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  • Washington state’s ‘Green River Killer,’ other inmates denied coronavirus release in 5-4 vote

    04/24/2020 3:43:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    1010 WCSI ^ | 4/24/20
    In a 5-4 vote Thursday, the state Supreme Court of Washington rejected a lawsuit calling for the release of thousands of inmates to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, according to reports. Those narrowly missing a shot at freedom included Gary Ridgway, the so-called “Green River Killer,” who in 2003 was sentenced to life in prison after confessing to killing as many as 49 women in the 1980s, Seattle’s KIRO radio reported. A lawyer representing the inmates being considered for release – about two-thirds of the state’s prison population, according to KIRO – argued that those behind bars aren’t...
  • UPS worker planning mass shooting had 20,000 rounds of ammo and weapons cache, police say

    03/05/2020 9:06:26 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies ^ | 3/2/2020 | Tim Stelloh
    Authorities searching the California home of a UPS worker who threatened a mass shooting found body armor, tactical rifles and 20,000 rounds of ammunition, police said Monday. Thomas Andrews, 32, was arrested on suspicion of evading police, driving under the influence and several weapons violations, police in Sunnyvale said in a statement. Authorities said they received a report Sunday night that Andrews was planning a mass shooting at the UPS facility in the city of Sunnyvale, near San Jose. When officers tried to stop him three hours later, shortly after 11 p.m. PT, a pursuit on one of the state’s...
  • Massachusetts woman mauled to death by family dog while having seizure

    12/22/2019 7:48:27 AM PST · by frogjerk · 17 replies
    A Massachusetts woman was mauled to death by the family dog while suffering a seizure, according to a report. Melissa Astacio, 44, was having a seizure around 5:30 p.m. in her Somerset home when the 8-year-old pit bull attacked her, news station WJAR reported. Her daughter, Heaven, was calling 911 for help when the dog named Amigo pounced on the woman, who had a history of seizures. “I don’t think he was trying to attack her,” her daughter told WJAR. “I think the dog was just trying to help my mom but he’s just a dog and he didn’t know...
  • Murder suspect grew frustrated when UIC student didn’t react to his catcalls

    11/27/2019 3:29:06 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | November 26, 2019 | Megan Crepeau
    A parolee charged with killing a University of Illinois at Chicago honor student spotted her as she walked alone past a CTA Blue Line stop on campus early Saturday morning and grew angered when she ignored his repeated attempts to talk, Cook County prosecutors alleged Tuesday. As Ruth George reached her car in a UIC parking garage, prosecutors said, Donald Thurman grabbed her around the neck from behind and put her in a chokehold. With his arm still wrapped around her neck, Thurman dragged an unconscious George to her car and threw her in the back seat, where he sexually...
  • Parole approved for Illinois inmate in 1960 triple-killing

    11/22/2019 5:25:48 PM PST · by LibertyWoman · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/21/2019 | Staff
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois officials have granted parole to an 80-year-old inmate sentenced to life in prison for the 1960 killings of three suburban Chicago women, whose brutalized bodies were found in a cave at a state park. The Illinois Prisoner Review Board voted 9-4 Thursday to approve Chester Weger's 24th request for release.
  • FBI: 'Most prolific serial killer in U.S. history' possibly linked to woman killed in Houston

    10/07/2019 9:44:40 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7 October 2019 | Danny Hermosillo and Julian Gill
    When you think of serial killers, names like Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy and even Houston's own "Candyman," Dean Corll, probably pop to mind. But the FBI says Samuel Little is the worst of the worst, having confessed to 93 murders, and even sketching many of his victims from memory to help police identify them.
  • Paris police killings: Attacker showed signs of 'radicalisation'

    10/05/2019 4:26:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/05/2019
    Mickaël Harpon had contact with members of the Salafist movement. He had exchanged text messages of a religious nature with his wife before the attack, the prosecutor added. He also defended the 2015 terrorist attack on the magazine Charlie Hebdo and other atrocities, Mr Ricard said. Anti-terror investigators took over the inquiry on Friday. It was initially regarded as a criminal matter. The 45-year-old IT expert, who worked at the police headquarters, was shot dead on Thursday by a junior police officer after he attacked colleagues in several offices at the central police building.
  • California gang member in custody after stabbing, robbery spree that killed 4, wounded 2: police

