April 22, 2015

Reward Increased in Cold Case

A year after a mother and her teenage daughter were murdered in their Kentucky home, a reward for information leading to an arrest in the case has been raised to $50,000. Kathy Netherland, a 48-year-old special education teacher at an elementary school, and her 16-year-old daughter Samantha - a high school sophomore - were found slain in their Botland home on April 22. Investigators say the two were killed around 8 p.m. the night before. Their causes of death have not been released and no arrests have been made. Read more...

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Slain Husband Buried in Manure

A western New York woman was arrested for killing her husband of 30 years after state police found his body buried in a manure pile on his farm, police said. Charlene Mess, 48, was charged with second-degree murder, just hours after authorities unearthed her husband, Douglas Mess, Officer Victor Morales told the Daily News. Douglas Mess' son reported the 52-year-old Wyoming County man missing Sunday night after he did not report to work, state police said. Read more...

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1 Wounded in Kia Plant Shooting

A shooting inside the Kia Motors auto manufacturing plant in West Point, Ga. left one person wounded and another in custody after armed officers swarmed the site. The massive plant is on 2,200 acres near the Georgia-Alabama state line. The shooting victim was flown by helicopter to a hospital in nearby Columbus, said Sgt. Stewart Smith of the Troup County Sheriff's Office. He said a lone suspect had been arrested. Read more...

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Gang Rape Teen Back in Jail

A teenaged girl accused of collaborating with four others in the brutal 2013 sexual assault of a Florida 16-year-old returned to jail for violating the terms of her pre-trial release, according to authorities in Broward County. Photos of Erica Avery, 17, and messages to the alleged victim in Hollywood, north of Miami, surfaced on social media sites, a breach of the requirement that Avery stay off the Internet in the $100,000 bond that had allowed her to go home last month. Read more...

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Bourbon Workers Charged in Thefts

A crew of thirsty thieves stole more than $100,000 in bourbon whiskey from two Kentucky distilleries, prosecutors said. Nine people including three distillery workers were indicted Tuesday for their parts in an eight-year heist. Over the years, the stealing ring lifted tens of thousands of dollars' worth of whiskey in barrels and in bottles from Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey, including cases of the exclusive Pappy Van Winkle, and sold it on the black market. Read more...

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Bikini Grandma Busted for DUI

A grandmother wearing only an itsy-bitsy bikini was arrested for alleged drunken driving after she plowed into the back of a stopped car with her 10-year-old grandson in her vehicle, police said. Patricia Ebel, 49, failed several field sobriety tests by the side of a Naples, Fla., road and was arrested at the scene, Collier County Sheriff's deputies said. Her black BMW appeared to be totaled after she slammed into the rear of a car stopped at a traffic light. See photo...



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April 21, 2015

Craigslist Killer Had Other Targets

A Georgia man accused of luring a retired couple to their deaths by answering their Craigslist ad for an antique car also targeted other victims by using a throw-away cell phone, court papers revealed. Ronnie "Jay" Towns bought a pay-as-you-go cell phone to contact Bud and June Runion, who were found shot to death in Telfair County, after they drove from their Marietta home to purchase a 1966 Mustang Towns claimed to have for sale. Read more...

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Boyfriend Shoots Pregnant Woman

A Raleigh man shot and killed his pregnant girlfriend, who was able to call 911 with her dying breaths, likely saving the life of her unborn, 6-month-old baby, police said. Kimberly Dianne Richardson, 25, was able to muster the strength to alert police and medical personnel to the darkened lot behind a mall where she'd been left for dead by 25-year-old boyfriend Daniel Joseph Steele, authorities said. Read more...

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AC/DC Drummer Pleads Guilty

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has pleaded guilty in New Zealand to drug possession and threatening to kill an ex-employee. The 60-year-old rocker admitted as part of the plea he offered an associate the choice of a car, motorcycle, $153,000 or a house to have the victim "taken out." Rudd then called the former employee and threatened him on the phone. "I'm going to come over and kill you," Rudd said. Read more...

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Newborn Killer Gets Life

A Utah woman who pleaded guilty to killing six of her newborn babies and hiding their bodies in her garage was sentenced to up to life in prison in a case that drew national attention and sent shockwaves through her quiet community. Judge Darold McDade handed down the term for Megan Huntsman, who told police she was too addicted to methamphetamine to care for more children. Huntsman, 40, pleaded guilty to six counts of murder in February. She said in court papers she wanted to take responsibility in the deaths. Read more...

