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  • Man charged in two KC killings, suspect in three more: 'They didn’t see it coming'

    08/30/2017 10:15:15 AM PDT · by Gritty · 75 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | August 29, 2017 | Glenn E. Rice, Ian Cummings, Joe Robertson
    A mysterious series of apparently random killings in Kansas City, mostly committed in isolated spots along walking trails, came to an end when the killer deviated from his pattern with a brazen, execution-style shooting in broad daylight on a city street, according to Jackson County prosecutors. The fifth and final killing came shortly after noon on Aug. 13, when 22-year-old Fredrick Demond Scott allegedly followed a man from a city bus, crept up behind him on the street and shot him in the head — before turning and getting right back on a bus. Like the other four victims Scott...
  • Homeowner dodges bullet in home invasion

    02/14/2017 4:08:06 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 13 replies
    wsb radio ^ | 2/14/17 | mike petchenik
    Demarco Parham, one of two suspects in a Fulton County home invasion, is in police custody. Sandy Springs Police have charged him with armed robbery, aggravated assault, and motor vehicle theft among other charges. It was early Monday morning when police say a couple was awakened to the sound of their alarm.The couple's home security system indicated that a basement door was opened. While his spouse called 911, the man went down to investigate.The man then heard the garage door open and went out to see what was going on.When he came out of the house, one of the gunman...
  • 4 teens will stand trial in rape of 13-year-old girl, El Paso County judge rules ( Colorado )

    02/11/2017 12:33:07 PM PST · by george76 · 41 replies
    Gazette ^ | February 10, 2017 | Lance Benzel
    Four teenagers charged in the alleged gang rape of a 13-year-old girl will face trial, an El Paso County judge ruled Thursday at the conclusion of a multiday hearing. Fourth Judicial District Judge Michael McHenry found that evidence was strong enough to try Jacolby Williams, 20, Clarence Williams, 18, Tommy Williams, 19, and Tyron Williams, 18, on suspicion of sex assault on a child. Two other co-defendants weren't present at the hearings. A 16-year-old boy accused of participating in the sexual assault has been cited in a juvenile petition and will be prosecuted in separate proceedings, and James Williams, 19,...
  • Police Catch Suspect After DNA Is Linked to Slain Jogger Scene

    02/04/2017 10:55:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 4, 2017 | Larry Celona and Shawn Cohen
    Cops caught a suspect Saturday in the murder of Karina ­Vetrano, the beautiful jogger whose brutal strangulation last summer — in the high weeds of Spring Creek Park in Queens — had transfixed the city. Officials did not immediately release the name of the suspect, but sources told The Post he is in his 20s and lives in a housing project in East New York, Brooklyn, a neighborhood just west of her home in Howard Beach. The suspect had been on police radar for a while, sources told The Post.
  • L.A. County sheriff's sergeant killed in Lancaster shooting; suspected gunman in custody

    10/05/2016 5:17:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 5, 2016 | Veronica Rocha, Richard Winton, Joseph Serna
    A Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant died Wednesday after he was shot while responding to a call of a residential burglary in Lancaster, authorities said. The sergeant killed was Steve Owen, a 29-year department veteran, according to sheriff’s Executive Officer Neal Tyler. “This has been a very dark day for the Sheriff’s Department,” Capt. Steve Katz said. “We are all suffering right now.” From the archives: L.A. Times reporter rides along with Sgt. Steve Owen last year » The shooting occurred as Owen and his partner responded to a 911 call about 12:35 p.m. from a woman reporting a burglary...
  • ...news cameraman pulls a pregnant woman from her burning car moments before the wreck goes up...

