Convicted of selling the gun that killed Plymouth Township Police Officer Brad Fox, Michael Henry was sentenced to a prison term of 20 to 66 years. Henry attempted to have his sentence reduced. Montgomery County Judge Joseph Smyth denied Henry’s request Tuesday. Henry filed for a reduced sentence, calling the court proceedings, a circus atmosphere.
The Norristown 9/11 Heroes Run Committee releases some numbers concerning money raised in the 1st Annual Norristown 9/11 Heroes Run of the Travis Manion Foundation.
The run, held in early September, raised 32,000 dollars. 16,000 dollars will be presented to the Fox Children’s Fund to support the children of fallen Plymouth Township Police Officer, Brad Fox. Another 16,000 dollar check was presented to the Montco. heroes fund to provide financial support for families of Montgomery County Firefighters and Police Officers. The Travis Manion Fund was founded in honor of Lt. Travis Manion, who was killed in action while protecting wounded soldiers in Iraq’s Anbar Province
A 21-year-old Montgomery Township man won’t see the light of day for the next 10 to 20 years after admitting he sexually assaulted an 11 year old girl. Police say, Kareem Richardson sexually assaulted the girl several times in 2011 when he was 18 years old. An investigation was opened in June of 2011. The guardian of the girl confronted Richardson about the sexual assaults and he admitted to her that he did have sex with the girl. The young girl also told police that Richardson sexually assaulted her. It’s not known what his connection was to the girl. Prosecutors dropped other charges after Richardson plead guilty. After Richardson’s release, he’s ordered to have no contact with the victim and must report his address to state police for 25 years in accordance with the Pa. Sex Offender Registration and Notification act.
A 28-year-old East Norriton man faces numerous charges, including homicide by vehicle, in connection with a crash which killed his co-worker. Police say, Adam Bermudez was using his cell phone on July 2nd when he drove through stop sign in Hilltown on Dublin and Bypass Roads at around 4:25 in the morning, causing the trash truck he was driving to overturn, killing 24-year-old Ricco Rios of Norristown. He faces a December 6th preliminary hearing.