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Woman Found Stabbed to Death

Authorities are investigating after a 42-year-old Arlington, Virginia woman was found stabbed to death in her home. Arlington County police found the body of Bonnie Black after they were called to the home when a passerby spotted Black's pajama-clad 5-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son in the yard. Court records indicate Black was nearing the end of a divorce with the father of the children. Police said they had been called to the home previously for reported domestic violence and were exploring whether that was connected to Black's death. Read more...

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Michael Brown Memorial Tree Chopped

A memorial tree for Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old black man who was killed last summer by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., was found cut in half less than 24 hours after it was dedicated. The tree was dedicated by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association as a "symbol of peace, comfort and hope," but was found vandalized just hours later. A stone that was placed at the memorial was also missing. Read more...


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April 20, 2015

3 Shot at Delaware State

Authorities are investigating two shootings at Delaware State University and are trying to locate the shooter that injured three people at the university-sanctioned cook-out for the historically black college's Greek organizations. First responders rushed the three as-yet-unidentified victims to Kent General Hospital, where they're in stable condition, according to Williams. DSU campus police continue to investigate the incident with assistance from the Dover Police Department, Delaware State Police and other agencies, and no arrests had been made. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 06:56 AM Posted to Fugitives

Girlfriend Tries to Bite Penis Off

An Oklahoma man says he nearly lost his penis when he woke to find his girlfriend trying to bite it off. A night of drinking and arguing led to the painful arousal when the victim said he found Amber Ellis "biting his (penis) off" as he slept on the couch. He told Tulsa police he fought the 31-year-old off but in the process she hit him in the head with a laptop computer. Their earlier argument was over his accusing her of being too needy, he said. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 06:55 AM Posted to Assault

ID Thief Used 74 Aliases

A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy arrested Cathryn Parker, 72, last month when she allegedly stated the wrong name during a traffic stop. But, when detectives based in the force's Lancaster station investigated further, they discovered Parker, also known as "Katherine Gonsalves" and "Jan," has employed about 74 different aliases in identity theft crimes committed over the past four years. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 06:54 AM Posted to Frauds & Scams

Final FAMU Hazing Trial Scheduled

Three years have passed since the brutal beating death of a Florida A&M University drum major exposed a culture of hazing within the school's band. The final three former band members charged with manslaughter and felony hazing in the death of Robert Champion will go on trial Monday. Champion, 26, of Decatur, Georgia, died after being attacked on the band's bus in November 2011 after a football game where the highly-regarded Marching 100 had performed. Read more...

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Gator Player Arrested for Robbery

A University of Florida redshirt freshman football player faces charges after a robbery at a Gainesville apartment. Gainesville Police say Jerald Christopher "J.C." Jackson of Immokalee entered an acquaintance's apartment Saturday with two men. Police say Jackson left but the others stayed. One allegedly pulled out a gun, and police say they took two video game consoles and $382 from the apartment's three residents. Read more...

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Student Charged in Roommate's Murder

A Virginia college student was charged with first-degree murder and abduction Saturday after his roommate was found dead. Grace Rebecca Mann, 20, was found unconscious in a Fredericksburg, Va., house by two female roommates. Another roommate, University of Mary Washington student Steven Vander Briel, has been charged with first-degree murder and abduction in Mann's death. One of the roommates performed CPR and Mann was taken to the hospital, where she later died. Read more...

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Man Charged in 'Suspicious' Death

A Cincinnati man was arrested and charged with murder in connection with the "suspicious" death of 58-year-old woman in Fairfield, according to police. Michael Jason Miller, 29, of Cincinnati was arrested and charged with murder in the death of 58-year-old Carol Boyd. He was booked into Butler County jail. Boyd was found dead in her home on Woodridge Boulevard. Read more...




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April 17, 2015

Deputy Shot in Ambush

A Louisiana sheriff's deputy was shot three times in an "ambush" as the officer directed traffic in a school zone, officials in St. Charles Parish said. Cpl. Burt Hazeltine, 36, was taken to a hospital in New Orleans some 30 miles away after gunfire broke out around 9 a.m. along U.S. 90 at Louisiana St. in Paradis, La., Sheriff Greg Champagne said. The suspect is in custody, police said. Read more...

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Police Chief Indicted for Misdemeanor

A one-time Georgia police chief who stepped down after he paralyzed his sleeping ex-wife in an early New Year's Day shooting has been indicted on a charge stemming from the incident. A grand jury slapped William McCollom with a misdemeanor reckless conduct charge after he blasted 58-year-old Margaret (Maggie) McCollom with his service weapon. He turned himself in to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office. Read more...

