July 9, 2013
An Upper Bucks County man shot and killed his 59-year-old daughter and then turned the gun on himself Saturday night in Bucks County, according to District Attorney David Heckler. A professional caregiver for the daughter, who had unspecified disabilities, had left the East Rockhill Township house to get food and discovered the bodies of Thaddeus Swierzewski, 78, and Mary Swierzewski when she returned about 9 p.m., Heckler said. The Pennridge Regional Police Department determined that the shooting at Clymer and Sterner Mill Roads was a murder-suicide, Heckler said.
November 14, 1986 |
Back in '65, just four days before Dusty Arfons was born, her father, Art, sped across the Bonneville Salt Flats to prove he was the fastest man on land, 576.55 miles per hour burning up the Utah desert. Today, Art is in a safer line of work: He pulls 50,000-pound weights with a turbine-powered tractor called the Green Monster. Dusty hardly minds; she's followed in her father's tire tracks and is right there racing against him. "Oh, she's beaten me three or four times," says Art Arfons, who is scheduled to race as a team with his daughter against the father-son team of Bud and Steve Jaske tonight and tomorrow in the U.S. Hot Rod Association Truck and Tractor Championship at the Spectrum.
April 20, 1992 |
A father-daughter relationship can be complicated enough, but add a coach- player relationship to the formula and it can be a tumultuous adventure. "The best thing is when I want to pitch - it doesn't matter what time of day it is, he's there," Jenn Jenderko said. "He" is her father, Roy, who is her pitching coach at Archbishop Wood. The bad things are generally limited to their clash of wills. "He calls it coaching. I call it yelling," Jenn Jenderko said. "Sometimes I can be too sensitive, I know.
November 2, 2014 |
Philadelphia Police have prepared arrest warrants for a father and daughter suspected in the shooting and beating of a man in Queen Village last weekend, according to a law enforcement source. Earlier this week, police released video of the incident on the 100 block of Carpenter Street. The video shows a woman crouching into a batting stance and swinging a baseball bat at the victim. A man shoots him in the leg as he attempts to flee. The victim, a 36-year-old homeless man, told police the woman said "You know what you did, you son of a . . .," before swinging the bat. A law enforcement source said the pair believed the victim may have been breaking into cars.
March 14, 1989 |
Cherie Greer doesn't enjoy having her skills compared with those of her famous father. Cherie is the daughter of Hal Greer, the former 76ers guard and a National Basketball Association Hall of Famer. The junior and three-year starter on Harriton's basketball team said that she loved her father and was proud of his accomplishments, but that everything she had achieved on the basketball court had been through her own hard work. As a matter of fact, Cherie, 16, never got to see her father play professional basketball.
February 28, 1993 |
You probably knew someone in school like Brian Benesh. He was the awkward kid, the social outcast. No buddies to speak of. Definitely no girlfriends. He was the kid that classmates teased and tormented. A "geek," they called him. "Weird. " Short and plump with glasses, he was taunted in the Washington Township High School band, where he played the trumpet for four years. He wrote poems about not having any friends. None of which would explain why Benesh, 19, a student at Camden County College, would do what police say he did. They say that before dawn on Thursday, he put on a dark ski mask, broke into the house of Kathy Sekel, his pretty and popular 15-year-old next-door neighbor, crept into her bedroom, locked the door, and attacked her with a 4- inch pocket knife.
September 12, 2007 |
High school students wandered in and out of Lu Grocery in Lawncrest yesterday seemingly oblivious to what had happened only four weeks ago. At that corner - Cheltenham Avenue and Colgate Street - the store's owner, Lu Jiaxhing, 49, was killed last month in the spate of homicides that hit the city over the summer. Yesterday, across town, the wheels of justice lurched forward as Common Pleas Court Judge James DeLeon set a preliminary hearing date of Dec. 18 for the case. Darrin White, 19, and James Canady, 15, have both been charged with murder, robbery and weapons offenses in the case.
July 22, 1992 |
Whatever prompted Richard Ruch of Cinnaminson to shoot his daughter to death Monday night and then turn the gun on himself may never be known. Authorities said yesterday that interviews with family members and neighbors had generated no new insights into Ruch's shooting of his daughter, Karen, 30. It followed an argument that began on one of their frequent evening strolls through the Ravenswood section of the township. Neighbors told police that they had heard the two arguing as they returned to the green, split-level home in the well-manicured 2200 block of Beverly Road about 8 p.m., said Jack Smith, senior investigator for the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office.
June 11, 1999 |
If Noel Coward had created a scenario about the design for living among a middle-aged pickpocket, his grown daughter, and his male lover (who are his accomplices), it would look like The Trio. Part screwball comedy and part melodrama, this engaging film set in the malls and carnivals of Germany is directed with economy and wit by Hermine Huntgeburth. Three is an odd number, in every sense of the word. For the father, boyfriend and daughter (product of a heterosexual misadventure)
January 4, 1994 |
A 20-year-old Washington Township man pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts of aggravated assault nearly one year after he stabbed a father and daughter who were his long-time next door neighbors. Brian Benesh acknowledged injuring Kathy Sekel, then 15, and her father John Sekel, then 42, on Feb. 25, 1993, with a buck knife. Although Benesh did not elaborate on how or why he broke into their home that morning shortly before 5, his public defender later said the motive was burglary.