Crime & Punishment Archive: March, 2012

A final no in Piazza at Schmidt's murder case

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After two months of weighing his options, Caesar Holloway has rejected a guilty-plea deal from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office... Read more

Not in Kansas Anymore

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“First of all, this is not television.” With those words, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina ended her orientation... Read more

Still grinding. Slowly.

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It’s been almost three years since a Kensington crowd jumped Michael Zenquis as he walked on Argyle Street and pummeled him into the... Read more

Murder in the asylum

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Psychiatric hospitals are where people with profound mental illness are often sent to prevent them from hurting themselves or other people... Read more

To plead or not to plead

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The last of eight people charged in the 2009 double murder at the then-new Piazza at Schmidts development in Northern Liberties is scheduled... Read more

What's in a name?

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Criminals have nicknames, as everyone knows. It’s almost part of the job description. Al Capone? Could be a barber. “Scarface”... Read more