Judge rejects attorney’s bid to silence relatives of South Philly teens fatally shot in 2017

By Chris Palmer |

The judge overseeing the upcoming murder trial of Brandon Olivieri, an 18-year-old accused of killing two 16-year-old boys in South Philadelphia in 2017, rejected a request Wednesday from Olivieri’s attorney to ban relatives of the slain teens from commenting on the case on social media.

Robert Mozenter, Olivieri’s attorney, told Common Pleas Court Judge Barbara A. McDermott during a pretrial hearing that supporters of victim Salvatore DiNubile had been posting threats online and casting aspersions about the defendant, the court system, and even the District Attorney’s Office. One posting cited by the lawyer claimed Olivieri’s supporters have been threatened by DiNubile’s friends and treated “with disregard and disdain” by prosecutors.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.