A Montgomery County judge has imposed the two death sentences that a jury determined were warranted for convicted killer Raghu Yandamuri who was found guilty last month of murdering a 10-month-old baby and her grandmother in a botched kidnapping.
After three and a half hours of deliberations, the seven men and five women delivered the death penalty to Raghu Yandamuri for the killings of Saanvi Venna and her grandmother.
The Upper Merion man was found guilty of murdering a grandmother and her infant granddaughter two years ago. He acted as his own attorney during the trial phase.
A Montgomery County jury has found an Upper Merion man guilty of all charges including two counts of first degree murder for killing a ten-month-old girl and her grandmother during a botched kidnapping attempt nearly two years ago.
After nearly six hours of deliberations, the jury hearing the case of an Upper Merion man charged with murdering a ten-month-old infant and her grandmother was sent home for the night.
Even under intense cross-examination from prosecutor Samantha Cauffman, Yandamuri stuck to his story that while he may have been at the crime scene, the murders were committed by two other men.
The 28-year-old man says he was forced to go the apartment at gunpoint by two men who committed the crimes.
Testimony in the trial for an Upper Merion man charged with murdering a 10-month-old infant and her grandmother is focusing on the confession he made to police.
he process of picking a jury for the trial of an Upper Merion man accused of murdering a 10-month old infant and her grandmother in their King of Prussia apartment nearly two years ago continues moving slowly in Montgomery County.
Raghu Yandamuri, the defendant, asked for the continuance, telling the judge he needs more time to meet with his forensic pathologist, a DNA expert, and his investigator.
Raghu Yandamuri, representing himself for the first time in a Montgomery County courtroom, asked Judge Steven O’Neill for a forensic pathologist and a computer animation expert who can reconstruct the crime scene.
A Montgomery County judge has delivered a crucial defeat to a man accused of murdering a ten-month-old girl and her grandmother during what prosecutors say was a botched kidnapping in King of Prussia.
Lawyers For Upper Merion Man Accused Of Murdering Baby, Grandmother Want To Keep Key Evidence Away From Jury
Defense attorney Steve Heckman argues the statements and confessions that his client Raghu Yandamuri gave to detectives were obtained in violation of his rights.
During Raghu Yandamuri’s preliminary hearing, defense attorney Steve Heckman labeled a videotaped confession by his client “damaging.” Heckman is now arguing to have that video kept away from a jury should the case go to trial.
The lawsuit names the owners of the Marquis Apartment Complex in Upper Merion, the property management company, its security firm, and the man accused of killing ten-month-old Saanvi Venna and her grandmother.