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  • Investigation of Trenton's first homicide in a decade continues into new year (Michigan)

    01/01/2016 8:09:01 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    The News-Herald ^ | January 01, 2016 | Ashley Sword
    The call began as a well-being check for the occupants, but led to the discovery of the body of a 65-year-old man who had been strangled. According to police, George Hite died of ligature strangulation, which means something other than hands was used. Hite had been living with his 94-year-old mother, Agnes Hite, at the complex and was her caretaker. She was found unharmed on the floor, but was dehydrated as she was unable to get food or water on her own. It is not known how long she went without care before police discovered her and her son.
  • Missing Santa Cruz 8 year old girl was raped and strangled (by illegal alien?)

    07/28/2015 6:09:22 PM PDT · by MrShoop · 97 replies
    KRON ^ | 07/28/2015 | Mario Sevilla
    Missing Santa Cruz girl was raped and strangled, sources say SANTA CRUZ (KRON) — Sources say that the 8-year-old girl who vanished from her Santa Cruz apartment complex Sunday night was raped and strangled before her body was found inside a dumpster. Madyson Middleton’s body was discovered inside of a dumpster at the Tannery Arts Center by one of the department’s detectives Monday night. Police are not sure how long the body was inside the dumpster. [...] Initial reports of Middleton’s disappearance were received at 6:08 p.m. Sunday night, police said. Surveillance video captured footage of the girl riding her...
  • South Carolina dad strangled 5 kids to death: officials

    09/15/2014 7:09:57 AM PDT · by GailA · 20 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/13/14
    The five South Carolina children allegedly killed by their own father may have been strangled to death, officials said. Investigators have had troubling determining a cause of death for Timothy Jones Jr.'s five kids because their little bodies were largely decomposed when police found them ditched on the side of an Alabama highway. But on Friday, officials said the initial exams seem to suggest the children — ages 1 to 8 — died by strangulation, Alabama's Wilcox County District Attorney Michael Jackson told The State.
  • Treasury looks to stop 'corporate deserters' on its own

    08/21/2014 5:10:22 AM PDT · by W. · 26 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 21, 2014 | Joseph Lawler
    President Obama doesn't have the authority to simply stop the companies he calls “corporate deserters” from taking up legal residency in low-tax countries. The Obama administration began examining its ability to take executive action to address corporate inversions without Congress because it lacks the support of Republicans. "Unless the U.S. corporate tax rate is reduced to 10 percent or less," Harvey told the Examiner, "it will still be beneficial for U.S. [multinational corporations] to invert."
  • Traverse City man tried to kill girlfriend, who didn't like him going to strip club, prosecutor says

    04/24/2014 4:52:56 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 15 replies
    Mlive ^ | 4-24-2014 | John Agar
    GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, MI – A Traverse City man is accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend because she did not like him going to strip clubs, authorities said Thursday, April 24. Sean Jones, 30, has been charged with attempted murder and assault by strangulation, Grand Traverse County Prosecutor Bob Cooney said. "The allegation is that he was strangling her in an attempt to kill her,” Cooney told The Grand Rapids Press/ He said that Jones allegedly tried to kill her because of “her not wanting him to go to strip clubs.” Cooney said it was unclear what club Jones...
  • Calgary mom who strangled daughter gets suspended sentence

    07/15/2010 11:15:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 2+ views
    Calgary Herald ^ | July 15, 2010 | Daryl Slade
    Aset Magomadova placed on probation for three years. The Calgary mother who killed her teenage daughter by strangling her with a scarf more than three years ago will not have to spend a day in jail, a judge ruled on Thursday. Court of Queen's Bench Justice Sal LoVecchio... deemed she did not intend to kill her, even though such an act required at least 2 1/2 minutes of continuous strangulation to cause death... Magomadova, 40, a refugee from the wartorn country of Chechnya, was originally charged with second-degree murder for killing her daughter Aminat...
  • Girl strangles herself dancing to Lady Gaga

