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    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Homicide detectives are investigating the killing of a 31-year-old Baltimore man who died last year, more than a decade after after he was shot, authorities said Monday. Theodore Brown was the victim of a shooting that unfolded on Dec. 30, 2009, in the 1900 block of North Wolfe Street, according to Baltimore Police, who say the 31-year-old later died on March 24, 2021. READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Humid Memorial Day With 90-Degree HeatBrown’s body was taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy, which ruled his death a homicide, saying he died of complications stemming from injuries suffered in the shooting. READ MORE: Baltimore Police Identify 17-Year-Old Killed In Inner Harbor Double ShootingHomicide detectives were notified Friday of the autopsy’s findings. Now, his death is being investigated among the more than 130 homicides city police are working in 2022. MORE NEWS: Here's What's Open & Closed On Memorial Day 2022Anyone with information about Brown’s shooting is asked to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
    SAN JOSE — The death of a woman whose body was found inside an apartment in February is now being investigated as a homicide following the final results of an autopsy, according to San Jose police. Officers were called at about 7:15 p.m. Feb. 24 to a residence in the 3000 block of Driftwood Drive, off Winchester Boulevard near the San Jose-Campbell border, police wrote in a Friday news release. They arrived and discovered an unresponsive woman; she was pronounced dead at the scene. A death investigation was launched, and police said they were notified Thursday by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office that the woman “had suffered suspicious injuries.” “Based on the Coroner’s Office investigation, the case was deemed a homicide,” police said. “The motive and circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation. The suspect is unidentified and remains at large.” Related Articles Crime and Public Safety | San Jose man charged with illegally exporting aviation technology to Chinese university Crime and Public Safety | Downtown San Jose church faces lawsuit over mass stabbing attack...
    A MOM has been found dead on Interstate 95 – days after her three-year-old daughter was killed in a house fire. Danielle Parnell, 30, was found dead off the highway by a construction worker in Cecil County, Maryland on April 12. 4Danielle Parnell, 30, was found dead off Interstate 95Credit: Facebook 4Her daughter My'royal Bennett, three, was killed in a house fireCredit: Facebook A cause of death hasn’t been revealed but cops are investigating the case as a homicide. Parnell’s daughter My’royal Bennett was found dead in the basement of a home in southwest Baltimore on April 8. She died after a mattress was set on fire. The cause of the blaze remains unknown but coroners have ruled the toddler’s death a homicide. read more on marylandDANGEROUS BLAZE Shock video shows flames 'engulfing four floors' of apartment buildingSHOPPERS' TERROR Shooting inside mall leaves 'one dead' with evacuations & manhunt underway Neighbors told WJZ that they saw a removal truck outside the home days before the blaze. One said: “(Parnell) was a single mom with two kids, but I thought she...
    A model whose body was dumped outside an LA hospital following a warehouse party died of a drug overdose that has been ruled a homicide. Christy Giles, 24, had four illegal substances in her bloodstream at the time of her November 2021 death; cocaine, fentanyl, ketamine and GHB - best known as the 'date rape' drug, according to an autopsy.  Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's office also ruled that Giles' friend Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola, 26, suffered a fatal drug overdose at the same party, People reported.  Cabrales-Arzola was dumped outside another LA hospital the same evening as Giles, and died following two weeks in a coma. The coroner's report said she had drugs including cocaine and MDMA in her system, and died of a drug overdose, as well as multiple organ failure caused by the drugs she'd taken.  The women were seen being dumped by three masked men driving a Toyota Prius with no license plates. Their families have claimed that they did not take the drugs that killed them willingly, but cops have yet to comment further on those...
    The death of a celebrated Broadway singing coach who died after she was shoved in Manhattan has been ruled a homicide - but cops still haven't caught her suspected killer.    Barbara Maier Gustern's killing was classified as a deliberate on Monday, 11 days after the 87 year-old was was fatally-injured after being pushed while walking through Chelsea. But cops are still no nearer to catching the woman they say killed her, despite sharing crystal-clear surveillance camera grabs of her face on Friday.     Maier Gustern was placed on life support and died on March 15, five says after the attack. Surveillance footage shows the suspect leaving the scene of the attack, outside Gustern's apartment at West 28th Street and 8th Avenue, towards Ninth Avenue.  She is described as a red-haired woman, likely in her 30s, wearing a black jacket, black leggings, a white skirt and dark colored shoes.   'This is a disgusting and disgraceful offense committed against a vulnerable, elderly woman doing nothing but walking down the streets of New York City,' NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig said in an impassioned...
    George Tompkins, 19, was found dead and hanging from a tree at Riverside Park in Indianapolis on March 16, 1922. The young man's death was ruled as a 'suicide' even though the Marion County coroner at the time said that Tompkins 'could not have hanged himself' A black lynching victim's death certificate has finally had its cause of death changed from suicide to homicide 100 years after he was found hanging from a tree with his hands tied behind his back.   George Tompkins, 19, was found hanging in Riverside Park with his hands tied his back on March 16, 1922, and last week The Indiana Remembrance Coalition announced it had successfully lobbied Indianapolis's coroner to update Tompkins' death certificate after a year-long campaign. In a news release, it also said that the motive for Tompkins' death had never been revealed, although members of the coalition think Tompkins' killing most-likely had a racist motive.  Ranjita Brar, an Indiana Remembrance Coalition member told Fox 59 that Tompkins was from Kentucky and that he was looking to start his life in Indianapolis after...
