September 02, 2014

Reward Offered for 'AK-47 Bandit'

After apparently two years of inactivity, the serial bank robber known as the "AK-47 Bandit" has struck again, prompting the FBI to increase the reward to $100,000 for information leading to his capture. After hitting banks in Idaho, Washington and California in 2012 - including one robbery in which a police officer was shot - the unknown robber held up a Nebraska bank on August 22. Read more...

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Coach Charged in 19-Year-Old Homicide

Police have charged a Texas youth soccer trainer in connection with a 19-year-old homicide case. Chad Bujano was arrested and accused of the broad-daylight shooting of 18-year-old Kristian Gaona in 1995 on a Houston street. Investigators say Gaona was walking with friends when a sport utility vehicle approached. Its occupants harassed Gaona and someone inside the vehicle eventually began shooting. Read more...

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Marist Grad Charged in Mother's Murder

Murder charges have been filed against a Marist College graduate who allegedly stabbed and beat his mother to death. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said bail was set at $2 million for 24-year-old Nicholas Piotti of Ho-Ho-Kus, who was taken into custody and was then taken to a hospital. Molinelli told The Record that Piotti had no "physical issues," but further details were not disclosed. Read more...

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Police Shoot Portland Carjacker

Police in Portland, Oregon, say an officer shot a man who was a pointing a gun at passing cars on an Interstate 84 offramp. Sgt. Pete Simpson says the man ran from the freeway after he was struck by a bullet, and he collapsed on a nearby street. Police negotiators got the man to surrender, and he was taken to a hospital with an injury that's not considered life-threatening. Read more...

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Amber Alert Suspect Arrested

The man wanted by police for abducting a 17-year-old girl has been arrested. Dewayne Thompson, 19, was taken into custody Monday. Sunday morning, police arrived at a home Lynda Street and learned Katelyn Beard had been shot and abducted. Police found blood at the scene, and believe Katelyn is seriously injured. Read more...

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Woman Charged in National Scam of Deaf

Westerville police, along with U.S. Secret Service agents, worked for months on a case that is both local and national in scope. The investigation led to the recent indictment of Elaine Katz, 76, who lives in Columbus Colony in Westerville, which caters to people who are blind or have trouble hearing. Read more...

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Principal Arrested for Buying Crack

An elementary school principal has been suspended after being charged with buying crack cocaine. Murfreesboro Police arrested 58-year-old Donnie Johnson after officers reported seeing him buy the drugs on multiple occasions. Johnson is the principal at Rockvale Elementary School and has been employed by Rutherford County Schools for more than 30 years. Read more...




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September 01, 2014

Bethany McKee Guilty of Murder

A 20-year-old Illinois woman has been found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder for her part in the deaths of two 22-year-old black men. Will County Judge Gerald Kinney found Bethany McKee guilty in the deaths of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins in a house in Joliet. Read more...

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Girl Finds Mother Murdered in Backyard

Police are investigating a woman's death as a homicide after her 14-year-old daughter discovered her body yesterday in the family's backyard. Police say 40-year-old Amanda Russell was found Thursday afternoon. The teen "discovered her mother laying in the back portion of the driveway, and she was frightened to go out there so she called police," said Lt. Gary Merton, a detective with CFPD. Read more...

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Pregnant Woman Shot Inside Car

A homicide squad in New York is investigating the death of a pregnant woman found with multiple gunshot wounds inside her car. Her unborn child didn't survive, either. Suffolk County police say they responded to a call of gunshots and found 31-year-old Milagro G. Canjura unresponsive outside her home in Bay Shore on Long Island. She was taken by ambulance to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, where she and her unborn child were pronounced dead. Read more...

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Man Arrested in Russian Roulette Death

A Connecticut man has been arrested on weapons and drugs charges after police say his friend died during an apparent game of "Russian roulette." An arrest warrant affidavit released this week and obtained by the Journal Inquirer disclosed details about the death of 38-year-old Armand Cyr in Vernon July 13 and the arrest of his friend, 26-year-old John Dybowski. Read more...

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Stray Police Bullet Kills Woman

An armed man who prompted a fatal police-involved shooting at an Orlando, Fla. nightclub is now facing first-degree murder charges in the death of a woman who was struck by an officer's stray bullet. The armed man, Kody Roach, 23, was wounded by police gunfire in the August 19 incident, which occurred at Vixen Bar. Roach, who remains hospitalized, was initially arrested on charges of carrying a concealed firearm. Now, he also faces charges of attempted armed burglary, armed trespassing and felony first-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Maria Godinez - even though he never fired a shot. Read more...

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Legos Help Solve Utah Cold Case

Police say fingerprints left on Legos 23 years ago helped solve the cold case homicide of Holladay, Utah grandmother Lucille Johnson. Johnson was found dead in her home by a family member on Feb. 2, 1991. She had suffered significant trauma to her head. While investigating detectives found Legos -- colorful interlocking toy bricks -- on the floor of the living room, in the home entryway and in the driveway. Read more...

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49ers Star Ray Mcdonald Arrested

Ray McDonald, a star defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers, was booked into jail on domestic violence charges. San Jose Police Sgt. Heather Randol said officers responded to reports of violence around 2:45 a.m., in an upscale neighborhood. Police arrested McDonald after his pregnant fiancee showed them bruising on her neck and arms. Read more...

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Father Arrested Over Pot Candy

A Chippewa Falls man whose daughter nearly died after eating a marijuana-laced chocolate bar faces three criminal charges. 38-year-old Jason N. Hetke is charged with felony second-degree reckless endangerment. He's also charged with two misdemeanors child neglect and possession of marijuana. Prosecutors say the girl seemed intoxicated in school after eating an entire marijuana chocolate bar from Colorado. A school official and police officer were barely able to detect a pulse. Read more...

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Celebrity Chef Arrested for DWI

Celebrity chef Todd English, 54, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated in Long Island, police said. The hard-partying English chef was arrested about 3:30 a.m. on County Road 39 at Saint Andrews Road in Southampton, Southampton Town police said. Read more...


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August 29, 2014

Cop Killer Sentenced to Death

A jury unanimously decided on a death sentence for Bryan Hulsey, a man convicted of first-degree murder in the 2007 death of a Glendale, Ariz. police officer. Hulsey stood and applauded when the verdict was read, saying, "Good job," twice. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Joseph Kreamer also sentenced Hulsey to nine years in prison on one count of attempted first-degree murder to run consecutively with his death sentence. Read more...

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Atlanta Cop Arrested in Woman's Murder

An Atlanta police officer is accused of shooting a Hapeville, Ga. woman and burning her body. A Hapeville city employee found the burning body of Vernicia Woodard, 26. Police said Woodard was shot multiple times and set on fire in an apparent attempt to destroy evidence. The Hapeville Police Department issued arrest warrants for Tahreem Zeus Rana, an officer with the City of Atlanta Police Department, on charges of murder, arson and kidnapping. Read more...

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Murder Suspect's Girlfriend Charged

Police have arrested the girlfriend of a man who they say fatally shot a home health care nurse outside an apartment complex in North Carolina. Jessica Renee Parrisher, 28, was arrested for allegedly lying to authorities investigating the death of 58-year-old Wendy Johnson in Cary, N.C., according to an arrest warrant. Parrisher has been charged with accessory after the fact to first-degree murder. Read more...

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Woman Sought in Wisconsin Murder

Investigators are seeking a person believed to be one of the last to see 43-year-old Fox Lake, Wis. resident Michael Soeller alive. The Dodge County Sheriff's Office says Soeller's landlord found him dead inside his apartment. The landlord says he had not seen Soeller for several days. The sheriff's office released a picture, taken from surveillance video at a Wal-Mart store, of a woman believed to be among the last to see Soeller alive. Read more...

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Deputy Shoots Sword-Wielding Man

A sword-wielding suspect was shot and killed by a Manatee County, Fla. sheriff's deputy. Deputies were called out to a convenience store in Bradenton, Fla., where a woman said she was the victim in a domestic violence incident involving her 31-year-old son, Terry Sellars Jr. Investigators went to the victim's home to arrest Sellars, who allegedly came out of the residence waving a samurai sword. Read more...

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Women Arrested for Cooking Meth in Church

Southern Illinois authorities have charged two women with cooking methamphetamine in a rural Hillsboro church. 53-year-old Judith Hemken, of Litchfield, and 26-year-old Tiffany Burton, of Hillsboro, were charged with participating in manufacturing meth in a church. Due to enhanced sentencing guidelines that take into consideration meth lab location, they could each face nine to 40 years in prison if convicted. Read more...


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August 28, 2014

Bomber Suspect's Sister Charged

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister was arrested on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend. Ailina Tsarnaeva, who lives in North Bergen, New Jersey, made the threat against an upper Manhattan woman via telephone, police said. She turned herself in at a Manhattan police precinct, and police charged her with aggravated harassment. Read more...

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Dad Acquitted in Revenge Killing

A grieving dad has escaped a possible life sentence after a Texas jury acquitted him of charges that he shot the drunk driver who killed his young sons. David Barajas, 32, broke down in tears as the 'not guilty' verdict was read in an Angleton court. Prosecutors had tried to prove the father was the gunman who killed 20-year-old Jose Banda in a fit of rage, but there was little physical evidence tying Barajas to the crime. Read more...

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Boyfriend Charged in House Fire Deaths

A man suspected of killing his Columbus, Ga. girlfriend and her baby, whose bodies were found last week in the wreckage of a house fire, has turned himself in to police. Brandon Conner, 35, was arrested Tuesday night after police named him a suspect in the death of Rosella Mitchell and her 6-month-old son Dylan Conner. Mitchell, whose death was ruled a homicide, is believed to have had life threatening stab wounds before the fire. Read more...

