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Cherri Gregg
July 09, 2019 - 3:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is launching an inquiry into Philadelphia's bail system. The probe comes in response to a class action lawsuit filed last March by the ACLU of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has appointed a special master who will...
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Criminal Justice Center
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Kristen Johanson
July 03, 2019 - 3:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia judge has found a Fishtown mother guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of her boyfriend nearly two years ago, after the pair got into a fight about a movie and he insulted her son. Small in stature, 38-year-old Jeannette Wakefield was...
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Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia
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Kristen Johanson
July 02, 2019 - 6:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It was an emotional testimony Tuesday as a boy testified he saw his mother kill her boyfriend inside their Fishtown apartment nearly two years ago. Former real estate agent Jeanette Wakefield listened on as her 12-year-old son tearfully told the judge his mom shot...
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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi
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June 17, 2019 - 2:30 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi who was ousted by the military in 2013 after a year in office, collapsed in court while on trial Monday and died, state TV and his family said. The 67-year-old Morsi had just addressed the court, speaking...
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David Madden
June 11, 2019 - 2:36 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A federal jury has reached what amounts to a split decision in the case of a suspended Camden police officer, accused of using excessive force on a man who was thought to be armed. He wasn’t. The panel, which consisted of seven men and five women, told Judge Robert...
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Steve Tawa
June 10, 2019 - 4:53 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — There was a snag in the first full day of deliberations in the trial of a suspended Camden County police officer accused of using excessive force during a 2018 arrest, in which surveillance and police body camera video captured the encounter. Judge Robert Kugler read...
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May 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Wait, you don't want to present an insanity defense? That's crazy! While in jail for robbery, an inmate in a Phoenix prison stabbed his cellmate 13 times, possibly because he believed that his stomach ache was caused by...
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Daniel Dougherty
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Steve Tawa
April 04, 2019 - 4:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After a week of hearing testimony and viewing evidence, jurors have begun deliberations after closing arguments in the murder trial of Daniel Dougherty. He was previously twice convicted of setting the fire that killed his two young boys in their Oxford Circle...
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Clare Bronfman, a member of Nxivm, an organization charged in sex trafficking, leaves Brooklyn Federal Court with her lawyer Mark Geragos after she received medical attention while in court.
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March 27, 2019 - 7:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An already bizarre case accusing a secretive self-help group in upstate New York of engaging in sex-trafficking took another strange turn Wednesday thanks to firebrand attorney Michael Avenatti and a courtroom scene caused by a wealthy defendant he's tried to represent. At a hearing...
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Kristen Johanson
March 19, 2019 - 7:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A city judge has upheld charges against a Philadelphia man authorities say killed his girlfriend just feet from their newborn baby. During the preliminary hearing, Isis Williams' mother took the stand. She told the judge about the terrifying phone call she received...
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