    A six-year-old Chicago boy who was found dead in freezing temperatures in Indiana on Saturday morning was ruled to have been the victim of a homicide, a medical coroner said Tuesday. The postmortem examination for Damari Perry was conducted on Monday. He was found to have an extremely cold core temperature and partially frozen internal organs, according to the Lake County Coroner's Office. The exam also found a scattered discoloration of the skin on the right leg and postmortem thermal injury or charring over the body, the coroner's office said. The young boy's body was found naked and wrapped in a plastic trash bag in an alley. He reportedly had been forced into a cold shower by three of his family members until he vomited and passed out. They allegedly then dumped his body near an abandoned house in Gary, Indiana. The boy's mother Jannie Perry, 38, has been charged with first-degree murder with two of his siblings also facing charges for their involvement. Police were initially told that the boy was missing but the investigation turned to Damari’s home...
    A Kansas teenager's death has been ruled a homicide months after he was left face down and handcuffed following his arrest for becoming 'aggressive' with cops who were called to his foster home to respond to his agitated behavior.    Cedric Lofton, 17, of Wichita, Kansas, died on September 26 at a Sedgwick County juvenile jail where he was taken after 'running away from his foster home, returning, and then exhibiting 'erratic and aggressive behavior' toward his foster family, an autopsy report said according to the Washington Post. He ran away September 21 due to a 'mental health crisis,' and returned on September 24. Cedric Lofton, 17, of Wichita, Kansas, died on September 26 after he was taken to a Sedgwick County juvenile center. He had exhibited 'erratic and aggressive behavior' toward his foster family after returning home from running away The Sedgwick County Medical Examiner's Office ruled his death a homicide after the teen was laid in a prone position  in a juvenile detention center and stopped breathing  The teen appeared paranoid, the Kansas Bureau of Investigations said. Officers tried...
    (CNN)The death of a Black 17-year-old who was handcuffed and restrained in the prone position while in law enforcement custody in September was ruled a homicide Monday, according to a Sedgwick County, Kansas, autopsy report.The cause of death was "complications of cardiopulmonary arrest sustained after physical struggle while restrained in the prone position," Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Timothy S. Gorrill wrote in the report.The teenager, Cedric Lofton, had exhibited "erratic and aggressive behavior toward his foster family" on September 24 in Wichita and assaulted officers who responded to the scene, the autopsy notes. He was then moved to the custody of the Sedgwick County Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center after being booked for four counts of battery of a law ​enforcement officer, a county news release said.The autopsy, citing video footage from the facility and a timeline of events from law enforcement, says Lofton was uncooperative and agitated and punched a JIAC staff member. Staff members restrained him, placed shackles on his ankles, rolled him into the prone position and handcuffed his hands behind his back at 5:08 a.m., the...
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Black youth’s death following a physical struggle with staff at a Kansas juvenile center was a homicide, according to an autopsy report released Monday that contradicts an earlier, preliminary finding that the teenager hadn’t suffered life-threatening injuries. The report said that 17-year-old Cedric Lofton’s heart and breathing stopped after he was handcuffed while lying on his stomach. Lofton had briefly been in the custody of the Sedgwick County Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center in Wichita when his altercation with staff members occurred Sept. 24. He was taken to a local hospital and died two days later. The staff members involved in the struggle have not been identified, but they county said they are on paid administrative leave. Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett issued a statement saying his office is reviewing the autopsy report, along with a “lengthy investigation” by the local sheriff’s office and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. “In my opinion, Cedric Lofton died as a result of complications from cardiopulmonary arrest sustained after physical struggle while restrained in the prone position,” Chief...
    The Los Angeles County coroner ruled the 14-year-old girl's death a homicide after she was shot and killed by a stray bullet in a Burlington dress room, police are set to release bodycam footage on Monday.    The teen, Valentina Orellana Peralta, 14, was shopping for a quinceañera dress with her mother at the store in North Hollywood when she was struck by a stray bullet by an unidentified Los Angeles cop.  The Los Angeles Medical Examiner's Office has ruled her death a homicide from the gunshot wound to the chest.   Valentina Orellana Peralta, 14, (pictured as a child) was shot and killed in a Burlington dressing room after an unidentified police officer's spray bullet struck her in the chest   The Los Angeles Medical Examiner's Office ruled her death a homicide and the LAPD is set to release bodycam footage on Monday (pictured: as a child) The officer was confronting Daniel Elena Lopez, 24, after he allegedly assaulted a woman with a bike lock inside the store, and the unnamed officer shot him when the suspect was reportedly moving to attack another...
