Homicide / Manslaughter Case Archives

This category includes cases in which Mr. Link defended residents of Philadelphia or the surrounding area accused of homicide, manslaughter, murder, or related crimes.

Commonwealth v. T.N.
December 9

Commonwealth v. T.N.

During a heated neighborhood dispute, a gunman opened fire on the block and struck a young woman in the back, shattering her pelvic bone. Witnesses told police that they observed the shooter exit from a car that was left on the block and police searched that car, finding paperwork in the name of T.N. Based.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, VUFA (Illegal Firearm)

The Verdict:

Not Guilty of All charges

Commonwealth v. M.T.
May 16

Commonwealth v. M.T.

M.T. and his 16 year-old brother were arrested for Attempted Murder and related charges resulting from a shooting that occurred on the 1500 block of Gratz Street in Philadelphia. Two eyewitnesses gave statements implicating both individuals as the ones who fired 15 shots onto a crowded block, striking an 11 year-old boy in the process..

The Charges:

Attempted Murder (F), Aggravated Assault (F1), Conspiracy (F1), Illegal Firearms (VUFA)

The Verdict:

Not Guilty of All Charges

Commonwealth v. R.C.
February 4

Commonwealth v. R.C.

R.C. was arrested after an unimaginably brutal home invasion of a young couple in Philadelphia. A male victim was duct taped, beaten and stabbed to within an inch of his life, and the female was taken to a remote location and sexually assaulted multiple times before she was finally able to escape and call police..

The Charges:

Attempted Murder, Rape, Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault

The Verdict:

All charges withdrawn

Commonwealth v. G.P.
July 4

Commonwealth v. G.P.

Philadelphia police on routine patrol stopped G.P.’s car for a defective middle brake light. According to police, G.P. was taken out of the car for their safety, and during the course of the traffic investigation he pulled out a gun and fired one time at the officers. In response, the officers fired their guns at.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, VUFA (illegal firearms)

The Verdict:

All charges withdrawn

Commonwealth v. J.S.
March 24

Commonwealth v. J.S.

A Philadelphia police Lieutenant responding to a shooting in Kensington allegedly observed J.S. removing a red hoodie and discarding a firearm before he ultimately tried to hide from police under a parked car. The gun and hoodie were recovered, and then J.S. was taken to the hospital where he was immediately identified by the shooting.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder Aggravated Assault VUFA (Illegal Firearms)

The Verdict:

Motion to Suppress Identification Granted

Commonwealth v. I.D.
February 5

Commonwealth v. I.D.

On May 14, 2013, a man was shot in both legs in an abandoned lot. He was rushed to the hospital by police after losing consciousness, and fortunately doctors were able to save his life. However, he identified I.D. and another male, M.B. as the shooters in this almost homicide trial in Philadelphia. In his.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder Aggravated Assault Conspiracy VUFA

The Verdict:

Not Guilty of All Charges

Commonwealth v. BS
August 8

Commonwealth of PA v. B.S. – High Speed Chase

Police were traveling down Broad Street when they allegedly saw B.S. in the front passenger seat of a car firing a gun at an unknown male on the corner. Police then attempted to stop the car BS was in, which resulted in a high speed chase. During the chase, BS allegedly fired multiple shots at.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder of Police, Aggravated Assault, Gun Charges (VUFA), Conspiracy.

The Verdict:

Speedy Trial Motion granted; all charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. K.G.
May 28

Commonwealth v. K.G. – Attempted Murder Aquittal

In a case that was reported by the national news media, K.G. was arrested on two counts of attempted murder in Philadelphia and related charges after allegedly trying to kill one person, and inadvertently hitting a six month old child in the crossfire, causing massive injuries. The Commonwealth produced a total of four eyewitnesses who.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder (2 counts) , Aggravated Assault (2 counts), VUFA (gun charges)

The Verdict:

Not guilty of all charges

Commonwealth v. T.P.
November 26

Commonwealth v. T.P.

Client charged with attempted murder and gun charges and held on $250,000 bail after allegedly shooting a neighborhood acquaintance in the back with a shotgun during a dispute involving money. After hearing testimony at the preliminary hearing the judge dismissed all charges for lack of evidence and T.P. was released from custody.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, VUFA (gun charges)

The Verdict:

All charges dismissed lack of evidence.

Commonwealth v. S.R.
September 24

Commonwealth v. S.R.

S.R. was charged with attempted murder, conspiracy and gun charges for allegedly being one of the individuals who shot at the victim multiple times, striking him in the legs. Philadelphia criminal defense attorney R. Patrick Link successfully challenged the credibility of five eyewitnesses and the poor quality of the police investigation to secure the freedom.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder, Conspiracy, Aggravated Assault, VUFA (gun charges)

The Verdict:

Not guilty of all charges.

Commonwealth v. S.Y.
August 15

Commonwealth v. S.Y.

S.Y., who was on federal probation for a gun case, was arrested for attempted murder and gun charges in Philadelphia after he was alleged to have walked into a nightclub and fired a gun, striking a patron. S.Y was detained at the scene by security personnel from the club and police recovered a weapon that.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, VUFA (gun charges)

The Verdict:

Not guilty of all charges.

Commonwealth v. E.S.
June 20

Commonwealth v. E.S

Client was charged with attempted murder for allegedly orchestrating an execution-style shooting of a man in the head that left him in a coma for four months. Three eyewitnesses allegedly identified client, who was held on $500,000 bail. R. Patrick Link and his team of investigators launched a vigorous review of the case and uncovered several.

The Charges:

Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Conspiracy

The Verdict:

All charges withdrawn