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    The suspect accused of entering a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs and opening fire with an AR-15-style rifle, killing five people and injuring dozens of others, was formally charged on Tuesday with murder, hate crimes and assault.  Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, wore a neon yellow jail uniform and appeared alert for the hearing in El Paso District Court as the charges were read. In the suspect's previous appearance, they were slumped over and had to be prompted by attorneys to respond to the judge's questions. Aldrich, who is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns, according to defense court filings, has been held without bond since the November 19 rampage at Club Q in Colorado Springs that left five people dead and dozens injured.  The 305 charges include first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault and bias-motivated crimes. If convicted of first-degree murder, Aldrich faces a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.  Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, sat upright in a chair during the hearing and appeared alert, as he was read charges against him in the Colorado shootings, including...
    A Western Massachusetts man has been nabbed for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old Connecticut girl for several months. Hampden County resident Michael Luciano, age 20, of Springfield was arrested on a warrant on Friday, Dec. 2. South Windsor Police arrested Luciano following an investigation that determined that starting in October 2021 he met the girl online and had a physical relationship with the girl over the course of several months, said Sgt. Mark Cleverdon, of the South Windsor Police. Luciano turned himself in at South Windsor Police headquarters and was charged with: Risk of injury to a child Five counts of illegal sexual contact with a victim under the age of 16 Five counts of sexual assault He was processed and held on a $75,000 surety bond. 
    THE suspected Colorado nightclub mass shooter has been pictured in a harrowing mugshot and court photos following the massacre that killed five and injured at least 18. Anderson Lee Aldrich's father was caught on camera making sick comments about the shooting as more information on the suspect's disturbing background is revealed. 6Suspected mass shooter Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, was arrested following a harrowing massacre at a Colorado LGBT+ nightclub that killed five and injured at least 18Credit: AP 6Aldrich recently made his first appearance in court Wednesday where he was ordered to be held without bailCredit: Reuters 6Aldrich's father Aaron Brink, a former MMA fighter and porn actor, made sick comments about the shooting in a video interviewCredit: Instagram/@aaron.brink.754 Aldrich, 22, allegedly went on a shooting spree in Club Q, an LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs on Saturday night. Police believe the shooter opened fire for less than a minute before two heroic club attendees Richard M Fierro and Thomas James risked their lives to take down the alleged killer. The brave men were able to grab the suspect's weapon,...
    THE suspected Colorado nightclub shooter had a dark past, which was partially hidden after he reportedly had his name changed. Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, allegedly went on a shooting spree in Club Q, an LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Saturday night, minutes before the Transgender Day of Remembrance. 2The alleged Colorado nightclub shooter, Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, reportedly had his name changed in 2016Credit: El Paso County Sheriff’s Office 2Aldrich had a dark past leading up to the shooting on Saturday night which left five people dead and many more injuredCredit: Reuters He is suspected of killing five people and injuring at least 18 others before he was taken down by two people at the club - Army veteran Richard M. Fierro and Thomas James. Fierro recounted to the New York Times: “I don’t know exactly what I did, I just went into combat mode." “I just know I have to kill this guy before he kills us.” In a shocking discovery, Aldrich was born as Nicholas Franklin Brink, but had his named changed in 2016, shortly before his 16th birthday,...
    A former children's minister was arrested in Alabama on 215 counts of possession of child-pornography after police were given a tip.  Steve Robert Wukmer, 66, was taken into custody on Monday at his job in Fort Payne, Alabama near the Alabama-Georgia border. Before moving to Alabama, Wukmer lived in Ohio and worked as a children's minister. According to his Facebook, he is originally from Dayton, Ohio and moved to Rainsville, Alabama, a city in DeKalb County, in May 2022.  The Anderson Theological Seminary, where Wukmer obtained his master's degree in Pastoral counseling in 2003, told The Daily Mail that he moved to five different states over a period of five years. The Rainsville Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division opened an investigation into the ex-minister/pedophile in early November. A search warrant was executed by the Dekalb County Sheriff's Office at his Alabama home and authorities seized items that revealed 215 instances of child pornography. According to a bio on his blog, Wukmer has been in the ministry for more than twenty-three years, and has served as Pastor, Youth Pastor, Deacon, Christian School...
