The 21-year-old granddaughter of an 80-year-old man stabbed to death last week was charged Monday with his murder, police said. Patricia Diocson also was charged with possessing an instrument of crime in the slaying of Robert Girard inside his home in the 2500 block of East Lehigh Avenue. Diocson told police that she found her grandfather’s naked body around 9 p.m. last Wednesday in the kitchen of the house, where she also lived. There was a trail of blood leading to the man’s second-floor bedroom.
Family members have identified 78-year-old Shien Ching Shen as the woman who was killed by a pickup truck as she tried to cross Roosevelt Boulevard at Tyson Avenue on Tuesday in Northeast Philadelphia. She was just a block away from her home on Tyson Avenue when she was struck by a 2006 Ford Ranger as she stepped off the center grass divider just before 2:15 p.m. Her body was dragged 120 feet before the truck stopped, Kenneth Lac, 21, her grandson said Thursday night.
A woman was in extremely critical condition after being stabbed inside a house Friday morning in West Philadelphia, police said. Just after 8 a.m. in the 1300 block of North 53rd Street, the woman, whose age was not provided, was stabbed in the stomach and also sustained burns to her buttocks. She was taken by medics to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. No weapon was recovered but a male, who was not further identified, was arrested. Police described the motive as a family dispute.
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Selecting a term
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