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  • Humboldt County man arrested in slaying of Eureka priest

    01/04/2014 6:15:12 AM PST · by iowamark · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 2, 2014 | Christine Mai-Duc
    <p>A Humboldt County man was arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with the New Year's Day slaying of a popular Roman Catholic priest in the small Northern California town of Eureka.</p> <p>Gary Lee Bullock, 43, was arrested in southern Humboldt County...</p>
  • Man suspected of killing priest was in police custody before slaying

    01/03/2014 1:01:13 PM PST · by reagandemocrat · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 1-3-14 | y Ashley Fantz. Greg Botelho and Dan Simon, CNN
    Eureka, California (CNN) -- Police had a man who is suspected of killing a Catholic priest in his California rectory, but they let him go. It was mere hours before the slaying of the Rev. Eric Freed that an odd-acting Gary Lee Bullock had been in custody for public intoxication. On New Year's Eve, Humboldt County sheriff's deputies had responded to reports that a person was "acting strangely" and arrested Bullock, taking him to jail. But Bullock, police said, was "rejected" from the facility "due to his erratic behavior." Bullock, 43, was then moved to a nearby hospital, "where he...
  • Saturday slaying took place on Safe Passage route (Chicago)

    08/12/2013 4:10:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/12/13 | Randi Belisomo
    A double shooting that killed one man Saturday night took place along a CPS Safe Passage route on the South Side. Ralph McNeal, 54, and a 26-year-old man were shot in the 2900 block of South State Street around 6:15 p.m. They were taken to the hospital and McNeal was pronounced dead around 7 p.m. Parents of children who will attend Chicago’s Drake Elementary School are on edge because of its location on a designated CPS Safe Passage route. The routes were set up to make the transition to new schools go more smoothly for the students affected by school...
  • After Trayvon Martin Slaying, Holder Blasts ´Stand Your Ground´

    07/16/2013 2:24:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 93 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/16/13 | Devlin Barrett
    Attorney General Eric Holder blasted "stand-your-ground laws" in the wake of the acquittal of George Zimmerman for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin—saying such laws cause more violence than they prevent. Mr. Holder, speaking to the NAACP Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla., not far from where Mr. Zimmerman was acquitted last week, took direct aim at stand-your-ground laws, which say a person can use force in self-defense without first attempting to retreat from the situation. "Separate and apart from the case that has drawn the nation´s attention, it´s time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow
  • Men won't face death penalty in Lansing slaying

    01/11/2013 3:06:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies
    9 and 10 news ^ | 1/11/13 | staff
    <p>GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - The government won't seek the death penalty for a group of men charged in the 2010 death of a Lansing woman.</p> <p>The Grand Rapids Press reported Friday (http://bit.ly/WxWIie ) that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder notified West Michigan federal prosecutors of the government's decision.</p>
  • Guilty verdict in Lululemon murder case; Jury finds Norwood guilty of first-degree murder

    11/03/2011 11:15:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2011 | Andrea Noble
    A Montgomery County jury on Wednesday evening found Brittany Norwood guilty of first-degree murder in the horrific slaying of her co-worker at the Lululemon Athletica store in Bethesda. The six-day trial, which detailed a vicious killing and the dramatic twists and turns of an investigation into an elaborate cover story and a morbidly staged crime scene, ended with the jury presenting its verdict close to 7 p.m. after a little more than an hour of deliberation. As the verdict was read Wednesday night, an audible “yes” could be heard from the family of the victim, Jayna Murray. “I want no...
  • Cross Used To Beat Elderly Woman To Death In Church

    The search for the people who killed an 80-year-old woman found beaten under a church pew has gone nationwide. Cross County Sheriff J.R. Smith said possibly two "people of interest" fled the area after the church pastor discovered Lillian Wilson's lifeless body Sunday. Sheriff Smith said investigators know who they're looking for and where they are from, but would not confirm details of the ongoing investigation. The Central United Methodist Church sits along Highway 64 in the small community of Hamlin, west of Wynne, Arkansas. It's where Wilson grew up and where she held her 50th wedding anniversary. The church...
  • Grossman execution set for tonight in wildlife officer's slaying

