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  • Man suspected of murdering officer had been released from prison early, was on probation

    11/25/2019 3:09:14 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 31 replies
    Law Enforcement Today ^ | November 25, 2019 | Gregory Hoyt [Posted by]
    Augusta, Georgia- A Richmond County deputy was shot and killed last Tuesday night while conducting a routine patrol with a narcotics unit in within the city. Now police say the suspect allegedly involved in the shooting was recently released from prison and was also on probation at the time of the deputy’s death. Suspect in Richmond County Georgia officer death ?? officially arrested, charged (Alvin Theodore Hester, 24) — Montana ????Agent Applebutt (@AgentApplebutt2) November 22, 2019 According to Sergeant William McCarty with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, investigator Cecil Ridley was gunned down at a gas station on the...
  • Chili Man Arrested in Road Rage Incident that Ended in Wegmans Parking Lot

    10/25/2019 5:58:27 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 70 replies
    Spectrum Local News ^ | 10/24/19 | Spectrum News Staff
    Gates police have charged a Chili man with attempted murder in a road rage incident that turned into a fight, leaving a Gates man with serious stab wounds to the neck and leg. Officers said Levar Merritt, 42, is charged with second-degree attempted murder, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and first-degree assault. He was arraigned and sent to the Monroe County Jail on $45,000 cash bail or $80,000 bond. Police said the alleged incident ended in the parking lot of the Lyell Avenue Wegmans, but started on the road between him and the 39-year-old victim. "One gentleman pulled out...
  • 5 Men Recently Released From PA Prisons Are Charged in 6 Homicides

    08/01/2019 4:10:59 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 27 replies
    Penn Live ^ | July 29, 2019 | Jillian Atelsek
    Five Pennsylvania parolees have been charged in six homicides over the past two months, spurring the Department of Corrections to investigate whether anything should have been done differently. The accused killers’ supervision levels ranged from minimum to maximum, and they had been out from between three months and two years. Some had already violated the terms of their parole by the time they were arrested, and some had a history of violence.
  • Hundreds protest plan to release convicted killer of 16-year-old New York girl

    06/17/2019 2:32:13 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 60 replies
    Fox ^ | Jume 16, 2019 | Cristina Corbin
    Hundreds marched through the streets of a suburban New York town Saturday with candles illuminating the path taken by a 16-year-old girl who was brutally murdered as she walked home from the library nearly 40 years ago. The protest was a plea to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to intervene in the imminent release of a man convicted in the 1980 murder of Paula Bohovesky, an honor student and aspiring actress who was beaten, sexually assaulted and stabbed to death in a crime so depraved it stunned law enforcement and shook the small town of Pearl River to its core. “The justice...
  • Gov. Newsom Denies Parole for Manson Follower Leslie Van Houten

    06/03/2019 7:12:17 PM PDT · by Borges · 56 replies
    KTLA ^ | 6/3/2019 | AP
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom overruled a parole board’s decision to free Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten on Monday, marking the third time a governor has stopped the release of the youngest member of Manson’s murderous cult. Van Houten, 69, is still a threat, Newsom said, though she has spent nearly half a century behind bars and received reports of good behavior and testimonials about her rehabilitation. “While I commend Ms. Van Houten for her efforts at rehabilitation and acknowledge her youth at the time of the crimes, I am concerned about her role in these killings and her potential...
  • Former bishop who killed cyclist in 2014 will be released from jail

    05/01/2019 8:51:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    WBAL TV 11 ^ | May 1, 2019 | Kai Reed
    BALTIMORE, Md. — A former Episcopal bishop who killed a cyclist in 2014 will be released from jail in May. According to officials, Heather Cook will be released from jail and placed on probation until October 2022, meeting regularly with an agent and being supervised. That means Cook will have served 3 1/2 years of her seven-year sentence after she was convicted of killing bicyclist Thomas Palermo on Dec. 27, 2014. At the time, Cook was the second ranking official in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. Cook pleaded guilty in September 2015 to auto manslaughter, driving while intoxicated, driving while...
  • Charles Manson follower, murderer recommended for parole [Robert Beausoleil]

