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right now, at 6:00 o'clock jury hand down a guilty verdict against cristina regusters. she's accuse of a heinous crime begins a five-year old girl. tonight we will go inside the investigation for a firsthand look at the evidence that led to her conviction. that verdict came down less than 24 hours after the deliberations started. good evening, i'm chris may. i'm natasha brown in for jessica tonight. there was a lot of emotion in the courtroom as guilty verdict begins regusters was read. we have live team three coverage of the verdict and our walt hunter spoke one on one with the lead i been investigation in this case but we will start with diana rocco live outside the criminal justice center in center city, diana. >> reporter: a lot of emotion inside the courtroom today, but cristina regusters showed no emotion, when the jurors
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found her guilty on all six counts including kidnapping, aggravated assault and unlawful contact with a minor. investigators say it was no doubt that the brave actions of this five-year old victim that put her attacker behind bars. victim's mother leaves the criminal justice center after a guilty verdict for woman who posed as her kidnapping and sexually assaulting her five-year old daughter. >> we learn there is not only about cristina regusters but we learn about the abysmal failures of the philadelphia school district. >> reporter: after a day and a half of deliberation a jury found 21 year-old cristina regusters guilty on all six counts. investigators say she act add loan in january of 203 when she walk into bryant elementary school dressed in muslim gashes and kidnaped five-year old bringing her back to her cobbs creek home where she sexually assaulted the girl. after a day girl escaped and found wondering in the upper darby play ground at 4:00 in the morning.
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>> i can't imagine what she endured, at the hand of this monster. but this case was solved because of this five-year old. >> this is a child who was able to provide more detail, more information then most adults. the she's an amazing courageous, child. >> reporter: during 39 week trial little girl took the stand describing her attack and led investigators to the home where she was hell. regusters tried to mislead the child giving her different names and trying to convince there were others involved and she was the one who rescued her. disappointed with the quick verdict the defense doesn't regret keeping regusters off the stand after a disruption by the defendant during the trial. >> i didn't want an outburst like we had previously. >> reporter: regusters is now looking at life in prison. her sentencing is in 90 days. we are live outside criminal justice center tonight i'm diana rocco for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". well, with this verdict we are hearing for the first time the 911 call made by that good
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samaritan who found the little girl wet and shivering in the playground where she had been abandoned by her attacker. >> nelson mandela myers, discovered that child crying for help as he walked to work. 911 call obtained by kyw news radio was part of the evidence that helped convict cristina regusters. only "eyewitness news" takes you inside this case tonight, investigative reporter walt hunter talked one on one with the commander whose detectives cracked the case. >> this is probably one of the most horrific, horrifying things that i have seen in my 25 years in police work. >> reporter: anthony mcfadden who led investigation says that injuries suffered by the five-year old and courage that she showed helping provide
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information that led to her attacker cristina regusters were beyond anything she had seen. >> she was telling us i'm getting tired and don't feel good. >> i really want to help, i don't want to stop. >> reporter: this mccall named marty played a big part in finding and convicting regusters, mcfadden finding themselves in the unusual position to tell officers to look for a large, loud bird heard by little victim during 19 hours she was held captive blindfolded and assaulted after being abduct from her school. >> it might sound funny but if you hear or see a big huge bird like a big mccall or big parrot, loud, make note of it, contact the special victims investigators right away. >> reporter: mcfadden told me when he first heard the verdict he thought first of the brave little victim. >> this is a close another for her now. she knows that this predator is never going to harm her or anybody else ever again now.