    02/16/2010 2:40:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 57 replies · 1,837+ views
    TBO ^ | 2/16/10 | MARK DOUGLAS |
    CLEARWATER - Martin Grossman is scheduled to enter the death chamber at Florida State Prison just before 6 p.m. today and utter his final words to a gathering that includes relatives of the woman he killed. The family of wildlife officer Peggy Park has waited more than 25 years for this. "We need to see that it's finally finished, it's over and we can move on," said Betsy Park, the victim's younger siste
  • Minn. soldier faces hearing in Iraq slayings

    04/13/2009 6:27:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 498+ views
    FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) - An Army sergeant accused of killing his squad leader and another soldier shouted "my career's over, just kill me" as soldiers pinned him to the ground after he shot the men in Iraq, members of their unit told a military judge Monday. The two slain soldiers had been critiquing Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich for poor performance before he fatally shot them Sept. 14 at a small patrol base south of Baghdad, witnesses said in a Fort Stewart courtroom. 1st Sgt. Xaver Perdue sobbed as he told the court that as another soldier was wrestling with Bozicevich...
  • 2 Charged In UNC Student Leader Slaying

    03/12/2008 3:42:41 PM PDT · by blam · 46 replies · 1,589+ views
    AT&T Net ^ | 3-12-2008 | ERIN GARTNER and MIKE BAKER
    2 Charged in UNC Student Leader Slaying Published: 3/12/08, 6:05 PM EDT By ERIN GARTNER and MIKE BAKER HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) - Two suspects were charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the killing of the University of North Carolina's student body president. Demario James Atwater, 21, of Durham, was arrested and ordered held without bond. Police said they are still searching for the second suspect, 17-year-old Lawrence Alvin Lovett Jr. Chapel Hill Police Chief Brian Curran declined to say whether Lovett was the subject of an intense police standoff Wednesday afternoon in nearby Durham. City Councilman Eugene Brown said it...
  • US: No need for UN probe into Bhutto slaying (Britain's Scotland Yard on the job already)

    01/02/2008 8:53:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 93+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/2/08 | Olivier Knox
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States on Wednesday brushed aside calls for a UN investigation into the slaying of Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, saying Britain's Scotland Yard now leads the probe and will get "the answers" Pakistan's people deserve. "Scotland Yard being in the lead of this investigation is appropriate and necessary and we don't see a need for an investigation beyond that at this time," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino told reporters. "What's most important is that they proceed quickly and in a transparent and comprehensive way, so that the people of Pakistan can get the answers they...
  • Three nabbed in Halloween night slaying (Alameda police say Oakland youths have gang affiliations)

    11/07/2007 9:33:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 401+ views
    InsideBayArea.com ^ | 11/7/07 | Peter Hegarty
    ALAMEDA — Three Oakland teenagers arrested in connection with the slaying of a 15-year-old girl at an Alameda park on Halloween will each face a murder charge, police said. The boys were taken into custody Tuesday morning after investigators served arrest and search warrants in at least two locations in Oakland, including a residence in the city's Laurel district. Weapons and ammunition were also seized during the searches, including a .22-caliber handgun that police said may have been the one used to kill Ichinkhorloo Bayarsaikhan. "We are still early into it, but we are confident that we have recovered the...
  • CA: Three boys arrested in Alameda Halloween slaying

    11/06/2007 3:04:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 415+ views
    InsideBayArea.com ^ | 11/06/07 | Peter Hegarty
    Alameda police have arrested three male juveniles in connection with the slaying of a 15-year-old girl on Halloween as she gathered with friends at the city's Washington Park. But it was not immeditaley clear whether one of the boys was the actual shooter. Ichinkhorloo Bayarsaikhan, who was a junior at Alameda High School, suffered a single gunshot wound to the back in what police said was an attempted robbery. She was pronounced dead a short time later at Highland Hospital in Oakland. The shooter was among a group of about six boys who confronted Bayarsaikhan and her friends, police said....
  • CA: Police raids linked to journalist's slaying ("scientific evidence" links gun to Bailey murder)

