Update: McManus and Smith held for court as charged in Shane Kelly murder

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McManus on 1st degree, Smith on felony murder.

There was also testimony that McManus ran into 713 Belgrade after the shooting. Courtroom was packed with Shane Kelly and MaryElise's friends, family, and supporters.

A. Jordan Rushie
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sdm's picture

Aren't all murders felonies? What's the difference here?

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Jordan's picture

sdm wrote:
Aren't all murders felonies? What's the difference here?

Felony murder means you didn't commit the murder, but you were part of it while committing a felony.

I.e., a gang robs an individual who is shot during the robbery. The entire gang can be charge with felony murder even though each gang member didn't do the actual shooting. The person who actually committed the killing will get 1st degree.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felony_murder_rule

A. Jordan Rushie
Attorney and Counselor at Law
2424 East York Street, Suite 316
Philadelphia, PA 19125 215.385.LAW1 (5291)
Blog: www.phillylawblog.com
Website: www.fishtownlaw.com

th's picture

Glad to hear it. Thanks for the update.

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Kenzo's picture

Glad to hear the update. I was stuck on the phone til 8:45 which wasn't enough time to go in. I'm very happy the courtroom was packed.

On the advice of someone who probably queened-out, this signature has been deleted.

Kat's picture

Thanks Jordan. I hope they rot in Hell.

Landj's picture

Kat, not before they are sodomized in prison!

Young kids are ridiculous on the streets but a whole new kind of baby in the system. They deserve whatever comes their way.

austen's picture

Landj wrote:
Kat, not before they are sodomized in prison!

Yeah...uhhh...careful, there. Save that stuff for philly.com

Cutter's picture

Right in the mcmAnus!

sorry.

george's picture

Cutter wrote:
sorry.

Hey, sometimes the material is like a fastball right down the middle. How could you not swing for the fences?

floppysoles's picture

Hang them from a tree and sell hot dogs to the spectators.

Here I sit broken hearted, paid a quarter and only farted.

Landj's picture

Austen, I'd have to start reading Philly.com first...

Pure_Fishtown's picture

The DN's article is worthless, here is the Inquirer's take on the courtroom drama: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20120209_Witnesses_recount_robbery_attempt_and_chase_that_ended_in_Fishtown_death.html

I hope those involved in the murder of Shane spend the rest of their lives in jail and those who knew and kept their mouths shut live a life of turmoil, pain, and suffering.

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