Jury told to continue
in trial of 4 in shooting
Common Pleas Judge Rayford Means was expected today to order jurors to continue deliberating in the trial of four men accused of attempted murder in the January 2006 Strawberry Mansion shooting that paralyzed 6-year-old Jabar Wright.
In a note about 1:30 p.m. yesterday, jurors indicated they couldn't reach unanimous verdicts. By that time, they had deliberated for about six hours over two days. On trial are Donte Rollins, 20; Raheem Collins, 26; Kevin Norris, 28, and Chris Powell, 19.
Folcroft court aide
charged in $2,750 theft
Lisa Valletti, a former Folcroft District Court employee, has been charged with stealing $2,750 that a resident had paid for past parking citations.
Valletti waived her preliminary hearing last week on charges of theft and receiving stolen property. Her attorney, Stephen Schukraft, said yesterday that Valletti has accepted responsibility for the crime and plans to pay back the money within the next two weeks.
gets 18 months probation
Former Penn-Delco School Board member John Green pleaded no contest yesterday to a felony count of violating the state ethics act by voting to approve school district payments to his employer, TempAir, and receiving a commission on the contracts.
Green, of Brookhaven, was sentenced to 18 months probation, a $2,500 fine and 40 hours of community service. Former superintendent, Leslye Abrutyn and ex-school board president, Keith Crego, face arraignment next week on corruption charges.
Former principal admits
415G theft from school
Joseph R. Lemme, the former principal of Holy Cross High, in Delran, has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $415,000 from the school.
Under a plea agreement approved yesterday, Lemme, 50, of Wall Township, will receive a five-year prison term and will reimburse the school. *
- Staff and wire reports