    01/04/2019 12:00:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 3, 2019 | Don Thompson
    A California parole panel on Thursday recommended for the first time that Charles Manson follower Robert Beausoleil be freed after serving nearly a half-century in prison for murder. Beausoleil, 71, was not involved in the most notorious killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others by the Manson “family” in 1969. He was convicted in the slaying of musician Gary Hinman that same year. Hinman was tortured for three days, according to testimony at previous parole hearings, including when Manson cut his face with a sword. Parole panels ruled against releasing Beausoleil 18 prior times. California’s incoming governor, Gavin Newsom,...
  • Woman who shot Wichita abortion doctor, bombed clinics in 1990s released from prison

    05/23/2018 12:30:29 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 56 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 05/22/18 | Judy L. Thomas
    The Oregon woman who shot and wounded a Wichita abortion doctor 25 years ago and firebombed several clinics in three states has been released from federal prison, causing concern among clinic operators who worry her release could spark a new wave of attacks. Rachelle "Shelley" Shannon, whose actions triggered a federal investigation into the possible existence of a nationwide conspiracy of anti-abortion terrorists intent on shutting down abortion clinics, left the Waseca Federal Correctional Facility in Minnesota on Monday and was being transported by bus to Portland, where she will be staying in a halfway house, according to her...
  • The shameful decision to parole Herman Bell

    03/14/2018 5:43:19 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    nypost ^ | March 14, 2018 | NY Post Editorial Board
    <p>It’s hard to put into words just how appalling it is that the New York Board of Parole has ordered a domestic terrorist and serial cop-killer turned loose.</p> <p>It’s a decision so indefensible that a former parole board chairman — now an advocate for inmates — says he was shocked.</p>
  • O.J. Simpson not welcome in Florida, state AG says

    09/29/2017 4:44:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept 29, 2017 | AP
    Florida's top law enforcement officer said Friday that there is "no justification" for O.J. Simpson to return to the Sunshine State after he is released from a Nevada prison, a move that could take place as early as Monday. In a letter to Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie L. Jones, state Attorney General Pam Bondi instructed Jones to notify Nevada authorities that Florida "objects" to Simpson serving his parole there. "Floridians are well aware of Mr. Simpson's background, his wanton disregard for the lives of others, and of his scofflaw attitude with respect to the heinous acts for which...
  • Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten granted parole

    09/07/2017 2:29:29 PM PDT · by HotKat · 36 replies
    Leslie Van Houten, a former Charles Manson follower who killed for the mass murderer in 1969, has been granted parole in California. Van Houten, the youngest of Manson’s followers, was scheduled to appear before a parole panel for the 21st time on Wednesday. She was 19 when she took part in a series of murders during the summer of 1969 in Los Angeles. Gov. Jerry Brown now has a 120-day period to affirm, reverse or take no action on the decision.
  • Manson follower Leslie Van Houten granted parole; Brown must make final decision

    09/06/2017 3:56:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 79 replies
    L A Times ^ | 09/06/2017 | Matt Hamilton
    The youngest of Manson's followers, Van Houten has been considered the least blameworthy member of the group and has been portrayed by supporters as a misguided teen under the influence of LSD on the night of the slayings. A former homecoming queen from Monrovia, she did not join in the Aug. 9, 1969, murders of Sharon Tate, the pregnant wife of film director Roman Polanski, and four others at the Benedict Canyon home that Tate was renting. But the following day, Van Houten was part of a group that stormed into the LaBiancas' home in Los Feliz. As Charles "Tex"...
  • An apologetic O.J. Simpson is granted parole, to be released in October

    07/20/2017 11:58:41 AM PDT · by Morgana · 118 replies
    washingtion post ^ | July 20, 2017 | Cindy Boren
    After nearly nine years in prison, O.J. Simpson was granted his freedom Thursday by four members of the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners and will leave prison on or after Oct. 1.
  • Here’s where and when to watch O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing [Decision announced: OJ is PAROLED]

