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July 18, 1989 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
West Philadelphia restaurateur Richard J. Cellini, whose sailboat was adrift in the Atlantic for more than three days, died of asphyxiation after becoming entangled in the line that controls the main sail of his 22-foot boat, a Virginia medical examiner said yesterday. An autopsy revealed that Cellini, 46, who left his summer home at 5 p.m. July 9 on a solo sail from Townsends Inlet, N.J., had been struck in the chest, probably by the boom of his boat. He then became entangled in the mainsheet, the line that controls the sail, and died of asphyxiation, said Faruk Presswalla of the Virginia State Medical Examiner's Office in Norfolk.
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December 11, 2004 | By Larry King INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A badly beaten woman found Thursday in her Bensalem apartment died of asphyxiation after pressure to her throat caused a bone in her neck to break, Bucks County District Attorney Diane Gibbons said last night. An autopsy showed that Understanding Yearwood, 31, had been beaten "at least 12 times" in the head, Gibbons said. But what killed her was a broken hyoid bone, the prosecutor said. The bone supports the tongue and its muscles. Yearwood's boyfriend, Christopher Grasso, is charged with homicide.
NEWS
June 20, 1998 | By Karen Auerbach, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
An Atlantic County teenager was charged with aggravated manslaughter yesterday in connection with the asphyxiation death of her newborn last week. Prosecutor Jeffrey Blitz said the 16-year-old delivered a baby boy in her bedroom on June 11 and left him in a popcorn tin. Her mother discovered the baby and notified police. The girl was charged after Atlantic County Medical Examiner Lyla Perez determined yesterday that the baby was born alive and died of asphyxiation. Blitz declined to elaborate on how the baby asphyxiated.
NEWS
June 6, 1995 | By Jeff Gelles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An 18-month-old girl and her 5-month-old baby sister who were found dead Sunday morning in their family's East Germantown home. They died of asphyxiation, according to preliminary findings of an autopsy. But what caused them to be deprived of oxygen is still eluding investigators. "They know the babies were asphyxiated," police homicide Capt. Patrick Dempsey said of the medical examiner's initial findings. "They can't show what caused it until they get the toxicology reports back.
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February 3, 2004 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The death of a third Philadelphia baby, in a string of four deaths of children with the same father dating back eight years, has now been ruled a homicide, detectives said yesterday. Three-week-old Robert I. Morris died shortly after being taken from a home in the 400 block of Shurs Lane in Roxborough to Roxborough Memorial Hospital on Oct. 28, 2002. The cause of death was listed as sudden unexplained infant death. That was until last week, when a review of the case by the Medical Examiner's Office resulted in the death being ruled "homicide by asphyxiation," according to investigators.
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March 4, 2004 | By L. Stuart Ditzen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Nearly nine years passed after the first two children of Robert I. Morris were killed, but it was only in December, after the deaths of two more children, that homicide detectives saw what they believed was a clear pattern. According to a police affidavit, Morris, 27, of the city's Roxborough section, always was at home and always was in closest proximity to each child who died. Based on interviews with the mothers of the children and other relatives, police built a case that led to the macabre charges that Morris killed his two baby daughters in 1995, a 26-day-old son in 2002, and a 3-month-old son in December - all believed to have died by asphyxiation.
NEWS
August 14, 2002 | By Matthew P. Blanchard INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A man accused of stalking and molesting children in area department stores was found dead last weekend inside his car, which was parked and running near a public park in South Philadelphia, police said yesterday. John D. Nardini, 32, died of carbon-monoxide poisoning, the Medical Examiner's Office said. It listed the cause of death as "undetermined" because of a lack of evidence. Nardini was found by police at 6 p.m. Saturday, slumped inside his 1996 Honda across from Girard Park at 21st and Shunk Streets.
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January 25, 2012 | BY JASON NARK, narkj@phillynews.com 215-854-5916
THEY SHARED the same name, the same blood, and on Monday night, Allen "Steve" Briscoe shared a similar tragic fate as his nephew. Briscoe, 66, was driving down 30th Street in Camden Monday night when he allegedly struck a pregnant, 16-year-old girl with his 2004 Ford F-150 near Berkley Street, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said. The vehicle struck the girl at a low speed, the Prosecutor's Office said, and she suffered "very minor injuries" despite being knocked to the ground.
NEWS
March 3, 2000 | By Susan Weidener, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Police and fire officials determined yesterday that a fire that killed an 81-year-old man in his home Wednesday was accidental and related to smoking. John McSherry died in his home on Flintshire Drive shortly before noon, according to state police at Embreeville. The Chester County coroner ruled the cause of death as asphyxiation and smoke inhalation. According to state police, McSherry was overcome by smoke when he returned home and entered his garage. The police report said the house had been filled with smoke before McSherry's return because of carelessly discarded smoking materials.
NEWS
November 24, 1994 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The bound and gagged body of an elderly South Philadelphia man was found yesterday inside his two-story rowhouse in the 2300 block of Montrose Street, police said. The victim, whose name was withheld by police pending notification of his relatives, was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators said he lived alone. According to homicide detectives, a friend of the victim's discovered the body on the dining-room floor just before 2 p.m. The friend told police that he decided to check on the elderly man after spotting his front door ajar.
