Cosmo DiNardo told police he killed four Bucks County men missing since earlier this month after drug deals gone bad and, with the help of his cousin Sean Kratz, burned the bodies of three of them.
Mariya Plekan, a Ukrainian immigrant whose legs were amputated after she was pulled from the rubble of the Salvation Army thrift store, received the largest individual award among survivors and families of those killed.
John Cook drove into a bus shelter, killing Alejo Molina, 50.
James Elijah Dickson, 45, maintained to the end that he had to shoot the three people in his house because they were plotting to kill him.
James Elijah Dickson, 45, testified that the victims and several other house guests were planning to kill him.
James Elijah Dickson, 45, is charged with the shotgun slayings of 3 people on April 17, 2016, during a get-together in his Kensington rowhouse.
After he was arrested in June 2015, Thomas Brennan told two cellmates how he killed Scott Bernheisel with a five-pound dumbbell and knife, packed the...
Prosecutors say Keanan Glenn, 22, drove the stolen getaway car for alleged gunman David Ramos Jr., accused of killing 21-year-old Ryan Kelly.
The arrest record of South Philadelphia's Corey Murray, 17, will be expunged after six months.
A Philadelphia arbitrator is expected to decide soon how much money goes to the survivors and families of those killed in the deadly 2013 building collapse that destroyed the Salvation Army thrift store.
Before he was sentenced, Paul Kuzan was villified by his own children and the family of victim Pamela Nightlinger.
Frank Oliver III, 27, a former judicial aide, had pleaded guilty and testified against the gunman.
Leroy Wilson, 39, was sentenced to life without parole for the murder of Regina Brunner-Holmes. The verdict triggered an outpouring of emotion. Assistant District Attorney Alisa Shver wept.
“I’m so sorry,” Shver told them.
Prosecutors said John C. Guerra, 41, preyed on drug-addicted teen runaways and women, who were coerced into prostitution at motels in Northeast.
North Philadelphia handyman Leroy Wilson is on trial in the 2015 slaying of Regina Brunner-Holmes, 85.
Stephanie Amato, 33, attributed her conduct to her addiction to heroin. She will be on 10 years' probation after completing 11 1/2 to 23 months in prison.
His lawyer confirmed that he died Monday night in New York City, where he had a home. Basciano owned the building that collapsed in 2013, destroying a Salvation Army thrift store at 22nd and Market Streets.
Reginald Green, 29, will be sentenced Aug. 28. Fifteen weeks ago, his first trial on the charges ended in a hung jury.
A Philadelphia jury found that Amin "Mac" Ackridge, 31, was the robber who shot his victims even after they turned over their valuables. One victim remains paralyzed below the waist.
Joseph A. Slobodzian has been a reporter for the Inquirer since 1982 and has covered a variety of beats, including the New Jersey Statehouse and state government, federal courts and agencies, and, since 2008, Philadelphia's criminal justice system.