Violent Crime

(Video on board a Septa trolley car captured images of the man wanted for assaulting a 15-year-old female student on her way to school.)

New Video Shows Clear Image of Suspect in Route 15 Septa Trolley Attack

The video comes from an onboard surveillance camera on trolley as it made its way through North Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

(Pa. state rep Curtis Thomas, D-Phila., speaks at a rally in memory of Kim Jones.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Rally Held in Memory of Woman Murdered Last Week While Waiting For Septa Bus

The group, calling itself the “All Life Matters Coalition,” gathered at 12th and Jefferson Streets, where newlywed mother of two Kim Jones was shot once in the back of the head in broad daylight.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

(Shay Wharton, after she was attacked by a stranger on a Route 15 Septa trolley.  Family photo)

Man Sought After Schoolgirl Attacked While Riding SEPTA Trolley in North Philadelphia

Eyewitnesses say Shay Wharton was repeatedly punched in the face after her backpack accidentally bumped a man on the crowded Route 15 trolley.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

(credit: Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office)

Prosecutor Releases Details of Gruesome Death-By-Fire of South Jersey Newborn

Authorities say a baby who died after being set on fire in the middle of a New Jersey road still had its umbilical cord and placenta attached.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/20/2015

(credit: CBS 3)

Crime Numbers in Camden, NJ Continue to Fall

In 2012 there were 67 homicides, in 2014 just 33.

01/02/2015

(Scotty McMillan.  Photo from Chester County DA's office)

Chester County DA Will Ask for Death Penalty in Murder of 3-Year-Old Boy

Gary Fellenbaum and Jillian Tate appeared in court to plead not guilty to first-degree murder and related offenses.

12/31/2014

Stephen Rozniakowski

No Sign of Violence in Colwyn Cop Accused of Murder, Says His Attorney

The attorney who represents a former Delaware County cop accused of murdering his former girlfriend this week says his client had been working hard to try to straighten out his life.

12/19/2014

(Photo from Montco DA)

Montco Veterans’ Court Judge Dismayed at Killing Spree By Client

Judge William Furber says Bradley Stone, accused of killing six people and himself, showed no violent tendencies during his time in the program.

12/18/2014

(Photos provided by Phila. PD)

Center City Beating Victim Describes Anti-Gay Slurs He Says Preceded Attack

One of two men beaten in the incident implicated all three defendants — Kevin Harrigan, Kathryn Knott, and Phillip Williams — in the slurs and ensuing violence.

12/16/2014

(credit: Gloucester Township Police Department)

Police: Man Charged In Beating Death Of Gloucester Twp., NJ Woman

The body of 59-year-old Susan Johnson was found by police in a wooded area in Evesham Township.

12/12/2014

(Shirts carried the names of each victim of the 2012 mass shooting in Connecticut.  Photo by John McDevitt)

As Sandy Hook Anniversary Nears, Philadelphians Stand Against Gun Violence

Twenty-six t-shirts, each bearing the name of one of the victims killed in the shooting at the Connecticut school on December 14, 2012, were on display.

12/12/2014

Chancier McFarland and Rafael Jones.

First-Degree Murder Conviction in 2012 Shooting Death of Philadelphia Cop

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.

12/11/2014

(Rafael Robb arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse in the custody of police.  File photo by Brad Segall)

Univ. of Pa. Professor Who Killed Wife Says Civil Jury’s Monetary Award is Excessive

A Montgomery County jury awarded the estate of Ellen Gregory Robb more than $124 million in a “wrongful death” civil trial. Rafael Robb is nearing the end of his 5-10 year sentence for voluntary manslaughter.

12/11/2014

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Woman Attacked in West Phila. Apartment, Threatened With Her Own Meat Cleaver

Investigators say the victim spotted a man in her apartment about 4am, holding a meat cleaver that he had taken from her kitchen.

12/11/2014

Chancier McFarland and Rafael Jones.

Accused Killer of Off-Duty Philadelphia Cop Chooses Non-Jury Trial

Rafael Jones and a co-defendant, Chancier McFarland, were charged with the 2012 robbery and murder of off-duty police officer Moses Walker.

12/08/2014

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