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  • Hartford Double Homicide Suspect Captured After Wild Police Chase (Ferality Alert)

    01/02/2011 5:20:05 AM PST · by raybbr · 31 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1-2-2011 | DAVID OWENS
    HARTFORD — A suspect in a double homicide Saturday morning led about a dozen Hartford and state police vehicles on a wild chase late in the afternoon that raced over I-84 into East Hartford, doubled back through the city and ended when the suspect's car engine apparently blew out in West Hartford. Hartford police Saturday night identified the suspect as Jose Medina, 20, of West Hartford. Medina sped into the parking lot of the Prospect Shopping Plaza just off the Prospect/Oakwood exit of I-84, jumped out of the car and ran into the Rainbow clothing store, police said. Pursuing officers...
  • Town that Disney built has 1st killing since start (first homicide in 14 years!)

    12/02/2010 12:01:13 PM PST · by greatdefender · 8 replies
    AP-Yahoo! ^ | December 2, 2010 | TAMARA LUSH
    CELEBRATION, Fla. – Celebration, Disney's master-planned, picture-perfect central Florida community, has never reported a homicide in its 14-year existence — until this week. Residents of the town five miles south of Walt Disney World woke up Tuesday to the sight of yellow crime-scene tape wrapped around a condo near the Christmas-decorated downtown, where Bing Crosby croons from speakers hidden in the foliage. A 58-year-old neighbor who lived alone with his Chihuahua had been slain over the long Thanksgiving weekend, Osceola County sheriff's deputies said. The community's famous friendliness is what brought investigators to Matteo Giovanditto's body: Neighbors hadn't seen him...
  • Child dies after Tysons plunge

    11/30/2010 4:56:52 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-11-30 | Debbi Wilgoren & Martin Weil
    A Fairfax woman has been arrested and charged with throwing a toddler over the railing of a fourth-floor outdoor walkway at Tysons Corner Center Monday night, police said.
  • OH woman sentenced in skimpy Easter outfit killing

    11/10/2010 8:55:01 AM PST · by tlb · 19 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 11/10/2010 | staff
    COLUMBUS, Ohio—An Ohio woman who police say shot a relative to death amid a dispute over a skimpy Easter outfit has been sentenced to 18 years to life in prison. Forty-two-year-old Evelyn Burgess pleaded guilty in Columbus Tuesday to murder in the April 4 death of 19-year-old Danielle Pickens, a cousin. Pickens wore jeans shorts to Burgess' home for Easter dinner. Prosecutors say Burgess became upset thinking the shorts were too short and that her husband was looking at them.
  • 5 Infants Dead. Reading Pa Woman to Be Charged with Homicide

    10/25/2010 8:38:20 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 13 replies
    Associated Content ^ | Oct. 25th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Michele Kalina will be charged today with 5 counts of homicide. The Berks County District Attorney will hold a news conference this afternoon. Updates to follow.
  • ...Haiti Kidnapping Update

    10/20/2010 11:45:15 PM PDT · by Cindy · 18 replies
    SNIPPET - quote: YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report Warden Message: Haiti Kidnapping Update CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS Americas - Haiti 19 Oct 2010 The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince is issuing this Warden Message to alert U.S. citizens that with 2 recent kidnappings over the last week, the incidence of kidnappings of American citizens in Haiti has reached a total of 9 cases so far in calendar year 2010. The incidence of kidnapping in Haiti has diminished from its peak in 2006 when 60 U.S. citizens were reported kidnapped. In 2007, there were 29 reported...
  • Killer Sailor may get Vet Benefits

    10/15/2010 8:00:19 PM PDT · by Citizen X_Area 51 · 5 replies ^ | October 4, 2010 | Staff
    Twenty months ago, Navy Sailor Darren Mackie, 22, killed his ex-girlfriend, Navy Sailor Caitlin Elizabeth Trask, 20, with a single bullet to the back of the head. Her parents are still waiting for the Navy to dishonorably discharge him.
  • Seven bodies found across Tijuana in possible drug-gang violence

