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    DANVILLE — Contra Costa prosecutors have filed a misdemeanor manslaughter charge against the man who police identified as the driver of a Ford that struck and killed a woman here last June, court records show. On Sept. 7, Steven Seltzer was charged with a single count of vehicular manslaughter in connection with the death of 32-year-old Joyce Huang, who was struck and killed as she walked across the intersection of Camino Tassajara and Wood Ranch Road a little after 8 p.m. on June 2, court records show. Seltzer is out of custody and his arraignment has been set for Oct. 4. The charge comes roughly six weeks after Huang’s parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Seltzer in Contra Costa Superior Court, which seeks unspecified damages for “medical care, ambulatory and emergency services, laboratory costs, and/or coroner expenses” associated with Huang’s death, court records show. Police say Seltzer remained at the scene of the crash and consented to a police interview, in which he stated he only got four hours of sleep the previous night, and nodded off while driving....
    by Madeleine Hubbard   The defendant in the killing of Tennessee teacher Eliza Fletcher was on Wednesday ordered held without bond, after he was charged with first-degree murder. “In light of the change of circumstance, I’m going to order that there be no bond,” said a Shelby County Circuit judge. “The $500,000 bond is revoked.” The defendant has been identified as Cleotha Abston, but in court proceedings Wednesday he asked to be identified as Cleotha Henderson. Earlier this week, after Memphis-area police found Fletcher’s body, he was charged with kidnapping and tampering with evidence. The defendant was charged with first-degree murder charges after police confirmed Tuesday that the body they found was Fletcher, a billionaire heiress and mother of two young boys. She was abducted while jogging Friday morning. Prosecutors said Wednesday that they are not ruling out the death penalty if the defendant is convicted, according to the Daily Mail. – – – Madeleine Hubbard joined Just the News as a fast file reporter after working as an editor at Breitbart News. She previously served as the special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at...
    Former  Tucson Police Officer Ryan Remington, 32, was indicted on Manslaughter charges for shooting a wheelchair-bound man accused of shoplifting last year outside a Lowes A former Arizona police officer who shot dead a wheelchair-bound man suspected of stealing a toolbox from Walmart last year has been indicted on manslaughter charges. Ryan Remington, 32, who was fired by Tuscon Police last year, was charged Wednesday by a grand jury of 'recklessly' causing the death Richard Lee Richards, 61, after bodycam video caught the cop of firing nine rounds into the back and side of the suspect who was accused of stealing a toolbox from Walmart on November 30, 2021. Richards allegedly flashed a knife at a store employee when asked for a receipt for the product. 'Here's your receipt,' Richard reportedly told the clerk, showing the weapon. Video shows Richards motoring across the parking lot from the Walmart in his wheelchair to a nearby Lowe's where two officers confront him briefly ordering him to stop. 'He's got a knife in his other hand,' someone can be heard on the bodycam...
    A man has been charged with making online threats two days after a mass shooting in May at the Tops Friendly Markets in Buffalo, New York. Rolik Walker, 24, of Buffalo, allegedly posted on Twitter on May 16 that he and his "associates" were targeting several grocery stores in the area and were "only looking to kill blacks," the U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday. MAN ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY THREATENING BUFFALO SUPERMARKET WHERE 10 GUNNED DOWN Walker is accused of creating a Twitter account with the handle "@ConklinHero." The 19-year-old white gunman accused of killing 10 black people in a racially motivated attack at Tops Friendly Market on May 14 was from Conklin, New York. Walker told authorities that "the purpose of the post was to see what everyone would say and if anyone would agree with him," according to an FBI agent’s affidavit obtained by the Associated Press. He has been charged with making an interstate threat. If convicted, Walker faces a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. CLICK HERE...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia man has been arrested after police say he murdered his 96-year-old mother inside a home in Roxborough on Sunday. Gary Johnson, 59, has been charged with murder and possessing an instrument of crime for allegedly beating his mother, Bertha Johnson, to death. Police say they responded to the 4200 block of Houghton Street on Sunday around 1 p.m. for a hospital case. When they arrived, police say they found Bertha Johnson suffering from blunt force trauma to her body. She was pronounced dead on the scene. Police say they recovered a weapon at the scene. They also say the motive for the incident was domestic. The incident is under investigation.
