Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The event, hosted by CBS3 News Anchor Pat Ciarrocchi, will raise money for the Montgomery County child advocacy center.
Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center will hold its Fifth Annual “Mission Possible” event on Thursday at the Radisson Hotel in King of Prussia to raise money for the Montgomery County non-profit, aimed at helping child victims of abuse. CBS3 News Anchor Pat Ciarrocchi will host the event to raise funds for the East-Norriton based center, which was co-founded by Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team response to allegations of child abuse in a child-friendly setting. The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. in the grand ballroom of the hote - tickets are $150 per person, and can be purchased at the door. A silent auction will be featured at the event, which includes a VIP Flyers …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
One of the alleged shooters is in custody; the other is still sought by authorities.
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Wednesday, April 10
Two men have been charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Victor Binilla-Baez outside of Brian’s Café in Pottstown on March 22, according to Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman. Michal Hinton and his cousin, Maurice Andrews Jr., of Pottstown, have been charged with first, second and third-degree murder and related offenses in connection with the shooting. Hinton has been in custody since March 22; Andrews remains at large. Read the full story on the Pottstown Patch.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Officials say Ellen Robb's family deserves to be heard by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole; a meeting has been scheduled.
The family of Ellen Robb, the wife and mother who was brutally murdered by her husband, Rafael Robb, just before Christmas in 2006, has been granted an opportunity to speak to the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole regarding its recent decision to release Robb from prison after officials uncovered a law requiring the board to give victims a voice in the parole process. Montgomery Count District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, State Representatives Mike Vereb (R-150) and Todd Stephens (R-151), and Ellen Robb’s brother, Gary Gregory, announced that Ellen’s family would be meeting with the chairman of the parole board next week. “The opportunity to meet with the chairman of the parole board is a terrific development and a step forward …
State Representative Mike Vereb sent a letter to the PA Board of Probation and Parole objecting to the release of Robb, who admitted killing his wife, Ellen Robb, in 2007.
State Representative Mike Vereb (R-150) sent a letter to the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole in response to its decision to parole Rafael Robb, who pleaded guilty to the 2007 murder of his wife, Ellen Robb, at the end of January. “There is no reason this professional manipulator and convicted wife and mother killer should serve one day less than the maximum sentence handed down,” Vereb wrote in the letter. “There is a reason Pennsylvania offers legislation with minimum and maximum sentencing. If this wife and mother killer is not the epitome of a max sentence, then who is?” Robb plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter as part of a plea deal negotiated between his attorney and county prosecutors. Robb was sentenced to the …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
"Senseless act" claims 7-year veteran of force; suspect also killed; K9 officer wounded but survived
Update 9:33 p.m. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman has confirmed the death of Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Fox. Fox's K9 partner was also shot but is expected to survive. Ferman said that Fox is the first Plymouth Township police officer to die in the line of duty. Plymouth Township police chief Joseph Lawrence called Fox, a veteran of the war in Iraq, a "hero." Ferman also confirmed the death of the only known suspect at this time, saying there's no "imminent danger" to the public. Update 9:08 p.m. The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that the officer who was wounded is in critical condition. Update 8:47 p.m. A representative of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety said that residents in the …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Actions found to be in self defense
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Friday, March 23, 2012
The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office released the following information: The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and the Pennsylvania State Police have completed a review of the Saturday, December 17, 2011 shooting incident involving Angel Gonzalez, Joshua Levin and Zachary Levin. We find the use of deadly force by Gonzalez was justified and proper under the attendant circumstances. Based upon a thorough review of all the available evidence, District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman concludes that Angel Gonzalez acted reasonably and with proper justification in his use of deadly force on Saturday, December 17, 2011. On Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 8:16 PM, the Pennsylvania State Police, Skippack Station, responded …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Court ruled that recently enacted ethis ordinance does not apply to the district attorney's office.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman and invalidated the county’s ethics ordinance. Ordinance 09-1, which was enacted in 2009, placed a mandatory ethics code on all county offices, both elected and appointed. Chairman James Matthews and Vice Chairman Joe Hoeffel passed the ordinance while Commissioner Bruce Castor opposed the legislation. Ferman said she believed the ordinance was invalid and against the law because she is an independently elected official and the county should not have control over her office. Ferman filed a lawsuit with the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in May 2009. The court ruled in favor of Ferman, as did the Commonwealth Court when the …