January 25, 1992 |
The school counselor, teaching a class on "Good Touch, Bad Touch" in December 1990 warned the female students about the things child molesters do. "Eddie did that," a 9-year-old girl shouted. The counselor then met privately with the girl, who said Edward Lord, 31, of 28th Street near Tasker, a friend of her parents, had forced her to have sex with him on several occasions. "This man violated the trust the parents placed in him when they left their daughter in his care," said Assistant District Attorney Yvonne Ruiz yesterday, after a jury convicted Lord of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and corrupting the morals of a minor.
April 15, 2009 |
AMID the familiar music of the ice-cream man, kids playing in the street and the other sounds of summer in and around Philadelphia, many people brought along a couple of friends to keep them company on nights when they went out to sit on their steps or in their backyards. Harry Kalas and Richie Ashburn dropped into the neighborhood each night and on Sunday afternoons, giving folks a couple of hours of baseball and conversation. Though it's played without a clock, much of baseball lends itself to time and conversation.
April 5, 1986 |
A Chester County man was convicted yesterday of robbing a family friend of $14,500 that the friend had been saving to return to Puerto Rico and buy a house there. After deliberating for about 12 hours over two days, the Chester County Court jury convicted Domingo Negron Jr., 27, of stealing the money that Guillermo Rivera, 54, had saved over seven years working as an assistant cook in a Kennett Square mushroom camp. "I knew him since he was born," Rivera testified Wednesday through an interpreter.
December 28, 2001 |
A California man charged with molesting the daughter of an Abington couple while visiting them over the last two Christmas seasons faces a preliminary hearing today in Glenside District Court. Abington police arrested James Sheehan "Jimmy" Dean, 48, of Cypress, Calif., before a Christmas Eve service Monday and charged him with aggravated indecent assault and two counts each of indecent assault and corrupting minors. He is being held in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility after failing to post $500,000 cash bail.
April 23, 1999 |
Rich and Sue Petrone knew from the red hair. That was their son, Daniel Rohrbough, lying on the ground outside the entrance to the school that bloody Tuesday. He almost got away. The quiet, 15-year-old sophomore had been shot in the back as he was running from the school after holding the door for some 80 other escaping students. While other families counted the anxious hours, the Petrones knew Danny wasn't coming home. That night, Sue Petrone went into the room of her only son and gathered up his dirty laundry, said family friend Jim Riss.
February 18, 1999 |
The Rhawnhurst couple considered Karl Margulies, 61, a trusted friend. So they allowed Margulies to care for their 12-year-old son while they went bowling Wednesday evenings from January through March 1998. On each occasion, Margulies sexually molested the boy repeatedly, Assistant District Attorney Christopher Mallios said yesterday. The boy, now 13, said the assaults began on Jan. 12, when Margulies came into his bedroom while he was "watching my favorite cartoon. It happened every Wednesday night.
July 13, 2000 |
There was sadness, and there were regrets. Cory Erving's oldest brother, Cheo, 27, apologized for sometimes setting a bad example for his younger sibling. "You looked up to me," Cheo said to his absent brother. "I apologize for some of the things I showed you that were not the right things. " His sister, Jazmin, 23, sobbed as she talked about "the only little brother I had. " "I took Cory's life for granted," another brother, Julius III, 26, said. "I promise I won't take anyone else's life for granted.
April 17, 2008 |
The pool of blood, now dried and cracked, remained on the hardwood dining-room floor as family and friends prayed, burned incense, and made offerings of food to the spirit of 72-year-old Ty Nguyen. They gathered in her white clapboard house in Pennsauken to console one another, make arrangements for her funeral today, and prepare to fly her body home to Vietnam. And they expressed bewilderment that someone would savagely beat the woman to death. Her body was found Monday around 1 p.m. by a woman, identified by authorities only as a tenant.
July 23, 1999 |
They went back from whence they came. John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, were returned to the misty sea off of Martha's Vineyard yesterday, their ashes cast into the choppy waters during a mournful ceremony near where they were killed in a violent plane crash six days ago. Into a southeasterly wind, blowing better than 12 knots, the Coast Guard cutter Sanibel ferried members of the victims' families past...