going on in the courts.
By Shealyn Kilroy
Philadelphia District Attorney:
Another Philadelphia police detective is facing charges. Philadelphia police detective Adam O’Donnell was scheduled, 43, for a preliminary hearing on April 22 after allegedly assaulting a man and breaking his leg while he was on-duty on Feb. 3, 2015, according to the District Attorney’s office. O’Donnell was escorting Theodore Life Jr., 45, outside of the Special Victims Unit headquarters building at 300 E. Hunting Park Ave and allegedly kicked him once in the knee. Life fell to the ground, and O’Donnell allegedly forced him into an unmarked police car and took him to a random location. The nine-year veteran of the force is charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping, unlawful restraint, and official oppression.
Fitzpatrick shot Tiffany Gillespie, 24, after announcing she was five months pregnant with his child in 2012. Gilespie’s body was discovered by her mother in the basement of their home on the 2300 block of South Mildred Street. "I didn't want to argue with her, so I shot her in the head and left," Fitzpatrick's statement reads, according to Philly.com. The jury found Fitzpatrick guilty of first degree murder, third-degree murder of the unborn fetus, and related gun charges.
Gloucester County Courthouse:
|Sr. Kimberly Miller|
New Jersey Attorney General:
Renaissance Properties Inc., bought the developing rights for the 104 acre farm in 2005 from Durr to build homes, apartments, and small commercial uses at the location.By the end of the scheme, Durr’s farmland ended up with a value of $500,000 plus the $372,500 profit. Durr was scheduled for a trial on this charge in two months. Under the plea deal, Durr will face four years of probation. If Durr acts up, he’s going to spend 364 days in the Burlington County jail.
U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania:
Martha Stanley was charged with stealing her dead grandmother’s benefits on April 19, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. Stanley, 47, of Philadelphia had been receiving her grandmother’s retirement benefits from the time of her death in June 2005 to March 2014. During that time, Stanley stole approximately $102,126 in Social Security payments. If found guilty, Stanley could see 75 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, restitution to the government of $102,126, another possible fine, and a $500 special assessment.
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