    10/12/2010 1:54:51 AM PDT · by South40 · 4 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2010 | Morgan Lee
    Mexican authorities have found the bodies of seven young men killed in three separate attacks across Tijuana -- a spate of violence that runs counter to what officials have described as an improving security situation. The bodies, two of them decapitated and strung from a highway overpass, were discovered within an eight-hour period between Sunday evening and early Monday morning, according to the Baja California state prosecutor’s office. Law-enforcement officials in Tijuana and Baja California and Mexico’s federal military have made some visible progress working together against drug-related violence afflicting several regions of the country. Brazen shootouts and gruesome killings...
  • Juarez Officer Shot, Killed Near US-Mexico Border(2 others wounded)

    10/07/2010 5:25:26 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies
    KFOX ^ | October 7, 2010
    Two Others Hospitalized MEXICO -- Authorities investigated a crime scene along the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday morning after shots were fired on the embankment on Mexico's side, near Paisano by Asarco. According to our partners at the El Paso Times, a Juarez traffic officer was ambushed and killed by an unknown shooter near the U.S. border. Roxana Monroyl, 33, was shot about 10:30 a.m., said Juarez city spokesman Jaime Torres. After she was shot, she called for help. Two other traffic officers arrived at the scene to assist her and were also shot, he said. Those officers were taken to a...
  • Illegal immigrant charged in West Manheim Township double fatal crash

    09/16/2010 2:18:24 PM PDT · by lightman · 11 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 16 September AD 2010 | Ted Czech
    Police say that just prior to Sunday's fatal crash in West Manheim Township, the driver of an SUV tried to pull his girlfriend out of another vehicle as they were side-by-side on the Baltimore Pike. West Manheim Police charged the driver, 18-year-old Francisco Javier Santos -- who they said is an illegal immigrant -- with homicide by vehicle while DUI in connection with the deaths of two of his passengers. Rafael Garcia, 22, and German Lopez, 24, died in the crash. Both men were believed to be migrant workers in Adams County, according to the York County Coroner's office. Santos...
  • Tempe man beaten to death after granddaughter’s wedding

    09/09/2010 10:16:38 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 81 replies ^ | 9/8/2010 | Rudabeh Shahbazi
    TEMPE, AZ - An 81-year-old Tempe man was beaten to death by teenagers while attending his granddaughter’s wedding in Virginia, in an apparently random attack. George Baker’s son Gregg Baker, whose daughter was getting married, remembers his father’s last day. “[He was] hugging his granddaughter at her wedding reception, telling her how beautiful she looked, telling her how much he loved her.” “We are strong, but it still makes me sick,” said Leslie Gahagan, the bride. “How could you do that to an old man?” Two 16-year-olds and a 13-year-old have been charged with murder. Prosecutors say they will decide...
  • Official: 72 found dead in Mexico may be migrants

    08/25/2010 10:00:26 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 25, 2010 | MARK STEVENSON and E. EDUARDO CASTILLO
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A survivor has told police that 72 people found dead at a ranch near the Mexican border with Texas were migrants kidnapped by an armed group, a federal official said Wednesday. The bodies of 58 men and 14 women were discovered Tuesday when Marines manning a checkpoint on a highway in the northern state of Tamaulipas were approached by a wounded man who said he had been attacked by gang gunmen at a nearby ranch.
  • Prosecutor to Seek Execution of Man Accused in Seattle Cop's Slaying

    09/02/2010 11:25:08 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies - SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER ^ | Last updated September 2, 2010, 10:42 | By LEVI PULKKINEN Thursday, September 2, 2010 Last updated 10:42 a.m. PT "Prosecutor to seek execution of man accused in Seattle cop's slaying" By LEVI PULKKINEN SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF SNIPPET: "Monfort, 41, stands accused of ambushing Brenton and his partner, Officer Britt Sweeney, in Seattle's Leschi neighborhood as part of what Satterberg previously described as a "one-man war against police." In addition to the deadly Oct. 31 shooting, Monfort is accused of rigging several bombs at a City of Seattle garage in an attempt to kill police and firefighters."
  • 72 bodies discovered in mass grave in Mexico’s drug-plaged north

