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    NAPERVILLE (WLS) -- The parents of a murdered professor continue to seek justice five years after he was shot and killed outside of a Naperville school.Matthew Lange was picking up his young son when he was shot and killed while sitting in his car. Now, Lange's family is speaking out in hopes of spurring new leads in the investigation of the unsolved murder."It's been awful. There's no way to describe it," said Lange's father David. "I still have trouble sleeping at night five years later."David and Sandy Lange said their son's future was looking bright.The 37-year-old had recently earned his doctorate and was working at his dream job as a professor at Lewis University in Romeoville. He just bought a new house and was looking forward to moving in with his young son.RELATED: $50K reward offered in Naperville murder, unsolved after 1 yearBut as he waited outside to pick up his son at school, he was shot to death. Police are still looking for the killer."We'd really like this to be solved. I don't know if it'll make us feel...
    A Tennessee man was arrested Monday in connection to the death of 22-year-old Robertson County Sheriff's Deputy Savanna Puckett, who was found shot in her burning home on Sunday.  James Jackson Conn, 27, was taken into custody after an hours-long standoff with SWAT on Monday morning and charged with first-degree murder and aggravated arson. He is currently being held without bail at the Robertson County Jail.  James Jackson Conn, 27, is facing murder and arson charges in connection to the death of 22-year-old Robertson County Sheriff's deputy Savanna Puckett.  (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation) Deputy Puckett missed her shift at work on Sunday afternoon, prompting a colleague to drive by her house in Springfield, Tennessee.  When the colleague arrived, Puckett's home was on fire. The fire department responded and made entry into the home, where they found Puckett suffering from at least one gunshot wound. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.  TENNESSEE SHERIFF'S DEPUTY FOUND SHOT TO DEATH INSIDE HOME ENGULFED IN FLAMES The investigation into Puckett's death led Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents to Conn's home in Smyrna,...
    The family of Brent Mack, a Black man killed allegedly by his former employer, advocated for justice after Mack’s death. It took an Oklahoma judge revoking the bond of an accused murderer to slow the benefits of white privilege for a Logan County businessman accused of killing one of his employees and burying his body in a septic tank. Still, Daniel Triplett was granted a $500,000 bond and sent home on Jan. 14, wearing an ankle monitor in lieu of being jailed until his trial over the death of Brent Mack, ABC-affiliated KOCO News reported. “This man is off the streets. He shouldn’t have been on the … streets to begin with,” the victim's son, Brendon, told KOCO. Triplett was only sent back to jail after violating the terms of his release and going to a bank, gas station, and restaurant. The bank teller recognized Triplett and reported him to authorities, KOCO reported. “What you saw here was a man who had an opportunity to get privilege," the Mack family attorney Demario Solomon-Simmons told the news station. "He was given a...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A St. Paul man is facing murder charges for allegedly shooting his longtime girlfriend over the weekend. Mark Antonio Bell Jr., 35, is charged with second-degree murder in the early Saturday morning shooting of 31-year-old Latifa Brown, court documents filed in Ramsey County show. If convicted of the murder charge, Bell faces up to 40 years in prison. READ MORE: Minnesota Groups Unite To Oppose Recreational Marijuana LegalizationAccording to a criminal complaint, the shooting happened shortly after midnight at a duplex on 43 Lyton Place in St. Paul’s North End neighborhood. Responding officers found Brown covered in blood and lying on the ground outside near a minivan. Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene. Later, a medical examiner determined her cause of death was a gunshot wound to the mouth. Neighbors reported to investigators that they heard a noisy argument before a single gunshot was fired in the duplex. At the scene, police detained Bell and another man. The other man told investigators that he and Bell were trying to get Brown into...
    A Pennsylvania man was arrested and charged with fatally shooting his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend inside a Pottstown home over the weekend, authorities said. Avery Nascimento, 21, was charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, strangulation, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person, and related offenses in the shooting of his 34-year-old girlfriend, and killing of her ex-boyfriend, 36-year-old Sean Robbins early Sunday, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R.  Steele and Pottstown Police Chief Mick Markovich jointly announced in a Monday release. Police were called to a home in the 100 block of Sheridan Street around 2:40 a.m. Sunday on a report of shots fired, authorities said. Arriving officers found Sodonia Medunic outside of her house suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Inside the home, officers found Robbins, who was dead from a gunshot wound to the head, police said. Medunic was taken to Reading Hospital for treatment and is expected to survive, authorities said. An investigation found that Medunic and Nascimento had been in a romantic relationship and he had been at her house that day to "hang out," according to the DA's office. An argument then...
    OAKLAND — After a split verdict where jurors convicted him of attempting to kill BART cops but couldn’t reach a verdict on the murder count, a Bay Area man admitted to murdering his friend and received a life sentence last year, court records show. Charles Goetting, 33, pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in the shooting of 40-year-old Colin Anderson, which Goetting’s attorney argued at trial was self-defense. After the plea, Judge Trina Thompson sentenced Goetting to 35 years to life, court records show. The sentence was handed down last summer, but has not been previously reported. The latest development: last week, a judge set the schedule for the First District Appellate Court to review Goetting’s attempted murder convictions. That process will likely take years, court records show. Goetting shot BART police Ofc. Timothy Eads in the arm on Christmas Day 2015, as Eads and BART police Ofc. Carlos Dazhan were getting ready to search Goetting’s U-Haul truck. Video obtained by this newspaper shows that after Goetting fired, Dazhan shot Goetting multiple times, then called for medical assistance. Anderson’s...