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>> reporter: thanks to marty the mccall and other evidence gathered with the help of the five-year old mcfadden's hope it will be a big step into putting the horror behind her. >> hopefully she will heel, she will mentally, physically and move on with her life. >> reporter: now one of the 12 jurors who convicted regusters and asked to remain anonymous told me that the bird, in fact, play a role in the jury's decision but after three weeks of testimony it was dna match that convinced them, quoting, certainly dna evidence was strong, the strongest factor in our decision. we got the the right person the juror's said confidently and justice will be done. i'm certain the family will have some type of closure. juror add that had most of the jurors were actually leaning towards conviction as the trial moved forward but in the end after two or three conflicted jurors reexamine the evident, they reached their final decision, of guilty. live from the sat center. i'm walt hunter, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> walt, thanks very much. weekend is here, and we're
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watching for possibility of some rain. meteorologist justin drabick is in for kathy tonight, joining us on the sky deck with the first look at the forecast, boy is it beautiful out there now justin. >> that is right, natasha we have a great night all across the delaware valley, enjoy witt evening plans and just gorgeous outside right now. temperatures still holding in the mid to upper 70's in some spots. we made it to 78 degrees at the airport right now at 76. look at mount pocono. 60 degrees. the heading up to the mountains this weekend it will be on the cool side. at the shore right around 07 in atlantic city, wildwood. mid 70's in willow grove and mount holly, new jersey northeast philadelphia still checking in the upper 70's. air math very dry, dew point temperatures tells us how much humidity in the air are super low. we are in the 50's and 40's up in the mountains. yesterday we were in the mid to upper 50's. you see big difference there. tonight, deathly comfortable, open up those windows. high, thin clouds moving on
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through that is a sign of the approaching storm system that will bring rain in here for part of the weekend but throughout the evening, it is great. 71 degrees. we will be in the upper 60's at nine, keeping it partly cloudy at 11:00 at 66 degrees. here is your three day forecast saturday, clouds in the morning dry but watch out for afternoon rain. we have plenty of sun nice finish to the weekend at 73. we will talk about that seven take forecast in a few more minutes. >> see you then, thank you. part of the home being demolish collapsed unexpectly today, two workers are injured. eye witt the necessary news was on the scene at second and monroe in queen village. one of the workers wound up trapped under ruble and that worker was rush to the hospital. officials say wall came down on top of the scaffold on which those workers were standing. workers meantime at the taj mahal in atlantic city have received notice that the casino could shut down for good in november. trump entertainment resorts says it is has sent notice to more than 3100 employees, the
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company filed for bankruptcy, on tuesday threatened to close the taj mahal, if it didn't get concession from his unions. now it pointed to november 13th as a tentative closure date. atlantic city's troubles could have have an adverse impact on the nearby housing market as well, as "eyewitness news", new jersey reporter cleve bryan tells us, atlantic county is already tops for foreclosures in new jersey. and some fear it could get worse with so many losing their jobs. >> each number represents a family. >> reporter: dramatic increase in foreclosures leave sheriff frank ballast with the unpleasant responsibility of auctioning off dozens of homes each week. >> we feel bad for those losing their homes because of their job situation. >> reporter: new data shows new jersey has fourth highest foreclosure rate in the nation. atlantic is worst county in the state. experts say the statewide trend reflects loosening of the log jam in the legal process for foreclosures but
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in atlantic county high unemployment is a big factor. >> when these casino workers came in and bought these 300, $40,500,000 houses they could afford them but when they lost their job or went from full-time to part-time they could in the make payments. >> reporter: he says there are ways to get assistance through a sheriff's office program. counselors like russell graves can help with reductions and deform on loan payments. he said last week at a resource center for casino workers, 360 people signed up. >> we have 85 percent better chance of getting people a modification and one that lasts, then if you go on your own. >> reporter: as for impact of foreclosures on the area housing market sean o'brien says foreclosures make up a small percentage of the total housing stock. home prices aren't taking too much of a hit. he says foreclosed homes listed for sale are going off the market at a good rate. >> as long as financessable an in decent conditions you can buy them at an alarming good price. >> reporter: as atlantic city's casino industry continues to face uncertainty local experts say it is hard
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to know when rate will improve but they say anyone who needs help should reach out to the county as you soon as they can. in pleasantville cleve bryan, cbs-3 "eyewitness news". tonight, new jersey state police are looking for a brazen burglar. >> we are going to show you large appliance snatched from some somebody's home. crews are preparing to implode this 16 story high rise but some neighbors are concerned, we will tell you why they are worried about what is going to be left behind, justin. conditions looking nice and quiet on storm scan three with just a few clouds but rain does make a return for weekend we will let you know when it arrives coming up, beasley. it is friday and that means friday night frenzy i'm at garnett valley high school they are taking on ridley, friday, friday football frenzy. get ready coming up.
