Playboy profiles Piazza killings

The March Playboy features an article on the murder of party-promoter/potential drug-trade figure Rian Thal. "Blown Away: The Girl from the Burbs Who Rose to Power in Hip-Hop's Cocaine Underworld," is how the story, by Frank Owen, is touted on the cover. Thal was killed last year in her apartment building at the Piazza at Schmidt's in Northern Liberties along with Timothy Gilmore in a botched robbery that she may have helped plan. Will "Pooh" Hook, Donnell Murchison and Edward Daniels are charged with killing Thal and Gilmore.

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