CollectionsBaseball Bat
IN THE NEWS

Baseball Bat

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
March 2, 2012 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer
To drive home just how violent the baseball-bat beating Port Richmond bartender John McLaughlin allegedly gave patron Seamus O'Neill in January 2008, a city prosecutor Friday swung an aluminum bat with all his might, repeatedly striking a cushioned surface. "This, ladies and gentlemen...was a brutal, intentional extinguishing of human life," Assistant District Attorney Jude Conroy told the jury during his closing argument. McLaughlin defense attorney Brian McMonagle argued that another bartender, not his client, killed the 60-year-old native of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
NEWS
March 8, 2013 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
A LANDLORD WHO bludgeoned a tenant with a baseball bat after a dispute over rent - then built a coffin for his remains - pleaded guilty Thursday to third-degree murder. Miguel Davilla, 31, immediately was sentenced by Common Pleas Judge Linda Carpenter to the maximum 20 to 40 years in state prison. Davilla's road to prison began Feb. 28, 2009, when he tried to evict Ruben Woodsen, 53, from a Fairmount boardinghouse, on Croskey Street near Eastern State Penitentiary. While Davila was changing the door lock, Woodsen returned, a confrontation ensued, and Davilla struck him 10 times in the head and body with a bat, fracturing his skull.
NEWS
January 31, 2016 | By Dana DiFilippo, Staff Writer
Two central Pennsylvania men have been indicted in the baseball-bat beating death of a Delaware man in an apparent scheme to collect his life insurance money. A New Castle County, Del., grand jury indicted Ryan Shover, 44, of York, Pa., and Michael Kman, 51, of Enola, Pa., on charges of first-degree murder, insurance fraud and related offenses for the 2013 death of Wayne Cappelli, 43, of Claymont, Del. Cappelli was found dead in a roadside ditch in Brandywine Hundred, Del., on Feb. 18, 2013, with severe injuries all over his body.
NEWS
August 29, 2011 | Staff Report
A man was beaten to death with a baseball bat this morning in West Philadelphia, police said. Another man has been taken into custody and is being questioned by investigators. The victim, not identified yet but said to be in his 30s, was attacked about 10:45 a.m. on the street on the 6300 block of Drexel Road in the Overbrook Farms neighborhood. He taken to the Hospital of the University Pennsylvania, where he was pronounced dead at 11:19 a.m., police said. No other details have been released yet.  
NEWS
February 2, 1988 | By DAVE RACHER, Daily News Staff Writer
A 21-year-old North Philadelphia man, who told police he made love to an 18-year-old Logan woman and then beat her to death with a baseball bat in 1986, yesterday was sentenced to life in prison. "This was one of the most horrible crimes that could have been committed," Common Pleas Judge Eugene H. Clarke Jr. told Maurice Boyd, of 32nd Street near Brandywine. A Common Pleas jury had convicted Boyd of first-degree murder in the slaying of Adriane Jardine, July 31, 1986. In a statement to Detectice Raymond Dougherty, Boyd said he went to the victim's apartment and "she hugged and kissed me. After we made love, I hit her with a bat. I hit her six times in the head and put a pillow over her. " Boyd said that, while he was making love in the bedroom, a friend was taking items from the apartment.
NEWS
May 20, 1995 | By Chris Conway, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An appellate court has set aside the life sentence handed to a Camden man for his role in the baseball-bat murder of a Cherry Hill man in 1990. A two-judge panel of the Appellate Division upheld the conviction of Jose Rivera, who was 18 at the time of the murder. But the panel found that Superior Court Judge Steven W. Thompson failed when sentencing Rivera to take into consideration his age or the lesser sentences imposed on two others involved in the killing. The ruling sends the case back to Thompson to consider a new sentence.
NEWS
March 2, 1993 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
Is a baseball bat an instrument of crime? Some Phillies fans might think so when one of their heroes strikes out with the bases loaded, but a man convicted in an assault case had something else in mind. Ly Ngow used a baseball bat to beat a man at 5th Street and Olney Avenue in 1991, and received a jail term for possession of an instrument of crime. Ngow appealed to the state Superior Court, asking for a new trial on the grounds that because baseball bats are "not commonly used to commit crimes," they can't be considered weapons.
NEWS
May 1, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
David Williams always said it was self-defense, even though he left behind two bodies in the Tioga rowhouse and set it on fire. On Wednesday, in its fifth day of deliberations, a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury agreed, acquitting Williams, 26, of two counts of murder but finding him guilty of risking a catastrophe for the fire he set in the kitchen of the house in the 1700 block of Erie Avenue. Williams agreed to be immediately sentenced, and Judge Glenn B. Bronson imposed a 31/2- to 7-year prison term.
