The body of 20-year-old Sabina O’Donnell was found near her Northern Liberties home in June 2010.
Faced with DNA evidence, surveillance video, and a confession from their client, the defense made two arguments, one challenging the conclusiveness of DNA evidence and the other claiming diminished mental capacity.
O’Donnell was raped and murdered in Northern Liberties in June 2010. Jury selection in this case begins Tuesday.
Eighteen-year-old defendant Donte Johnson was expected to plead guilty to this summer’s rape and murder of 20-year-old Sabina Rose O’Donnell. Instead, his new attorney requested a postponement.
The accused murderer of a young woman in Northern Liberties in the summer struck a deal with prosecutors on Thursday.
by KYW’s Mike DeNardo An 18-year-old North Philadelphia man tearfully waived his right to a preliminary hearing today, in connection with the June rape and murder of Northern Liberties waitress Sabina O’Donnell.