    A tech executive has been arrested and charged for the third time in connection with a woman’s 1992 killing in the Bay Area after new evidence was discovered, prosecutors said this week. John Kevin Woodward, 58, chief executive of online training company ReadyTech, was arrested July 9 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York after arriving from Amsterdam. He is accused of killing Laurie Houts, a 25-year-old computer engineer who was found dead in her car in Mountain View, not far from her office at Adobe Systems. Woodward was tried twice in the 1990s in connection with Houts’ death; both trials ended in hung juries, said Santa Clara County Deputy Dist. Atty. Rob Baker. A judge dismissed the case after the second mistrial, telling prosecutors it could be refiled only if new evidence was obtained, Baker said. Nearly three decades later, prosecutors say advances in forensic science technology have allowed them to link Woodward to the rope used to strangle Houts. California LAPD killed a man it says aimed gun at officer. Body camera video tells different...
    A 27-year-old St. Mary's County man is facing a host of charges for allegedly drinking, driving, and killing a popular 18-year-old teen in Maryland over the weekend. Lexington Park resident Matthew Mark Mazza was served a warrant on Sunday, July 10, after rear-ending Great Mills resident Jamari Duckett shorty after 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, according to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff's Office, resulting in the teen's death. Specifically, Mazza was charged with: Life-threatening injury by vehicle or boat while under the influence; Cause life-threatening injury by vehicle or boat while impaired; Life-threatening injury (as the) driver/operator; Driving, attempting to drive a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol; Driving, attempting to drive while impaired by alcohol; Reckless driving; Negligent driving; Failure to control vehicle speed on a highway to avoid a collision. Members of the sheriff's office responded to a reported motor vehicle crash in the area of Willows Road and Abberly Crest Lane in Lexington Park on Saturday morning, officials said. Upon arrival, deputies said that they found one driver - later...
    THE yoga instructor accused of killing her rival in a love triangle spat is facing murder charges as she's brought back to Austin. Kaitlin Armstrong, 34, arrived at the Travis County Jail in Texas on Tuesday afternoon and has reportedly been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of cycling star Moriah Wilson. 1Kaitlin Armstrong has reportedly been charged with first-degree murder Armstrong was returned to the US on July 2 after being arrested in Costa Rica last week. More to follow...For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun.
    A 70 year-old arms dealer has been named the suspect in the murder of three elderly Alabama churchgoers at a 'Boomers Potluck' party.    Robert Findlay Smith, 70, now faces capital murder charges over Thursday's triple-shooting at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on the outskirts of Birmingham, Alabama.  Those killed have been named as Walter 'Bart' Rainey, 84, Jane Pounds, 84 and Sarah Yeager, 75, who also goes by the name Sharon.  Authorities believe that Smith produced his concealed gun around an hour into the potluck event and began shooting.  No motive has been given for the shooting. Smith claimed to have been a past attendee of the church, but survivors said they didn't recognize him from past services. His mugshot showed him with a huge black eye - believed to have been inflicted after a have-a-go-hero flew at him with a chair in a bid to stop him shooting.   Smith is being held without bond at Jefferson County Jail. Officials have not revealed what the motive was for the attack.  Robert Findlay Smith shown in his mugshot following his arrest. He accused...
    (CNN)A recently retired truck driver who traveled across the country for decades has been charged in a California woman's death, just weeks after he was arrested in Texas for another woman's killing, prosecutors said.Douglas Thomas, 67, was charged Friday in the death of Sherri Herrera, a 30-year-old mother of four who was found on a highway on-ramp in March 1993, the Riverside County, California, district attorney's office said in a news release.Herrera was last seen alive a few days before her body was found, the release said.Sherri Herrera, 30, was a mother of four.The office also filed a special circumstance allegation of murder during the commission of a rape, according to the news release.It is unclear if Thomas has legal representation. Throughout more than 40 years working as a truck driver, Thomas traveled extensively, the release added.Read MoreJust weeks before the district attorney's announcement, authorities in Texas arrested Thomas on the suspicion of murder for the April 1992 killing of a woman found in Titus County."Thomas was connected by authorities to that murder by a DNA match to evidence from...
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- A man accused of murdering a research scientist in Malibu Creek State Park was convicted Thursday on separate charges of attacking two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies while he has been in custody.Jurors convicted Anthony Rauda, 45, of two felony counts of battery with injury on a peace officer.Deputy District Attorney Antonella Nistorescu told the panel in downtown Los Angeles during her opening statement that the defendant became "angry and rageful" and punched a male sheriff's deputy in the jaw area after a March 30, 2020, hearing in which Superior Court Judge Charlaine Olmedo refused to let the defendant represent himself.Rauda also attacked a female sheriff's deputy in Men's Central Jail with a shaved-down pencil after a contentious court hearing on March 16.Calabasas campground murder: Anthony Rauda pleads not guilty in killing of father at parkEMBED More News Videos Anthony Rauda has entered a not-guilty plea in the killing of Tristan Beaudette, a father who was camping with his two daughters at Malibu Creek State Park. Both of the attacks were captured on surveillance video and...
