At Schmidts Double-Murder TrialBack in 2009, the Piazza at Schmidts apartment complex had just opened in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia, but the headlines that followed were about a double murder there.
Jury Selection Resumes In Piazza At Schmidt's Double Murder CaseThe judge says he would like to seat a panel and begin opening statements on Monday.
Two Plead Guilty In Piazza-at-Schmidt's Double MurdersIn an unusual move for unspecified security reasons, Philadelphia judge Jeffrey Minehart cleared his courtroom in the Criminal Justice Center before taking a guilty plea.