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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One by one, prosecutors read the charges against Raghu Yandamuri during his formal arraignment. And one by one, his attorney answered, “Not guilty.”
The search for a missing infant from a King of Prussia apartment in late October captivated the Philadelphia region, but hope turned to sadness when the baby’s body was found several days later.
In a 20-minute videotaped confession to police, Raghu Yandamuri says he planned to kidnap Saanvi Venna to get money from her parents.
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.
A 61-year-old Indian woman found slain in a suburban Philadelphia apartment where she was babysitting her granddaughter while visiting her family died of cuts to her neck and chest, a coroner said Thursday. The 10-month old girl remains missing.
Saanvi has been missing since Monday. Authorities believe she was abducted from her home in the Marquis Apartments in King of Prussia where her grandmother was found dead.
The search continues for Saanvi Venna. The 10-month-old has been missing since Monday, when her grandmother was killed and the infant was taken from an apartment in King of Prussia. Hundreds gathered on Wednesday night, praying for her safe return during a candlelight vigil.