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Grandma Convicted of Killing Husband

A 73-year-old grandmother from Northern California has been convicted of murder in the shooting death of her third husband - three decades after being acquitted of killing her second husband. A Placerville jury took less than two hours to return a guilty verdict against Colleen Ann Harris. Seventy-two-year-old Robert Harris was found dead from a shotgun blast at the couple's home in 2013. Read more...

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Durst Wants Seized Money Back

Lawyers for jailed millionaire Robert Durst say he wants back more than $161,000 in cash confiscated by New Orleans police. Durst got the money legally and it is neither needed for evidence nor subject to forfeiture, his attorneys claimed. Authorities found more than $44,000 in Durst's room at the J.W. Marriott hotel in New Orleans. After his arrest, they intercepted a package containing $117,000 that was sent to the hotel for Everette Ward the name Durst used to register at the hotel. Read more...

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Teacher Choked, Punched and Kicked

An irate mom and her teenage niece were arrested after choking, punching and kicking a teacher inside a middle school in Hempstead, L.I., officials said. Annika McKenzie, 34, allegedly ambushed a veteran math teacher at Alverta B. Gray Schultz Middle School on Wednesday after claiming the instructor "put her hands on" on McKenzie's 12-year-old daughter that day, Hempstead Village police said. McKenzie reportedly walked past a security checkpoint and confronted Catherine Engelhardt, a 22-year veteran of the Hempstead School District, outside her classroom. Read more...

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Teacher Sells Drugs to Narcs

A Florida elementary school teacher has been charged with drug dealing after undercover police officers say she sold them prescription pills and LSD. Cheryl Heineman, 45, and her 20-year-old drug cohort Jack Lindsey are accused of selling narcotics including Xanax, meth, oxycodone and hydrocodone in a series of transactions with plainclothes drug agents, authorities said. Heineman is a third-grade teacher at Central Avenue Elementary School in St. Cloud. Read more...



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April 16, 2015

Slender Man Suspect Wants Treatment

The attorney for a 12-year-old Wisconsin girl who is charged with stabbing a classmate to appease the fictional character Slender Man wants a judge to reduce her bail and allow her to be treated for psychotic disorders at a residential treatment center. Attorney Anthony Cotton wants Morgan Geyser's bail reduced to from $500,000 to a signature bond. Read more...

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Cardiologist Tried to Kill Rival

Instead of being a life saver, Long Island Dr. Anthony Moschetto was described by authorities as a "monster" who sought to rub out a rival Nassau County heart physician. He was accused of bartering prescription pills and semiautomatic guns in the shocking murder-for-hire plot thwarted by undercover cops. "He wanted to put him out of business so he could get his business," said Nassau County prosecutor Anne Donnelly, explaining that Moschetto's hatred for the doctor stemmed from a "professional dispute." Read more...

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Sons Challenge Murder-Suicide Ruling

The sons of a prominent New Jersey couple, including a health care executive, say a prosecutor botched the investigation of their parents' deaths by trying to make the evidence justify his theory that their father killed their mother, then himself. Mark Sheridan sent an open letter to the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office laying out why he and his three brothers fault its finding on the deaths of John and Joyce Sheridan. Read more...

Posted by Webmaster at 06:09 AM Posted to Murders

Woman Busted in High-End Thefts

A woman stole more than $100,000 worth of women's clothing and merchandise, which she was selling out of her nearly $1 million home in a Kansas City suburb, authorities allege. Kelli Jo Bauer, 45, was arrested earlier this month after officers intrigued by a Facebook post advertising the private sale of more than 1,000 pieces of "high-end" women's clothing went undercover to her $900,000 home in an upscale Overland Park development. Read more...

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Mom Blows Off Fatal Crash

An Arizona woman being arrested for a car crash that killed a 5-year-old child had two words to say when informed that the boy had died: "s---t happens." Those callous words were recorded by Glendale police officers while booking 24-year-old Aaronessa Keaton behind bars Monday for charges including manslaughter for last year's collision. Court documents show that the Phoenix woman, who gave birth to a premature baby girl via C-section shortly after the Feb. 28, 2014 crash, was found with marijuana and sedatives in her system. Read more...

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Cop Arrested on Federal Drug Charges

A Northern California cop betrayed his profession to keep a drug-dealing relative a step ahead of the law, authorities say. The Yuba City officer and his family member were part of a cocaine trafficking operation, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Officer Harminder Phagura was arrested with the relative after federal agents raided three locations in Yuba City and nearby Roseville allegedly linked to the pair. Read more...



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April 15, 2015

Hernandez Guilty of Murder

Former Florida Gator and New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of the first-degree murder Odin Lloyd, the boyfriend of his fiancee's sister. The Massachusetts jury returned the guilty verdict in the seventh day of deliberations. Read more...

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