    A TEN-YEAR-OLD girl has been placed under arrest by Florida police in connection to a fatal shooting on Memorial day. The girl was charged with second-degree murder and was taken into custody Tuesday after she allegedly shot a woman following an altercation. 4A woman and her 10-year-old daughter were charged in connection to a fatal shooting on Memorial Day, said policeCredit: Orange County Corrections Department 4Police said Lakrisha Isaac gave her daughter a backpack with a firearm inside during an altercation with another womanCredit: WESH Shortly before midnight on May 30, two women were fighting in a courtyard between buildings at the Windsor Cove Apartments in Orlando, said police.  The women were identified as Lakrisha S Isaac, 31, and Lashun Denise Rodgers, 41. Witnesses say Isaac punched Rodgers during a barbecue at the apartment complex. Rodgers retaliated, hitting Isaac in the face. During the confrontation, witnesses told WESH that Isaac “took off her backpack and gave it up” to her young daughter. More Crime StoriesBLADE TERROR Boy, 14, arrested after two teens, 15 and 16, stabbed at busy parkKILLED AT...
    A female driver has been charged in connection with a pedestrian-involved collision that took the life of an 83-year-old woman, authorities said.  Detectives determined Joana Konadu, 41, of Annandale, barreled into a group of people who were standing in the parking lot at 7263 Maple Place on Friday, May 20, Fairfax County police said. The incident took the life of Eileen Garnett and sent three other people to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  Konadu has since been charged with Reckless Driving: Failure to Keep Vehicle Under Control, police said. She was issued a summons and released on recognizance.
    A female driver has been charged in connection with a pedestrian-involved collision that took the life of an 83-year-old woman, authorities said.  Detectives determined Joana Konadu, 41, of Annandale, barreled into a group of people who were standing in the parking lot at 7263 Maple Place on Friday, May 20, Fairfax County police said. The incident took the life of Eileen Garnett and sent three other people to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  Konadu has since been charged with Reckless Driving: Failure to Keep Vehicle Under Control, police said. She was issued a summons and released on recognizance.
    A Baltimore teenager has been charged as an adult for the murder of a Baltimore man, authorities say. The 16-year-old is accused of shooting the 34-year-old victim after an argument on the 2800 block of Edmondson Avenue around 1:20 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, according to Baltimore Police.  Officers that were in the area heard a gunshot and witnessed the teen attempting to flee while armed with a gun. The teen was quickly apprehended and transported to Central Booking.
    UPDATE: A Fair Lawn man accused of shooting his uncle dead in the Bronx earlier this month was being held on Riker’s Island after being extradited to New York from New Jersey to face justice, authorities said. Jonathan Mejia, 24, was brought from the Bergen County Jail to Bronx Criminal Court, where he was formally charged Wednesday with murder, manslaughter and weapons possession. Prosecutors said Mejia shot Daniel Valdez, 43, in victim's home near West 234th Street in the borough's Kingsbridge section after an argument got physical on May 2. Valdez had let Mejia in, then was shot in the torso during a fight as family members sat in a nearby room, they said. The father of two was later pronounced dead at NYC Health and Hospitals/Harlem (otherwise known as Harlem Hospital). Daily Voice broke the news of Mejia’s arrest after he showed up with his mother in the emergency room at Hackensack University Medical Center the next day. SEE: Fair Lawn Man, 24, Held In Uncle's Bronx Slaying After Going To HUMC Emergency Room His mother "reported that...
    CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — A Camden man has been charged with murder for fatally shooting a 37-year-old woman, authorities say. Marquis Fletcher, 36, surrendered to authorities on Friday morning for the murder of 37-year-old Nicole Carr. Camden County police responded to 235 Eutaw Street in Camden on Thursday, where they found Carr suffering from a gunshot wound and a 61-year-old man who had been assaulted. READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Tornado Watch Issued For Parts Of Pennsylvania, Delaware And New Jersey As Gusty Thunderstorms Head Towards RegionCarr was transported to Cooper University Hospital and pronounced dead at 12:02 p.m. READ MORE: PREVIEW: CBS3 Awards Local Pharmacy With Small Wins! GrantFletcher is currently being held at the Camden County Correctional Facility, The incident remains under investigation. MORE NEWS: FDA Head: Baby Formula Factory Could Reopen By Next WeekAnyone with information is asked to contact Detective Lance Merrill at the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit at (609) 789-3766 and Camden County Police Dept. Detective Shawn Donlon at (856) 655-1334.
