Darius Johnson, of East Lansdowne, was arrested and charged with attempted rape, burglary, robbery, conspiracy, and related offenses in the July 19 home invasion on the 6000 block of Sansom Street. An accomplice is being sought.
A Center City law firm that had represented the families of three victims killed in duck boat accidents in Philadelphia has filed a federal lawsuit in Kansas City, Mo., on behalf of the estates of two of the 17 people who died after a Ride the Ducks boat sank in a Missouri lake this month.
A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury on Friday acquitted a 33-year-old Philadelphia man of raping a woman in 2016, but was deadlocked on similar charges involving a second woman. The defendant, Irvin "Gotti" Harper did not testify at the trial but maintained that he had consensual sexual relations with both women, his attorney said.
Julie Shaw works on the Justice/Injustice team for the Inquirer and Daily News, focusing on crime victims. During her 12-plus years at both papers, she has covered the courts, crime, immigration, and census stories.