March 2, 2013
John C. Esposito, 86, a physician in Springfield, Delaware County, for more than 50 years, died Monday, Feb. 18, of cancer at his winter home in Cape Coral, Fla. A son of Italian immigrants, Dr. Esposito grew up in South Philadelphia. His parents, Charles and Anna, impressed on him the importance of a sound education. After graduating from South Philadelphia High School for Boys and Temple University, he received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine.
June 12, 1999 |
John Nicholas Esposito Sr., 66, a Cherry Hill police officer for nearly 25 years, died of a heart attack Thursday at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center/Cherry Hill. Mr. Esposito graduated from Camden County College and from Glassboro State College with a bachelor's degree in traffic engineering. He also received a diploma from Northwestern University in police traffic investigation. Mr. Esposito served with the Camden County Park Police from 1966 until joining the Cherry Hill force.
October 4, 1998 |
A few hours before his client was to become the newest resident of Georgia's death row, a weary-looking Roy Kelly 3d, attorney at law, slowly rose from his chair in Courtroom Two of the Baldwin County Courthouse here, turned, and approached the jury box. "Ladies and gentlemen of the jury," he said, his voice barely above a whisper. "You have been presented with two John Espositoes. One, a crazed killer . . . another . . . subdued, quiet, passive - and that was all within the same day. " He gestured to the defense table, to the 23-year-old life he had been charged with saving from the electric chair, to yet a third John Esposito: the young convicted murderer who had spent most of Friday sobbing softly into a crumpled tissue while lawyers argued for his life.
October 3, 1998 |
John Anthony Esposito Jr. of Berlin Township, N.J., who police say embarked on a 10-day spree of theft, robbery and kidnapping that left three elderly people dead, was sentenced yesterday to die in Georgia's electric chair. A woman who accompanied him, Alicia Woodward, 19, of Marlton, was in jail, awaiting trial in the case. Esposito, 23, showed no emotion as Chief Superior Court Judge William Prior pronounced the sentence in the murder of 90-year-old Lola Davis and intoned, "May God have mercy upon your soul.
October 2, 1998 |
Taking in detail after gruesome detail, John Anthony Esposito Jr., the Berlin, Camden County, native convicted Wednesday of a 1996 murder here, listened stoically as prosecutors outlined his complicity in another slaying and argued that the next life that should be taken was his own. Esposito, 23, has already been found guilty of the murder of 90-year-old Lola Davis, and the jury is weighing his punishment. Authorities said he and his girlfriend, Alicia Woodward, kidnapped Davis from a North Carolina supermarket parking lot and killed her in Madison, Ga. Woodward, 19, and originally from Medford, Burlington County, is awaiting trial in the Davis murder.
October 11, 1996 |
The pair stayed in a hotel in Oklahoma City and ordered food through room service, then paid the bill from money stolen from the first victim they kidnapped, robbed and murdered. That was part of a grim, cold picture painted yesterday by Sheriff David Medlin of Oldham County, Texas, after he questioned John Esposito, the 21-year-old Berlin Township man charged, along with a girlfriend, with killing three elderly people during a 10-day crime spree that began in North Carolina and ended in Texas.
October 8, 1996 |
Authorities in nine states are retracing a South Jersey couple's 11-day death rampage by following a trail of blood from Georgia to the New Mexico border. Alicia Woodward, 18, and John Esposito, 21, were captured last week in Colorado. They face extradition for the murders of three elderly people who were plucked from outside neighborhood supermarkets, robbed and beaten. "We need to know how they got from Georgia to Oklahoma and if there are any other crimes committed along the way," Oklahoma County Prosecutor Robert Macy said yesterday.
October 7, 1996 |
In their last free moments, John Esposito and Alicia Woodward acted like natural born tourists. Nailed at Mesa Verde, which is Spanish for the green tablelands in the Four Corners area of southwest Colorado, the capture of the accused cross-country killers was bloodless and hardly the stuff of movie drama. Nothing like the gory fictional shootout capture in the movie "Natural Born Killers," filmed near Albuquerque, N.M., or the "Thelma & Louise" suicide drive off a cliff in Utah, about 100 miles from Mesa Verde.
October 6, 1996 |
He is a close relative of a mobster and the son of a man who was convicted in one of Gloucester County's most gruesome crimes - the shooting death and ax-dismemberment of a 33-year-old man. He wound up in fights, dropped out of school, signed "Lucifer" written in his own blood, and hung out at a makeshift fort in the wetlands of Paulsboro, where authorities found the remains of animals and birds whose wings had been torn off. Long before being...
September 23, 1996 |
Two Pemberton residents are targets of a nationwide search after being named as suspects in the kidnapping and slaying of an 85-year-old North Carolina librarian Thursday. Investigators believe that John Esposito, 21, and Alicia Woodward, 18, abducted Lola Davis from a Winn-Dixie supermarket in Lumberton, N.C., on Thursday afternoon, drove Davis in her car farther south, killed her that evening, and dumped her battered body in a Madison, Ga., field. Esposito and Woodward appeared to want nothing more than Davis' car, according to Madison County Detective Michael Pritchett.