    08/24/2010 11:00:49 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    BNO NEWS ^ | Aug. 25, 2010
    MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) – The bodies of at least 72 people were found in a mass grave near San Fernando, a town located in Mexico's Tamaulipas state, officials said. The alleged dumping ground for victims of the country's drug war was discovered after a man with a gunshot wound arrived at a military checkpoint asking for medical help, the Mexican Navy said in a statement. Army forces supported by air units went to the area where the man was attacked, sighting suspected drug hitmen who opened fire on the Marines. According to the Navy, in the clashes one soldier...
  • 19 bodies found in Mexico mine shaft

    08/24/2010 2:40:50 AM PDT · by markomalley
    UPI ^ | 8/23/2010
    HIDALGO, Mexico, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- At least 19 decaying bodies were found in abandoned mine shafts near Hidalgo, Mexico, police said Monday. Police had made several arrests in connection with the slayings, which may have taken place a year ago or longer, Metro Mexico City reported. Those killed were believed to have been victims of the Los Zetas gang, the newspaper said. Another newspaper, El Sol de Mexico, reported seven bodies had been recovered from two mine shafts in Pachuca and Mineral del Chico. While the bodies were in an advanced state of decomposition, it appeared the victims had...
  • Headless, mutilated bodies hung from Mexico bridge

    08/22/2010 2:11:35 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 75 replies · 1+ views
    The bodies of the four young men were discovered early on Sunday, hung upside down by their feet from a bridge near a wealthy area of Cuernavaca, a leafy city about an hour outside Mexico City, where many of the nation's elite own homes. The victims' genitals, index fingers and heads had been cut off, according to a statement from the attorney general's office in Morelos state, which includes Cuernavaca. Their heads and genitals were found nearby, along with a handmade sign, the statement said. "This will happen to everyone that helps the traitor Edgar Valdes," the placard read, referring...
  • Mexico: Hunting party of 8 killed in Oaxaca state

    08/16/2010 12:58:32 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 27 replies
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Aug. 16, 2010 | IXTLI MARTINEZ
    OAXACA, Mexico — Unidentified gunmen shot eight men to death and piled their bodies in a pickup truck in the southern state of Oaxaca, Mexican authorities reported Monday after a weekend in which at least 19 people were slain nationwide. The victims were apparently on a hunting trip in rural Oaxaca near the Gulf coast when they were attacked. The state prosecutors' office said they were shot in the head and found Sunday, and one was 15 years old. The motive is under investigation, but the region has been wracked by drug violence, land disputes and other feuds.
  • ICE Removes Man After Investigating A Terroristic Threat on Metro in January

    08/07/2010 4:31:40 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 1+ views - News Release ^ | August 6, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: August 06, 2010 ICE removes man after investigating a terroristic threat on Metro in January Convicted murder who escaped from jail abroad returned to Panamanian law enforcement WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Panama man convicted of murder in his native country was returned Thursday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Juan Alberto Barrera-Candelaria, 36, illegally entered the United States in 2008 after he escaped from a Panama detention center where he was being held to serve a more than 13 year sentence for murder. In January 2010, ICE special agents assigned to the FBI's...
  • Mexico: 28,000 Killed in Drug Violence since 2006

    08/03/2010 11:53:54 PM PDT · by floridavoter2 · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 3, 2010 | Unknown
    MEXICO CITY – President Felipe Calderon said he would consider a debate on legalizing drugs Tuesday as his government announced that more than 28,000 people have been killed in drug violence since he launched a crackdown against cartels in 2006.
  • Illegal Immigrant Who Killed Nun In Accident Was Released By Feds

    08/02/2010 3:53:04 PM PDT · by khnyny · 50 replies · 18+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 2, 2010 | Stephen Dinan
    The man suspected of drunken driving and killing a Catholic nun in Prince William County this weekend is an illegal immigrant who was awaiting deportation and who federal immigration authorities had released pending further proceedings, police said Monday. The man, Carlos Montano, a county resident, had been arrested by police twice before on drunk-driving charges, and on at least one of those occasions county police reported him to federal authorities. "We have determined that he is in the country illegally. He has been arrested by Prince William County Police in the past," said Officer Jonathan Perok, a police spokesman, who...