    08/31/2016 7:59:15 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | 08/31/2016
    A news cameraman in Louisiana is being hailed a hero after pulling a pregnant woman out of her burning car after crashing on the side of the road. The 21-year-old female driver, who is seven-months pregnant, became trapped in her car Tuesday after running off the road and hitting a tree in Baton Rouge . WBRZ photographer Patrick Perry and News 2 reporter Brittany Weiss were following behind the woman on their way to an unrelated news story when they saw the burning wreck. ... 'I started hearing a voice - a very soft voice - saying ''I'm over here,...
  • I’m a Young Black Man and I Support Donald Trump

    08/30/2016 7:20:14 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    Time ^ | 8/30/2016 | CJ Pearson
    In the past 15 months, I have found myself supporting four different candidates for President: Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders and now billionaire businessman and Republican Party nominee, Donald Trump. As a 14-year-old, I may not be able to vote in this election, but I am deeply invested in its outcome.Some have ridiculed me for supporting various candidates across the ideological spectrum. In a condescending blog post last December, conservative radio host Erick Erickson accused me of desperately seeking attention, questioned my intellectual capacity and instructed me to “shut up, and go live life.” This reaction makes one thing...
  • Gunman fires during vigil for slain Baltimore man; 5 shot

    07/11/2016 8:19:58 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 39 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 11, 201 | KASEY JONES
    Police say five people attending a candlelight vigil in for a man killed in west Baltimore were shot when a gunman opened fire on the crowd.
  • Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Arson, Looting During Riots

    06/27/2016 10:10:51 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 6/27/16 | Rick Ritter
    After last year’s unrest in Baltimore, federal prosecutors vowed to bring rioters to justice. On Friday, they made good on their promise, sending one man to prison for 15 years. Prosecutors say 20-year-old Donta Betts was one of the key players in the Freddie Gray riots, looting, starting fires and even attacking police Squirting lighter fluid on a pile of propane cylinders, the infamous photo of Betts from the Freddie Gray riots went viral. He will now spend 15 years behind bars. “Donta Betts was a menace to society here in Baltimore. The scope of the criminal activity he was...
  • Man pleads guilty in St. Cecilia robbery; prosecutors say he punched 76-year-old woman

    06/09/2016 11:50:26 AM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 13 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | June 9, 2016 | Emerson Clarridge
    Viewed from an overhead camera in the cathedral’s north vestibule, the robbery unfolds first with Lucille Morinelli scanning a copy of the parish newsletter as she stands at a table. Then, from a second camera, two assailants pull open the door to St. Cecilia Cathedral and, in moments, are at the 76-year-old victim’s back. The suspect on the right yanks Morinelli’s purse from her grasp. The man to the left lobs a punch that leaves the victim folded on the floor. Morinelli hit her head on the side of the table as she fell. That was Aug. 16. Wayman Clark,...
  • Gun used to kill Trayvon Martin sells for $120k

    05/18/2016 11:18:46 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 18, 2016 | David K. Li
    The gun used by former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman to kill unarmed teen Trayvon Martin has sold at auction for over $120,000, according to reports. The last bid on the auction site United Gun Group was for $138,000, according to the Orlando Sentinel. TMZ reported its sources saying the last bid was phony, but that the weapon did sell for over $120,000. Zimmerman’s efforts to hawk the infamous weapon have been hampered by fake bids submitted by those offended by crass sale.
  • Father shot 4-year-old daughter in Philadelphia home, police say

    04/17/2016 2:58:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 17, 2016
    A father confessed to shooting and killing his 4-year-old daughter inside their Philadelphia home on Saturday afternoon, police said. The girl’s father, who has not been named, was allegedly playing with a gun when it fired, striking the girl in the face, CBS Philly reported. The girl died inside the house. The man fled after the shooting, but he was later taken into custody. Police originally believed the girl’s 5-year-old brother shot his sister, using the man’s weapon. A gun was recovered inside the house.
  • Suspect in Virginia Cop Killing Identified as Pentagon Staff Sergeant Ronald Hamilton(1st day)

    02/28/2016 12:03:12 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 48 replies
    The Virginia man accused of killing his wife and a rookie police officer is an active-duty Army staff sergeant assigned the Pentagon, officials told NBC News Sunday. Ronald Hamilton, 32, is being held without bond on charges of capital murder of a police officer, assault with a fire arm and murder in the first degree, according to the Prince William County Adult Detention Center.
  • Ex-con indicted on 20 charges for D.C., mansion arson and murders, including 10-year-old victim

