July 29, 2000 |
A 21-year-old legal secretary misjudged a 37-year-old man she felt she could trust. The man turned out to be a rapist - and a career criminal. The woman discovered how violent Jamal Hernandez was after inviting him to her South Philadelphia home on Jan. 22, 1999, Assistant District Attorney Christopher Mallios said yesterday. Hernandez threatened to kill her, then raped her, Mallios said. After calling Hernandez, of Upper Darby, "a dangerous man," Common Pleas Judge Amanda Cooperman sentenced him to nine to 20 years in prison.
January 29, 2012 |
On Mutter Street, monuments to the murdered stand like altars. Four memorials have sprouted from the pavement of this North Philadelphia street in the last three years, including one last week for Reyna Aguirre Alonso, 29, a deli clerk shot execution-style, possibly because she was a witness to an earlier killing on this drug-plagued street. Around 7:40 p.m. Monday, a man in a ski mask entered the market and, without a word, shot Alonso four times. He took nothing. Police have not named a suspect in her killing, but on Friday, the Philadelphia Police Fugitive Task Force and FBI arrested Jorge Aldea, 23, of North Philadelphia, in the November slaying of Louis Chevere.
October 27, 1995 |
Earl Lewis, 71, says every time he takes off his shirt and sees the scars on his body he thinks about Ronald Whitley, the man he treated like a son. That's what makes it hard for him to forgive. Whitley, 38, apologized to Lewis in court yesterday for stabbing and robbing him of $200 last March 26 in his Upsal Street home, claiming he was drunk. "I've known this man for 20 years," said Whitley. "He was my family. I ask him to forgive me. " But Lewis wasn't ready to forgive.
August 17, 2004 |
Police yesterday released the photograph of a man wanted in connection with the Friday night slaying of his girlfriend inside her North Philadelphia home, and threats to her family. Investigators said Lyndell Swinson, 26, called 911 Friday night and told them that he murdered his girlfriend. When police arrived on the 800 block of West Bristol Street in North Philadelphia about 9 p.m., they found Laquickta Robinson, 26, shot once in the head in the rear of the home. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
November 13, 1992 |
The retired doctor was calm and cool when he pulled a pistol from his belt and shot his daughter in the head, the witness said. The witness was the wife of George F. Roedell. And she said she didn't want to see Roedell out of prison - ever. Common Pleas Judge Paul Ribner may have taken care of that yesterday, when he sentenced the 72-year-old Roedell to 12 1/2 to 25 years behind bars, the maximum for third-degree murder and a weapons offense. "He's a dangerous man," cried his wife, Helen Roedell.
January 16, 2012
* ALCATRAZ. 8 tonight, Fox 29. PEOPLE WHO GO into the two-hour premiere of Fox's "Alcatraz" expecting "Lost"-meets-"Prison Break" are bound to be disappointed. A drama with supernatural overtones, it is, yes, set on an island - though one that San Franciscans can see on any day when the fog isn't obscuring it and which is visited by more than a million tourists a year - and, OK, "Lost's" Jorge Garcia is one of its stars and J.J. Abrams one of its executive producers. "In theory, you know, any land mass is an island," Abrams said last week during the Television Critics Association's winter meetings when someone pointed out the obvious to Garcia.
May 25, 1989 |
Keith Chambers, the Pemberton Township, N.J., man charged with raping and murdering a 55-year-old woman in a blueberry field Monday, has a record of arrests for assault and a reputation as a dangerous man. At a bail hearing yesterday, Assistant Burlington County prosecutor James A. Ronca asked the judge to set a high bond because Chambers was threatening to "blow away" witnesses who testified against him. Burlington County Superior Court...
August 31, 2001 |
William Wilson is 80 years old, is partially paralyzed and needing a wheelchair since a stroke in 1994, has heart problems, high blood pressure and arthritis, and can't use his left arm. He is also, according to his stepchildren, a dangerous man - so dangerous that they obtained a protection-from-abuse order that forbade him from going near Mattie Wilson, their mother and his wife of 25 years. Two weeks ago, William Wilson, a longtime resident of Darby Borough, was motoring his wheelchair to the bank, a route that takes him past his old home, where his wife still lives.
August 27, 1986 |
Sometimes leadership takes hold before anyone realizes it. It happened to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And now, in South Africa, it's happening to the Rev. Allan Boesak, the Dutch Reformed minister. Nearly two weeks ago, in Dallas, Mr. Boesak was on hand to address the National Association of Black Journalists. A few of us gathered privately in a fifth floor hotel room. Before he even said a word, you knew you were in the presence of a man of history. He sat down and, without notes or a pause, provided a stirring background of the situation in South Africa.
November 21, 2012 |
Kevin Clash , the puppeteer who played beloved Sesame Street character Elmo for nearly three decades, has resigned amid accusations he had sex with a teenage boy. Clash last week denied claims by a 24-year-old man that he had sex with Clash when he was 16. Clash admitted having a relationship with the man but said it was only after the latter had turned 18. The accuser, recanted his story for a $125,000 settlement, TMZ reports, and agreed to...