    OAKLAND — A week after the coroner release its finding that Oakland resident Mario Gonzalez died from being held to the ground by city of Alameda police officers, Gonzalez’s family has sued the city in federal court. The civil complaint, filed Friday, names Officers James Fisher, Cameron Leahy and Eric McKinely, as well as the city of Alameda, as defendants. It alleges the city was negligent in its hiring and training of the officers, and says Gonzalez died from the officers’ “excessive force, improper restraint, mechanical asphyxia, and positional, restraint, and compression asphyxiation of him.” Last week, the Alameda County coroner’s officer released a report ruling Gonzalez’s April 19 death a homicide, attributing it to the struggle with the officers as well as methamphetamine use and obesity. The officers were attempting to detain Gonzalez after a report that someone matching his description was trying to take anti-theft devices off liquor bottles at Scout Park on the 800 block of Oak Street in Alameda. The suit alleges the officers ignored warning signs that Gonzalez was dying. He went unconscious during the...
    A Florida boy, 14, whose body was found last week near an overpass has been ruled a homicide. The body of Ryan Rogers, of Palm Beach Gardens, was discovered on the morning of November 16 after a passerby noticed the boy's bicycle in the grass near the I-95 overpass on Central Boulevard in the boy's hometown.     Just over a week later on Wednesday, local police announced that Ryan's death 'was not an accident, but a deliberate act,' as the department urged the members of the community to step forward if they have any information. 'We now know that Ryan Rogers' death was not an accident, but a deliberate act,' the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department said in a statement on Twitter Wednesday.  'We can say with almost absolute certainty that this was not a hit-and-run incident,' Palm Beach Gardens Police Major Paul Rogers told the Palm Beach Post on Saturday.   Ryan's mother, Cynthia Rogers, mourned the loss of her son in a statement provided by family friend Janine Lano just days after Ryan's body was found. 'I want to take a...
    A missing Florida college student died of 'multiple blunt force injuries due to a fall,' a coroner ruled last week, months after her body was found behind a fire station in South Carolina. Sheridan Wahl, 21, was last seen on September 19 in Myrtle Beach, where she went to visit her father.  Her body was found two days later in Pamplico, South Carolina, at the base of a fire department training tower. Her body was then taken to the Medical University of South Carolina for an autopsy to determine her cause of the death, and on November 15, Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken revealed that she died of 'multiple blunt force injuries due to a fall.' Von Lutchken, though, ruled that her cause of death was 'undetermined.' 'I can't say definitively someone didn't push or throw her off,' he told WMBF. 'Likewise, I can't say she didn't fall or jump on her own. 'Therefore, the only options for manner of death is homicide, suicide or accident and we don't know. That's why I ruled it as undetermined.'  Sheridan Wahl, 21,...
    The prosecution disagreed with Schroeder's interpretation of the law but conceded that the length of the AR-15 carried by Rittenhouse was more than the lengths specified, and so Schroeder dismissed the charge, Kenosha News reported. Judge in Rittenhouse trial has dismissed Rittenhouse's gun charge.pic.twitter.com/v1x1QTBrGf — The Post Millennial (@The Post Millennial) 1636992202 What else?Rittenhouse still faces five charges — including first-degree reckless homicide in the death of Joseph Rosenbaum and first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Anthony Huber — that would result in a mandatory life prison sentence should he be convicted. After closing arguments conclude Monday afternoon, the jury will begin deliberating; that is, unless Schroeder declares a mistrial with prejudice in response to the defense's request. The defense formally asked for the mistrial last week after the prosecution cast Rittenhouse's use of his constitutional right to remain silent in a negative light and brought up an incident that had been excluded in a pretrial order without the judge's permission. The behavior resulted in a fiery scolding from Schroeder as the judge dressed down Kenosha County Assistant District...
    GRAPHIC photos have revealed the extensive injuries Chris Daughtry’s stepdaughter suffered when she was allegedly shot in the eye. Hannah Daughtry, 25, was found dead at her home in Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday and authorities are treating her death as a “suspected homicide”. 5Hannah Daughtry needed surgery and was given a prosthetic eye after being shot, according to her social media profileCredit: Facebook 5Hannah said she was bling for two weeks following the shootingCredit: Facebook 5Hannah's troubled last few years appear to have started after her biological father killed himselfCredit: Facebook The last years of Hannah’s life were filled with violence and tragedy which seem to have started when her biological father Randall Scott Price took his own life in March 2018. Less than a year after his death, Hannah was allegedly shot in the face as she was caught in a run-in with gang members in Humboldt, Tennessee, the New York Post reported. According to one of Hannah's Facebook posts, the shooting happened when she was taken to "a place where she did not feel safe" by a "friend she barely...
