February 13, 1988 |
A Chester Springs teenager was ordered held for trial yesterday on charges he killed Montgomery County golf pro Patrick Calandriello, whose frozen, bruised body was found stuffed in the trunk of his car at a Lionville hotel last month. Anthony Matteo, 19, of Byers Road, has been charged with criminal homicide, theft and related offenses in Chester County Court. After a preliminary hearing yesterday before District Justice Stanley Scott in Lionville, he was returned without bail to Chester County Prison to await an arraignment March 4. Testimony on suspected bloodstains, keys and other physical evidence made up much of the four-hour hearing yesterday, as investigators described their search of Matteo's parents' house at 2 a.m. Jan. 18, eight hours after authorities discovered the victim's body.
July 31, 1988 |
Defense attorneys are seeking to have a judge suppress statements and evidence obtained by prosecutors in the murder case against a Chester Springs man. Anthony Matteo, 19, of Byers Road, is scheduled to go on trial Aug. 30 in the shooting death of golf pro Patrick Calandriello, 47, of Bridgeport. Matteo has been held without bail in Chester County Prison since his arrest Jan. 20 on charges of criminal homicide, theft and related offenses. Pretrial arguments are tentatively scheduled to resume tomorrow.
September 1, 1988 |
A year ago this week, a young golf-cart mechanic offered his boss, a Montgomery County golf pro, a deal to buy about 50 stolen golf carts for $20,000, according to court records. The deal eventually cost the pro, Patrick Calandriello, his life, Chester County Deputy District Attorney Patrick Carmody said yesterday. He said the employee, Anthony Matteo, shot Calandriello to death, stole his money and stuffed his body into the trunk of Calandriello's car on Jan. 13. Matteo, 19, of Byers Road, Chester Springs, is being tried in Chester County Court on charges of criminal homicide, theft and related offenses in the death of Calandriello, 47, of Bridgeport.
February 1, 1990 |
Two years after the frozen body of golf pro Patrick Calandriello was found in a car trunk in Lionville with a bullet hole in the eye, his mother is trying to collect more of his death benefits. After months of failed negotiations, Agnes A. Calandriello last month filed suit in Chester County Court against a Colorado insurance company that had refused to pay the accidental-death benefit on a $25,000 policy. At issue is whether Patrick Calandriello, a 47-year-old Bridgeport resident, was killed while in the process of committing a felony - participating in an alleged conspiracy to buy stolen golf carts.
July 25, 1991 |
For Susan DiMatteo, ovarian cancer was a death threat, but her insurance company's refusal to pay for radical treatment was a death sentence. A sentence she refused to accept. That's why the 27-year-old Eddystone woman, her family and friends are organizing a rush of raffles, dinners, softball tournaments, casino trips - whatever it takes - to raise the $150,000 she needs for high-dose chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. "I have endured two surgeries in a 10-month time frame and seven months of chemotherapy," DiMatteo wrote Delaware Valley HMO of Concordville last month following its denial of coverage.
April 10, 1996 |
Joe Matteo, who has had AIDS since 1985, speaks at a Philadelphia hearing on cuts in federal Ryan White Title I Act money for the disease. City officials last week told the region's HIV/AIDS planning council funds would be cut from $9.8 million to $7.95 million. Hearings will be held in New Jersey and the suburbs.
September 2, 1988 |
When investigators opened the trunk of a 1981 Cadillac Eldorado in January, they found a dead man whose body was frozen solid, lying on top of several golf clubs, police testified yesterday in Chester County Court. It was Montgomery County golf pro Patrick Calandriello. His body was so stiff that it took two investigators and a lot of maneuvering to remove it from the trunk, said Chester County Detective Sgt. Larry Dampman. Beneath the body and inside the car, Dampman testified, investigators found evidence that led to the arrest of a suspect in the slaying.
August 26, 2014 |
ATLANTIC CITY - It was always just weed, grass or pot. No one ever called it marijuana when he was growing up in South Philly, and as far as Jeffrey Matteo knew, all it ever did was get you high, hungry and tired. But decades later, as his mother, Josephine, fought and beat a round of lymphoma only to see it come back and ravage her some more, Matteo learned more about the plant and its medicinal powers. He persuaded his mother to try it, for the second time in her life, dipping a toothpick in hemp oil and putting it on her tongue, and it began to pry her and constant pain apart.
September 14, 2014 |
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office said this week that it would "carefully review" new video footage purporting to show a confrontation last month between a LOVE Park ranger and a teenager. Curtis Tanner, 19, of Pottstown, faces charges of aggravated assault and related offenses in connection with the Aug. 15 incident. He is accused of assaulting a park ranger who had told him to leave because he was skateboarding - which is prohibited in the park. A visitor to the park posted video of the encounter, showing the ranger on the ground, being punched and kicked while several others watched.