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it gives you options based on your budget -- it's a piece of cake. i was told there would be cake. get a free quote at new at 6:00 police are searching for a man in new jersey, who stole a refrigerator from a house. take a look, suspect stole that fridge from a home on glassboro road on upper pittsgrove yesterday. he loaded it in the back of a
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pick up and drove away. if you have any information on who that man is you are asked to contact the woodstown station of the state police. philadelphia housing authority has plans to implode a high rise forcing nearby resident to leave their homes. the queen lane apartment, in germantown will be reduced to rub until a little more than 12 hours. "eyewitness news" reporter charlotte huffman has more. >> reporter: by tomorrow this 16 story building will be reduced to ruble but this is a gently populated neighborhood right across the the street, are homes and you can bet not everybody is happy bit. >> i'm not happy at all. >> reporter: robinson lives right across the street and worries what will be left behind, when the implosions dust settles. >> miasma is really bad, it is a lot of dust. i know there is asbestos over there in the building because i saw signs walking my dog. >> reporter: yes. >> this should have been gone 20 years ago. >> reporter: lisa hopkins say vacant building brought her neighborhood down and happy to see it go. >> eye sore, accumulation of
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violent, drug activity, you name it. >> reporter: when like it or not final preparations are underway, surveyors are snapping before photos... contractors are hard at work and so are residents. >> we plan on targeting the front of the house. >> reporter: amir baxter's house is steps from the site. >> my main concern is the fun days of the house. >> reporter: but city says they have got it covered. >> over the past, over a decade we have done more than 22 implosions and the city of philadelphia, vast majority of them have been in neighborhood situations just like this. >> reporter: robinson and 90 others living in the one block radius will have to evacuate by 6:00 tomorrow morning. 400 others living within a two block radius will to have stay inside with windows and doors closed. it is all part of the housing authorityes plan to replace 60 year-old high rise with 55, low-income housing units, while preserving an old burial ground in the middle of the units whiz are set to open up next fall.
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implosion happens at 7:15 tomorrow morning and air quality experts will be here to let resident necessity when it is safe to return. that could take 12 hours. in germantown, charlotte huffman for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". more than a thousand people are taking a step towards finding a cure for breast cancer. "eyewitness news" at willow grove where 1300 people began their journey to raise breast cancer awareness. many all deck out in pink will walk 60 miles to the navy yard in south philadelphia. this event in its tenth year has raised more than 54 million-dollar. well, those folks are never deterred by the weather, it doesn't matter what it is like but there is a chance justin coming up they will be a little wet. >> tomorrow afternoon, morning looks good but afternoon we will track some rain, certainly not the best day tomorrow, maybe plans to mow your lawn good excuse to let it go. but second half of the weekend does look better, kind of like tonight. check out, outside.
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get outside once news is over and enjoy this sunshine and clouds. we are looking at ben franklin bridge, beautiful conditions, temperatures still holding in the mid 70's. sunshine feeling very warm. coming off a high of 78 degrees, which is still a few degrees below average. 776 officially at philadelphia international airport. seventy-five in trenton. mount pocono at 60 degrees at this hour. capitol city, delaware 75. seventy atlantic city airport and in wildwood. compare this to yesterday we are eight to 15 degrees cooler. we have that front moving through so we got rid of the warm, humid air mass. that is gone and in the coming back anytime soon. nice and dry on storm scan three, high thin sirus clouds building in. that is sign of the developing storm system to our south and some rain out to the west, some of this moisture over carolinas will track northward and get in the delaware valley tomorrow afternoon. we will start off your saturday with clouds, cool rain develops in the afternoon could pick up a quarter inch, but not a big rain system but
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steady rain will be early to mid afternoon to the early evening hours. good news it is fast mover, out of here looking much better for second half of the weekend. split weekend, rain moves in for saturday afternoon, cool lower 07's. sunshine returns for sunday. temperatures well below average. we are seeing highs in the lower 70's, sunday afternoon. that dry trend continues into monday, large area of high pressure will keep things nice and comfortable monday afternoon temperatures in the mid to upper 70's. tracking tropics this time of the year is when we will see most activity. thinks tropical storm edward in the center of the atlantic ocean. wind at 45 miles an hour, expect to strength tone category one hurricane as it tracks north and west. but right now it stays out over opened the waters of the atlantic, could bring in higher surf by next week for jersey shore and delaware beaches. saturday morning some clouds, three day walk looks good, for start of the day but watch out for rain moving in, two or 3:00 the in the afternoon, that continues to move in the early evening hours, by
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10:00 o'clock it is off shore where we are back to sunny skies for sunday. if you are heading to the shore, tomorrow, not the best day, cloud around, afternoon showers, high temperature near 70, breezy with the wind over water. looking better on sunday, back to mostly sunny skies, near 70, that ocean the water still warm at 73 degrees. increasing clouds, cool 60 for center city, 50's for suburbs. enjoy it. saturday forecast clouds with afternoon rain, high 71 degrees. here we go with the extended forecast, we're talking about lower 70's again for second half of the weekend. monday up to 77, and tuesday some morning showers but even by the end of the next week temperatures stay cooler then average, certainly looking like fall, highs in the lower 70's. >> finally here. >> all right. >> thanks, very much justin. good afternoon everyone. just 6:19. ben franklin bridge, suffering from delays, all afternoon. really bad start to our friday.