    OAKLAND — A 41-year-old man was shot Monday morning in the Pill Hill area, authorities said. The man was in stable condition at a hospital with wounds to both legs, authorities said. The man was shot about 9 a.m. in the 500 block of 31st Street, a residential area west of Telegraph Avenue just below Interstate 980. The man was shot by another man, possibly in a dispute over a vehicle, authorities said.  The suspect  fled in a vehicle before police got on scene. A detailed description of the shooter was not released. Officers found the wounded man in the middle of the street and provided emergency first aid to him until paramedics responded. Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $5,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the shooter.  Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3426 or Crime Stoppers at 510–777-8572. Related Articles Dublin: Ex-federal prison guard agrees to plea deal with prosecutors in sexual abuse case Walnut Creek police fire bean-bag round in arrest of two ...
    A second man has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of a 25-year-old Norristown man who was killed by a stray bullet that came through his window while he was eating Thanksgiving dinner in his home, authorities said. Savian “Dexx” Creary, 19, of Philadelphia,  was arrested on Jan. 22 and charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy, and related offenses, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and Norristown Police Chief Derrick Wood jointly announced Monday. Edilberto Miguel Palaez-Moctezuma was sitting at the table eating dinner inside an Arch Street home when he was shot by Kevon Clarke, 19, who was arrested on Dec. 13 and charged with first-degree murder, authorities said. Norristown police were called to the home around 9:30 p.m. Nov. 25, where Palaez-Moctezuma was found with a gunshot wound to his torso, authorities said. He was flown to Penn Presbyterian, where he was pronounced dead.  CLICK HERE to read more about the deadly shooting, Two men, believed to be Creary and Tymere "Brady" Parker, 20, are seen in surveillance video running from the shooting scene. Creary...
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS/AP) — A second man has been arrested and a third is being sought in the murder of 25-year-old Edilberto Miguel Palaez Moctezuma, who died after being hit with a stray bullet while eating Thanksgiving dinner with his family in their Norristown home, prosecutors said Monday. The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office said 19-year-old Savian Creary, of Philadelphia, was arrested Saturday, and an arrest warrant has been issued for 20-year-old Tymere Parker, of Philadelphia. READ MORE: City Launches 'Philadelphia Tax Center' Website Just In Time For Tax Season (Credit: Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office) Both Creary and Parker are being charged with first- and third-degree murder and conspiracy in the Nov. 25 killing of Pelaez Moctezuma. Police said the victim was shot in the torso just before 9:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and was flown to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. READ MORE: Son Of Philadelphia Police Officer Shot Multiple Times In Apparent Robbery In North Philadelphia, DA SaysNineteen-year-old Kevon Clarke was arrested and charged last month. Prosecutors allege that he fired several shots in...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Prosecutors with the Denver District Attorney’s Office have charged Michael Ninomiya with the attempted murder of his 5-year-old son. Ninomiya, 42, also faces several other charges, including attempted child abuse resulting in death, child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury and two counts of a sentencing enhancement charge. Michael Ninomiya (credit: Denver Police) Officers rushed to the Cherry Creek Trail on Jan. 12 after Ninomiya called 911 for help. Firefighters located him and his son near Boston Street and Cornell Avenue. The child was rushed to Children’s Hospital where he remained in critical condition on Monday. Ninomiya’s public defender has indicated that his actions may have been a result of mental illness. Prosecutors claim that he intentionally harmed his son. Ninomiya is scheduled to appear in Denver District Court on Tuesday for his advisement.
    By Lucas Shaw | Bloomberg Amazon.com Inc. said it’s buying exclusive advertising and distribution rights to popular true crime podcast “My Favorite Murder,” as well as other shows from the Exactly Right Media network as it seeks to bulk up its audio advertising business. “My Favorite Murder” was ranked No. 4 globally last week, according to Chartable. Comedians Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark started the show in 2016 and capitalized on the surging interest in true crime podcasts. In each episode, they talk about a murder or another true crime story. The company also distributes shows such as “The Murder Squad,” “Lady to Lady” and “This Podcast Will Kill You.” The deal mirrors an agreement Amazon made for the comedy podcast “SmartLess.” Amazon Music and Wondery will offer new episodes of the podcasts for a week before they are available on other services, and the e-commerce giant has the exclusive rights to sell advertising for the shows from Exactly Right Media. “Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark have built an enormous following of devoted and enthusiastic fans with the global success...
    What was the reaction? Critics pounced on Hochul and her rush to blame guns for the murder of a police officer that happened allegedly at the hands of a person who should not have had a gun in the first place. "Clueless Kathy: A career criminal you & others like to coddle shot the NYPD cops. You talk tough on guns but NYC prosecutors drop charges on majority of gun crimes. You resist tougher gun crime penalties. Your 'bail reform' is a disaster. Your LG is 'defund the police' Wake up!" Rob Astorino, who is running for governor of New York as a Republican, said. "Guns don’t kill people…. People kill people. And the person is the problem. If it’s not a gun, then it’s some other type of weapon. The problem here is the person. Need to deal with very mean and evil people with weapons," another person said. "We are done with this ideology. The illegal guns will continue to be issues as long as there are bad people who are comfortable with the risk...
    A former Pleasanton police sergeant will be charged with murder in a crash that killed a young woman, the Tuolumne County district attorney said. Theodore Young, 63, is scheduled to appear in court Monday to face charges of murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence causing brain injury, and driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher causing brain injury with a prior driving under the influence conviction. On the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 18, Young’s pickup reportedly crossed the center line on Highway 49 near Jamestown and crashed head-on into a sedan driven by Rebekah Gall, 27, of Oakdale, the California Highway Patrol said. She was taken by helicopter to a Modesto hospital, where she died Friday. Young was not injured. He was arrested at the crash scene on suspicion of driving under the influence causing injury, and was released early Wednesday on $30,000 bail. After Gall’s death, Young was rearrested Saturday by CHP officers. The agency had sought a Ramey warrant, which allows an arrest before formal charges are filed. Young is a...
