The horror of human trafficking has a face — and a voice — and a federal judge has heard victim impact from a minor victim of a convicted sex trafficker.
Auhorities say Khusen Akhemdov was driving more than 70 mph when he smashed into a family crossing the street, hitting 28-year-old Samara Banks and her four small boys.
The victims, indentified in court only as Minor 1, Minor 2, and Minor 3, were in their mid teens when they were lured into child prostitution.
The defense concedes the defendant is the shooter but says it was justified.
Commissioner Edward Davis shared his personal account of that deadly and dreadful day, during a talk at the annual convention of the International Association of Chiefs of Police
“To save lives, the first officers to arrive must sometimes be the first ones to directly engage an active shooter,” attorney general Eric Holder acknowledged.
A judge has sentenced a South Philadelphia man to up to five years in prison for violating probation in an endangering a child case, based on the extraordinary testimony of a 63-year-old man who can’t hear or speak, read or write, and who has minimal sign language skills.
In the latest video, an officer identified as Nace moves a sidewalk basketball backboard, then knocks it over.
One woman, the first known victim, was sexually assaulted. Two others managed to break free and run to safety.
John Leck Jr. is pleading guilty to the murder of officer Brian Lorenzo, killed in July of last year when his motorcycle was hit head-on by Leck, intoxicated and driving in the wrong direction.
A Philadelphia man who fled overseas after the killing of his wife’s female lover in a Germantown restaurant two decades ago will now be tried on murder charges.
Ashley Hackett received 100 stitches to her face after being attacked with a 10-inch knife last year.
The jury deliberated little more than an hour before finding defendant Wayne James, 47, guilty of all charges against him including first-degree murder.
Blake Bills, 25, has pleaded guity and will be sentenced later. His girlfriend, Shayna Sykes, pleaded guilty earlier and was sentenced to 3-8 years in prison.
The 47-year-old defendant, Wayne James, is representing himself at trial.