April 30, 2014 |
BUENA VISTA TWP., N.J. The two men's heads and hands were cut off with a drywall saw and scissors, authorities said. And when police found the bodies of Hany Tawadros, 25, and Amgad Konds, 27, in a wooded area of Atlantic County, the teeth had been knocked out with a tire iron. On Monday, more than a year after the discovery, the Attorney General's Office announced that a state grand jury had indicted Yusuf Ibrahim, 29, of Jersey City. Ibrahim, according to the 16-count indictment, faces murder, kidnapping, desecration of human remains, and other charges.
November 9, 2012 |
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A man described as a fledgling serial killer by prosecutors was executed Thursday in Texas for a woman's slaying during a break-in at her home a decade ago. Mario Swain, 33, received a lethal injection for killing Lola Nixon, 46, at her home in East Texas' Longview two days after Christmas in 2002. Evidence showed he threw her body into the trunk of her BMW, drove to a remote area outside of the city about 120 miles east of Dallas, and dumped it into the backseat of an abandoned car. Swain was asked by a warden whether he had a final statement before his punishment.
October 4, 2012 |
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has refused a prosecution plea to reinstate Wednesday's execution of condemned Philadelphia killer Terrance Williams. At about 3:45 p.m., the court in a one-sentence order denied the District Attorney's emergency motion and ordered court personnel to draft a schedule for filing legal briefs and, perhaps, an oral argument. The state's high court decision let stand last Friday's ruling by Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina that the 1986 trial prosecutor made Williams' death sentence more likely by withholding informtion that Williams was sexually molested by his victim.
March 27, 2012 |
All charges have been withdrawn against two of the three juveniles accused in an incident in which a cabdriver and his passenger were assaulted in Center City in January, and a third teen has been given probation after pleading guilty to a single count of simple assault. Assistant District Attorney Paul Goldman said Monday that after a "very thorough investigation," it was determined that two of the teens who were charged had not participated in the assault. The third teen hit the passenger with an open hand through the window of the cab after the two exchanged words, he said.
January 31, 2012 |
UNIVERSITY of Pennsylvania senior Brian Goldman was in a cab on his way to a date Saturday night when he and his cabbie became victims of a random, violent attack by a group of teens at a Center City intersection - and he says dozens of people stood by and did nothing. In fear for his life, Goldman fled the attack and remained unidentified until yesterday, when he penned a column about his experience in Penn's school newspaper, The Daily Pennsylvanian. In an interview with the Daily News last night, Goldman, 21, of Queens, N.Y., said that when he wrote the column, he was unaware that the attack had been reported to police, let alone that it had become a news story.
January 30, 2012 |
UNIVERSITY of Pennsylvania senior Brian Goldman was in a cab on his way to a date Saturday night when he and his cabbie became victims of a random, violent attack by a group of teens at a Center City intersection - and he says dozens of people stood by and did nothing. In fear for his life, Goldman fled the attack and remained unidentified until Monday, when he penned a column about his experience in Penn's school newspaper, The Daily Pennsylvanian. In an interview with the Daily News on Monday night, Goldman, 21, of Queens, N.Y., said that when he wrote the column he was unaware that the attack had been reported to police, let alone that it had become a news story.
September 3, 2009
FOR THOSE WHO are floating on a cloud of self-righteousness after drinking the Michael Vick Second Chance® Kool-Aid, here's a chance to widen your circle of compassion. While the millionaire ex-felon got his "second chance," what about the 48,000 other Philadelphians on parole or probation right now? They're not all unemployed, but enough are. About 80 percent committed misdemeanors, leaving roughly 10,000, mostly male, who are ex-felons, just like Vick. Many need a "second chance," a job - and they'll work for less than $1.6 million.
February 22, 2008 |
A 23-year-old Evesham man accused of killing one woman and assaulting two others in a 2003 rampage yesterday pleaded guilty in Superior Court to one of the assaults. Christopher Kornberger surprised prosecutors with his plea, which prompted Judge Thomas Smith Jr. to postpone his trial on the other charges until Tuesday. Smith will decide Monday whether to accept Kornberger's plea. "There was no plea agreement. We didn't anticipate this," said Deputy First Assistant James Ronca, of the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office.
January 18, 2007 |
A Camden County jury took a little more than an hour to convict Christopher Kornberger yesterday of hitting a Waterford woman with a tire iron and attempting to rape her. Kornberger, 22, now will be sent to Burlington County, where he could face the death penalty if convicted of killing Krista DeFrancesco, a young mother found stabbed to death outside her Evesham home in 2003. Kornberger was charged with going on a rampage between February and November of that year, killing DeFrancesco and attacking two other women in Burlington County.
May 19, 2006
IF I'D STAYED in my upper-middle-class suburban neighborhood, I might agree with columnist Jill Porter and those opposed to firearms. If I hadn't experienced someone else's hands on my person, I might say that I never needed to defend myself in this city. Those who cry for gun control were probably never in a position to defend themselves, or someone they love. Ms. Porter should walk in the shoes of those who couldn't fend off the strength of another, where using a gun would be the only means to stay alive.