Philadelphia Crime

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Conviction in Gruesome 2012 North Phila. Home Invasion Robbery-Murder

Victim John Paul was shot and killed when he confronted the intruders in March 2012, and his wife Sherrell was shot nearly a dozen times and left for dead. She survived.

09/30/2014

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Hearing Date Set For 3 Charged In Center City Beating of Gay Couple

The preliminary hearing for defendants Philip Williams, Kevin Harrigan, and Katherine Knott will be the first court test of the prosecution’s evidence in a case that has drawn national attention.

09/30/2014

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Two Men Hospitalized In West Philadelphia Shooting

It happened about 10:20 this morning in the 200 block of North Avondale Street, where, authorities say, two men were shot multiple times.

09/29/2014

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Firebomber Who Killed 6 in North Philadelphia Gets Life Sentence

Robert Merritt was the one who actually set the fire at about 5am, throwing a lit gasoline can into the living room on orders of a local drug kingpin.

09/19/2014

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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)

Defense Presents Closing Argument in West Phila. Kidnap-Rape Case

The five-year-old victim was kidnapped from her West Philadelphia school by a woman posing as her mother, then sexually assaulted.

09/10/2014

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1 Dead, 2 Injured In Juniata Triple Shooting

It happened around noon Monday in the 4200 block of Malta Street.

09/08/2014

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

At Trial, Police Describe Search That Led to Kidnap-Rape Defendant Christina Regusters

Testimony in the trial of a 21-year-old woman charged with kidnapping a Philadelphia child from her elementary school and then sexually assualting her focused today on the police investigation that led to the defendant.

08/29/2014

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Trial Ordered in Alleged South Philadelphia Backpack Murder

A police sergeant testified that he pulled up on the scene right after the shooting last September and found Jose Gabino Aparicio dying in a friend’s arms.

07/29/2014

(A billboard above Tony Luke's advertises the reward for information in the murder of Don Ly.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

South Phila. Billboards Promote Reward For Info in 2013 Murder

One billboard is above Tony Luke’s, the cheesesteak shop near Front and Oregon, the other is at Ninth and Washington.

07/24/2014

Suspects Justen Smith and Terry Ballard. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Cops: 2 Facing Murder Charges In Deaths Of Elderly Couple In Strawberry Mansion

Two suspects are facing murder charges in the deaths of an elderly couple who were found in their Philadelphia home late last week.

07/21/2014

(The vacant lot next to an abandoned home on North Third Street where Laura Araujo's body was found in a duffel bag.  Image from CBS-3)

Neighbor Charged With Murder of Philadelphia Art School Graduate

Police say Jeremiah Jakson, 22, lived in the same boarding house as victim Laura Araujo. They think he killed her after was burglarizing her room.

07/16/2014

(The vacant lot next to an abandoned home on North Third Street where Laura Araujo's body was found in a duffel bag.  Image from CBS-3)

Woman Found In Duffel Bag ID’d; Police Questioning Person Of Interest

Police say the body discovered by a trash picker in the 2200 block of North Third Street has been identified as that of 23-year-old Laura Araujo.

07/15/2014

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Suspect Fingered by GPS Tracker After String of NE Philly Store Holdups

Richard Bynum, 48, who lives on 79th Street near Washington Lane, was arrested on robbery and related charges after a tracking device was found in his car.

07/03/2014

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Philadelphia Man Convicted of Abusing Young Son For Two Years

The victim testified in court that the sexual assaults began when he was five and continued for two years, until the father married another woman.

06/26/2014

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