    BOSTON (CBS) – Police in Boston arrested 34-year-old Stephanie Beard on Saturday and charged her with stabbing a New Hampshire man to death and stealing his car. John Glennon, 71, was found dead inside a home on Franklin Street in Manchester on Friday. Stephanie Beard. (Image Credit: Manchester Police) An autopsy revealed his death was a homicide as a result of being stabbed multiple times in the head with a knife. Police issued a warrant for Beard’s arrest on charges of second degree murder and theft by unauthorized taking after she allegedly stole Glennon’s silver Subaru Impreza. Boston Police arrested Beard Saturday and charged her as a fugitive of justice. She is expected to be arraigned Monday in Boston Municipal Court.
    A Solano County Superior Court judge set a June trial date for a 28-year-old man accused of the gunshot slaying of an unidentified 38-year-old woman at a Cordelia traffic stop in August 2020. Randall James Garner, who appeared Wednesday in Department 23, heard Judge John B. Ellis order him to return at 9 a.m. June 16 for a jury trial in the Justice Center in Fairfield. The judge also ordered him to return at 8:30 a.m. June 2 for a trial management conference. In the criminal complaint filed in 2020, the Solano County District Attorney’s Office cited two other counts besides murder against Garner: shooting at an occupied vehicle and being a felon in possession of a firearm, in addition to citing three prior convictions for joyriding, that is, taking someone else’s vehicle without their consent. Garner is represented by defense attorney Gregory S. Clark of Vacaville, and Chief Deputy District Attorney Paul Sequeira leads the prosecution. Details of the investigation and the circumstances that led to Garner’s arrest in September 2020 have not become available by the lead agency...
    A Solano County Superior Court judge has set a September preliminary hearing date for a brother and sister charged in connection to the late-October killing in Fairfield of a 19-year-old Carmel woman. Court records show that Jessica Yesenia Quintanilla, 21, and Marco Antonio Quintanilla, 27, both of Pittsburg, appeared Friday in Department 11, where Judge William J. Pendergast ordered them to return at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 20  for the hearing in the Justice Center in Fairfield. Pendergast also scheduled a prehearing matter, a readiness conference, at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 4. Marco, a previously convicted felon, also will face a parole revocation hearing at that time. A preliminary hearing is like a mini-trial, with the presentation of evidence and witness testimony, and a judge may determine there is enough evidence to warrant a held-to-answer arraignment and schedule a jury trial. The Quintanillas’ latest court date comes after their initial arraignment was previously scheduled on Nov. 4, when the defense counsel at the time requested a rescheduling to bring in a private attorney the family had hired. The judge granted the request....
    A "SUSPICIOUS event" led cops to arrest a 21-year-old man for allegedly killing his dad. Schuyler Lake was arrested and charged with murdering his father, who was a popular brewer in Loudoun County, Virginia. 3Schuyler Lake was taken into custody and charged with the second-degree murder of his father, Dean LakeCredit: Leesburgva.gov 3A 'suspicious' event led authorities to the home of 57-year-old Dean Lake where he was found dead with ‘trauma to his body’Credit: LinkedIn/Dean Lake Officer Michael Drogin, PIO with the Leesburg Police Department told The US Sun that officers responded to a call about "a suspicious event" at a home in the 400 block of South King Street, in the downtown area, on Saturday at about 7.30am local time. Drogin said that's when police discovered the body of the father, Dean Lake, with "apparent trauma to his upper body." Drogin added the injuries to the body were made with a blunt force instrument. Police say they were looking for the 57-year-old's son at the time for physical and mental health reasons. Drogin confirmed that Schuyler Lake was...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia man has been charged after he allegedly shot and killed his grandfather and another man inside a home in the city’s Logan section, police say. Philadelphia police have charged Czar McMichael, 22, with murder and other related charges for the deaths of 45-year-old Anthony Ham and 67-year-old Benjamin E. McMichael on Sunday. On Saturday, police say they responded to reports of a “person with a gun” at the 4600 block of North Broad Street. Police found Ham and Benjamin E. McMichael deceased once they arrived at the home. Police say Ham was found on the second floor and the grandfather was found on the third floor. They were both shot multiple times and pronounced dead by medics at 4:56 p.m. on Saturday. READ MORE: Schwarber Homers As Phils Bounce Back From No-Hitter, Beat MetsPolice say their investigation revealed that Benjamin E. McMichael conducted a routine inspection of his grandson’s room on Thursday. Benjamin E. McMichael was upset with the condition of the room, so he went to grab Czar McMichael’s arm. Police say Czar...
