October 12, 2002 |
People last night remembered Ken Bridges - the East Germantown man authorities believe was the eighth person to be killed by the Washington-area sniper - as the father of six, as a good neighbor, and as a longtime social activist and businessman whose abiding concern was African American economic empowerment. Speaking at a rain-shrouded news conference near Bridges' stately home on East Haines Street, family friend Gary Shepherd said Bridges' wife and their six children were "understandably shocked and saddened by this senseless event.
April 21, 1998 |
When Jamal Lane bounded out of a West Trenton frat house to tackle two gun-toting robbers, he thought he was protecting his friends. But his friends panicked and locked the door behind him, trapping Lane outside with his killers, police said. Seconds later, as partygoers hid safely in the Theta Chi fraternity house, shots were fired and Lane, 19, lay dead with one bullet through his heart. At Lane's Boudinot Street home in Trenton yesterday, his family spoke out against the frat brothers and others who allegedly locked him out early Friday morning.
August 5, 1989 |
Lonnie Williams first met Lisa Novak in a Baltimore bar on July 28 - six days before police say he fatally shot her parents in their home. Investigators still are trying to figure out what happened during those six days, police Col. Thomas Gordon said at a news conference yesterday. Meanwhile, Williams, 21, of Germantown, Md., was ordered held without bail at Gander Hill Prison on two counts each of first-degree murder and first- degree attempted murder and four counts of possessing a deadly weapon during commission of a felony.
September 13, 1999 |
Funeral services for Russell E. Swartz 2d, 26, who died in a boating accident last week, will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Boylan Funeral Home, 10 Wooding Ave., Edison, N.J., followed at 9:30 a.m. by a Mass at St. Matthew's Roman Catholic Church in Edison. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery in Piscataway, N.J. Mr. Swartz, a former star linebacker for the Rutgers University football team, was found dead Friday in the Delaware River after the boating accident near Palmyra.
July 14, 2011
A 3-year-old boy who suffered a severe head injury last month in a West Philadelphia apartment died Tuesday, and an autopsy was being conducted Wednesday night to determine whether his death was a homicide. Jaquinn Brewton died 10 minutes after being taken off life support, said his mother, Ashley Brewton, 28, who was at his bedside. Jaquinn was staying at the apartment of a family friend and her boyfriend in the 4700 block of Chestnut Street when he was injured June 29. The woman told police that the boy had fallen down stairs.
March 19, 2012
ATLANTIC CITY - A former Atlantic City official jailed for his role in a sex-video blackmail scheme has died. State corrections officials said Ronald Callaway, 55, died Saturday at a Trenton hospital. The cause of death was not disclosed. Callaway, also known as Jihad Q. Abdullah, was serving his term at South Woods State Prison in Bridgeton. Callaway, his younger brother and a family friend were convicted in the blackmail scheme masterminded by another brother, former City Council President Craig Callaway.
October 7, 2011
A Deptford woman was indicted Wednesday on assault and weapons charges for allegedly beating her boyfriend's wheelchair-bound father with an ironing board, burning the man with an iron, and biting him on the neck during an argument, according to the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office. Dawn M. Deputy, 32, and the victim's son, Christopher J. Mood, 25, lived with Daniel Mood, 60, in Deptford, where the beating took place on June 23, officials said. The younger Mood told authorities he was outside the house during the alleged incident.
July 31, 2010
BRIDGETON, N.J. - A southern New Jersey man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for the 2004 beating death of a Connecticut man who was in New Jersey to attend a wedding. The sentence imposed Friday requires Edward Dukes, 28, of Bridgeton, to serve 85 percent of his term before being eligible for parole. Dukes pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in the death of Edward Ellison, 77, of New Britain, Conn. Prosecutors say Ellison was outside the home of a family friend in Bridgeton when Dukes confronted him on Sept.
November 11, 1992 |
A Grays Ferry pizza delivery man was left paralyzed yesterday after he was ambushed and shot in the neck, police said. Jose Muniz, 19, of Hoffman Street near 18th, was attempting to make a delivery to a home on Ringgold Street near Oakford, when he was shot in the neck as he was either getting in or out of his car with the pizza Monday night. Muniz was found slumped on the front passenger seat of his car shortly before 10:30 p.m. by police who had been called to the scene by neighbors reported hearing gunshots, officials said.
October 14, 1988 |
The mother of a man killed by Camden police last year filed a lawsuit against the City of Camden yesterday, accusing the city of allowing police to ignore their own procedures. Travis Flournoy, 19, had taken three relatives and a family friend hostage in his home at the Stockton Station Apartments in East Camden on May 26, 1987. Camden police Sgt. Michael Schlichtig and Patrolman Michael Cantner shot at Flournoy when he emerged from the apartment, a knife in his hand. A Camden grand jury found that Schlichtig and Cantner had acted in self- defense because Flournoy lunged at them with a knife.