    CHRIS Daughtry's family have been informed that his step-daughter's Hannah's death was a homicide, according to new reports. The singer's 25-year-old stepdaughter was found dead in her Nashville home by law enforcement officers on Friday. 1Hannah, 25, was found dead in her Nashville home on Fridya On Saturday detectives informed Daughtry and his wife Deanna that Hannah's passing was due to homicide, according to TMZ. The site also reports that Hannah's boyfriend Bobby Jolly was arrested on Friday, the same day Hannah's body was found. However, authorities have not said whether Jolly's arrest was related to Hannah's homicide. "I am still processing the last 24 hours. I am absolutely devastated and heartbroken. Thank you all for your kind words and condolences," said Daughtry on Saturday. "They are truly felt and appreciated. I will be taking a break from social media to be present with my family as we attempt to heal from this devastating loss." 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,...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A small win for a local family who has spent more than 10 years fighting to have their daughter’s death ruled a homicide. The attorney for the family of Ellen Greenberg says a judge has decided to allow the case to go to a non-jury trial. Greenberg was a Philadelphia School Teacher found stabbed 20 times in her Manayunk apartment. READ MORE: Edwin Allen Charged With Sexually Assaulting Woman In Upper Darby SEPTA Train TerminalHer death was ruled a suicide. The Greenberg’s attorney says a judge has decided to allow the case to go to a non-jury trial @CBSPhilly https://t.co/dqCtzELzu6 — Matt Petrillo (@MattPetrillo) October 21, 2021 Last Friday, Greenberg’s family and their attorney made their case to a city judge to argue her death was a homicide, not a suicide. Greenberg was a beloved teacher who worked at Juniata Park Academy. READ MORE: Barricade Situation Ends After Man Armed With Machete Climbs Onto I-95, Halts Traffic: Police“Ellen was a very, very good, caring person,” Josh Greenberg, Ellen’s father, said. But her parents say she had...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Eyewitness News is revealing new evidence in the death of a Philadelphia school teacher that happened more than a decade ago when she was found stabbed 20 times. On Friday, Ellen Greenberg’s family and their attorney will make their case to a city judge to argue her death was a homicide, not a suicide. READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Stormy Evening Brings In Seasonal Temperatures For Early Next WeekGreenberg was a beloved teacher who worked at Juniata Park Academy. “Ellen was a very very good, caring person,” Josh Greenberg, Ellen’s father, said. But her parents say she had her life cut short at just 27-years old after she was found dead in her Manayunk apartment with more than 20 stab wounds to her body in 2011. Now, a decade later, Greenberg’s parents are still pushing the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office to change her manner of death from a suicide to homicide. “We want justice for our daughter,” Josh Greenberg said. In 2020, the Greenberg’s family attorney showed Eyewitness News images he says forensically proved Ellen could not have...
    A New York prison guard has appeared in court six months after she was slapped with homicide charges having allegedly ordered staff to ignore a prisoner she knew was hanging himself - then claiming the man was 'playing' after he had already died. Capt. Rebecca Hillman, 38, appeared in Manhattan Supreme court on Friday.  In April, she was charged with criminally negligent homicide and offering a false instrument for filing over the suicide of Ryan Wilson last year.  Wilson, 29, died on November 22 last year in his prison cell at Manhattan Detention Complex, which is known as The Tombs.   Prison officers were accused of waiting 15 minutes to call for help and to administer aid to the dying man despite seeing him hanging from a noose.     Hillman had already been suspended without pay along with Correction officer Oscar Rojo over Wilson's death.  Department of Corrections Capt. Rebecca Hillman is pictured as she walked into Manhattan Supreme Court on negligent homicide charges for the April 26 2021 incident when an inmate in her custody hung himself as allegedly she ignored him. Corrections Captain...
    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A man found shot to death inside a car in a Durham, North Carolina, elementary school parking lot has been identified as a suspect in a homicide in Newport News, Virginia. Newport News police identified the man on Saturday as Karlos Evan Andrews, 37, according to The News & Observer of Raleigh. Andrews was wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of 49-year-old Loren Javell Ransome, on Oct. 5. Andrews was found at Eastway Elementary School on Friday. Newport News police said they were notified by Durham police late Friday that Andrews had been found, and that he had taken his own life. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Gabby Petito's missing boyfriend Brian Laundrie shared cryptic messages on Pinterest a month before his girlfriend's death was declared a homicide. The post - titled The Opposite Of Lost - appears to have originated from a missing dog flier in Oregon in 2006, as reported by The New York Post.  'Don't try to find me. I have finally escaped my "master's" wicked clutches,' the words under an image of purple and pink clouds read. 'To others I say: Join me. Bite the hand that feeds you. Vive la liberté,' it added. Other items Laundrie shared to a folder he called My Heart are just as mystifying, including a quote from the 1999 movie Fight Club that said: 'It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.' A particularly disturbing post showed a headstone with 'my baby' inscribed on it.  The artwork, which was designed by Sacha Strange, also read: 'She'll never find a sweet man like me. Let her go, let her go, God bless her, wherever she may be.'  Gabby Petito's missing boyfriend Brian Laundrie...
    Getty Crime scene tape On October 8, 2020, Rachel Bellesen shot and killed her ex-husband Jacob Glace in a town called Paradise, Montana, then drove to Hot Springs and called 911, AP News reported based on court documents. Bellesen reported that she shot Glace in self-defense when he attacked her and attempted to sexually assault her, but her attorneys said law enforcement did not take her claim seriously and investigate the attempted rape. According to Bellesen’s attorney, she had agreed to meet with Glace because he’d threatened to harm one of their children. She said they were involved in a dispute over the sexual orientation of their son and Bellesen said Glace was homophobic and had threatened to “beat the gayness out” of their son, Oxygen.com wrote. Glace had a prior criminal history as an abuser, AP News wrote, with a conviction in Washington that came after he assaulted Bellesen in 2004. He also had been accused of partner family member assault on another victim on two separate occasions in the months before his death. The day after...
