Thursday, April 11, 2013
The Chester County DA has announced he will seek the death penalty against Shakeem Carter, who is accused of the brutal murder of a Norristown teen.
Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Thursday that the state will seek the death penalty against Shakeem Carter, the Norristown man accused of the brutal murder of 17-year-old Kevin Allen on Feb. 12. "The decision to pursue the death penalty is reserved for the most serious crimes and is only reached after careful deliberations," Hogan stated in a release. "After consultation with the police and the victim's family, this decision is based upon the circumstances surrounding the murder of this young man." Hogan listed three aggravating factors that contributed to his decision to pursue the death penalty: Carter is accused of killing Allen at the Hanover Garden Apartments in North Coventry, Pa. on the evening Feb. 12 in the …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the arrest of 20-year-old Shakeem Carter, of Norristown, for the Feb. 12 murder of Kevin Allen.
[Editorial note: This story contains graphic descriptions of a murder that may be disturbing to some readers.] Describing the gruesome scene investigators discovered on entering apartment 127 of the Hanover Garden Apartments in North Coventry, Pa. on the evening Feb. 12, Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said they had opened "a doorway to hell." Twenty-year-old Shakeem Carter, also of Norristown, has been arrested and charged with the grisly murder that authorities say was in connection with a robbery. Carter had allegedly stolen $350 given to Allen by his father to buy clothes. Seventeen-year-old Kevin Allen's body was discovered in the blood-soaked apartment after police responded to a 9-1-1 call from a neighbor who heard a "…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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. --- Related Story Body Found in North Coventry Fire ID'd as Norristown Teen
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Authorities say the body of 17-year-old Kevin Allen, of Norristown, was found at the scene of a Chester County apartment fire last night.
According to Philly.com, the body of a teen discovered at the scene of an apartment in North Coventry in Chester County Tuesday night has been identified as 17-year-old Kevin Allen, of Norristown. Firefighters responded to a report of a fire at Hanover Garden Apartments off E. Schuylkill Road shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday night, according to Pottstown Patch, and discovered the body at the scene. Chester County District Attorney Thomas P. Hogan told Philly.com that the death is being ruled a homicide and arson investigators from the Pennsylvania State Police and Philadelphia and Chester counties are investigating the case. Read more about the incident at Philly.com or on Pottstown Patch.
Monday, December 3, 2012
A Pottstown area family had a very special visitor on Friday night.
Most people probably panic when fire truck sirens come down their quiet street, but for one North Coventry neighborhood, the sirens heralded a special visitor on a mission. Professional Santa Dutch Schrap brought an early Christmas surprise to a local family on Friday night through an initiative he started this year called Operation Nine Reindeer. Jim and Cathy and their five-year-old daughter Cassie needed some holiday spirit this year - Jim is battling stage 4 brain cancer. He has already endured surgery and is undergoing chemotherapy twice a week. As Santa pulled up, escorted by Norco Fire Company, Ridge Fire Company, Linfield Fire Company and the North Coventry Police Department, Cassie flew out of the house to greet him. "Santa! …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The organization is looking to provide footwear to the needy.
The charity In Ian’s Boots is thinking of everyone who may be affected by Sandy. As its name implies, the organization donates footwear to the needy, and Holly Miller, the charity’s co-founder, said she thinks there’s going to be a lot more of them following the storm. “In the past, when [Hurricane] Irene struck, we were able to render aid to several families along the Perkiomen — some of these people were left with nothing but the shoes on their feet,” Miller said. She added that she wanted the charity to help people who were affected by this round of terrible weather. Miller lost her 12-year-old son in January 2010; he died from a traumatic brain injury after he crashed into a ski-lift tower while sledding on a saucer-style sled. He …