Jacob Sullivan

Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
April 17, 2019 - 3:13 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A key state lawmaker says Pennsylvania’s inspector general has agreed to investigate how the state Department of Human Services handled the case of Grace Packer, the Bucks County teenager raped and murdered by her adoptive mother and her adoptive mother’s boyfriend...
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Jacob Sullivan and Sara Packer
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
April 02, 2019 - 3:05 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The man and woman who killed 14-year-old Grace Packer are behind bars — one for life, the other on death row. Now, a mandatory review of the teen's death offers numerous recommendations to try fill the cracks that she slipped through. The report spans Grace's...
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Sara Packer
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
March 29, 2019 - 5:52 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The mother who killed her 14-year-old adopted daughter in what prosecutors have called a "rape-murder fantasy" has pleaded guilty to the crimes and will spend the rest of her life in prison. Bucks County Judge Diane Gibbons told Sara Packer that when she first...
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Jacob Sullivan
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
March 28, 2019 - 10:25 am
UPDATED: 12:13 p.m. DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Jacob Sullivan has been sentenced to death for the murder of 14-year-old Grace Packer. The jury deliberated for more than 11 hours over three days on the question of whether he should get life without parole or the death penalty. On Wednesday,...
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Jacob Sullivan
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
March 27, 2019 - 4:34 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The jury in the Jacob Sullivan case has told the judge they are deadlocked as to whether he should be given the death penalty or life in prison without parole. The jury sent a note to the court Wednesday, telling them, "After sufficient deliberations, we cannot...
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Jacob Sullivan
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
March 26, 2019 - 4:06 pm
UPDATED: 8 p.m. DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A jury in Bucks County will be back Wednesday morning to continue their deliberations, as they decide if the Horsham man who killed a 14-year-old in what prosecutors have called a "rape-murder" fantasy should be sentenced to life without parole or...
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Sara Packer
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
March 20, 2019 - 3:36 pm
ATTENTION: This story contains details about violence that some readers may find objectionable. UPDATED: 5 p.m. ___ DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The woman who conspired with her boyfriend to kill her 14-year-old adopted daughter testified on his behalf as his attorneys tried to keep him off...
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Jacob Sullivan
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
March 19, 2019 - 7:26 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The jury that will decide if it's death row or life in prison for the man who killed Grace Packer heard recordings of the confessions he gave to police. Jacob Sullivan talked to police in his Abington Memorial Hospital room in early 2017, days after he tried to...
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Jacob Sullivan
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
March 18, 2019 - 5:04 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Bucks County jurors, who will decide if the man who killed Grace Packer should get life in prison or the death penalty, heard from hospital workers who say he repeatedly confessed to them after he tried to kill himself. One witness, then a registered nurse in the...
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Jacob Sullivan
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
March 15, 2019 - 3:52 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A jury in Bucks County will now decide the fate of 46-year-old Jacob Sullivan, the man accused of raping and killing a 14-year-old girl. Sullivan pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, along with rape, kidnapping and other charges. He admitted to the rape and...
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