January 20, 2016 |
A 27-year-old woman was pushed off a SEPTA platform onto the Market-Frankford El tracks by a man yelling, "Kill! Kill! Kill!" in West Philadelphia over the weekend, police said Monday. Around 9 a.m. Sunday, the woman was on the eastbound platform at 40th Street looking for the next train when she was pushed from behind onto the tracks, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. The woman injured her right shoulder and right knee in the fall. The woman looked up and saw a man, later identified as Kenneth Grimes, 33, allegedly standing over her, holding a large kitchen knife and yelling, "Kill!
September 27, 2015 |
A man seeking medical treatment at Einstein Medical Center for a cut on his head Thursday was arrested in the stabbing of a man in West Oak Lane who had just been transported to the same hospital, police said Friday. Loanell Ellington, 56, of the 2000 block of East Rittenhouse Street, was charged with attempted murder and related offenses in an attack on a 49-year-old man at a market in the 6700 block of Ogontz Avenue about 1:15 a.m. Police found the victim lying on the floor with stab wounds to his chest and stomach.
March 30, 2015 |
Police said Saturday they have charged a 19-year-old man with murder and other offenses for stabbings that killed his mother and left his grandmother critically wounded in their Bridesburg home. Charged is Zachary Pritchett, who called police Friday morning and reported that three unknown men had entered the home on the 2800 block of Reynolds Street and attacked the family. He did not give officers a description of the suspects but did reveal where a kitchen knife used in the attacks was hidden.
December 4, 2014 |
Those who knew him said the gesture was typical of Ronald Fischman. When the popular cantor at a Roxborough synagogue encountered a homeless gay couple four years ago, Fischman invited them to live in his East Mount Airy home. That gesture later cost him his life. Fischman was stabbed to death on Sept. 30 while intervening in a heated confrontation involving the then-estranged couple. Jonathan Williams was accused of stabbing the 54-year-old Fischman 10 times in the back with a kitchen knife, and admitted as much to Philadelphia homicide detectives, according to a statement read into the record by Detective Timothy Scally during a preliminary hearing Tuesday.
July 10, 2013 |
In a deal to avoid the death penalty, a Bucks County man pleaded guilty Monday morning to kidnapping and killing his former girlfriend in 2010. Kenneth Patterson, 50, will be formally sentenced Monday afternoon to life in prison, during which time he'll have an opportunity to speak about the murder of Diane Corado, a former girlfriend with whom he used to live. Patterson has spoken little to authorities about the case, refusing for more than two years to divulge where he left Corado's body after kidnapping her from her Falls home.
May 11, 2013 |
Acting on information from the accused killer, investigators have found the badly decomposed body of a Bucks County woman who was allegedly kidnapped and slain in 2010, authorities said Thursday. Diane Corado, 57, remains were recovered from the north branch of Newton Creek in Camden two weeks ago, officials said. She disappeared in 2010 from the Falls Township apartment she once shared with Kenneth Patterson, 50. After remaining silent for more than two years, Patterson, who was charged with Corado's murder in 2011, told authorities where her remains could be found, said Bucks County First Assistant District Attorney Michelle Henry.
February 15, 2013 |
THE WIFE of a former Penn basketball star who was stabbed to death may not be mentally competent to stand trial for his slaying, her attorney said Wednesday. Kathryn Labrum, a lawyer with Media-based firm Donaghue & Labrum, said Wednesday that her client, Maria Reyes Garcia-Pellon, 52, is "so far separated from reality right now. " Garcia-Pellon is accused of stabbing her husband, Matt White, 55, with a kitchen knife early Monday as he slept in their home, on Parkridge Drive in Nether Providence, Delaware County.
February 14, 2013 |
ON THE hardwood, Matt White could more than hold his own. As a 6-foot-10 center for the Penn Quakers, he was the anchor on the men's basketball team that made it all the way to the Final Four in 1979. But early Monday morning, as White, 55, lay asleep in his bed, he was unable to defend himself against a much smaller foe. That's when, authorities say, his wife plunged a kitchen knife into his neck, killing him. Maria Reyes Garcia-Pellon, 52, was charged with first- and third-degree murder in her husband's slaying at their Parkridge Drive home, in Nether Providence.
November 30, 2012 |
IT WAS a hastily hatched plot, worming around his brain for just a few short hours before Raghunandan "Raghu" Yandamuri grabbed a kitchen knife and knocked on a neighbor's door. He needed money. He'd lost $15,000 at a casino the week before, owed money to a friend who'd paid for his wedding and had about $5,000 in other debt. His salvation, he decided, was Saanvi Venna, a neighbor's wide-eyed, cherubic 10-month-old daughter. He would kidnap her. The baby's parents, both software engineers, would pay dearly to get their treasured child back, he figured.
November 29, 2012 |
Raghunandan Yandamuri said he never intended to kill or harm anyone. The Montgomery County man told detectives that he simply wanted to kidnap 10-month-old Saanvi Venna for ransom. What happened next, he said, was "unexpected. " First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele, however, said Yandamuri acted quite deliberately. Motivated by gambling debts, he was carrying a four-inch kitchen knife to kill the child's grandmother and a note that demanded $50,000 and threatened to have the baby "cut into pieces.