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    PA - Eraina Merritt, 47, brutally murdered, Olney, 24 March 2010

    Eraina Merritt the mother of four children died in Einstein Hospital in Philadelphia. Ms. Merritt was found outside in the back of a deli when workers went to put out the trash. They were stunned as a man was kicking and punching the naked Merritt who was rolled in a fetal position.

    This poor woman was so badly beaten her own sister did not recognize her. The deli has video of this murderer. The video is at link as the family of Ms. Merritt has asked for help in identifying him.

    May Eraina rest in peace. I am so sorry you had to endure such a thing dear woman. May you rest with the angels and your loved ones who have passed.
    http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news.../89580312.html

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    The unidentified suspect was caught on surveillance video inside the store a mere 20 minutes before the attack, authorities said.

    He is described as a black male in his 20s. He is believed to be 6 ft. tall and has a heavy-set build. Cameras also showed him wearing jeans, Timberland boots and a black AERO hooded sweatshirt that was left at the scene.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36090819...iladelphia_pa/
    JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.

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    Investigators say the suspect is known to frequent the area and the deli's surveillance video showed him inside the store at least three times the day of the attack.
    http://cbs3.com/topstories/Olney.Nor...2.1592946.html

    There is an RSO that lives 5 miles away that I think resembles the suspect.
    http://www.pameganslaw.state.pa.us/O...DED4JNEKNFE4Ua
    Last edited by not_my_kids; 04-01-2010 at 06:22 AM.
    JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.

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    I wonder if LE can get any DNA from the sweatshirt left at the scene? This guy probably has a criminal record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzybeth View Post
    I wonder if LE can get any DNA from the sweatshirt left at the scene? This guy probably has a criminal record.
    No doubt, but if he's not a RSO Philly wouldn't have his DNA.

    This is an extremely busy area. Someone has to know who he is.

    Thank you ladies for your help.

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    Don't they get dna samples from other criminals who have felony convictions?

    That poor poor woman, my prayers go out to her family.

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    Boyfriends and girlfriends are not Babysitters.
    Just because you want to be with somebody does not mean they will take care of your children.

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    Our 11:00 news said they have the guy. They actually named him. I can't find a link though.

    Just to be sure I haven't totally lost my mind I double checked and asked my mom "Didn't they give that murderers name?" They did.

    Again thank you all for caring about Eraina. I'll post when a link comes up.

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    Here's a link. I haven't read it yet: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/dncrime/ This article says they have the POI, but his name was not released.

    Salem
    Last edited by Salem; 04-02-2010 at 12:59 AM.

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    Two possibles: Crowley and Dill at the Megan's website. I searched zip code 19120 for Olney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    Two possibles: Crowley and Dill at the Megan's website. I searched zip code 19120 for Olney.

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    Thanks, Salem.

    It's Sharod Graham. He had past dealing with the police, but they are not specifying. He's from 6000 Callowhill which isn't Olney. Good lookout though.

    Eraina Merritt didn't know Graham. Somehow they ended up in that alley police say. He's only 21! Eraina Merritt was beaten so savagely it took over a day to identify her. Her own family didn't even recognize her in that hospital. Kudos to our LE for getting this obviously violent, violent man off the streets.



    http://www.philly.com/inquirer/break...r_of_four.html

    Nope. He's not on a registry. He was probably visiting someone in Olney from where he came from in West Philly.
    Last edited by Filly; 04-02-2010 at 07:02 PM.


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    I'm glad they released his name and I hope his picture is floated all over the world so everyone will know what a POS he is.

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    June 2010:

    Sharod Graham, a former high school track star who was once declared a hero for helping to save an elderly woman from her burning home, was ordered yesterday to stand trial for murder
    http://articles.philly.com/2010-06-0...minary-hearing

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    PA - Sharod T Graham - Sentenced to Life Without Parole

    Sharod T Graham - Sentenced to Life Without Parole

    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...R-0007197-2010 :

    See Page 10 of 14

    https://vinelink.com/#/searchResults :

    Excerpts:


    Graham, Sharod T.
    Custody Status: In Custody
    Age: 27
    Location: SCI Forest
    Race: African American
    Date of Birth: 07/12/1988




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    PA - Sharod T Graham - Sentenced to Life Without Parole

    Sharod T Graham - Sentenced to Life Without Parole
    https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/Docket...R-0007197-2010 :

    See Page 10 of 14

    https://vinelink.com/#/searchResults :

    Excerpts:


    Graham, Sharod T.
    Custody Status: In Custody
    Age: 27
    Location: SCI Forest
    Race: African American
    Date of Birth: 07/12/1988




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