    The FBI has determined that the late Brian Laundrie was not involved in the unsolved murders of two women in Utah last year. Kylen Schulte, age 24, and her 38-year-old wife, Crystal Turner, were found shot multiple times in a ditch close to their campsite in the city of Moab, Utah on Wednesday, Aug. 18 after complaining about a “weirdo” and “creep” who had been camping near them. Days before the two women were killed, Long Island natives Gabby Petito and Laundrie, were questioned by Moab police officers in the area over a domestic violence call, causing many to speculate that Laundrie may have been involved in the murders. Gabby Petito, of Blue Point, was found murdered a short time later in a remote camping area. Shortly after, investigators revealed they were looking into possible connections between the two cases. Related Story: Brian Laundrie Took Responsibility For Gabby Petito’s Death, FBI Announces But a letter released by the Grand County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, Jan. 19 put to rest any speculation that either was involved in the brutal murders. Grand County...
    Two brothers have been arrested for the alleged murder of a missing area man. The New York State Police arrested two Sullivan County men, Jack Carter, age 21, and Nick Carter, age 26, both of Glen Spey, on Wednesday, Jan. 19, for the murder of a missing area man. The arrest stems from an investigation into a missing person report for 74-year-old Mark Eckert, of Glen Spey, who was last seen at his home on Saturday, Jan, 15, said New York State Police Trooper Steven Nevel. An investigation ensued and on Jan. 19, Eckert's was located dead on his property, Nevel said. Jack and Nick Carter were located and arrested in New Jersey and are awaiting extradition back to New York, Nevel said. The New York State Police were assisted by the New Jersey State Police, Rockaway Township Police, and the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office. A reason for the murder has not been determined.
    SONORA (CBS13) — Theodore Young was arrested for the murder of Rebekah Gall, who died from injuries she sustained in a driving under the influence crash on State Route 108 near Chicken Ranch Road on January 18, 2022, according to the Tuolumne County District Attorney’s Office. Young was arrested and bailed on accusations of DUI in connection with the incident on Tuesday. Officers from the California Highway Patrol apprehended him after obtaining a warrant for his arrest. The CHP was able to arrest Young without having to wait for formal charges to be filed by the District Attorney’s Office on Monday by obtaining a Ramey warrant. The District Attorney’s Office backed CHP’s request for a Ramey arrest warrant in order to apprehend Young for murder. On Monday, January 24, 2022, a complaint will be filed by the District Attorney’s Office charging Young with murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence causing brain injury, and driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher causing brain injury with a prior driving under the influence conviction.
    An elections official in Connecticut is charged with murder after allegedly shooting her tenant dead.  Ellen Wink, a 61-year-old Republican deputy registrar of voters in Norwalk, Conn., was being held Friday on a $1 million bond following the deadly shooting in a home she owns on Nelson Avenue. The victim, identified as 54-year-old Kurt Lametta, was renting the home where the shooting took place, and Wink, who reportedly was his landlord, lived in the house next door on the same street.  DC COUNCIL CANDIDATE CARJACKED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT ON CAMERA DEMANDS STRONGER COMMUNITY POLICING  Norwalk police said patrol officers responded to a 911 at 11:52 a.m. about a "disturbance" involving the two inside the home and found Lametta "had sustained multiple gunshot wounds." The man was pronounced dead at the scene by Norwalk Hospital Emergency Medical Service. Patrol officers located Wink at the scene and immediately detained her, according to a press release from the department.  Ellen Wink, 61, is being held on a $1 million bond for murder.  (Norwalk Police Department) Detectives placed Wink under arrest by 1...
    An Ulster County grand jury has indicted an area man for the shooting death of a popular musician and tattoo artist. Orange County resident, Walter Post Jr., age 26, of Pine Bush, was indicted for the second-degree murder of 29-year-old Michael Hankins of Woodridge, said Ulster County District Attorney David Clegg. According to District Attorney's Office, it's alleged that in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Jan. 11, Post stalked his ex-girlfriend and her home. See Related Story: Area Murder Victim Was A Musician Who Enjoyed Hiking, Fishing Hankins, an acquaintance, was visiting the ex-girlfriend's home at the time. Post disable Hankins' car, the DA's Office said. A short time later, Hankins left, but stopped on vinegar Hill Road in Ulster County where he was shot several times at close range outside of his car and found on the side of the road across from the vehicle, officials said. Later that morning, Post told his mother and others that he had killed someone. Recognizing police activity later that morning around his home, he surrendered without incident, the DA's Office said. He...
    POLICE in Utah have identified several persons of interest in the double homicide case of a newlywed couple who were gunned down at a campsite near Moab last summer. Kylen Schulte, 24, and Crystal Turner, 38, were found dead in an irrigation ditch in the South Mesa area of the La Sal mountain range on August 18. 5Kylen Schulte, 24, and Crystal Turner, 38, were found dead in a Moab irrigation ditch on Aug.18Credit: Facebook 5Their deaths had speculatively been linked to Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie, a Van-life couple whose road trip across the US ended in murder and suicideCredit: Instagram In a press release on Thursday, the Grand County Sherriff's Office announced it had determined that the two women were killed four days earlier on Aug. 14, and had both been shot multiple times. Evidence collected from the scene included the victims' tent, and personal belongings found both inside and outside of their tent and vehicle. Blood, shell casings, bullet fragments, and video evidence from nearby properties were also gathered. Who killed the newlyweds remains a mystery, as...
    SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Three men have been sentenced to prison in the murder of an eastern Pennsylvania mother more than a year and a half ago. The defendants, now 18 and 19, were all juveniles at the time of the June 2020 slaying of 21-year-old Rosemarie Mistler on the west side of Scranton, The (Scranton) Times-Tribune reported. They were among five teenagers arrested in the case. READ MORE: West Virginia Man Who Organizing Network Of Shoplifters To Steal Thousands Of Dollars In Merchandise SentencedPolice said Mistler was shot in the head as she sat on the front porch and her sister wounded in the ribs after a group of juveniles went to the home to confront another youth in an ongoing dispute. Gunfire erupted when the teen emerged from the home, police said. Lackawanna County Judge Margaret Bisignani Moyle on Friday sentenced 18-year-old Nasir Williams of Wilkes-Barre to 12 to 40 years on a third-degree murder plea. Nineteen-year-old Londell Wright of Scranton was sentenced to 10 to 20 years on a plea to conspiracy to commit third-degree murder. Nineteen-year-old...
    An Arizona man charged with the first-degree murder of his girlfriend’s 1-year-old child was released from jail after posting $50,000 bond earlier this month, according to local reports. Nikko Demitri McLachlan, 27, was released from the Mohave County Jail on Jan. 14 and now awaits trial for the child’s death, Today’s News-Herald reported. TEXAS TEEN WHO ALLEGEDLY SHOT GIRLFRIEND 22 TIMES RELEASED ON BOND: COURT DOCUMENTS Deputies with the Mojave County Sheriff’s Office had responded on Jan. 7 to a residence in Fort Mojave after receiving a call of a child who was not breathing, authorities said Friday in a news release. Nikko Demitri McLachlan, 27,  faces charges of first-degree murder per domestic violence, second-degree murder per domestic violence, and child abuse per domestic violence. (Mojave County Sheriff’s Office ) Upon arriving, deputies found McLachlan, the boyfriend of the child’s mother, performing CPR along with a neighbor who had raced over to help after hearing screams, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies helped with CPR until the Mojave Mesa Fire Department arrived and rushed the child to Valley View Medical Center....
    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Democrats have allowed Republicans “to get away with murder.” Anchor Dana Bash said, “Let’s go back to the notion of how you’re going to do what President Biden talked about, passing what he called big chunks of the social spending and climate plan. You say you want every senator to vote. Can you specifically talk about how you’re going to — you want to go about doing that? How can you get these things, not just to have political votes to show that Republicans are against it, but more importantly, how can you pass at least the bare minimum of what you think you can?” Sanders said, “What’s most important is that the ideas we’re fighting for are enormously popular. 70%, 80% of the American people want Medicare to negotiate prescription drug costs, people want to expand Medicare, people want to deal with the crisis of climate. So what we’re talking about is what the American people want. I think when you bring bills on the floor...
    VILE 'Babes in the Wood' killer Russell Bishop served just four years in prison for the child murders after evading justice for 32 years. The monster, 55, died in hospital on Wednesday night just hours after being rushed there from top security HMP Frankland, Co Durham.  7At the age of 20 Russell Bishop sexually assaulted and strangled best friends Nicola and KarenCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd 7Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway were murdered in the 1986 attackCredit: PA:Press Association 7He was sentenced to life in prison in December 2018Credit: PA:Press Association Bishop had escaped justice more than three decades after murdering nine-year-olds Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway in 1986.  The case - branded Babes in the Wood - was Sussex Police's longest-running murder inquiry as he dodged being caught in plain sight. Here we take a look at how he evaded punishment for so long by faking alibis, deflecting guilt and hiding behind police blunders… Bishop, of Brighton, East Sussex, lured best friends Nicola and Karen to a secluded den in the city's Wild Park where he sexually assaulted and...
    A Thai man has been charged after a British ex-pat was stabbed to death with a rice sickle in western Thailand, police have said. Officers said the victim and his friend, who have been identified as Marcus Evans and Shaun Dagnan, had been drinking alcohol outside a rented home in Kanchanaburi's Muang district in the early hours of Saturday before the incident. A sickle used to harvest rice was found at the crime scene along with a pair of shoes, local media reported. Prasut Thipthep, 22, was today charged with 'intentional manslaughter' and 'attempting to kill' Shaun Dagnan in connection with the incident.  Marcus Evans, 50, - who reports suggest had lived in Thailand for five years with his Thai partner - was found dead lying in a pool of blood. His 54-year-old friend Shaun was seriously injured in the attack and taken to hospital for treatment, police commander of western provinces Thanayut Wuthijarasthamrong said. 'The other Briton is now safe and under care of doctors,' Thanayut told reporters, adding the police investigation was ongoing.  Shaun reportedly received flowers from...
    Connecticut State Police is offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect implicated in a 2018 murder. In New London County, James Stone, Jr. was found murdered in his trailer on the Golden Hill Paugusette Reservation on Stanavage Road in Colchester on May 18, 2018, police said. The office of the chief medical examiner determined Stone died of shotgun wounds to the chest and lower extremity and his death was a homicide. In response, state police have issued a new alert and reward for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for killing Stone. “The Stone family remains heartbroken over their son’s murder which has tremendously impacted the family along with the Colchester community,” officials said. “Any and all information about this murder is important and all investigative leads will be followed up on. 
“The State Police is intensifying this investigation, vigorously pursuing all leads around the clock.” Anyone with information has been asked to contact investigator David Bennett by emailing david.Bennett@ct.gov, calling (860) 896-3230,...
