Shaurn Thomas, 43, was exonerated Tuesday morning after the District Attorney’s Office agreed with his lawyers that the evidence against him did not support his 1993 conviction for a 1990 murder..
Philadelphia police are still more likely to frisk black men and women than any other ethnic group, but city officials contend they are not more likely to be stopped, according to new reports filed Tuesday.
James Elijah Dickson, 45, testified that the victims and several other house guests were planning to kill him.
Police have no leads. Now friends and family are trying to get the word out to find the person who fatally shot the beloved West Philly community activist in her Powelton home.
A Kensington homeowner shot a 47-year-old man who was breaking into his residence Tuesday afternoon, police said. Just before 1:20 p.m. in the 2000 block of Albright Street, the intruder was shot in the chest by the homeowner, who was not described further.
A 25-year-old woman was fatally stabbed early Tuesday on a Kensington street, police said.
The woman was stabbed twice in her chest and once in her...
In closing statements Tuesday, prosecutors said D.J. Creato likely smothered his 3-year-old son with a pillow. The defense raised doubt about the investigation.
"Wordsworth was presenting some sort of illusion of safety," said lawyer Jonathon M. Cohen. In reality, he said, "it's like some sort of nightmare prison movie."
A man was critically injured in the shooting, but city and PHA police can't confirm if it the PHA officer shot the man.
Both the father and son are in stable condition now. Police are seeking the public's help finding the gunmen.
The incident broke out near the Erie-Torresdale El station after school let out.
The victim was shot once in the chest about 8:35 p.m. outdoors in the 1800 block of Harrison Street. Responding officers took the man to Temple University Hospital, where he was placed in critical condition.
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - Jurors began deliberating Tuesday whether a New Jersey man killed his 3-year-old son because the boy had become an impediment to his relationship with a teenage girlfriend, and whether the father should be convicted of murder.
Shaurn Thomas spent 24 years trying to convince the world that he was somewhere else when Domingo Martinez was murdered in Philly in 1990.
James Elijah Dickson, 45, is charged with the shotgun slayings of 3 people on April 17, 2016, during a get-together in his Kensington rowhouse.