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Arrest Made in Death of Norristown Teen Discovered in North Coventry Fire

Chester County District Attorney Thomas P. Hogan will announce the arrest made in connection with the Feb. 12 death of 17-year-old Kevin Allen.

Chester County District Attorney Thomas P. Hogan is expected to announce that an arrest has been made in connection with the alleged murder of 17-year-old Kevin Allen, of Norristown. Allen's body was discovered at the scene of an apartment fire in North Coventry in Chester County on Feb. 12. The death was ruled a homicide. 

Hogan is scheduled to make the announcement Wednesday morning at the Chester County Justice Center in West Chester. He and other law enforcement officers will present evidence in the case including photos and weapons.

Patch will update readers on the announcement in real time via our Twitter feed and our Facebook page.

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Gail February 27, 2013 at 01:47 PM
Now that this arrest is made, maybe now you can concentrate on the alleged homicide of a three year old girl from back in January. It seems that this is truely a hush hush story. No one seems to know about it except the police and they are not talking. The neighbors know about it how do we tell the children who played with her that she went away. I understand that it is a touchy situation and maybe thats because allegedly DHS was involved from the beginning. Not sure but I think this poor little girl who's neck was allegedly broken is due respect. Not even an obit. was in the paper not even a piece from the paper. How dare the politics overshadow this poor child. I don't want to hear that its a touchy situation anymore.
smctam February 27, 2013 at 01:52 PM
Once they annouce the suspects name, all of Norristown will be posting on here about how good of a person this killer was and how the police are to blame..Get a clue...
rs19401 February 27, 2013 at 01:57 PM
good, now this young man's family will at least have some closure. hopefully the perp will save everyone more grief and plead guilty for a speedy trial and sentence.
tiredoftheviolence February 27, 2013 at 02:23 PM
That's so sad. May she Rest in Peace
TinyB2012 February 27, 2013 at 03:49 PM
@GNS that statement is not true. Please do not speak of people from Norristown as an entirety. Most of us believe that these crimes are getting out of control and want to see an end to it. Some people are more ignorant to what's going on and how most of us long time residents of Norristown feel. We too want the offenders caught and punished and for the victim and their family to be at peace. ANYWAY may this young man finally get the chance to rest in peace and his killer be punished.
The optimist February 27, 2013 at 04:01 PM
http://webapp.montcopa.org:8080/inmatelookup 1. stolen property 2011 2. parole violation theft 2012 3. and another probation violation this year.... i am not defending the guy but this is his first turn at murder at least from what i gleaned. If so why was this kid set free so often. Its almost like a failure of the system as well as a failure at home.
rs1234 February 27, 2013 at 04:47 PM
Faulse Information , Shaks an innocent man . You all will see
BrutalHonesty February 27, 2013 at 07:29 PM
F A L S E @ Rs1234!
Spud February 27, 2013 at 08:52 PM
rs1234- right. the survelliance footage of them two getting off the bus together, then shakeem getting back on the bus alone while counting a stack of cash must have been fake.

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