Criminal courts reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer; writer, Crime & Punishment blog for t.co/hvHmb1GbBc, t.co/HC8GvXYBG3

'Black Madam' convicted in injection death

articles.philly.com — The Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury of six men and six women deliberated about four hours after getting the case late Friday before finding Windslowe guilty of third-degree murder in the Feb. 8, 2011, death of 20-year-old Claudia Aderotimi, who flew from London for the procedure to be done in an airport-area hotel.

Man who conned WWII vet gets long sentence

philly.com — Last updated: Friday, March 13, 2015, 7:11 PM A South Philadelphia man accused of conning an octogenarian World War II veteran out of his home, personal property and two vintage cars was found guilty of fraud Friday and sentenced to 71/4 to 141/2 years in prison.

Life plus 56-112 years in home-invasion murder

philly.com — Last updated: Friday, March 13, 2015, 5:18 PM Ali Marsh was found guilty last October in a bloody 2012 home invasion that killed a Strawberry Mansion man, seriously wounded his wife, and traumatized their two young sons. But when it came to sentencing Friday, Marsh didn't want to invade any place, least of all Courtroom 1101 at the city's Criminal Justice Center.

'Black Madam' catered to heavy demand

philly.com — Posted: Friday, March 13, 2015, 1:08 AM 'Black Madam" Padge-Victoria Windslowe conceded that her specialty - buttocks enlargement using injected silicone - was illegal and even dangerous in the wrong hands. Her hands were the right ones, Windslowe, 43, boasted. She was "the best, the Michelangelo of buttocks injections."

'Black Madam' catered to heavy demand for body sculpting

mcall.com — "Black Madam" Padge-Victoria Windslowe conceded that her specialty - buttocks enlargement using injected silicone - was illegal and even dangerous in the wrong hands. Her hands were the right ones, Windslowe, 43, boasted. She was "the best, the Michelangelo of buttocks injections." Windslowe's boast is debatable.

Maximum sentence for day-care provider in boy's death

philly.com — Last updated: Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6:23 PM A North Philadelphia woman who pleaded guilty in the drowning death of a 7-year-old boy who attended her improperly licensed day care center will be on 10 years' probation after her release from federal prison, where she's serving a five-year term for fraud.

Jury again unable to reach verdict in Phila. priest's sex-abuse trial

philly.com — Last updated: Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 6:10 PM For the second time in 12 months, a Philadelphia jury was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old altar boy almost 18 years ago in a Bridesburg parish.

Eric Torres found guilty of aggravated assault in shooting of Philly police officer

philly.com — Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 3:24 PM A Philadelphia jury on Tuesday convicted a Feltonville man of aggravated assault in the 2013 shooting of Police Officer Edward Davies, but acquitted him of the more serious charge of attempted murder.

Jury deliberating trial of man charged with wounding Philly officer

philly.com — Posted: Friday, March 6, 2015, 1:50 PM A Philadelphia jury is expected to begin deliberations later Friday afternoon in the attempted murder trial of a Feltonville man accused of shooting a police officer in 2013. Earlier Friday, the Common Pleas Court jury of nine women and three men heard closing arguments from prosecution and defense lawyers in the trial of Eric Torres in the Aug.

'Black Madam' ends 21/2 days on witness stand

philly.com — Posted: Friday, March 6, 2015, 1:30 PM Looking worn, her voice hoarse after almost four days hospitalized for chest pain, "Black Madam" Padge-Victoria Windslowe finished testifying Friday, insisting she ran her unlicensed buttocks injection business responsibly and cared for her clients.
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Mar 11, 2015

Hung jury in Philly sex assault trial of Fr. Andrew McCormick. More coming.

Mar 11, 2015

Philly jury deliberating in Fr. McCormick sex-assault case has ex-altar boy's testimony about attack read back, resumes deliberations.

Mar 11, 2015

Philly jurors have question in Fr. McCormick sex-abuse trial but will wait for answer until 1:30 p.m. after lunch. bit.ly/1EXRvue

Mar 11, 2015

Will Philly jury resolve impasse? Deliberations resume in sex-assault trial of RC priest Andrew McCormick.

Mar 10, 2015

Philly man will serve min. 20 ys prison on guilty verdict in '13 shooting & wounding of police Officer Edward Davies. bit.ly/199IBhq

Mar 10, 2015

Philly jury says its 'at an impasse' in 2d sex-assault trial of RC priest Andrew McCormick. Judge says, keep trying. 1st trial=hung jury.

Mar 10, 2015

n Philly man guilty in shooting of officer Edward Davies

Mar 10, 2015

Second full day of deliberations underway in Philly sex-abuse trial of RC priest Andrew McCormick.

Mar 10, 2015

Philly jury back deliberating in attempted murder trial of Eric Torres, accused of shooting Officer Edward Davies in '13 struggle in bodega.

Mar 09, 2015

Philly's Black Madam guilty 3d degree murder in butt injection death. More coming.

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