Land­lord charged with mur­der

An­thana­sia E. Mon­crief al­legedly fa­tally shot her ten­ant, Richard Spadel, in dis­pute over rent

The Review - - Front Page - By Thomas Celona tcelona@21st-cen­tu­ry­ @thoma­scelona on Twit­ter

MANAYUNK >> A Manayunk land­lord has been ac­cused of fa­tally shoot­ing her ten­ant dur­ing a dis­pute over money this week­end.

Richard Spadel, 32, died early Satur­day morn­ing in a res­i­dence on the 4300 block of Boone Street in Manayunk af­ter al­legedly be­ing shot by his land­lord, ac­cord­ing to Philadel­phia po­lice.

An­thana­sia E. Mon­crief, 28, has been charged with mur­der and pos­ses­sion of an in­stru­ment of crime with in­tent, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments.

Mon­crief was Spadel’s land- lord, with both liv­ing in the Boone Street house, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

The two got into an dis­pute over rent, with the ar­gu­ment cul­mi­nat­ing in Mon­crief al­legedly shoot­ing Spadel in his up­per right back, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

The in­ci­dent took place at ap­prox­i­mately 2:41 a.m. Satur­day, po­lice said.

Bail was de­nied at Mon­crief’s pre­lim­i­nary ar­raign­ment Satur­day night, and she is be­ing held at River­side Cor­rec­tional Fa­cil­ity, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments.

Mon­crief’s pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing is sched­uled for Feb. 8, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments.

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