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Philadelphia City Hall 6th Floor Courtrooms Saw Many Infamous Trials

The sixth floor courtrooms here saw many exciting trials. In 1895, there was the trial of Herman Mudgett, aka serial killer H.H. Holmes, in Room 676. In Room 650 in 1929, "Scarface" Al Capone pled guilty to a concealed weapons charge. In 1934, "Slick" Willie Sutton was sentenced in a City Hall courtroom. For escaping prison, he was tried in Room 653. Killer and torturer Gary Heidnik was tried in Room 653, as well as murderer Elmo Smith and Joey Coyle, who found $1 million in the street and spent it. This information is from the Phila. Inquirer, 2/25/19, at pp. B1, B5.

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Location Name: Philadelphia City Hall
Unit #: 6th Floor
Location: 1400 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107, United States
Listing Category: Court Cases, Opinions, Decisions, Crimes & Criminals (real and alleged), Government, Politics, News
Virtual / Real: Virtual
Created Date: 03-15-2019

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