    DALLAS (AP) — The retrial of a man charged with killing 18 older women in the Dallas area over a two-year span is set to begin Monday, after the first jury to hear a case against him deadlocked. Billy Chemirmir, 49, faces life in prison without parole if he’s convicted of capital murder in the smothering of 81-year-old Lu Thi Harris. Prosecutors have said he followed the widow home from Walmart, killed her, and stole her jewelry and cash. Chemirmir faces capital murder charges in all 18 of the women’s deaths — 13 in Dallas County and five in nearby Collin County. However, he’s currently only scheduled to stand trial in the death of Harris. Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot, who isn’t seeking the death penalty for Harris’ killing, has said he plans to try Chemirmir for at least one more death, though he hasn’t said whose. Chemirmir has maintained that he’s innocent. Loren Adair Smith, whose 91-year-old mother, Phyllis Payne, is among those Chemirmir is charged with killing, said she was shocked by the mistrial in November and...
    Vallow is set to be arraigned on April 19. Daybell is in prison awaiting trial, which has been scheduled for January 2023. A deeper look Vallow also faces charges in Arizona for reportedly conspiring to kill her ex-husband, Charles Vallow, with the help of her now-deceased brother, Alex Cox, who died in 2019 from natural causes while he had Narcan in his system. According to the Daily Mail, "A police investigation in Arizona uncovered computer documents that indicated Charles Vallow discovered his wife was having an affair with Chad Daybell just weeks before [Charles'] death. Charles Vallow confronted Lori Vallow in a text message, and then reached out to Tammy Daybell to let her know that their spouses were cheating." Cox reportedly gunned Charles down just 11 days after Charles reached out to Tammy. Following Charles' death, Vallow relocated to Idaho with her children in a purported bid to be closer to Daybell, who was still married to Tammy at the time. Approximately one month after the move,...
    SOMERVILLE (CBS) – Chenghai Xue, the man charged with killing his nephew in a courthouse parking lot, was ordered held without bail at his arraignment Friday. Xue, 44, was in tears as he pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in Somerville District Court, a day after prosecutors said he ran down 23-year-old Cong Wang with his car and then shot him to death outside Cambridge District Court in Medford. Xue was at the courthouse Thursday to get an extension of a restraining order against his nephew. According to court documents released Friday, Xue’s wife and nephew started a romantic relationship in 2018 while he was traveling for work in China. When she tried to end it, the nephew wouldn’t accept the breakup. Xue said his nephew began threatening to harm his family, his now ex-wife and himself. But the judge denied Xue’s request for an extension Thursday and prosecutors said Xue got into his car and ran down his nephew in the parking lot, pinning him. Witnesses told police Xue then fired 5-to-6 shots at Wang’s head, killing him....
    Experts say that a manslaughter charge against a 26-year-old New York woman who allegedly shoved an elderly vocal coach to her death earlier this month is likely to stick - as evidence of the assault and her attempt to skip town continue to mount. Lauren Pazienza, 26, was charged with one count of first degree manslaughter and two counts of second degree assault on Tuesday. She is being held at Rikers Island on $500,000 cash bail and faces up to 25 years in prison. She was allegedly caught on video shortly after prosecutors say she pushed Barbara Gustern, 87, to the ground in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea on March 10. Gustern hit her head after falling, and died at a hospital four days later.  The assault was also seen by a witness.  'The question is, is pushing down an 80-year-old onto the pavement - did you intend to physically injure her? That's a question for the jury or the grand jury, but I believe that facts that I know now make out that [manslaughter] charge,' former Bronx prosecutor Michael Discioarro...
    The homeless man who killed ex-Deloitte executive Michelle Go by pushing her onto subway tracks in New York City's Times Square will not stand trial after he was deemed 'unfit,' Manhattan Supreme Court officials said.  The decision was made Tuesday after 61-year-old Martial Simon's mental evaluation results were shared by psychiatrists at Bellevue Hospital in court.   Prosecutors from New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office have now requested a two week recess to review the medical evaluation, while a judge adjourned the case until April 19.  A trial can begin at a later date if Martial regains mental competency and is able to understand court proceedings and the charges brought against him - a decision that will be made at a later hearing.   If he does not regain competency, then a medical institute will have to indefinitely treat him.  The District Attorney's office did not respond to DailyMail.com's request for comment. Simon's attorney Mitchell Schulman said that he expects Bragg's office to 'confirm' the findings, which would result in Martial being sent to a mental health facility rather than...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Family members and activists continue to push for harsher punishment for a teenager accused in the death of 18-year-old Dontae McKenith. “I’m just outraged,” said Marie McBride, Dontae McKenith’s mother. McBride feels like justice is not being served for her son who was shot and killed in McKeesport in July 2021. His family is pushing for tougher punishment for Phillip Payne, the teen who was 16 when he was arrested in connection to the shooting. Take Action Mon Valley, an anti-violence and anti-racism nonprofit, showed support for McKenith’s family during a status conference in a courtroom in the Allegheny County Courthouse Monday morning. They left disappointed because the case was postponed at the request of defense counsel. The District Attorney’s Office said the new date is May 12. “I have to sit here and wait to figure out what’s going to happen and being uncertain and not having a clear view as to what’s going to happen. This boy could potentially get off with killing my son,” McBride said. Police said in July 2021 they found evidence...
