Police arrested a Mantua man for the gun slaying of a Newark, Del., man during a 2013 street robbery in Southwest Philadelphia.
Maurice Smith, 28, of Parrish Street near Mantua Avenue, was charged with murder, robbery, conspiracy and firearm offenses in the April 25, 2013, death of Tevan Patrick, 21, of Newark, Del., said Officer Jillian Russell, a police spokeswoman. Patrick had been shot in the head, face and right arm on Linmore Avenue near 65th Street, Russell said.
Police also are hunting a second suspect, Russell added.
Smith is a repeat offender who was sentenced to six to 12 years in prison in 2007 for a September 2005 armed robbery, court records show. He was paroled on March 17, 2013, after serving his minimum sentence - but returned to state prison last April as a parole violator, said Susan Bensinger, a spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.
Besides the current murder case, Smith most recently was charged in a June 13, 2013, armed robbery; he faces a March 10 trial for that, court records show.