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  • International manhunt for ex-lover of murdered British millionaire Andrew Bush

    04/07/2014 7:58:51 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | April 7,2014 | Miranda Prynne in Costa del Sol, and Claire Carter
    British millionaire allegedly shot in the head by his ex-lover who may have laid in wait for him and his current girlfriend at their Spanish mansion for days An international manhunt has been launched for the ex-girlfriend of a British millionaire after he was found shot dead at his Spanish villa. Police are understood to be seeking Mayka Marica Kukocova, a former girlfriend of Andrew Bush, 48, after the jeweller's body was discovered at the luxury property in the Costa del Sol on Saturday. Detectives are talking to authorities in Morocco and Portugal amid suspicions that whoever killed Mr Bush...
  • Man executed with controversial drug despite lawyer's appeal

    04/03/2014 9:33:01 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 75 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 3 April 2014 | By Associated Press
    A serial killer was put to death Thursday in Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his lawyers' demand that the state release information about where it gets its lethal injection drug. Tommy Lynn Sells, 49, was the first inmate to be injected with a dose of newly replenished pentobarbital that Texas prison officials obtained to replace an expired supply of the powerful sedative. Sells declined to give a statement. As the drug began flowing into his arms inside the death chamber in Huntsville, Sells took a few breaths, his eyes closed and he began to snore. After less than...
  • Texas set to execute aspiring rapper for murdering studio manager

    03/19/2014 10:16:06 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 87 replies
    MSN News/Reuters ^ | March 19, 2014 | Reuters
    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas is set to execute on Wednesday an aspiring rap musician who was convicted of slitting the throat and stabbing to death a music studio owner in San Antonio so that he could rob him of equipment.
  • U.S. government: Americans are 'killer zombies'

    03/18/2014 6:11:28 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 20 replies
    WND ^ | March 18,2014 | Steve Peacock
    A bloodthirsty zombie version of the Uncle Sam character bites the neck of a foreign man in a promotional video the Obama administration is using to catch the attention of Pakistani youth. Voice of America, through a local cable company, currently distributes “Zindagi 360,” a program VOA uses to target young adults in Pakistan, but the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors is setting its sights higher. BBG now is aiming for a Pakistan-wide broadcast of the show, which “focuses on topics that resonate with young people in Pakistan,” such as music and “life in America.” The topics apparently include the...
  • Jodi Arias Defense Attorneys Request Two Heavily-Covered Events Stay Out of the Courtroom

    02/24/2014 11:23:50 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 2 replies
    HEADLINES & GLOBAL NEWS ^ | Feb 21, 2014 02:46 PM EST | Maxine Wally
    "Jodi Arias' defense team is trying hard to keep two heavily-covered events out of the Maricopa County Superior Courtroom. Lawyers have filed two motions with the court as of Feb. 13, requesting Judge Sherry Stephens prevent the retrial jury from hearing about Jodi Arias' attempt to switch out her attorney and claims that Arias wanted to kill prosecutor Juan Martinez."
  • Mass killer threatens hunger strike, wants new PlayStation (Norway)

    02/18/2014 4:47:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/18/14
    STAVANGER, Norway — Convicted Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has threatened to go on a hunger strike unless he gets access to better video games, a sofa and a larger gym. In a letter sent to The Associated Press and other media, Breivik writes that the hunger strike would continue until his demands are met or he dies. Breivik’s lawyer Tord Jordet confirmed Tuesday that the letter was authentic and said his client was waiting for a response from prison authorities on 12 demands before deciding whether to begin a hunger strike sometime during the next eight weeks.
  • Jodi Arias: Her $2.1 million legal bill paid by taxpayers

    01/29/2014 10:58:41 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 28, 2014 | Brian Skoloff
    Jodi Arias was convicted of murder, but still awaits a sentence. So far, Arizona taxpayers have covered $2.1 million in legal fees for the Jodi Arias legal team and other costs associated with her case.
  • Mother Charged With Murder in Deaths of Children

