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March 24, 1994 | By Paul J. Lim, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A Montgomery County Court judge refused to hear a Cheltenham man's request that he be chemically castrated and instead sentenced him to six to 12 years in state prison for paying three Philadelphia boys to have sex with him. In July, Peter Peretz, 55, of the 1600 block of Church Road, pleaded guilty to three counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse in connection with various encounters he had with the boys between 1991 and 1992. Peretz was accused of picking up a 15-year-old and a 12-year-old boy in Philadelphia on separate occasions in December 1992 and paying them between $20 and $50 to have sex with him in his Wyncote apartment.
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June 19, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 41-year-old man has been arrested and charged with castrating a paraplegic during an argument over a woman Monday night in Southwest Philadelphia, police said Tuesday. The 43-year-old victim, whose name has not been released, remained in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Edgar Bonilla, 41, has been charged with attempted murder and related offenses in the attack, said Officer Jillian Russell, a police spokeswoman. Police said officers responding to a report of a stabbing found the victim about 7:10 p.m. at an assisted living facility in the 6200 block of Eastwick Avenue.
NEWS
March 13, 1992 | Compiled from Daily News wire service reports
HOUSTON ATTORNEY: CLIENT HAS CHANGED HIS MIND ABOUT CASTRATION A lawyer representing the family of Steven Allen Butler, who asked to be castrated rather than be tried in a sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl, said yesterday Butler has changed his mind. Attorney Charles Freeman said Butler told him over the weekend he'd rather go to trial. Judge Michael McSpadden last week approved Butler's request, and ruled that if Butler underwent castration he would be placed on probation for 10 years.
NEWS
April 8, 1998 | Daily News wire services
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said "no thanks" yesterday to an invitation from his predecessor, David Dinkins, to end their feud with a meal together. Saying the time had come to put aside their disagreements over Dinkins' handling of the 1991 race riots in Brooklyn, Giuliani said the former mayor's offer of dinner would only prolong the argument. "I think the reason not to do it is that it would become a media event and not a real discussion," Giuliani said. "It actually would lead to the result that David Dinkins says he is trying to avoid, which is further division.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 1996 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Pesky flesh-eating zombies, patronage politics and too many darned mourners are among the occupational hazards suffered by the title character in Cemetery Man, the keeper of a graveyard where the buried unearth themselves in all their putrescence. This film is rotten in both senses of the word. A twisted tribute to the living-dead films of American goremeister George Romero and Italian horrormonger Dario Argento, the movie starring Rupert Everett lacks plot but not shocks. Everett plays the aptly-named Dellamorte (translation: "of death")
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March 30, 1995 | BY BECKY BATCHA Daily News wire services contributed to this report
WHAT CAR DEALERS CALL YOU: Are you a "stroker," a "laydown" or a "getmedone"? Only your automobile sales rep knows for sure. The New York Times defines the three terms as follows, in a story about the nasty names that car sellers call potential car buyers: Stroker. A customer with terrible credit. Also called "roach" or "flake. " Laydown. A buyer who will take any deal offered, without haggling. Getmedone. A buyer whose credit is so bad that he or she will take any car for which the dealer can line up a loan.
NEWS
February 23, 1999 | by April Adamson, Daily News Staff Writer
He admits the mother of his two children sounds a little crazy in her letters, secret missives threatening "automatic castration" and revenge. But 15-year-old Vili Fualaau also admits he's turned on by Seattle teacher Mary Kay Letourneau's words, written in secret correspondence from behind bars, where she's serving a 71/2-year sentence for raping him. The half-dozen letters, allegedly written last year, show a dark side to the woman who...
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2015 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
Inis Nua's American premiere of Long Live the Little Knife , a play by Scotland's David Leddy, is likely to give you an attack of meta-dread. Oh-so-faux, the play is a confused and confusing comment on theater as scam: "a life dedicated to the artistry of the swindle. " (Leddy apparently thinks he's the first to notice the old illusion-vs.-reality conundrum.) This show takes a lot of patience to sit through, even though its running time is just over an hour. The Off-Broad Street Theater is draped in paint-spattered canvas for the show, as are the audience's seats.
NEWS
April 13, 1996 | By William Raspberry
Larry Don McQuay, by begging the state of Texas to castrate him, has reminded us that we don't know what to do with dangerous offenders whose crimes are the result of some mental disorder. McQuay's crimes were particularly awful. He was convicted of molesting a 6-year-old San Antonio boy (and claims to have molested children at least 240 times). Further, he insists, he is likely to do it again. That's why he asked to be castrated prior to his release from prison this week. Texas officials, convinced they had no choice, said no. But though this unusual request is what landed McQuay in the national news, the case raises disturbing questions regarding the treatment of compulsive offenders.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 1986 | By STUART D. BYKOFSKY, Daily News Staff Writer
"The Ladies Club. " Directed by A.K. Allen. Based on the novel "Sisterhood," by Betty Black and Casey Bishop. Midtown Twin and area theaters. Running time: 90 minutes. 'The Ladies Club," a vengeance film with feminist sensibilities, proposes one criminal act - forcible castration - as the "cure" for another criminal act - rape. It's too far-fetched to work as advocacy, and too serious to click as vengeance. Vengeance films should stir the audience's blood with simple-minded appeals to passion - think about Rambo - that make the audience want to cheer when the bad guys get what they deserve.