    (CNN)Here's a look at controversial police encounters that have prompted protests over the past three decades. This select list includes cases in which police officers were charged or a grand jury was convened. 1991 - Los Angeles - Rodney KingMarch 3, 1991 - LAPD officers beat motorist Rodney King after he leads police on a high-speed chase through Los Angeles County. George Holliday videotapes the beating from his apartment balcony. The video shows police beating King more than 50 times with their batons. Over 20 officers are present at the scene, mostly from the LAPD. King suffers 11 fractures and other injuries.March 15, 1991 - A Los Angeles grand jury indicts Sergeant Stacey Koon and Officers Laurence Michael Powell, Timothy Wind and Theodore Briseno in connection with the beating.May 10, 1991 - A grand jury refuses to indict 17 officers who stood by at the King beating and did nothing.Read MoreApril 29, 1992 - The four LAPD officers are acquitted of beating King. Riots break out at the intersection of Florence and Normandie in South Central Los Angeles. Governor Pete...
    This is the second story in a series about murders in Washington, D.C. Read the rest here: Part 1 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Michael Lofton was murdered for breaking up a dice game. His death set off a cycle of retaliation, yet Lofton’s killer was never arrested, his older brother, Larry McMichael, told Fox News. "God be told, I lost him when he was 18," McMichael said. "He broke the crap game up and they killed him." The next year, McMichael’s close friend was murdered for inexplicable jealousy. But those incidents aren’t unusual even though they happened over 20 years ago. Murders in the nation’s capital most frequently stem from a petty dispute or insult, according to criminologists and local officials. Larry McMichael, a drug dealer-turned youth mentor, describes his pain after his brother was murdered. DC HITS GRIM HOMICIDE MILESTONE NOT SEEN IN NEARLY 2 DECADES, MAYOR BLAMES PANDEMIC FOR INCREASE "A lot of these just petty arguments – just not being able to process anger – is leading to a lot of the homicides that we've been...
    BUENOS AIRES—Argentine Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman was not answering his phone, and his mother was growing worried. It was the eve of Nisman’s testimony to Congress on Jan. 19, 2015—a monumental event that threatened to expose the sitting president for the biggest cover-up scandal in the nation’s history. Nisman was set to explain, in detail, the bombshell claim he had first made four days prior: that then-President Cristina Kirchner attempted to cover up Iran’s role in the murders of 85 citizens in a 1994 suicide bombing on a Jewish community center that razed several downtown buildings. Nisman had revealed that Kirchner secretly signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Iran, which stipulated that a binational commission would be formed to re-investigate the incident—and that Iranian suspects could only be interrogated in Tehran. The prosecutor lambasted the deal as an attempt to provide legal immunity to Iranian officials suspected of masterminding the bombing. The “treasonous act,” Nisman had said, was part of the president’s plan to “reconcile with the Islamic Republic of Iran, and restore full state-to-state commercial ties to alleviate Argentina’s...
    BELMONT (CBS) — A Belmont father who was killed one year ago in a road age incident was remembered on Saturday with a march and a candlelight vigil. 35-year-old Henry Tapia was a Black and Latino man, and authorities say his skin color became part of his assailant’s motive. On the same road where the tragedy unfolded, candle-toting marchers mourned the death of Tapia, even as many were quick to admit that his memory always brings a smile. READ MORE: Man In 'Grave Condition' After South Shore Plaza Shooting In Braintree; No Arrests Made Yet“His main goal was to make sure everybody was laughing,” Courtney Morton said, Tapia’s girlfriend. Morton was among them recalling that day a year ago when the father of her youngest son was run over and killed during a road rage incident by a man who prosecutors say called Tapia the “N-Word” as their dispute escalated. Dean Kapsalis of Hudson is facing murder charges in the case. On Saturday, more than a hundred people turned out to condemn the crime and racial injustice, as Belmont town...
    DETROIT (CBS Detroit) — A Detroit man is charged with murdering and dismembering 32-year-old Latima Warren, who authorities say was his girlfriend. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office charged 44-year-old Rondell Lamar Watters with open murder, one count of mutilation of a body and one count of tampering with evidence. He was arraigned Thursday in 36th District Court. READ MORE: MSU Police: Tip From Private Investigator Led To Discovery Of Body Believed To Be Brendan Santo Latima Warren Prosecutors say Warren was reported missing by her children’s grandmother on Dec. 28, 2021. On Jan. 17, the investigation by the Detroit Police Department — assisted by Michigan State Police — led authorities to Watters’ home on Vaughn Street. While at the home, a cadaver dog found human remains in a bag in the basement. Authorities say another bag with human remains was found the next day in the upstairs area. READ MORE: Consumer Alert: How To Avoid Fake N95, KN95 Masks Rondell Watters (credit: Detroit Police Department) The investigation determined that Warren is the victim and ruled her death a...
    Law enforcement officials found a notebook near Brian Laundrie’s remains in which he confessed to killing Gabby Petito. “All logical investigative steps have been concluded in this case,” FBI Denver Division Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider said in a news release Friday: The investigation did not identify any other individuals other than Brian Laundrie directly involved in the tragic death of Gabby Petito. The FBI’s primary focus throughout the investigation was to bring justice to Gabby and her family. The public’s role in helping us in this endeavor was invaluable as the investigation was covered in the media around the world. In a timeline of the investigation from the FBI’s Denver Field Office, the FBI said that after Petito had died, “there were several text messages identified between Mr. Laundrie’s telephone and Ms. Petito’s telephone. The timing and content of these messages are indicative of Mr. Laundrie attempting to deceive law enforcement by giving the impression that Ms. Petito was still alive.” #FBIDenver issues a final investigative update on the Gabrielle Petito Case. https://t.co/44SiImlo6C pic.twitter.com/IygdHuIWbv — FBI Denver (@FBIDenver) January 21, 2022 Richard...