    01/18/2014 10:11:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 36 replies
    NBC ^ | NBC
    Detectives in Montgomery County, Md., have charged a mother with the deaths of her two children. Police charged Zakieya Latrice Avery, 28, of Germantown, with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder. She is currently being held without bond. The deceased children are identified as Norell N. Harris, 1, and Zyana Z. Harris, 2. The other two children are still hospitalized. They are identified as Taniya Harris, 5, and Martello Harris, 8. Police were called to the 19000 block of Cherry Bend Drive Friday morning and discovered the victims. Avery attempted to run from officers,...
  • Amanda Knox: I will become a 'fugitive' if re-convicted for murder

    01/10/2014 9:50:27 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 34 replies
    Today News ^ | January 10, 2014 | Scott Stump
    "Amanda Knox has reportedly told an Italian newspaper that if she is again convicted of murder, she will become a fugitive rather than return to an Italian prison."
  • Florida man on death row for 40 years executed (Askari Abdullah Muhammad)

    01/07/2014 5:11:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/07/14 | Bill Cotterell
    **SNIP** Askari Abdullah Muhammad, 62, who was known as Thomas Knight when he killed his former employer and his wife in 1974, was pronounced dead at 6:45 p.m. EDT (2345 GMT) from a lethal injection, said Misty Cash, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Corrections. **SNIP** Muhammad was sentenced to death for the 1974 murders of Sydney and Lillian Gans in Miami. Muhammad had previously worked for Gans at a paper bag company, and abducted him from a parking lot with a rifle, forcing Gans to drive home and get his wife before making them withdraw $50,000 from a...
  • Don't mourn for Mandela - man 'wasn't the saintly character portrayed by Morgan Freeman'

    12/06/2013 2:11:00 PM PST · by Dave346 · 45 replies
    WND ^ | 12/5/13 | Joseph Farah
    The whole world, pretty much, is mourning for Nelson Mandela today. But most are not mourning for the real Mandela. They are, in fact, mourning for the myth of Mandela. But don’t believe me. I’ve never been to South Africa – not during Apartheid and not after. Instead, listen to Sonia Hruska. She was an early supporter of Mandela and worked in his administration. “After about six years,” Hruska said, “I realized something serious is wrong; the communist elements are taking over, it’s not what we were promised.” What did she see that the rest of the world missed? “As...
  • ....Murdered girl's family sues juvenile killer's parents

    10/02/2013 12:00:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    FULL TITLE: 'If you're going to raise a murderer, you're going to take responsibility:' Murdered girl's family sues juvenile killer's parents The father of a 12-year-old girl killed by a teenage boy has filed a lawsuit against the boy's parents for negligence. Anthony Pasquale filed the lawsuit against the parents of his daughter Autumn's murderer, Justin Robinson, in Gloucester County Superior Court on September 23, according to NJ.com. 'If you're going to raise a murderer, you're going to take responsibility for it,' said Kathleen Bonczyk, Anthony Pasquale's attorney for the civil complaint. Pasquale claims in the lawsuit that Robinson's parents,...
  • eattle's Green River killer confesses to slaying nearly DOUBLE the 49 women......

    09/18/2013 5:07:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    FULL TITLE: Seattle's Green River killer confesses to slaying nearly DOUBLE the 49 women he's convicted of killing in first ever interview A Seattle-area truck painter who was unmasked as the Green River serial killer has claimed he murdered up to 80 women over two decades - nearly double the number he was convicted of killing. Gary Ridgway is currently serving 49 consecutive life sentences in a Washington state prison. But in a series of interviews conducted over the past five months, he is now claiming there are significantly more victims and he says he is coming clean to help...
  • NFLPA files grievance on behalf of Hernandez (Patriots owe perp $82K for workout bonus)

    08/27/2013 2:35:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance to help former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez collect an $82,000 workout bonus. The union says it has a responsibility to protect the rights in the collective bargaining agreement for all players. Hernandez's contract provides for him to receive that amount if he participated in the team's workouts from April to June.
  • Lawmakers move to stop Fort Hood shooting suspect Nidal Hasan’s pay

    07/24/2013 2:21:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/24/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Congressional members have introduced a bill to halt the pay of shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Hasan, who’s facing numerous murder counts for his admitted 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. Maj. Hasan has been drawing his regular Army salary while the trial goes forth, to the tune of about $300,000 so far, ABC reported. Current law lets the military suspend pay of civilian workers, but not those who are on official active service, ABC said.
  • OJ Simpson 'has only THREE MONTHS to live because of an extreme case of diabetes'

