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  • Police: Suspect in gruesome Makaha [Hawaii] murder beat mother until she was ‘unrecognizable’

    05/04/2022 5:57:18 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | April 22, 2022 | HNN Staff and Allyson Blair
    <p>HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -- The suspect in a Makaha murder this week made his first appearance in court Friday and authorities confirmed that the victim in the brutal beating was his own mother.</p><p>Joshua McPeek, 19, allegedly punched and stomped on his mother ― Michelle McPeek ― in the middle of Farrington Highway after an argument.</p>
  • Ex-police officer Kim Potter sentenced to two years for fatally shooting Daunte Wright

    02/18/2022 9:27:05 AM PST · by centurion316 · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov 18, 2022 | David K. Li
    A Minnesota judge on Friday sentenced former police officer Kim Potter to two years for fatally shooting a Black motorist 10 months ago. Hennepin County Judge Regina Chu handed down the “significant downward” punishment for the former Brooklyn Center police officer after emotional courtroom statements from the victim's loved ones and the defendant herself. Chu ordered Potter to spend two-thirds of her sentence behind bars and one-third of it on supervised release. She's already served 58 days behind bars, which will go to her credit. Chu said Potter deserved a lesser sentence than the 86-month sentence sought by prosecutors because...
  • Bodies of 3 Teens Found Inside Rural Home Near Houston: Sheriff

    01/18/2022 6:23:24 PM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 3 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | January 18th, 2022 | T. Grant Benson
    HOUSTON – Three teenagers were found dead at a home Tuesday afternoon in a possible double-murder and suicide, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says. Investigators are on the scene in the 4500 block of Wolcik in the Crosby area of Harris County. The victims, two females and one male, showed “signs of trauma,” Gonzalez said. A weapon was found at the scene but it was unclear what type of weapon was used. A motive for the tragedy is unknown.
  • Florida gay rights activist found dead in a landfill

    01/15/2022 12:36:45 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 79 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 15, 2022 11:59am | Jon Levine
    A Florida gay rights activist was found dead in a landfill and the case is currently being investigated as a homicide, authorities said. Jorge Diaz-Johnston, 54, was discovered in a trash heap the morning of Jan. 8 in Baker, Florida, about 60 miles from the Alabama border, Tallahassee police said. “At this time the Tallahassee Police Department is investigating Diaz-Johnston’s death as a homicide,” police said Wednesday. Diaz-Johnston was last seen alive on Jan. 3. in Tallahassee, police said. No further details were provided by authorities about the circumstances of his disappearance. The activist and his husband Don had been...
  • Alec Baldwin is tired of people asking why he hasn't handed over his phone

    01/09/2022 11:24:03 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 59 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 9, 2022 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s been weeks since we learned that a search warrant had been issued in Santa Fe County, New Mexico for Alec Baldwin’s cell phone as part of the investigation into the shooting death of Halyna Hutchins, with Baldwin having fired the fatal shot. And yet, despite more than twenty days having passed, with Baldwin and his wife having been seen out on the town, the phone still hasn’t been turned over to investigators. What could possibly be causing the holdup? The New York Post published an article this week in which they spoke with some legal experts who offered possible...
  • 'It's just crazy': 12 major cities hit all-time homicide records

    12/08/2021 8:43:30 AM PST · by bitt · 45 replies ^ | 12/8/2021 | Bill Hutchinson
    "It's worse than a war zone around here lately," police official said. At least 12 major U.S. cities have broken annual homicide records in 2021 -- and there's still three weeks to go in the year. Of the dozen cities that have already surpassed the grim milestones for killings, five topped records that were set or tied just last year. "It's terrible to every morning get up and have to go look at the numbers and then look at the news and see the stories. It's just crazy. It's just crazy and this needs to stop," Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney...
  • Darrell Brooks is the suspect in the Waukesha Christmas Parade incident. The Milwaukee man has been charged with crimes 10 times since 1999

