tag | homicide

July 4th weekend in Philadelphia brings fireworks, also gunfire, homicides

Gunfire claimed the lives of a 6-year-old boy and a 15-year-old.
By The Associated Press

Man charged in 3-year-old Arabella Parker’s death won’t face death penalty in Northumberland County

Northumberland County District Attorney Tony Matulewicz wouldn't state the reasons for the decision.
By The Associated Press

Philadelphia homicide rate hits high for decade; 355 killed

Philadelphia’s new police chief has a challenging agenda ahead that includes addressing the city’s daily gun violence.

By The Associated Press

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Berks County mother charged with murder after children found hanging

A midstate mother is facing murder charges after her two children were found hanging in their basement and later died.

By Rachel McDevitt

Berks County mother charged with murder in deaths of 2 children

The coroner has said forensic testing is needed before he can rule on the cause and manner of death.
By The Associated Press

Arrest made in shooting death of Chambersburg man found dead in trunk

Justin Hockenberry will face several counts, including criminal homicide and tampering with evidence.
By The Associated Press

Man convicted in 3 deaths; bodies were burned in pig roaster

A jury on Friday convicted a man in the slayings of three young men whose bodies were found buried at a suburban Philadelphia farm.

By The Associated Press

Records: Baby who died in Dauphin County suffered at least a dozen injuries

Documents show the child had multiple hemorrhages in the skull and “notable bruising” to his spine.
By The Associated Press

Defense blames co-defendant of man accused in slayings

The attorney for a man accused of helping his cousin kill four young men and bury them at a suburban Philadelphia farm two years ago says his client was being “preyed upon by a psychopath.”

By The Associated Press