April 16, 1993 |
"The motive for the murder is as old as history," said the prosecutor. "It's jealousy. " Bita Dobromirescu, 35, wanted his ex-lover, Ani Soara Chilon, 27, to stop living with Costel Potoroaca, 31. So he shot and killed him on March 6, said Assistant District Attorney Thomas Perricone. Yesterday, after a preliminary hearing, Municipal Judge Eric L. Lilian ordered Dobromirescu, of Frankford Avenue near Cambria Street, to stand trial in the slaying. Bail was set at $300,000. Perricone said Potoroaca, of Allegheny Avenue near F Street, was shot five times at 7:30 p.m., while putting shopping bags in the trunk of his car on Mascher Street near Duncannon.
August 7, 1987 |
A man accused in April 6 shootings that left one man dead and another wounded acted out of jealousy, the prosecution charged yesterday. Assistant District Attorney Roger King said the suspect, Henry Dennis, 24, was jealous of the success Leiland Da-ood was having at his discount store. So he shot and killed Da-ood's 22-year-old son, wounded a second man, and tried to kill Da-ood, according to testimony at Dennis's preliminary hearing yesterday. King said Dennis, of Medary Avenue near 21st Street, shot and killed Mikal Dodson, Da-ood's son, inside a home on Carlisle Street near Wingohocking, and shot and wounded Samuel DeShields, 25. King said Dennis then went to Da-ood's store at 30th Street and Lehigh Avenue and tried to kill him. Da-ood testified Dennis pulled out a gun inside the store and said, "I'm going to kill you. " Two shots were fired at Do-ood, he said.
December 1, 1989 |
This week's double feature of lesbian romances at the Roxy amounts to a Sheila McLaughlin mini-retrospective. The accomplished vanguard filmmaker and actress wrote and directed the 1987 feature She Must Be Seeing Things, an engaging comedy of sexual jealousy. McLaughlin herself stars in Seduction: The Cruel Woman, a 1985 exercise in sexual bondage directed by German filmmakers Elfi Mikesch and Monika Treut. The films are interestingly paired for the way they address obsession as a necessary component of sexual passion.
April 30, 2004 |
Envy makes a pretty entertaining three-minute trailer. If only they'd left it at that. At one hour and 39 minutes, this gag about an office drone who invents a spray that makes dog feces disappear - and who drives his best friend crazy with jealousy when the money starts pouring in - is a forced and flaccid affair. Not even Christopher Walken in a fright wig - and enunciating the phrase "pretzel kiosk" with gleeful lunacy - can bring this thing to life. Envy has been directed with no discernible flair by Barry Levinson, who's had a bad run lately (the virtually unreleased An Everlasting Piece, the bank-robbing flop Bandits)
July 21, 1993 |
"I heard shots and my uncle fell asleep on top of me," said the 8-year- old South Philadelphia boy to the judge. The boy, William Millsip, didn't know it at the time, but his uncle, Lorenzo Brinson, 17, wasn't sleeping. He was dead. Assistant District Attorney Carlos Vega said Brinson, of Ringgold Street near Tasker, had been shot in the head while driving a car at 15th and Dickinson streets on Oct. 16, 1992, "I put my hand on the brakes to stop the car," the boy said.
July 1, 2007 |
It's the classic competitive friendship: Kit and Mildred were pals since girlhood in Harrisburg, and both moved on to become well-known writers. Kit's novels sell OK, and are much respected; Mildred's are list-toppers, become movies, and no one ever called them literary. Kit had lovers; Mildred had a child and a divorce, and the child, now in her teens, looks to Kit for mothering. Kit has turned into a worldly, play-it-as-it-lies woman; Mildred becomes more neurotic when she's not becoming more jealous.
December 3, 2008 |
The victim of a West Chester man's apparent murderous jealousy on Monday was a Manhattan lawyer, friends said yesterday. Police said Anthony Ottaviano, 35, was shot by David P. Krieg, 42, of West Chester, around midnight. Krieg, who later killed himself, was waiting in Philadelphia when Ottaviano returned from dinner with his girlfriend, who lived in an apartment complex in the 1200 block of Brandywine Street, police said. "It's a dark day; we lost a good person," said Donn Winn, a lifelong friend.
October 18, 1992 |
On the day she appeared in court to learn whether she would be executed, Lisa Michelle Lambert, 19, wore a white satin evening gown. Lots of people thought that was wrong, but few were truly surprised. Michelle, with pure porcelain skin and champagne hair that caressed her shoulders like a silk scarf, wore contact lenses to make her brown eyes blue. "At her trial, Michelle looked like a teenager coming out of Sunday school. But Michelle was a coldhearted, empty person. You could look at her and think - there's a person with no soul.
June 17, 2010
DEAR ABBY: My wife and I disagreed with your advice to the woman whose husband was upset about his wife going out for drinks with her male co-workers. ("Pulled in Two in Pennsylvania). We have been happily married for many years, and neither she nor I feel comfortable with a female employee going for drinks with mostly males. Drinking can lower inhibitions. Many office affairs begin in similar situations. In addition, no one should be driving home after two or more drinks. Office parties or get-togethers should not be held at bars.