February 6, 1991 |
An attorney for John Kero, whose alleged theft of a truck and three pairs of shoes at the Franklin Mills mall set off a high-speed chase that left a Bucks County woman dead, argued yesterday that her client should not be tried for criminal homicide. "This is not a murder case," attorney Martha Sperling said at a preliminary hearing for Kero, 31, of North Wales, whose car plowed into that of Jane Dunn, 57, of Churchville, along a narrow road in Warwick Township, Bucks County. Dunn died at the scene of multiple injuries.
January 15, 2000 |
Anthony Marino identified James Galione yesterday as a hammer-wielding assailant in the Bristol Borough street brawl last year that left David M. Albert fatally bludgeoned. Marino, 27, a machinist and musician, was the second witness to testify in Bucks County Court that Galione, 19, was among the attackers in the Wilson Avenue melee early on April 24. Marino said he and his cousin, Joseph Weston, also 27, tried with Albert to flee, with Galione in pursuit, hammer in hand. Albert, 26, was beaten severely in the head that night with a hammer and carpenter's level and died four days later in a hospital.
July 22, 2016 |
A Bucks County man wanted by police for a love-triangle killing last week surrendered to police Wednesday night, authorities said. Jeffrey Thomas Gould, 33, turned himself in at the Perkasie police station. He was accompanied by Zannatul "Asha" Naim, 30, who was his companion while he was a fugitive, District Attorney David Heckler said. Gould was facing a charge of criminal homicide in the fatal shooting of Edward Dubinsky, 33, at his Warwick Township home last week. Police said Naim dated both Dubinsky and Gould, and was seen outside Dubinsky's house around the time of the July 13 shooting with a man matching Gould's description.
February 17, 2004 |
For 5 1/2 years, police suspected that Andrew J. Giamboi had played a role in the disappearance and death of a 14-year-old West Whiteland girl. Investigators said yesterday that their hunch was confirmed Friday when Giamboi, 25, of Yonkers, N.Y., admitted he killed Sara Hindle, whose remains were found in a sewer near her home in the Indian King development in August 1999. Giamboi was charged with criminal homicide and aggravated assault and taken to Chester County Prison. "This is a wonderful example of what can happen when you never give up," said Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll, speaking at a news conference with a dozen jubilant law-enforcement officials.
June 13, 1986 |
A Southwest Philadelphia man was arrested yesterday and charged with raping and killing a Virginia woman whose badly decomposed body was found in a marsh Monday near Philadelphia International Airport in Delaware County. Tinicum Township police, Philadelphia police and Delaware County detectives arrested Vincent Taraborelli, 29, of the 2500 block of South 69th Street in the Elmwood section, at his home shortly after 3 p.m. yesterday, according to township Police Chief Robert Lythgoe.
April 29, 2016 |
A 24-year-old Bucks County woman charged with beating her 2-year-old daughter to death told police that she "lost it" when she began kicking the toddler. Kayla Moore was arrested Tuesday night in the death of Athena Wolfe, who underwent emergency surgery to relieve swelling on her brain Sunday but died the next day at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The Philadelphia medical examiner ruled the death a homicide caused by blunt-force trauma. Officials said the girl's injuries were so severe, they were more like those of someone involved in a car accident.
August 15, 2000 |
A Coatesville man charged with criminal homicide in the beating death of his former girlfriend will be formally arraigned next week after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing in District Court yesterday. During the proceedings, Robert Thomas Lewis, 39, sat at the front of a small Coatesville courtroom that was filled beyond capacity. Some people who tried to attend were turned away at the door. Lewis was arrested on Aug. 5, a day after authorities discovered the body of Kimberly Mack, 29, in her Coatesville home.
August 13, 2010
U.S. marshals on Thursday captured a Coatesville man in the Atlanta area, where he fled after the killing of another Coatesville man on Jan. 5, police said. Dante Lawrence was sought in connection with the shooting death of Randy Vaughn in the 200 block of Diamond Street. District Judge Grover E. Koon issued a warrant for Lawrence's arrest on April 23, charging him with criminal homicide, first-degree murder, and related offenses. The Coatesville Police Department and the Chester County Detectives Office located Lawrence and contacted the U.S. Marshals Service.
June 15, 2011
LAKE ARIEL, Pa. - A northeastern Pennsylvania man is accused of fatally striking his newborn with a cinder block twice because he and his girlfriend couldn't afford a second child. Christopher Fitzpatrick, 20, of Lake Ariel, near Scranton, led state police to the baby's body, telling them he killed the baby May 28 because he and his girlfriend, Jennifer Barrise, already had a 1-year-old child and couldn't afford another baby, investigators said. Fitzpatrick and Barrise were arrested Friday.
April 16, 2012
WATSONTOWN, Pa. - Authorities say a woman was shot and killed after her husband struggled with an intruder in their central Pennsylvania home. State Police in Northumberland County say an unknown person entered the Turbot Township home about 1 a.m. Saturday. They say the man awoke and grabbed a handgun but was struck in the head with a blunt instrument. He was later treated at Lewisburg's Evangelical Community Hospital and released. Police say Patricia Thomas, 64, was struck by a gunshot and pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner.