A Stolen Poodle And A Chef Mowed Down: A Man's Alleged Philly Crime Spree Ends In Murder Charges

Philadelphia Man Pleads Guilty After Drug-Fueled Joyride Killed Person
Source: Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office; Unsplash

Welton pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in exchange for dropping the first-degree murder charge.

Apr. 20 2022, Published 1:04 p.m. ET

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A stolen poodle, a chef mowed down and car thefts were all a part of man’s alleged crime spree in Philadelphia. Now, the suspect faces a host of charges.

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On July 27, Kareem Welton, 41, went on a crime spree that started with him trying to rob a hospital’s public safety officer of her bike, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.

Welton then went to a nearby area, where he stole a Chevrolet Malibu, prosecutors said. He then stole Legend, a 5-year-old Maltese Poodle mix.

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Welton drove down Broad Street in Philadelphia, where he hit a motorcycle and injured two people, prosecutors said.

The suspect then drove on the sidewalk and hit and injured one person. He also hit and killed Adriana Moreno-Sanchez, according to prosecutors. Welton stole her chef’s jacket and abandoned the car.

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He then went down the street and tried to rob a car. He was unsuccessful until he went down another street and robbed another car.

Welton got behind the wheel and then hit, and severely injured, a jogger, according to prosecutors.

The spree ended with an arrest, prosecutors.

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Welton was arraigned this week on a host of charges, including first-degree murder. He has been held in jail on $2 million bond since his July arrest.

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Source: Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office; Unsplash

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