Philadelphia Crime

Mayor Nutter Praises Police, Local Groups For Drop In Violent Crime In PhiladelphiaNutter attributes the lower numbers not just to good policing, but also to cooperation from community groups that represent the city's minority residents.
Conviction in Gruesome 2012 North Phila. Home Invasion Robbery-MurderVictim 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.
Hearing Date Set For 3 Charged In Center City Beating of Gay CoupleThe 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.
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.
Firebomber Who Killed 6 in North Philadelphia Gets Life SentenceRobert 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.
Regusters Convicted of Kidnapping, Molesting West Philadelphia KindergartenerA 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.
Defense Presents Closing Argument in West Phila. Kidnap-Rape CaseThe five-year-old victim was kidnapped from her West Philadelphia school by a woman posing as her mother, then sexually assaulted.
1 Dead, 2 Injured In Juniata Triple ShootingIt happened around noon Monday in the 4200 block of Malta Street.
At Trial, Police Describe Search That Led to Kidnap-Rape Defendant Christina RegustersTestimony 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.
Trial Ordered in Alleged South Philadelphia Backpack MurderA 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.
South Phila. Billboards Promote Reward For Info in 2013 MurderOne billboard is above Tony Luke's, the cheesesteak shop near Front and Oregon, the other is at Ninth and Washington.
Cops: 2 Facing Murder Charges In Deaths Of Elderly Couple In Strawberry MansionTwo suspects are facing murder charges in the deaths of an elderly couple who were found in their Philadelphia home late last week.
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