    07/19/2013 1:54:19 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 81 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 17, 2013
    <p>OJ Simpson has only three months to live as a result of his extreme case of diabetes and unhealthy lifestyle behind bars.</p> <p>The combination of 'sky high' blood pressure, a vastly expanding waistline and a lack of physical activity as he serves a 33-year prison sentence have doctors concerned about his health.</p>
  • The Silence of The Lambs

    05/04/2013 8:08:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Kermit Gosnell. If you don't recognize the name, that's understandable. His trial in Philadelphia -- on multiple counts of murder -- has been covered extensively by the local papers. But beyond that, it's as though a news blackout had been declared on the major networks and newspapers of the mainstream denomination. Some things must not be mentioned in those quarters, at least no more than in passing. One of them, it seems, is the grisly case of Dr. Gosnell, whose murder trial upsets too many myths about abortion, the one American institution the Progressive establishment never challenges. Those of us...
  • NYT Ignores Leftist Website Connection to FRC Shooter, Yet Suggested Palin Map Inspired Jared

    02/07/2013 8:59:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/7/2013 | Clay Waters
    Floyd Corkins Jr. pleaded guilty on Wednesday to wounding a security guard at the Washington headquarters of the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian lobbying group fighting against gay marriage, on August 15 last year. Corkins was carrying 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches at the time – the restaurant chain noteworthy for its public, Christian-based opposition to gay marriage – and intended to rub the sandwiches in his victims´ faces. The New York Times made do with a brief from Reuters that did not mention a vital angle
  • Bill Gates and Eugenics: The world needs fewer people

    12/29/2012 3:18:25 PM PST · by lowbridge · 94 replies
    Gates: Software billionaire Bill Gates, who previously has advocated the reduction of the human population through the use of vaccines, and his wife Melinda marked the 100th year since the First International Eugenics Congress in London with a “family planning” summit with abortionists and the United Nations. The July 11 event, co-hosted by the United Kingdom Department for International Development, included organizations such as Planned Parenthood, Marie Stopes International and the U.N. Populations Fund, as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Critics pointed out the summit was held 100 years after the July 1912 eugenics conference led by...
  • Argentine judge stops woman wedding twin sister's killer

    12/23/2012 10:01:36 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    news.com,au ^ | December 23, 2012
    <p>AN ARGENTINE judge has blocked planned nuptials between a 22-year-old woman and her twin sister's convicted killer. Edith Casas insists Victor Cingolani did not murder her sister Johana Casas, a fashion model. He is serving a 13-year prison sentence in southern Santa Cruz province for her murder in 2010.</p>
  • Tips, clues helping FBI unravel mystery of dead Alaska serial killer

    12/05/2012 5:08:30 PM PST · by Alaska Wolf · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 4, 2012 | Yereth Rosen
    (Reuters) - Authorities in Alaska said on Tuesday they were examining tips from across the United States as they piece together the decade-long travels of a confessed serial killer who committed suicide over the weekend while awaiting trial for the abduction and murder of an Anchorage teenage woman. Officials say Israel Keyes confessed to kidnapping and killing 18-year-old Samantha Koenig, who vanished in February from the coffee stand where she worked, a Vermont couple and up to five other people before killing himself. Now a toll-free tip line established by the FBI is bringing in clues about other possible victims...
  • Editorial: Obamacare, the ultimate job killer

    11/24/2012 3:17:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Editorial: Obamacare, the ultimate job killerPublished on November 24, 2012 **SNIP** Total: ~6,000+ jobs Of course, the latest is causing quite a stir. Hostess, maker of the ever-love Twinkie, is closing their doors and letting 18,500 employees go. This has hit America’s obese population like a sugar brick. Unfortunately, they have no one to blame but themselves and their votes. While the headlines read that labor negations are to blame, the bigger story is an uncertain economy and new taxation. Part of the increased labor cost is Obamacare, and as a result the union was asked to reduce benefits and/or...
  • Amy Bishop wants to be tried in brother’s death

