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    David Nenner Interviewed in High Profile Murder Trial Involving Death of Temple Student

    For immediate release, Philadelphia, January 10, 2019

    Firm founder and criminal defense lawyer David Nenner represents Joshua Hupperterz. Mr. Nenner’s client is accused of murdering a Temple University student. The jury trial started on January 7, 2019 and is expected to continue into next week.

    Since Hupperterz’ arrest in the summer of 2017, the case has garnered significant media attention both locally and nationally. Hupperterz is accused of murdering Jenna Burleigh after a sexual encounter at his apartment.

    The defense is centered on Hupperterz’ roommate, Jack Miley, who was also present in the apartment at the time of the killing.

    CBS Interviews David Nenner on Trial Defense in Commonwealth v. Hupperterz (January 9, 2019)

    Other National & Local News Coverage

    People: Man Accused of Killing Temple Student Denies Harming Her, But Police Allege He Admitted to ‘Elements of the Crime’, September 21, 2017 (

    Yahoo News: Witness: Sounds during Temple student Jenna Burleigh’s death were ‘like a horror movie, but worse’, November 29, 2017 ( News: Jurors picked, trial to start for man accused of killing Temple student Jenna Burleigh, January 7, 2019 (

    NY Daily News: Slain Temple University student Jenna Burleigh was ‘beaten, stabbed and strangled’ after refusing sex act, prosecutors say, January 8, 2019 (

    NBC Philadelphia: Roommate Expected to Testify on Day 3 of Temple Student Murder Trial, January 10, 2019 (–504125751.html)

    About Nenner Law

    The Nenner Law Firm is a Philadelphia law firm focusing on criminal cases and personal injury matters. Firm founder David Nenner has over 30 years of experience handling major criminal cases in the Philadelphia area, and he is rated as a “Top Criminal Lawyer in Philadelphia” by Super Lawyers magazine. Attorney Nenner handles all types of criminal cases including murder, assaults, drug and gun charges, etc.

    Mr. Nenner’s cases are routinely featured in the news. Recent cases include:

    Commonwealth v. Prince and Commonwealth v. Timmons Mr. Nenner represented co-defendants in a shooting death in North Philly. Both cases were ultimately dismissed. (, March 17, 2017)

    Commonwealth v. Speakes Mr. Nenner’s client, who was facing murder charges, was acquitted after an investigation revealed video evidence showing that he was elsewhere at the time of the murder.

    David S. Nenner

    "Top Rated Criminal Defense Lawyer"

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