    01/26/2010 10:11:02 PM PST · by myknowledge · 48 replies · 1,782+ views
    Nine News ^ | January 27, 2010 | ninemsn staff
    A schoolgirl in the UK accidentally hanged herself with a dressing gown cord while dancing in her bedroom to Lady Gaga. Megan Williams, 10, from Manchester in north-west England, put the cord around her neck as she danced around the room, the Daily Mail newspaper reports. The cord, which had been tied in a loop on a bunk bed, tightened and eventually strangled Megan to death as she struggled to escape. An inquest heard Megan's sister had tied the dressing gown cord to the bunk bed so she could put her leg into the loop and pull herself up. The...
  • JonBenet Ramsey Murder Suspect Karr - Case Thread 2

    08/28/2006 9:01:50 AM PDT · by Rte66 · 385 replies · 4,191+ views
    FRee Republic ^ | 8/28/06 | FReepers, et alii
    This is a reference thread with links to previous FR threads discussing the arrest of a suspect, John Mark Karr, in the decade-old cold case concerning the murder of JonBenet Ramsey, plus case resources for continued commentary on investigation of the crime.
  • Cops: Girl Died While Playing With Family Dog

    01/25/2006 10:45:07 AM PST · by iPod Shuffle · 266 replies · 5,283+ views
    AP ^ | 1/25/06
    Cops: Girl Died While Playing With Family Dog (AP) MANORVILLE A six-year-old girl playing with her dog in the backyard was strangled - when the pet apparently grabbed her scarf and playfully pulled her down to the ground and dragged her around the yard. Suffolk County Homicide Detective Lieutenant John Fitzpatrick calls it "an absolutely tragic story." Police say the accident happened in the backyard of little Kaitlyn Hassard at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon. The girl came home from school wearing the scarf and the dog began pulling on it. The girl's mother put the dog in the backyard and a...
  • Ten Year Old, Arrested for Giving Food to Terri Schiavo, Apologizes

    09/01/2005 9:51:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 1,405 replies · 13,831+ views
    LifeSite ^ | August 31, 2005 Wednesday August 31, 2005 Ten Year Old Arrested for Giving Food to Terri Schiavo Apologizes TAMPA BAY, August 31, 2005 ( - Ten year-old Joshua Heldreth, the eldest of eight children, was arrested on Good Friday of this year for trespassing while attempting to bring a drink of water to Miss Terri Schaivo.  Days later Schiavo died of intentional dehydration.  In court Joshua pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 25 hours of community service and ordered to write an apology for his actions.The boy whose arrest photo was splashed on front pages of newspapers across the nation wrote in...
  • CBA to Examine Jon R. Thogmartin, M.D. Medical Examiner for Pinellas and Pasco Counties,

    04/02/2005 5:14:14 AM PST · by BellStar · 42 replies · 1,912+ views
    Clearwater Bar Association ^ | July 26 2001 | CBA Mark S. Hamilton
    Scheduled speaker for the July 26 membership luncheon at the Harborview Center is Jon R. Thogmartin, M.D., District Medical Examiner for District 6, Pinellas and Pasco Counties, since December 2000. Dr. Thogmartin was born in Wellington, Texas, and received his doctorate in medicine in 1990 from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and his bachelor of science in biology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 1986, magna cum laude. Dr. Thogmartin was Associate Medical Examiner in Broward County and Dade County before becoming District 15 Medical Examiner in Palm Beach County in April 1999, a position...
  • Governor Bush Can Intervene in Spite of Court Ruling - Vanity

    03/24/2005 9:04:38 AM PST · by eartotheground · 3 replies · 238+ views
    Florida Statutes ^ | unknown | state of florida
    2) EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE SERVICES INTERVENTION.--If the department has reasonable cause to believe that a vulnerable adult is suffering from abuse or neglect that presents a risk of death or serious physical injury to the vulnerable adult and that the vulnerable adult lacks the capacity to consent to emergency protective services, the department may take action under this subsection. If the vulnerable adult has the capacity to consent and refuses consent to emergency protective services, emergency protective services may not be provided. (a) Emergency entry of premises.--If, upon arrival at the scene of the incident, consent is not obtained for access...
  • Was Terri Schiavo Beaten in 1990?