    10/02/2012 7:28:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 2, 2012
    BOSTON -- The former University of Alabama professor sentenced to life in prison last week in a shooting rampage that killed three of her colleagues wants to go on trial in the 1986 death of her brother in Massachusetts.
  • JJ on PBS "Jefferson Davis Democrats became Goldwater Republicans

    09/05/2012 7:41:25 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 42 replies
    Human Events ^ | John Gizzi  
    Separately, Jackson cited “a ‘New South’ that has been created largely by the civil rights marches and then by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which President Johnson got passed through Congress in 1965.” One far-reaching effect of the Voting Rights Act, said Jackson, “is that politics have changed in the South. Jefferson Davis Democrats became Goldwater Republicans and the Lincoln Republicans became Johnson Democrats.” Both Jackson and Metcalf agreed that a winning tactic on the part of the new Democratic coalition they envision is full-scale combat with the tea party conservatives and their agenda to cut government. “45 percent...
  • The Colorado Killer

    08/06/2012 10:58:39 AM PDT · by AMP1 · 10 replies
    AmpersanArchist.com ^ | 2012-08-05 | AmpersanArchist1
    As an interested observer of pop, social and political culture, I must confess to a fantasy I’ve had for quite a while. Don’t worry, you won’t be embarrassed. It’s nothing personal. I don’t watch TV anymore; so I don’t see TV news often. I do however; see Hannity and Greta on Wednesday nights, on the west coast, while working out in the gym. That’s about it. Instead, I listen to talk radio in the car and on my computer, so I am aware of current issues and I read many news sources and read blogs. I fantasize that when the...
  • Description of a mass murderer: "super nice kid," "kinda quiet" and "really smart."

    07/21/2012 2:39:17 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 41 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 7/21/2012 | Moneyrunner
    "super nice kid," "kinda quiet" and "really smart." This is how Holmes is described by a classmate to the LA Times. Reading an essay by Dan Miller Enlightened self-interest and international relations about Bertrand Russell somehow made me think about James Holmes the “Spiderman Killer.” We know so little about what motivates people, but we think we know so much. It’s called projection. We assume that there are universal aspirations and that they match our own. That error is the cause of both personal and global tragedy. On a personal level people assume that if we love someone that love...
  • Fort Hood suspect's lawyers discuss jury screening [Major Nidal Hasan]

    07/06/2012 5:25:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies
    Defense Lawyers are trying corrupt the trail process.
  • Authorities believe they have found dead body of doctor wanted in ECMC shooting

    06/15/2012 8:58:21 AM PDT · by Tarantulas · 18 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | June 15, 2012 | Dan Herbeck and Lou Michel
    A body was found this morning in the thick brush near the Hamburg home of Dr. Timothy Jorden, the trauma surgeon named as a person of interest in Wednesday's shooting of Jacqueline Wisniewski in Erie County Medical Center, law enforcement officials said. "We believe it is him," a source said. The body was found in a ravine off a footpath along 18 Mile Creek, dead of an apparent gunshot wound. A source close to the case said U.S. Marshals, state police and other police officials have been searching a wooded area near his home for past two days. State Police...
  • Highway to hell: Serial killer being hunted after FORTY young women vanish on same remote...

    06/15/2012 8:30:01 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    Mirror ^ | 6/15/12
    This 837-mile route, known simply as The Highway of Tears, strikes terror into the hearts of millionsWITH its breathtaking lake views and snowy mountain backdrop, Canada’s Highway 16 is one of the world’s most picturesque roads. But this 837-mile route through British Columbia strikes terror into the hearts of millions after a spate of unsolved murders. To them it is known simply as The Highway of Tears – the hunting ground of a prolific serial killer. The only hint that it is any different from any other stretch of road in Canada are the Missing Person posters stapled to lampposts....
  • White Killer Whale Spotted—Only One in the World?