    An 83-year-woman on lifetime parole for killing two women – one in 1963 and another reportedly shortly after he got out prison in 1983 – has been charged in connection with the killing of a 68-year-old woman whose body was found dismembered in a Brooklyn neighborhood, law enforcement sources tell DailyMail.com. Harvey Marcelin, a transwoman, was arrested late last week on a charge of concealing a body and could soon face upgraded charges after she was allegeldy caught on surveillance cameras dumping a body near her Cypress Hills apartment.  Sources identified the victim as Susan Leyden, formerly of Teaneck, New Jersey, and said Marcelin knew her. Her headless torso was stuffed into a garbage bag and dumped in a shopping cart in Brooklyn, sources said. Last Thursday, a passerby made the grisly discovery on Pennsylvania and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn around 1:45am when he peeked inside the garbage bag.  Police said the female corpse was found inside the bag without a head or limbs and did not appear to be decomposed. Harvey Marcelin, 83, who killed two women in 1963...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A jury reached a verdict Thursday in the federal trial of three fired Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd's civil rights.The jury's verdict after two days of deliberations in the case against Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane. It will be read soon.The former officers are charged with depriving Floyd of his right to medical care when fellow Officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into the 46-year-old Black man's neck for 9 1/2 minutes. Kueng and Thao are also charged with failing to intervene to stop Chauvin during the May 25, 2020, videotaped killing that triggered protests worldwide and a reexamination of racism and policing.Thao held back bystanders. Kueng and Lane helped restrain Floyd.During the monthlong trial, prosecutors sought to show that the officers violated their training, including when they failed to move Floyd or give him CPR. Prosecutors argued that Floyd's condition was so serious that even bystanders without basic medical training could see he needed help.The defense said their training was inadequate and that the officers deferred to Chauvin as...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Attorney for 2nd cop charged in Floyd killing: ‘training inadequate to help him … understand what was happening.’ Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
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    A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a mother of four who was found dead days after she went missing while driving for Uber, according to the Allegheny County police. Calvin Anthony Crew, 22, of Penn Hills, Pittsburgh, has been charged with homicide, according to an updated release by the police. Christina “Christi” Marto Spicuzza, 38, of Turtle Creek, had been missing since Thursday, Feb. 10, when Monroeville police were called to the 500 block of Rosecrest Drive in Allegheny County on Saturday— where her body was found with a single gunshot wound to the head, police said at the time. Her Nissan Sentra was found in the 500 block of Fourth Street in Pitcairn at 8:43 a.m. that same morning, according to the police. The car’s dash camera had been removed, according to WPXI. Crew was originally arrested in connection with a Sept. 2020 charge for Sale or Transfer of Firearms on Feb. 15 but was released on his own recognizance, his most recent court docket shows. His preliminary hearing...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Officer charged in George Floyd killing says he assumed other officers were caring for Floyd as he controlled crowd. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    After more than several delays and reschedulings in the case over the years, a jury trial date still remains pending for a California Medical Facility inmate charged with the murder of a fellow inmate more than six years ago in the medium-security Vacaville prison. But Sherman Dunn, 50, who appeared Thursday in Solano County Superior Court, will learn of his trial date when he returns to Department 15 at 8:30 a.m. April 14 and faces Judge Robert Bowers in the Justice Center in Fairfield. During past proceedings, Deputy District Attorney Elizabeth Ring has led the prosecution, and Fairfield criminal defense attorney Laura Petty the defense. Dunn is accused of killing Jose Garcia on Aug. 22, 2015, in a CMF dormitory and has pleaded not guilty to the charge. After an August 2018 preliminary hearing, Judge Robert C. Fracchia ruled there was enough evidence to hold Dunn accountable for the allegation. During the hearing, several former CMF inmates described the events that preceded the killing, with one saying he saw Dunn hit Garcia with a cane “four times” and continued to strike Garcia...
    BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — A Philadelphia man has been arrested for allegedly killing his aunt and leaving her body in Neshaminy State Park. Pennsylvania State Police say. Andrew Jennings, 20, has been charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, among others, for killing Lisa Jennings in early January.  On Jan. 8, Pennsylvania State Troopers responded to a report of an unresponsive person in Neshaminy State Park in Bensalem. When officers arrived, Lisa Jennings was found dead with multiple stab wounds to her neck. READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Winter Storm Could Produce Enough Snow To Crack City’s Top 20 Snow DaysJennings was eventually identified after officials released images of her tattoo “Lisa” on her right arm. During the investigation, officials determined the homicide happened at 2219 East Cambria Street in Philadelphia.  READ MORE: Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Opens New Inpatient Hospital In King of PrussiaThe investigation also revealed Jennings traveled from the residence on Cambria Street to Neshaminy State Park on the morning Lisa Jennings was found dead.  Jennings was arrested on Jan. 11 due to a probation violation....
