Confessed Sabina Killer Changes Mind On Guilty Plea

INQUIRER: Donte Johnson, the 18-year-old who was expected to plead guilty today in the rape and murder of waitress Sabina O’Donnell, has instead hired a new lawyer to review his case.Johnson has confessed to the June killing of the 20-year-old O’Donnell, who was beaten and strangled to death in a vacant lot behind the 4th Street building where she lived with her stepfather. Police have also collected DNA evidence from the crime scene that they have said came from Johnson. […] His new attorney, Douglas Dolfman, said Friday that Johnson and his family wanted to get a “second opinion” before […]


INQUIRER: Police are searching for information about the vicious murder of a 21-year-old woman who was found naked this morning in a vacant lot in Northern Liberties. Sabina Rose O’Donnell [pictured, left], who lived with her stepfather on the 1200 block of N. 4th Street, was found by a neighbor walking a dog shortly before 10 a.m., said Philadelphia Capt. Jim Clark. No official cause of death has been determined, but there were signs of blunt force trauma to her face and body, Clark said. She apparently also was strangled. Her body was in a vacant lot off North Orianna […]