Recent Verdict


Philadelphia, October 7, 2010:  The Honorable Genece Brinkley sentences Vincent Tolentino to 12 and a half to 25 years in prison.  Tolentino was convicted in March of Burglary, Simple Assault and Terroristic Threatening for the 2008 assault on an elderly couple.  On November 20, 2008, 73 year old Margaret Colosi answered a knock at her door on the 900 block of Cantrell Street.  When she opened the door the defendant stormed into the house and assaulted Mrs. Colosi.  The victim’s husband, 74 year old Samuel Colosi who required an oxygen tank to help him breathe, tried to defend his wife but was also attacked by the defendant.  ADA Noel DeSantis successfully prosecuted this case.


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