First-Degree Murder Conviction in 2012 Shooting Death of Philadelphia CopJudge Jeffrey Minehart found Rafael Jones (right photo) guilty in the attempted robbery and subsequent murder of Moses Walker Jr., who was on his way home after completing his shift in the 22nd police district.
Dramatic Testimony In Trial Of Accused Philadelphia Cop-KillerWitnesses have detailed the final minutes of Officer Moses Walker’s life, and a critical decision to walk from the station house.
Accused Killer of Off-Duty Philadelphia Cop Chooses Non-Jury TrialRafael Jones and a co-defendant, Chancier McFarland, were charged with the 2012 robbery and murder of off-duty police officer Moses Walker.
Regusters Convicted of Kidnapping, Molesting West Philadelphia KindergartenerA Philadelphia jury has found Christina Regusters guilty of kidnapping a five-year-old girl from her West Philadelphia kindergarten class, molesting her, then leaving her in an Upper Darby playground.
Prosecution in Philadelphia Trial Paints Picture of Deceptive KidnapperThe five-year-old victim, blindfolded during most of her kidnap ordeal, has testified that she was aware of three people: the disguised woman who kidnapped her, a man, and another woman who identified herself as "China."
Couples Marry at Reading Terminal Market in Annual Valentine's TraditionJudge Jeffrey Minehart, who normally handles high-profile homicide trials, presided in the Center Court of the historic market for Valentine's Day weddings.
Gosnell Aide Gets Probation in West Philadelphia Abortion Clinic CaseJudge Jeffrey Minehart sentenced 56-year-old Eileen O'Neill on her conspiracy and theft convictions.
Judge in Gosnell Case Warns TV Crews Away From JurorsLawyers in the case had an in-chambers conversation with Judge Jeffrey Minehart about TV crews taking pictures of jurors, apparently inadvertently, as they left the Criminal Justice Center on Monday.
Defense Rests Quickly in Murder Trial of West Philadelphia Abortion DoctorClosing arguments are scheduled for Monday, followed by jury deliberations.
Judge Tosses 3 of 8 Murder Counts Against West Phila. Abortion DocThe judge overseeing the trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell said there was insufficient evidence in some of the cases.
Six Couples Tie The Knot Amid Reading Terminal Market's Valentine Lunch CrowdJudge Jeffrey Minehart -- the man with the most romantic name on the bench -- has become the designated Valentine's day wedding officiator.
Judge Tells Jury In Piazza Murder Trial To Disregard Testimony Of Admitted ShooterJudge Jeffrey Minehart on Monday told the jury to ignore the testimony of Donnell Murchison because of his refusal to answer the majority of questions, depriving the defense of its right to cross-examine him.
Two Plead Guilty In Piazza-at-Schmidt's Double MurdersIn an unusual move for unspecified security reasons, Philadelphia judge Jeffrey Minehart cleared his courtroom in the Criminal Justice Center before taking a guilty plea.