Saanvi Venna

(Photo from Upper Merion PD)

Montgomery County Jury Sentences Man To Death For Killing Of Baby, Grandmother

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.

10/14/2014

(Photo from Upper Merion PD)

Yandamuri Jury Will Pick Up Penalty Deliberations on Tuesday

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.

10/13/2014

(Raghunandan Yandamuri, in custody at the Montgomery County Courthouse, as his murder trial began.  Photo by Brad Segall)

Defense Attorneys Try to Keep Montco Child Killer From Death Sentence

Raghu Yandamuri, who also killed the infant girl’s grandmother, told the judge he doesn’t want the hearing and will accept the death penalty.

10/10/2014

(Raghunandan Yandamuri, in custody at the Montgomery County Courthouse, as his murder trial began.  File photo by Brad Segall)

Montgomery County Man Found Guilty In Murder Of Baby, Her Grandmother

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.

10/09/2014

(Raghunandan Yandamuri, in custody at the Montgomery County Courthouse, as his murder trial began.  File photo by Brad Segall)

Yandamuri, Defending Himself, Says He’ll Take The Stand at His Murder Trial

Prosecutors contend that Raghu Yandamuri, 28, tried to kidnap ten-month-old Saanvi Venna and hold her for ransom to pay off his gambling debts.

10/03/2014

(Photo from Upper Merion PD)

Graphic Crime Scene Photos in Yandamuri Trial Cause Stir, Then Recess

Several 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.

10/02/2014

(Kevin Steele is the prosecutor in the Yandamuri kidnap-murder case.  Photo by David Madden)

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.

09/26/2014

(Photo from Upper Merion PD)

Accused Murderer Opens Rambling Defense in Montgomery County Court

Rahgu 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.

09/25/2014

(Raghunandan Yandamuri, in custody at the Montgomery County Courthouse, as his murder trial began.  File photo by Brad Segall)

Trial Set To Begin in 2012 Murder of Infant and Grandmother in Montco

It 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.

09/24/2014

(Photo from Upper Merion PD)

Trial In 2012 Slaying Of Baby, Grandmother In Montco Set To Begin This Week

Jury 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.

09/16/2014

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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

(Photo from Upper Merion PD)

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.

05/16/2014

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

(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

(Family photo provided)

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

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