A federal judge says a Philadelphia man on death row for 21 years was convicted on “scant evidence,” and has overturned his conviction for killing a teen girl for her earrings.
A Philadelphia police officer is in critical condition after being shot in the stomach during a struggle with a suspect inside a corner store Tuesday.
Justin Robinson pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in the strangulation death of Autumn Pasquale, 12, in Clayton, NJ.
During a hearing, a Philadelphia homicide detective detailed Louis Hartdegen’s initial statement and the subsequent investigation that led to Hartdegen’s arrest.
It happened just before 8am last Thursday morning in the 1900 block of Conlyn Street. The female victim got away.
Shakeysha Pruitt is charged with stabbing 33-year-old Kafar Logan-Horton on Sunday afternoon inside his home in Oaklyn, then accompanying him to a hospital where he died hours later.
A 25-year-old woman a block from the shooting scene was killed.
Everett Gillison, deputy mayor for public safety, says the spike in homicides, combined with the raw emotional impact of the Trayvon Martin case, pushed the Nutter administration to verbalize its tactics.
According to police, the incident happened at ARM Enterprises and Auto Repair, in the 1200 block of Ridge Avenue, about 11am.
Kenneth Patterson took Diane Corado from her Falls Township apartment after striking her with a metal construction spike. He dumped her body in Camden.
Prosecutors say the suspect, 21-year-old Dale Wakefield of Doylestown, had initially been charged with attempted murder but those charges will now be elevated because his 71-year-old victim died.
Police say that during the early morning hours of July 6, 2008, 24-year-old Carnell Parker and 21-year-old Shontae Peterson were gunned down inside a house in the 200 block of Charles Street.
The defense tried to mitigate the sentence with testimony from a psychologist who told the court that Jameel East had intellectual disabilities and may have been ill-equipped to care for his three-month-old son.
Dulles officials say 53-year-old Donald Gee of Philadelphia was drunk and mad on Tuesday evening when he went after a pilot, repeatedly slapping him until being tackled by another airline employee.
Marcos Camacho, 32, was been sentenced to what almost certainly amounts to a life sentence — 50 to 100 years in prison — for three rapes and one attempted rape in 2011.