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 […]

EARLY WORD: Sabina Tribute At Liberty Lands

1200 block of North 4th, 11:05 AM 6/4/10 by JEFF FUSCO DAILY NEWS: Tomorrow, O’Donnell’s former boss, Tommy Updegrove, will help organize a memorial service for her rather than “a boring old funeral service. She would have hated it. This is what she would have loved. Expect beauty, music, laughs, tears and a lot of love.” O’Donnell’s friends and family plan to gather at 3 p.m. on a neighborhood spot that O’Donnell loved, Liberty Lands on 3rd Street between Brown and Poplar. MORE INQUIRER: The service will run from 3 to 7 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring live or […]