— The jury asked the judge to see transcripts of trial and grand jury testimonies, but she denied the requests.
Jurors deliberated for a brief time this afternoon in the trial of a priest and an ex-Catholic school teacher charged with molesting the same Northeast Philadelphia schoolboy in the late 1990s.
The case against a former St. Jerome school teacher rests on the believability of a former Northeast man who testified Bernard Shero molested him in the late 1990s, a defense lawyer told jurors this morning.
A co-defendant of Fox Chase resident Steven Ferguson pleaded guilty on Friday to involuntary manslaughter for the beating death of 2010 Temple graduate Kevin Kless on an Old City street corner last January.
Every seat was filled in the courtroom during last week's closing arguments in the city's historic priest sex abuse trial.
Quasheam Richburg, who was twice arrested for violent criminal behavior and illegal possession of a weapon — and twice let free when witnesses failed to appear in court — is now sought in connection with the early morning robbery and murder of a 50-year-old clerk at Trax Foods store in Kensington South.