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Raghu Yandamuri

(Photo from Upper Merion PD)

Start Of Trial Delayed For Montco Man Accused Of Murdering Toddler And Her Grandmother

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.

08/26/2014

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Montco Man Accused Of Murdering Toddler And Her Grandmother Asks Judge For Court Appointed Experts

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.

07/21/2014

Suspect Raghunandan Yandamuri (credit: Upper Merion Police Department)

Court Defeat For Man Accused Of Killing Little Girl, Grandmother During Botched KOP Kidnapping

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.

04/17/2014

Suspect Raghunandan Yandamuri (credit: Upper Merion Police Department)

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.

01/31/2014

(Raghunandan Yandamuri.  Photo from Upper Merion PD)

Defense Wants To Suppress Video Confession in Montco Infant’s Murder

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.

12/30/2013

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Montco Apartment Complex Where Infant & Grandmother Killed Is Sued

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.

11/26/2013

(Raghunandan Yandamuri.  Photo from Upper Merion PD)

Montco Man Charged With Murdering Infant and Grandmother Wants To Defend Himself

Raghu Yandamuri has sent a number of communications to his attorneys, the judge, and even the district attorney’s office. But the judge says the two motions filed earlier this week are the most serious.

10/29/2013

(Raghunandan Yandamuri.  Photo from Upper Merion PD)

Defense Team Gets More Prep Time For Montco Kidnap-Double Murder Case

A Montgomery County judge has delayed the start of a trial for a King of Prussia, Pa. man accused of murdering an infant and her grandmother in their Upper Merion apartment last year in what prosecutors say was a planned kidnapping gone wrong.

08/27/2013

(Raghunandan Yandamuri.  Photo from Upper Merion PD)

King Of Prussia Man Pleads Not Guilty To Kidnap, Murder

One by one, prosecutors read the charges against Raghu Yandamuri during his formal arraignment. And one by one, his attorney answered, “Not guilty.”

03/15/2013

(Raghunandan Yandamuri.  Photo from Upper Merion PD)

Prosecutors Want Death Penalty in King of Prussia Kidnap-Murder Case

Raghu Yandamuri, 26, is accused of kidnapping ten-month-old Sannvi Venna and murdering the girl’s grandmother last October in Upper Merion.

01/15/2013

(Raghunandan Yandamuri.  Photo from Upper Merion PD)

Trial Ordered in Montco Kidnap-Double Murder Case

In a 20-minute videotaped confession to police, Raghu Yandamuri says he planned to kidnap Saanvi Venna to get money from her parents.

11/28/2012

Suspect Raghunandan Yandamuri (credit: Upper Merion Police Department)

Upper Merion Man Accused Of Murdering Infant Scheduled To Appear In Court Today

The Upper Merion man accused of murdering a 10-month old girl and her grandmother in a failed abduction attempt last month is scheduled for a court appearance in Montgomery County this morning.

11/28/2012

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