Teetra Bell, 37, of North Philadelphia, was killed Saturday night outside her home by a suspected drunk driver, Michelle Fields, 30, of Elkins Park.
Former Philadelphia Police Officer Adam Soto, who was off-duty when he struck and killed a pedestrian, Danny Dimitri, 50, in Northeast Philadelphia in January 2017, pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter.
It was a violent overnight in Philadelphia from Friday into Saturday as seven people, including three teens, were shot and an eighth person stabbed in seven incidents throughout the city.
Police have said that Rasul Benson, 15, of Point Breeze, was shot and killed, and another 15-year-old boy was wounded. No arrests have been reported.
The owner of the SUV is a 51-year-old woman, but police said they are still trying to find out who was driving the vehicle at the time of the hit-and-run.
A former lifeguard supervisor at the John B. Kelly Pool in Fairmount Park has been charged with indecently touching a 16-year-old girl who worked as a lifeguard there.
Kayden Mancuso, 7, was fatally beaten by her father, Jeffrey Mancuso, in his Manayunk home during an August weekend visit. He then killed himself.
Shantee Tucker, 30, was fatally shot on Old York Road in Hunting Park early Wednesday.
Gloria Byars had been removed as a court-appointed guardian from about 100 cases in Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Delaware Counties.
As 7-year-old Kayden Mancuso is laid to rest Saturday, her relatives are left to struggle with the wrenching memories of a troubled man - and of the sweet girl who fell victim to his unbridled wrath.
The city Medical Examiner's Office has identified the toddler who was fatally mauled by pit bulls in a Port Richmond rowhouse Wednesday as Javon Torres.
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.