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April 28, 1998 | By Douglas Belkin, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Huntingdon Valley octogenarian who attacked his wife with a butcher knife in bed in September was sentenced in Montgomery County Court yesterday to 1 1/2 to three years in county prison. Though she lived with him for two weeks after the attack, Janice Edelman told Judge Paul Tressler that her now-estranged husband, 81-year-old Milton Edelman, should be put away. "I think Mr. Edelman is irresponsible and unpredictable and he should be contained in some institution where he is being looked at," Janice Edelman said.
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February 27, 1993 | For The Inquirer / MARTY O'GRADY
A robber eluded police yesterday after taking $500 to $1,000 from this Chemical Bank in Hi-Nella, Camden County. The robber, with a canvas bag over his head, entered the Warwick Road branch at 9:30 a.m. and threatened a teller with a butcher knife. He left footprints in the snow during his escape, but no one was found.
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May 11, 2000 | by Regina Medina, Daily News Staff Writer
A man was arrested last night after he stabbed his 60-year-old father to death with a butcher knife, police said. Robert Lawton, 43, was charged with murder and related charges early this morning, said Homicide Sgt. John Thorne. The father's name was withheld pending notification of relatives. Police said the two apparently had an argument early last night and the son walked out of the rowhouse on Bailey Street near Somerset in North Philadelphia, Thorne said. The father locked the front door after his son left, police said.
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September 6, 1986 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / GERALD S. WILLIAMS
AFTER A STANDOFF WITH POLICE at the Happy Photo store at 1509 Spring Garden St., Michael McAllister, 26, of West Oak Lane, is led to a van. According to police, McAllister entered the store about 11 a.m. yesterday, produced a butcher knife and cut his left wrist. After a 90-minute standoff, police persuaded the man to surrender. He was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital, where his wrist was treated and he was detained for psychiatric examination. No charges were filed.
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December 24, 2003 | Daily News staff report
A police officer shot a 53-year-old Elmwood woman once in the chest last night after she refused to put down a butcher knife she was waving around, investigators said. The woman, whose identity wasn't released, was admitted in critical condition to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, police said. Police said the shooting occurred at about 5:15 p.m. on Sylmar Street near Buist Avenue. The officer, who works in the 12th District, will be placed on administrative duty while the Internal Affairs Division investigates the shooting, police said.
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April 25, 1990 | By John Way Jennings, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Camden woman yesterday slashed the neck of her 7-year-old son and threatened two older sons with a butcher knife before slashing her own throat, Camden police reported. Police said Delores Triplett, 31, of the 2300 block of Mickle Street in East Camden, underwent surgery at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center and was listed in critical condition. She was charged with aggravated assault and was under police guard at the hospital. Her son Maurice, 7, was being treated for a knife wound to the side of the neck at Cooper Hospital.
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August 26, 1989 | By Stephen Keating, Special to The Inquirer
A 34-year-old Willingboro man accused of attacking two men with a butcher knife was arrested when he returned to the scene of the crime, police said yesterday. Barney D. Tolliver, of the first block of Millbrook Drive, was charged with two counts each of attempted murder and aggravated assault in the Thursday night attack that sent two brothers to the hospital. According to police, Tolliver had an argument with Ester President at her home on the first block of Blueberry Lane about 11:18 p.m. Soon after, President's son Edward, 20, entered the house with two friends, brothers Michael Dupree, 22, and Jewel Dupree, 18, both of the first block of Blueberry Lane.
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June 5, 1987 | By John Jennings and Francis M. Lordan, Inquirer Staff Writers
Police investigating an assault complaint in East Camden yesterday shot and wounded the suspect after he threatened authorities with a butcher knife. Daniel G. McKinney, 41, of the 900 block of North 23d Street in Camden, was listed in critical but stable condition at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center in Camden. He was being treated for a bullet wound to the thigh. McKinney allegedly assaulted Michael Blunt, an outreach counselor from Steininger Center, a mental-health clinic in Cherry Hill.
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August 10, 1987 | By KURT HEINE, Daily News Staff Writer
Two women sheltered at a Bucks County home for battered women were raped at knifepoint in their rooms over the weekend by a man in a work-release program at a nearby prison, authorities said yesterday. The inmate, serving a 30-day sentence at the Bucks County Rehabilitation Center on a disorderly conduct charge, broke through a back window at A Woman's Place, a private shelter nearby at the county-owned Neshaminy Manor complex near Route 611 in Doylestown Township, early Saturday morning, said District Attorney Alan M. Rubenstein.
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May 23, 2011 | By STEPHANIE FARR, farrs@phillynews.com 215-854-4225
A father who worked three jobs - including one as a part-time traffic reporter on KYW-1060 - was killed Saturday morning in Olney by a butcher-knife-wielding bicyclist, according to police and his family. His attacker was then shot and killed by police after three Taser blasts failed to subdue him, said Lt. Ray Evers, police spokesman. Charles Fricker, 52, who worked as an insurance salesman, disc jockey and as a part-time traffic reporter with KYW under the pseudonym Chuck Williams, was getting out of his car to visit insurance clients on 3rd Street near Somerville Avenue about 9:50 a.m. when he was approached by a man on a bicycle, according to police and his daughter, 26-year-old Amy Fricker.
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December 18, 2015 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Staff Writer
THE GUY HOLDING the butcher knife had a simple mantra that he kept repeating to the two Philadelphia Police officers in front of him: "If you don't shoot me, you're going to regret it. " This was back in August, on a steamy day on Warnock Street near Somerset in North Philly. Officers Brian Nolan and Anthony Santulli kept their eyes on the unhinged man, while his relatives wailed in the background, begging the cops to help him, not hurt him. So Nolan, 26, and Santulli, 24, started talking.
