A 17-year-old Philadelphia boy charged with witness intimidation and making terrorist threats by way of Twitter pleaded guilty Wednesday in family court.
A jury has found a central Pennsylvania police chief guilty of theft by extortion for telling motorists they could avoid traffic fines if they made donations to a borough playground fund.
Prosecutors say former officer Rafael Cordero told his half-brother David Garcia, a former criminal informant, about a video-surveillance camera that federal agents installed in a garage used to store drugs, guns and money.
David Rothman, a Penn State graduate and who made $600,000 in 2011, pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering and wire fraud in March 2013.
After the guilty verdict or plea but before sentencing, officers conduct what’s called a presentencing investigation in which they find out about the character of the defendant.
Thursday’s verdict means 19-year-old Bruce Williams Jr., of York, faces up to 40 years in prison when he returns for sentencing Oct. 16.
A Philadelphia jury today convicted West Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell on three counts of first-degree murder as well as involuntary manslaughter in the death of a woman who died during an abortion at his clinic.
Kathleen Dorsett told a judge Thursday she sent 42-year-old Stephen Moore to his death in the backyard, where her father was waiting to kill him, in 2010.
Jodi Arias, a 32-year-old small-town waitress and aspiring photographer, was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday afternoon.
On Monday, the former principal and two teachers at Triton High School in South Jersey took a plea deal from prosecutors in a sex scandal and alleged cover-up that rocked Runnemede last year.
Federal prosecutors say a Canadian man has pleaded guilty to coercion and enticement of a 14-year-old girl he met online.
The county prosecutor’s office says 36-year-old Roy Patterson of Shamong admitted to slamming a 77-year-old woman’s face to the ground and taking her car.
Ryan, who was 9 years old at the time but has since turned 10, was visiting from Philadelphia with his family and had just left a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and Philadelphia Phillies at the ballpark.