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.
The five-year-old victim was kidnapped from her West Philadelphia school by a woman posing as her mother, then sexually assaulted.
It happened around noon Monday in the 4200 block of Malta Street.
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.
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.
One billboard is above Tony Luke’s, the cheesesteak shop near Front and Oregon, the other is at Ninth and Washington.
Two suspects are facing murder charges in the deaths of an elderly couple who were found in their Philadelphia home late last week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Police say suspect Anthony Waters was hosing blood off one the victims when officers arrived on the scene.
It’s a cold case, but police and a distraught mother still look for justice in a 2011 murder in Cedarbrook, in the far northwest section of Philadelphia.
Everett Gillison, deputy mayor for public safety, says the spike in homicides, combined with the raw emotional impact of the Trayvon Martin case, pushed the Nutter administration to verbalize its tactics.
Defendant Joseph Woods, 41, has admitted that he targeted women he saw he saw on Septa’s Broad Street Subway line, following them off the trains and attacking them.