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

Victim describes carjacking ordeal

inquirer.com — A North Philadelphia real estate agent on Tuesday identified a parolee as one of two men who carjacked her and then took turns sexually assaulting her during a nightmarish drive that ended in a crash killing a mother and three of her children.

Ex-Penn official makes good on theft

philly.com — Last updated: Saturday, October 11, 2014, 1:08 AM Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014, 11:33 AM After paying a final installment on $10,000 in restitution, the former director of the University of Pennsylvania's campus fitness center has been accepted into a pretrial diversion program that will expunge her criminal record.

Ex-Penn official makes good on theft

inquirer.com — After paying a final installment on $10,000 restitution, the former director of the University of Pennsylvania's campus fitness center has been accepted into a pretrial diversion program that will expunge her criminal record.

Murder charges dismissed for prosecutorial misconduct

philly.com — Last updated: Friday, October 10, 2014, 1:08 AM Posted: Thursday, October 9, 2014, 3:43 PM Invoking a rarely used provision of criminal law, a Philadelphia judge dismissed murder charges Thursday against three men in a 2002 execution-style slaying, ruling that prosecutorial misconduct in their 2006 trial was so egregious that they should not be retried.

Judge dismisses murder charges against three men because of prosecutorial misconduct

inquirer.com — Invoking a rarely used provision of criminal law, a Philadelphia judge on Thursday dismissed murder charges against three men in a 2002 execution-style slaying, ruling that prosecutorial misconduct in their 2006 trial was so egregious that they should not be tried again.

Trial begins in killing over stolen PlayStation 3

philly.com — Last updated: Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 10:59 PM Posted: Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 5:51 PM The prosecutor said Malik Anderson put himself on trial for murder, confessing to detectives that he shot his best friend 11 times in the head over $60 owed from the sale of a stolen video-game system.

Self defense claim in transgender prostitute's slaying

inquirer.com — A North Philadelphia man insisted to detectives that he killed a transgender prostitute "in self-defense" last summer but conceded it was a "bad decision" to cut up the body and dump it in an overgrown lot.

New details alleged in last year's deadly Center City collapse

inquirer.com — The lawyer for the demolition contractor charged in last year's deadly collapse of a Center City building has confirmed allegations that property owner Richard Basciano was there when an unsupported four-story brick wall flattened an adjoining Salvation Army thrift store.

New details alleged in last year's deadly Center City collapse

philly.com — Last updated: Saturday, October 4, 2014, 1:08 AM Posted: Friday, October 3, 2014, 8:09 PM The lawyer for the demolition contractor charged in last year's deadly collapse of a Center City building has confirmed allegations that property owner Richard Basciano was there when an unsupported four-story brick wall flattened an adjoining Salvation Army thrift store.

Phila. man found guilty of murder in bloody home invasion

philly.com — Last updated: Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 1:08 AM Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 1:33 PM A Philadelphia jury found Ali Marsh guilty of first-degree murder Tuesday for his role in the bloody 2012 home invasion that killed a Strawberry Mansion man, seriously wounded his wife, and traumatized their two young sons.
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Oct 21, 2014

N Philly Realtor tells of carjacking, sex assaults, ending in horrific crash killing mom, 3 kids, selling fruit. bit.ly/1zjr5Ck #Inq

Oct 21, 2014

Philly man held for trial kidnapping, sex assault of real estate saleswoman&carjacking crash that killed family. More coming. #inq

Oct 20, 2014

Kensington man gets 28-56 yrs on guilty plea in murder of woman, 95. bit.ly/1vDetCt #inq

Oct 10, 2014

Ex-Penn official makes good on $10,000 theft, will have criminal record expunged. inquirer.com/local/pa/phila… #inq

Oct 09, 2014

Pa. Supreme Court sets Nov. 18 to hear Philly DA appeal in Archdiocesan clergy sex-abuse trial. bit.ly/1o21fxX #inq

Oct 09, 2014

Philly judges dismisses murder charges vs 3, cites prosecutor misconduct. DA Seth Williams promises appeal. bit.ly/1qr4NEt #inq

Oct 09, 2014

Philly judge cites prosecutorial misconduct, dismisses murder charges against 3. DA Seth Williams promises to appeal. More coming. #inq

Oct 08, 2014

'I made some bad decisions' - N Philly man's statement about killing, dismembering transgender prostitute. bit.ly/1nZCSB6 #inq

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