January 13, 2012 |
Joe Paterno's son, Scott, says the firing of his father two months ago by the Penn State board of trustees "was not handled well" and that attacks on the university's football program and its academic record during his tenure were "unjustified. " Scott Paterno released a statement Thursday night in response to one issued earlier in the day by the board of trustees. The board said that because of "extraordinary circumstances," it decided "it was in the best interests of the university to make an immediate change" by terminating Joe Paterno as head football coach.
January 10, 1995 |
A man charged with killing Michael Jordan's father said he helped dispose of the body after his friend shot the father of the NBA great, according to a statement he gave police. The statement was introduced yesterday in Lumberton, N.C., during a hearing to suppress it. Attorneys for Larry Martin Demery sought to have the statement thrown out, but it had to be in the record before a judge could rule on the request. Demery, 19, and Daniel Andre Green, 20, are charged with capital murder, armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery in the July 22, 1993, slaying of James Jordan.
October 29, 1993 |
The jurors turned and looked at Vivian King in horror yesterday as a homicide detective read the statement in which she confessed to murdering her daughter Shilie Turner. They frowned as King, in the statement, described being drunk on "corn liquor" and arguing with her daughter. They narrowed their eyes at King's account of hitting her daughter with the butt of a gun, knocking her unconscious in Fairmount Park. And they covered their mouths when the detective quoted King saying, "She was just laying there with one hand kind of up by her face.
January 23, 1986 |
In a statement to police made several weeks after Hmong refugee Seng Vang was beaten in West Philadelphia, Frederick Shakoor - who is on trial in connection with the attack - acknowledged that he hit Vang on the leg with a rock while his friends beat the man to the ground. Shakoor said, however, that several Hmong had started the incident by pelting a group of his friends with "BB's" from a slingshot and that "we were only protecting ourselves. " The statement was read yesterday at Shakoor's aggravated assault and conspiracy trial by Detective James Vales, who took the statement after Shakoor was arrested.
November 10, 2011
Here is the text of the statement Joe Paterno released late Wednesday: State College, PA "I am disappointed with the Board of Trustees' decision, but I have to accept it. "A tragedy occurred, and we all have to have patience to let the legal process proceed. I appreciate the outpouring of support but want to emphasize that everyone should remain calm and please respect the university, its property and all that we value. "I have been incredibly blessed to spend my entire career working with people I love.
November 9, 2011 |
A Philadelphia judge this morning denied a motion to toss out the statement given to police by one of three men on trial for the murders of two drug dealers at an upscale Northern Liberties apartment complex in 2009. Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Minehart said the detectives who questioned Antonio Wright were "credible" and that the defendant willingly went to police headquarters and consented to give a statement after authorities had shown him surveillance video from the crime scene.
January 3, 1992 |
Lisa DePaul didn't show up for Christmas dinner, so her father went to look for her at her Plymouth Township apartment. He found his daughter face up and strangled on her own couch. Yesterday, in District Justice John T. Sachaczenski's courtroom, Louis DePaul heard the excruciating last details of his child's life. How Lisa DePaul was pregnant, how her former boyfriend Dominic Fierro came to her apartment the afternoon of Christmas Eve to urge her to have an abortion, how she acknowledged that it was a bad time to have a baby but said she wanted it to revive their relationship.
October 10, 2012 |
BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Defiant and unrepentant, Jerry Sandusky blasted Pennsylvania State University, his accusers, and the news media Monday in a taped jailhouse statement the day before he is to be sentenced on 45 counts of child sexual abuse. The former assistant football coach blamed a "well-orchestrated" conspiracy for putting him behind bars and questioned whether any good could come from the publicity his case has received. "They can take away my life. They can make me out as a monster.
February 7, 1995 |
Right after he gunned down two Philadelphia policemen, Borgela Philistin confessed how he overpowered the officers, grabbed one of their guns and blasted each cop in the head, a homicide detective testified yesterday. The words sent a shiver through a Common Pleas courtroom packed with family and friends of Officer Robert Hayes, who died, and Officer John Marynowitz, who watched the testimony from his wheelchair. Philistin, 21, a dope-peddling illegal Haitian immigrant, said in the statement that he fought with the two officers after they stopped him in an unlicensed taxi.
November 23, 1986 |
The man accused in the June shooting death of police officer Daniel Gleason admitted the shooting in a statement from his hospital bed and blamed it on the confrontation last year between police and the radical group MOVE, a detective testified yesterday. The defendant, Nathan Long, said in that statement Gleason "wanted to take away my freedom. It was unfortunate, but he had to be shot," homicide Detective Carol Keenan testified. In the statement, which Keenan said she recorded in longhand as she leaned over Long's bed at Temple University Hospital on June 5, the day of the shooting, Long said that "ever since MOVE," police "would not let the people surrender," Keenan said.