Suspects in deadly Philly crash had records, outstanding warrants


By Joseph A. Slobodzian and Michael Matza
The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — The young men, stepbrothers, had growing criminal histories and outstanding arrest warrants. Then, in less than 15 minutes, 18-year-old Donta Cradock and Ivan Rodriguez, 20, graduated from stealing a motorcycle at gunpoint to murder in a horrific car crash that stunned a Feltonville block with the split-second end of the lives of a young mother and three children.

Though separated two years ago when Cradock was sent to a juvenile facility in Pittsburgh after an armed holdup in Philadelphia for a pack of beer, they appear to have been reunited - illegally - two months ago when Cradock disappeared April 15 while home on a pass.

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