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November 5, 1993 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A man who allegedly led New Jersey police on a high-speed chase early Tuesday has been charged by Philadelphia police with the Oct. 20 carjacking of a woman in University City. During the carjacking, the 25-year-old Drexel Hill woman was sexually assaulted and then shot in the head by her attacker, who left her for dead in a vacant house in North Philadelphia. After her assailant escaped in her car, the woman left the house and had a passerby call police. She was briefly hospitalized.
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November 1, 2002 | By Sam Wood INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Police have named a Camden man as the suspect in at least one of two Sunday carjackings in Gloucester County. Joseph A. Simmons, 28, was identified after a Vineland detective recognized him in a surveillance photo circulated to area police departments. Simmons is wanted in the carjacking of Tonya Exler, 28, of Wenonah. Exler had finished shopping with her baby daughter Sunday afternoon at the ShopRite in West Deptford when a man opened the passenger-side door and jumped into the minivan she was driving.
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February 18, 1995 | By Frederick Cusick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Michael J. Murphy, 20, a Chester city man who injured two elderly women during a carjacking at a Chester County shopping center, was sentenced to 3 to 10 years in state prison yesterday. Chester County Court President Judge Thomas Gavin also sentenced Murphy to 10 years of probation. Murphy pleaded guilty last year to robbery and aggravated assault for injuring Marie J. Cleaves, 72, and her sister, Helen Jamison, while stealing their car July 2 at the New Garden Shopping Center, near Kennett Square.
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December 18, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Two suspects were arrested in Atlanta and will be charged with carjacking Hawks forward Shelden Williams at gunpoint. The men have been accused of five armed robberies near Atlanta and are being held at the Douglas County jail, police said yesterday. They are to be charged in Fulton County on Williams' carjacking but first must answer to the charges in Douglas County. The suspects were identified as Bernard Moss and Darius Mathis, each 18 with an Atlanta address. They appeared in court yesterday.
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December 21, 1996 | By Natalie Pompilio, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
An accused carjacker refused to go quietly Thursday. He drove away with the victim clinging to the car, got into an accident, fought with two police officers, and punched in a wall before his arrest, police said. Sheron L. Seddens, 20, of Blackwood, was charged with carjacking, automobile theft, two counts of aggravated assault on police officers, criminal mischief, driving while intoxicated, and numerous motor-vehicle violations. Police said the episode began about 9:30 p.m., when Seddens stole a car that was parked outside a convenience store on East Church Street.
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June 19, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
A man who carjacked two Indianapolis Colts players with a rifle in an Indianapolis shopping mall was arrested yesterday. Brian Varnado, 20, of Indianapolis, was treated at a hospital for unspecified injuries and then jailed on preliminary charges of carjacking and criminal recklessness, police Sgt. Eric Hench said. Varnado was held without bond pending a court hearing today. Defensive backs Nick Harper and Idrees Bashir said they were talking in the parking lot at Lafayette Square Mall on the city's west side about 9 p.m. on Monday when a man approached them with a semiautomatic rifle.
NEWS
April 30, 1996 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
The priest watched from a bench in the federal courtroom yesterday as one of his young, drug-addicted abductors was jailed for 30 years without chance of parole. The Rev. Mark Shinn, of St. Andrew's Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Philadelphia, had been carjacked, shot and left for dead last year. But Shinn, now fully recovered from a bullet wound to his back and shoulder, had only words of forgiveness for his three attackers, and a foreboding sense that society isn't doing enough to help guide troubled young people.
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February 2, 1998 | by Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
A woman who was sleeping in an idling Mercedes Benz outside a Northern Liberties diner early yesterday morning was rudely awakened by a car thief, police said. The woman, who lives in Collingswood, N.J., and the car were discovered in Sicklerville, N.J., about 9 a.m. yesterday. The woman, whose identity was being withheld by police, was tested to determine if she had been sexually assaulted during her captivity, police said. Cops would not be more specific. According to police, the woman felt ill and went to sleep in the rear seat while riding with Anthony Kirkland, also of Collingswood, and one of his friends.
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August 1, 1995 | By Terri Sanginiti, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A 46-year-old Cherry Hill man was carjacked last night in the Woodcrest section of the township, in the fourth reported carjacking in Cherry Hill in July. Authorities said the carjacking occurred shortly after 8 p.m. in the 1700 block of Country Club Drive, when the assailant put a gun to the victim's neck before escaping in the blue 1993 Lincoln Towncar. The vehicle, bearing the Delaware license plate JAMES3, belongs to a fleet leased by James Limousine Service in Cherry Hill.
