August 28, 2012 |
A FACEBOOK page called "I Support Chancier McFarland & Rafael Jones" - the two alleged cop-killers who gunned down Officer Moses Walker Jr. on Aug. 18 - sparked outrage among law-enforcement authorities before it was taken down Sunday. It was created by former Philadelphia restaurant worker Joshua Scott Albert, who became infamous as the creator of the Staph Meal blog, which criticized the restaurant industry. And, as if that's not enough, Albert also launched a Facebook page earlier this month called "Kill Mitt Romney.
December 20, 2011 |
A Wilmington man has been charged with kidnapping and murdering a 65-year-old woman who was out walking her dog, police said Tuesday. Dwight L. Smith, 24, of West 36th Street, was held without bail after his arrest Monday night. He is accused of killing Marsha Lee of Whittier Road in the Brandywine Hills section of Wilmington. Smith's Facebook page indicates that he is an Army staff sergeant. His father, Dwight Sr., told television news reporters that his son was a combat veteran who was wounded during his second tour in Afghanistan.
July 30, 2014 |
The 911 calls came within minutes in the wee hours of Friday morning. First, for a 5-year-old girl banging on the front door, her clothes bloodied, at the Winslow Township home she shared with her mother. "Mommy is dead," the girl, uninjured, told another person, who answered the door, according to authorities. Less than a mile away, a pizza delivery driver dialed 911 after finding a body - the girl's mother, covered in blood - on the side of a road. Night turned to dawn, and a manhunt ensued for Jennifer Bongco's killer.
August 3, 2014 |
Authorities have long monitored social media postings of criminals for incriminating comments and other clues. Now one criminal - or at least his lawyers - have turned the tables. Imprisoned Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill's lawyers on Friday renewed their legal campaign to get him paroled, criticizing a city prosecutor for boasting on Facebook about Mill's probation violation. On Monday, Assistant District Attorney Noel Ann DeSantis responded to Mill's first parole petition in a court filing quoting pop music legend Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" to urge the 27-year-old Mill - whose real name is Robert Williams - to take responsibility for his conduct.
August 6, 2010 |
The trainer of Preakness and Haskell Invitational winner Lookin At Lucky says the horse came down with a fever this week and won't run in the Travers on Aug. 28 at Saratoga. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert says on his Facebook page that the 3-year-old colt is responding well since developing a "little temperature" Monday, the day after winning the Haskell at New Jersey's Monmouth Park. Lookin At Lucky remains at the Jersey Shore track while he recuperates. The track's attending veterinarian said yesterday the colt is "bright and alert" and doing well.
December 31, 2011
Ten weapons and nearly 1,700 bullets were seized from an Ocean County, N.J., home after a man allegedly made threatening statements on his Facebook page and then barricaded himself inside the residence. The standoff, which began around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, lasted for several hours as authorities tried to negotiate with the 53-year-old man, whose name was not released. It ended when an Ocean County Regional SWAT team broke down the door of the Barnegat home and captured the man without incident.
March 21, 2011
A prosecutor is hinting that investigators have clues into the killing of a pregnant woman whose body was found in a nature preserve near Allentown. Jennifer L. Snyder, 27, of Lower Macungie Township, was found Friday morning in a wooded ravine in the Trexler Nature Preserve. Authorities said she had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Snyder, a veterinary clinic technician, had posted news of her pregnancy on her Facebook page. Her family said she was excited about becoming a mother and had scheduled her first ultrasound for Thursday, the day after she was last seen alive, the Allentown Morning Call reported.
August 23, 2011 |
The body of a recent Temple University graduate who was reported missing Friday has been found in the Delaware River in New Jersey, police said. Investigators are awaiting an autopsy to determine the cause of death of Roswell Friend, 22. A New Jersey State Police marine unit found Friend's body about 9:45 a.m. in the river at Riverton, Burlington County, Philadelphia police said. Friend, originally from Cockeysville, Md., was last seen Thursday night jogging through the Temple campus in North Philadelphia.
February 28, 2012
DISTRICT ATTORNEY Seth Williams headed online yesterday to say there is no get-out-of-jail-free card for his Facebook friends and Twitter followers. "Regularly scheduled Facebook 'friendship' disclaimer. Your use and viewing of this page does not constitute 'friendship' to bar criminal prosecution in the City and County of Philadelphia by the Office of the District Attorney," Williams posted on his Facebook page. He also linked to it on his Twitter feed. It's a tricky legal landscape out there for Facebookers.
August 4, 2011 |
A YOUNG WOMAN who was shot to death in Juniata Park early Tuesday was from Delaware County, police said yesterday. Jocelyn Deaver, 21, of Aston, was found with a single gunshot wound to the head on H Street near Luzerne about 4 a.m., police said. Authorities know of no suspects or motives in the slaying. Deaver pleaded guilty in June to trespassing, and a bench warrant was issued for her last month after she failed to show up for her trial in Philadelphia on prostitution charges, according to court records.