Chaka Fattah Jr., son of the Philadelphia congressman, is now both client and legal counsel in his federal case.
Judge Jeffrey Minehart found Rafael Jones (right photo) guilty in the attempted robbery and subsequent murder of Moses Walker Jr., who was on his way home after completing his shift in the 22nd police district.
Witnesses have detailed the final minutes of Officer Moses Walker’s life, and a critical decision to walk from the station house.
Rafael Jones and a co-defendant, Chancier McFarland, were charged with the 2012 robbery and murder of off-duty police officer Moses Walker.
An emotional Thomasine Tynes admitted wrongdoing, and apologized.
The defendants were acquitted of ticket fixing conspiracy, but convicted of lying to authorities about their actions.
Aisha Abdur-Rhaman, 15, was on the sidewalk in the area walking home from school at Delaware Valley Charter. She was shot in the back and died. The defense declined comment after the hearing.
The victim, as an act of charity, had taken in two homeless men, but one was trouble, according to authorities.
Beginning today, every Evesham Township Police officer — from the chief to part-time patrol officers — will be wearing body cameras.
Temperatures dropped through the morning, and as sleet and snow started to mix in, makign the choice to alter driving plans on the roads were looking better and better.
Light rain this morning will be changing to snow and the timing just could not be worse.
A grand jury charged that Martorano took advantage of lax supervision by the now-defunct Clerk of Quarter Sessions to steal the money because struggling business ventures has put him in a “precarious financial state.”
It’s crime the prosecutor says “destroyed” the victim.
It had been a remarkable story of a hero guide dog, calling 911 to save her blind owner during a home invasion. But now charges against the accused neighbor have been dismissed.
With people around the country waiting on the decision, and planning rallies or protests depending on the decision, Philadelphia Police are planning accordingly.