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Fugitive Captured After Shootout

An armed fugitive wanted for nearly two decades on drug charges in the South was wounded during a shootout with deputy U.S. marshals who tracked him down in New York City, federal authorities said. It was the second time in less than a month that a hunt for a fugitive ended in gunfire in the city. On July 28, a California sex-assault suspect was killed in a shootout with authorities in Greenwich Village. The latest shooting occurred when a team of deputy marshals and New York Police Department officers tried to arrest Oswald Lewis at an apartment in a Queens neighborhood. Read more...

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Dad Charged in Beating Death

An Indianapolis man has been charged with murder after he admitted to repeatedly beating his 4-year-old son, leading to the boy's death. Dennis Price, 29, called police and said his child took pills, was unconscious and not breathing. The boy was taken to a local hospital where he died. The child suffered what appeared to be a number of blunt force traumatic injuries over his entire body. Read more...

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Craigslist Couple Plead Guilty

A newlywed couple charged in the stabbing death of a stranger they lured through a Craigslist ad offering companionship pleaded guilty to murder on Tuesday and face mandatory sentences of life without parole. Miranda Barbour, 19, and Elytte Barbour, 22, had previously pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges that carried a possible death penalty upon conviction. They changed their pleas to guilty of second-degree murder at what was to have been a routine status conference in Northumberland County Court in Sunbury. Read more...

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McDonald's Suspects in Custody

Two suspects in a shooting at a McDonald's parking lot in Virginia were arrested Tuesday. DeWayne Williams, 28, and Jamie Bowyer, 31, allegedly fled the scene Monday night after a 23-year-old man was shot in the face. Police say the Woodbridge, Va. incident may have stemmed from a drug deal gone wrong. Read more...




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August 27, 2014

Flint Slasher Wants Deportation

The Israeli native who was convicted in the "Flint Slasher" stabbings wants to be returned to his native country so that he can face trial and imprisonment there. Elias Abuelazam has filed a handwritten lawsuit asking to be extradited to Israel to face attempted murder charges there. Read more...

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Man Charged With Multiple Killings

Prosecutors charged a suspect in three Los Angeles-area weekend killings with murder in an earlier shooting. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office said 34-year-old Alexander Hernandez was charged with capital murder for killing 48-year-old Gildardo Morales as he drove his pickup truck to work on Aug. 21. Hernandez was also charged with attempted murder and animal cruelty in other random shootings over the past five days, authorities said. Read more...

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Former Marine Pleads Not Guilty

A former Marine has pleaded not guilty to killing the pregnant wife of another Marine. 24-year-old Christopher Lee entered the plea Tuesday to first-degree murder with a special allegation of lying in wait. Lee was arrested in Alaska on Aug. 17 after the body of 19-year-old Erin Corwin was found down a 100-foot mine shaft near Joshua Tree in the Mojave Desert. The Tennessee native went missing June 28. Read more...

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Hero School Guard Fired

A 70-year-old security officer, who helped apprehend a teen who stabbed 20 students at a Pittsburgh high school, has been fired from his position. John Resetar had worked at Franklin Regional Senior High School in Murrysville for the past nine years and his most famous achievement was helping capture sophomore Alex Hribal, who was arrested for injuring 22 students with two knives in April. Read more...

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Wife Sentenced for 1970 Murder

An elderly woman from Missouri was sentenced to life in prison for murdering her husband in the mid-1970s. Alice Uden, 75, equipped with a hearing aid and sitting in a wheelchair, softly wept as a Wyoming judge announced her fate. The life sentence brings an end the bizarre tale of the Udens -- an aging couple accused of killing their former spouses decades ago. Read more...

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Serial Stowaway Arrested Again

A woman accused of trying to sneak aboard multiple flights and sentenced to jail for one incident in California has been arrested at a Phoenix airport. Police say 62-year-old Marilyn Jean Hartman was taken into custody near baggage claim at Sky Harbor International Airport on suspicion of criminal trespass. Police are requesting a mental health evaluation for Hartman, who was recently ordered to spend 117 days in jail for violating probation by returning to Los Angeles International Airport. Read more...

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Fleeing Kidnapper Crashes Car

A suspected kidnapper crashed his vehicle into four cars while fleeing from police after the woman he allegedly abducted texted her sister for help. Police said Daniel Romero, 39, kidnapped and beat the unidentified woman around 7 p.m. Monday in Albuquerque, N.M. The victim texted her sister that the suspect had a gun and had threatened to kill her, according to the station. The sister called 911. Read more...

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Suspects Sought in Drug Shooting

Police are searching for two suspects involved in a shooting at a McDonald's in Virginia that left one man injured in a possible drug deal gone wrong. Authorities said the victim, 23, had made arrangements to meet with a female acquaintance, 31-year-old Jamie Bowyer, in the parking lot of the fast food restaurant Monday evening in Woodbridge. When he got there, police said Bowyer was with another man, 28-year-old DeWayne Williams, and the two men got into an altercation. Read more...


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