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Philadelphia Man Found Not Guilty in Rape of Lincoln University Student

A Chester County jury acquitted Samuel Johnson of Rape following a three day jury trial before President Judge Riley. Mr. Johnson was represented by Christian Hoey, Esquire of the Law Firm, Rubino & Hoey, LLC. Mr. Hoey successfully argued that... Read More

Man Sentenced for Killing Father

DAILY LOCAL NEWS SEPTEMBER 5, 2013 MICHAEL P. RELLAHAN WEST CHESTER – A conflicted family sat in Senior Judge Thomas Gavin’s courtroom Wednesday and watched as Derek Jordan Smith – son, grandson, nephew, brother and cousin to those in attendance... Read More

Chester County Judge Acquits Coatesville Man of Drug Delivery

President Judge Paula Francisco Ott found Coatesville resident, Nigel Styer not guilty of two counts of possessing more than an ounce of cocaine with the intent to deliver. The Commonwealth alleged that Mr. Styer’s presence during the course of a... Read More

Federal Jury Acquits Philadelphia Man of Selling Cocaine

In a split verdict, a Federal jury acquitted Muahdihn Cousin-Bey of delivering cocaine to a man who was later arrested and found to possess cocaine following what appeared to be a hand transaction involving Cousin-Bey. Although Mr. Cousin-Bey was found... Read More

Death Penalty Avoided in Chester County Double Homicide

The Defendant was charged with double homicide of two individuals during the course of a drug transaction. The Commonwealth sought the death penalty for Mr. DeJesus because his prior record included a felony aggravated assault conviction. Attorney Rubino, not relying... Read More

Jury Acquits Coatesville Man of Domestic Assault

A Chester County Jury returned a verdict of not guilty in the matter of Commonwealth vs. Thomas Smith after a two day domestic violence trial in the Chester County Court of Common Pleas. In commenting on the verdict, several jurors... Read More

Hung Jury in Coatesville Shooting

In the matter of Commonwealth vs. Darren Clark, a deadlocked jury was dismissed by the Honorable James P. MacElree, II following numerous hours of deliberation. The Commonwealth alleged that Clark shot a rival drug dealer following an argument on East... Read More

Chester County Jury Finds Man Not Guilty of Felony Aggravated Assault

The Defendant was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and lesser included offenses following an altercation with another individual outside of a West Chester bar. After a verbal altercation in the bar, the Defendant followed the alleged victim outside the... Read More

Jury Finds Coatesville Man Not Guilty of Possessing Cocaine With the Intent to Deliver

In the matter of Commonwealth vs. Edgar Barber, a Chester County jury found Mr. Barber not guilty of possessing nearly seventeen (17) grams of crack cocaine with the intent to deliver. At trial, Mr. Hoey called an expert on behalf... Read More

Chester County Jury Finds Philadelphia Man Not Guilty of Selling Crack Cocaine in Kennett Square

Following a three day jury trial before the Honorable Paula Francisco Ott, a Chester County jury acquitted a Philadelphia man of traveling to Kennett Square with co- conspirators to manufacture, package and distribute crack cocaine. Although several co- defendants were... Read More