Crime & Punishment Archive: May, 2012

Accused arsonist gets competency exam

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The Frankford woman accused of setting 10 fires in her neighborhood in April and May will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to see if she is... Read more

Coerced confession?

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Are certain people especially vulnerable to being pressured to confess to a crime they did not commit? Last year a Pennsylvania Superior Court... Read more

Update: the Kevin Kless killing

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A Philadelphia judge has ordered three men to stand trial in the Jan. 14 beating death of Temple University graduate Kevin Kless. But in a... Read more

Judgment Day for Jamaal Simmons

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A sometime street-corner rapper from North Philadelphia was sentenced Wednesday to 15 to 30 years in prison for his role as the driver in a... Read more