Julie writes primarily about crime, with a focus on victims.

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South Jersey recovery advocate sentenced to probation in sex-offense case involving his wife

Andrew Burki, the former chief executive of Life of Purpose Treatment, was sentenced to three years' probation.

Camden County man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for his role in ‘ghost guns’ trafficking ring, AG says

Christopher Stoner, 43, of Lindenwold, was a leading member of the "ghost gun" trafficking ring, prosecutors said. His attorney disputed that label.

A South Jersey high school teacher had sex with a student, prosecutor says

Gary Jiampetti, 43, a teacher at Rancocas Valley Regional High School in Mount Holly, was charged with official misconduct, a second-degree offense.

Lawsuit challenges Pennsylvania’s mandatory life prison terms for some murder convictions

The suit challenges the constitutionality of the state’s prohibition on parole eligibility for inmates convicted in second-degree or felony-murder cases. As of June 30, Pennsylvania had 5,386 inmates serving life sentences, with one-fifth convicted of second-degree murder.

North Philly man is charged in the hit-and-run that critically injured a Temple student

Saleem Harville was arrested in the hit-and-run that seriously injured Emily Ocelus, police said.

Philly shootings surge as 23 people were shot in a single day

A city leader blamed “a perfect storm” of poverty, guns, unrest, and the coronavirus.

The gun that tied a suspect to the death of the Camden City Council president’s grandson should not be admitted at trial, lawyer says

Brandon Beverly is charged with murder and kidnapping in the asphyxiation death of Curtis Jenkins III, 20, last year. Jalen Carr is charged in a related robbery of a cell phone allegedly used by Beverly to make a ransom call.

Husband killed and wife wounded in Kingsessing shooting, part of Friday-to-Monday gun violence

Before the shooting, the gunman and husband were on the street “involved in a physical altercation,” Inspector Scott Small said.

A surge in explosions at night stirs Mount Airy woman’s bid to bar consumer fireworks in the city

According to Philadelphia police statistics, there have been 947 calls in the city related to fireworks, bombs, or other explosions from May 29 to June 21.

Juneteenth observed in Philly with marches, food, and fashion; police inspector joins demonstrators

Because of the designation of Juneteenth as an official city holiday, all Philadelphia city offices and facilities are closed to the public today.