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Defendant in Kensington murder trial tells the jury: I'm innocent

philly.com — Last updated: Friday, August 28, 2015, 6:38 PM The man accused of shooting into a crowd in Kensington, killing a woman and wounding three men in 2013, told a Philadelphia jury Friday that he was innocent - that he fled with scores of others at the sound of gunfire.

Tense moments in 'Bebe' Soto trial courtroom

philly.com — Luis "Bebe" Soto - accused of being the gunman who shot and killed a young woman and wounded his own brother and two other men at the culmination of a chaotic Kensington neighborhood street fight in 2013 - may testify in his defense Friday when his Philadelphia murder trial resumes.

Jury hears of chaotic Kensington murder scene

philly.com — Last updated: Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 2:36 PM The radio call was for a "shooting on the highway" but nothing prepared Philadelphia Police Officer James Robinson for what he and his partner encountered when they arrived at Somerset and Lee Streets in Kensington.
Aug 27, 2015

Philly trial continues in '13 Kensington melee that left 1 dead, 3 wounded. bit.ly/1JlJI8V

Man to be tried in Memorial Day weekend killing

philly.com — Last updated: Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 3:03 PM The specifics of the beef that got Kenneth "Ken-Ken" Williams killed remain murky: It happened after a night of drinking on Memorial Day weekend, and both the alleged shooter and a witness were Williams' friends.

5-10 years in prison for Philly woman who fatally stabbed her boyfriend

philly.com — Last updated: Friday, August 21, 2015, 2:33 PM Posted: Friday, August 21, 2015, 2:32 PM The consensus in court Friday was that Lionel Perez and Loidy Irrizarri were madly in love and not very good for each other. There was the Dec. 3, 2013, incident, when Irrizarri said Perez attacked her with a stick and injured her stomach.
Aug 21, 2015

Madly in love but bad for each other. Philly woman gets 5-10 in prison for stabbing boyfriend in neck, killing him. bit.ly/1JmUESM

Aug 21, 2015

RT @PhillyInquirer: Woman who stabbed her boyfriend in the neck -- killing him -- sentenced to 5-10 years in prison. philly.com/philly/news/20…

Jurors weigh death penalty in Valentine's Day killings

philly.com — Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015, 1:30 PM Even as his lawyer argued passionately for a Philadelphia jury to spare his life, convicted Valentine's Day killer Shaun Warrick was doing everything he could to ensure a death sentence.
Aug 20, 2015

Courting death: Philly convicted Valentine Day killer Shaun Warrick nixes mitigating evidence in death penalty hrg. bit.ly/1NxYpLa

Jury convicts ex-boyfriend in 2011 Valentine's Day killing of woman and her cousin

philly.com — Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 11:52 AM The Philadelphia jury deliberating in the murder trial of Shaun Warrick - charged with killing his ex-girlfriend and her cousin on Valentine's Day 2011 - wants to know more about guns. The Common Pleas Court jury of six women and six men began its second day of reviewing evidence on Wednesday asking Judge Glenn B.
Aug 19, 2015

Life or death? Philly jury considers death sentence Thurs for Shaun Warrick in '11 Valentine's Day double murder. bit.ly/1Nl4gEr

Jury begins deliberating in Philly Valentine's Day killings

philly.com — Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 1:35 PM A Philadelphia jury has begun deliberating in the murder trial of Shaun Warrick, accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and her cousin on Valentine's Day 2011. The Common Pleas Court jury of six women and six men began reviewing the evidence shortly after 1 p.m.
Aug 18, 2015

Fate of Shaun Warrick, accused of double-murder on Valentine's Day 2011, now in hands of Philly jury. bit.ly/1Jg0CJe

Defense gets its turn in Valentine's Day murder trial

philly.com — Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015, 1:03 PM A Philadelphia prosecutor closed his case Monday in the murder trial of Shaun Warrick, accused in the Valentine's Day slayings of two female cousins in 2011. Next up, when the Common Pleas Court jury returns from lunch, will be the defense, and the decision by the 32-year-old Logan man about whether he will testify.
Aug 17, 2015

Waiting to see if Shaun Warrick, accused in Philly Valentine Day double-slaying will testify. bit.ly/1K2dhAf

Aug 17, 2015

Philly jury begins deliberating Tues in 2011 Valentine Day double slaying. If 1st-degree, pros. will seek death. bit.ly/1K2dhAf

West Philadelphia woman waives hearing in abandonment case

philly.com — Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015, 11:57 AM The West Philadelphia woman accused of abandoning her 21-year-old quadriplegic son in Cobbs Creek Park with his wheelchair, blanket and a Bible waived her preliminary hearing Monday on attempted murder and related charges. The decision by Niya Parler, 41, means the case against her proceeds directly to trial in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court.
Aug 17, 2015

Quadriplegic, 21, left w/blanket and Bible in woods. Philly mom waives prelim hrg for attempted murder. bit.ly/1E0u3i1

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Aug 28, 2015

Kensington man takes stand, denies shooting into crowd, killing 1 and wounding 3. More coming.

Aug 27, 2015

Philly trial continues in '13 Kensington melee that left 1 dead, 3 wounded. bit.ly/1JlJI8V

Aug 21, 2015

Madly in love but bad for each other. Philly woman gets 5-10 in prison for stabbing boyfriend in neck, killing him. bit.ly/1JmUESM

Aug 20, 2015

Philly jury sentences Valentine Day killer to life. More coming.

Aug 20, 2015

Courting death: Philly convicted Valentine Day killer Shaun Warrick nixes mitigating evidence in death penalty hrg. bit.ly/1NxYpLa

Aug 20, 2015

Convicted Valentine Day killer Shaun Warrick refuses to let lawyer present any evidence to save life. Jury to deliberate death penalty soon.

Aug 19, 2015

Life or death? Philly jury considers death sentence Thurs for Shaun Warrick in '11 Valentine's Day double murder. bit.ly/1Nl4gEr

Aug 19, 2015

Death penalty hrg starts Thurs for Shaun Warrick. Philly man guilty murder 1st in '11 Valentine Day double murder. More coming.

Aug 19, 2015

Guilty - 1st murder: jury verdict for Philly man in '11 Valentine Day double murder. Death penalty hrg is next step. More coming.


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