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Mom admits plotting girl's death: 'I wanted her to go away'

Mar. 20, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The mother of a girl who was raped, murdered and dismembered testified Wednesday that she helped plot the attack and carry it out, telling her daughter before her death that "I can't help you anymore." Appearing to smirk at times, Sara Packer calmly recounted how she watched her...

The Latest: Mother refused to aid daughter during attack

Mar. 20, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the fate of a Pennsylvania man who authorities say raped, murdered and dismembered his girlfriend's daughter (all times local): 4:25 p.m. The mother of a slain and dismembered 14-year-old Pennsylvania girl testified in a packed courtroom that she told her daughter she...

DA: Man should die for teen's rape, murder, dismemberment

Mar. 15, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man should be put to death for killing and dismembering his girlfriend's 14-year-old daughter as part of a rape-murder fantasy he and the teen's mother shared, a prosecutor declared Friday as he described how the victim fought for her life. Jacob Sullivan, 46, pleaded...

The Latest: Prosecutor suggests death for man in teen murder

Mar. 15, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the fate of a Pennsylvania man who authorities say raped, murdered and dismembered his girlfriend's daughter (all times local): 11:55 a.m. A prosecutor says a Pennsylvania man should be put to death for the 2016 rape, murder and dismemberment of his girlfriend's teenage...

Plea hearing delayed again for suspect in teen's rape, death

Feb. 21, 2019 2:50 PM EST

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who admitted to the rape, murder and dismemberment of a 14-year-old girl has been taken to the hospital for high blood pressure, and his plea hearing was interrupted again. Jacob Sullivan was in the courthouse Thursday when he complained of a headache. Medical...

Man pleads guilty in rape, murder of Pennsylvania teen

Feb. 19, 2019 6:28 PM EST

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty on Tuesday in the rape, murder and dismemberment of a 14-year-old girl, and the victim's adoptive mother has agreed to plead guilty and serve a life sentence. Jacob Sullivan, 46, pleaded guilty to all charges in the 2016 death of Grace Packer. A jury...

Police: Groom assaulted teen waitress at wedding reception

Feb. 7, 2019 6:47 PM EST

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a groom forced himself on a teenage waitress at his wedding reception and then was taken from the hall in handcuffs over a drunken brawl. The Philadelphia Inquirer says Matthew Aimers, of Willingboro, New Jersey, was arraigned Wednesday on charges of...