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Robert Merritt

(File photo by Joe Raedle/ Getty Images)

Firebomber Who Killed 6 in North Philadelphia Gets Life Sentence

Robert 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.

09/19/2014

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Federal Prosecutors Seek Life Sentence For Final Defendant In Fatal Firebombing

Authorities are seeking a life sentence for the final defendant convicted at trial the 2004 firebombing that killed six people.

09/19/2014

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Philadelphia Hitman Testifies Against Former Crime Colleague

Lamont Lewis, 36, says he started cooperating with prosecutors to save his own life — to take the death penalty off the table.

04/01/2013

(Kaboni Savage.  File photo)

Trial Begins For Kaboni Savage, Charged With 12 Murders

Authorities say the motive was to intimidate and silence a witness against Savage, the fire victims included the witness’s mother and infant son, and four other family members.

02/04/2013

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