McWhitey's appeal denied

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Ex-bartender John McLaughlin’s hopes of a reprieve from his life prison sentence have been dealt a setback by Pennsylvania’s Superior... Read more

Remembering Charlenni

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You’d be forgiven for not remembering 10-year-old Charlenni Ferreira. After all, it’s been 4-1/2 years since the Feltonville fifth... Read more

A man is sentenced; a mom reports for prison

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Two months after a Philadelphia jury deadlocked on the question of whether to find Daniel Soler guilty of first-degree murder in the 2012 killing... Read more

Court dress code

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Inside Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center, they’ve become as ubiquitous as the sidewalk memorials of flowers and stuffed toys... Read more

Boxers vs. Briefs

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O.J. Simpson had the bloody glove and defense lawyer Johnnie Cochran’s famous challenge to the jury: “If it doesn’t fit,... Read more

Death takes a holiday

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Two Philadelphia Common Pleas Court juries last week passed on imposing the death penalty in two homicide trials. On Friday, a jury sentenced... Read more

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