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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.
Kensington Man Will Go To Trial For Murder Of 95-Year-Old NeighborA man has been ordered to stand trial on charges he murdered a 95-year-old woman in their Kensington neighborhood during an attempted sexual assault earlier this year.
UPDATE: Jury In Kaboni Savage Trial Votes Unanimously For Death PenaltyThe federal jury considering the penalty for convicted drug kingpin and murderer Kaboni Savage has voted unanimously that Savage shall be sentenced to death.
Gosnell To Plead Guilty To Distributing Prescription Pills Out Of ClinicConvicted abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell is planning to plead guilty next week to federal charges he was distributing hundreds of thousands of prescription pills and other narcotics to patients out of his West Philadelphia women's clinic.
Pennsylvania Abortion Clinic Trial Jurors Break For WeekendA Philadelphia jury is breaking for the weekend amid deliberations in the capital murder case of an abortion provider.
West Philadelphia Abortion Doctor Murder Trial Has National ImpactFor weeks, jurors in Philadelphia heard grim testimony about deaths and squalor at Dr. Kermit Gosnell's inner-city abortion clinic. While they listened, the murder case reverberated far beyond the courtroom, changing — at least for the moment — the tone of the national debate on abortion.
Opponents, Proponents Of Debate Exploit Philadelphia Abortion Doctor’s Murder TrialPhiladelphia prosecutors predicted two years ago that the indictment of an abortion provider charged with killing babies would be exploited by both sides of the nation's polarized abortion debate.
Admitted Hitman Hopes Testimony Equals Less Prison TimeWitness Lamont Lewis has admitted to committing 11 murders, including the arson murders of a witness's family, but the defense contends he is lying about others to help himself.
Trial Underway For Teen Accused Of Gunning Down WWII VetProsecutor Thomas Lipscomb has told the jury 87-year-old George Greaves survived the deadliest war in human history, only to be gunned down, shot once in the chest, in his driveway by a teenage girl.
Jury Deliberations Resume In Rape And Killing Of Sabina O'DonnelJury deliberations are scheduled to resume this morning in the murder trial of Donte Johnson. He is accused of raping and strangling 20-year-old Sabina O'Donnel near her Northern Liberties home two years ago.
Parents Held For Trial In Son's DeathKhalil Wimes, 6, weighed just 29 pounds when he died last month. Parents Floyd and Tina are accused of abusing Khalil and face 1st degree murder charges.
Witness Tearfully Recalls The Night Billy Panas Was KilledThere’s been heartbreaking testimony in the trial of a former Philadelphia police officer charged with murdering a young man during a Port Richmond neighborhood fight in 2009.
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