    08/08/2019 9:05:58 PM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies ^ | 8/8/2019 | talia kaplan
    A “documented gang member,” who police said "should have been in prison," was responsible for a two-hour stabbing and robbery rampage in Southern California that killed four people and injured two, authorities said Thursday. Garden Grove Police Chief Tom DaRé told reporters that Zachary Castaneda "could have injured or killed many other people" had he not been apprehended as he walked out of a convenience store in the neighboring city of Santa Ana, dropping a knife and a gun he had taken from a security guard he had just killed. Police told reporters the violence appeared to be “random," with...
  • CNN Refuses To Report Illegal Alien Serial Killer Who Murdered 19 Elderly Women In Texas

    08/08/2019 7:09:27 PM PDT · by montag813 · 35 replies
    BorderPac ^ | 08-08-2019 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes CNN has refused to air a report about an illegal alien who was charged in Dallas, Texas for murdering 19 elderly women -- and who may be a suspect in dozens more. The story broke last month when Kenyan national Billy Chemirmir, 46, was charged with the deaths of six women in Dallas County and then was charged on Thursday with the deaths of five women in Collin County. Chemirmir was already in prison from charges he faces from 2018 involving another alleged murder of an elderly woman. The story garnered national attention and was widely reported on...
  • School shooter Andrew Golden killed in car crash 21 years after deadly attack

    07/29/2019 12:10:39 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    nypost ^ | July 28, 201 | Tamar Lapin
    Drew Grant, 33, who had legally changed his name from Andrew Golden, died Saturday night when his Honda CRV collided head-on with a Chevrolet Tahoe on Highway 167, about 100 miles north of Little Rock Ark., local TV-station KAIT reported. The driver of the second vehicle, 59-year-old Daniel Petty was also killed in the crash and three other people, including two adults and a child, were injured and taken to hospitals, State Police said. Cops didn’t say what vehicle they were in, how badly they were hurt or who was responsible for the crash. Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler...
  • DeWayne Craddock was violent with co-workers before Virginia Beach shooting: report

    06/03/2019 6:00:34 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 27 replies ^ | June 2, 2019 | Lee Brown
    The gunman who shot 12 people dead at a Virginia Beach municipal building had been facing disciplinary action for a violent fight at work, according to a report. (Snip) Craddock reportedly knew he was facing disciplinary action for the fight when he went into the municipal building with two .45-caliber handguns, at least one of which was equipped with a sound suppressor — and both of which were purchased legally.
  • DeWayne Craddock: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    06/01/2019 5:10:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies ^ | Jun 1, 2019 | Jessica McBride
    DeWayne Craddock: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know DeWayne Craddock, a public utilities engineer whose name frequently appeared on city notices, was named as the mass shooter who opened fire “indiscriminately” at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, killing 12 people and wounding others, in the nation’s latest horrific active shooter event. The Wall Street Journal and CNN reported that Craddock was the shooter; Heavy confirmed the name through police scanner audio, which you can listen to later in this article (be forewarned that it is very disturbing). Officers named DeWayne Craddock as the shooter to dispatchers early on in...
  • Speculation Beta Taurid meteor shower may conceal killer asteroids

    05/17/2019 12:50:41 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies ^ | 5/16/19 | Jamie Seidel
    Every year, Earth passes through the tail of the comet Encke - twice. This isn’t unusual. We regularly cross cometary trails of ice and dust. But this one may be different. It could have been the source of the dramatic 1908 Tunguska airburst which flattened hundreds of square kilometres of Russian forest. The 45m wide comet fragment struck on June 30, at the height of the Beta Taurid shower. Was it, in fact, a part of that shower? Astronomer and science advocate Dr Phil Plait says it is possible. Calculations of its trajectory indicate the Tunguska object came from the...
  • Exclusive: Gunman who killed Davis Officer Natalie Corona was ordered to surrender AR-15 rifle