    08/03/2007 5:26:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 841+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/3/07 | Michelle Locke - ap
    Police said they recovered firearms linked to the slaying of an Oakland journalist during a series of early morning raids Friday targeting members of a Black Muslim splinter group that operates a chain of bakeries. Colleagues said Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey, 57, had been working on a story about Your Black Muslim Bakery before he was ambushed and slain Thursday morning near the Alameda County courthouse in downtown Oakland. Before dawn, officers raided the Muslim group's headquarters at the original bakery on San Pablo Avenue, as well as three houses in Oakland. They arrested seven people on charges including...
  • Mexican man arrested in slaying 4 from SoCal left dead in Jeep (dead found in FResno last summer)

    04/13/2007 11:08:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 719+ views
    A Mexican man was arrested on suspicion of murdering four people who were bound with duct tape, shot and left in a Jeep parked in a Fresno neighborhood last summer, police Chief Jerry Dyer said. Leopaldo Omar Diaz, 21, of Mexico was arrested in East Palo Alto on Wednesday and accused of murdering Monica Rivera, 26, Onesimo Sauceda, 26, Leobardo Ortiz, 33, and Jose Cervantes, 38. Evidence at the crime scene linked him to the killings that are believed to be drug-related. The four Southern California residents were likely killed elsewhere and their bodies were driven to Fresno, where they...
  • Man freed by DNA found guilty in slaying (Steven Avery)

    03/18/2007 9:15:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 1,261+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/18/07 | Carrie Antlfinger - ap
    CHILTON, Wis. - A man who spent 18 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit was convicted Sunday of murdering a photographer, whose charred bones were found in a burn pit outside his home. Steven Avery, 44, put his head down and shook it when the verdict was read. He faces a mandatory life prison term for killing Teresa Halbach, 25, on Halloween 2005 near his family's salvage yard. Halbach disappeared Oct. 31, 2005, after going to the yard in rural Manitowoc County to photograph a minivan that Avery's sister had for sale through Auto Trader Magazine. Avery...
  • LA officials launch crackdown on gang suspected in girl's slaying (204th Street gang)

    01/18/2007 8:12:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 467+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 1/18/07 | Jeremiah Marquez -ap
    LOS ANGELES Authorities announced Thursday an offensive against the Hispanic gang allegedly behind the racially charged shooting death of a 14-year-old black girl, the first part of what they said will be a major crackdown on street gangs this year. "We have a message to the gang leaders," Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said at a news conference in the South Los Angeles neighborhood where Cheryl Green was killed. "We're coming with everything we have ... and we're putting you out of business." Green was shot Dec. 15, allegedly by a Hispanic gang bent on killing blacks following a confrontation between the...
  • Second reputed gangster held in LA hate crime slaying

    01/06/2007 3:11:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 527+ views
    A second reputed Hispanic gang member was arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 14-year-old black girl that police have described as a hate crime. Jonathan Fajardo, 18, was believed to be the gunman who opened fire on a group of black youngsters on Dec. 15 as they stood on a narrow street in the Harbor Gateway area, police said. Cheryl Green was killed and two other girls and a boy were wounded. Green was not a gang member. Family members said she wanted to be a doctor. Fajardo was arrested Thursday at his home in neighboring Carson,...
  • Suspect in ax slaying "had had enough ... "

    12/29/2006 6:19:21 PM PST · by highimpact · 11 replies · 465+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 12/29/06 | Christine Clarridge
    The siblings shared a tiny studio apartment that offered little privacy. One slept on a chair, the other on a couch in a room separated by a sheet. In these cramped quarters, police say, Kimberly Shine and her brother William A. Windsor argued frequently and with little provocation. Their final, fatal argument — which police said led to Windsor killing Shine with an ax — was over a pair of shorts. Shine, 38, became enraged when Windsor told her he had to wear shorts to an appointment the pair had Wednesday morning for help paying a utility bill because he...
  • Dallas man held in random slaying of office worker

    12/06/2006 4:07:05 PM PST · by Dysart · 2 replies · 2,893+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | 12-6-06 | BILL MILLER
    The father of a man charged in the random slaying of a north Dallas office worker said Wednesday that he was confused and saddened by the accusation against his son. Police, acting on a tip, when to the northwest Dalls home of Jose Castro, 24, and took him in for questioning. Castro was formally arrested about 3:30 a.m. at police headquarters and then transferred to the Lew Sterrett Justice Center. He was in a Dallas County jail early Wednesday on a charge of capital murder with bail set at $750,000. Police said Castro also is wanted by the Immigration and...
  • Comedian's slaying hikes Iraq death toll