    11/22/2021 1:35:46 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 68 replies ^ | 11/22/2021 | Ashley Luthern
    Darrell Brooks is the suspect in the Waukesha Christmas Parade incident. The Milwaukee man has been charged with crimes 10 times since 1999 Ashley Luthern, Daniel Bice, Molly Beck and Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 33m ago Police expect to refer five counts of first-degree intentional homicide and additional charges to prosecutors. The penalty for first-degree intentional homicide is a mandatory life prison sentence. Darrell Brooks Jr., the man suspected of being the driver, has been charged three times in less than two years with recklessly endangering the safety of others, most recently in an incident in which he...
  • DAVE GROHL: 'I Was Scared' To Write About KURT COBAIN's Death In 'Storyteller' Book ($ure you were)

    10/20/2021 5:21:57 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 17 replies
    Blabbermouth ^ | October 20, 2021 | N/A
    In a new interview with "Amanpour And Company", Dave Grohl said that the chapter about NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain's 1994 suicide in his newly released memoir "The Storyteller: Tales Of Life And Music" was the most difficult part of the book to write. Asked why he chose to write that chapter last, Grohl said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "'Cause I was scared to write it. It's one thing to write about getting stitches when you're 12 years old or it's one thing to write about taking your kids to the daddy-daughter dance, it's another thing to write about something that...
  • Murderer Set Free On Early Release Caught In Florida After Committing New Murder In NJ

    10/21/2021 11:51:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | October 20, 2021 | B911
    LAKELAND, Fla. – On Tuesday morning, deputies from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on a New Jersey warrant for murder, kidnapping, carjacking, and weapons charges. 51-year old James Lewis was taken into custody at a home at 220 Kinghill Court SE in Winter Haven. According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Lewis fatally shot a man on September 18, 2021 in East Orange, New Jersey during a carjacking. He then zip-tied the victim’s girlfriend and stole the vehicle with her in it, before crashing a short time later. James Lewis was previously convicted for homicide in a...
  • U.S. Records 30% Increase in Homicides in 2020: CDC Tries to Find “Root Causes”

    10/07/2021 7:02:05 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 55 replies
    New American ^ | 10/06/2021 | Veronika Kyrylenko
    CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said much of CDC’s research will be directed at the discovery of the "root causes" of gun violence.
  • Coroner confirms recovered remains as Gabby Petito's, manner of death ruled homicide

    The FBI announced Tuesday that Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue has confirmed remains found in the Bridger-Teton National Forest are those of Gabrielle Petito.The coroner determined the 22-year-old's manner of death to be homicide. The exact cause of death is still under investigation.
  • New Records Show Obama Admin Purchased Aborted Babies’ Heads for $515 Each

    09/14/2021 5:08:52 PM PDT · by bitt · 35 replies ^ | 9/14/2021 |
    Judicial Watch announced today that it received 198 pages of records and communications from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) involving “humanized mice” research with human fetal heads, organs and tissue, including communications and contracts with human fetal tissue provider Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR). Most of the records are communications and related attachments between Perrin Larton, a procurement manager for ABR, and research veterinary medical officer Dr. Kristina Howard of the FDA. Judicial Watch received the records through a March 2019 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, of which the...
  • 4 found dead in SUV in western Wisconsin identified

    09/14/2021 11:47:31 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 81 replies ^ | 9/14/2021 | Rebecca Omastiak
    The Dunn County Sheriff's Office has identified the four people found dead in an abandoned black SUV in the town of Sheridan. Tuesday, the sheriff's office reported the four people have been identified as 30-year-old Nitosha Lee Flug-Presley, of Stillwater; 26-year-old Matthew Isiah Pettus, of St. Paul; 35-year-old Loyace Foreman III, of St. Paul; and 30-year-old Jasmine Christine Sturm, of St. Paul. The four were found after officials received a 911 call reporting a death at 2:18 p.m. on Sunday. According to the update Tuesday, the sheriff's office reported autopsies from the Ramsey County medical examiner revealed the four died...
  • 77-year-old man hit, killed on I-14 in Killeen while pushing bicycle

