November 17, 2000 |
An argument between two college students turned bloody yesterday when one buried a knife in the other's left side. The two students got into a fight at the rear of the Community College of Philadelphia's Northeast Regional Center on Townsend Road, police said. Pasquale Roberto, 20, of the Bustleton section, was taken to Frankford-Torresdale Hospital after the 10 a.m. attack. He remained in stable condition there last night. Police have identified Roberto's assailant as a 19-year-old student and were seeking him last night on an arrest warrant for aggravated assault.
February 15, 1994 |
A Camden man paroled a week ago from state prison was being sought by police in connection with the fatal stabbing of his estranged wife in her home Sunday night, authorities said yesterday. First Assistant Prosecutor Joseph F. Audino said Hollomond J. Johnson, 29, kicked down the door about 7 p.m. at the Camden house, where his wife, Angela, 28, lived with friends. Johnson, of the 800 block of South Fifth Street, began arguing with his wife, and is accused of stabbing her several times in front of those friends in the living room, Audino said.
January 22, 1988 |
A Municipal Court judge has ruled that a 17-year-old boy acted in self- defense when he fatally stabbed one youth and wounded a second boy Dec. 30, following a snowball-throwing incident on a Harrowgate street corner. Judge Meyer C. Rose yesterday dismissed murder and manslaughter charges against Joseph Flores, of Weymouth Street near Clearfield, following a preliminary hearing. Defense attorney Daniel-Paul Alva said Flores was surrounded by a group of youths at Tioga and Collins streets, when he took out a knife and killed one of his attackers, Michael Kirchner, 17. "Certainly Kirchner didn't deserve to die," Alva told Rose.
January 14, 1991 |
A New York man with a prior assault record was ordered held without bail yesterday in the stabbing of civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton. Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson, meanwhile, appealed for calm in the wake of Saturday's attack. "We must commit ourselves toward working calmly to the question of racial harmony," Sharpton said yesterday in a statement read by Jackson, who was visiting Sharpton at Coney Island Hospital. Michael Riccardi, 27, was charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon, and a civil rights violation in the Saturday knifing attack.
November 18, 1989 |
Reputed Junior Black Mafia street boss Aaron Jones is getting paranoid. "It's like open season against me," sighed Jones to Municipal Judge Lydia Y. Kirkland yesterday. "The DA and everybody else is picking on me. " Jones, 27, who was acquitted of a gun charge on Tuesday, made the remarks after Kirkland ordered him to stand trial for stabbing and wounding fellow inmate Parrish Barnes on Nov. 3 at the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center. Jones was angry at Barnes for not showing him any respect, according to Assistant District Attorney Vincent Furlong.
July 1, 1988 |
A Montgomery County man who stabbed two people and slashed a third in an unprovoked knifing rampage through a quiet Audubon neighborhood in February was found not guilty by reason of insanity in a nonjury trial yesterday. Common Pleas Court Judge William H. Yohn Jr. announced the verdict after two psychiatrists testified that Joseph P. Milice, 40, of Teakwood Terrace, Audubon, did not understand that his actions that day had been wrong. Milice, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who told psychiatrists he was wounded in a rocket attack in Danang, Vietnam, has been undergoing treatment for schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder for almost 20 years, the psychiatrists testified.
March 24, 2001 |
A man who nearly beat his girlfriend to death with a lead pipe and then stabbed her in the stomach told a judge yesterday that talk about his domestic abuse was being "blown out of proportion. " Authorities said Carl Williams, 43, had attacked his girlfriend so fiercely that she jumped from a second-floor window to escape. Yesterday, Common Pleas Judge Steven R. Geroff said Williams, of Turner Street near 23rd, not only abused his girlfriend, he "terrorized" her. Williams was sentenced yesterday to seven to 20 years in jail for the April 2000 beating and stabbing.
January 18, 1995 |
Bail was set at $50,000 yesterday for Booker T. Rhodes Jr., who is charged with attempting to murder his mother, the Rev. Esther R. Rhodes of Moorestown. The 74-year-old reverend, assistant pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church, was stabbed in the abdomen Saturday morning. She remained in critical condition last night at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center in Camden, a hospital spokeswoman said. Booker Rhodes, 44, has a history of psychiatric problems, according to Burlington County Assistant Prosecutor Saralee Smith Michaud.
January 27, 1989 |
Nineteen-year-old Troy Flint was the victim of a teen-age gang attack the night he stabbed a 17-year-old boy to death last summer, his lawyer argued. Attorney James A. Lineberger said Flint, of 12th Street near Chew Avenue, acted in self-defense inside a restaurant near the 35th Police District, Broad Street and Champlost Avenue, when he stabbed Willie Montgomery to death on Aug. 16. Lineberger said Montgomery was among a group of youths who had challenged Flint as he was about to enter the Imperial Palace restaurant about 9:35 p.m. Yesterday, following a non-jury trial, Common Pleas Judge Lisa A. Richette agreed with Lineberger.
August 7, 1987 |
New charges will be filed in connection with an alleged racial incident last month that left a black man critically wounded, according to the District Attorney Ronald D. Castille. Castille announced yesterday that William Russell, 41, and his son, Barry Williams, 22, both of 7th Street near Chew Avenue, will be charged with ethnic intimidation, riot, conspiracy and disorderly conduct. Both are black. Similar charges will be lodged against Kenneth Ruch, 19, of Chew Avenue near 2nd Street, who is white, Castille said.