Rasheed Scrugs Pleads Guilty to First Degree Murder


Philadelphia, September 21, 2010:   35 year old Rasheed Scrugs pleaded guilty to all charges including First Degree Murder in court today.  Scrugs shot and killed Philadelphia Police Officer John Pawlowski at Broad and Olney on February 13, 2009.  25 year old Officer Pawlowski was a five year veteran on the force and his wife was expecting their first child at the time of his murder.  The penalty phase of the trial is expected to begin today at 2pm in courtroom 304 at the CJC.   During this time the jury will decide whether Scrugs will be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison.  Edward McCann, Deputy of the Trial Division and  ADA Jacqueline Coelho are prosecuting this case.


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