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October 23, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
THE 45-YEAR-OLD real-estate agent was calm but tense in court yesterday as she recounted the harrowing events of July 25 that changed her life. The woman, whose first language is Cantonese, spoke of being carjacked, sexually assaulted by two men, being knocked unconscious when her car crashed - and learning in the hospital that the collision had killed three siblings and mortally wounded their mother. It all began just after 11 a.m. when she parked her SUV on 6th Street near Cumberland in North Philadelphia, where she had planned to show a home to a potential buyer.
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October 23, 2014 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
A North Philadelphia real estate agent Tuesday identified a paroled robber as one of two men who carjacked her and then took turns sexually assaulting her during a nightmarish ride that ended in a crash that killed a mother and three of her children. The 45-year-old woman said Cornelius Crawford, 24, forced his way into the front passenger seat of her white 2005 Toyota 4Runner on July 25 at Sixth and Cumberland Streets after she had shown a house. Testifying at Crawford's preliminary hearing before Municipal Court Judge Patrick F. Dugan, the woman said Crawford distracted her by tapping on her front passenger window.
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August 15, 2014 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of two men charged in the July 25 carjacking and crash that killed a North Philadelphia mother and three of her children broke his silence in court Wednesday and pleaded for forgiveness. "I want to ask for forgiveness from the family," Jonathan Rosa blurted out at the end of his brief appearance before Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Teresa Carr Deni. Rosa, 19, had just waived his right to a preliminary hearing and Deni then asked the routine, almost rhetorical question: "Is there anything else?"
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August 10, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
KEISHA WILLIAMS was reunited with three of her children Thursday night - not at home, where they should have been nestled warmly together, but in death. After 12 days of hospitalization, Williams, 34, died from injuries she suffered during a July 25 carjacking crash in North Philadelphia that killed her three children - Keiearra Williams, 15, Thomas Reed, 10, and Terrence Moore, 7. Williams, the kids and their neighbor, Thelma Brown, were working a fruit stand at Germantown and Allegheny avenues to raise money for their church when Jonathan Rosa, 19, and Cornelius Crawford, 24, plowed into them in an SUV they had stolen from a real-estate agent just moments before, police said.
NEWS
August 10, 2014 | By Robert Moran and Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writers
Keisha Williams, the 34-year-old mother of three children killed late last month when a carjacked SUV crashed into them in North Philadelphia, died Thursday night at Temple University Hospital, officials said Friday morning. Williams had been hospitalized in critical condition since three of her children - Keiearra Williams, 15; Thomas Reed, 10; and Terrence Moore, 7 - died on July 25. Williams was pronounced dead at 9:55 p.m., officials said. Police said two men carjacked a Toyota 4Runner, sexually assaulted its driver, and drove at high speeds to Allegheny and Germantown Avenues, where they lost control of the car. The family had been selling fruit to raise money for a church.
NEWS
August 6, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three small white caskets stood open at the front of the church, covered in flowers. One man doubled over in grief at the sight. Another sagged into the arms of relatives, who struggled to hold him up as he choked out two words: "My boy. " Relatives and friends clung to each other as they made their way down the aisle at the North Philadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church. One woman rushed down the aisle, crying, "It's not real. " As the bodies of three siblings lay in the white caskets on a bright Monday morning, hundreds filed past to pay their respects - politicians and pastors, teachers from Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary, and even a local motorcycle club, decked out in leather vests.
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August 6, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
ON A SUMMER day like yesterday - sunny, blue skies, not too hot - Joseph Reed and his brother, Terrance Moore, could have been outside riding their bicycles. Or maybe Joseph, 9, and Terrance, 7, could have stayed indoors, their laughter echoing through their home while they battled one another on an Xbox game or mimicked the catapulting moves of their favorite wrestlers. Either way, big sister Keiearra Williams, 15, would have been nearby, keeping an eye on her "Joe-Joe" and "Lil' Terrance.
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August 1, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
THELMA BROWN has one thing to say about Jonathan Rosa and Cornelius Crawford, the two men police say struck her and killed three kids she loved dearly: "They are very lucky that the police officers got them before the people around here that know me did," she said last night in an interview on her front porch in Tioga. "Because otherwise, the cops would've had to bring body bags. " Brown, 69, was released from Hahnemann University Hospital last night, nearly a week after she was struck by a stolen vehicle as she sold fruit for a church fundraiser at Germantown and Allegheny avenues.
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