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  • Bail reduced in Fatal I-95 crash

    Steven Hafto, 25, of Berlin Borough, has no record and strong ties to the area, said his attorney, Michael J. Diamondstein, pointing to Hafto’s relatives and a female friend in the courtroom.

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  • County to pay for second lawyer

    COURTHOUSE – If accused killer Corey Jemeal Wright, charged with gunning down a young Norristown mother, has to plead for his life, he will be represented by Norristown lawyer Henry S. Hilles III.

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  • Death sought in Pettis murder

    COURTHOUSE – Accused killer Corey Jemeal Wright may forfeit his own life if convicted of first-degree murder for July’s revenge shooting death of a young Norristown mother.

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  • Man acquitted of ‘O4 shooting death in N. Phila

    A 27-year old man was acquitted of first-degree murder Monday in a case that the defense portrayed as being riddled with errors and oversights. “The case was just an absolute mess,” defense attorney Mike Diamondstein said yesterday. Diamondstein said jurors took just over an hour to clear Yusef Bey, of North Philadelphia, of murdering James McDonald of July 4, 2004.

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  • 4 indicted in robbery of 23 convenience stores

    Four men were indicted this week by a federal grand jury in Philadelphia for allegedly being part of a gang that robbed 23 convenience stores in a little over three months.
    The robbers allegedly struck nine Wawas, 12 7-Elevens, and two A-Plus shops, according to the indictment, made public yesterday.

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  • Man Sentenced for Crime Spree

    Horsham’s Unamed Suspect will spend up to two years in county prison for a daylong crime spree in November 2003. In one day, Horsham’s Unnamed suspect stole a car, burglarized a house and made a series of fraudulent purchases at Willow Grove Park Mall.

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  • Too Fired Up?

    Booze may have led a Marine to pull the trigger, but a judge says he wasn’t aiming to kill. A Drexel University student who served as a U.S. Marine in Iraq was recently cleared of charges that he fired two shots at a University City District “ambassador” in April.

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  • A Bitter Homecoming

    A Drexel student and U.S. Marine stands charged with opening fire in Philly.The photograph shows a moment of unadulterated pride. A group of young men – some with sunken chests or rounded stomachs, most in sloppy attire – are celebrating in front of a big, Gothic fraternity house.

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  • Charges upgraded in death of worker

    In a courtroom less than a mile from the tire shop where he allegedly fired shots that killed his boss last month, Ken Kim stood before a judge yesterday and was arraigned on a charge of first-degree murder.

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