Philadelphia District Attorney's Office

City Hall, Philadelphia.
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Mike DeNardo
October 09, 2019 - 4:51 pm
The head of the Philadelphia police union has formally confronted the district attorney over his spokeswoman's since-deleted tweet, which some argue is racially charged. Read more here.
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spentWillieVeasy, who spent 27 years behind bars for a murder he says he did not commit, is now free.
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Cherri Gregg
October 09, 2019 - 1:55 pm
A Philadelphia man who spent 27 years behind bars for a murder he says he did not commit is now free — the 10th person to be exonerated under the leadership of District Attorney Larry Krasner. Read more here.
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Ketra Veasy, Willie Veasy's sister at the court giving an interview.
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Cherri Gregg
October 01, 2019 - 6:57 pm
A Philadelphia man who has maintained his innocence in connection with a decades old murder case had hoped he would be freed Tuesday, but he'll have another week to learn his fate. The district attorney filed documents requesting that he be freed.
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Terrance Lewis (R) with attorneys Kevin Harden and Shari Maynard.
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Cherri Gregg
September 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
A Philadelphia man who was set free after spending 21 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit launched an effort to convince state lawmakers to consider a bill that would compensate the wrongfully convicted.
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A lethal injection facility
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Cherri Gregg
September 11, 2019 - 2:33 pm
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday on the state's death penalty, debating that the statute violates the cruel and unusual punishment clause of the state constitution. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania capitol building in Harrisburg
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Cherri Gregg
September 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday on two cases dealing with the death penalty. Philadelphia's district attorney wants the court to strike down the policy. Read more here.
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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner
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Kristen Johanson
August 13, 2019 - 1:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A city judge is turning the tables on Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, after the DA asked the judge to remove himself from all of his cases because his girlfriend filed a complaint with the city for being fired. Cathy Smith, a former prosecutor, worked in...
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Flashpoint
August 12, 2019 - 7:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Newsradio community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about wrongful convictions in front of a live studio audience as part of the Philly Podcast Festival. In recent days, John Miller was set free after more...
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John Miller and family
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Cherri Gregg
July 31, 2019 - 3:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Another Philadelphia man's murder conviction was overturned Tuesday after he spent 22 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. Testimony decades later revealed the prosecution's entire case was based on the lie of a single witness. John Miller was in his 20s...
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Cole Herring
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Kristen Johanson
May 30, 2019 - 12:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia man accused of stabbing a teen girl 77 times has rejected a plea deal offered by the city's district attorney. Now, his trial date has been set. Prosecutors say Cole Herring met 15-year-old Sabriya McLean on social media. During a sexual encounter, he...
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