- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia judge has barred prosecutors from showing jurors several graphic photographs in the death penalty trial of a man accused of having killed a baby and her grandmother in a botched kidnapping plot.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (https://bit.ly/1vdiElQ ) reports that Thursday’s decision by Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill came after several jurors could be seen weeping as they viewed a picture of the infant’s foot and dress on a floor where her body was found.

Prosecutors allege that 27-year-old Raghunandan Yandamuri (rag-oo-NAHN’-dahn yahn-duh-MOHR’-ee) of Upper Merion kidnapped 10-month-old Saanvi Venna from her family’s King of Prussia apartment in October 2012 and killed the baby’s grandmother. The girl was later found dead.

Yandamuri says he was forced to lead two men to the household and they killed the victims.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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