Monday, February 11, 2013
After representing himself during his trial, the convicted rapist is scheduled to be sentenced in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court.
Convicted rapist Arthur Lamont Henderson is scheduled to be sentenced March 26 after a jury found him guilty of raping three women in Ross and Hopewell townships. Jurors deliberated for less than four hours before returning a verdict, ending an unusual trial in which Henderson acted as his own attorney and cross-examined his victims as well as the police officers who arrested him, according to thePittsburgh Post-Gazette. During closing arguments in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court, Henderson claimed he was framed while the prosecution said it had proven its case beyond any doubt. The Ross Township rapes were reported Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Woodhawk Club Apartments complex on Johnanna Drive and on Monday, Jan. 9, at the Cascades …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Henderson, who is representing himself, said the videos do not prove anything. He is charged with raping and robbing three women.
The prosecution in the trial of Arthur Lamont Henderson on Thursday used surveillance camera videos to show his alleged whereabouts on the day he is accused of raping a woman in Ross Township, according to local media reports. But Henderson, who is representing himself, countered that the videos do not prove anything, KDKA reports. The 39-year-old North Side man is charged with raping and robbing two women in Ross and one in Hopewell in January 2012. One video shows a man in a gray hooded sweatshirt walking down a hallway leading to a Citizens Bank ATM in Manchester where police say the man tried to use three credit cards belonging to a Ross Township woman who had just been raped, according to KDKA. Henderson cross-examined detectives and …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The assaults took place at two Ross Township apartment complexes and the home of a Hopewell woman.
Testimony began Tuesday in the trial of Arthur Lamont Henderson, who is charged with raping and robbing women in Ross and Hopewell a year ago. Among the first to testify was a Hopewell nurse, who told jurors she pleaded with Henderson not to rape her as he held a gun to her head early on the morning of Jan. 7, 2012. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported the woman testified with tears in her eyes. “I kept telling him don't do this to me. Please don't do this to me,” she said. “I knew what my eyes were seeing, but my mind was not believing it.” The woman, 50, was stoic when she took the stand and relayed to the jury what occurred, the Tribune-Review reported. She choked up when describing how Henderson raped her twice, but barely winced …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Arthur Lamont Henderson has been in the Allegheny County Jail since his arrest a year ago.
Jury selection begins Thursday in the trial of Arthur Lamont Henderson, who is charged with raping and robbing women in Ross and Hopewell a year ago. Henderson, 39, of the North Side, has been in the Allegheny County Jail since his arrest Jan. 20, 2012. The charges against Henderson stem from two 2012 attacks on Ross Township women—one reported Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Woodhawk Club Apartments complex on Johnanna Drive and the other Monday, Jan. 9, at the Cascades Apartment complex off Cemetery Lane. In both cases, women in their mid-20s were attacked early in the morning after returning from walking their dogs, police said. Hopewell Township Police also filed charges against Henderson for a sexual assault that occurred Jan. 7—the same …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Jury selection had been scheduled to begin Monday for Arthur Lamont Henderson.
A change in defense counsel has delayed the trial of a 38-year-old North Side man charged with raping and robbing two women in Ross, and another in Hopewell, in January. Arthur Lamont Henderson has been in the Allegheny County Jail on a $2.5 million bond since his Jan. 20 arrest. This trial, scheduled for Monday, has been rescheduled for Jan. 31 before Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Donna Jo McDaniel. Henderson has pleaded not guilty. The charges against Henderson stem from two attacks on Ross Township women—one reported Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Woodhawk Club Apartments complex on Johnanna Drive and the other Monday, Jan. 9, at the Cascades Apartment complex off Cemetery Lane. In both cases, the women, who are in their mid-20s, were …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The rheumatologist, who formerly practiced in Wexford, was led away in handcuffs after sentencing.
Dr. Thomas Tyma was led away from court in handcuffs this morning after a judge sentenced him to 60 days in jail, a year of house arrest and six years of probation for touching former female patients inappropriately. Common Pleas Court Judge Donna Jo McDaniel pronounced the sentence after hearing testimony from Tyma's family and three female victims. In March, McDaniel found Tyma guilty of 17 counts of indecent assault and 16 counts of harassment on women who were examined at Allegheny North Arthritis Center in Wexford, UPMC Passavant and Jameson South in New Castle, Lawrence County. Most of the women testified that he had touched their breasts inappropriately, sometimes asking if they had had a breast exam recently. Tyma's attorney, …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Seventeen women testied against the Wexford rheumatologist during the trial in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court.
After spending the morning testifying that he would never touch a patient inappropriately, Dr. Thomas Tyma was found guilty Monday of indecent assault on 17 women who were his rheumatology patients. Common Pleas Court Judge Donna Jo McDaniel found Tyma guilty of 17 counts of indecent assault and 16 counts of harassment on women who were examined at Allegheny North Arthritis Center in Wexford and Jameson South in New Castle, Lawrence County. She ordered a pre-sentencing report that includes a Mercy Behavioral Health examination before his sentencing May 24. She also ordered Tyma to have no contact with any of the victims. When McDaniel announced her decision, victims who had testified against Tyma during the trial gave short cheer in the …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
In the first two days of the trial, 17 former female patients testified that the Wexford doctor touched them inappropriately.
Two rheumatologists testifying Wednesday as expert witnesses said Dr. Thomas Tyma's exams of female patients were appropriate, but one of the experts based that opinion only on the Wexford doctor's clinical notes. When Dr. Chester Oddis was asked about descriptions in testimony from 17 former female patients who said Tyma touched their breasts and buttocks inappropriately, he said those exams were not appropriate. Tyma faces 17 indecent assault charges and 16 harassment charges, based on reports from women who were examined by Tyma at Allegheny North Arthritis Center in Wexford and Jameson South in New Castle. Tyma will take the stand Monday when the nonjury trial before Common Pleas Court Judge Donna Jo McDaniel resumes. Oddis, a …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Thirteen former patients testified Monday against Dr. Thomas Tyma.
Although the prosecution and defense were ready to proceed Tuesday morning, the second day of Dr. Thomas Tyma's nonjury trial was postponed because of scheduling issues. Common Pleas Court Judge Donna Jo McDaniel postponed the trial because she was presiding over a jury trial in a different case. Thirteen former patients of the 54-year-old rheumatologist testified Monday that he touched them inappropriately during medical exams. Four more women were scheduled to take the stand Tuesday. Tyma, who practiced at Allegheny North Arthritis Center in Wexford and Jameson South in New Castle, is charged with indecent assault and harassment. He lives in Sewickley.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Rheumatologist who practiced in Wexford faces multiple charges of indecent assault and harassment.
Thirteen former patients of a Wexford rheumatologist took the stand Monday to testify that he touched them inappropriately during medical exams. Dr. Thomas Tyma, 54, who lives in Sewickley, is on trial for 18 counts of indecent assault and harassment in a non-jury trial before Common Pleas Court Judge Donna Jo McDaniel. Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Digiovanni called 13 women to testify; more will speak Tuesday when the trial resumes at 9:30 a.m. One after another, they said Tyma fondled them when they were left alone in the examination room with him at Allegheny North Arthritis Center in Wexford or Jameson South in New Castle. The women are not identified because they are alleged victims of sexual assault. Many said they were …