Piazza at Schmidts Murder to Head to Jury

Plus: Hershey's chairman resigns from all boards, police are still hunting a suspected baby-killer from Jersey, the KOP mall is expanding, and more of what the city is talking about today

Piazza at Schmidts Murder Heads to Jury. Today will see the final closing argument from a third defense attorney and a prosecutor before the case is handed over to the jury. Three men are standing trial for the alleged execution-style killing of Rian Thal and Timothy Gilmore in 2009. Four other suspects have already plead guilty to their involvement and a final alleged assailant, arrested a year after the others, will be tried later. [Inquirer]

Hershey Chairman Resigns From All Boards. LeRoy S. Zimmerman is stepping down from the boards for the Hershey Trust Co., the Board of Managers of the Hershey School, Hershey Entertainment & Resort Co. and the M.S. Hershey Foundation. The move comes as the state’s attorney general has begun an investigation into Zimmerman’s oversight and allocation of funds. [Inquirer]

Police Hunt for Jersey Baby’s Killer. A little girl was buried in New Jersey yesterday. The girl’s father allegedly left her for dead in a creek and has been on the run from police since. He is a featured case on the “America’s Most Wanted” website. [FOX 29]

King of Prussia Mall Expansion Plans. Ya know what KOP needs? More stores. Just months after acquiring a majority share in the King of Prussia mall, Simon Property Group Inc. will announce a project that adds new retail stores and restaurants (possibly from elite Philadelphia restaurateurs) in a wing connecting the Court and the Plaza. [Inquirer]

Three Fourth Graders Charged With Attempted Rape. Three Bryant Elementary School fourth graders turned themselves into police yesterday after they had been charged with the attempted rape of a classmate. It is alleged that the three boys tried to rape their male classmate in a bathroom in October. [6 ABC]

Shannon Sharpe Thinks DeSean Jackson is a Chicken. Sunday afternoon wasn’t DeSean Jackson’s—or his team’s—greatest performance. And after his best Ricky Watters/Todd Pinkston impression on a pass in the end zone, Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe called him a chicken on Twitter. At least he didn’t respond, “For who? For what?” in the post-game press conference. [FOX 29]

Thieves Steal Wheelchair From South Philly Kid. A young boy with a genetic disorder is now without his wheelchair after thieves swiped the chair and his mother’s debit card from her car. [6 ABC]