On death row?

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Pennsylvania’s death penalty remains on the books although just three men have been executed since capital punishment was reenacted 38... Read more

Fr. Brennan retrial set for Oct. 24

After six postponements, former Roman Catholic priest James J. Brennan has a new retrial date – Oct. 24 – on the 2011 charges of... Read more

Retrial of former priest delayed again

Almost 3-1/2 years after a Philadelphia jury said it could not reach a verdict in the sex-assault trial of former Catholic priest James J.... Read more

Brother vs. Brother

In just two days this week at Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center, there were three cases of fratricide: brother killing brother. On... Read more

The past lives on

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Closure is overrated. That’s one conclusion after 13 days of the criminal trial involving the 2013 building collapse that crushed the... Read more

Pair decides on trial in '14 slaying of elderly couple

After twice considering pleading guilty and then changing their minds at the last minute, the two men charged with slaying an elderly West... Read more

Guilty-plea deal rejected

Three Olney women charged with taking three juveniles to beat a homeless veteran into a coma five months ago have rejected guilty-plea deals... Read more

Ex-detective rejects plea deal

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Former Philadelphia homicide detective Ron Dove has rejected a prosecution guilty-plea deal and will go to trial Feb. 17 on obstruction of... Read more