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January 25, 2012 | BY JASON NARK, narkj@phillynews.com 215-854-5916
THEY SHARED the same name, the same blood, and on Monday night, Allen "Steve" Briscoe shared a similar tragic fate as his nephew. Briscoe, 66, was driving down 30th Street in Camden Monday night when he allegedly struck a pregnant, 16-year-old girl with his 2004 Ford F-150 near Berkley Street, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said. The vehicle struck the girl at a low speed, the Prosecutor's Office said, and she suffered "very minor injuries" despite being knocked to the ground.
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August 14, 2011 | By Juergen Baetz, Associated Press
BERLIN - Construction of the Berlin Wall 50 years ago must be a constant reminder to people today to stand up for freedom and democracy, the city's mayor said Saturday as a united Germany commemorated the bitter anniversary. The wall did not just separate city streets, neighbors and families, it tore the country apart, Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit said at a televised ceremony. "It is our shared responsibility to keep the memory alive," he said, "and to pass it on to the coming generations as a reminder to stand up for freedom and democracy to ensure that such injustice may never happen again.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 2009 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
For a comedy about autoerotic asphyxiation, epic deception, and shameless exploitation, World's Greatest Dad is a surprisingly sweet and tender affair. The work of stand-up jokester-turned-auteur Bobcat Goldthwait, World's Greatest Dad delivers an off-center but observant skewering of mass hypocrisy and media cynicism - and offers a touching portrait of a sad-sack high school English teacher with aspirations that exceed his talents. Robin Williams, playing it low-key and loser-y, is the teacher, Lance Clayton, a single dad who lives with his crass, bitter, jerky teenage son, Kyle (Daryl Sabara)
NEWS
May 22, 2007 | By Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The baby boy whose corpse was found four months ago in a car trunk in Drexel Hill was alive at birth and died as the victim of a homicide, authorities said yesterday. The cause of death was asphyxiation, according to the Delaware County medical examiner, Fredric N. Hellman. In a one-page summary of his findings, the baby was named Lindsay. The dead infant was discovered Jan. 22 by the mother of Mia Sardella, a 19-year-old Drexel University freshman. Criminal charges against the teenager are pending, Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael J. Chitwood said yesterday.
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May 22, 2007 | By Kathleen Brady Shea, Inquirer Staff Writer
The baby boy whose corpse was found four months ago in a car trunk in Drexel Hill was alive at birth and died as the victim of a homicide, authorities said yesterday. The cause of death was asphyxiation, according to the Delaware County medical examiner, Fredric N. Hellman. In a one-page summary of his findings, the baby was named Lindsay. The dead infant was discovered Jan. 22 by the mother of Mia Sardella, a 19-year-old Drexel University freshman. Criminal charges against the teenager are pending, Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael J. Chitwood said yesterday.
NEWS
December 11, 2004 | By Larry King INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A badly beaten woman found Thursday in her Bensalem apartment died of asphyxiation after pressure to her throat caused a bone in her neck to break, Bucks County District Attorney Diane Gibbons said last night. An autopsy showed that Understanding Yearwood, 31, had been beaten "at least 12 times" in the head, Gibbons said. But what killed her was a broken hyoid bone, the prosecutor said. The bone supports the tongue and its muscles. Yearwood's boyfriend, Christopher Grasso, is charged with homicide.
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April 28, 2004 | By Jacqueline Soteropoulos INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After a prosecutor argued yesterday that evidence shows that Robert Morris Jr. is "a baby-killer," the 27-year-old Roxborough man was ordered to stand trial on charges his killed his four infant children over eight years. "Your Honor, you can't look at this case in a vacuum," Assistant District Attorney Ed Cameron told Municipal Court Judge Marsha H. Neifield. "There is one similarity in all these cases, and that's the defendant. " The prosecutor's case hinges on testimony from the Medical Examiner's Office that the babies - two girls and two boys - likely died from homicidal asphyxiation, not sudden infant death syndrome or other illnesses.
NEWS
March 4, 2004 | By L. Stuart Ditzen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Nearly nine years passed after the first two children of Robert I. Morris were killed, but it was only in December, after the deaths of two more children, that homicide detectives saw what they believed was a clear pattern. According to a police affidavit, Morris, 27, of the city's Roxborough section, always was at home and always was in closest proximity to each child who died. Based on interviews with the mothers of the children and other relatives, police built a case that led to the macabre charges that Morris killed his two baby daughters in 1995, a 26-day-old son in 2002, and a 3-month-old son in December - all believed to have died by asphyxiation.
NEWS
February 3, 2004 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr. INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The death of a third Philadelphia baby, in a string of four deaths of children with the same father dating back eight years, has now been ruled a homicide, detectives said yesterday. Three-week-old Robert I. Morris died shortly after being taken from a home in the 400 block of Shurs Lane in Roxborough to Roxborough Memorial Hospital on Oct. 28, 2002. The cause of death was listed as sudden unexplained infant death. That was until last week, when a review of the case by the Medical Examiner's Office resulted in the death being ruled "homicide by asphyxiation," according to investigators.
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