    04/28/2012 2:24:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    National Geographic ^ | April 25, 2012 | Christine Dell'Amore
    The headline-grabbing all-white adult killer whale spotted off Russia this month may well be one of a kind. But the sighting may not be the first time he's been caught on camera. Scientists were studying acoustic and social interactions among whales and dolphins off the North Pacific's Commander Islands (map) when the team noticed a six-foot-tall (nearly two-meter-tall) white dorsal fin jutting above the waves—hence the whale's new name: Iceberg. "The reaction from the team for the encounter, which happened on an ordinary day for spotting and photographing the whales, was one of surprise and elation," researcher Erich Hoyt said...
  • S.F. bicyclist involved in fatal collision discusses incident online

    04/06/2012 12:34:21 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 49 replies
    San Francisco (Liberal) Examiner ^ | April 5, 2012 | Dan Schreiber
    The San Francisco bicyclist involved in a fatal collision with a San Bruno man could face criminal charges, and his flippant early account of the tragedy may not help his case in a city where bikes, cars and pedestrians must increasingly coexist. Chris Bucchere collided in a Castro crosswalk March 29 with 71-year-old Sutchi Hui, who ultimately died Wednesday at San Francisco General Hospital. In an online missive posted just hours after the crash, Bucchere expressed little remorse for his behavior. His irreverent account focused instead on his broken helmet, his own relatively minor injuries and the police seizure of...
  • Brother of suspected Toulouse serial killer is arrested... as 300 officers continue to lay siege

    03/21/2012 9:56:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/21/12 | Peter Allen
    The older brother of the self-confessed Al Qaeda terrorist thought to have murdered seven people across south west France over the past two weeks has been arrested. Abdelkader Mera, 27, was detained by French Police this morning. It is not clear exactly when he was arrested. But it came after the 3am raid when 300 armed police dramatically swooped on his 24-year-old brother Mohammed's Toulouse home. Three officers were injured in an ensuing firefight - and he is now cornered and under siege. It also emerged today that Mohammed told news channel France 24's
  • New Details Emerge Showing George Zimmerman Wasn't Defending Himself When He Shot Trayvon Martin

    03/18/2012 4:35:27 PM PDT · by redreno · 69 replies · 5+ views
    www.thefloridanewsjournal.com ^ | Tue, 03/13/2012 - 14:00 | newdesk
    According to new details, Sanford police are being accused of altering the statements of witnesses to the incident when Trayvon Martin was shot by neighborhood crime watch captain George Zimmerman. 17 year old Trayvon Martin has been walking back from a local 7-11 with snacks for himself and his father in Sanford during the NBA All Star Game on Feb 26th, when he was following by a car being driven by George Zimmerman, who did call the police non-emergency number to report a suspicious person. According the the recordings, Zimmerman stated the person was suspicious because he was wearing a...
  • Jailed killer had dad, girlfriends cash unemployment checks

    03/04/2012 6:03:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 3/04/12
    Jailed killer had dad, girlfriends cash unemployment checksBy msnbc.com staff A convicted murderer awaiting trial in the Los Angeles County jail system had family cash $30,000 in unemployment checks, the Los Angeles Times reported. Anthony Garcia’s father and two girlfriends reportedly cashed those checks, $1,600 a month, and also deposited money in his jail account and that of other gang members. His father, Juan Garcia, 47, and girlfriends, Sandra Jaimez, 45, and Cynthia Limas, 25, were charged with unemployment fraud, the Times reported.
  • A Killer’s Conscience (Confession After 16 Years)

    01/08/2012 1:18:59 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    January 8, 2012 | Elizabeth Ridenour
    A Killer’s Conscience
  • Christmas Day massacre of 7 people, including the killer, was a MUSLIM honor killing, after all

    12/27/2011 8:42:26 PM PST · by zimfam007 · 27 replies
    http://barenakedislam.wordpress.com ^ | 12/27/2011 | barenakedislam
    Truth be told, I quickly discounted my initial reaction that Muslims might be involved because the killer was reported to be in a Santa costume. Stupid me. The ‘Santa’ who massacred his family on Christmas morning was a Muslim who was enraged that his daughter was dating a non-Muslim.
  • Lawyer For Accused Killer Levi Aron Says Inbreeding Partially To Blame For Crime

