Judge Jeffrey Minehart

Chancier McFarland and Rafael Jones.

First-Degree Murder Conviction in 2012 Shooting Death of Philadelphia Cop

Judge Jeffrey Minehart found Rafael Jones (right photo) guilty in the attempted robbery and subsequent murder of Moses Walker Jr., who was on his way home after completing his shift in the 22nd police district.

12/11/2014

(Officer Moses Walker.  Phila. PD photo)

Dramatic Testimony In Trial Of Accused Philadelphia Cop-Killer

Witnesses have detailed the final minutes of Officer Moses Walker’s life, and a critical decision to walk from the station house.

12/09/2014

Chancier McFarland and Rafael Jones.

Accused Killer of Off-Duty Philadelphia Cop Chooses Non-Jury Trial

Rafael Jones and a co-defendant, Chancier McFarland, were charged with the 2012 robbery and murder of off-duty police officer Moses Walker.

12/08/2014

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Regusters Convicted of Kidnapping, Molesting West Philadelphia Kindergartener

A Philadelphia jury has found Christina Regusters guilty of kidnapping a five-year-old girl from her West Philadelphia kindergarten class, molesting her, then leaving her in an Upper Darby playground.

09/12/2014

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Prosecution in Philadelphia Trial Paints Picture of Deceptive Kidnapper

The five-year-old victim, blindfolded during most of her kidnap ordeal, has testified that she was aware of three people: the disguised woman who kidnapped her, a man, and another woman who identified herself as “China.”

09/04/2014

( Shanta Taylor and Cornell Lisbon, surrounded by their children, exchange wedding vows on Valentine's Day at Reading Terminal Market.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Couples Marry at Reading Terminal Market in Annual Valentine’s Tradition

Judge Jeffrey Minehart, who normally handles high-profile homicide trials, presided in the Center Court of the historic market for Valentine’s Day weddings.

02/14/2014

(Phila. PD photo)

Gosnell Aide Gets Probation in West Philadelphia Abortion Clinic Case

Judge Jeffrey Minehart sentenced 56-year-old Eileen O’Neill on her conspiracy and theft convictions.

07/15/2013

(Philadelphia's Criminal Justice Center, at 13th and Filbert Streets.  File photo by Tony Hanson)

Judge in Gosnell Case Warns TV Crews Away From Jurors

Lawyers in the case had an in-chambers conversation with Judge Jeffrey Minehart about TV crews taking pictures of jurors, apparently inadvertently, as they left the Criminal Justice Center on Monday.

05/07/2013

(Dr. Kermit Gosnell, in file photo.)

Defense Rests Quickly in Murder Trial of West Philadelphia Abortion Doctor

Closing arguments are scheduled for Monday, followed by jury deliberations.

04/24/2013

(Dr. Kermit Gosnell, in file photo.)

Judge Tosses 3 of 8 Murder Counts Against West Phila. Abortion Doc

The judge overseeing the trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell said there was insufficient evidence in some of the cases.

04/23/2013

(Credit: Pat Loeb)

Six Couples Tie The Knot Amid Reading Terminal Market’s Valentine Lunch Crowd

Judge Jeffrey Minehart — the man with the most romantic name on the bench — has become the designated Valentine’s day wedding officiator.

02/14/2012

(Surveillance video caught suspects entering the Piazza At Schmidt’s apartment building in Northern Liberties shortly before two people were murdered there.)

Judge Tells Jury In Piazza Murder Trial To Disregard Testimony Of Admitted Shooter

Judge 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.

11/22/2011

(Surveillance video caught suspects entering the Piazza At Schmidt's apartment building in Northern Liberties shortly before two people were murdered there.)

Two Plead Guilty In Piazza-at-Schmidt’s Double Murders

In an unusual move for unspecified security reasons, Philadelphia judge Jeffrey Minehart cleared his courtroom in the Criminal Justice Center before taking a guilty plea.

11/07/2011

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