A former Philadelphia police sergeant has been ordered to stand trial on homicide and manslaughter charges in connection with an alleged drunken-driving crash that claimed the life of a Fishtown father of four last September.
A Rhawnhurst couple whose belief in faith healing led to the April death of their 8-month-old son pleaded no contest to murder and related charges last week.
A North Philadelphia man waived a preliminary hearing last week on charges stemming from an alcohol-related crash that claimed the life of a Wissinoming woman in February. Eric Luciano, 34, remains free on $100,000 bail pending an Oct. 9 arraignment in Common Pleas Court. He is accused of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and related offenses in connection with the Feb. 24 death of Teresa Marquard, 58, of the 6100 block of Gillespie St.
Herbert and Catherine Schaible are charged with third-degree murder in the death of their 7-month-old son, Brandon. Prosecutors say the couple belongs to a faith-healing church and prayed over their son when he became ill instead of seeking medical attention for him.