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January 23, 1993 | by Dave Racher and Kitty Caparella, Daily News Staff Writers
Aaron "AJ" Jones, the college-educated, gun-toting street boss of the notorious Junior Black Mafia, didn't hesitate to order executions of drug rivals. After years in the fast lane of drug violence, Jones, 30, yesterday got to face the same terror as his victims: His own death. A jury ordered him to die for masterminding the plot to kill Bruce Kennedy, 30, a rival in his lovelife as well as in his $100-million drug business. The once flashy Jones, who had sported a diamond encrusted ring spelling "JBM," stood calmly in a brown suit, his white shirt opened at the collar and his hands behind his back.
NEWS
November 14, 2007
IN A CITY with a real-life gun problem, ads glorifying gun violence to sell movies can be particularly sickening. So we're glad to report that some in City Hall are taking it personally and saying, "Enough is enough. " Billboards and SEPTA bus ads for the movie "Hitman" went up a few weeks ago. They show a man pointing a gun, with a nearly naked woman draped over him. According to Mayor Street's office, some police officers who saw the ads cried foul. Understandable, since many of them had probably just come back from the funeral of Officer Chuck Cassidy, killed by gunshot.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 2000 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Jean-Pierre Melville's 1967 masterpiece Le Samourai - quoted mightily in Jim Jarmusch's Ghost Dog earlier this year - is one of the coolest pieces of cinema ever to come out of France. A suave, savvy take on the American gangster film, this noir tale of a hitman's night of murder - and the lengths he goes to establish an alibi - is a study of solitude, ritual and, perhaps, madness. Alain Delon, France's answer to James Dean, stars as Jef, a trenchcoated, fedora-wearing assassin who lives in a stark apartment with his boxes of cigarettes, bottles of water and caged songbird.
NEWS
March 31, 1990 | New York Daily News
A suspected hitman linked to 14 murders and the attempted murder of four New York police officers here was nabbed in Florida yesterday after eluding New York City authorities for 18 months. Police arrested Ghandi Guzman, 22, a Colombian linked to the murder of two women in a drug-related shooting in New York City in 1988 and the attempted murder of four police officers in 1987. Guzman was nabbed by police and members of the Drug Enforcement Task Force as he drove on a state road in Dade County, said Det. Lizette Williams, a police spokeswoman.
NEWS
July 16, 1992 | By Emilie Lounsberry, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
An Overbrook woman was convicted by a U.S. District Court jury yesterday of trying to hire a hitman to kill her husband. The jury deliberated for about an hour and a half before finding Cecelia Wadley, 50, of the 6000 block of West Jefferson Street, guilty of using a telephone in the commission of a contract killing. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel Goldstein said that Wadley faced a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Lowell A. Reed Jr. scheduled sentencing for Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2007 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com 215-854-5992
"Hitman" looks like Hollywood's comic-book-ish replacement for the recently wrapped-up Bourne franchise. It stars Timothy Olyphant as the unstoppable programmed-to-kill assassin who finds out he's expendable, then goes on a rampage of revenge. The music is the same, and so is the European travelogue - "Hitman" bounces from Russia to Istanbul to London as its title character looks for answers while he's stalked by assassins from his own organization. The movie even gives its hero (he has no name)
NEWS
September 16, 2004 | By Larry King INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Bucks County lawyer, charged with hiring a hitman to kill the occupant of a house where he wanted to open a suburban sex club, has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital. Joseph P. Guarrasi, 38, was released on bail Friday from Bucks County prison. Judge David W. Hecker approved the release on the condition that Guarrasi enter inpatient treatment at Friends Hospital in Northeast Philadelphia. Guarrasi's defense lawyer, Richard Fink, said that condition had been met. "He is hospitalized," Fink said yesterday.
SPORTS
April 17, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
St. Louis forward Mike Danton was arrested yesterday in an alleged murder-for-hire scheme, the FBI said. According to a criminal complaint, Danton, 23, told a female friend that a hitman from Canada was coming to kill him and asked the woman if she knew someone who would kill the person for $10,000. The woman, identified as Katie Wolfmeyer, passed his call to another man, described as a "cooperating witness. " The FBI witness and Danton spoke again Thursday, and Danton allegedly hatched a plot where the witness could kill the "hitman" at Danton's apartment and make it look like two burglars had broken in, one being killed and the other making off with $3,000 Danton had in a safe.
NEWS
August 11, 1992 | by David Tobenkin, Los Angeles Daily News
"Diary of a Hitman" has everything you would expect in a B movie. The story of a professional killer's plans to knock off a beautiful young wife and her baby, the film is packed with beautiful bodies and violence. But look who's starring - James Belushi and, from television's "Twin Peaks," Sherilyn Fenn. Low-budget moviemakers are packing their low-concept pictures with big-name stars, bigger special effects and better scripts. "The public will not accept the low-budget movies," said Roger Corman, king of B movie classics like "Little Shop of Horrors," "Not of This Earth" and "The Terror Within.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2009 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
A moody, mysterious hitman. A woman fleeing her abusive husband. A police detective looking for love. Their paths converge in The Merry Gentleman , a sly and surprisingly sublime little noir romance, which marks the directing debut of Michael Keaton. Keaton stars as Frank Logan, the quiet man with the telescopic rifle who makes his living killing people. But Frank's experiencing a crisis: The murder business has turned him sad, suicidal. In fact, one snowy evening, he's ready to hurl himself from a building.
