Judge Teresa Sarmina

Back to Death Row for Philadelphia Man Who Avoided 2012 ExecutionTerrance Williams, convicted in 1986 of the robbery and bludgeoning murder of a man he later set on fire, would have been the first person executed in Philadelphia since Gary Heidinick, in 1999.
Philadelphia DA May Appeal Commutation of Cop Killer's Death SentenceEdward Bracey was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Danny Boyle in 1991.
Philadelphia DA Irate That Archdiocese Posted Msgr. Lynn's BailThomas 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.
Phila. Monsignor To Be Released On Bail in Child Endangerment CaseAn appeals court last week overturned Lynn's conviction in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia child sex abuse case.
Phila. Judge Overturns Death Sentence In Controversial 1984 Murder CaseConvicted Philadelphia murderer Terrance Williams is no longer on Death Row.
Judge Could Issue Stay Of Execution For Convicted KillerThe execution of a Philadelphia man could be stopped.
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.
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.
Judge Refuses To Bow Out Of Philadelphia Clergy Child Abuse TrialA Philadelphia judge today rejected a defense motion that she remove herself from the pending clergy child sex abuse case because of bias.
Philadelphia Judge Will Allow Priests' Prosecutors To Paint History of Archdiocese InactionA 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.
More Shocking Allegations Emerge in Philadelphia Priest Child-Sex ScandalThe 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.
Lay Teacher Charged In Priest Sex Abuse Case To Stand Trial SeparatelyAt 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.