Defendant Seeks To Overturn Death Sentence in 2012 Montco Double Murder of Toddler and GrandmotherRhagu Yandimuri was sentenced to death last year for killing ten-month-old Saanvi Venna and her grandmother in King of Prussia in 2012.
Defense Attorneys Try to Keep Montco Child Killer From Death SentenceRaghu Yandamuri, who also killed the infant girl's grandmother, told the judge he doesn't want the hearing and will accept the death penalty.
Yandamuri, Defending Himself, Says He'll Take The Stand at His Murder TrialProsecutors contend that Raghu Yandamuri, 28, tried to kidnap ten-month-old Saanvi Venna and hold her for ransom to pay off his gambling debts.
Graphic Crime Scene Photos in Yandamuri Trial Cause Stir, Then RecessSeveral jurors in the trial of an Upper Merion man accused of murdering a ten-month-old girl and her grandmother were visibly shaken today when prosecutors showed one of their many crime scene photos.
Gambling Drove Montco Man To Robbery, Kidnap, Then Murder, Prosecutor Hints“There was identification that was used that indicated that he was at the casino at least thirty times in the months preceding the murder,” prosecutor Kevin Steele notes.
Accused Murderer Opens Rambling Defense in Montgomery County CourtRahgu Yandamuri is accused of murdering a 61-year-old woman and her ten-month-old granddaughter nearly two years ago during a botched robbery-kidnapping in King of Prussia.
Trial Set To Begin in 2012 Murder of Infant and Grandmother in MontcoIt took nearly seven days and a pool of more than 180 potential jurors, but the defense and prosecution have finished picking a jury to hear the case against Raghu Yandamuri.
Trial In 2012 Slaying Of Baby, Grandmother In Montco Set To Begin This WeekJury selection is scheduled Tuesday in the trial of a suburban Philadelphia man accused of having killed a baby and her grandmother in a botched kidnapping plot.
Montco Man Accused of Murdering Toddler and Her Grandmother Fires Attorney Raghu Yandamuri is facing the death penalty if he’s convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of little Saanvi Venna and her grandmother, but he still asked a judge to allow him to discharge his trial lawyer.