Criminal courts reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer; writer, Crime & Punishment blog for http://philly.com, http://Inquirer.com

Craigslist murder trial ends with guilty verdict

philly.com — Thomas Coffee - the Willow Grove man accused of using the Craigslist Internet marketplace to lure victims into armed robberies - was found guilty of first-degree murder Tuesday in the 2013 shooting of a South Jersey man who came to West Oak Lane expecting to trade for an all-terrain vehicle.
Aug 04, 2015

Philly jury convicts Thomas Coffee of murder, using Craigslist to lure SJ man to armed robbery. Says he's innocent. bit.ly/1eQEmtf

Craigslist murder trial drawing to a close

philly.com — Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015, 3:30 PM The Philadelphia murder trial of Thomas Coffee - accused of using an online Craigslist ad to lure a South Jersey man into an armed robbery - could go to the jury Monday after the defense completed its case and prosecutors presented rebuttal testimony Friday.

Jury convicts Philly cop caught in sting

philly.com — Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015, 1:25 PM A Philadelphia jury began deliberating Friday in the retrial of a former city narcotics officer allegedly caught in a police "integrity test" stealing $140 from a purported drug dealer's Lexus equipped with hidden cameras.
Jul 31, 2015

'The video was insurmontable' - lawyer for ex-Philly narc Gerold Gibson, guilty stealing $140 from camera-rigged car. bit.ly/1MCrgP5

Aug 01, 2015

RT @Jerry_Ratcliffe: Good cops stepped up here. //Jury convicts ex-Phila. cop caught in sting. philly.com/philly/hp/news…

Defendant in Philly Craigslist murder tells jury: It wasn't me

philly.com — Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015, 1:43 PM The criminal charges against disgraced former Philadelphia homicide Detective Ron Dove are irrelevant to the murder trial of accused Craigslist killer Thomas Coffee and may not be used, a Philadelphia judge ruled Thursday. The ruling by Common Pleas Court Judge Glenn B.

Mcdade Acquitted Of Charges The Congressman Was Cleared Of Taking Bribes. He Said He Wanted A Probe Into The Charges.

articles.philly.com — Thank you,'' McDade and his attorney, Salvatore Cognetti Jr., called to the 12 jurors. After the jurors were excused by U.S. District Judge Robert S. Gawthrop 3d, McDade sprung from his seat and followed them into the back room, shaking hands and clapping backs with the gusto of a politician campaigning for reelection - which he is.
Jul 30, 2015

RT @chakafattah: Mcdade Acquitted Of Charges The Congressman Was Cleared Of Taking Bribes. Charges. - articles.philly.com/1996-08-02/new… via @ArchiveDigger

Jul 30, 2015

RT @chakafattah: Mcdade Acquitted Of Charges The Congressman Was Cleared Of Taking Bribes. Charges. - articles.philly.com/1996-08-02/new… via @ArchiveDigger

Fired Philly homicide detective to testify in Craigslist murder

philly.com — Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015, 1:43 PM The criminal charges against disgraced former Philadelphia homicide Detective Ron Dove are irrelevant to the murder trial of accused Craigslist killer Thomas Coffee and may not be used, a Philadelphia judge ruled Thursday. The ruling by Common Pleas Court Judge Glenn B.
Jul 30, 2015

Defense in Philly Craigslist murder trial may question fired Det. Ron Dove - but not mention his criminal charges. bit.ly/1IO0lix

Defense in Craigslist murder trial to call disgraced ex-detective

philly.com — Weeping as a recording of her voice calling a 911 operator to report her fiance's murder was played aloud for a Philadelphia jury, Jessica Davis said she was uneasy about Daniel Cook's 2013 trip to the city to consummate a Craigslist deal for an all-terrain vehicle.
Jul 30, 2015

'It's irrelevant' - Philly judge says def. in Craigslist trial can't ask disgraced det. re pendg crim. chgs. bit.ly/1ODJZr4 More TK

Trial begins in Craigslist robberies, slaying

philly.com — Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 1:52 PM Jose Ocana said he had used Craigslist before and the voice on the phone not only sounded "responsible" but had a Spanish accent.

Trial begins in Craigslist robberies, slaying

philly.com — Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 1:52 PM Jose Ocana said he had used Craigslist before and the voice on the phone not only sounded "responsible" but had a Spanish accent.
Jul 28, 2015

'I thought it was the end of me' - victim of armed robbery in Philly murder trial of accused 'Craigslist killer.' bit.ly/1D6lwKi

Getaway driver in fatal home invasion is sentenced to 35-70 years

philly.com — Last updated: Monday, July 27, 2015, 4:50 PM The last of three men accused in the 2012 killings of two teenage brothers in a home invasion and drug robbery in Overbrook Park pleaded guilty Monday and was immediately sentenced to 35 to 70 years in prison.
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Aug 04, 2015

Philly jury convicts Thomas Coffee of murder, using Craigslist to lure SJ man to armed robbery. Says he's innocent. bit.ly/1eQEmtf

Aug 04, 2015

Guilty -- 1st degree murder -- Philly jury convicts Craigslist killer Thomas Coffee. More coming

Aug 04, 2015

Philly Jury says it has verdict in murder trial of accused Craigslist killer Thomas Coffee. Parties assembling. More to come.

Aug 04, 2015

Philly jury still deliberating in murder trial of Thomas Coffee, accused of using Craigslist ads to lure victims to armed robberies.

Jul 31, 2015

'The video was insurmontable' - lawyer for ex-Philly narc Gerold Gibson, guilty stealing $140 from camera-rigged car. bit.ly/1MCrgP5

Jul 31, 2015

Ex Philly narc Gerold Gibson guilty theft of $140 in sting. More coming

Jul 31, 2015

Philly jury has verdict in theft trial of former city narc officer. More coming.

Jul 31, 2015

Philly jury deliberating in theft trial of former city narc officer Gerold Gibson, accused of pocketing drug cash. It was a sting. More comg

Jul 31, 2015

Defense rests, pros begins rebuttal in Philly trial of accused Craigslist killer. More to come.

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