Recent Verdict


July 15, 2011: Commonwealth v. James Hayward:  23 year old James Hayward was convicted of First Degree Murder, Possessing an Instrument of Crime and Possessing a Firearm without a License charges today by a jury of his peers.  The defendant shot and killed 33 year old Khalil Martinez on December 9, 2009.  Mr. Martinez was shot five times in the back and torso outside of Rumba’s bar and died a short time later at Temple University Hospital.  The Honorable Carolyn Engel Temin is scheduled to sentence Hayward on September 9, 2011 in courtroom 601 at the CJC.  ADA Chesley Lightsey successfully prosecuted this case.


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