Avalle, who was serving a two-to-five-year sentence, remained unconscious until his death on Oct. 9. A coroner ruled Avalle's death a homicide on April 12, and Kasianczuk was arrested Saturday as he was preparing to leave the prison, prosecutors said.
2DOZENS OF DOGS TAKEN FROM CHESCO HOME
The Chester County SPCA yesterday found 54 dogs, mostly puppies, in a home that was operating illegally as a kennel, authorities said. After receiving a tip call, the SPCA saw poor conditions in the home on Crumley Avenue in Malvern, including several Yorkies, Chihuahuas, shih tzus and bichon frises that were crammed into crates in a dark room with no ventilation. Charges of animal cruelty and operating an unlicensed kennel were expected to be filed against the
homeowner, whom a source close to the investigation identified as Yvonne Tikkala.
3MAN, 22, SHOT DEAD
A 22-year-old man was shot and killed on Gratz Street near 66th Avenue in West Oak Lane about 6:40 last night. Police said the man was shot once in the neck and pronounced dead at the scene. Police announced no arrests last night.
4CHARGES FILED IN MONTCO HOME INVASION
Police in Cheltenham Township have charged a man in connection with a January 2010 home-invasion robbery and assault thanks to DNA evidence left behind at the scene. Cheltenham detectives turned DNA evidence over to State Police, who identified Rodney Johnson, of West Oak Lane, as a suspect in the violent robbery.
On Jan. 23, 2010, police said, Johnson broke through the front window of an elderly couple's home on the 1600 block of Beech Avenue, beat them severely, robbed them and ran away. Johnson was charged with robbery, burglary and aggravated assault, and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday. However, the man is already doing time in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility for an armed robbery he committed in Cheltenham Township in May.
MURDER CONVICTION FOR SHOOTING AT RESTAURANT
A 27-year-old Camden man who fatally shot another man in line at the Crown Fried Chicken has been convicted of murder.
The Camden County Prosecutor's Office said yesterday that Robert Daniels, of the 1300 block of Sheridan Street, entered the restaurant on Mount Ephraim Avenue in Camden about 10:15 p.m. May 7, 2009. Dwayne McCants, 32, of Lindenwold, was standing in line waiting for his food when Daniels shot McCants in the back of the head, then ran out of the restaurant. McCants died the following night.
- Daily News staff report