2 arraigned, denied bail in deadly Pa. carjacking

  • July 29, 2014
Riconya Jackson, left, and her mother Tonia Jackson pay their respects Monday at a makeshift memorial for three children who were killed Friday by a hijacked car that lost control and hit a group of people in Philadelphia. - Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Two men accused of carjacking a woman in north Philadelphia and plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, were ordered held without bail.

Court documents show that 23-year-old Cornelius Crawford and 19-year-old Johnathan Rosa were arraigned early Tuesday on charges including murder, kidnapping, conspiracy, robbery, aggravated assault and sexual assault.

Police announced the charges Monday, saying they believe the two forced a real estate agent into her sport utility vehicle and took off at high speed, only to crash about 15 minutes later a mile away.

Killed were 15-year-old Keiearra Williams, 10-year-old Thomas Reed and 7-year-old Terrence Moore, who had been selling fruit for a church fundraiser. Their mother was injured, as were a friend who was nearby and the carjacked woman.


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