Death watch

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Pennsylvania juries have rarely imposed the death penalty in recent years, so it’s unusual that two Philadelphia Common Pleas Court juries... Read more

The sentence begins

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Former Philadelphia Police Officers Chauncey Ellison and Robin Fortune surrendered Friday to begin serving their 11-1/2- to 23-month prison... Read more

No do-overs?

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Should an admitted child rapist be allowed to change his decision to plead guilty and demand his Constitutional right to a jury trial? If... Read more

A windshield wiper, a pool of blood

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The odds of finding the person who hit Michael Brady in the predawn hours of March 27, 2012 did not look good. When Philadelphia Police Officer... Read more

The doctor is in

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Kermit Gosnell, the former West Philadelphia abortionist convicted and sentenced to three consecutive life prison terms for killing three infants... Read more

Mystery surrounds Riley Cooper's 'teachable moment'

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If the attention of Eagles fans is now on next Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys for the NFC East title, a few readers have asked... Read more

Free-er again

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He went to prison as a teenager -- a street-corner drug dealer working for a friend’s brother -- convicted for the attempted robbery... Read more

A guilty plea -- Will it stick?

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Jose Carrasquillo is probably unaware of the influence he’s had. At the Nov. 30, 2011 hearing where he was sentenced to 30 to 66 years... Read more