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Judge Teresa Sarmina

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Philadelphia DA May Appeal Commutation of Cop Killer’s Death Sentence

Edward Bracey was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Danny Boyle in 1991.

01/14/2014

(Philadelphia DA Seth Williams speaks to the press outside the Union League, on South Broad Street, on Tuesday evening.)

Philadelphia DA Irate That Archdiocese Posted Msgr. Lynn’s Bail

Thomas Bergstrom says his client could be out of prison as early as Thursday, or as late as sometime next week, as they coordinate Msgr. William Lynn’s appearance before a Philadelphia judge.

01/01/2014

(Msgr. William Lynn, with his attorneys, in file photo.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Phila. Monsignor To Be Released On Bail in Child Endangerment Case

An appeals court last week overturned Lynn’s conviction in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia child sex abuse case.

12/30/2013

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Phila. Judge Overturns Death Sentence In Controversial 1984 Murder Case

Convicted Philadelphia murderer Terrance Williams is no longer on Death Row.

09/28/2012

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Judge Could Issue Stay Of Execution For Convicted Killer

The execution of a Philadelphia man could be stopped.

09/20/2012

(File photo of Msgr. William Lynn, with his attorney. Credit: Steve Tawa)

Lawyers For Convicted Priest Seek House Arrest

Lawyers for Philadelphia Monsignor William Lynn, the first Roman Catholic cleric in the United States to be convicted of child endangerment for his role in the clergy abuse scandal, will be in court Tuesday morning seeking to free him from prison.

06/25/2012

(Msgr. William Lynn, in file photo)

Focus at Philadelphia Priests’ Sex Abuse Trial: Who Was In Charge?

It has become apparent that priests suspected of preying on children were shuffled, for decades, from one parish to another in the Philadelphia archdiocese.

04/11/2012

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Judge Refuses To Bow Out Of Philadelphia Clergy Child Abuse Trial

A Philadelphia judge today rejected a defense motion that she remove herself from the pending clergy child sex abuse case because of bias.

02/15/2012

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Philadelphia Judge Will Allow Priests’ Prosecutors To Paint History of Archdiocese Inaction

A Philadelphia judge has ruled that evidence of alleged “prior bad acts” can be admitted in the upcoming child sex abuse trial of three Catholic clergymen.

02/06/2012

(File photo of Msgr. William Lynn, with his attorney. Credit: Steve Tawa)

More Shocking Allegations Emerge in Philadelphia Priest Child-Sex Scandal

The prosecution alleges these “prior bad acts” show a pattern of conduct by the church that contributed to the criminal conduct of defendant Msgr. William Lynn.

01/25/2012

Edward Avery, Charles Engelhardt, James Brennan, Bernard Shero, and William Lynn are charged in connection with sex crimes against children.  Photos provided by Phila. DA's office)

Lay Teacher Charged In Priest Sex Abuse Case To Stand Trial Separately

At this point, a trial is scheduled in March for a high-ranking monsignor and three current or former priests, but Judge Lillian Ransom has ruled former Catholic school teacher Bernard Shero should get a separate trial, after the proceeding for his former co-defendants.

12/22/2011

(Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua.)

Cardinal Bevilacqua Will Testify On Video In Philadelphia’s Priest Child Sex Case

A Philadelphia judge says Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua will testify in the Catholic sex abuse scandal involving priests and leaders within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia — but he may or not end up on the witness stand.

11/18/2011

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