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Beanie Sigel's Lawyer: Murder Of Rapper's Stepfather Unrelated To Acquittal

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Sigel acquitted of attempted murder

Rap star Beanie Sigel was swept up by embraces, kisses and applause from family and friends yesterday, minutes after a jury announced that he was not guilty of attempted murder in connection with a 2003 West Philadelphia shooting. "I'm just thankful for a fair jury," Sigel told reporters after hugging dozens of family members and […]

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Rapper's trial turns in his favor

Did the eyewitness against rapper Beanie Sigel finally come clean, or simply cave in to fear? Defense attorney Fortunato “Fred” Perri yesterday spun the testimony to favor Sigel, whose real name is Dwight Grant. To Perri, David Aimes' statements led the case to, “unravel right before your eyes.””Quite frankly, yesterday, after hours of testifying one […]

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Witness wavers in trial against Sigel

A witness who gave detailed testimony last year that he saw rapper Beanie Sigel repeatedly shoot and critically injure a man in 2003 backpedaled on the witness stand yesterday, mumbling and repeatedly saying he could not remember some details. Sigel, 31, is accused of shooting Terrence Speller near 52d Street and Larchwood Avenue in West […]

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'03 victim testifies Sigel shot him

In a quiet voice, Terrence Speller, 28, testified yesterday that rap star Beanie Sigel was the gunman who critically wounded him in 2003. Speller told jurors that he was walking with a friend near 52d Street and Larchwood Avenue in West Philadelphia when he exchanged words with a woman Sigel had been dating.Then Sigel drove […]

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Teen's sentence in fatal hit ends

A judge decided yesterday that a 15-year-old unlicensed driver who killed a young Mayfair mother in April needs no further punishment now that the girl has completed community service. However, Family Court Judge Richard Gordon gave a stern lecture to Megan Miller's father, who let her get behind the wheel of the family's 1999 Mercury […]

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Rapper's murder charge lessened

A judge refused to hold rap star Cassidy on a first-degree murder charge yesterday and instead ordered the 23-year-old to stand trial on a charge of third-degree murder in an April shooting outside his Cedarbrook home. About two dozen family members and supporters of Cassidy – whose real name is Barry Reese – cheered and […]

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A break for rapper in slaying

A crowd of roughly two dozen supporters of rapper Cassidy – some wearing T-shirts with his picture on it – cheered and clapped yesterday when Municipal Judge Marsha Neifield ruled that prosecutors did not have enough evidence to try Cassidy for first-degree murder. Neifield upheld lesser murder charges against Cassidy, whose real name is Barry […]

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Judge Reduces Murder Charges Against Cassidy, Sets Bail at $2.5 Million

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Father: I tried to stop runaway car

The father who gave his unlicensed daughter a driving lesson that claimed the life of a young mother in April told investigators he tried to reach out with his hands and push the brake pedal as his car raced out of control. Richard Miller, 46, of the 3200 block of Longshore Avenue in Mayfair, is […]

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