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pretty much jammed from toll plaza from the new jersey side westbound over to the city. into philadelphia. also, taking out those right to second lanes with the on going construction. really we're taking a lot of time there on the ben franklin bridge. on the blue route the here northbound moving nicely, southbound, where we see most of the delay, backup, at mid county, heading toward route #, southbound where you'll see most of the the delays. travel times still, doing partly from the majors. fifty-nine to woodhaven a 33 minute trip. southbound still heavy on the schuylkill from the blue route to the vine street expressway heading, eastbound at 28 minute trip there. fairmount park an accident 33rd street just at girard avenue. route 15 trolley, suffering from small delays due to. that stay there
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don't believe tom corbett's tv ad. the facts speak for themselves. tom corbett cut a billion dollars from our schools. he took an ax to education. twenty-seven thousand educators were laid-off. class sizes increased. and now almost eighty percent of school districts plan to raise property taxes. tom corbett. can't trust him on education. can't trust him to be for us. breaking news tonight our sister station wcco in
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minneapolis is reporting a grand jury indicted vikings running back adrian peterson on charges of negligent injury to a child. police say that the running back told them that he had quote, whooped his four year-old son with a switch, earlier this year, and a doctor who checked out peterson's son told investigators that the boy had ten cuts on his thighs, bruce toes his lower back and buttocks and cuts on his hands. in fact, these are photos of his injuries. obtained from a craft of that police report. the injuries reportedly occurred in texas in may when peterson's son was visiting him there. when investigators questioned peterson they say he told them this was a normal spanking and not excessive but grand jury disagreed they did died the running back adrian peterson in the child abuse investigation today. don't make me get angry. >> it is friday, football frenzy we are at garnett valley high school they will
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take on ridley tonight, it is a huge challenge and competition. accounts it is lemon, and, she is battling pediatric cancer. >> wow. >> my goodness. >> wow. >> let's hear it from the coach on the rivalry. >> not everybody, gets a chance to play in the meaningful game, in september, the senior year or any year and here we have ridley coming in with her story history and great success they have had and we get a chance to play them in front of that kind of crowd with the people who are surrounded, there is nothing better, is there nothing better than what we will do tonight. >> all right. lets talk about the eagles there on monday night football against indianapolis, we want to see nick foles who played in the second half of the game, here's nick foles on the contest. >> better job stepping up, and getting involved, quicker and moving around in the pocket and just throwing the ball
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away. it is just things you learn from week to week and still every day, so one of the things we will work on, teams are always trying to get to their quarterback. >> tune in tonight for friday footballll frenzy is there more news after this time out. this is the "name your price" tool. it gives you options based on your budget -- it's a piece of cake. i was told there would be cake. get a free quote at
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a business manager. and a stickler for homework. i'm john kane running for state senate. dad says the road to a good job starts in the classroom. [ lori ] he's a great dad who sees taxes going up but schools not getting the funding they need. [ john ] so i'd put back the billion dollars corbett cut from education and make sure corporations and natural gas drillers
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paid their fair share. time to close the loopholes for the tax cheats. dad thinks a lot about education. i'm john kane and it's about time harrisburg did too.
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well, cross the country emergency responders are warning people about a drug, that can cause explosions and fires. what you need to know about this fiery danger, tonight on cbs-3 "eyewitness news" at 11:00 o'clock. well thanks so much for watching, us at 6:00 o'clock we are back at ten on the cw philly and again here on cbs-3 at 11:00. >> stay tuned for "cbs evening news". they will have the latest on
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the oscar pistorius verdict a report from south africa on >> pelley: tonight, the verdict in the oscar pistorius murder trial. >> he's found guilty of culpable homicide. >> pelley: guilty, but will the olympic runner go to prison? debora patta is in south africa. a teenager serving three life sentences for a deadly school shooting escapes from prison. michelle miller has the latest. david martin has new details of the rescue mission to save two american journalists from isis and why it failed. and steve hartman "on the road." can you believe someone once called this young man a nerd? >> i was proud of it. >> reporter: right. >> it was like a badge of honor to me. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evenin