    07/20/2017 8:37:35 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 96 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 19, 2017 | Steven Rosenberg
    Is O.J. Simpson’s time behind bars coming to an end? The Nevada parole hearing that will decide his fate will be broadcast live beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific time Thursday, and it’s a good bet that much of America will be tuning in to see what happens... The 10 a.m. hearing will be available to broadcast outlets and as a live stream, and since the hearing is expected to last a half-hour at most, expect just about every cable news network and most network-affiliated broadcast stations to carry it. Due to Simpson’s athletic accomplishments, ESPN is among the cable outlets...
  • OJ Simpson could be released on parole as early as OCTOBER and looks set to cash..

    02/27/2017 2:55:54 PM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies ^ | Feb. 25, 2017 | FORREST HANSON
    Full Title: OJ Simpson could be released on parole as early as OCTOBER and looks set to cash in on multi-million NFL pension OJ Simpson may be released from prison as early as this October, after serving nine years of his 33-year sentence. October 1 is the earliest possible parole date the 69-year-old former NFL star. It is expected that a parole board will recommend his release due to good behavior, the Sunday Express reported. Simpson has been serving a nine-year sentence at Lovelock Correctional Center in rural Nevada. He was found guilty in 2008 of 12 counts including kidnapping,...
  • Legal expert says O.J. Simpson could be released from prison this summer

    02/14/2017 12:43:37 PM PST · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | February 14, 2017 | Jared Dubin
    Simpson has served eight years of a 33-year sentence O.J. Simpson has been incarcerated at Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada since 2008 after being sentenced to 33 years in prison, all stemming from an incident at a Las Vegas hotel room from which Simpson attempted to forcefully reclaim memorabilia. The former Bills star and Hall of Fame running back, now 70, was charged with and found guilty on 12 counts, including conspiracy, burglary, robbery, kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon. This summer, he may get out early. According to analysis from Sports Illustrated legal analyst and University of New...
  • Jaycee Dugard Loses Federal Appeal Against Parole Officers: Court

    08/26/2016 2:01:11 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies ^ | 8/29/16 | Lisa Fernandez
    A federal appeals court ruled 2-1 on Friday that Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped from South Lake Tahoe and held in Antioch by a parolee for 18 years, cannot hold federal parole officers liable for failing to supervise her captor. The ruling was made seven years to the day she was rescued - on Aug. 26, 2009. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had already ruled on this case in March, but Friday's decision was an expanded version of their original opinion. Friday's opinion now becomes a legal precedent. Dugard had argued, unsuccessfully, that federal parole officers failed to...
  • The right call on Manson follower

    07/28/2016 8:31:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 28, 2016 | Dennis Lund
    It’s hard to believe it has been almost fifty years since the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders of 1969. Unfortunately, we are reminded of these murders on too regular a basis. They were again in the news recently when Gov. Brown overruled the parole board’s recommendation to release Leslie Van Houten, one of several Manson Family members convicted of murder. Good call -- she is where she belongs. If you lived in southern California at the time, you likely have strong memories of those events. It was an unusually hot August that year, when the Tate murders hit the news. Six people...
  • Judge frees President Reagan's would-be killer Hinckley

    07/27/2016 8:01:42 AM PDT · by Donglalinger · 54 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | July 27, 2016 | Ian Simpson
    John Hinckley Jr., who wounded U.S. President Ronald Reagan and three other people in a 1981 assassination attempt prompted by his mental illness, should be freed after 35 years and released to live with his mother, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.
  • California governor denies parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

    07/23/2016 9:48:09 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 July 2016 | By Associated Press
    California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole for the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who is serving a life sentence for killing a wealthy grocer and his wife more than 40 years ago. Brown overturned the recommendation of a parole board on Friday that found Leslie Van Houten was no-longer the violent young woman who committed a gruesome murder and was now fit for release. She has completed college degrees and been a model inmate. The Democratic governor acknowledged her success in prison and her youth at the time of the murders. However, he wrote in his decision...