    12/23/2011 6:16:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 12/21/11
    Lawyer For Accused Killer Levi Aron Says Inbreeding Partially To Blame For CrimeDecember 21, 2011 11:59 PM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The lawyer for accused killer Levi Aron ignited controversy Wednesday with statements he made at a pre-trial hearing, suggesting inbreeding may have played a role in the gruesome crime. Defense attorney Howard Greenberg said the actions of his client, who was charged in the murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky earlier this year, could, in part, be blamed on inbreeding. “Everybody knows when blood relations have offspring there can be genetic defects,” Greenberg said, adding that “it’s something that needs...
  • Mumia Abu-Jamal: "To My Friends of OWS"

    12/20/2011 6:05:38 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 7 replies
    occupy wall street ^ | Dec. 17, 2011, 5:39 p.m. | OccupyWallSt
    My Friends of OWS, My message will have to be brief. But let not this brevity take from it, its strength. You are the central movement of the hour. You're raising questions that are in the hearts of millions. Your motto, "We are the 99%," has been heard, heeded, and responded to by millions. You can be certain that the 1% have heard you clearest of all.
  • Man locked in cellar: I never saw my gov't checks

    12/20/2011 6:05:04 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Century Link ^ | 12-20-11 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    <p>PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A mentally disabled man says he didn't see his government benefit checks for 10 years after he began living with a woman who is now charged in a widespread fraud and abuse scheme.</p> <p>Thirty-one-year-old Edwin Sanabria also testified Monday that he was once kept in a closet that was nailed shut by Linda Weston.</p>
  • John Wayne Gacy Victim Finally Identified

    11/29/2011 9:38:50 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 20 replies · 1+ views
    John Wayne Gacy Victim Finally Identified November 29, 2011 10:56 AM William George Bundy has been identified as one of John Wayne Gacy's victims. (CBS) CHICAGO (CBS) — One of the unknown victims of John Wayne Gacy has been identified, more than 30 years after his death at the hands of one of the nation’s most notorious serial killers. Using DNA technology, investigators were able to determine that William George Bundy, who was last seen on October of 1976, was killed by Gacy. The news comes after Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart launched a new effort to determine the eight...
  • Gables Cop Killer to Be Executed Wednesday

    09/27/2011 2:28:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011 | Brian Hamacher
    Manuel Valle scheduled to die of lethal injection in FloridaThe execution of a Florida man convicted of killing a Coral Gables police officer 33 years ago is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. Manuel Valle, 61, is set to be executed by lethal injection at 4 p.m. at Florida State Prison near Raiford, over eight weeks after his original execution date. Valle was convicted of fatally shooting 41-year-old Luis Pena in the neck during a traffic stop in April 1978. He was driving a stolen car when he was stopped by Pena and officer Gary Spell, who also was shot but saved...
  • Drunk Driver Strikes Two, Kills One On Poplar Street Bridge

    09/26/2011 2:43:25 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 9 replies
    KMOX ^ | September 26, 2011 | KMOX
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) -Charges are pending against an illegal alien driver who police say struck and killed a pedestrian on the Poplar Street Bridge early Sunday morning. The victim, 26 year old Daunte Simmons of St. Louis died later at a hospital and  27-year-old Elvira Secic of St. Louis was critically injured.Police report Brandon Oggun Garcia from Florissant struck a St. Louis Police patrol car downtown about 3:30 a.m. and fled onto the bridge. After hitting the couple, Garcia was stopped by Illinois State Police, and found to be intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit.Garcia also admitted...
  • 'Cross-Dressing' Jamaican Drug Lord Begs U.S. Judge for Mercy

    09/21/2011 4:02:39 PM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/21/2011 | MARK SCHONE and RICHARD ESPOSITO
    A "cross-dressing" Jamaican drug lord extradited to New York after a month-long gun battle with police that killed at least 70 people has asked for leniency in a letter that begins, "Good day to you, Sir," and cites his support of community jamborees and holiday treats for the elderly. Christopher "Dudus" Coke, leader of the Jamaica-based international criminal organization called the "Shower Posse," pleaded guilty in a Manhattan courtroom on August 31, 2011 to one count of racketeering conspiracy and one count of conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering. When Coke was arrested in...
  • 'Hit husband' introduced wife to mistress who allegedly killed her: family (Pakistani in NJ)

