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March 16, 2013 | By Carolyn Davis, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Raghunandan Yandamuri pleaded not guilty Friday to first-degree murder and 11 other charges in a bizarre kidnap-and-ransom case that turned deadly in a King of Prussia apartment complex last October. The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office is seeking the death penalty against Yandamuri, 27, in the deaths of 10-month-old Saanvi Venna and her grandmother. Yandamuri allegedly stormed into the apartment where 61-year-old Satayvathi Venna was babysitting her granddaughter Saanvi on Oct. 22. Authorities said his plan was to kidnap the child and try to get ransom from the Venna family to pay debts.
NEWS
November 22, 2013 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Montgomery County Court jury on Wednesday found a King of Prussia man guilty of killing his girlfriend's husband in a triangle filled more with blood than love. Gabriel Martinez, 25, was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping, and other charges in the 2010 killing of Jose Armando Cazares-Olarte. Though sentencing in Judge Joseph A. Smyth's court has not taken place, the crime carries a mandatory life sentence. "It was a particularly vicious, brutal attack," Assistant District Attorney John Gradel said.
NEWS
October 26, 2012 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Carolyn Davis, and Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writers
"It's been 48 hours," Prasad Sanikommu said softly, leaving the audience to fill in the rest. Two full days since 10-month-old Saanvi Venna was last seen, since she was taken from the King of Prussia apartment where her grandmother had been killed. He was addressing supporters, media crews, and members of the Indian diaspora around the world. More than 200 people attended the candlelight vigil Wednesday evening at Heuser Park in King of Prussia, surrounding Sanikommu and other relatives as they prayed and pleaded for the girl's safe return, bathed in fluorescent camera lights that were a harsh contrast to the warm glow of the candles.
NEWS
February 20, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
AmeriGas Propane L.L.C. has signed a 10-year lease for 34,135 square feet at the Parkview office building in King of Prussia, building owner Keystone Property Group said in a release. King of Prussia-based AmeriGas will move into the building at 1150 First Ave. in the coming months to expand its operations, Keystone said. The Parkview building is attached to the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge and the Valley Forge Casino Resort. jadelman@phillynews.com 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman  
REAL_ESTATE
June 30, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
Neil Rubler, a New York real estate developer and manager with Philadelphia ties, is putting the finishing touches on the first phase of 251 DeKalb, a gut renovation of the onetime-crime-plagued Marquis Apartments in King of Prussia. A 1998 Wharton School of Business graduate, Rubler and his Candlebrook Properties in Manhattan partnered with Lubert-Adler in Philadelphia to buy the apartment complex for $70 million and spend $50 million in renovations, for a $120 million total project cost, Rubler said.
BUSINESS
December 7, 2012 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Columnist
The towering black wall has been impossible to miss. Rising from shiny, white floor tiles at the East Coast's largest shopping mall, it has projected a cloak of mystery all the more stark for being a short walk from Louis Vuitton, Hermes, and Neiman Marcus - stores forbidding for their prices, if not their facades. For months, the black monolith has broadcast nothing to shoppers at the Plaza at King of Prussia. Not even the benign nugget of history that behind it once hummed a now-defunct John Wanamaker department store.
NEWS
September 11, 2012 | By Sam Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Maryland man has been identified as the hit-and-run driver who struck two pedestrians Sunday in King of Prussia. Charles E. Haney, 42, of Barton, Md., and his white van were located at the Motel 6 in King of Prussia and is cooperating with the investigation, Upper Merion police said. Branden Thornton, 18, and Anthony Bonet, 22, were walking along the shoulder of S. Gulph Rd. about 9 p.m. when they were struck by a white van. The vehicle fled the scene leaving Thornton seriously injured, said police.
NEWS
October 13, 1998 | By Blair Clarkson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A Darby Borough man has been charged with stabbing his former girlfriend yesterday morning while she was in a car on her way to work in King of Prussia, township police said yesterday. Police said David Smith, 39, of the 100 block of North Sixth Street, approached the car the victim was riding in after it was stopped on the shoulder of South Warner Road near Route 202 and stabbed her seven times before running away. Smith was charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and related offenses.
NEWS
July 11, 1993 | By Reid Kanaley, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Inquirer correspondent James Cordrey contributed to this article
Down below, the malls loom out of the summer haze. Columns of hot air rise from the roads and parking lots a thousand feet below to jolt Tim Kunda's clattering airplane like speed bumps. Kunda looks down at the sprawling 330-store complex, home to the Court at King of Prussia and its soon-to-expand sister mall, the Plaza. Grinning, he takes his hands off the controls and turns his palms upward in a gesture of incredulity and pride. "It's huge. It's incredible how big it is," shouts Kunda, 34, chairman of the local planning commission.
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