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February 10, 2015 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
Inis Nua's American premiere of Long Live the Little Knife , a play by Scotland's David Leddy, is likely to give you an attack of meta-dread. Oh-so-faux, the play is a confused and confusing comment on theater as scam: "a life dedicated to the artistry of the swindle. " (Leddy apparently thinks he's the first to notice the old illusion-vs.-reality conundrum.) This show takes a lot of patience to sit through, even though its running time is just over an hour. The Off-Broad Street Theater is draped in paint-spattered canvas for the show, as are the audience's seats.
NEWS
June 20, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
A JUNIATA PARK man is behind bars for castrating a paraplegic man and stabbing him in the chest during a dispute over a woman, police said. Edgar Bonilla, 41, of O Street near Hunting Park Avenue, was arrested Monday night following the incident at an assisted-living facility on Eastwick Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia. Police said the incident started about 7 p.m., when Bonilla went to visit a 39-year-old woman at the home. At some point, Bonilla went to confront the victim at his apartment in the same facility about the nature of his relationship with the woman.
NEWS
June 19, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 41-year-old man has been arrested and charged with castrating a paraplegic during an argument over a woman Monday night in Southwest Philadelphia, police said Tuesday. The 43-year-old victim, whose name has not been released, remained in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Edgar Bonilla, 41, has been charged with attempted murder and related offenses in the attack, said Officer Jillian Russell, a police spokeswoman. Police said officers responding to a report of a stabbing found the victim about 7:10 p.m. at an assisted living facility in the 6200 block of Eastwick Avenue.
NEWS
December 14, 2012 | By Howard Gensler
ONE WOULD THINK that if there ever were a plot to kill Justin Bieber , it would have been hatched by a jealous 12-year-old girl. Instead, it came from convicted rapist/killer Dana Martin , 45, who allegedly enlisted two other men - one his nephew - to do the deed. Documents in a New Mexico court case say Martin told investigators that he persuaded Mark Staake, 41, who he said he met in Las Cruces State Prison, to kill the Beebs, as well as Bieber's bodyguard and two others not connected to the pop star.
NEWS
September 4, 2010 | By JASON NARK, narkj@phillynews.com 856-779-3231
A convicted rapist trapped behind bars in New Jersey state prison claims he's also a woman trapped inside the body of a man. But the New Jersey Department of Corrections said James Randall Smith does not have gender-identity disorder, and an appellate court upheld the decision last month, denying Smith a procedure his victims' families would probably grant, if it were performed with a dull, rusty knife. Smith wants the New Jersey Department of Corrections to pay for him to be castrated.
NEWS
July 11, 2005 | By Dave Boyer
It's time for the State of New Jersey to crack down on predators threatening our children. Last year, a 3-year-old boy barely escaped being molested, or worse, by one of these monsters. I don't use the word monster lightly, but let's face it - these offenders are not human like you or me. They can't control their urges. I hate to say it, but they're animals. Sympathizers say that it's not fair to call these offenders "predators," that they attack kids only on rare occasions when they can't help themselves.
NEWS
December 6, 2003 | By Phil Sheridan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eagles wide receiver Freddie Mitchell is one of six NFL players who received racially motivated, threatening letters in a campaign that is being investigated by the FBI. "Yes, I got a letter," Mitchell said yesterday after the Eagles practiced. "It doesn't make any sense, but you know, there's racism everywhere. I'm not worried about it. It's not a threat to me at all. I don't live in fear. I just go out and live day to day. If you live in fear, you know your life will be messed up. " Federal law enforcement sources confirmed that Mitchell had been sent several letters, including one in September.
NEWS
February 23, 1999 | by April Adamson, Daily News Staff Writer
He admits the mother of his two children sounds a little crazy in her letters, secret missives threatening "automatic castration" and revenge. But 15-year-old Vili Fualaau also admits he's turned on by Seattle teacher Mary Kay Letourneau's words, written in secret correspondence from behind bars, where she's serving a 71/2-year sentence for raping him. The half-dozen letters, allegedly written last year, show a dark side to the woman who...
NEWS
April 8, 1998 | Daily News wire services
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said "no thanks" yesterday to an invitation from his predecessor, David Dinkins, to end their feud with a meal together. Saying the time had come to put aside their disagreements over Dinkins' handling of the 1991 race riots in Brooklyn, Giuliani said the former mayor's offer of dinner would only prolong the argument. "I think the reason not to do it is that it would become a media event and not a real discussion," Giuliani said. "It actually would lead to the result that David Dinkins says he is trying to avoid, which is further division.
NEWS
November 19, 1997 | By Robert Moran, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Pennsylvania legislators, following the lead of states including California, are considering the use of chemical castration to prevent convicted sex offenders from striking again. A House panel yesterday began two days of hearings on the effectiveness of using various drugs to reduce or eliminate a convicted offender's desire to commit further sexual assaults. The panel heard witnesses from medical experts to civil libertarians suggest that the drugs could become an effective crime-fighting tool if the legislation were written, as an ACLU spokesman put it, "with extreme caution.
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