NEWS
March 1, 2012
A Bucks County man waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday on charges of having killed his estranged wife and her boyfriend at their Nockamixon Township apartment Jan. 27. Lloyd Hill, 41, of Quakertown, is charged with first-degree murder, burglary, and possessing an instrument of crime. Authorities allege that he ambushed Frederick Tarantino outside and beat him to death with a baseball bat, then went inside and stabbed Stefanie Hill. In District Court on Wednesday, Hill waived his right to a preliminary hearing, sending the case to Bucks County Court.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
February 24, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
Police have released surveillance footage of suspects being sought in a Kensington home invasion in which a man was beaten with a baseball bat, and robbed of money and electronics. Shortly before 1:30 a.m. Friday, a woman knocked on the door of a home on the 1800 block of Cambria Street and asked to use the phone. The man, 41, let her inside. A few minutes later, two armed men burst into the house, according to police. One of the men beat the victim with a bat, while the other struck him in the head with a handgun.
NEWS
February 21, 2016 | RealTime Desk
Police are looking for the robbers who burst into a Kensington home early Friday and beat a man with a baseball bat before stealing his money and electronics. The incident happened around 1:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of Cambria Street. The victim, 41, told police that a woman knocked on his front door and asked to use the phone. He let the woman inside. About a minute later, two male attackers broke in. One had a silver revolver, and the other was armed with a bat, he told officers.
NEWS
January 31, 2016 | By Dana DiFilippo, Staff Writer
Two central Pennsylvania men have been indicted in the baseball-bat beating death of a Delaware man in an apparent scheme to collect his life insurance money. A New Castle County, Del., grand jury indicted Ryan Shover, 44, of York, Pa., and Michael Kman, 51, of Enola, Pa., on charges of first-degree murder, insurance fraud and related offenses for the 2013 death of Wayne Cappelli, 43, of Claymont, Del. Cappelli was found dead in a roadside ditch in Brandywine Hundred, Del., on Feb. 18, 2013, with severe injuries all over his body.
NEWS
January 17, 2016 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Staff Writer
A SOUTH PHILLY MAN who beat his ex-girlfriend's dog, Ruby, with a baseball bat was sentenced Thursday in Philadelphia Municipal Court to a rehabilitative program and ordered to pay $2,500 toward the dog's medical bills. As part of the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program, Andrew Wallace, 42, must complete anger-management classes and do community service work, said the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Wallace, of 10th Street near Tasker, was charged with animal cruelty and possessing instruments of a crime for hitting the pit bull mix Sept.
NEWS
June 25, 2015
PHILLY, MEET Scott Wagner. He's a 59-year old first-term Republican state senator from (Gov. Wolf's home) York County who's loathed by unions, loved by conservatives and a growing force in the GOP Legislature. He wants to cut government costs, government pensions, taxes and regulations. He's a self-described rough-edged "garbage man who never graduated college. " But he's also a wealthy biz-guy - owns trucking and trash firms - who made Pennsylvania political history.
NEWS
June 19, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
RICHARD RITCHIE, who was a rising member of Ironworkers Local 401, was sentenced yesterday to four years in federal prison. "I'm not an animal, and I'm not a thug," Ritchie, 46, told U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson. In December, Ritchie pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, violent crime in aid of racketeering and extortion. In June 2010, Ritchie was part of a group of Ironworkers who came out of a car and attacked nonunion workers in a King of Prussia Mall parking lot. The nonunion workers were building a Toys "R" Us store across from the mall.
NEWS
May 1, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
David Williams always said it was self-defense, even though he left behind two bodies in the Tioga rowhouse and set it on fire. On Wednesday, in its fifth day of deliberations, a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury agreed, acquitting Williams, 26, of two counts of murder but finding him guilty of risking a catastrophe for the fire he set in the kitchen of the house in the 1700 block of Erie Avenue. Williams agreed to be immediately sentenced, and Judge Glenn B. Bronson imposed a 31/2- to 7-year prison term.
SPORTS
January 20, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
GOLFER Robert Allenby had a tough weekend. On Friday night in Hawaii, he was allegedly abducted, beaten and robbed after missing the cut of the Sony Open earlier in the day. Yesterday, he discussed the incident with the Associated Press. "You think that happens in the movie, not real life," said Allenby, whose left eye was swollen shut due to the attack. "I'm just happy to be alive. " Allenby said he remembers having dinner and drinks with a friend, but has difficulty recalling any other details.
NEWS
January 9, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
JAMES WALSH, one of the most notorious of the "goons" in the local Ironworkers union who committed acts of violence and sabotage at nonunion-contractor sites, told a federal jury yesterday that his actions had the approval of the union's leadership. They were "endorsed, and they were appreciated by the administration of the local," Walsh, 50, testified. That administration included Joseph Dougherty, 73, the former longtime head of Ironworkers Local 401, who is on trial on racketeering conspiracy, arson and extortion charges.
NEWS
November 4, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
MUMMERS aren't exactly known for self-restraint, so perhaps it's not surprising that a former Fancy Brigade captain and his daughter might want to deal with certain matters personally . Why call the cops when you got a baseball bat and a gun right here? Police say Carmen "Butch" D'Amato, 62, former leader of the South Philly Vikings, and his daughter Rita, 36, attacked a 36-year-old homeless man on Oct. 25 in Queen Village. They were arrested Friday. "You know what you did, you son of a bitch," one of the D'Amatos allegedly said before the early-morning attack, possibly a reference to a recent string of car break-ins.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|