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August 13, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chester police Monday were asking witnesses to step forward with information about three separate fatal shootings and a fatal hit-and-run incident that all have occurred since Friday morning. In one of the shooting incidents, a crowd of bystanders turned "ugly" as an officer on scene tried to provide first aid to a dying man, said Deputy Chief Otis Blair. The incident occurred at the William Penn Housing Project, in the 300 block of Frank Young Boulevard at 10:38 p.m. on Sunday, Blair said.
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August 10, 2014 | By Emilie Lounsberry, For The Inquirer
In a major victory for a man who has served 24 years of a life sentence for setting the 1989 fire that killed his daughter at a Pocono Mountains religious retreat, a federal judge threw out the man's arson-murder conviction Friday and ordered him freed if a new trial is not held within 120 days. Han Tak Lee, now 79, has maintained his innocence ever since the July 29, 1989, fire that killed his mentally ill daughter, Ji Yun Lee, 20, whom he had taken, at the advice of the family pastor, from their New York home to the Korean Christian retreat near Stroudsburg, Monroe County.
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August 6, 2014 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Norristown man who shot and killed an intruder who had entered his house used justified force, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office said Monday. "The laws of our commonwealth provide that citizens of our community may stand their ground and defend themselves inside their homes," District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said. "Faced with an armed intruder who illegally entered his home, the resident was justified in using deadly force to protect himself. " On July 28 at 1:27 a.m., police went to a house on Willow Street where they found the body of Daryl Marquis Evans, 22, in the living room with gunshot wounds to his chest.
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August 3, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Camden man charged with murder in the 2012 stabbing of a homeless woman was ordered held on $2 million bail Friday. The arraignment of Tino Cruz, 32, marked the initial court proceeding in the first solved case credited to Camden's recently formed Cold Case Unit. Assistant Prosecutor Christopher St. John said in court that two witnesses cooperated with investigators, and another source told officials that Cruz had admitted killing Georgianna Jedrzejewski, 55. Jedrzejewski, an Air Force veteran, was known in the neighborhood as the "Cat Lady" because she cared for stray cats.
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July 31, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cory Ambrose remembers his father as the guy he could call at any time, the dad who rewarded him with a quarter every time he pitched a baseball through the center of a tire. Ambrose also remembers his father, Kevin, as the guy with a short fuse, the man who spiraled into drunken and anger-fueled binges, particularly after his longtime marriage fell apart two years ago. "The past two years he was like a whole different person," said Cory Ambrose, 27, of Glassboro, one of Kevin's four children.
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July 31, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
IF RONALD MANSON had not been drunk on May 19, he might not have been charged with killing the beer-distributor employee whom he struck with his van in front of the North Philly business. But prosecutors say Manson, 64, who pulled over and voluntarily gave police a full statement after the 1:30 p.m. accident, was very drunk that afternoon, when his van allegedly struck Stuart Moore, 54. His blood-alcohol level was .245, about three times the legal level to drive, Assistant District Attorney Thomas Lipscomb said at Manson's preliminary hearing yesterday.
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July 30, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal and Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writers
His colleagues knew that Lee Silverman carried a gun, a pistol so small it slipped indiscernibly into the psychiatrist's pocket. And Richard Plotts had a deep history with guns - one that even felony convictions wouldn't stop. Four days after the two men clashed in a shootout at a Delaware County hospital, authorities on Monday continued to investigate the violent office visit that left caseworker Theresa Hunt dead and both men injured. Plotts was still hospitalized, awaiting his first court appearance on murder and other charges.
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July 30, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan and Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writers
Update: Jonathan Rosa, 19, and Cornelius Crawford, 24, were arraigned in a matter of minutes early Tuesday night and both were ordered held without bail on a list of charges, including three counts of murder each. Earlier Story Two men have been charged with murder and sexual assault in connection with last week's carjacking that killed three North Philadelphia children and left their mother fighting for her life. Jonathan Rosa, 19, of Fairhill, and Cornelius Crawford, 24, of Logan, were also charged Monday with robbery, kidnapping, conspiracy, and related offenses - including sexually assaulting the woman they allegedly carjacked Friday morning.
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July 29, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Aubrey Whelan and Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writers
Update: Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said detectives were still questioning "two persons of interest" Monday and no charges have been filed yet. Philadelphia police were questioning two "persons of interest" Sunday night in the carjacking and crash that killed three children in North Philadelphia on Friday and gravely injured their mother. Homicide Capt. James Clark declined to identify the two men but said they were being questioned by homicide detectives. That was shortly after 9:30 p.m. One of the men being questioned had been picked up by police at an address in the 2900 block of North Sixth Street, police sources said.
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July 29, 2014 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sgt. William McGovern of the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office fatally ran over a motorcyclist and called 911 last July 27. Then, minutes after he learned the victim was off-duty Moorestown Patrolman Craig Berner, McGovern left the scene on Westfield Road to feed a friend's cat, according to law enforcement records. Although McGovern returned within an hour of the 10 p.m. crash - and township police then documented that he smelled of alcohol - authorities called off a sobriety test requested by a Moorestown officer.
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