NEast Links: hit-and-run prison release, court rulings and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here.

William Hollaran was sentenced in 2004 to one to two year in prison, plus an addition three to six year for homicide after being found guilty in the Wissinoming hit-and-run accident that killed young Peter Roberto. Hollaran was supposed to serve his terms back to back, but was released early because of a clerical error. Peter’s parents are fighting to get the laws changed so that the minimum sentence is stricter, as reported when Dolores Roberto spoke to Senators Mike Stack, John C. Rafferty, and Larry Farnese at Nazareth Hospital on March 12.

Keep reading for news on a school stabbing and a ruling in the sex-for-tickets case.

A unnamed 12-year-old student at Thomas Creighton School has been charged with criminal conspiracy, aggravated assault, possession of an instrument of a crime, terroristic threats and simple assault for putting a knife to the ribs of 9-year-old David Montijo Jr. during recess. Multiple students reported that the 12-year-old had a knife, but David and his brother, Anthony Day, 10, allegedly were not taken seriously once they reported the incident to a playground aide.

Susan Finkelstein, originally from Northeast Philadelphia, has been found not guilty of prostitution, but found guilty of criminal attempt for allegedly propositioning an undercover Bensalem Township Police officer in October 2009 when he responded to her Craigslist ad that asked for World Series tickets, which was reportedly full of sexual undertones.

Our best-read story this week: Jack McCarthy resigns from Historical Society of Frankford

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