    08/21/2011 6:34:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/20/11 | ERIN CALABRESE, KEVIN SHEEHAN, HEATHER HADDON
    'Hit husband' introduced wife to mistress who allegedly killed her: familyBy ERIN CALABRESE, KEVIN SHEEHAN and HEATHER HADDON Last Updated: 5:38 PM, August 20, 2011 The young mom gunned down in a New Jersey street earlier this week knew the woman her husband allegedly hired to kill her, relatives of the dead woman told The Post today. Beautiful Nazish Nooranii met her husband’s mistress, Antoinette Stephen, during a Boston trip, with the philanderer going so far as to introduce the alleged hit-woman as his "fiance," according to Noorani’s sister, Lubna Choudry. Kashif Parvaiz told his wife at the time that...
  • Muhammad sentenced to life in Ark. soldier killing

    07/25/2011 12:15:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 25, 2011 | JEANNIE NUSS
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A man who confessed to shooting two soldiers outside a military recruiting station in Arkansas has pleaded guilty and received a sentence of life in prison without parole. Abdulhakim Muhammad pleaded guilty to capital murder in the middle of his trial Monday. Prosecutors took the death penalty off the table in return for Muhammad's plea.
  • Zodiac Killer's Cryptic Code and Identity that Man Claims to have CRACKED

    07/23/2011 12:29:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    A cryptic code sent by the Zodiac killer on November 8, 1969 to San Francisco Chronicle has baffled authorities for decades, until now. Now a 27-year-old man is claiming he cracked this code as well as the identity of the Zodiac killer, who murdered at least seven people in the late 60s. Corey Starliper of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, was intrigued by the case after watching a 2007 movie "Zodiac" about the killings. He claims to have spent nine hours working on cracking the code. "I found it exciting, that I was actually able to get into his head when nobody had...
  • The wrong John Wayne (Rollins appears to be Bachman's Idiot)

    06/27/2011 11:54:18 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 357 replies
    washington times ^ | 6/27 | Dinan
    Rep. Michele Bachmann kicked off her presidential campaign on Monday in Waterloo, Iowa, and in one interview surrounding the official event she promised to mimic the spirit of Waterloo's own John Wayne. The only problem, as one eagle-eyed reader notes: Waterloo's John Wayne was not the beloved movie star, but rather John Wayne Gacy, the serial killer. Mrs. Bachmann grew up in Waterloo, and used the town as the backdrop for her campaign announcement, where she told Fox News: "Well what I want them to know is just like, John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That's the kind of spirit...
  • Andrea Yates could be freed by the end of this year

    06/20/2011 4:28:53 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 185 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:31 PM on 20th June 2011 | By David Gardner
    A mother who shocked America by drowning her five children in the bathtub may be freed by the end of the year, according to her lawyer. Andrea Yates systematically murdered her children, aged between six months and seven years, at her suburban Clear Lake, Texas, home ten years ago today. She then dialled 911 and told the first police officer who arrived at the house: 'I just killed my kids.'
  • Killer heat wave enters third day

    06/08/2011 2:29:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/8/11 | James B. Kelleher and Lauren Keiper - Reuters
    CHICAGO/BOSTON (Reuters) – The heat wave baking the country's mid-section entered its third day on Wednesday with high temperatures taking a deadly toll from Milwaukee to Memphis. The hot, humid air, which the National Weather Service warned could create triple-digit heat index readings in many places, also began to spread into the northeast, where temperatures across Southern New England were expected to climb into the 90s on Wednesday and inch higher toward potentially historic numbers on Thursday, meteorologists said. In Wisconsin, a 69-year-old resident of a Milwaukee nursing home was found dead Tuesday evening after being left unattended outside for...
  • 'Killer Cucumber' Bug From Spain Hits Britain

    05/27/2011 6:33:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 41 replies
    Sky News ^ | May 27, 2011 | none stated
    Three people in Britain have been diagnosed with a lethal strain of E.Coli that has already killed five people in Germany. Almost 300 people in northern Germany are in hospital and around 500 more are being tested for the infection. Organic cucumbers from Spain are thought to be the source of the bacteria, but travellers to Germany are also being advised to avoid eating raw tomatoes and lettuce. The Robert Koch Institute, Germany's national disease centre, said 60 cases had been reported in the last 24 hours alone, and infections have also been confirmed in Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands.