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  • Charge dismissed for mom whose 1-year-old was beaten to death by 8-year-old

    01/14/2016 7:42:29 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Birmingham News ^ | January 14, 2016 | Kent Faulk
    A judge this morning dismissed a reckless manslaughter charge against a Birmingham woman who had left her one-year-old daughter in the care of five other small children while she went out to a biker club. One of those children is now charged with intentionally killing the girl. The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office, however, could still present the case to a grand jury for possible indictment against the mother of the girl. Jefferson County District Court Judge Shelly Watkins refused to forward the reckless manslaughter charge against Katerra Lewis, 26, to a grand jury after hearing arguments from her attorney...
  • Police: Constable serving eviction order kills 12-year-old

    01/12/2016 8:41:17 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/12/16
    DUNCANNON, Pa. (AP) — A constable serving an eviction order at a central Pennsylvania apartment fired at an armed tenant but the bullet passed through the man's arm and fatally struck his 12-year-old daughter, authorities said. The constable went to the apartment near Duncannon, about 10 miles northwest of Harrisburg, at about 10 a.m. Monday to enforce a district judge's eviction order, state police said Tuesday. A man answered the door, closed it, then reopened it and exchanged words briefly with the constable, police said. He then pointed a loaded .223-caliber rifle that had been "slung and concealed along his...
  • Driver in OSU homecoming crash being held on manslaughter complaint, DA says. Drug use alleged

    10/25/2015 2:11:48 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 65 replies
    NewsOK ^ | 10/25/15 | Matt Dinger
    The driver of the car that crashed into a crowd killing four and injuring dozens at the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade Saturday is being held on manslaughter charges at the district attorney’s request. Adacia Avery Chambers, 25, was arrested on a complaint of driving under the influence after the crash Saturday morning. Payne County District Attorney Laura Austin Thomas said that Chambers is now being held on four manslaughter charges, and will likely be charged with driving under the influence of drugs. Alcohol is not thought to have been involved. Bail has not been set, Thomas said, and Chambers...
  • People v Jennifer Jorgensen (Breaking: NY Appeals Court rules a six-day-old child is not a person)

    10/22/2015 7:19:44 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 65 replies
    New York State Court of Appeals ^ | 10/22/15 | New York State Court of Appeals
    On May 30, 2008, defendant, driving eastbound on Whiskey Road in Suffolk County, entered the westbound lane and struck the vehicle of Robert and Mary Kelly head on, killing them both. At the time of the collision, defendant was 34 weeks pregnant. She was taken to a local hospital where, due to signs of fetal distress, she consented to an emergency cesarean section. Despite the best efforts of hospital personnel, the baby died six days later. An autopsy confirmed that the cause of death was due to injuries sustained in the accident.... Following deliberations, the jury returned a verdict finding...
  • Prosecutors Decline to Charge Caitlyn Jenner in Fatal Crash

    09/30/2015 12:03:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 30, 2015
    Prosecutors declined to charge Caitlyn Jenner on Wednesday in a California car crash that led to the death of another driver, saying there was not enough evidence for a conviction. Authorities said Jenner was towing an off-road vehicle on a trailer behind a Cadillac Escalade on Feb. 7 when she crashed into two cars, pushing one into oncoming traffic. Driver Kim Howe was killed when her Lexus was hit by a Hummer. "We believed from the start that a thorough and objective investigation would clear Caitlyn of any criminal wrongdoing," said Blair Berk, Jenner's attorney.
  • BOOM: Caitlyn Jenner Just Got Some Life Changing News… He Isn’t A Happy Girl

    08/21/2015 11:27:31 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 90 replies
    Sheriff’s investigators in Los Angeles plan to push for Caitlyn Jenner to be charged with manslaughter. Kim Howe, 69, lost her life last February in a car accident, which the transgender star was the cause of. In my opinion, I think no matter how popular you are or how much money you have, you aren’t above the law. In a perfect world that is how it would be, but Jenner will never see one day of the inside of any jail. Too much celebrity and fame to be put behind bars. She/he might be charged, and even convicted, but never...
  • Faulty Inspection Leads To Manslaughter Charge For Vermont Mechanic

    08/20/2015 1:07:02 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 40 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 08/18/2015 | Andrew P. Collins
    Steven Jalbert’s a mechanic at A.J.’s Sunoco in Barre, Vermont. Last year he put an inspection sticker on Donald Ibey’s 1992 Chevy Corsica. Two months later the car was involved in a crash that killed Ibey’s wife Elizabeth. As a result Jalbert’s been brought up on charges of manslaughter and reckless endangerment and could face up to 16 years in prison.It’s a messy story of the law versus common sense versus the pros and cons of lackadaisical code enforcement and I’m not sure how to feel about it.As The Burlington Free Press reports:   April 2014: 86-year-old Donald Ibey brought...
  • Abortion Doctor and Nurses Face Manslaughter Charges After Killing Irish Woman in Abortion

    06/09/2015 9:10:12 PM PDT · by kathsua · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 5, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    A British abortion practitioner and two nurses at an abortion clinic in Britain face manslaughter charges for their role in killing a woman from Ireland in a botched legal abortion. Another woman from Ireland also died in recent years after getting a legal abortion in England. The woman who traveled to England from Ireland in 2012 died following a legal abortion she obtained that resulted in a heart attack caused by “extensive internal blood loss” hours after having the abortion. The woman was 20 weeks pregnant at the time of the abortion and underscores the importance of protecting women from...
  • Suge' Knight accused of murder; lawyer says he was fleeing for his life

    01/30/2015 8:55:42 AM PST · by libstripper · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | Jan. 30, 2015 | JOSEPH SERNA, RYAN PARKER AND ANGEL JENNINGS
    Former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was fleeing for his life when he allegedly ran over two people – killing one of them – in Compton on Thursday afternoon, his attorney James Blatt says. A group of people attacked Knight and threatened to kill him and were “attempting to drag him outside of the vehicle when he made an effort to escape ... in fear for his life,” Blatt told the Los Angeles Times on Friday morning. But police have a different view. After interviewing the onetime hip-hop mogul, Los Angeles County detectives arrested him for murder.
  • Eric Gardner's Crime: Selling Illegal Cigarettes Funds Mafias and Even Muslim Terrorists...

    12/04/2014 8:32:56 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 61 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 December 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    A textbook example of unintended consequences is provided by the heavy cigarette taxes levied in some US states-- each sets its own rate, and they vary wildly: Missouri's state cigarette tax is 17 cents. It's $4.35 in New York... Thus, the ATF says the federal gub'ment loses $5 billion in tax revenue every year from the trafficking of illegal cigarettes. Worldwide, it's a $100 billion problem, and it's the No. 1 economic crime in Europe. Couldn't be any simpler: cigarettes are purchased by organized crime types in a low-tax state, who then truck them in for sale back in a...
  • Krauthammer: Decision not to indict NYPD officer 'totally incomprehensible'

    Charles Krauthammer said Wednesday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that a grand jury's decision not to indict a New York City police officer in the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who died in July after the officer placed him in a chokehold, is "totally incomprehensible." "It looks like they at least might have indicted him on something like involuntary manslaughter at the very least," Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor, said. "The guy was unarmed, and the crime was petty as they come. He was selling loose cigarettes, which in and of itself is...
  • Charges Dropped For Cop Who Fatally Shot Sleeping 7-Year-Old Girl

    12/01/2014 2:45:14 PM PST · by Raymann · 122 replies
    Counter Current News ^ | November 30, 2014 | Moreh B.D.K.
    The shooting happened just after midnight, back on May 16, 2010. A SWAT team had conducted a raid to search for a murder suspect. Weekly ended up being first through the door. There was even a film crew on hand to film for a reality show about murder investigations. Weekley says that another SWAT member had thrown a flash-bang grenade, which temporarily blinded him. That’s when he fired the shot that killed Aiyana who was asleep on the couch in the front room of the house. Doubling down on this claim, in court he actually testified that Aiyana’s grandmother had...
  • Woman, 59, dies days after being struck by bicyclist on Upper West Side

    09/22/2014 3:51:26 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 87 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 09/22/2014 | TINA MOORE
    A 59-year-old woman who was being kept alive by a ventilator after she was plowed down by a speed-demon bicyclist in a Central Park crosswalk has died, her family said Monday.
  • LAPD: Suspect Accused In Fatal Hit-And-Run Intentionally Rammed Patrol Car

    05/08/2014 1:10:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | May 8, 2014 8:47 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police said Thursday that the man accused of killing an LAPD officer did so intentionally by ramming his SUV into a patrol car in order to help a friend flee police. District Attorney Jackie Lacey and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck held news conference at 8:30 a.m. in downtown LA to discuss the charges against Mynor Enrique Valero. Valero, 20, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder, vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, two counts of assault on a police officer and one count of leaving the scene of an accident in connection to the death of Officer Roberto...
  • Chicago Police, members of Ex-Mayor Daley’s family sued for manslaughter cover up

    03/31/2014 9:03:03 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/31/14 | Doug Book
    Late on an April night in 2004, Richard Vanecko, the nephew of then Mayor Richard M. Daley, threw a single punch at David Koschman on a sidewalk in Downtown Chicago. Vanecko, Koschman and the small groups accompanying them had been drinking. An argument broke out and the blow from the 6’3″ 230lb Vanecko drove the 5’5″ 125lb Koschman to the pavement. Koschman’s head struck the cement with such force that he died 12 days later in a Chicago hospital. The police investigation didn’t begin until after David Koschman died. “[Police] didn’t conduct lineups to try to identify who threw the...
  • Woman charged with murder following texting squabble gets 7 years

    03/21/2014 4:36:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    PRINCETON — A Mercer County woman, who was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after a heated exchange of text messages led to a fatal shooting, was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in prison with credit for time served.
  • Affluenza Teen Ethan Couch Sentenced to Undetermined Amount of Rehab

    02/06/2014 5:31:12 AM PST · by Wolfie · 31 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | 02/05/14
    Affluenza Teen Ethan Couch Sentenced to Undetermined Amount of Rehab No minimum time set for treatment The Tarrant County intoxication manslaughter case involving "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch touched off more controversy Wednesday, as the teen was spared further jail time but ordered to rehab. The 16-year-old was back in court Wednesday after prosecutors requested jail time on charges related to two people who suffered injuries in the crash that killed four others last June. On Wednesday afternoon, Couch's attorney said Judge Jean Boyd ordered his client to a rehabilitation facility that would be paid for by his parents, but didn't...
  • Adult entertainer found guilty of manslaughter for helping woman get 'deadly' butt injections

    02/02/2014 4:15:20 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/01/14
    Natasha Stewart, an adult entertainer also known as Pebbelz Da Model, was found guilty of culpable negligence manslaughter for helping Karima Gordon, 37, get 'deadly' silicone injections in her buttocks. Authorities say Stewart took $200 for referring Gordon to the alleged injector, who she falsely represented as a nurse.
  • ‘A slap on the wrist’: Delaware fines abortionist $1,500 for running filthy ‘meat-market’ clinic

    01/08/2014 9:10:51 AM PST · by topher · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Wed Jan 08, 2014 04:07 EST | Ben Johnson
    DOVER, DE, January 8, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An abortionist who ran a “meat-market” style Planned Parenthood facility – singing hymns to Jesus while performing abortions with unsterilized equipment on bloody tables – has been fined $1,500 and given a letter of reprimand. The Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline decided on Tuesday to accept a consent agreement that Dr. Timothy Liveright signed in November.
  • Doctor in landmark abortion case dies of cancer

    12/30/2013 8:44:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 30, 2013 10:59 PM EST
    Dr. Kenneth Edelin, a Boston physician at the center of a landmark abortion case in the 1970s, died Monday morning in Sarasota, Florida. He was 74. Edelin’s wife, Barbara, confirmed that he died after suffering from cancer. She said that her husband was a great teacher and mentor, guiding many young doctors over his career. “He was a great advocate for the rights of women to have choice in their own reproductive freedom,” Barbara Edelin said. “Particularly for women of color and other minorities.” […] Edelin made national headlines when he was convicted of manslaughter in 1975 for performing an...
  • DA: Heroin In Baby Bottle Caused Marshfield Infant’s 2011 Death

    10/14/2013 5:15:30 AM PDT · by Prolixus · 4 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | October 11, 2013
    MARSHFIELD (CBS) – A Quincy couple has been indicted on charges in the death of their infant daughter in Marshfield two years ago. Five-month-old Mya Barry died of opiate poisoning on September 23, 2011 after drinking from a bottle containing baby formula and heroin, prosecutors said EMTs found Barry on the living room floor of the family’s apartment on Castle Green. She was described as being cold to the touch, not breathing, and her pupils were fixed and dilated. CPR was unsuccessful, and Barry died at the hospital. At the time, police say they found three grams of heroin and...
  • Charlotte police kill unarmed man who may have been running to them for help

    09/15/2013 6:51:53 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 107 replies
    CNN ^ | September 15, 2013 | Jessica King and AnneClaire Stapleton
    (CNN) -- Police in North Carolina shot and killed a man running toward them Saturday morning -- but he may have just been looking for help after a car wreck. Officers responded to a "breaking and entering" 911 call at a home in Charlotte. The homeowner told dispatchers that a man had been knocking on her door repeatedly. Police say that when they got to the scene, a man matching the caller's description ran toward them. One of the officers fired his stun gun, but it was "unsuccessful." Another officer then opened fire, police said. Jonathan Ferrell died at the...
  • WA:Spokane homeowner who shot carjacker charged with manslaughter

    05/30/2013 6:04:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 77 replies
    mynorthwest.com ^ | 29 May, 2013 | Jillian Raftery
    Dori thinks it should be legal to use deadly force to protect your property, but Spokane prosecutors disagree. They announced Wednesday that they are charging Gail Gerlach, who shot and killed a carjacker, with First Degree Manslaughter. According to reports, 56-year-old Gail Herbert Gerlach had left his Chevy Suburban running in his driveway to warm it up on a cold day in March when Brendon Kaluza-Graham tried to drive away with it. Gail fired his gun, hitting Brendon in the head and killing him. Gail said he saw Brendon raise his arm in his direction; he thought Brendon had a...
  • Illegal immigrant charged with intoxication manslaughter in Harris County deputy’s death

    05/23/2013 4:49:15 PM PDT · by mykroar · 21 replies
    KHOU.com ^ | 5/20/2013 | KHOU.com staf
    HOUSTON -- The man accused of hitting and killing a Harris County sheriff’s deputy while driving drunk was in the country illegally, a judge said in court overnight. Andres Munos-Munos, 23, was charged with intoxication manslaughter in the death of Sgt. Dwayne Polk. According to the Houston Police Department, Munos-Munos allegedly ran a red light on Little York at N. Shepherd and hit Polk's personal truck shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday. HPD said there were no skid marks to indicate Munos-Munos even attempted to stop prior to the crash.
  • Woman Dies After Planned Parenthood Botched Her Abortion, Congress to Investigate

    07/28/2012 9:58:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2012 | Townhall.com Staff
    The negligence of Planned Parenthood appears to be a contributing factor in the tragic death of 24 year old Tonya Reaves. Ms. Reaves passed away last Friday after complications from a failed abortion at an Illinois Planned Parenthood clinic. Documents released by CBS detail just how disastrously the clinic responded to her medical emergency. At 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Reaves received a second-trimester dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion at Planned Parenthood, located at 18 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. Following the abortion, Reaves began bleeding heavily and it continued at Planned Parenthood for five and a half hours before a...
  • Despite ‘Castle Doctrine,’ Defendant is Convicted in Slaying (Disabled, Retired Marine Convicted)

    05/31/2012 8:25:13 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 86 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Wed, May. 30, 2012 | Mensah M. Dean
    Despite ‘Castle Doctrine,’ defendant is convicted in slaying A PHILADELPHIA JUDGE said Wednesday he was convinced that a disabled, retired Marine was being attacked in the moments before he fatally stabbed a man last October, but he concluded that the stabbing was still a criminal act rather than self-defense. Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner then convicted Jonathan Lowe, 57, of voluntary manslaughter and possession of an instrument of crime. The judge found him not guilty of the more-serious charges of first- and third-degree murder. Lowe, who wears a pacemaker and has survived two strokes and two heart surgeries, could face...
  • Okla. cop's attorney says race a factor in charges

    04/23/2012 9:30:54 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 23, 2012
    Prosecutors' decision to charge a white Oklahoma police captain with felony manslaughter after he shot a fleeing black teenager in the back was made in part to prevent the kind of racial discord that erupted after high-profile shootings in Florida and Tulsa, the officer's attorney claimed Monday. Capt. Randy Harrison was charged last week with one count of first-degree manslaughter in the death of 18-year-old Dane Scott Jr., who was shot March 14 after a car chase in the Oklahoma City suburb of Del City.
  • Attorney: Accused polo magnate’s Bentley malfunctioned

    03/14/2012 3:08:47 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 10 replies
    chron.com ^ | 14 Mar 2012 | Laura Weisman
    The attorney for a Houston socialite — accused of causing a crash that killed a Florida college graduate — says his client was the victim of a malfunctioning $250,000 Bentley, according to ABCNews.In opening statements in his trial in West Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, defense attorney Roy Black also countered prosecutors’ contention that John Goodman was drunk, ABC reports: Black explained to jurors that Goodman was not drunk until after the accident, when he was with a friend.“This man is in pain and he sits down and there’s a bar right in front of him,” the attorney said, adding that...
  • Murray Manslaughter Trial Verdict Reached (to be announced in 2 hours)

    11/07/2011 11:22:49 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 21 replies
    TMZ ^ | 11-7-11 | TMZ Staff
    The jury just notified the court ... they have reached a verdict in the Dr. Conrad Murray manslaughter trial. Guilty, not guilty -- the verdict will be announced in TWO HOURS. Stay tuned.
  • 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...
  • Orange County DA Announces Charges (Brutal beating death of man by Fullerton California police)

    09/21/2011 3:57:44 PM PDT · by FoxPro · 11 replies
    KFI Radio ^ | Wednesday, September 21, 2011
    Fullerton police officers charged in death of Kelly Thomas have made their first court appearance. Cpl. Jay Cicinelli pleaded not guilty today to charges of involuntary manslaughter and use of excessive force. He was released on $25,000 bail and is due back in court November 4. Arraignment for Fullerton Officer Manuel Ramos was continued until Monday. He's being held on $1 million bail. Thomas' father asked that bail not be reduced based on the "horrific way my son was murdered." Both officers have been ordered by the court not to be in possession of firearms.
  • Fatal Car Accident Sparks Debate Over Illegal Immigration

    09/13/2011 3:26:55 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    WBUR ^ | Sep 13, 2011 | Bianca Vázquez Toness
    MILFORD, Mass. — Six communities around the state have asked to join a controversial federal fingerprinting program aimed at deporting illegal immigrants who have been charged with crimes. These jurisdictions want to join the program, called Secure Communities, before it becomes mandatory for all states in 2013. But one city isn’t waiting. The town of Milford is small. The latest Census says 25,000 people live in this community off Interstate 495 near Hopkinton. Town officials estimate 2,000 of them are from Ecuador. The men work in roofing, the women in service jobs. After A Fatal Car Accident, A Crackdown On...
  • Driver charged in deaths of four [drunk illegal alien]

    08/22/2011 1:12:40 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 52 replies
    Brenham Banner Press ^ | , August 22, 2011 | Brenham Banner Press
    A man charged with four counts of intoxication manslaughter is an illegal alien who only a few weeks ago was arrested on another alcohol-related charge, officials say. Roberto Castillo, 19, remained in the Washington County jail this morning under $2 million bond after authorities say he slammed into another vehicle at the intersection of Highway 36 South and FM 109 about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Authorities said Castillo’s pickup truck struck a 1998 Mustang carrying four people, who all died from injuries they suffered in the crash. Their identities had not yet been released this morning. Authorities were carefully piecing together...
  • Is Florida Case an Example of Checkbook Justice?

    06/07/2011 8:44:19 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 6, 2011 | Nathan Koppel
    The hit-and-run conviction of Ryan LeVin, a wealthy Florida man, is generating controversy due to what some say is an unusually lenient sentence. On Friday, LeVin pleaded guilty to killing two businessmen in 2009 with his Porsche 911 but received a sentence of house arrest after agreeing to pay an undisclosed amount to the widows of the victims, the Chicago Tribune reports. The son of a family that ran a direct-sales jewelry company, LeVin is on probation for a 2006 crash in which he drove into a police officer; court records show that he has more than 50 traffic violations...
  • 10 year old in PA charged with shaking baby to death

    04/30/2011 2:44:45 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 37 replies · 1+ views
    CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – A 10-year-old central Pennsylvania girl who allegedly caused a baby's death by violently shaking him and throwing him into a crib was charged with third-degree murder. The charges filed against the fifth-grader on Friday in Franklin County came after a coroner's inquest into the death of 11-month-old Heath Ryder. The girl was released into the custody of her parents and ordered not to have unsupervised contact with children under 5. "This is not a kid that has a mental health disorder. She does not have a personality disorder," the girl's attorney, Jason Kutulakis, told The Public Opinion...
  • 17-year-old accused in Chesterfield wreck now facing manslaughter charges

    03/21/2011 6:47:19 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 2 replies
    Virginia State Police say this morning that a 17-year-old accused in a wrong-way wreck early Saturday that killed two on the Powhite Parkway in Chesterfield has been charged with two counts of aggravated involuntary manslaughter.
  • Frail couple suspected of manslaughter over death of OCD daughter

    02/08/2011 7:21:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | February 6, 2011 | Richard Savill and John Bingham
    An elderly couple have been arrested on suspicion of killing their daughter who died after two decades battling an extreme form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Ken and Marion Hancox, who are both in ill health, have spent eight months under suspicion of the manslaughter of their housebound daughter, Samantha, a former law student. The 40-year-old developed a crippling phobia of germs which forced her to shower up to 20 hours a day and left her incapable of cooking for herself. She developed the disorder as a student and had needed constant care from her parents ever since. By the time...
  • A mutiny for Mike

    12/31/2010 3:35:57 AM PST · by Scanian · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 31, 2010 | Editorial
    So it transpires that the city Depart ment of Investigation has been on to reports of a snow-removal slow down all week. Go to it, folks. People could have died because of the mini-mutiny -- and those responsible have much for which to answer. The Post reported yesterday that sanitation employees purposely delayed plowing streets during and after the Christmas weekend blizzard. It now seems that there was an effort to target certain politically connected neighborhoods -- like Borough Park in Brookyn and Middle Village in Queens. Why? Because hard times are on the city, austerity looms for everyone --...
  • DUI Checkpoints Deemed to Be Racist

    12/29/2010 9:11:04 AM PST · by La Lydia · 54 replies · 12+ views
    Moonbattery ^ | December 29, 2010
    California's colonization by illegal aliens with a well-known penchant for driving drunk may put an end to the inconvenience of DUI checkpoints, which moonbat activists deem to be racist: Two local advocate groups for undocumented immigrants have publicly accused the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sherriff's Department of using DUI checkpoints to legally seize thousands of cars. The Southern California Immigration Coalition and the South Central Neighborhood Council claim DUI checkpoints are strategically placed in and around Hispanic communities as a trap to catch unlicensed and undocumented drivers. "In one impound, four cars were impounded because...
  • Driver in fatal Conn. crash sues victim's parents

    11/19/2010 5:58:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Middletown Press ^ | November 15, 2010 | Dave Collins (Associated Press)
    HARTFORD — A driver who's serving a manslaughter sentence for striking and killing a 14-year-old boy is suing the victim's parents, blaming them for their son's death because they allowed him to ride his bike in the street without a helmet. Matthew Kenney's parents, Stephen and Joanne, sued 48-year-old driver David Weaving shortly after he was sentenced last year to 10 years in prison, accusing him in Waterbury Superior Court of negligence and seeking more than $15,000 in damages. Weaving, who has a history of drunken driving convictions, responded months later with a handwritten countersuit accusing the Kenneys of "contributory...
  • Man involved in Valrico shooting charged with manslaughter (Tampa, FL)

    VALRICO - For 48 hours, the family of David James had to cope with questions. Why was the 41-year-old Iraq war veteran gunned down in front of his 8-year-old daughter? Why was the man deputies say killed him, in a dispute over a teen skateboarding, allowed to remain free and continue working with children? Tuesday afternoon, some of those questions were answered.
  • Practitioner Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter, Killed Woman in Failed Abortion

    09/14/2010 8:39:05 AM PDT · by julieee · 10 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 14, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Practitioner Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter, Killed Woman in Failed Abortion Hyannis, MA -- Massachusetts-based abortion practitioner Rapin Osathanondh pleaded guilty to the charge of manslaughter on Monday in relation to his killing 22-year-old Laura Smith in a failed abortion. The plea in court from Osathanondh came on the third anniversary of Smith's death. http://LifeNews.com/state5453.html
  • Manslaughter Case against Massachusetts Abortionist Begins Today

    09/13/2010 1:34:34 PM PDT · by topher · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 13, 2010 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Monday September 13, 2010 Manslaughter Case against Massachusetts Abortionist Begins Today By Kathleen GilbertBOSTON, September 13, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The trial into charges of involuntary manslaughter against a Massachusetts abortionist whose botched abortion killed Laura Hope Smith, 22, begins Monday, exactly three years after the young woman's death, according to an Associated Press report.Prosecutors charged Dr. Rapin Osathanondh of Cape Cod with manslaughter in July 2008 in connection with the death of Smith, 22, whose heart stopped during an abortion. Osathanondh resigned his license in February 2008, the same day the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine issued charges...
  • Nunez son sentenced to 16 yrs for SD manslaughter

