April 1, 2016 |
David P. Giordano told a state judge Wednesday that he lived an honorable life. That is, he said, until he killed his neighbor, 52-year-old Michael Taylor, in 2012 during a fight about Taylor's noisy pet birds. On Wednesday, Giordano, 65, of Voorhees, stood stoically before Superior Court Judge Samuel D. Natal in Camden asking for mercy during his sentencing hearing. "I'm truly sorry," Giordano said, turning toward Taylor's relatives and friends in the gallery. "My true intentions were to protect myself.
February 11, 2016 |
A Camden County man faces up to 30 years in prison after a jury convicted him of killing his neighbor during an argument in 2012 about the neighbor's birds' chirping loudly. A Superior Court jury in Camden on Monday found David P. Giordano, 65, of Voorhees, guilty of aggravated manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of 52-year-old Michael Taylor, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said Monday after the trial. The jury was seated Jan. 26, when the trial began. Giordano lived in a condominium unit above Taylor's on Sherry Street.
April 13, 2015 |
It was his slider above the strike zone on which Nationals leadoff man Michael Taylor whiffed. It was his slider that Yunel Escobar lifted over Ben Revere's head for a double to left field. And it was his slider that Bryce Harper watched paint the outside corner of the plate for an inning-ending strike. Ken Giles bounced back Friday night from his struggle-filled season debut, but the promising 24-year-old setup man is not yet out of the woods. While his slider was razor sharp, he relied on it as his primary pitch after again struggling to locate his fastball.
March 12, 2015
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Nine months elapsed between days on which Chad Billingsley pitched to live hitters, a time frame that probably seems like an eternity for the veteran major-leaguer. But there the 30-year-old righthander was Tuesday morning at the Phillies' spring training complex, directing a series of 25 pitches to non-roster invitees Chris McGuiness and Darin Mastroianni. Pitching coach Bob McClure said afterward that Billingsley threw as if he never underwent surgery. "From an arm strength [aspect]
May 9, 2014 |
TORONTO - Four and a half years ago, the Toronto Blue Jays had an opportunity to reshape their franchise with one move. They had Roy Halladay, arguably the best pitcher in baseball, as a trade chip. On Dec. 16, 2009, Toronto sent Halladay to the Phillies for three prospects: pitcher Kyle Drabek, catcher Travis d'Arnaud and outfielder Michael Taylor. On the surface, it looks as if that trade worked out about as well for Toronto as a second trade the Phillies made that day: Cliff Lee to Seattle for three prospects, none of whom is in the major leagues (or appears close to getting to the majors in 2014)
March 11, 2014 |
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Yesterday's game between the Phillies and the Twins was one of a handful that Major League Baseball had designated as a replay game. As in, a game where managers and umpires would abide by the rules of the sport's new replay system in order to familiarize themselves with it in preparation for the regular season. Except, yesterday, managers and umpires were warned before the game that Hammond Stadium wasn't exactly equipped with the requisite technology. "We were warned: limited cameras, and a delay" in accessing the available cameras, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said.
July 28, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration proposed new steps Friday to ensure that fresh produce, cheeses, and other foods imported into the United States are safe. The proposed rules, required by a sweeping food-safety law passed by Congress 21/2 years ago, are meant to establish better checks on what long has been a scattershot effort to guard against unsafe food imported from more than 150 countries. Only around 2 percent of that food is inspected by the government at ports and borders.
March 17, 2013
A Camden County grand jury has indicted a 62-year-old Voorhees man who allegedly murdered his neighbor in a June dispute that began with an argument about pet birds. David Giordano of Sherry Court is charged with fatally stabbing 52-year-old Michael Taylor. Giordano allegedly dumped water on Taylor's pet birds because they were chirping loudly from the porch beneath him. Taylor then confronted Giordano, who allegedly stabbed him several times. The indictment was presented March 6 and made public Wednesday.
December 2, 2012 |
An investigation into a series of armed robberies last month in Gloucester and Camden Counties paid off Thursday night when a nearly two-hour manhunt ended with two arrests in Deptford Township and the discovery of a fake gun. The manhunt began as officers interrupted an armed robbery by a teenager with what appeared to be a handgun at the Citgo gas station at 1504 Hurffville Rd. in Deptford just after 10 p.m., said acting Capt. Michael Taylor. They immediately found Albert A. Anderson 3d, 44, in a van, where he was waiting to act as getaway driver, Taylor said.