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Man convicted of killing retired Villanova professor

Jun. 18, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jurors in Philadelphia have convicted a handyman of stabbing a retired Villanova University astronomy professor to death. A judge on Monday sentenced 48-year-old Jose Diaz to the mandatory term of life in prison without parole. The jury deliberated 30 minutes before finding Diaz guilty...

Campus ministry ex-director pleads guilty in child porn case

Jun. 11, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former campus minister at Villanova University awaits sentencing after pleading guilty to receiving child pornography. Federal prosecutors said the plea on Tuesday by 52-year-old Timothy O'Connell of Drexel Hill involved obtaining images that depicted the sexual abuse and exploitation...