Violent Crime

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Defense Presents Closing Argument in West Phila. Kidnap-Rape Case

The five-year-old victim was kidnapped from her West Philadelphia school by a woman posing as her mother, then sexually assaulted.

09/10/2014

(David St. Onge Jr. is escorted from district court after waiving his preliminary hearing.  File photo by Brad Segall)

Guilty Plea in Montco Body-Dumping Case May Hinge on Related Charges

David St. Onge Jr. was also charged with theft and related offenses for allegedly using the victim’s credit cards.

09/09/2014

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1 Dead, 2 Injured In Juniata Triple Shooting

It happened around noon Monday in the 4200 block of Malta Street.

09/08/2014

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

At Trial, Police Describe Search That Led to Kidnap-Rape Defendant Christina Regusters

Testimony in the trial of a 21-year-old woman charged with kidnapping a Philadelphia child from her elementary school and then sexually assualting her focused today on the police investigation that led to the defendant.

08/29/2014

Nelson Mandela Myers, who found a missing girl in Upper Darby. (Credit: CBS3)

Samaritan Who Located Young Phila. Crime Victim in Playground Testifies

Imagine this: you’re walking to work early one winter morning when it’s still dark, and you hear a little voice crying out, “Help! Help! Help!”

08/28/2014

(A law enforcement official points to surveillance photo of a woman dressed in Muslim garb picking up a kindergarten student who was sexually assaulted a short time later.  File photo)

Family of Five-Year-Old Phila. Kidnap-Rape Victim Testifies at Trial

A nine-year-old brother was cleared to testify after the judge determined he understood right from wrong.

08/26/2014

(Christina Regusters is accused of donning Muslim garb to impersonate the kidnap  victim's mother.  File photo)

Trial Opens For Phila. Woman Accused Of Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting Schoolgirl

Christina Regusters is accused of dressing in Muslim garb, impersonating the girl’s mother to remove her from her kindergarten class, then sexually attacking the child.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/25/2014

Defendant Christina Regusters. (File Photo. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Stunning New Allegations Against Phila. Woman Charged With Kidnapping Kindergartener

Christina Regusters is accused of donning Muslim garb and veil and posing as the five-year-old’s mother to take her from school in January 2013, then sexually assaulting the girl.

08/21/2014

Body found in home on Mole Street in Philadelphia on August 15, 2014. (credit: John McDevitt)

Murder of Longtime Congregant Shocks Rodeph Shalom Synagogue Community

Rodeph Shalom rabbi Jill Maderer says 65-five-year-old Lee Stanley had deep ties to the synagogue and its activities. His father had been cantor there.

08/19/2014

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Judge Rules Montco Man Guilty But Mentally Ill in Sword Murder of Family

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.

08/13/2014

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Carjack-Assault-Murder Defendant Asks Victims’ Family ‘For Forgiveness’

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.

08/13/2014

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Prosecution Rests In Montco Man’s Triple Murder Case

Joseph McAndrew is charged with murdering his parents and his twin brother with a samurai sword.

08/11/2014

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Non-Jury Trial Opens For Gulph Mills Man Charged With Murdering His Family

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.

08/07/2014

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Trial Ordered in Alleged South Philadelphia Backpack Murder

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.

07/29/2014

Mercy-Fitzgerald Hospital.

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Mum on Changes To Security Procedures

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.

07/29/2014

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