    07/18/2021 10:50:10 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    The Killeen Daily Herald ^ | September 18, 2020 | Jacob Brooks
    A 77-year-old man was pushing a bicycle on Interstate 14 in Killeen Friday morning when he was hit and killed by several vehicles, according to police. Some cars that hit him didn’t even stop, police said. “Several vehicles that struck the male did not stop and the Traffic Unit would like to speak with the operators of those vehicles, or any other witnesses, about the accident,” the Killeen Police Department said in a news release. Police have not named the man, pending notification of next of kin. He was pushing the purple, BMX-style bicycle shortly before 7 a.m. when he...
  • Philly just hit 300 killings this year, as its record pace continues

    07/16/2021 3:10:08 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 30 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer via MSM ^ | 07/16/2021 | Chris Palmer, Mensah M. Dean
    The fatal shooting meant that the city had reached 300 killings more quickly in a single year than any since at least the 1970s. And it kept Philadelphia on pace to top not only last year’s 499 homicides, but also its all-time record of 500 slayings in a year, set in 1990. Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said in a statement that “the brazenness with which these assaults are carried out is appalling. The lack of regard for human life is affecting innocent bystanders and our children are being caught in the crossfire.”
  • Cocaine Found in Dead 4-Month-Old Baby’s Feeding Bottles; Parents Charged with Homicide: Deputies (SC)

    06/26/2021 1:43:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Law & Crime via MSN ^ | 6/25/21 | Alberto Luperon
    Authorities in South Carolina say an infant died from ingesting cocaine. Now the baby’s teen parents are accused of homicide. Brady Lynden Wearn, 18, and Mary Catherine Bedenbaugh, 17, of Prosperity, S.C., were charged Friday, according to online records in Newberry County. According to local sheriff’s deputies, paramedics responded to a call about a four-month-old unresponsive baby who was not breathing. The child was pronounced dead at Newberry Hospital. “Due to this death being a child 17-years-old or younger, the Newberry County Coroner’s Office, Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Child Fatality Unit and South Carolina Department...
  • WANTED: For Homicide

    06/15/2021 2:56:52 PM PDT · by mabarker1 · 27 replies
    Iredell Firewire360 ^ | 06/15/2021 | ICSO-Iredell County NC Sheriff's Office
    Wanted for Murder. Never know where or when they may turn up or be seen.
  • Houston homicides up 35%, which is much higher than Chicago, LA or NY

    06/10/2021 1:10:37 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 42 replies
    2 KPRC (NBC - Houston) ^ | June 9, 2021 | Vincent Crivelli, Jacob Rascon, Debbie Strauss
    Homicide rates are rising once again across the country after last year’s spike, and Houston is faring worse than the largest U.S. cities. Four homicides in Houston in the last 24-hours have brought the total this year to 199, a 35% increase over 2020. Compare that to only a 5% increase in homicides so far over last year in Chicago, a 17% increase in New York and a 23% increase in Los Angeles. The total number of homicides is also higher in Houston than in Los Angeles, a city with nearly twice the population. It’s also higher than New York...
  • Ex-boyfriend convicted of murder for beating, strangling Huntington Beach mom who had restraining order against him

    05/14/2021 8:58:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    ktla ^ | Sareen Habeshian
    Police were let into the residence by her teenage son, who told officers he got home around noon and called for his mom but didn’t think she was there, according to a Huntington Beach police report obtained by the L.A. Times. He led them to his mother’s room and screamed when he saw her lying on the floor of the shower. Sarkissian’s body was badly bruised and her face beaten, as she was lying in a pool of blood, according to the police report.
  • Former Black Lives Matter movement leader arrested after allegedly interfering in homicide investigation

    05/02/2021 3:07:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner via MSN ^ | 5/02/21 | Emma Colton
    A one-time Black Lives Matter movement leader in Iowa City was arrested after allegedly lying to authorities about a killing that took place in his apartment. Mazin M. Mohamedali, 20, was arrested Saturday and faces one count of accessory after the fact. Police reported that Mohamedali, who previously identified himself as a leader of a racial justice group called the Iowa Freedom Riders leader, knew that 19-year-old Quincy Russom had been killed in his Iowa apartment on Feb. 12 during a suspected robbery but waited to call 911. Police also said that he gave false descriptions of people involved with...