    11/20/2006 12:58:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 1,041+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/20/06 | Thomas Wagner - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Gunmen shot and killed a television comedian Monday who was famous for mocking everyone from the Iraqi government to U.S. forces to Shiite militias to Sunni insurgents. Walid Hassan's slaying came as the Iraqi death toll rose to more than 1,300 for the first 20 days of November — the highest for any month since The Associated Press began tracking the figure in April 2005. In all, 22 Iraqis were killed Monday in a series of attacks in Baghdad, Ramadi and Baqouba, police said. The bodies of 26 Iraqis who had been kidnapped and tortured also were...
  • CA: Marine faces hearing in Iraqi's slaying - Pendleton 8

    09/12/2006 7:41:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 326+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/12/06 | Thomas Watkins - ap
    OCEANSIDE, Calif. - Eager to see the world and looking for adventure, Jerry E. Shumate Jr. joined the Marine Corps straight out of high school. Now the 21-year-old lance corporal is in the brig. Shumate is accused, with eight others, of kidnapping and murdering an Iraqi man in Hamdania, west of Baghdad. His preliminary hearing was scheduled to begin Tuesday. Shumate, along with six other Marines and a Navy Corpsman are accused of entering 52-year-old Hashim Ibrahim Awad's house on April 26, kidnapping him and taking him to a roadside hole. There, prosecutors say, several troops shot him. Shumate fired...
  • Teen mails taped confession of father's slaying to paper (obsessed with Columbine)

    09/02/2006 5:15:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 755+ views
    Teen mails taped confession of father's slaying to paperAssociated Press Posted on Sat, Sep. 02, 2006 RALEIGH, N.C. - A man obsessed with the 1999 Columbine school attack made a videotape showing his father's bloody corpse and describing plans to attack his former high school, then mailed it to a newspaper which posted excerpts on its Web site. The release of the video late Thursday was the latest twist in the case, which began when Alvaro Castillo was arrested Wednesday in front of Orange High School in Hillsborough after multiple shots were fired from the parking lot. Two students suffered...
  • U.S., Iraqi troops nab more than a dozen insurgents suspected in mass slaying

    04/01/2006 5:59:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies · 700+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 4/02/06 | Andrew Tilghman
    U.S., Iraqi troops nab insurgents suspected in mass slayingMore than a dozen rebels either caught or killed in Baqouba By Andrew Tilghman, Stars and Stripes Mideast edition, Sunday, April 2, 2006 Maj. John Digiambattista inspects the anti-aircraft gun and other weapons found during the chase of several insurgents. Andrew Tilghman / S&S Iraqi villagers tell soldiers that the men captured and killed Friday were the same ones who massacred 18 Shiite villagers last week. Andrew Tilghman / S&S A car used by insurgents burns Friday after it is abandoned during a firefight with U.S. and Iraqi troops. Andrew Tilghman /...
  • Lawyer Says Pa. Double-Slay Suspect Scared

    11/17/2005 4:56:00 AM PST · by Past Your Eyes · 28 replies · 1,221+ views
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | November 16, 2005 | MARTHA RAFFAELE
    LANCASTER, Pa. - An 18-year-old who's charged with killing his girlfriend's parents before fleeing with the 14-year-old girl is frightened and confused, his attorney said Wednesday. David Ludwig is being held without bail on murder and kidnapping charges after being flown back to Lancaster County on Tuesday from Indiana, where police captured him following a chase. His attorney, public defender Merrill M. Spahn, said he will ask for a postponement of a scheduled Nov. 23 preliminary hearing. "Over the coming days we will strive to determine what, in fact, occurred last Sunday morning and what may have led to these...
  • U.N.: Syria, Lebanon Involved in Slaying

    10/20/2005 6:03:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 455+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/20/05 | Edith M. Lederer - ap
    UNITED NATIONS - A U.N. investigation concluded that high-ranking Syrian and Lebanese security officials were involved in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, according to a report released Thursday. The report by chief investigator Detlev Mehlis said Hariri's Feb. 14 assassination was so complex that it would be difficult to imagine that the Syrian and Lebanese intelligence services didn't know about it. The decision to assassinate Hariri "could not have been taken without the approval of top-ranked Syrian security official and could not have been further organized without the collusion of their counterparts in the Lebanese security...
  • Iraqi Colonel's Passion Unabated by Daughter's Slaying (Tissues Needed)

