April 30, 2015 |
A Philadelphia judge on Tuesday ordered a Stenton man to stand trial on chargers of murder, attempted murder and assault in the stabbing death of rapper Nicki Minaj's tour manager and the wounding of her production manager outside an East Germantown bar. Pierce Boykin, 31, was held after a preliminary hearing before Municipal Court Judge David C. Shuter involving a Feb. 18 fight that killed 29-year-old De'Von Pickett and wounded Eric Reese, 27....
April 2, 2015 |
THE PHONE CALL that Vito Maglio Sr.'s family had been dreading finally came on Friday. Philadelphia police had found a man's bullet-riddled body in the murky waters of the Schuylkill in East Falls. An investigator wanted a copy of Maglio's dental records. It had been a little more than three months since the 69-year-old Bustleton man had vanished without a trace. Well, almost. On Dec. 18, four days after Maglio was last seen by his relatives, the charred remains of his GMC Yukon were found in East Germantown, an area he was never known to frequent.
March 24, 2015 |
Jeff Davis took a gutsy step three years ago buying a rundown commercial property for $105,000 in East Germantown. The 41-year-old father of two did so based on one simple truth: You can't fashion a serving bowl from a digital track of the Beatles - or any other recording artists for that matter. But you can from vinyl. His company, Vinylux, uses predominantly 33s and 45s for its designs, although products involving 78s are coming. The outgrowth of a school project while Davis was pursuing a master's degree in industrial design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
March 5, 2015 |
Philadelphia police have charged a man in the killing of a Nicki Minaj roadie outside a bar in East Germantown late last month. De'Von Pickett, 29, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was fatally stabbed in a fight outside Che Bar & Grill, 6364 Stenton Ave., on Feb. 18. A coworker was seriously wounded in the attack. Pierce Boykin, 31, of the Stenton section of Philadelphia, had previously been charged with attempted murder in the coworker's stabbing. On Tuesday, he was charged with Pickett's murder.
February 26, 2015 |
Homicide detectives have arrested a man in connection with the stabbings of two employees of the rapper Nicki Minaj, one of them fatal, outside an East Germantown bar last week. Pierce Boykin, 31, of the Stenton section, was charged with attempted murder in connection with a stabbing outside the Che Bar & Grill that left a 27-year-old man whom police have declined to identify in critical condition. Boykin was not charged in the slaying of Minaj's tour manager, De'Von Pickett, 29, of New York City, who died shortly after the altercation outside the bar. Details on his death remained unclear Tuesday.
February 23, 2015 |
HOMICIDE UNIT detectives questioned a man yesterday in the stabbing death of one of Nicki Minaj's road managers at an East Germantown tavern, police said. Investigators later released that man and were looking to bring two others in for questioning in the Wednesday slaying of De'Von "Day Day" Pickett, Homicide Unit Captain James Clark said. No arrest warrants had been issued for the three persons of interest, whose names were not released by police. Clark said he's confident that an arrest in the case will be coming in the next few days, pending the questioning of the two other individuals.
February 20, 2015 |
De'Von Pickett had been in town for only two days. The Bronx native - a road manager for rapper Nicki Minaj - was in Philadelphia to start rehearsals for her forthcoming tour, and took the opportunity to meet up with a few friends Tuesday night. By the next morning, he was dead. Pickett, 29, succumbed to stab wounds dealt outside an East Germantown bar in an early-morning attack. On Tuesday evening, Pickett and four friends - some from the tour, some local - had been out drinking, bouncing from Cavanaugh's in University City to Che Bar & Grill, a small, unassuming bar in East Germantown with a pool table and a dance floor.
February 20, 2015 |
A GRUESOME double-stabbing in the shadows of a small East Germantown tavern yesterday sent shockwaves through the upper reaches of the music industry. De'Von "Day Day" Pickett, a veteran road manager who worked with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Kanye West and Britney Spears, died after being stabbed numerous times in the torso about 2:30 a.m. while brawling with another man in front of the Che Bar & Grill, on Stenton Avenue near Johnson Street, police said. Pickett and a co-worker, Eric Parker, in Philly to help Minaj prepare for an upcoming tour, had visited the bar at the end of a long night on the town, choosing it because they were friends with one of the employees, a police source said last night.
December 23, 2014 |
YESTERDAY marked a week since Vito Maglio, 69, mysteriously disappeared after leaving a restaurant in his Northeast Philly neighborhood, and although investigators and relatives have searched feverishly, a police source said yesterday that no new clues have surfaced. But things aren't looking good. On Thursday morning, Maglio's car was found - torched - near a field along a seedy stretch of Beechwood Street near Grange Avenue, in East Germantown. Investigators have said they found no indication that Maglio had been in the vehicle when it was burned.