Sean Kratz, accused of killing three people on a Bucks County farm in 2017, is asking a judge to throw out his confession to police, and also to block prosecutors from seeking the death penalty.
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
September 16, 2019 - 5:14 pm
Sean Kratz's trial doesn't start until November, but jury selection is underway for the 21-year-old, who is accused of killing three men on a Bucks County farm in July 2017. Read more here.
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In 2015, then 33-year-old Eric Torres was sentenced to 66 to 132 years in prison in connection to a shooting that left Philadelphia Police Officer Edward Davies in a medically induced coma and nerve damage.
Philadelphia Police Department
Paul Kurtz
September 10, 2019 - 8:40 pm
Philly cops will be paying close attention to the retrial of Eric Torres this week. Torres was originally convicted of shooting a police officer during a traffic stop and scuffle in Feltonville six years ago. Read more here.
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Camden County police
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David Madden
June 19, 2019 - 12:15 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A suspended Camden police officer will now face a second trial in federal court on charges that he used excessive force to take down a suspect a year-and-a-half ago. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Richardson told Judge Robert Kugler they would re-try Officer Nicholas...
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Clayton Carter stands trial for the fatal shooting of his neighbor George Jennings
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Jim Melwert
June 13, 2019 - 2:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The fate of a Chester County man who shot and killed his neighbor in 2017 is now in the hands of a jury. The shooter claims it was self-defense, but prosecutors call it an execution. Prosecutors say Clayton Carter hid a gun in his sweatshirt pocket with the intent of...
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Jonathan Harris and Christina Kraft
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Jim Melwert
May 07, 2019 - 1:40 pm
UPDATED: 5:35 p.m. ___ NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Jurors in the trial of a Philadelphia man accused of murdering a one-time Playboy model in her Ardmore condo last summer heard from the man who was the last one to see the two before she was killed. Jurors watched video Tuesday of Christina...
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In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York.
Mark Lennihan/AP Photo, File
April 26, 2019 - 8:40 am
By Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — An important pretrial hearing in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case could play out in secret if a judge rules against news organizations fighting to keep the courtroom open. Both the prosecution and defense have asked that Friday's hearing,...
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Actress Allison Mack leaves Brooklyn federal court.
Mark Lennihan/AP
April 08, 2019 - 3:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With jury selection beginning at the federal case against a cult-like upstate New York group, TV actress Allison Mack pleaded guilty Monday to charges she manipulated women into becoming sex slaves for the group's spiritual leader. Mack, 36, wept as she admitted her crimes and...
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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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Judge claimed during trial he had knowledge from God
March 08, 2019 - 11:31 am
By Ryan Prior, CNN (CNN) -- The Texas Judicial Commission is issuing a public warning to a judge who told a jury that God wanted to acquit a woman who was on trial for charges related to sex trafficking. The jury found her guilty instead, and Gloria Romero Perez was sentenced to 25 years in prison...
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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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