Violent Crime

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

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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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Trial Ordered For Homeless Man in Stabbing Murder of Mt. Airy Clergyman

The victim, as an act of charity, had taken in two homeless men, but one was trouble, according to authorities.

12/02/2014

(Photo by Paul Kurtz)

North Philadelphia Schoolkids March Against Neighborhood Gun Violence

For two months, the De Burgos Elementary School, at 4th and Lehigh, has been plagued by a series of lockdowns stemming from neighborhood shootings.

11/25/2014

(A press event at the Police Administratio n Building to promote the donation of unneeded cell phones for domestic abuse victims.  Deputy police commissioner Christine Coulter is at lectern.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Phila. Police Reminder: Donate Old Cell Phones for Domestic Abuse Victims

Philadelphia police say they get about 100,000 calls each year related to domestic abuse — more than 300 a day.

11/20/2014

(Scene of the stabbing of Camden social worker Leah Coleman.  File photo by CBS3)

After Social Worker Stabbed in Camden, Union Worries About Ongoing Safety

CWA state president Hetty Rosenstein says security in the building where Coleman works has now been beefed up, but she’s not sure for how long.

11/19/2014

(John Sheridan, in file photo.  Credit: Cooper Health)

Cooper Hosp. CEO and Wife Stabbed, Then Torched? NJ Investigators Aiding Probe

The Courier-Post spoke with a family relative who claimed he was told the couple was stabbed several times.

11/19/2014

(Phila. PD photo)

Husband Accused of Murdering Wife in a NE Phila. Park To Stand Trial

After the body of Constance Murray was found in Pennypack Park, police conducted a search for the killer for several days — until suspicion turned to the husband.

11/18/2014

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