tag | murder

2004 cold case of missing Quakertown man solved with killer’s confession

Adam Brundage was reported missing in October 2004. The case was cold for more than a decade, until Daman Smoot — Brundage’s roommate at the time of the disappearance — led authorities to Brundage’s remains in January.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

York man accused of killing parents says he was off medication

Thirty-eight-year-old Levar Fountain is charged with criminal homicide in the slayings of 74-year-old John Fountain and 65-year-old Mary Fountain.

By The Associated Press

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

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Prosecutors drop death penalty for man convicted in 3 deaths in Bucks County

A man convicted in the slayings of three young men found buried at a suburban Philadelphia farm was sentenced to life in prison after authorities dropped their pursuit of the death penalty.

By The Associated Press

First day of jury deliberations in Bucks murder trial ends without a verdict for Sean Kratz

The case captured national attention two years ago for its gruesomeness and seeming lack of motive.
By Dana Bate/WHYY

What you need to know about Sean Kratz’s trial in the Bucks County killings

Prosecutors charged Kratz with three counts of first-degree murder, as well as with taking part in efforts to destroy and hide the bodies afterward.
By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Prosecutors, defense debate Sean Kratz’s role in brutal 2017 Bucks County murders

Prosecutors: “This was a day of killing. A day of murder."
By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Son says father accused of Lancaster arson, murder is ‘not a monster’

The son of a Pennsylvania man charged with murder in a fire that killed his wife nearly nine years ago is defending his father, saying he is “not a monster.”

By The Associated Press