Rapist jailed 70-196 years
Domenique Wilson, 25, of Philadelphia, was sentenced yesterday to 70 to 196 years in prison in a February 2009 assault on three Lock Haven students, two of whom were raped repeatedly at knifepoint.
A Clinton County jury convicted Wilson in March. Judge Craig Miller yesterday called Wilson "evil" and said he should never have the opportunity to commit such a crime again.
He joins Parking Authority
Andrew K. Stutzman, a partner in the law firm Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, was named yesterday to the board of the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Gov. Rendell's office announced the appointment from a list of three individuals submitted by the Republican leadership in the state Senate. Stutzman will replace Michael A. Cibik, a lawyer whose term is expiring.
Man robs religious store
An armed crook robbed the St. Jude religious store in Northeast Philadelphia last night. Police said the thief entered the store, on Cottman Avenue near Castor, about 7:20 p.m., pulled out a handgun and demanded money from a cashier. The thug grabbed the cashier, a woman in her 60s, and forced her to the ground. He then fled on foot with $150 to $200 in cash, police said. Tipsters can contact Northeast Detectives at 215-686-3153 or -3154.
Cops shoot Upper Darby man
A 23-year-old man was shot in the arm by police early yesterday morning, when the car he was a passenger in failed to comply with officers' demands, police said.
Upper Darby police first tried to pull the white Lexus over about 2:40 a.m., believing a robbery suspect to be inside. About 20 minutes later, Philadelphia cops said they pulled the car over at 56th and Spruce streets in West Philadelphia after it ran a red light, but the occupants refused to get out of the car.
The driver rammed his car into a police cruiser and two cops opened fire on the vehicle, police said. The front passenger, a 23-year-old man from Upper Darby, was hit in the left arm and was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in stable condition. The 30-year-old driver from Folcroft and 21-year-old female passenger from Clifton Heights, were not injured. Charges were pending.
Shot victim 14 times
A Philadelphia jury yesterday convicted Willie L. Scott Jr., 30, of third-degree murder for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend 14 times.
Scott shot LaRosa Gonzalez, 24, on Feb. 21, 2009, as she and the couple's 4-year-old daughter sat in her car in the parking lot of a North Philadelphia KFC/Taco Bell. Scott testified that they had argued over her plan to move in with another man.