    QUESTIONS remain in the murder of Suzanne Morphew – from her husband Barry's chipmunk alibi to a spy pen used to catch affairs. Since Suzanne vanished on Mother’s Day 2020, several questions are still unanswered in the investigation surrounding the Colorado mom-of-two's mysterious disappearance. 4Suzanne went missing on Mother’s Day 2020Credit: Facebook 4Prosecutors arrested Barry for first-degree murder despite his wife's body never being found, but he pleaded not guiltyCredit: Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office Suzanne had just celebrated her 49th birthday days before she went missing on May 10, 2020, from the $1.7million mansion she shared with her husband and their two adult daughters Mallory and Macy Morphew.   Her body has not been found and she’s presumed dead. A cause of death hasn't been revealed. She had allegedly gone for a bike ride and never returned. A neighbor raised the alarm after Mallory and Macy were unable to contact her on returning from a camping trip to Idaho.  Husband Barry Morphew had allegedly been in Denver, 140 miles away, and stayed in a hotel there the night before she vanished as he...
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) – The wrong-way driver accused of a DUI in a head-on crash that killed Elk Grove Police Officer Tyler Lenehan has a history of drunk driving offenses. Jermaine Walton, 31, was arrested after Friday’s crash along Hwy. 99 in South Sacramento and was hit with several charges, including DUI and murder. READ MORE: 'You Take Your Chances': Several Cars Stripped Of Catalytic Converters At Sacramento Airport Economy LotIn 2017, Walton was arrested for DUI and driving with a blood-alcohol level of over 0.08 percent. He was ordered to jail time, work project time, and mandatory classes — but never completed them. “The public record shows he didn’t’ really do those things,” said Sacramento attorney Mark Reichel. So why was Walton legally allowed to drive? One of the 2017 charges was dismissed. The one that stuck was a misdemeanor. “For all first offender DUIs, you have a complete blackout where you can’t drive for 30 days and then another three to six months where you have a restricted license,” Reichel said. Walton was still on probation for the...
    New York State Police investigators issued an alert for a murder suspect who is among the state’s most wanted. On Long Island, New York State Police Troop L in Suffolk County released information regarding 77-year-old William Fischer, who has been wanted for 34 years on multiple counts of murder. Fischer was indicted on two counts of second-degree murder on Feb. 25, 1987, and a warrant was issued for his arrest, the last day that he was seen before his vehicle was located the following day at JFK Airport in Queens. Police said that an investigation has failed to locate Fischer to date. Fischer was described as being approximately 5-foot-11 weighing 185 pounds with blue eyes and salt-and-pepper hair. He has a tattoo on his right bicep that says “Mary” and a tracheotomy scar. Anyone with information regarding Fischer’s whereabouts has been asked to contact New York State Police Troop L investigators in Riverside by calling (631) 208-9002.
    CHICAGO (CBS) – Three weeks after being shot and critically wound in the line of duty, Bradley Police officer Tyler Bailey has been released from ICU to standard hospital care. Bailey, 27, is no longer in critical condition and is preparing to start the next chapter in recovery. READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Illinois, Colder Temps During The WeekOn Dec. 29, Bailey was shot and wounded while responding to a report of dogs barking in an unattended vehicle in the parking lot of the Comfort Inn hotel at 1500 N. Illinois Highway 50. READ MORE: Cook County Reopens Third Vaccination Site In A Week In Effort To Get More Residents VaccinatedAfter locating the vehicle and owner inside a hotel room, both officers were shot after trying to talk with the people inside the room. His partner, Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic, 49, died at the hospital. Police arrested Darius D. Sullivan, 25, a day later on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder, attempted murder, and aggravated battery. The second suspect, Xandria A. Harris, 26, later turned herself...
    A MAN has today appeared in court charged with murdering a pensioner who was found dead next to her critically injured husband. Freda Walker, 86, was discovered with "horrendous" injuries in her home of 50 years while her husband Kenneth, 88, remains in hospital. 6Police have charged Vasile Culea with the murder and attempted murder of the coupleCredit: SWNS 6Vasile Culea has been charged with murderCredit: Supplied Vasile Culea, 33, has been charged with murder and attempted murder after the horror in Langwith Junction, Derbys, last Saturday. The Romanian national appeared at Nottingham Magistrates' Court today for a short hearing. Culea, who wore a grey tracksuit and handcuffs in the dock, spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address. He kept his head bowed during the hearing and was remanded in custody to next appear at Derby Crown Court on Tuesday. The suspect was arrested at his home in Church Warsop - around three miles from where charity fundraiser Freda was killed. Emergency crews were scrambled to the couple's home at 9am last Saturday after they were...
    A jury’s paperwork mix-up resulted in a central Illinois judge announcing a not guilty verdict in a murder trial, only to inform the defendant minutes later that he had in fact been convicted. Micha Gordon and his attorney hugged Thursday after Peoria County Circuit Judge John Vespa spoke the words "not guilty" in announcing the jury’s apparent verdict on a first-degree murder charge. ILLINOIS JUDGE REMOVED FROM CRIMINAL CASES AFTER HE TOSSES SEXUAL ASSAULT CONVICTION FOR 18-YEAR-OLD: REPORT But the jurors immediately appeared puzzled at the verdict the judge had read. It turned out the panel of 12 jurors had filled out the wrong form, and after about five minutes, Vespa read a new verdict: guilty, the (Peoria) Journal Star reported. Micha Gordon was convicted of first-degree murder, authorities say. Gordon, 55, now faces at least 20 and possibly up to 60 years in prison when he is sentenced March 24 in the August 2021, stabbing death of Rolando Westbrook, 37. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Gordon said he was jumped by Westbrook and used...
