One woman, the first known victim, was sexually assaulted. Two others managed to break free and run to safety.
A Philadelphia man who fled overseas after the killing of his wife’s female lover in a Germantown restaurant two decades ago will now be tried on murder charges.
Surprise, surprise. Tennessee is currently the most dangerous U.S. state and has the nation’s highest violent crime rate.
The jury deliberated little more than an hour before finding defendant Wayne James, 47, guilty of all charges against him including first-degree murder.
Blake Bills, 25, has pleaded guity and will be sentenced later. His girlfriend, Shayna Sykes, pleaded guilty earlier and was sentenced to 3-8 years in prison.
The 47-year-old defendant, Wayne James, is representing himself at trial.
It’s a cold case, but police and a distraught mother still look for justice in a 2011 murder in Cedarbrook, in the far northwest section of Philadelphia.
A jury found Tyuan Simon guilty earlier this year of first-degree murder, solicitation to commit murder, and conspiracy to commit murder.
It happened around 1:30pm Thursday near Sylvester and Pratt Streets, in the Frankford section of the city.
Defendant Keith Blake, 48, used a huge knife in the bizarre, midday attack on the victim as she parked in front of her house with her toddler son sleeping in the back seat.
The headless, limbless body of Frank Zarzycki, 40, was found Tuesday morning in the Schuylkill River.
Authorities say it was a case of mistaken identity — Moye was gunning for another woman.
Officers testified that defendant Eric Torres struggled violently as he resisted arrest. One officer called him “freakishly strong” as he clutched a gun to his belly.
Defendant Ramel Moten told the court he’s no angel but denied the violence. The judge rejected that claim.
The victims were killed during an attempted drug robbery in the upscale apartment complex in 2009. Katoya Jones was caught on tape giving the gang access to the building.