The defendant blamed a crack cocaine habit for this crime and more than a dozen other convictions over the past 20 years.
Capt. John Darby, of the police department’s special victims’ unit, isn’t even positive it’s the same guy in all three assaults. But, he says, police are desperate solve this puzzle.
The mother points blame for the attacks on her longtime boyfriend, but there’s evidence that the girl was pummelled for days and weeks — perhaps even years — before she died from a ruptured liver last July.
The judge, noting that one victim suffered some permanent injuries, said the defendant, Santos Centeno, is lucky he isn’t facing a murder conviction.
The victim, now 64, declined to come to court for the sentencing of the man who broke into her apartment and attacked her.
Matthew Montgomery, 27, of South Conestoga Street near Woodland Avenue, was arrested on Wednesday.
Donna Muller, 49, and her 22-year-old son, Richard, were found shot to death on January 19th inside the family’s home in the 300 block of Stevens Street, in the Lawncrest section of Philadelphia.
Robert Kerns is being charged by the Pennsylvania attorney general with rape and sexual assault of a female paralegal, in a case that had been earlier filed and then abandoned by the Montgomery County DA.
Miguel Gonzalez, 39, has pleaded guilty as part of a deal that brings him a 30-60 year sentence. The woman pleaded guilty earlier.
Carlos Figueroa-Fagot was sentenced to 17-34 years in prison for a 2011 attack in South Philadelphia on a ten-year-old girl and her toddler brother. The children fought back as he tried to grab the girl.
Nineteen-year-old Joseph Romano is charged with stabbing another 19-year-old, Jacob Simmers, to death.
Defendant Arkel Garcia is charged with killing 21-year-old victim Christian Massey last November in Overbrook for his expensive “Beats by Dr. Dre” headphones.
Police detectives said they were questioning the girls, whom they believe are responsible for at least three assaults along North 17th Street in North Philadelphia, just off the Temple campus.
Temple University officials were sounding the alarm after several students were targeted in a series of off-campus attacks.
Police announced they have made an arrest in connection with a stabbing Thursday night on South Camac Street, near Chestnut.