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Police Charge "Career Criminal" for Vicious Upper Darby Attack

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    Police Charge "Career Criminal" for Vicious Upper Darby Attack
    Upper Darby Police
    According to Police this man viciously attacked an Upper Darby couple.

    Police have found the man they say attacked a man and his wife in their Upper Darby home last month.

    The couple lived on the 100 block of Copley Road.

    Jermaine Burgess beat the 60 the year-old man and his 58 year-old wife with a hammer and chisel while they were sleeping, say police.

    The attacker then tied the two victims up with electrical cord and sexually assaulted the wife.

    The husband did not survive the attack.

    The husband was a devout Catholic and activist in the Vietnamese community. He was pronounced dead on his porch from blunt-force trauma Nov. 10.

    Burgess is charged with the man's murder, assault on his wife, robbery and a slew of related charges.

    Police used DNA to find Burgess, who was already being detained in Philly where he's accused of running from police after allegedly  carjacking two women.

    Police are calling Burgess a career criminal.

    He has been in and out of prison since the 80’s.

    Officials say the attack on the couple was random.

    Burgess allegedly confessed to the October murder of 81-year-old Marie Ott in Ridley Park, Pa., sources told NBC10.

    Burgess is also being investigated in connection to the beating death of 80 year-old Jane Morgan