    Cameron Herrin was sentenced to 24 years in prison after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide. TikTok 21-year-old Cameron Herrin was recently sentenced to 24 years in prison for vehicular homicide. A cult following has grown on Twitter and TikTok, offering their support to him.  Some believe he is "too cute" to spend so long incarcerated.  Business Insider: A daily selection of curated stories Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. In 2018, a mother and daughter died after being hit by a car Cameron Herrin was driving. Herrin was sentenced to 24 years in prison in April after pleading guilty to vehicular homicide. Now, a cult following on TikTok is voicing its support for him. Jessica Reisinger-Raubenolt, 24, and her 20-month-old daughter Lillia were crossing the street on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa, Florida, when they were struck by Herrin's car and died. Herrin was participating in a street race at the...
    The family of the Texas firefighter who was found dead in the window of a resort bathroom in Cancun has spoken out, claiming that police initially suspected a homicide in the mysterious case. Prosecutors now say Elijah Snow, of Arlington, became trapped and died of asphyxiation on July 19 after trying to climb through the bathroom window of a resort located next door to the hotel where he was staying with his wife.  On Thursday, Snow's step-father David spoke out in an interview with Good Morning America, casting doubt on the official narrative put forward by Mexican officials, saying police told Snow's wife Jamie initially that they suspected foul play. 'Jamie noticed when she was getting into the police department she saw a photocopy of his driver's license in one of the police officer's hands. And she knew that they had not made any copies of his driver's license so she knew something bad had happened,' David said. 'That is where they told her he had been found and what they told her was, it was homicidal, without suspects,' he added. ...
    Marvin Scott III, who had a history of schizophrenia, died in custody in March Officials in Texas have released distressing video showing the events leading up to the in-custody death of Marvin Scott III after he was arrested on misdemeanor drug possession charges. The 41 minutes of jail security footage released on Friday by the Collins County Sheriff's Office shows Scott struggling with jailers, who pepper spray him, strap him to a restraint bed and place a spit hood over his head. Scott, a black man who was 26, then becomes unresponsive and officers are seen trying to revive him by rubbing knuckles over his sternum as they remove the spit hood. Scott's family, who had previously viewed the video after his death on March 14, has called the footage 'horrific' and argued that it clearly shows him in a mental health crisis. He had previously been diagnosed with schizophrenia.  'In March 2021, Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner met with the family of Marvin Scott III and promised transparency regarding the investigation and facts surrounding his in-custody death,' the...
    Police investigating a teen's suspicious death probed witnesses over any relationship the dead boy may have had with the heir to a powerful South Carolina legal dynasty, DailyMail.com can reveal. Stephen Smith, 19, was found dead in the middle of a country road 15 miles from the Murdaugh family's Islandton hunting lodge on July 8, 2015. Now, police investigating the shooting deaths of mother and son, Maggie, 52, and Paul Murdaugh, 22, have re-opened the investigation into Smith's death. Smith's death was ruled a hit-and-run, but his mother Sandy has always maintained that her son, who was gay, was the victim of a hate crime and the murder covered-up. Now, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal that initial investigators found no evidence of any vehicle accident, were convinced that the victim had a gunshot wound above his right eye, and received tips questioning whether Smith had a relationship with Paul's older brother, Richard 'Buster' Murdaugh, 26. Stephen Smith, 19, (pictured with his mother Sandy) was found dead in the middle of a country road 15 miles from the Murdaugh family's Islandton...
    The five-year-old boy whose decomposing body was found in a plastic bin in an East Texas motel room died from blunt force trauma to the head, the autopsy revealed, and his death has officially been ruled a homicide.   The Harris County Institute of Forensic Science in Houston, which conducted the autopsy, confirmed the boy's identity is Samuel Olson, who would have been 6 on May 1.   Theresa Raye Balboa, 29, who was the girlfriend of Samuel's father Dalton, is the main suspect in Olson's death and has already been charged with tampering with evidence, a human corpse.  Balboa was arrested on June 1 when police found her at a Best Western motel in Jasper, Texas with Olson's body, which was stuffed in a plastic tote. Police believe the boy had been dead since May 10. Balboa had reported Olson missing from her home in suburban Houston on May 27, and officials said they believe she was on her way to Louisiana when she was found at the motel 135 miles away.  Samuel Olson's death has been ruled blunt force trauma...
    HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – A 5-year-old Houston boy whose body authorities say was kept hidden in a storage unit before being discovered in an East Texas motel has been officially identified and his cause of death has been ruled a homicide, authorities said Tuesday. The identity of Samuel Olson was confirmed following an autopsy conducted by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences in Houston. Picture of missing 5-year-old Samuel Olson. (credit: Houston Police Department) “The cause of his death is homicidal violence with blunt head trauma,” the institute, which conducts all autopsies in the county, said in an email. The institute did not provide additional details on the boy’s death and a spokeswoman didn’t immediately return an email seeking comment. Theresa Raye Balboa, 29, who was the girlfriend of Samuel’s father, has been charged with tampering with evidence, a human corpse. (credit: Houston Police Department/Harris County Jail) Prosecutors have said they plan to file additional charges against Balboa. Andrea Beall with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office said during a court hearing Monday that a murder investigation is pending. Bob...
