December 21, 2015
The Inquirer reconstructed details of the shooting death of Thomas Hennelly 3d through dozens of interviews and examination of Philadelphia Police Department and District Attorney's Office records that typically remain secret, but that were made public in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by his estate. Those documents included transcripts of depositions from police officers and supervisors, Internal Affairs reports, personnel records, and performance reviews. In addition, reporters listened to 911 calls and police radio conversations among officers and a dispatcher during the incident.
November 5, 2015 |
THE MYSTERY of how little Brendan Creato wound up dead in the woods a half-mile from his home last month continues after the family's attorney says toxicology tests came back negative for drugs or chemicals. Richard Fuschino Jr., an attorney for Brendan's father, DJ Creato, said the Camden County Prosecutor's Office informed him of the toxicology results and that the autopsy report on the 3-year-old boy was still pending. "There's certainly no closure," Fuschino said yesterday.
November 4, 2015 |
A toxicology test on a Haddon Township boy whose body was found in the woods three weeks ago has come back negative, an attorney for Brendan Creato's father, D.J., said Monday. Toxicology tests generally determine whether drugs or other chemicals were ingested, and would come back positive if that had occurred. "It is another small answer," said Richard J. Fuschino Jr., D.J. Creato's attorney. "But it just really begs more questions. " Fuschino said he confirmed the findings through the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.
February 4, 2015 |
A dozen suspected heroin overdoses that may have caused two deaths were reported over the weekend in Atlantic County, authorities said. About 20 suspected overdoses were reported by three South Jersey hospitals that serve Atlantic and Cumberland Counties, authorities said. Atlantic County Prosecutor James P. McClain said bags found at the overdose scenes were stamped "hunger games" or, in purple, "1 Stop. " The official cause of death for the fatalities and analysis of the suspected heroin are pending further investigation and toxicology results, McClain said.
October 19, 2012 |
EASTON, Pa. - Toxicology results confirmed Thursday what his father seemed to know all along: Garrett Reid, son of Eagles head coach Andy Reid, died from a lethal overdose of heroin. The 29-year-old had struggled with the substance for nearly a decade, a fact to which his father alluded by suggesting his son had "lost the battle that has been ongoing for the last eight years" in a statement issued after his son's death in August. And as Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said Thursday, a subsequent investigation suggested that despite signs of a recovery, the aspiring sports manager had returned to his old vices.
September 29, 2012 |
More than six weeks after the death of Garrett Reid, son of Eagles head coach Andy Reid, the coroner handling the case is still mum about when he will have final conclusions to share. Welcome to the real world, say experts in the field. Forget the turnaround times of seconds for Breathalyzers or hours for toxicology tests on TV crime dramas, said Andrew Baker, president of the National Association of Medical Examiners. "There is no magic test you can run that will test for every conceivable substance in the world," he said.
August 15, 2012 |
Authorities say it could be weeks before they release the cause of death for Garrett Reid, oldest son of Eagles coach Andy Reid. The Northampton County District Attorney's Office said Monday that it was waiting for the results of toxicology tests. County officials said last week they would not release results of their investigation piecemeal. The coroner completed his autopsy of Reid, 29, last week, and put a rush on the toxicology results. But those tests could take a month to complete, the District Attorney's Office said.
August 9, 2012 |
The investigation into the cause of death of Garrett Reid could take weeks, the Northampton County District Attorney said. An autopsy was performed on the oldest son of Eagles coach Andy Reid, but the county coroner is waiting for the results of toxicology tests, District Attorney John Morganelli told The (Easton) Express-Times on Tuesday. Morganelli said Coroner Zachary Lysek "put a rush" on the screening but is unsure when it will be returned. "With toxicology [results], it could be weeks," Morganelli told the paper.
August 8, 2012 |
A CORONER said signs pointed to "an apparent natural death" pending results from toxicology tests and on other tissue after an autopsy performed on Columbus Crew midfielder Kirk Urso on Monday. The 22-year-old Urso was pronounced dead at 1:50 a.m. Sunday at Grant Medical Center after collapsing at a downtown Columbus bar and restaurant. Franklin County Coroner Jan Gorniak said toxicology tests will not be finalized for 4 to 6 weeks. "It's leaning toward an apparent natural death, but we don't know why," Gorniak said.
March 9, 2012 |
IN THE END, Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua's death can't invoke nefarious comparisons to that not-quite-a-classic movie "The Godfather Part III. " Nor the real-life death of Pope John Paul I, who died 33 days into his papacy in 1978. In the 1990 flick, a newly elected pope is the victim of foul play - something Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman has wanted to rule out in the Bevilacqua case since the 88-year-old cardinal died Jan. 31 in Wynnewood. The late cardinal died of natural causes - heart disease, with prostate cancer as a contributing factor, coroner Walter I. Hofman announced at a news conference yesterday.