Man charged with strangling his pregnant girlfriend

Posted: September 12, 2012

Charged with strangling his pregnant girlfriend

* Chelten Avenue near Chew, East Germantown

A 28-year-old on probation for assault was charged Tuesday in the strangulation death of his pregnant girlfriend in their East Germantown apartment, police said.

Probation officers checking on Roysce Haynes on Monday afternoon found him in his apartment on Chelten Avenue near Chew with the body of Atiya Perry, 24, on the floor of the one-room efficiency, police said.

Police said that Perry, who was pregnant, had been strangled on Sunday during an argument, the nature of which was not disclosed.

Haynes was charged with murder and abuse of a corpse.

Court records show that Haynes pleaded guilty to assault in September and was sentenced to 18 months probation.

Cops: Woman stabs teenage son

* Pratt Street near Horrocks

A woman stabbed and seriously injured her 16-year-old son this morning in Frankford, police said.

The woman is in custody but had not been charged. The circumstances surrounding the stabbing also are unclear.

Police said that the woman stabbed the boy in the rib cage, right arm and right ear. He was taken to Aria Health's Torresdale campus in serious condition, police said.

Victim identified in fatal shooting

* Hortter Street near Lowber Avenue, East Mount Airy

A 19-year-old man was arrested and charged Tuesday in the murder of a 17-year-old boy at an East Mount Airy playground Friday night, police said.

Saleem Snead is facing charges including murder, illegal gun possession, conspiracy and related offenses. He's accused of shooting Paris Talbert, 17, of Elkins Park, to death late Friday night at Finley Playground. It's unclear what led to the fatal shooting.

Snead is set to appear in court for a preliminary hearing Sept. 26, according to court documents.

Frankford rapist sought by police

* Church Street near


Police are hoping surveillance video and a $10,000 reward will help catch a rapist.

A 24-year-old Frankford woman was walking home from a friend's house on Aug. 29 when a man forced her into an alley, assaulted and raped her, police said.

The attack left the woman unable to seek help for hours and hospitalized for days, Capt. John Darby of the Special Victims Unit said Tuesday.

A young man was recorded on surveillance approaching the woman on foot at 12:17 a.m. on Church Street near Griscom. Another camera recorded the man pulling the woman into an alley shortly before he assaulted her.

The man is described as about 5 feet 9, with short black hair and a medium-to-dark complexion.

The woman's head and facial injuries left her unrecognizable as she began recovering, and since the attack she has been afraid to leave her house, Darby said.

The Mayor's Office posted the $10,000 reward. Tipsters are asked to call 215-686-8477.

Guilty plea in sale of Gosnell drugs

* 38th Street and Lancaster Avenue

A Philadelphia man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to illegally selling prescription drugs that he obtained through Kermit Gosnell, the abortion doctor charged with murder who owned a West Philadelphia clinic.

Corey Lambert, 41, obtained nearly 1,000 prescriptions from Gosnell for drugs such as OxyContin, Tussionex, alprazolam and promethazine with codeine, prosecutors said. The prescriptions were filled out to about 52 names. Lambert is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 7.

Gosnell is charged with selling nearly 1 million prescription pills. He is in prison without bail awaiting trial in Common Pleas Court on charges of murder and other crimes related to his former West Philadelphia abortion clinic.

Cops identify shooting victim

* Horrocks Street near Orthodox, Northwood

Police responding to a report of a person with a gun Monday night found Naeem Giles, of Frankford, dead at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds.

Giles, who lived nearby on Salem Street near Womrath, was shot around 11:35 p.m. and was pronounced dead around 11:50 p.m.

Police, who recovered at least five shell casings from the scene, said that Giles had been shot at close range.

Witnesses told police that they saw three men running from the scene. Officials were unsure of the motive behind the shooting.

- Morgan Zalot and staff reports

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