- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A man has been ordered to stand trial in the shooting death of his aunt in her northeast Philadelphia row home.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (https://bit.ly/2piVe4U ) reports that a municipal judge on Tuesday ordered 27-year-old Andrew Cruttenden tried on charges of murder, robbery and burglary in the slaying of 57-year-old Virginia Cruttenden in February in the Port Richmond neighborhood.

Prosecutors played a video interview with the defendant saying he shot his aunt after she refused to give him money. They also played surveillance video showing the defendant and his girlfriend repeatedly carrying items from the home.

Cruttenden’s attorney tried unsuccessfully to bar other relatives from the hearing, saying they might be participants in what he called a family get-together that “may show a motive for why this murder occurred.”


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

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