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February 6, 1991 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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January 15, 2000 | By Lacy McCrary, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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April 29, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel, Staff Writer
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.
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July 22, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
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.
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February 17, 2004 | By Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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June 13, 1986 | By Carole Fleck, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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August 15, 2000 | By Kate Herman, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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.
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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.
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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.
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November 10, 1987 | By Robert McSherry, Special to The Inquirer
A Glenolden man was charged yesterday with criminal homicide for allegedly injecting a one-armed friend with a dose of suspected heroin last week that proved to be accidentally fatal, authorities said. John McKenna, the chief Delaware County detective, said James Joseph Bascelli, 33, of the 100 block of Edgewood Avenue, Folsom, was taken to Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday and pronounced dead of a drug overdose. McKenna said Bascelli's right arm had been amputated several years ago after a motor vehicle accident.
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July 22, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
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.
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May 26, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
A 38-year-old Chester man was shot to death Monday night in the West End, bringing this year's homicide count to 11 in Delaware County's only city. Police said Ralph Carr was killed shortly before 8 p.m. in the 1100 block of Carla's Lane, part of the Ruth L. Bennett Homes public housing development. Police are still working to determine a motive. The homicide came just two days after Zenas Powell, 14, was shot and killed outside a convenience store in the 1100 block of Pine Lane on Saturday night.
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April 29, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel, Staff Writer
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.
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February 26, 2016 | By Ronnie Polaneczky
MAYBE YOU'RE a street racer and think your skills could make you a star in Fast & Furious.   So you don't worry about killing yourself or someone else at the late-night races that burn stinking rubber on Aramingo Avenue. Or terrify normal drivers on State Road. Or pull adrenaline junkies to the Auto Mall on Essington Avenue after the dealerships have closed for the day. That doesn't mean you're off the hook if the bozo you're racing against wrecks his ride and sends himself or others to the grave.
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November 15, 2015 | BY PAIGE GROSS, Daily News Staff Writer grossp@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
FOR THE 12 days since 16-year-old Saleem West was gunned down on a bike in North Philly, his mom has been unable to speak publicly. It hurt too much. But yesterday, the day police arrested Saleem's alleged killers, his mom, Acquanetta Sutton, could finally speak of her only child. "My son is at peace now," Sutton told reporters yesterday at police headquarters near a police lieutenant who announced that two teenagers were in custody. "I'm just glad that he's where he needs to be," she said.
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November 8, 2015 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
It lingers for years like a scarlet letter, often with devastating consequences: a criminal record. Legal experts offered tips and glimmers of hope Friday to those trying to have their criminal records expunged or cleared of some convictions, which can block housing, educational, and career choices. An expungement for offenses such as disorderly persons or petty disorderly persons convictions, municipal ordinance convictions, and some drug offenses if the person is 21 or younger at the time of the crime could yield a clean slate.
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February 11, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Kennett Square man was charged Monday with strangling and beating his girlfriend in her Millersville University dorm room early Sunday. Karlie Hall, 18, of Chadds Ford, was found dead in her room Sunday, police said, after a fight with Gregorio Orrostieta, 19. Orrostieta was charged with criminal homicide Monday afternoon in Lancaster County. An autopsy showed Hall, a freshman, died of strangulation and multiple traumatic injuries, county District Attorney Craig Stedman said at a news conference Monday.
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January 3, 2015 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Authorities in Bucks County began 2015 by investigating two violent deaths in the county's lower end - a family argument in Langhorne that allegedly ended with a fatal New Year's Eve stabbing, and the unrelated shooting of a Bensalem woman the next morning in a home she shared with her boyfriend. The first incident, on the 100 block of Bellevue Avenue, occurred about a half-hour before midnight Wednesday. Authorities say 24-year-old Kyle Simpson stabbed his uncle in the abdomen with a black hunting knife.
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September 26, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Bucks County Court judge has thrown out the murder charge against a Bensalem man accused of killing his mother in a failed suicide pact. Ruling Tuesday on a defense motion, Judge Albert Cepparulo dropped charges of criminal homicide and causing a catastrophe against Gus Yiambilis, but left intact charges of aiding in a suicide, risking a catastrophe, and recklessly endangering another person. Attorney William Goldman, who represents Yiambilis and argued that the son showed no malice, said the parties were working on a plea deal.
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