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Judge denies appeals for Freeman

Allentown robber sentenced

Man faces trial for alleged sexual abuse

Alleged assault victim admits he lied
WEST CHESTER — Alan Clifford Coleman may have shown admirable paternal instincts while trying to keep his daughter away from a convicted sex offender who was seeing his ex-girlfriend. But the way he went about it landed him in Chester County Prison and, on Monday, before a Common Pleas Court judge. Read more…

Man sentenced for convenience store robberies
WEST CHESTER — The suburban Pottstown man who confessed to his role in a string of armed robberies at gas station convenience stores in northern Chester County and Montgomery County was sentenced to state prison Monday after apologizing for his crimes. Read more…

Phoenixville teen accused of murder won’t testify
WEST CHESTER – The teenage defendant in the murder trial involving the death of a Wendy’s restaurant worker on Wednesday defied her attorney’s advice and declined to testify in her own defense. Read more…

Testimony continues in Phoenixville murder trial
WEST CHESTER — It happened in an instant, Saleem Williams told a Common Pleas Court jury Tuesday. Williams was testifying about how he had fatally shot a man in Phoenixville 18 months ago while he and two friends allegedly were robbing the victim on a borough street. Read more…

Jury finds housing contractor guilty on weapons charge
WEST CHESTER – A 52-year-old housing contractor, with a string of arrests and convictions stemming back to the late 1970s, was taken in handcuffs from President Judge James P. MacElree II’s courtroom on Monday after a one-day trial found him guilty on charges of illegally possessing a firearm. Read more…