    The death of a 40-year-old Jersey City man has been ruled a homicide, authorities announced Tuesday. Benjamin Stone was found lifeless in his Storms Avenue apartment by officers performing a welfare check on April 27 around 1:30 a.m., and pronounced dead 30 minutes later, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. The Regional Medical Examiner ruled the cause of death to be multiple blunt force trauma to the torso and the manner of death to be homicide. The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating this case.  No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip. All information will be kept confidential.
    A New York prison guard ordered staff to ignore a prisoner she knew was hanging himself - then claimed the man was 'playing' after he died, police say. Capt. Rebecca Hillman, 38, appeared in court Monday where she was charged with criminally negligent homicide and offering a false instrument for filing over the suicide of Ryan Wilson last year.  Wilson, 29, died on November 22 last year in his prison cell at Manhattan Detention Complex, which is known as The Tombs.   Prison officers were accused of waiting 15 minutes to call for help and to administer aid to the dying man despite seeing him hanging from a noose.     Hillman had already been suspended without pay along with Correction officer Oscar Rojo over Wilson's death.  A NYC Department of Correction captain was charged with homicide after she allegedly ordered staff to ignore an inmate she saw committing suicide, telling them he was just 'playing'. Capt. Rebecca Hillman in court above Corrections Captain Rebecca Hillman is arraigned in Manhattan Supreme Court Monday Hillman appeared in Manhattan Supreme court in handcuffs Monday where...
    SAN JOSE — A man whose body was found following a police welfare check at an East San Jose home last week was shot to death, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office. When 31-year-old Ernest Garduno was discovered deceased by San Jose police officers called to a home on Dumont Circle on April 13, police declared the death a homicide but said only that he had suffered “suspicious trauma.” Monday, the coroner’s office identified Garduno and confirmed that he had been shot in the chest. The circumstances of the shooting have not been released by police, and no suspects have been arrested or publicly identified. When asked about the progress of the investigation by this news organization, the police department stated that detectives continue to work on the case. The death marked the city’s 11th homicide investigated by San Jose police this year, a total that has since reached 12 following a fatal shooting the next day. The city had recorded nine homicides at the same point in 2020. Anyone with information for investigators can contact the...
    Police officers work behind police tape blocking a street near the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, Thursday, July 2, 2015. Associated Press/Susan Walsh The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said on Monday that Daunte Wright's cause of death was a gunshot wound to the chest. The manner of death was ruled a homicide, though that classification is "not a legal determination of culpability or intent." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said on Monday that Daunte Wright's cause of death was a gunshot wound to the chest, and the manner of death was a homicide. Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was shot by a Brooklyn Center Police officer during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota — not far from Minneapolis.—Andy Mannix (@AndrewMannix) April 12, 2021The release from the county medical examiner noted that "manner of death is not a legal determination of culpability or intent." This story is developing. Check back for updates.
    The death of Alonzo Brooks has been ruled a homicide by a federal forensic examiner after his case was featured on Netflix's Unsolved Mysteries show and his body was exhumed last year. Brooks, 23, disappeared from a party in Kansas in 2004 and his body was found in a creek a month later in La Cygne. He was buried in a Topeka cemetery and his case went cold over time. The FBI and federal prosecutors reopened the cold case into Brooks' death in 2019. The case was featured in the Unsolved Mysteries episode No Ride Home on July 1, 2020. The FBI then exhumed his body and offered a $100,000 reward for any information last year. 'We knew that Alonzo Brooks died under very suspicious circumstances,' said Acting U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard in a news release announcing the development. 'This new examination by a team of the world's best forensic pathologists and experts establishes it was no accident. Alonzo Brooks was killed.' He added: 'We are doing everything we can, and will spare no resources, to bring those responsible to justice.' ...
    (CNN)The death of Alonzo Brooks, whose body was exhumed in 2020 after Netflix's "Unsolved Mysteries" series brought his case to the forefront, has been ruled a homicide, federal authorities announced Monday.In 2004, Brooks, a Black man, went missing after attending a party. His body was found a month later in a creek. The official autopsy at the time didn't determine a cause of death and the case went cold."We knew that Alonzo Brooks died under very suspicious circumstances," said Acting U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard in a news release. "This new examination by a team of the world's best forensic pathologists and experts establishes it was no accident. Alonzo Brooks was killed. We are doing everything we can, and will spare no resources, to bring those responsible to justice."His body was transported to Dover Air Force Base for examination by the Armed Forces Medical Examiner after it was exhumed, according to the news release from the Federal Bureau of Investigations Kansas City Division. While the details of the examination are being withheld for investigative purposes, the new autopsy focuses on injuries...
    THE forensic pathologist who reexamined Brittany Murphy's death claims the actress and her husband lived a "slovenly, shoddy existence" and she was not murdered, The Sun can exclusively reveal. Dr Cyril Wecht, who spent months re-looking at the case after he was hired by the star's father, Angelo Bertolotti, insists rumors she was poisoned are not true. 9Brittany Murphy's death was seen as mysterious, and her father tried desperately to find out 'the truth'Credit: Getty The Clueless actress died in 2009 at the age of just 32 at her home in Los Angeles. Her husband, British screenwriter Simon Monjack, died in similar circumstances at the property five months later. He was 40 years old. The Los Angeles Coroner ruled the deaths were due to pneumonia, anemia and drug intoxication due to prescription pills. Dr Wecht told The Sun exclusively: “I worked on the Brittany Murphy case after the father contacted me and I dealt with it over a long period of time. “Brittany had severe anemia and suffered from malnutrition. 9Dr Cyril Wecht was hired to reexamine the...