    An illegal alien has been sentenced to just 20 years in prison after murdering a 24-year-old woman in Marshall County, Alabama. Edgar Almanza-Zarazua, a 25-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, had fled back to Mexico after having murdered 24-year-old Gloria Stephanie Palomec in June of 2016. Months later, in October 2016, Zarazua was hit with murder and attempted murder charges though police searched for him for years. A break in the hunt for Zarazua came after he was accused of murdering an individual in Mexico and placed in a local jail. The Marshall’s County Sheriff’s Office worked with the United States Marshal’s Service to extradite Zarazua to the U.S. in January 2020 where he was flown to Birmingham, Alabama, and held on a $3.5 million bail. Though Zarazua was initially charged with murder in the death of Palomec, he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter this month and was given a 20-year prison sentence by Judge Tim Riley — the maximum sentence for such a charge. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has a detainer on Zarazua so that...
    Shawn Laval Smith, 31, was charged on Friday with one count of murder and a special allegation that he used a deadly and dangerous weapon, a knife The suspect in the murder of UCLA grad student Brianna Kupfer has been formally charged with her killing in Los Angeles. Shawn Laval Smith, 31, was charged on Friday with one count of murder and a special allegation that he used a deadly and dangerous weapon, a knife, in the January 13 killing. Smith was arraigned in Los Angeles Superior Court, where cameras were not allowed to capture the proceedings. California normally bars cameras from court without an exception from the judge. Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón announced the charges, saying in a statement: 'Those who show no compassion for human life will face serious consequences.'  'The murder of Brianna Kupfer has left Los Angeles County devastated and my office is reaching out to her family to provide any services they may need,' added Gascón. Gascón, a progressive prosecutor who faces a recall initiative after announcing sweeping changes to downgrade and drop charges in many criminal cases,...
    Los Angeles (CNN)The man suspected of killing Brianna Kupfer while she was alone at work last week was charged Friday with murder, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. "Those who show no compassion for human life will face serious consequences," District Attorney George Gascón said in a news release. "The murder of Brianna Kupfer has left Los Angeles County devastated and my office is reaching out to her family to provide any services they may need."Pasadena police arrested Shawn Laval Smith, 31, late Wednesday morning in a commercial district known as Old Town and then handed him over to the Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) custody. He Is being held on $2 million bail, according to inmate records. Los Angeles police identified Shawn Laval Smith as a suspect in the death of a store employee in the city's Hancock Park neighborhood.CNN was not immediately able to find lawyer information for Smith, who was expected to be arraigned later Friday. He is charged with one count of murder and a special allegation that he used a deadly and...
    A MURDER suspect allegedly bit a police officer in a series of apparent failings before the violent death of a 24-year-old grad student. Shawn Laval Smith was charged with murder on Friday for allegedly stabbing 24-year-old Brianna Kupfer to death at a Los Angeles furniture store. 7A 31-year-old is now charged with murder in the death of 24-year-old Brianna Kupfer (pictured)Credit: Todd Kupfer Hand out 7Shawn Laval Smith (pictured) was charged on Friday in Los Angeles courtCredit: AP 7Police released surveillance images of the suspect before his arrest on January 19Credit: LAPD Police said Kupfer was working at the upscale store on January 13 when Smith allegedly walked in and attacked her in broad daylight. Kupfer's father blasted crime in the area following his daughter's death, with others raising questions about actions that could've been taken before her killing. SUSPECT 'BIT' OFFICER It was revealed that Smith, 31, was accused of attacking a police officer during a January 20, 2021 arrest in California, just a year before Kupfer's tragic death. Officers were looking for Smith after he allegedly jumped on...
    "We truly appreciate the FBI's diligent and painstaking efforts in this extremely complicated case," the family said. "The quality and quantity of the facts and information collected by the FBI leave no doubt Brian Laundrie murdered Gabby." Laundrie was never charged with the death of Petito, but police had been searching for him as a person of interest in the case. He had only been charged with fraudulent use of Petito's debit card after she died. The FBI said the statement concluded their investigation. Here's more about the murder confession: Brian Laundrie claimed responsibility for Gabby Petito's death in notebook, FBI says www.youtube.com
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A homeless man suspected of fatally stabbing a 24-year-old UCLA grad student inside a Hancock Park furniture store was charged Friday with murder. (credit: B. Tapia) READ MORE: Brian Laundrie Claimed 'Responsibility' For Gabby Petito's Death In Notebook, FBI saysShawn Laval Smith, 31, is expected to be arraigned Friday afternoon in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom on the murder charge, which stems from the Jan. 13 killing of Brianna Kupfer. She was attacked while working alone inside the Croft House boutique furniture store in the 300 block of North La Brea Avenue. The murder charge against Smith includes an allegation that he used a knife in the commission of the crime. Smith was arrested Wednesday in Pasadena following a weeklong manhunt fueled by $250,000 in reward money. Los Angeles police Lt. John Radke said Kupfer was working alone inside the store around 1:30 p.m. when she was killed. “She sent a text to a friend letting her know that there was someone inside the location that was giving her a bad vibe,” Radke said....
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The man accused of stabbing a 24-year-old UCLA grad student to death at her job last week was formally charged with her murder by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office on Friday.Shawn Laval Smith, 31, is accused of stabbing Brianna Kupfer to death as she worked by herself at a furniture store located in the 300 block of North La Brea Avenue in Hancock Park."Those who show no compassion for human life will face serious consequences," L.A. County District Attorney George Gascón said. "The murder of Brianna Kupfer has left Los Angeles County devastated, and my office is reaching out to her family to provide any services they may need."Smith was arrested in Pasadena on Wednesday. He is charged with one count of murder and a special allegation that he used a knife as a deadly weapon in the commission of the crime. He is expected to be arraigned Friday.RELATED: Suspect identified in stabbing death of 24-year-old woman in Hancock Park, $250K reward offeredEMBED More News Videos A $250,000 reward is being offered for information...