    10/14/2005 6:12:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 792+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Oct 14, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2005 – Passion for his country, pride in his soldiers and acceptance of his own personal sacrifice are traits exuded by Col. Abbas Fadhil, the Iraqi military commander in Taji, Iraq, a senior Defense Department official recalled here after meeting him in Iraq. Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary Allison Barber, who led a group of military analysts on a visit to Iraq the week of Oct. 17, said that in the first several months after the fall of Saddam Hussein, the colonel began recruiting soldiers to join the new Iraq military. After he had been on television several...
  • Suspect in nun’s slaying surrenders

    03/27/2005 6:54:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 189+ views
    AP ^ | March 27, 2005
    SAO PAULO, Brazil - The rancher accused of ordering the slaying of American nun Dorothy Stang surrendered to police on Sunday, authorities said. Vitalmiro Moura, known as Bida, was taken into custody after turning himself in to federal police in Altamira, about 80 miles from where 73-year-old Stang was shot dead on Feb. 12, police said. Moura had been a fugitive since an arrest warrant was issued for him on Feb. 15.
  • THE IMPOSSIBLE WIIL COME ALIVE IN 2005

    02/10/2005 6:27:02 PM PST · by Quix · 6 replies · 1,381+ views
    BILL SOMERS' WHAT'S NEW PROPHETIC SITE ^ | 28 JAN 2005 | TIMOTHY SNODGRASS
    A Glimpse Ahead Timothy Snodgrass The Impossible Will Come Alive In 2005 01/28/05 In January of 2004, as we began to intercede for the New Year the Holy Spirit gave us the prophetic slogan, "The Seas will Roar in 2004". This year we were given a new slogan, "The Impossible will come Alive in 2005". As the veil of darkness begins to come down over nations and regions, along with great shakings will come great breakthroughs; signs, wonders, healings and a spectacular release of miracles in impossible circumstances. This year, although we are ultimately poised to gain much ground, there...
  • U.S. Copts Decries Slaying By Muslim Extremists

    01/18/2005 8:53:27 PM PST · by Selkie · 82 replies · 2,446+ views
    U.S. Copts Association Decries Slaying By Muslim Extremists of Coptic-American Family Tue Jan 18,10:55 AM ET To: National Desk Contact: U.S. Copts Association Communications Office, 202-737-3660 WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The U.S. Copts Association express its outrage, shock, and disbelief at the atrocious murder of a Coptic-American couple and their two children in their New Jersey home after father Hossam Armanious expressed "strong Coptic beliefs" to Muslim extremists on an internet discussion forum. Armanious, a resident of heavily Coptic-populated Jersey City, was a frequent contributor to religious debates in chat rooms accessed through paltalk.com. The 47-year old Egyptian...
  • Hunter Slaying Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

    12/29/2004 8:50:48 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies · 701+ views
    AP ^ | December 29, 2004
    HAYWARD, Wis. Dec 29, 2004 — A man accused of opening fire on hunters who confronted him about trespassing, killing six of them and wounding two others, pleaded not guilty to the shootings Wednesday. Chai Soua Vang, 36, of St. Paul, Minn., waived his right to a preliminary hearing and will stand trial on six counts of murder and three of attempted murder.
  • White Muslim

    12/03/2004 5:34:26 PM PST · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 99 replies · 4,324+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | 12/1/2004 | Brendan Bernhard
    Five days before 9/11, Charles Vincent bought his first Koran. Six weeks later, while smoke was still pouring from the remains of the World Trade Center, he formally converted to Islam in the mosque attached to the Islamic Cultural Center on 96th Street and Third Avenue in New York City. A blonde, blue-eyed 29-year-old from Torrance, California, he readily admits that he chose an unlikely moment to fall in love with the world's most newsworthy religion. But in the three years since, his devotion to Islam has only deepened. Like a growing number of white Americans and Europeans, he has...
  • House of horror detailed in Billerica (MA) man's slaying

