A Towamencin Township woman faces 15 to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a crash on the evening of April 26th on route 309 in Hatfield Township near Sterling drive, where she hit one teen walking on the side of the road and injured another. 32-year-old Sarah Derstein was under the influence and texting at the time of the crash. She’s been ordered to have a psychological evaluation before being sentenced. 15 year old, Dennis Kee was killed and his friend, 15 year old Deshawn Page was injured.
The attorney representing a Skippack teen accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death is asking a Montgomery County Judge to remove from the record Tristan Stahley’s confession to State Police on the grounds that Stahely was not in the right mental frame of mind when he offered statements to investigators. Stahely told police he stabbed his girlfriend, 17-year-old. Julianne Siller and hid her body in a park near his Skippack Home on the night of May 25th. A judge has not ruled on the request to have the confession concealed. Stahley’s attorney has also asked a judge to move the case to juvenile court. Stahley is charged with 1st and 3rd degree murder. Julianne Siller was scheduled to graduate from Spring-Ford Area High School last June.
The man convicted and sentenced 20 to 66 years for selling the gun that killed officer brad fox continues to seek a reduced sentence. Michael Henry sold nine guns, one was a 9-milemeter Beretta, used by Charles Thomas to kill the five year Plymouth Township Police veteran following a car chase that turned to a foot pursuit on September 18th, 2012. Thomas then turned the gun on himself. Henry, through his lawyer, called the trial a circus atmosphere. Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney, Thomas McGoldrick wrote in detail about the pain and anguish that Henry’s actions has caused the Fox family, the Plymouth township police department and the public. There’s no word yet if a judge will hear Henry’s request to get his sentence reduced.
Two brothers from Philadelphia are under arrest in connection with a home invasion robbery in Towamencin Township Saturday afternoon. Police say the brothers,Phrira and Phereoun Sream and two other men, entered a home at around 12:15. According to police, the four home invaders tied up two people in a home on the 600 block of Chadbourne Court and made off with property and cash. The victims were able to identify the brothers. Towamencin Township and Philadelphia Police arrested the brothers Tuesday at their Philadelphia residence on North Fairhill Street. They face a host of serious charges. The brothers are each being held on 500-grand. The two other suspects remain at large. The brothers face a preliminary hearing on December 5th.