    (CNN)An Ohio coroner's office ruled this week that Andre Hill, who was fatally shot by a former Columbus police officer, died of multiple gunshot wounds and that his manner of death was homicide. Hill was shot once in the chest and three times in the right leg, according to Dr. Elaine Amoresano, the forensic pathologist who performed the autopsy. Adam Coy, the former officer, shot and killed Hill, a 47-year-old Black man, on December 22 within seconds of their encounter. Hill was unarmed and walking toward Coy holding an illuminated cell phone in his left hand, body camera footage shows. Coy was indicted in February on charges of murder in the commission of a felony, felonious assault and two counts of dereliction of duty -- one based on Coy's failure to use his body camera and one "based on his failure to inform his fellow officer that he felt Andre Hill presented a danger," said Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost.The autopsy comes as the United States is still reckoning with its history and current systemic issues of race. The country...
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in Kansas City are investigating the death earlier this week of a 4-month-old boy as a homicide after doctors treating the infant revealed he had suffered fatal internal injuries. Officers were called Tuesday evening to a home along Harrison Street for a report of an infant not breathing, police said in a news release. There were no immediate outward signs of trauma or injury to the baby, who was rushed to a hospital, police said. Doctors informed police of the injuries the next day, when the baby was taken off life support. Doctors said the baby had suffered a forehead injury, complex skull fracture, brain bleed and chest trauma, police said. The medical examiner’s office has ruled the child’s death a homicide. Police have not released the baby’s name, and no arrests had been reported by Friday morning. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Missouri, Associated PressRelated ArticlesBest States10 States With the Highest Incarceration RatesBest States10 Least Obese StatesBest States5 Facts From...
    One of California's most notorious serial killers was strangled in his prison cell early on Sunday morning, local authorities revealed Wednesday.  The Amador County Sheriff's said in a press release that the Sacramento County Coroner's Office had performed an autopsy on 81-year-old Roger Reece Kibbe Tuesday.  'A forensic autopsy was performed at the Sacramento County Coroner's Office. The cause of death was manual strangulation and the manner of death is homicide,' deputies said in Wednesday morning's news release, the Sacramento Bee reports.    Kibbe was discovered unresponsive on the floor of his cell at Mule Creek State Prison at around 12.45am on Sunday. Kibbe's cellmate, convicted murderer Jason Budrow sporting a '666' tattoo on his forehead, was found standing next to the mortally injured man. California's I-5 Strangler Roger Reece Kibbe, 81 (left), died in prison after being found in his cell next to fellow inmate Jason Budrow, 40 (right)  Kibbe's death at Mule Creek State Prison is being investigated as a homicide  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Mississippi will pay wrongfully...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Convicted serial killer Roger Kibbe – who was killed behind bars over the weekend – was strangled to death, according to autopsy results released on Wednesday. Known as the “I-5 Strangler,” Kibbe was serving consecutive life sentences for killing seven women over two decades. Kibbe was found unresponsive in his Mule Creek State Prison cell on Sunday and was later pronounced dead. His cellmate, Jason Budrow, is accused of killing him. His victims’ families told CBS13 this week that Kibbe’s death was deserved. “I don’t have any sympathy for him at all,” said Carl Burleigh, who’s sister Lou Ellen Burleigh was Kibbe’s first known murder victim in 1977. The former lead homicide detective with the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office also said he believed there were more victims tied to Kibbe’s murder spree. “Absolutely. He’s responsible for many more,” Vito Bertocchini told CBS13. According to the Amador County Sheriff’s Office, Kibbe’s autopsy found his cause of death to be manual strangulation. The incident is being investigated as a homicide. More From CBS13: Stimulus Check Update: When Could...
    LONDONDERRY, N.H. (CBS) – A man and woman are facing a long list of charges in the death of a 1-year-old girl who was found in the parking lot of a New Hampshire truck stop in November. On November 16, police found the girl unconscious and unresponsive at the RMZ Truck Stop in Londonderry. Paramedics performed CPR and the girl was rushed to an area hospital, but she did not survive. READ MORE: Gillette Stadium Hosting Hot Wheels Drive-Thru Experience An autopsy determined the girl died from “acute fentanyl intoxication.” Mark Geremia and Shawna Cote. (Images Credit: Londonderry Police Department) Londonderry Police announced on Wednesday that 32-year-old Mark Geremia of Northfield, N.H. and 29-year-old Shawna Cote of Tilton, N.H. were arrested. READ MORE: It Doesnt Feel Real: Jordan Romeros Family Devastated By Death At Boston Construction Site Among a laundry list of charges filed against Geremia are negligent homicide, manslaughter, falsifying evidence, and possessing child sex abuse images. Cote’s charges include negligent homicide, manslaughter, falsifying physical evidence, endangering the welfare of a child and receiving stolen property. MORE NEWS: Avocado...
