Anthony Wright, the Philadelphia man who served nearly 25 years of a life-without-parole sentence for a 1991 rape and murder that DNA evidence decades later proved he did not commit, on Wednesday received a $10 million out-of-court settlement from the city, the largest wrongful-conviction payout in Philadelphia history.
Nelson, 23, was one of two men seen on video being arrested at a Center City Starbucks last week for sitting in the store without making a purchase - a video that went viral and sparked widespread outrage, protests alleging racism, investigations, and calls for boycotts because both men are black.
Shawn Yarbray, a Southwest Philadelphia man charged with stabbing City Councilman David Oh last May 31, was confronted with a major decision in court Monday: begin selecting a jury within minutes, or wait a month or so to give his attorney time to shore up evidence that points to another man as the councilman's attacker.
Staff writer Mensah M. Dean joined the enterprise team in January 2016. Since 1997, he has worked for the Daily News, covering a number of beats including, education, welfare reform, criminal courts and City Hall. He began his career at the Washington Times, where he won a handful of regional journalism awards.