April 6, 2016 |
A woman suspected in the 2013 slaying of 23-year-old Micah Fisher in a landlord-tenant dispute pleaded guilty to murder on Monday, less than a year after retracting her first guilty plea. Brittany Young, 26, also pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges. Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Rose DeFino-Nastasi warned Young that this guilty plea would be almost impossible to retract. "You cannot go on back and withdraw your plea again," she told Young. "I'll deny it. " Prosecutors say that on Nov. 9, 2013, Young encouraged her boyfriend, Shawn Allen, to get a gun and shoot into an occupied basement apartment on Broad Street near Colwyn Street in Hunting Park.
March 20, 2015 |
When smoke began to drift into his family's basement apartment Tuesday night, Claudiu Neatu figured something was burning outside. It was only after he left the apartment to check that he realized it was his own building. A fire had started on the other side of the long, low apartment complex at 9181 Academy Rd. in Torresdale, and it was spreading. "My only thought was to go back in and get my wife and kids out," Neatu said. He had been outside for seconds, but when he went back in, the apartment was filling with thick, dark smoke - "toxic," he said.
April 3, 2014 |
THE MEN and women held and restrained him. They marked him up with tattoos of genitals and racial stereotypes, he said. They were, he believed, his friends with whom he shared a basement residence in Mayfair. Police yesterday were trying to unravel the bizarre case of a 52-year-old man who says he was forcibly tatted up by his four roommates over two days ending sometime yesterday, said Lt. John Stanford, a police spokesman. Cops were called by the victim and arrived about 10 a.m. to the house on Brighton Street near Hawthorne.
October 26, 2012 |
The body of a missing 10-month-old child has been found at the King of Prussia apartment complex where she was snatched as her grandmother tried to save her life, authorities said today. The body of Saanvi Venna was discovered at 4:30 a.m. in a basement area of the apartment building, said Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman. Police arrested Raghunanean Yandamuri, a family friend, who they said had sought a $50,000 ransom. Yandamuri, who lives in the same Marquis apartments complex, left a chilling ransom note.
June 22, 2012 |
Behind a door in a dark hallway of a rundown Roxborough apartment complex, a blind woman told a social worker that she "did something" to her elderly roommate, and that something turned out to be incredibly disturbing. Chex Party Mix, a lotion bottle, a piece of a diaper, a candy wrapper and 10 inches of rope. Geraldine Cherry, 50, admitted that she took all those items and shoved them down her roommate's throat, killing her, according to an arrest affidavit. At first, Kathleen McEwan, 70, appeared to have died June 10 of natural causes, face up in her bed. It wasn't until an undertaker noticed something in McEwan's mouth as he was preparing her body that the heinous way she died came to light.
January 12, 2011 |
On Monday afternoon, Joseph Pierce, 29, his girlfriend, Tiffany Miller, 20, and their 4-week-old baby, McKenzie Miller-Pierce, were in Pierce's mother's basement apartment at the Windermere Court Apartments, on Walnut Street near 48th, when Miller smelled smoke. "[Tiffany] smelled smoke in the hallway and, when I got outside, I saw that the roof of our building was on fire," Pierce said. "We got out fast. " As firefighters battled the five-alarm blaze, the Miller-Pierce family was among the first to arrive at the temporary shelter set up in the West Philadelphia High School gym across the street, where Miller said that the Red Cross provided formula, diapers, wipes and bottles for the baby, and money for clothing and personal needs.
July 24, 2010
DEAR ABBY: I'm 25 and live in my mother's basement apartment with my boyfriend. We would like to be married soon, now that we're out of school and have stable careers. But I insist that we move out of Mom's house before making any permanent plans. The problem is my mom, who is divorced, is unemployed and a social phobic, with few friends. We provide her with financial support by paying several hundred dollars a month in rent, in addition to other bills. She helps me with a loan when the rare emergency arises.
July 9, 2009 |
A 19-year-old man died and his girlfriend was critically injured yesterday morning when they were trapped by a smoky fire in the basement bedroom of a Laurel Springs home, police said. Thomas Doherty and Veronica Conway, also 19, were trapped after a fire started in an adjacent laundry room in the house owned by Doherty's parents. Four other family members were treated for smoke inhalation. "I could see smoke pouring out the windows and hear the father yelling," said neighbor Lloyd Shaw, who woke about 6:10 a.m. to the sound of fire alarms across the street.
March 6, 2000 |
Icess Spawn recently moved with her fiance into a small Fern Rock apartment complex because they thought it would be quiet and peaceful. A shooting Saturday night outside their apartment on Park Avenue near Champlost Avenue that killed one man and wounded another quickly changed her mind. Spawn and her fiance were watching "The Soul Train Awards" on TV just before 9 p.m. when they heard a raucous argument outside. A few minutes later, she heard a gunshot and a flurry of footsteps right outside.
July 8, 1999 |
A woman discovered slain in her basement apartment died after her throat was slit, Montgomery County detectives said yesterday. The body of Jennifer Still, 20, of the Belmont Village Apartments at 200 Ross Rd., was found around 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to Bridgeport Police Chief Zenny Martyniuk, whose department is working with county detectives on the case. "This was definitely a murder and it is being treated as such," said Montgomery County First Assistant District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr. Castor said Still's boyfriend, who lived with her, found her body after returning home from work and contacted police.