    The 43-year-old man arrested on Friday night in Brenes (Seville) after the death of a neighbor had been released from jail five months ago after serve 15 years of sentence for homicide, the second he committed after a similar act when he was a minor. The detainee, JASB, was one of the main witnesses in the Arny case, in which some 40 people were tried in 1997 for alleged crimes of corruption of minors in the Sevillian pub of the same name. The mayor of the municipality, Jorge Barrera, has said that the arrest was difficult, as fled immediately from the scene, although he was sure that he had not left the town. Has pointed out that This “repeat offender” is “used to living that way” and has highlighted the work of the Local Police in support of the Civil Guard. Around 10:00 p.m. this Friday, a notice was received from Morales Gómez street in the Sevillian municipality of Brenes warning of the violent death of a personas well as that two other people had suffered serious injuries. The emergency...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Tuesday marks 10 years since a Philadelphia teacher was found dead in her apartment. Her death was ruled a suicide. But today her family is pleading with investigators to reopen the case, saying new evidence suggests it’s a homicide.  Ellen Greenberg’s parents say it has not gotten any easier in the decade since their daughter was found dead in her Manayunk apartment. Something else that hasn’t changed during all this time is the family’s belief that someone killed their daughter. “We’re trying to get justice for Ellen,” Josh Greenberg said. He and Sandra Greenberg, speaking exclusively with Eyewitness News say they would probably be grandparents if their only child, Ellen, was still alive today. “She just spread the love and spread the joy and had great energy,” Sandra Greenberg said. Back on Jan. 26, 2011, Ellen was a 27-year-old teacher when she was found dead inside her Manayunk apartment with 20 stab wounds to her body. “I’d like to bring this to a conclusion as promptly as possible,” said Center City-based attorney Joe Podraza. He is...
    A South Carolina mom who won Season 20 of Food Network's 'Worst Cooks in America' was arrested with her husband over the death of their three-year-old daughter. Ariel Robinson, 29, and her 34-year-old husband Jerry Robinson were picked up on Tuesday by officers with the Simpsonville Police Department and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. Cops responded to a call about an unresponsive child at their Sellwood Circle home around 2.25pm on January 14, according to a press release. The child, identified by the Greenville County Coroner's Office as Victoria Rose Smith, 3, was transported to an area hospital where she died. Scroll down for video  Ariel Robinson, 29, and Jerry Robinson, 34, were arrested by Simpsonville police on Tuesday for the death of their daughter Cops said that the Robinsons 'did commit child abuse by inflicting a series of blunt force injuries, which resulted in the death of the victim.' The coroner's office confirmed that the cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries, WHNS reported.  The Robinsons each face a charge of 'homicide by child abuse' and,...
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- A coroner's office inquest into the death of 18-year-old Andres Guardado, who was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy in Gardena, upheld a previous conclusion by the office that his death was a homicide, officials announced Friday.The inquest -- the first conducted in Los Angeles County in more that 30 years -- found that Guardado's "manner of death was by the hands of another person other than by accident," wrote retired California Court of Appeals Justice Candace D. Cooper, who oversaw the probe. His cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds, she wrote.The findings were based on testimony from medical experts, investigators and witnesses at the scene when Guardado was shot at by deputies, as well as subpoenaed records from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, which were not released publicly.Independent autopsy reveals 18-year-old was shot 5 times in back by sheriff's deputiesEMBED More News Videos The results of an independent autopsy on Andres Guardado, an 18-year-old who was fatally shot by sheriff's deputies in Gardena, were revealed on Wednesday. In a statement, Guardado's parents, Cristobal...
    (CNN)Following the first inquest in Los Angeles in more than 30 years, the Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office on Friday released its findings, which supported its earlier conclusion that the death of Andres Guardado -- shot five times in the back by a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy in June -- was a homicide.In a four-page document, retired Justice Candace Cooper said that "the medical cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds" and "the manner of death was by the hands of another person other than by accident." Coroner releases Andres Guardado autopsy results despite sheriffs requestThe death of the 18-year-old Latino man happened amid widespread protests across the country, sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, racial injustice and the relationship between police and communities of color.On June 18, Guardado was pursued by sheriff's deputies after he reportedly displayed a handgun, looked toward the deputies and ran from an auto body shop, according to the LA County Sheriff's Department. Attorneys representing the Guardado family have disputed those claims.In July, an independent autopsy ordered by Guardado's family found the...
    LIVERMORE — A 26-year-old Livermore man has been arrested and charged with murdering his father, in a case that family members reportedly told police was likely motivated by the son’s mental illness. Timothy Young is in Santa Rita Jail facing charges of murdering his dad, Edward Tsung Yung Young, as well as an enhancement for alleged use of a knife in the crime. According to a police probable cause statement, the Jan. 4 homicide was preceded by two days other violent conflicts between Timothy Young, his dad, and other family members. On Jan. 4 around noon, Timothy Young allegedly called police and reported he’d been sexually assaulted and stabbed in the abdomen, and that his father was dead, according to police. When officers arrived, Edward Young was deceased and appeared as though he’d been dead for at least several hours. Timothy Young was taken to a hospital for emergency medical treatment. It was later determined he’d been stabbed in the torso and the hand, as well as a deep cut in his wrist, authorities said. “A doctor treating Timothy stated...
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