Julie Shaw works on the Justice/Injustice team for The Philadelphia Inquirer, focusing on crime victims. During her 14-plus years at The Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News, she has covered the courts, crime, immigration, and census stories.

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In Mumia Abu-Jamal appeal, officer’s widow seeks to remove Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner’s Office from case

Attorneys for the widow of a slain police officer have asked the state Supreme Court to disqualify District Attorney Larry Krasner’s Office from further participation in convicted killer Mumia Abu-Jamal's appeals.

Boy, 11, fatally shot in Overbrook; brother in custody

The boy is at least the fifth child killed by gunfire in Philadelphia in the last month.

Philly man who claimed self-defense in double killing is found guilty of one; jury deadlocks on other

Steven Bennett Jr. was taken into custody for the May 2018 killing of Cherinoh Kabba, 24. Friday was Bennett's 24th birthday.

Philly man convicted of 1st-degree murder in fatal shooting of 13-year-old at Nicetown takeout

Authorities said Tymear Johnson, then 19, shot Khiseer Davis-Prather, 13, in the head after one of the younger teen's friends made some sort of gesture toward a SEPTA bus on which Johnson was riding.

Accused of killing 13-year-old in Chinese takeout, Philly man awaits jury’s decision on his fate

Tymear Johnson was charged with murder in the 2017 shooting death of 13-year-old Khiseer Davis-Prather inside the Gold Fish Chinese takeout on Hunting Park Avenue.

Codefendant testifies against former friend charged with murdering 13-year-old boy inside Nicetown takeout

Tymear Johnson, 22, is on trial for murder and related offenses in the March 2017 shooting death of Khiseer Davis-Prather inside the Gold Fish Chinese takeout restaurant on West Hunting Park Avenue.

Judge revokes bail in prior gun-possession case for alleged shooter of 11-month-old boy

In addition to last month's shooting, Francisco Ortiz has an open gun-possession case from July 2019.

Another mistrial for man accused of shooting Philly cop in 2013

A second mistrial was declared Thursday for a man accused of shooting and wounding a Philadelphia Police officer during a struggle in a Feltonville bodega in 2013 — this time because jurors were talking about the case.

Juvenile lifer resentenced to 38 years to life in prison for fatal shooting on Memorial Day 2012

Robert Shabazz-Davis was resentenced to 38 years to life in prison by Judge Sandy Byrd, who said he saw "no remorse" in the defendant.

Man who terrorized Northern Liberties residents gets jail sentence, probation

Lakim Wilson was sentenced to 11 1/2 to 23 months in jail, plus 19 years' probation. He also was ordered to get mental-health treatment and must register as a lifetime Megan's Law offender.