What’s so unusual about Conner isn’t just that he stole from an elderly client, but that the Temple Law graduate worked as a high-profile attorney with Cozen and O’Conner, and for many years as a federal agent with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.
As a candidate, Krasner pledged to never seek the death penalty. Since he won election, the prosecutors’ office has signaled a willingness to stop fighting sentence appeals for more than a third of the 45 Philadelphia killers on Pa.’s death row, an Inquirer review shows.
In most of these cases, the inmates are awaiting court decisions or still have pending appeals. Three others already have been moved from death row, one of whom was released after agreeing to a new plea deal.
The assertions, made in a brief that Krasner’s office filed Wednesday, mark the first time that the city’s top prosecutor — who has already said Mill deserves a new trial — has publicly criticized Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley for her handling of Mill’s case.
Kendricks allegedly used Christian Ramsey to mask his own involvement in illegal trading. In exchange, he allowed Ramsey to live with him in Northern Liberties rent-free and bankrolled several of his business ventures including a vegan sandwich shop he ran out of Kendricks' apartment.