    John Ieans, 65, was charged with murder in the death of his 27-year-old son Andrew Ieans A Texas father has been charged with  killing his adult son during an argument at their Houston home after police found the 27-year-old victim on the family's front lawn just after midnight on Monday night.  John Ieans, 65, is already out of bail after he was arrested for the murder of his  son Andrew Ieans in Houston, where police responded to 10 shootings and six murders in an eight-hour period starting Monday night.  Officer responded to a report of a shooting at 6222 Rollingbook Drive at 12.30am Tuesday and found Andrew lying on the front lawn with multiple gunshot wounds. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. A witness said the pair was arguing before the father shot the son. Police haven not established a motive for the shooting and have not determined if it was in self-defense. John Iaens was arrested at the scene. He posted $75,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned in March, according to the Houston Chronicle. Houston, the most...
    DALLAS (AP) — A man charged with killing 18 older women in the Dallas area over a two-year span is set to be retried in April after the first jury to hear a murder case against him deadlocked. The retrial of Billy Chemirmir, 49, in the death of 81-year-old Lu Thi Harris is scheduled to begin on April 25, according to court records. His capital murder trial in Harris’ killing ended in a mistrial in November after jurors said they were deadlocked 11-1. It was not clear what verdict the majority of jurors supported. Following the mistrial, Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot said he was committed to retrying the case and bringing another one against Chemirmir. Defense attorney Kobby Warren said after the trial that Chemirmir maintains his innocence, and that the case against him “was all circumstantial.” Chemirmir was arrested in March 2018 after 91-year-old Mary Annis Bartel said a man forced his way into her apartment at an independent living community for seniors in the Dallas suburb of Plano. When police tracked Chemirmir to his nearby...
    Further arraignment for a sister and brother arrested in connection with a late-October fatal shooting of a Carmel woman in a Fairfield home has been rescheduled for mid-December. Online Solano County Superior Court records show that Jessica Yesenia Quintanilla, 21, and Marco Antonio Quintanilla, 27, both of Pittsburg, appeared Wednesday morning in Department 11 for previously scheduled further arraignment in the case. However, Judge William J. Pendergast ordered the pair to return to his courtroom for the same proceeding, plus a pretrial services report, a motion to reduce bail, and assignment to another courtroom at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 16 in the Justice Center in Fairfield. When the Quintanillas’ initial arraignment was previously scheduled on Nov. 4, the defense counsel at the time requested a rescheduling to bring in a private attorney the family had hired. The judge granted the request. Court records show that Jessica is now being represented by San Francisco-based attorney William Alan Welch. She is being held without bail on murder charges in Solano County Jail, while Marco, who is now represented by San Francisco attorney Laurie...
    A 15 year-old boy from Texas is facing charges of capital murder after confessing to shooting his mom in the head and killing her, police say.  The unnamed boy allegedly killed his mom Aime Salinas-Alvarado, 47, at her home on Friday while she cared for her two year-old granddaughter.   Dallas Police officers were summoned to a home in the southwest of the city on Friday as they investigated reports of an abandoned child. When they arrived, they found that a two-year-old child had in fact been dropped off at her great-grandparent's home by an unknown individual. The child was supposed to be with her grandmother. The great-grandparents then became concerned for the well-being of the child's grandmother and requested a welfare check at the grandmother's home.  Once there, they found Salinas dead of a single gunshot wound to the head.   Aime Salinas-Alvarado, 47, was found dead having been shot in the head. Police say her 15-year-old son was allegedly behind the act  Dallas police officers found Salinas-Alvarado dead in her home on Friday afternoon Family members were quick to post tributes to...
    The brother of a cop-killer shot dead by police over the summer will face his own murder rap after the Georgia man allegedly gunned down a young married couple that lived next-door during a break-in - and was nabbed only after a string of robberies in which he was shot after stabbing a police officer. Matthew Lanz, 22, broke into the home of Justin and Amber Hicks in the Atlanta suburb of Acworth on Wednesday night and shot them dead as their 2-year-old child was in the house, according to a statement from Cobb County police.  The couple's bodies were discovered when Cobb County police officers responded to a call to the Hicks home around 9:30 am on Thursday. The couple, both 31 - who moved to the neighborhood in September - was found dead from gunshot wounds but the toddler was unharmed.     Lanz's brother, Austin, killed a police officer outside the Pentagon this past August before he was shot dead by cops during the attack on the military headquarters in Washington, WSB-TV reported.  Matthew Lanz is accused of killing his...