    OAKLAND — A city resident is facing a murder charge after authorities identified him as the driver of a car that crashed as it sped through Hayward streets from the site of a Verizon store that was looted in June 2020, court records show. Edwardo Moran, 21, was charged with murdering 19-year-old Mohammed Mustafa Ali in the June 1, 2020 crash that occurred on Santa Clara Street, near West Winton Avenue, in Hayward. Moran also faces charges of looting by burglary of a closed business, and receiving stolen property, court records show. Moran has pleaded not guilty and has been in Santa Rita Jail in Dublin since last September, when the criminal complaint was filed. His next court date has been set for Feb. 3, where his attorney will move for a judge to set bail. Moran’s co-defendant, who faces only the looting and stolen property charges, is out of custody, records show. According to Hayward police, Moran, Ali, and Moran’s co-defendant, a 20-year-old man, were all seen running from a Verizon store in Hayward that was one of hundreds...
    PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) -- A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of killing a 14-year-old boy who was shot in the head in Pasadena, authorities said Friday.Investigators identified Alexis Ibarra and took him into custody him in the 600 block of Mar Vista Avenue, the Pasadena Police Department said. Officers also recovered a firearm "and other evidence'' allegedly linking Ibarra to the shooting.Officers were summoned about 3 p.m. Tuesday to the 1600 block of North Los Robles Avenue, three blocks north of Washington Boulevard, by fire department paramedics who were treating the boy in the area, according to police Lt. Keith Gomez.The paramedics were in the area on an unrelated call when a man driving a white Toyota stopped and asked for help with the boy, who was sitting in the front passenger seat with at least one gunshot wound to the head, according to police.The boy was taken to a hospital, where he died of his injuries Thursday.Ibarra was booked for murder and attempted murder, and his bail was set at $4 million, police said.
    A transient man with a history of mental illness and a lengthy criminal record that stretched from coast to coast was charged Friday with the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old woman working in an upscale La Brea Avenue furniture store. Shawn Laval Smith, 31, was charged with murder and the use of a deadly weapon in the death of Brianna Kupfer on Jan. 13, authorities said. He faces a life sentence if convicted. “Those who show no compassion for human life will face serious consequences,” L.A. County Dist. Atty. George Gascón said. “The murder of Brianna Kupfer has left Los Angeles County devastated and my office is reaching out to her family to provide any services they may need.” Smith was arrested Wednesday after a massive manhunt that ended when police received a tip that he was spotted sitting on a bus bench in downtown Pasadena. Police had circulated his photo and a $250,000 reward was offered for information leading to his arrest and conviction. Earlier this week, the department had released video showing the suspect inside a nearby 7-Eleven...
    MURDER suspect Shawn Laval Smith was charged with murder on Friday after allegedly stabbing a student to death at a furniture store. Shawn Laval Smith, the man suspected of murdering 24-year-old Brianna Kupfer, was charged on Friday. 2Smith was charged on Friday 2Brianna was stabbed to death earlier this month Prosecutors said the 31-year-old alleged killer now faces a murder charge and d a special allegation of use of dangerous or deadly use of a weapon, according to Fox News. Smith's charges come two days after he was arrested by Pasadena police officers at a bus stop on Wednesday, January 19. Brianna was stabbed to death in a seemingly random attack on January 13as she worked alone at a furniture store in Hancock Park in broad daylight, around 1.50pm. Investigators said a customer found her body inside the store, Croft House on North La Brea Avenue, and called 911 shortly after she was stabbed. Most read in The US SunLEGEND DEAD Meat Loaf 'dies of covid' age 74 with wife by his side as tributes pour inBIG BUCKS Deadline for automatic $660 monthly payments passes after...
    Brianna Kupfer's alleged killer, Shawn Laval Smith, was charged Friday in the stabbing death of the 24-year-old UCLA graduate student as she was working at an upscale furniture store in Los Angeles. Smith, 31, faces a murder charge and a special allegation of use of dangerous or deadly use of a weapon, prosecutors said.  The 24-year-old was studying design as a grad student at UCLA. (Todd Kupfer) Authorities said that Smith strolled into Croft House, a luxury furniture store on North La Brea Avenue, on Jan. 13 and randomly attacked the design consultant in the early afternoon. Before the stabbing, Kupfer sent an ominous text to a friend saying there was a man in the store making her uncomfortable, but the friend didn't immediately see the message police said. FATHER OF SLAIN UCLA GRAD STUDENT BLAMES POLITICIANS FOR CRIME SPIKE Moments later, Smith plunged a knife in Kupfer. A customer entered the store about 20 minutes later and found her dead, lying on the ground covered in blood, according to police. Breanna Kupfer suspect Shawn Laval Smith seen...
    PASADENA (CBSLA) — A 15-year-old boy has died after being shot in Pasadena on Tuesday and a suspect has been charged with murder. Jan. 18, 2022 (CBSLA). READ MORE: VP Kamala Harris Visits San Bernardino To Tout $600M In Wildfire Recovery Money For Calif.Police said they received a call at 3:03 p.m. from Pasadena Fire Department notifying them that one of their engines was out on an unrelated call near the 1600 block of Los Robles Avenue when a white Toyota pulled up with a gunshot victim in the backseat. Medics began treating the teenage victim and transported him to an area hospital where he was listed in “extremely critical” condition. On Friday, police detectives were notified by the hospital staff that the 14-year-old had succumbed to his injuries. Pasadena Police Department detectives responded to the scene and immediately began their investigation into the shooting incident. READ MORE: Hundreds Pay Their Respects To Fallen LA County Firefighter Jonathan Flagler In Los AlamitosEvidence was found near Eldora Rd. and officers quickly identified a suspect vehicle believed to be involved....