    01/12/2019 12:10:41 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 89 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/12/19 | Sam Stanton
    The gunman who shot and killed Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona Thursday night has been identified as Kevin Douglas Limbaugh, a 48-year-old man who was ordered last fall to surrender a semiautomatic rifle after he was convicted in a battery case. Yolo County Superior Court records show Limbaugh was charged in September with battery with serious bodily injury, a incident that a source said stemmed from him punching a co-worker at Cache Creek Casino in the face after a dispute. The case was resolved as a misdemeanor conviction, and California Department of Justice records show he agreed to surrender a...
  • Suspected serial killer Samuel Little may be connected to at least 90 murders

    11/15/2018 1:13:14 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 35 replies
    NBCNews ^ | 11/14/18 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    A man convicted of murdering three women in California and recently charged with killing a woman in Texas could be connected to more than 90 murders committed across more than a dozen states and three decades, Texas authorities said Tuesday. Samuel Little, 78, has provided investigators details on a "multitude" of murders he may have committed from 1970 to 2005 in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Illinois, Ohio, California, Indiana, Arizona, New Mexico and South Carolina, according to the Wise County Sheriff’s Office. Little is currently incarcerated at the office's jail. If Little is found guilty of the...
  • Suspected LA killer linked to van found in Galveston

    09/28/2018 6:34:24 AM PDT · by BronzePencil · 3 replies
    Galveston County Daily News ^ | September 26, 2018 | John Wayne Ferguson
    A man arrested in California under suspicion of killing three men with a baseball bat, and badly beating another, also is a suspect in the disappearance of two people who police searched for on Galveston Island last month. Police in Santa Monica, California, on Monday arrested Ramon Escobar, 47, in the killing of three homeless men in Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Times. Another homeless man who was beaten and is in a coma also was connected to Escobar’s arrest, police said.
  • Accused emu killer Jacob MacDonald says running down emus ‘funny at the time’

    09/22/2018 3:02:15 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    Adelaide Now ^ | 9/22/18
    A VICTORIAN man who deliberately ran down emus in his ute on a country road near the South Australian border has said his actions were the “biggest stuff up” of his life. Jacob MacDonald, 20, was charged with numerous animal cruelty and traffic offences on Friday after the video he filmed of himself running over the emus went viral on social media. MacDonald, pictured, is from Cowangie, a small town only kilometres from the South Australian border. Yesterday, speaking publicly for the first time since the incident, he said that while running down the emus as they crossed Pallarang Rd...
  • Don’t be fooled – Karl Marx was a hate-filled totalitarian whose ideas killed millions

    09/05/2018 7:08:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07.09.18 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    The thought of Karl Marx, a German political agitator whose theory of “scientific socialism” wreaked havoc on the world for most of the 20th century, would seem to have been consigned to the ash heap of history following the fall of the Eastern Bloc communist regimes from 1989 to 1991. After decades of mass murder claiming tens of millions of victims, as well as the totalitarian oppression of hundreds of millions more, the reputation of Marxism had been destroyed almost completely, seemingly assuring its final demise.However, a resurgence of interest in Marx’s thought has been ongoing since 2008, when the...
  • Autonomous killer drones begin patrolling the Great Barrier Reef

    09/04/2018 7:52:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    The starfish feeds on native coral that call the reef home -- and they are key to the reef's ecology. No coral, no reef and so the starfish must be destroyed. In 2015, researchers at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) unveiled the technology known as the Crown-Of-Thorns Starfish robot (COTSbot) to deal with the threat. When deployed, the autonomous robot was able to seek out crown-of-thorns starfish (with 99 percent accuracy) and inject them with a chemical cocktail that causes them to break out in nasty blisters and eventually die. Now, that same research team has unveiled RangerBot, the...
  • A fight on the freeway left 1 man dead - then a car ran over his killer, Calif. cops say

    08/13/2018 5:58:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Merced Sun Star ^ | 8/12/18 | ADESUWA AGBONILE
    **SNIP** The vehicles stuck each other in the northbound lanes of I-5 in Sacramento, Calif., around 3:44 a.m., according to Mike Zerfas, California Highway Patrol public information officer. The two drivers, both male, then drove farther north on the freeway, stopped near Del Paso Road, exited their vehicles and began to fight, Zerfas said. One of the drivers was killed in the fight after suffering what appears to be blunt force trauma. Then the second driver, walking north on the freeway, was struck and killed by a passing motorist.