The conviction means that Joseph McAndrew Jr. will likely never be a free man again, although where he serves that sentence is still to be determined.
A scheduled hearing for Cornelius Crawford and Jonathan Rosa did not take place, but during a brief court appearance Rosa blurted out an apology. Three children and their mother were killed after a stolen SUV jumped the curb in North Philadelphia.
Joseph McAndrew is charged with murdering his parents and his twin brother with a samurai sword.
Joseph McAndrew Jr. is accused of using a samurai sword to murder his parents and twin brother inside their home more than three years ago. His defense is insanity.
A police sergeant testified that he pulled up on the scene right after the shooting last September and found Jose Gabino Aparicio dying in a friend’s arms.
Richard Plotts was able to walk into the Mercy Wellness Center carrying a gun that authorities say he used to killed his mental health caseworker and injure Dr. Lee Silverman before Silverman pulled his own gun and fired back.
Upper Darby police superintendent Michael Chitwood says Richard Plotts has been “302’d,” or committed to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation, after trying to commit suicide numerous times.
Even before this incident, a coalition of more than 60 hospitals in the Philadelphia area would meet regularly to talk about events that could disrupt care — everything from an “active shooter” incident to transit strikes and snowstorms.
One billboard is above Tony Luke’s, the cheesesteak shop near Front and Oregon, the other is at Ninth and Washington.
Police say he shouldn’t be hard to miss: he’s described as six feet tall and could weigh between 300 and 350 pounds.
Two suspects are facing murder charges in the deaths of an elderly couple who were found in their Philadelphia home late last week.
Police say Jeremiah Jakson, 22, lived in the same boarding house as victim Laura Araujo. They think he killed her after was burglarizing her room.
Police say the body discovered by a trash picker in the 2200 block of North Third Street has been identified as that of 23-year-old Laura Araujo.
David St. Onge Jr. was arrested July 2nd and charged with helping his father dispose of the body of David Sr.’s father, whom David Sr. is accused of murdering.
David Sr. has been charged with the murder.
Richard Bynum, 48, who lives on 79th Street near Washington Lane, was arrested on robbery and related charges after a tracking device was found in his car.