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Brian Kennedy is accused of killing his ex-wife at a Wawa in Radnor Township.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio; mugshot by Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
May 16, 2019 - 12:26 pm
RADNOR TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Wawa employee, who was working at the Radnor Township convenience store when a Devon man walked in and gunned down his ex-wife in March, shared his story at the man’s preliminary hearing Thursday. The 18-year-old high school senior testified he was one of...
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Eric Frein arrives for arraignment to court on October 31, 2014 in Milford, Pennsylvania. Frein, a suspected cop killer, was taken into custody from a Pennsylvania airport hangar after a seven-week manhunt.
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April 26, 2019 - 12:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania's highest court has upheld the death sentence for the man convicted in the 2014 deadly ambush on a State Police barracks. In its ruling Friday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said the evidence presented at Eric Frein's trial was sufficient to support a...
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Tristian Jones (right) is escorted out of court, March 4, 2019.
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Jim Melwert
March 05, 2019 - 2:38 pm
UPDATED: 5.30 p.m. NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — It took a jury in Montgomery County about two hours to find a 36-year-old man guilty of two counts of first-degree murder for killing his mistress and their unborn child. Tristian Jones' attorney, Carrie Allman, said it wasn't her client who...
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Tristian Jones (right) is escorted out of court, March 4, 2019.
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Jim Melwert
March 04, 2019 - 2:39 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The prosecution has wrapped up their case against a 36-year-old who was charged with first-degree murder for allegedly killing his girlfriend and her unborn child. On the final day of testimony from prosecution witnesses, jurors heard from Montgomery County...
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Jules Ross
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
February 04, 2019 - 1:09 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A 26-year-old Montgomery County man has been charged with killing his mother’s boyfriend in their Upper Dublin home. Jules Ross Jr. is facing a first-degree murder charge as he is accused of stabbing 49-year-old Johnny Johnson in the neck. When police got to the...
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Jim Melwert
December 11, 2018 - 6:10 pm
MONTOGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A first-degree murder trial is underway in Montgomery County for a 25-year-old from Philadelphia, accused of shooting and killing a man who he blamed for getting him arrested. Antonio Lindsay is charged with the murder of 34-year-old Joseph Kohler on the...
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November 19, 2018 - 12:50 pm
By Kelly Murray and Eliott C. McLaughlin (CNN) — A Colorado judge sentenced Chris Watts on Monday to three consecutive terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole in the killings of his pregnant wife and two young daughters. Judge Marcelo Kopcow said in his 17 years on the bench, "...
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Jim Melwert
October 26, 2018 - 10:51 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Norristown man is charged with first-degree murder, as police say he shot his father more than 20 times — and then fired a random shot at a child riding a scooter. A 12-year-old boy told Norristown police that a man ran past him as he was riding his scooter...
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Hakeem Smith
Chester County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
September 19, 2018 - 11:42 am
WEST FALLOWFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A 30-year-old Chester County man has been charged with first-, second- and third-degree murder for randomly shooting and killing a man in Oxford because, authorities alleged, he needed a car. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said when...
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Jim Melwert
July 03, 2018 - 5:49 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — He was 17 when he killed his grandparents with a shotgun. Now, a Bucks County man’s back-to-back juvenile life sentences have been overturned based on a recent Supreme Court ruling. Richard Mazeffa pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder five months...
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