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Accused Killer of Center City Pediatrician Repeats Assertion That Confession Was ForcedThe Levittown, Pa. man charged with killing a doctor in her center city home in 2013 has completed his time on the witness stand.
Wrangling Over Evidence As Exterminator's Murder Trial Begins in PhiladelphiaJason Smith is accused of strangling Dr. Melissa Ketunuti, then setting her body on fire in the basement of her Naudain Street home.
Opening Statements Set For Today In Trial of Exterminator Charged With Killing Doctor in Her Center City HomeDefense lawyer Michael Farrell claims there was insufficient probable cause to arrest Smith at the time, and his subsequent 'blurt out' statement that 'she was alive when I left the house,' and confession to detectives in the homicide unit should not be presented to jurors.
Jury Selection Begins in Trial of Exterminator Charged With Killing Doctor in Her Center City HomeDefense attorney Michael Farrell has filed a motion to suppress the confession that his client, Jason Smith, gave to detectives.
Suspect In Death Of Center City Doctor Held For TrialAccording to a statement read in court, the alleged killer of a Children’s Hospital pediatrician says she pleaded for her life as he strangled her inside her Center City home in January.
Accused Center City Doctor Killer Exposed Himself During Road Rage IncidentCourt documents show Jason Smith, accused of murdering a doctor in Center City, plead guilty to exposing himself during a road rage incident on I-95 last year.
Woman Once Close With Family Of Suspected Center City Doctor Killer Speaks Out"I know what Jason did is a horrible, horrible, thing," said 59-year-old Kathleen McGrath, of Danboro, as she showed pictures from when she says she dated Sharon Smith; the mother of accused killer, Jason Smith.
In Wake of Pediatrician's Murder, Caution Urged Before Allowing Contractors Into HomeExperts want to make sure you know how to screen the contractors you hire so you can stay safe when you need to bring someone you don't know into your home -- particularly if you live alone.
Cops: Argument With Exterminator Led To Murder Of CHOP DoctorAn argument between an exterminator and a center city doctor led to her gruesome death inside the basement of her home, police said Thursday.
Person Of Interest In Custody In Murder Of Center City DoctorPolice sources tell CBS Philly that a person of interest was taken into custody Wednesday evening in connection with the murder of a Center City doctor.
UPDATE: $35,000 Reward Offered In Murder Of CHOP Doctor A reward of $35,000 is now being offered for the arrest and conviction of the suspect responsible for the gruesome murder of a doctor who was found bound and burned inside her Center City apartment earlier this week.
Police Identify Body Of Burned CHOP Doctor Found Inside Center City HomeBut, they say 35-year-old Melissa Ketunuti's body was on fire, found by her dog walker, in the basement of her row-home along the 1700 block of Naudain Street.

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