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    Attempted Murder Cases in Philadelphia – Criminal Lawyer David Nenner Gets Jury Acquittal

    On June 18, 2015, David Nenner obtained an acquittal for a Philadelphia woman who was charged with Criminal Attempt – Murder in the First Degree, Aggravated Assault, and other charges. If convicted, she would have faced a lengthy prison sentence. After a week long jury trial, Mr. Nenner’s client was found “Not Guilty.” Commonwealth v S.T. (CP-51-CR-0007313-2011)

    Related News: Phila. Criminal Lawyer David Nenner Gets Acquittal in Philly Attempted Murder Case (June 2015)

    Defense Strategy in the Case – Self-Defense

    Mr. Nenner’s theory of the case was that his client acted in self-defense. An ex-girlfriend of the client’s boyfriend attempted to set their house on fire while Mr. Nenner’s client and two children were present. His client fought the ex-girlfriend, stabbing her in the process.

    The prosecution tried to paint a different picture and argued that the stabbing was premeditated and intentional. The jury disagreed and acquitted Mr. Nenner’s client.

    This recent case is one of many attempted murder cases in Philadelphia filed each day. The acquittal was the best possible outcome for Mr. Nenner’s client, who certainly benefitted from Mr. Nenner’s extensive trial experience.


    • Criminal Attempt – Murder in the First Degree (First Degree Felony)
    • Aggravated Assault (First Degree Felony)
    • Possession of an Instrument of Crime (First Degree Misdemeanor)
    • Simple Assault (Second Degree Misdemeanor)
    • Recklessly Endangering Another Person (Second Degree Misdemeanor)

    Timeline of the Case

    • Information Filed June 2011
    • Arraignment July 2011
    • Pre-Trial Conference August 2011
    • Trial June 2015 (with multiple continuances)

    Philadelphia Murder Cases – Related Law Articles

    What are the penalties for a first degree murder conviction in Pennsylvania? Death or mandatory life in prison. Also learn what constitutes first degree murder.

    Learn about the felony murder rule in PA criminal cases. PA follows the agency theory of criminal liability.

    About Criminal Lawyer David Nenner, Free Consultations – Call (215) 564-0644

    David Nenner is an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Philadelphia who has been handling murder and attempted murder cases for nearly 30 years. He regularly handles matters throughout the greater Philadelphia area and also handles criminal cases in the Scranton/Lackawanna County region.

    Please call our office for a free consultation.


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