    06/25/2010 3:19:05 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 6/25/10
    San Diego, CA (AP) -- A judge has sentenced the son of former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez to 16 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of a San Diego college student.
  • Lay aside opinion and wait for the trial

    05/19/2010 6:27:00 AM PDT · by mshoffner · 211+ views
    Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 05/19/2010 | Mark Shoffner
    Is the charge of reckless homicide the appropriate charge against Cory Pinkerton? It is not that he thought out the violent act he committed, so that rules out a murder charge. That brings us to lesser charges of involuntary manslaughter versus reckless homicide.
  • Jury finds Roderick Scott not guilty (indicted for self-defense shooting)

    12/20/2009 7:30:08 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 65 replies · 2,286+ views
    Rochester, N.Y. —After nearly 20 hours of deliberating, a jury has found Roderick Scott not guilty of manslaughter. Scott says he never meant to shoot and kill 16-year-old Christopher Cervini in April, when he caught the teenager and two others breaking into cars in his neighborhood. Scott faced a charge of first-degree manslaughter. His trial in state Supreme Court began Nov. 30. Scott says Cervini threatened him — and he fired his gun in self-defense.... Assistant District Attorney Julie Finnochio said she respects the verdict and recognizes that it was a difficult case. "I just hope it's not a message...
  • Is decapitating your wife 'malicious'?

    09/22/2009 11:02:04 PM PDT · by MarylousAmerica · 25 replies · 1,779+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 9/22/09 | Marylou Barry
    "Words mean things," Rush Limbaugh likes to say. Well, if the word manslaughter means anything at all, why would a court in the state of New York – where English presumably is still spoken and understood – accept a plea of manslaughter from Muzzammil "Mo" Hassan? Hassan, if you remember, is the Bridges TV founder charged with the decapitation death of his wife, Aasiya Zabair Hassan, in his upscale suburban Buffalo office last February, where she was found with three dozen stab wounds to her body and her head sawed off with a steak knife.
  • Probationary driver naked during fatal crash

    09/08/2009 8:57:34 AM PDT · by Wardenclyffe · 36 replies · 1,956+ views
    moawards.com ^ | Spetember 8, 2009 | Staff
    Teenager Jessica Maree Langford has pleaded not guilty to charge of culpable driving which led to the tragic death of her boyfriend Daniel Glover. Evidence used in the Melbourne Magistrates court against the 19-year-old included evidence of speeding, an unlawful blood-alcohol reading and the fact that she was naked at the time as means by which to commit her to trial. Miss Langford told the court she and Glover had been skinny-dipping around midnight at Shoreham on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula and had used their clothes to dry themselves. She denied any suggestion that sexual activity had taken place whilst driving....
  • Chappaquiddick Revisited

    07/31/2009 3:26:32 PM PDT · by mojito · 60 replies · 2,689+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 7/31/2009 | R. P. George and D. Quinn
    On the evening of July 18, 1969, Mary Jo Kopechne died while trying to free herself from Edward M. Kennedy’s submerged automobile in a tidal channel on Chappaquiddick Island. The fortieth anniversary of Miss Kopechne’s death passed with scarcely a word’s being mentioned of it in the media. Perhaps it was not simply a matter of liberal bias. With Senator Kennedy now seriously ill, many journalists no doubt considered that it might be unseemly to bring up the subject. But however uncomfortable it may be to recall the circumstances of Mary Jo Kopechne’s death, Americans must not forget what happened...
  • Agents Descend on Vegas Home of Jackson Doctor

    07/28/2009 3:22:33 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 5 replies · 369+ views
    AP via ABC News ^ | July 28, 2009 | Ken Ritter
    Authorities searched the sprawling Las Vegas home and medical office of Michael Jackson's personal doctor Tuesday, seeking documents as part of a manslaughter investigation into the singer's death. Los Angeles police and federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents entered Dr. Conrad Murray's home in a gated community while others across town searched Murray's medical offices, Global Cardiovascular Associates Inc. Michael Flanagan, assistant special agent in charge of the Las Vegas DEA office, said the warrants were sealed and he couldn't say what documents agents were seeking. He said he expected the search would last five hours.