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September 13, 2014 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of three men allegedly hired by South Philadelphia auto mechanic Ronald Galati to kill two potential witnesses against him in an insurance fraud probe pleaded guilty Thursday, signaling that he will testify for the prosecution in the larger case against the wannabe mobster. Jerome Johnson, 45, of Kingsessing, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder, as well as racketeering and insurance-fraud charges, in a quick, low-key hearing before Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart.
NEWS
April 16, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
A SOUTHWEST Philadelphia woman who in 2012 hired a neighborhood mechanic to murder her live-in boyfriend apparently looked reality in the face yesterday morning and called off her jury trial in Common Pleas Court. Instead of picking a jury, Desiree Arnett Hicks, 58, pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for her role in the calculated May 31, 2012, slaying of Aaron Hayes, 52. Hayes, a SEPTA trolley operator, was gunned down just before 5 a.m. in front of the couple's Elmwood Avenue home as he opened the back door of his van to place work tools inside.
NEWS
April 3, 2013 | By John P. Martin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lamont Lewis said he didn't see toys on the rowhouse porch, not that he looked for any. He thought he was there, he told jurors Monday, just to kill two adults - the mother and brother of a snitch. He kicked in the door and fired two shots up the staircase. His cousin followed, he said, tossing in two gas cans, one stuffed with a shirt lit like a wick. A woman screamed out of an upstairs window as flames engulfed the North Sixth Street home that October 2004 morning, Lewis said.
NEWS
April 2, 2013 | By John P. Martin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Lamont Lewis said he didn't see toys on the rowhome porch, not that he looked for any. He thought he was there, he told jurors on Monday, just to kill two adults - the mother and brother of a snitch. He kicked in the door and fired two shots up the staircase. His cousin followed, he said, tossing in two gas cans, one stuffed with a shirt lit like a wick. A woman screamed out an upstairs window as flames engulfed the North Sixth Street home that October 2004 morning, Lewis said.
NEWS
April 2, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
KAUFMAN, TEXAS - Two days after a Texas district attorney and his wife were found shot to death in their home, authorities have said little about their investigation or any potential suspects. But suspicion in the slayings shifted Monday to a white-supremacist prison gang with a long history of violence and retribution that was also the focus of a December law-enforcement bulletin warning that its members might try to attack police or prosecutors. The deaths of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife were especially jarring because they happened just a few months after one of the county's assistant district attorneys, Mark Hasse, was killed near his courthouse office, and less than two weeks after Colorado's prison chief was shot to death at his front door, apparently by a white supremacist ex-convict.
NEWS
March 18, 2013 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
Convicted Philadelphia mob hit man John Veasey claims in a CBS News 60 Minutes report to be aired Sunday evening that he's a changed man, driving a church school bus and regularly attending worship services as a born-again Christian in a middle-class suburb. Yet the program observes Veasey, who has married and works as a successful salesman of luxury cars in an undisclosed location in the Midwest, is still exhibiting some of his former underworld bravado. He explains in the program how he instigated a barroom fight that resulted in his guilty plea for misdemeanor battery.
NEWS
October 1, 2012 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
TORONTO - So why wasn't it Bruce Willis undergoing nearly three hours of makeup and prosthetics every morning during the shoot of Looper to make him look more like Joseph Gordon-Levitt ? Why was it Gordon-Levitt's job to get up at the crack of dawn and submit himself to the nose job and lip curl and eyebrow realignment so that he and Willis could look like the same guy, separated by 30 years? "There was no consideration of that," Gordon-Levitt says, with a laugh. "I think it's only proper that the younger man would defer to his senior.
SPORTS
November 5, 2010 | By MARCUS HAYES, hayesm@phillynews.com
Ernie Sims knew it was coming. He just couldn't prepare for the impact. Now, he knows how Lavelle Hawkins feels. Sims blasted Hawkins, a Titans receiver, in the Eagles' last game, on Oct. 24. Hawkins was in the middle of the field, in the path of a pass that was caught further downfield. Sims anticipated Hawkins catching the pass, so Sims hammered Hawkins. Sims anticipated discipline from NFL cheap-hit czar Ray Anderson, but not $50,000. Three weeks, ago, the NFL made it clear that hits to defenseless players, as Hawkins clearly was, would result in harsh discipline - harsher still for the likes of Sims.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2009 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
A moody, mysterious hitman. A woman fleeing her abusive husband. A police detective looking for love. Their paths converge in The Merry Gentleman , a sly and surprisingly sublime little noir romance, which marks the directing debut of Michael Keaton. Keaton stars as Frank Logan, the quiet man with the telescopic rifle who makes his living killing people. But Frank's experiencing a crisis: The murder business has turned him sad, suicidal. In fact, one snowy evening, he's ready to hurl himself from a building.
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