    02/17/2016 8:20:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    AP ^ | February 17, 2016,
    WASHINGTON — An ex-convict who was arrested last May in a case involving the deaths of three family members and their housekeeper inside a northwest Washington mansion was indicted Wednesday on 20 felony charges including murder, kidnapping, extortion and arson.
  • Cops: Liquor store clerk fatally shoots 2 would-be robbers, 15 and 17

    01/11/2016 8:39:58 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 118 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 11, 2016 | Jeremy Gorner, Gregory Pratt, Megan Crepeau, Rosemary Regina Sobol and Dawn Rhodes
    Two would-be robbers who were fatally shot at a liquor store in the Gresham neighborhood Saturday night have been identified as a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, authorities said. Keshawn Marzette, 15, of the 8300 block of South Throop Street, and William Larson, 17, of the same address, were pronounced dead on the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Autopsies Sunday determined both died of multiple gunshot wounds and their deaths were classified as homicides, the office said. The two were shot to death by a store employee about 8:30 p.m. when they tried to rob...
  • Police ID suspect in shooting of Tulane medical student

    11/23/2015 12:57:00 AM PST · by SaveFerris · 23 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | November 22, 2015, 10:19 PM | CBS/AP
    NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans police have identified a man accused of shooting a medical student who stopped an apparent kidnapping. Police say 21-year-old Euric Cain of New Orleans is wanted on charges of armed robbery, second-degree kidnapping and attempted first-degree murder.
  • Jurors shown chilling video in teacher murder trial (SALEM, MA TEACHER)

    11/20/2015 1:11:30 AM PST · by SaveFerris · 13 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | November 19, 2015, 9:40 AM | CBS/AP
    SALEM, Mass. -- Surveillance video from inside a Massachusetts high school shows a student following a math teacher before he allegedly killed her inside a women's restroom, CBS Boston reports. Philip Chism, 16, is charged with raping and murdering Colleen Ritzer in 2013. He was 14 at the time. The video, shown in Essex Superior Court in Salem on Wednesday, shows Chism following Ritzer to the restroom and pacing back and forth outside the door. He later emerges with the hood of his sweatshirt still covering his head. Jurors also first saw the large recycling barrel allegedly used by Chism...
  • 3 Charged In Rape Of Woman, 14-Year-Old Daughter

    11/18/2015 5:29:05 AM PST · by smartyaz · 70 replies
    cbsMinnesota ^ | 11/17/15 | Kate Raddatz
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A woman and child were raped and beaten after masked gunmen invaded their Minneapolis home. Police say Reggie Bishop, Roynell Taylor and Deondre Bishop broke into a Minneapolis home on Bryant Avenue North late at night on July 19. “They broke into this house, vandalized and stole things, but worse: They raped both the young woman, the daughter, and her mother,” Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said. Police say the three armed men tied the mother and the 14-year-old girl up and put pillow cases over their heads. They demanded money and threatened to burn them with...
  • Teen charged with killing teacher refuses to enter courtroom

    11/17/2015 4:49:53 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 58 replies
    AP / Yahoo ^ | 5 hours ago | Associated Press
    SALEM, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of a teenager charged with killing his math teacher ended early Tuesday when he told his lawyer he was "about to explode" and refused to go back into the courtroom. Denise Regan, a lawyer for 16-year-old Philip Chism, told the Salem Superior Court judge that her client was shaking, twitching and mumbling and told her "he's about to explode and ... doesn't want to hurt anyone." Witnesses were describing some of the blood-stained evidence in the case at the time. The judge at first called a recess, then ended proceedings about an hour...
  • Dallas cops arrest alleged killer of teen who disappeared during her drive to church

    11/15/2015 12:30:24 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 25 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Updated: Monday, October 26, 2015, 8:54 AM | BY Alfred Ng NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Dallas police arrested a man on Saturday who allegedly abducted and killed a teen who was on her way to church. Cops arrested Antonio Lamar Cochran, 34, after investigators matched his DNA with evidence found at the scene of 18-year-old Zoe Hastings' death. Hastings disappeared on Oct. 11, and was found the morning after, lying in a pool of blood next to her wrecked minivan. Her parents reported her missing when she never showed up to a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints class that Sunday. Witnesses said they saw Cochran speaking with Hastings at a Walgreens at about...