    11/19/2004 5:40:43 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies · 724+ views
    The Lowell Sun ^ | November 19, 2004 | LISA REDMOND and MATT MURPHY
    LOWELL When police arrived at a Billerica home early yesterday morning after a brutal midnight stabbing, they found blood-splattered walls, a 12-inch butcher knife under the victim and several hypodermic needles one full of a "bloody substance'' on the floor nearby, according to court documents. Demont, who was also covered in blood, allegedly told police, "Juan had a knife and he was carving an apple. He jumped up and fell on the knife. I was trying to help him.''
  • Marines Probe Apparent Slaying of Wounded Iraqi

    11/16/2004 7:31:08 AM PST · by crushelits · 226 replies · 3,525+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Tuesday, November 16 | Thomas E. Ricks
    Marine commanders in Iraq are investigating an incident in which a Marine apparently shot and killed a severely wounded and unarmed Iraqi in a mosque in Fallujah, a Pentagon official said last night. Images of the incident, captured Saturday on videotape by Kevin Sites, a freelance correspondent working for NBC News who is embedded with a Marine unit, were broadcast last night on several news networks. The videotape shows a squad of Marines entering the building and seeing several Iraqis lying against a wall, either dead or gravely wounded. One Marine shouts something about one Iraqi feigning death. The Marine...
  • Police look for answers in baseball bat slaying

    11/11/2004 4:35:22 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies · 1,137+ views
    Boston Globe (Associated Press) ^ | November 11, 2004 | Michael Rubinkam
    PHILADELPHIA -- Third-year medical student Lea Sullivan walked out of a grocery store Sunday afternoon onto a busy sidewalk in one of the city's most vibrant neighborhoods, and met a savage, inexplicable end. A burly man in a ski mask attacked the former homecoming queen from behind, clubbing her in the head with a baseball bat and continuing to beat her after she fell. The attack lasted seconds -- a minute, tops. Although South Street was crowded with shoppers, no one tried to stop the attack.
  • FREEP CBS EVENING NEWS NOW !! (Beheading video)

    05/11/2004 2:57:03 PM PDT · by tgslTakoma · 535 replies · 17,109+ views
    kristinn | May 11, 2004 | self
    Kristinn just called me and asked me to post this thread. He just called CBS Evening News and asked them if they were going to show the militant Islamists' video of the beheading of American Nick Berg.The woman who answered the phone said that they were going to do a story on it, but they were NOT going to show the full video.He asked them, "Why not, since you had no problem showing the pictures of the Iraqis being abused by our guys in the prison. Don't you think turnabout is fair play?"The woman got mad and said, "Thank you...
  • Iraqi Cops Arrested In Americans' Slaying

    03/13/2004 3:31:55 PM PST · by blam · 95+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3-13-2004 | Mike Dorning
    Iraqi cops arrested in Americans' slaying Sat Mar 13, 9:40 AM ET Chicago Tribune By Mike Dorning Tribune correspondent Coalition officials announced Friday that they had arrested four Iraqi police officers in the ambush killings of two American occupation officials on a rural highway south of Baghdad earlier this week. One of three people slain, Fern Holland, 33, was coordinating efforts to promote women's rights in the region and was well-known in the local area for her work, which is controversial with social conservatives in the Islamic country. But coalition spokesmen said the motive for the killings--the first slayings of...
  • Afghans Get Death In UN Worker Slaying

    02/10/2004 4:02:20 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 147+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-10-2004 | Stephen Graham
    Afghans Get Death in U.N. Worker Slaying Tuesday February 10, 2004 10:46 PM By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A Kabul court convicted two Afghans for the murder of a French U.N. staffer last year and sentenced them to death, officials said Tuesday. The murder of 29-year-old Bettina Goislard, the first foreign U.N. worker to be killed in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban, caused the evacuation of U.N. international staff from southern and eastern Afghanistan. The court sentenced Zia Ahmad and Abdul Nabi to death for the Nov. 16 fatal shooting of Goislard, who...
  • {Drug Dealer Kenneth} White Convicted in Sheriff's Slaying

    11/13/2003 6:34:19 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 129+ views
    Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader ^ | 11-13-03 | Estep, Bill
    White convicted in sheriff's slaying Death sentence to be sought for drug dealer By Bill Estep SOUTH-CENTRAL KENTUCKY BUREAU SOMERSET - A drug dealer looking to install an ally as the county's top cop helped plan the stunning assassination of Pulaski County Sheriff Sam Catron, a jury ruled yesterday. Today, the prosecutor will seek a death sentence for Kenneth White. After four days of testimony, the jury of eight women and four men deliberated less than an hour yesterday before convicting White, 56, of complicity to murder Catron. Lewis Catron, brother of the slain sheriff, pumped an emphatic thumbs-up. During...
  • Remembrances Planned for 40th Anniversary of Slaying of Medgar Evers

