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  • Ohio man executed after Supreme Court denies appeal

    (Reuters) - An Ohio man was executed on Tuesday morning after the Supreme Court declined to hear his appeal, officials said. Daniel Lee Bedford, 63, was put to death by lethal injection Tuesday morning for a double homicide in Cincinnati in 1984, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. His defense attorneys had argued for clemency, citing dementia and mental retardation. A federal judge had granted Bedford a stay of execution Monday, but this was lifted by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his final appeal. Bedford was convicted of shooting...
  • Gates Expresses Horror, Regret Over Base Slayings

    05/11/2009 4:48:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 795+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 11, 2009 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said the Defense Department will devote its “highest-priority attention” to the slaying today of five U.S. servicemembers in Baghdad. “I would like to express my horror and deep regret over today's shooting incident at Camp Liberty in Iraq,” Gates said at a Pentagon news briefing. “I offer my sympathy and condolences to the families of those who were killed.” As details about the incident continue to emerge, the U.S. military is holding in custody an American soldier suspected of involvement in the shooting deaths that occurred around 2 p.m....
  • CONFESSION IN SLAYINGS (Wachovia Armored Car in PA) [Mustafa Ali]

    10/06/2007 6:12:03 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 31 replies · 2,308+ views
    Philly Daily News ^ | 06 OCT 07 | dcbryan1
    CONFESSION IN SLAYINGS Warrant for car leads to suspect By DAVID GAMBACORTA, DANA DiFILIPPO & JENNA OSKOWITZ 215-854-5994 A fugitive who previously served federal prison time for bank robberies confessed last night to slaying two retired Philly cops. The stunning development came just a day after William Widmaier and Joseph Alullo - lifelong friends who found a second career as armored truck guards - were gunned down and robbed as they serviced an ATM in Northeast Philadelphia. The alleged confessed killer, according to police sources, has been identified as Mustafa Ali. He was arrested on an outstanding warrant from...
  • Ex-lawman indicted in 1964 slayings (Mississippi sheriff's deputy, 2 black teenagers)

    01/24/2007 1:39:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 955+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/24/07 | Lara Jakes Jordan and Allan C. Breed - ap
    WASHINGTON - A former Mississippi sheriff's deputy was arrested Wednesday in the 1964 slayings of two black teenagers who were long believed to have been kidnapped and killed by the Ku Klux Klan. The former deputy, James Ford Seale, of Roxie, Miss., was named in a federal indictment charging him in connection with the teens' disappearance and deaths while they were hitchhiking in a rural area of the state east of Natchez. Until recently, Seale was thought to be dead, and the investigation into the two deaths had long been abandoned. Seale was taken into custody by U.S. marshals Wednesday...
  • GOP blames Mich. governor for slayings

    10/26/2006 2:06:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 544+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/26/06 | AP
    LANSING, Mich. - A campaign mailing from the Michigan Republican Party blames Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm and the state corrections director for a crime spree that resulted in the deaths of three people. The brochure has a photo of Patrick Selepak, who pleaded guilty to killing Melissa and Scott Berels of New Baltimore and Winfield Johnson of Genesee County's Vienna Township in February. The headline says: "This violent criminal was mistakenly released into your community." "Governor Granholm and her state prison director. If they can't do the job, why are they still on the job?" the brochure says. Selepak had...
  • CA: Suspect in three Ventura County slayings arrested in Mexico

    10/21/2006 10:10:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 627+ views
    A 24-year-old Oxnard man has been arrested in Mexico in connection with the 2004 murders of three people, authorities said. Rudolfo Negrete was taken into custody in Acapulco Friday by Mexican authorities acting on information from the U.S. Marshals Service and the Ventura County Sheriff's Department, which had been seeking Negrete since shortly after the killings. Negrete's was a high-profile case, spurring a $10,000 reward and several appearance on "America's Most Wanted." He was taken to a federal prison near Mexico City for extradition proceedings. "I'm not sure how long he's been there, but we just developed information in the...
  • Police Continue To Question Slain Girl's Father [Zion, IL]

    05/10/2005 10:17:29 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 18 replies · 2,250+ views
    WMAQ-TV, Chicago ^ | May 10, 2005
    Man Labeled 'Person Of Interest' POSTED: 7:35 am EDT May 10, 2005 UPDATED: 1:05 pm EDT May 10, 2005 ZION, Ill. -- CNN is reporting that a suspect will be charged today in the deaths of two elementary students found stabbed to death in a Chicago suburb Monday. Jerry Hobbs School officials confirmed to WMAQ-TV in Chicago Tuesday that investigators may have a break in the case involving the two girls found stabbed to death in Zion. Lake County Task Force met for several hours Tuesday morning to investigate the case. Best friends Laura Hobbs, 8, and Krystal Tobias, 9,...
  • [Wal Mart] Store clerk: Murder suspects talked about bashing skulls [FL "X-Box slayings"]

    04/28/2005 5:49:41 AM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 14 replies · 1,644+ views ^ | Last update: April 28, 2005 | By KRISTEN REED
    Days before four men were accused of beating six people to death with baseball bats, they were shopping for aluminum bats and joking about bashing people to death, documents released Wednesday about the Deltona mass murder show. "We could take this bat and swing it and knock 'em over the head and crush their skull in," New Smyrna Beach Wal-Mart employee Brenda Palmatier quoted one of the suspects as saying. Palmatier said she recognized the four suspects shown on television news reports as the men in the store last Aug. 4. "The guy with the bushy hair then turned around...

    01/17/2005 12:12:45 AM PST · by backhoe · 117 replies · 3,783+ views
    various FR links & stories | 01-17-05 | the heavy equipment guy
    Christian family butchered in NJ -- big thread at  'I don't want you to join me, I want you to join bin Laden'(Paltalk connection to NJ murders?)  See thread: here: for information.  Four family members slain in their Jersey City, NJ home   FAMILY OF 4 SLAUGHTERED   'ISLAMIC HATE' EYED IN SLAYS(threatened for making anti-Muslim remarks online)   Slaying of 4 may be tied to (Islamic) religious extremism (NJ Christian family had throats slit)   ISLAMIC HATE' EYED IN SLAYS   Islamics suspected in multiple slaying in NJ   Tension between Copts, Muslims also immigrated    I...
  • Witness: Movie inspiration for killings (X-Box slayings - Florida)

    12/14/2004 8:00:14 AM PST · by RedBloodedAmerican · 8 replies · 945+ views
    NJ Online ^ | 12.14.04 | KRISTEN MOCZYNSKI REED
    DELAND -- The accused ringleader of a mass murder that left six Deltona residents dead used as inspiration a movie in which people were killed with pipes, according to a teenager who said he was supposed to take part in the bloody attack. Investigative reports released by the Sheriff's Office on Monday indicate the plot was hatched two days before the six friends and a dog were found bludgeoned to death in their Telford Lane home, the witness said. According to the report, Troy Victorino fired a gun at several of the victims days earlier in a car near Telford...
  • No suspect named yet in serial slayings Native women from Oklahoma are at least two of the victims

    12/09/2004 9:07:30 AM PST · by Ellesu · 5 replies · 564+ views
    The latest victim to be identified in a string of prostitute slayings was killed a year ago and had never been reported missing, authorities in Oklahoma said. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation identified Vicki Anderson, 46, of Oklahoma City, as the woman whose body was found dumped off Interstate 40 in the Texas Panhandle. Anderson was last seen at the Flying J Travel Plaza in Sayre, Okla., trying to hitch a ride. Her body was found off Interstate 40 in Texas, 45 miles west of the Oklahoma border on Oct. 16 of last year. At least four of the...