Police say defendant Shelton Thomas, 47, stole about $95,000 from victim Raymond Campbell, 93, of West Philadelphia.
The attack was caught on video, which led to the identification and arrest of the suspect.
Father Andrew McCormick took the witness stand to say he never sexually molested a former altar boy who is now 26 years old. A prosecutor recounted reprimands the priest had received over improper conduct.
The defense is presenting testimony from several men who served as altar boys and knew Father McCormick, beginning in the mid-1980s.
No one was hurt, but similar reckless and dangerous acts have cost lives — and ruined lives — over the years.
More convictions linked to former Philadelphia narcotics officer Jeffrey Walker are being discarded after the officer guilty plea this week to corruption charges.
The City of Philadelphia is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect wanted for a series of robberies/purse snatches in the Overbrook section of the city.
Former narcotics officer Jeffrey Walker is at the center of continuing grand jury investigation and has been cooperating with authorities since shortly after his arrest in May of 2013.
Lynn Nichols has been sentenced for helping remove a truck from “stolen” status to help her boyfriend, then, after they broke up, getting the theft report renewed.
Herbert and Catherine Schaible had previously pleaded “no contest” in connection with the death of their son, Brandon, who died as the couple prayed for him to be healed but never took him to a doctor or a hospital for medical care.
Demolition contractor Griffin Campbell and heavy-equipment operator Sean Benschop are charged with six counts of third-degree murder.
Masai Skief was sentenced to three years in prison after working out a plea deal for a sentence of about two years.
Sentencing is scheduled for May for a Navy veteran from Brooklyn convicted this week in Philadelphia of conspiracy to export restricted high tech military weapons scopes to Russia.
The defendant was convicted of the savage rape and beating of two small children, children of his girlfriends, in 2011.
In this case she wrote 244 bad checks for a total of about $36,000, many of them while she was in a halfway house following a previous conviction.