    05/27/2003 6:29:02 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 312+ views
    Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger ^ | 05-27-03 | Mitchell, Jerry
    <p>High school teacher Barry Bradford was 8 years old when Medgar Evers was assassinated in Jackson.</p> <p>"My dad sat down the three of us," recalled Bradford, who was living in suburban Chicago. "He was shaken by it. He told us Medgar was trying to do the right thing for the right reasons and that whoever killed him had great evil in his heart, which we later found out was true."</p>
  • Suspect in Western Kentucky University Coed Killing Implicates Self

    05/22/2003 6:22:35 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 278+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 05-22-03 | Pitsch, Mark
    <p>BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – One of two Scottsville men charged in the murder of a Western Kentucky University student told police that he doused the victim with hairspray in her dormitory room and that the other suspect set her on fire, a police detective testified yesterday.</p>
  • Second Suspect Arrested in Rape, Suffocation, Beating, Burning of Kentucky Coed in Her Dorm

    05/14/2003 6:06:26 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 13 replies · 408+ views
    Louisville, KY, Courier-Journal ^ | 05-14-03 | Pitsch, Mark
    <p>ASSOCIATED PRESS Stephen L. Soules, 20, of Scottsville was arraigned yesterday in Bowling Green. He was charged with murder late Monday. A second Scottsville man was charged with murder late Monday in the death of a Western Kentucky University student who was attacked and burned in her dormitory room.</p>
  • CA: Laws on fetal slaying are complex, evolving

    04/24/2003 6:40:32 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 283+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 4/24/03 | Michael Doyle
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Baby Girl Vogt died years ago on a California mountain road, a ghastly step in the legal path that permits Scott Peterson to be charged with murdering his unborn son.</p> <p>In a country where legal abortions are commonplace, fetal protections can only be described as complex. These complexities and conflicts are highlighted when, as in the Peterson case, police charge someone with murdering the not-yet-born.</p>
  • $3 million settlement in woman's slaying

    03/12/2003 12:26:16 AM PST · by ppaul · 6 replies · 371+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 3/11/03 | Christine Clarridge
    The family of a woman who was raped and killed by an unsupervised and violent sex offender settled a wrongful-death suit for $3.1 million yesterday. The state agreed to pay $2.6 million and King County $500,000 to the family of Deborah Funk, a 40-year-old mother of three who was raped and slain in her Federal Way home April 14, 2000. Roy Elexis Webbe, 34, a paranoid schizophrenic, was convicted of her murder in January this year and sentenced to life in prison after numerous court hearings that focused on his competency to stand trial. One jury deadlocked on the...
  • 10-Year-Old Given Lenient Sentence in Slaying of His 6-Year-old Brother

    12/10/2002 6:52:06 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 13 replies · 326+ views
    Older brother to serve at least two years in TYC for brother's death DENTON (AP) — A 10-year-old Lewisville boy reportedly will spend at least two years in the Texas Youth Commission system for the April 15 slaying of his 6-year-old brother. An unidentified source involved in the investigation of Jackson Carr's slaying said in Tuesday's editions of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that Jackson's elder brother could remain in TYC detention until he is 21. The Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning News reported the sentencing came under a plea deal reached between prosecutors and the boy's court-appointed attorney, Dan Kossman....
  • California: Slaying likely to spark legislation, experts say

    07/20/2002 9:20:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 206+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 7/20/02 | Brandon Bailey
    <p>If experience is any guide, Marc Klaas predicted Friday, the slaying of 5-year-old Samantha Runnion has all but guaranteed that California will soon adopt a proposal for a statewide alert system to quickly broadcast information about child abductions.</p> <p>Klaas has reason to know. The kidnapping and murder of his 12-year-old daughter, Polly, by a violent career criminal in 1993 drove California legislators to enact -- in just three months -- a strict ``three strikes'' sentencing law that has had a lasting impact on the state's criminal justice system.</p>