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Philadelphia Carjacking: Two Men Charged in Crash That Killed 3 Kids

By    |   Monday, 28 July 2014 12:53 PM

Two men have been charged in the Philadelphia carjacking that left three children dead and their mother clinging to life last week.

Two men were reportedly taken into custody Sunday night in connection to the Friday carjacking which saw a real estate agent's SUV rammed into a fruit stand on the corner of Germantown and Allegheny avenues in Philadelphia, Philly.com reported. The victims, ages 7 to 15, and their mother were reportedly selling fruit at the stand to raise money for their church.

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Police initially launched a manhunt for the two suspects but called it off when one person turned himself in on Sunday.

"I'm satisfied that we don't have to have a manhunt out there right now," Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey told CBS Philadelphia Monday. "Let's deal with what we have now and unless things take a turn, then we're pretty confident that we have people who can have valuable information we need to bring this to a successful conclusion."

WPVI-TV identified one of the suspects as Jonathan Rosa, 19. His attorney told the television station that Rosa surrendered to police on Sunday because he could not "get the image of the children hitting the hood of the SUV out of his mind."

After Rosa's arrest, police were able to gather information to take Cornelius Crawford, 22, into custody, according to WPVI-TV.

The carjacked SUV barreled into the corner fruit stand and killed Keiearra Williams, 15; Thomas Reed, 10; and Terrence Moore, 7. The kids' mother, 34-year-old Keisha Williams, was seriously injured and listed in critical condition at Temple University Hospital as of Monday, according to local news reports.

"I've been in the homicide unit for six years and this is one of the saddest cases I've come across," Homicide Captain James Clark said in a press conference Sunday. "You have three innocent children who had the rest of their lives in front of them that were taken in this fashion. It's very sad. It's very tragic and we will find the individuals that are responsible."

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Two men have been charged in the Philadelphia carjacking that left three children dead and their mother clinging to life last week.
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Monday, 28 July 2014 12:53 PM
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