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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

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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

Venna Saanvi missing

2012 Year In Review: King Of Prussia Double Murder

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.

12/29/2012

(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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Coroner Rules Montgomery County Grandmother’s Death Homicide

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.

10/25/2012

Venna Saanvi missing

Reward In Case Of Missing Montgomery County Infant Up To $50,000

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.

10/25/2012

(Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Candlelight Vigil Held For Missing 10-Month-Old Montgomery County Girl

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.

10/24/2012