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Delco teen who attacked elderly woman in home is ruled mentally ill

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Delaware County Daily Times
POSTED: April 3, 2019

WEST CHESTER — The Chester County Court judge overseeing the case of a Delaware County teenager who attacked an elderly woman at her home in East Brandywine has ruled in favor of his plea that asserts his mental condition played a role in his crime.

Common Pleas Court President Judge Jacqueline Carroll Cody on Tuesday issued a one-page order saying that Khemmathat Fariss had proven, by a preponderance of the evidence, that he was ...

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Delco teen enters plea in brutal attack on elderly Chesco woman left bound & gagged in closet

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Delaware County Daily Times
POSTED: February 1, 2019

Guilty, but mentally ill

WEST CHESTER — The Delaware County teenager who attacked an elderly East Brandywine woman in her home, leaving her bound and gagged in a dark closet without food or water for days, admitted his guilt in the case Thursday, but asserted that a mental illness had contributed to his actions.

Accompanied by his attorney, ...

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XFinity Live, Citizens Bank Park deny responsibility for alleged sexual assault of woman at NFC Championship

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XFinity Live, Citizens Bank Park deny responsibility for alleged sexual assault of woman at NFC Championship

Penn Record
POSTED: December 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A lawsuit in which a woman claims to have been sexually assaulted in a parking lot next to the XFinity Live entertainment complex and Citizens Bank Park has been met with denials of liability from the locations’ management entities.

Jessica Lynne Ellison of Maple Shade, N.J. filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Sept. 10 versus XFinity Live Philadelphia, Greenlee Security Services, Citizens Bank Park and other corporate entities.

Ellison says ...

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$595,000 Settlement Against a Tractor Trailer Driver Who Backed up Without Looking

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The driver of a tractor trailer came to a complete stop when he realized the road up ahead was closed. Without first looking to see what was behind him, he began to reverse the truck. The rear of the trailer made contact with plaintiff’s small car, which was positioned directly behind it. Plaintiff’s car was pushed backwards several feet, at a low rate of speed. There was little visible damage to Plaintiff’s car. Plaintiff had an accident 10 years prior, ...

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Another successful ‘left turn’ case

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In a Philadelphia arbitration case, Plaintiff brought suit against defendant for striking her car while she was in the process of making a left turn on a green light. Defendant also had a green light. Counsel for Plaintiff, Valerie K. Williams, argued that defendant was speeding at the time of the accident, had a history of speeding violations, and had the last clear chance to avoid the accident. Counsel also introduced into evidence defendant’s criminal history of retail theft, which ...

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Ovarian Cancer Due To Talc Powder

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Talc is a soft mineral that can be ground into a fine powder to absorb moisture. However, various studies have shown that talc can cause serious side effects for women who have used the product on their genital area. Research shows that women who have regularly used talcum powder on their genital area may have an increased risk for developing ovarian cancer. With regular use, small particles of the powder may travel through the uterus and fallopian tubes and embed ...

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Editorial: Justice for Alexander McClay Williams

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Delaware County Daily Times
POSTED: May 16, 2017 8:45PM EDT

Longtime Delco educator Sam Lemon is the great-grandson of William Ridley, the attorney who represented Alexander McClay Williams. Lemon has worked to clear the teen and written a book on the circumstances surrounding Williams’ trial and execution – the youngest person ever put to death in ...

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Lawyer: Some justice for teen executed 86 years ago

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Philly.com
POSTED: May 16, 2017 – 8:38PM EDT
by Mari A. Schaefer, Staff Writer

MICHAEL BRYANT / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER / FILE
Samuel Lemon (left) and pastor Keith Collins in Green Lawn Cemetery in Chester Township, where Alexander McClay Williams is buried.

The criminal record of Alexander McClay Williams has been expunged, more than 80 ...

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Protect and Serve | The Attorneys of Keller, Lisgar & Williams fight to obtain “fair and just results” for every client

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Philadelphia Life/Suburban Life – March 2017
by: Leigh Stuart
photography by: Jeff Anderson

The legal world is one rife with subtlety, with nuance. Put another way, navigating this complex world requires the skilled touch of a seasoned expert. For this reason, among many others, the most informed dients turn to the attorneys of Keller, Lisgar & Williams for their wisdom ...

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