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.
The defense attorney for a teenage boy accused with his older brother of fatally shooting Spring Garden activist Gerard Grandzol in front of his 2-year-old daughter last year has withdrawn her motion seeking to transfer the case to juvenile court, authorities said Monday.
A Southwest Philadelphia woman pregnant with twins was shot outside her home Sunday night on the day she got married. Her father was also shot after he tried to protect her, police said. Police believe the shooters were part of a group that went to the home with the woman's husband's ex-wife, who a police supervisor believed was jealous.
A Delaware County woman removed as court-appointed guardian for about 100 elderly clients in the region was berated by a Philadelphia judge Monday for repeatedly failing to follow his orders, being nine months late in filing a report he requested, and failing to show up at two hearings last month.
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.