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Violent Crime

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Man Sentenced for Scissors Attack on Elderly Woman in West Philadelphia

Jimmy Morrison has been sentenced to 9-20 years in prison for a vicious home invasion attack on an 87-year-old neighbor and her adult son in July of 2012.

03/11/2014

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Trial Ordered For Germantown Man in Beating of Blind Neighbor

The attack was caught on video, which led to the identification and arrest of the suspect.

03/06/2014

(First lady Michelle Obama waves to her husband before he addresses a joint session of Congress in February 2009.   With her is Philadelphia police officer Richard DeCoatsworth.  
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Exalted Then Disgraced Former Philly Cop Pleads Guilty To Reduced Charges

Troubled former Philadelphia police officer Richard DeCoatsworth, 28, has pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution, simple assault, and a drug charge.

02/25/2014

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9-Year-Old Girl Speaks Out About Attempted Abduction In Hunting Park

Philadelphia Police have charged a suspect in the attempted abduction of a nine-year-old girl in Hunting Park Thursday night.

02/21/2014

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Camden Ranks Most Dangerous City In The Country

The crime-ridden metropolis came in number one on the list, which was compiled using FBI data from 2012.

02/10/2014

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A Confession May Be Key in Decades-Old South Jersey Murder Case

Stephen Raymond, now a partner in a private law firm, was Burlington County prosecutor at the time of Doris McGarry’s death in Evesham, NJ.

01/29/2014

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Police in Camden Trying To Unravel Bizarre Kidnap Attempt Caught on Video

Camden County police chief Scott Thomson says the incident took place about 9:30am Tuesday, at the Zoujati Salon, on North 6th Street.

01/23/2014

(Image from surveillance video of a deadly purse-snatching incident in Northern Liberties.  Image from Phila. PD video)

Watch The Video: Police Seeking Northern Liberties Purse-Snatch Killers

Police have released video of events leading up to the instant of the shooting, and more.

01/23/2014

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Police Analyzing Video of Northern Liberties Purse Snatch-Murder

The chilling, sad video, which police were not yet prepared to release to the public, captures a cold-blooded, senseless murder.

01/22/2014

(Byron Mitchell.)

Trial Ordered For Accused Juniata Park Serial Attacker

Authorities say Byron Mitchell terrorized women in the Juniata Park neighborhood last October.

01/08/2014

(Raghunandan Yandamuri.  Photo from Upper Merion PD)

Defense Wants To Suppress Video Confession in Montco Infant’s Murder

During Raghu Yandamuri’s preliminary hearing, defense attorney Steve Heckman labeled a videotaped confession by his client “damaging.” Heckman is now arguing to have that video kept away from a jury should the case go to trial.

12/30/2013

(Murder victim Autumn Pasquale, in photo provided by family)

2013 IN REVIEW: Teen Neighbor Sentenced For Murder of NJ Girl

Autumn Pasquale’s parents pressed for a strong sentence for the 16-year-old neighbor who admitted strangling their 12-year-old daughter to death while stealing her bicycle.

12/30/2013

(Kaboni Savage.  File photo)

2013 IN REVIEW: The Kaboni Savage Murder Case

A federal jury in Philadelphia convicted Kaboni Savage of 12 murders, the most in modern Philadelphia history, and then sentenced him to death

12/25/2013

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Study: Fewer Men, More Youth Violence

New research shows that in cities where there are fewer men, violent crime is likely to spike.

12/18/2013

(Marcus King and Nadera Batson.  King pleaded guilty and cooperated with investigators.  Phila. PD photos)

Long Sentence For West Phila. Woman In Torture-Murder of Godson, 3

Nadera Batson, right, and a codefendant were accused in the death of three-year-old Jaquinn Brewton, who was beaten repeatedly and burned with a blowtorch.

12/18/2013

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