    03/24/2005 6:00:14 AM PST · by eartotheground · 374 replies · 5,556+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | November 14th, 2003 5:30 PM | Nat Hentoff
    There is a new dimension in the fierce battle over whether Terri Schiavo's life is worth saving. A federally funded investigation has begun into certain medical judgments made by her husband and guardian, Michael Schiavo, including decisions in recent months. But more important is whether the inquiry will discover what actually caused Terri Schiavo's alleged cardiac arrest in 1990, which is said to be the reason her brain was deprived of oxygen, resulting in her condition for the past 13 years. The degree to which this investigation is widely reported by the media may help determine whether Terri Schiavo lives...
  • Attorneys argue over questioning of witnesses in Schiavo case

    04/19/2004 5:23:21 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 33 replies · 401+ views
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL ^ | 4/19/2004 | Vickie Chachere
    Attorneys argue over questioning of witnesses in Schiavo case By VICKIE CHACHERE Associated Press Writer CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The attorney for a man seeking to end his severely brain-damaged wife's life argued Monday that Gov. Jeb Bush shouldn't be allowed to gather new evidence in the case because the judge has all the information he needs to decide if the law keeping Terri Schiavo alive is unconstitutional. The governor's attorney countered that questioning is needed because lawmakers were uncomfortable with Michael Schiavo's motives in wanting to withdraw food and hydration from his wife. Those questions are central to determining whether...
  • Terri Schiavo Case: Gov. Bush Asks To Meet New Guardian

    11/07/2003 1:22:29 PM PST · by flattorney · 17 replies · 429+ views
    Sun Hearld ^ | Nov 7, 2003 | TERE FIGUERAS
    Gov. Bush Asks To Meet Guardian Request to meet with the guardian ad litem of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo prompts questions from lawyers and legal experts. BY TERE FIGUERAS Miami Herald Gov. Jeb Bush has asked to meet with Terri Schiavo's new court-appointed guardian, saying he wants to express his concerns in person and assist the medical expert in ''determining the scope'' of his review of the brain-damaged woman's case. Bush sent his letter Thursday to University of South Florida professor Jay Wolfson, the guardian ad litem for Schiavo, a 39-year-old woman who has been in a vegetative state since a...
  • Schiavo case deserves less-reckless handling

    11/01/2003 11:04:56 AM PST · by Future Useless Eater · 37 replies · 347+ views
    Tallahassee Democrat ^ | Nov 01, 2003 | Leo Sandon
    Schiavo case deserves less-reckless handling by: Leo Sandon Tallahassee Democrat Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 In this week's latest development in the Terri Schiavo case, attorneys for husband Michael Schiavo filed a brief challenging the constitutionality of "Terri's Law," the hurriedly enacted state measure empowering Gov. Jeb Bush to keep the severely brain-damaged woman alive. Now the case is perhaps the most visible, bitterly contentious and exhaustively protracted right-to-die drama since Karen Ann Quinlan's in 1978. It exemplifies the personal, medical, legal, political, ethical and religious components that make end-of-life decisions so complicated. The problem is in the first instance a...
  • Professor Appointed to Probe Schiavo Case

    10/31/2003 8:16:51 PM PST · by Future Useless Eater · 407 replies · 7,400+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | Nov 1, 2003 | Vickie Chachere
    Professor Appointed to Probe Schiavo Case Saturday November 1, 2003 1:01 AM By VICKIE CHACHERE Associated Press Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A judge appointed a University of South Florida professor on Friday to independently investigate the case of a severely brain-damaged woman at the center of a right-to-die battle. Jay Wolfson, an expert on health care financing, will report to Gov. Jeb Bush and recommend whether the stay the governor enacted to keep Terri Schiavo alive should be allowed to remain. Schiavo suffered severe brain damage when her heart stopped due to a chemical imbalance and has been in...
  • TV reporter's killing stuns Abilene - Police hope forensic results will help solve recent murder

    10/05/2002 3:18:36 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 21 replies · 534+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 5, 2002 | By KIMBERLY DURNAN / Dallas Web Staff
    TV reporter's killing stuns Abilene Police hope forensic results will help solve recent strangulation 10/05/2002 By KIMBERLY DURNAN / Dallas Web Staff A small-town TV reporter from small-town Montana is strangled in her apartment. Few clues, no witnesses, no suspects and a grieving mother. Fresh out of college, 22-year-old Jennifer Servo arrived in Texas this summer as a general-assignment reporter to cover the Big Country for NBC affiliate KRBC in Abilene. Those who knew her said she was one of Montana's brightest stars - a top student at the University of Montana, an education she paid for with a...