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March 16, 2015 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Columnist
Ask Father Doug McKay to explain what's at the heart of his ministry in Grays Ferry, and he may tell you a story about two brothers. It's an afternoon 10 years ago, and he's sitting on the porch of his ministry house across from St. Gabe's Church. These two brothers from the neighborhood come running down the street, one chasing the other with a butcher knife. When they pass St. Gabe's, the brother with the knife doesn't miss a beat: He switches the knife into his left hand, makes the sign of the cross with his right, and keeps on running after his brother.
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March 27, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
JOSE DIAZ did not flinch yesterday when a city prosecutor presented DNA and bloody-boot-print evidence that allegedly linked him to the December stabbing death of retired Villanova University professor Carol Ambruster. And at the end of the preliminary hearing, when Municipal Judge Teresa Carr Deni ordered Diaz to stand trial for murder, robbery and related counts, he remained just as unfazed. Defense attorney Benjamin Cooper, after the hearing, told reporters that Diaz, 42, was a handyman at Ambruster's Germantown apartment building, he knew her and was sad to hear that she had been killed, but was not guilty.
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October 14, 2013 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
For months after she came out of the coma, Beth O'Donnell had no recollection at all. Then bit by bit, the morning of Feb. 24, 2008, came back to her. The man brandishing the butcher knife at her and her friend Kelsey Gaynier. The rape. His warning before leaving the room: "No funny business. " In time, O'Donnell would remember turning the lock behind him, throwing on her brown velour sweat suit, opening the window, and hearing the crash when the rapist broke down the door. The next few critical seconds, though, have mercifully retreated into some permanent hiding place in her brain.
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September 28, 2013 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
AUDUBON PARK A jury in Camden County found a 22-year-old Audubon Park woman guilty Thursday of killing her boyfriend nearly three years ago. Paige Pfefferle, a La Salle University student, stabbed Matthew Hus, 21, of Audubon, with a butcher knife Sept. 4, 2010, during an argument, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said. After a two-week trial, the jury deliberated for three hours before reaching the guilty verdict on murder, weapons, and hindering charges. Pfefferle's attorney, Jamie Kaigh, said he planned to appeal.
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April 23, 2013 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
A 15-YEAR-OLD boy was on the run and his 17-year-old brother was in serious condition after a "Cain-and-Abel" slash attack in Upper Darby, police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. Police said the brothers were alone in their house on St. Laurence Road near West Chester Pike about 4:30 p.m. Saturday when they began fighting about money the 17-year-old allegedly owed to his brother. At some point, the younger teen retrieved a butcher knife and began swinging it at his brother, saying he was going to kill him, Chitwood said.
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April 17, 2012 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer
AN UPPER DARBY man who called 9-1-1 Monday and threatened to kill himself and his family busted out of a closet with a hatchet and swung "wildly" at police, one of whom shot him in return, according to Upper Darby Superintendent Michael Chitwood. "The cops described it as something out of 'Friday the 13th,' " Chitwood said. Joshua Bruno, 19, remained in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania but was expected to survive the gunshot wound, Chitwood said.
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December 30, 2011 | BY STEPHANIE FARR & DANA DiFILIPPO, farrs@phillynews.com 215-854-4225
A BRITISH TOURIST who died in search of the perfect body, a pregnant woman and her unborn child who were beaten to death outside traffic court and a KYW traffic reporter slain by a butcher-knife-wielding bicyclist were among the city's more notorious deaths this year. Here's a look back: * Feb. 7: Tovoyia Owens, 21, was killed along with her unborn child when she was beaten to death outside of Philadelphia Traffic Court in broad daylight. Walter Williams, 26, is awaiting trial on third-degree murder charges for the beating, which was allegedly spurred on by an ongoing dispute he had with Owens' boyfriend.
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May 23, 2011 | By STEPHANIE FARR, farrs@phillynews.com 215-854-4225
A father who worked three jobs - including one as a part-time traffic reporter on KYW-1060 - was killed Saturday morning in Olney by a butcher-knife-wielding bicyclist, according to police and his family. His attacker was then shot and killed by police after three Taser blasts failed to subdue him, said Lt. Ray Evers, police spokesman. Charles Fricker, 52, who worked as an insurance salesman, disc jockey and as a part-time traffic reporter with KYW under the pseudonym Chuck Williams, was getting out of his car to visit insurance clients on 3rd Street near Somerville Avenue about 9:50 a.m. when he was approached by a man on a bicycle, according to police and his daughter, 26-year-old Amy Fricker.
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March 26, 2011 | By WILLIAM BENDER, benderw@phillynews.com 215-854-5255
Army Sgt. James Stropas cheated death while serving two tours in Iraq. He almost got blown up by an improvised explosive device. Broke his back in Tikrit diving through a skylight to tackle a bad guy. "He was fearless in a lot of respects," said his older brother, Peter, the only person who dared to still call him by his childhood nickname of "Jamie. " But Stropas, 32, who grew up in Norristown, went for a late-morning coffee run last June from which he never returned. He was met in the parking lot of the Dunkin' Donuts on Baltimore Pike in Springfield, Delaware County, by Sean Burton, who tracked him down with a global-positioning device and stabbed him dozens of times with an 8-inch butcher knife, severing his carotid artery and a jugular vein.
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