    DALLAS (AP) — A man charged with killing 18 older women in Dallas and its suburbs over a two-year span is set to go on trial in one of the deaths Monday. Billy Chemirmir, 48, faces life in prison without parole if convicted of capital murder in the death of 81-year-old Lu Thi Harris. Prosecutors decided not to seek the death penalty. Chemirmir was arrested in March 2018 after 91-year-old Mary Annis Bartel survived an attack by a man who forced his way into her apartment at a senior living community in Plano. The man told her “don’t fight me” as he tried to smother her with a pillow and left with jewelry. When police tracked Chemirmir to his nearby apartment the next day, he was holding jewelry and cash. A jewelry box police say he had just thrown away led them to a Dallas home, where Harris was dead in her bedroom, lipstick smeared on her pillow. After his arrest, authorities announced they would review hundreds of deaths, signaling the possibility that a serial killer had been stalking...
    DALLAS (AP) — In the years after Leah Corken’s death, one detail after another haunted her daughter. Though M.J. Jennings came to accept that her mother likely died of a stroke, just the night before they had gone shopping and to a movie and the 83-year-old had seemed her usual sassy self. When Corken’s body was found in 2016 on the living room floor of her apartment at The Tradition-Prestonwood, an upscale independent living community in Dallas, her freshly styled hair was a mess. There were makeup smudges on her bedroom pillow. And her wedding ring was missing. “I knew something was wrong, but I didn’t know,” Jennings said. “I didn’t know it was murder.” Across Dallas and its suburbs over a two-year span, family after family had similar misgivings, troubled over missing jewelry and puzzling on the suddenness of their older but otherwise healthy and active loved one’s death. Then, in March 2018, 91-year-old Mary Annis Bartel survived after a man forced his way into her apartment, telling her “don’t fight me” as he tried to smother her...
    A Spanish teacher whose body was found in an Iowa park on Tuesday could have been murdered in a racist attack, a former student has speculated. Nohema Graber, 66, was a beloved teacher at Fairfield High School, where she had taught since 2012, and was remembered for her kindness. Two 16-year-old students at the school, Willard Noble Chaiden Miller and Jeremy Everett Goodale, have both been charged as adults for the first-degree murder.  Nohema Graber, 66, disappeared on Tuesday in Fairfield, Iowa. Her body was found the following day and two students at the school where she taught have been charged with her murder The pair are being held on a $1 million bond each ahead of their next court appearance on November 12.   They are accused of killing Graber in the park where she regularly took an afternoon walk, and then dumping her remains under a wheelbarrow.  Former students were devastated by her killing.  'I absolutely cannot comprehend why any student would ever want to hurt her,' said Alyson Reid, a former student. Reid told NBC she wonders if it might...
    Convicted murderer Robert Durst has been pictured in a new mug shot from his hospital bed after he was transferred to a prison hospital in California earlier in the week. Durst, who is 78-years-old, is said to be on the mend having contracted COVID but he appears frail in the image which shows him propped against a pillow., his eyes sunken and red. In the picture, the estranged heir of a New York real estate empire, can be seen with a face mask pulled down around his chin while he looks deadpan into the lens. Durst was moved from the Los Angeles jail system on Wednesday and is now hospitalized at the California Health Care Facility in Stockton that cares for seriously-ill inmates.  Durst appears sickly and delicate in his prison mug. https://t.co/vdhJkA3Bvq— TMZ (@TMZ) October 30, 2021 The Northern California hospital facility in Stockton is for inmates with long-term and acute medical needs The Northern California hospital facility is for inmates with long-term and acute medical needs.  Less than two weeks ago he was hooked up to a ventilator for oxygen.        ...
    An Indiana man has been arrested and charged for the murder of his four-year-old son, who he allegedly kept locked in the basement in the dark for not being potty trained.  Investigators claim Alan Morgan, 28, of Union Township, had been abusing Judah Morgan, who police found dead, battered and bruised, in his bedroom on Monday.  Judah's mother, Mary Yoder, 26, has also been arrested and charged with two felony counts of neglect.  'I don't know how anybody could do this to any child,' Jenna Hullett, the Morgans' cousin and Judah's former caregiver, told 16 News Now.  Mary Yoder, right, said her husband, Alan Morgan, left, had been physically abusing their four-year-old son, Judah, and often locked him in the basement without light or food Judah Morgan was described as a kind and loving boy by family members Police found his corpse beaten and bruised inside his Union Township home on Monday Hullet said she had been taking care of Judah for several years before he moved back in with his biological parents in April, as per the Laporte County Child Protective...