    The 22-year-old man accused of a mass shooting at a Colorado Springs gay bar has been charged with five counts of first degree murder and five counts of a bias-motivated crime causing bodily injury, according to a report by CNN. Anderson Aldrich allegedly entered Club Q shortly before midnight Saturday evening carrying an AR-15 style rifle and a handgun and opened fire, killing five and injuring at least 25. A bartender who was working that night described how two “very, very, very brave” bar patrons fought back against Aldrich and stopped the slaughter, holding him down until police arrived a few minutes later. CNN correspondent Rosa Flores reported from Colorado Springs after reviewing the records filed with the El Paso County Court. The accused shooter was facing multiple murder and hate crime charges, she reported, but remained hospitalized from his injuries during the shooting, and the Colorado Springs Police Chief told CNN that he had not yet been booked to be formally charged. The court documents showed that Aldrich would be facing “five counts of first degree murder and five counts of...
    (CNN)R. Kelly was convicted of multiple child pornography charges at a Chicago federal trial and acquitted on others, according to the Chicago Tribune.Kelly was convicted on three of four child pornography counts and acquitted on charges that he conspired to obstruct justice at his 2008 trial which stemmed from a 2002 state case.He was also found guilty on three of five counts of enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity.Jurors deliberated for about 10 hours after listening to three weeks-worth of testimony, including from one woman who testified anonymously that Kelly sexually abused her and recorded the interactions when she was as young as 14. The woman was one of five minors who prosecutors allege Kelly sexually abused in the late 1990s by making explicit videos with four of them.Read MoreThis is a developing story.
    Paterson police nabbed two men accused of dragging a robbery victim from his car and shooting at four of his companions as they ran away. All five victims flagged down a city police unit at West Railway Avenue and Goshen Street shortly before midnight on Aug. 25. They said they’d been approached by a trio of robbers – all armed – who robbed one of them of his wallet and cellphone. The gunmen fired shots at the rest of them as they ran, the group told police. City detectives identified and arrested two of the accused robbers -- Carlos Batista of Passaic and Michael Jaikaran of Paterson, both 27, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora said in a joint announcement. Both are charged with four counts of attempted murder, five counts of robbery and various counts of conspiracy, burglary and weapons possession. They remained held in the Passaic County Jail pending court action. The third alleged gunman wasn't identified.
    Paterson police nabbed two men accused of dragging a robbery victim from his car and shooting at four of his companions as they ran away. All five victims flagged down a city police unit at West Railway Avenue and Goshen Street shortly before midnight on Aug. 25. They said they’d been approached by a trio of robbers – all armed – who robbed one of them of his wallet and cellphone. The gunmen fired shots at the rest of them as they ran, the group told police. City detectives identified and arrested two of the accused robbers -- Carlos Batista of Passaic and Michael Jaikaran of Paterson, both 27, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora said in a joint announcement. Both are charged with four counts of attempted murder, five counts of robbery and various counts of conspiracy, burglary and weapons possession. They remained held in the Passaic County Jail pending court action. The third alleged gunman wasn't identified.
    A traveling Texas nurse is facing multiple murder charges after running a red light and crashing into traffic while allegedly driving 90 mph in Windsor Hills, California. Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced on Monday that Nicole Linton has been charged with six counts of murder and five counts of gross vehicular manslaughter for the multi-car crash, which left six people dead and Linton facing a 90-year prison sentence if convicted of all the charges. Police say Linton was driving at high speed in a Mercedes on Thursday when she sped through a red light at the intersection of La Brea and Slauson avenues. Multiple vehicles were hit and three of them were engulfed by flames in what authorities dubbed “a fiery wreck.” Linton, from Houston, is a traveling nurse who was working in Los Angeles when the crash occurred. Authorities are investigating whether drugs or alcohol were a factor. Killed in the crash were Asherey Ryan, 23, who was more than 8 months pregnant, her 11-month-old baby, Alonzo Quintero, and her boyfriend, Reynold Lester. The couple were...
    LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (KABC) -- Hate crime enhancements have been added to the charges against the man accused of opening fire on an Orange County church congregation because of his political hatred for Taiwan, authorities announced Thursday.David Wenwei Chou, 68, of Las Vegas, is charged with carrying out the mass shooting at a lunch gathering of elderly parishioners at Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in the community of Laguna Woods, killing a 52-year-old doctor and wounding five others.Prosecutors filed an amended complaint this week to add a special circumstance that Chou intentionally killed his victim because of his race, color, religion, nationality, or country of origin, and five enhancements of a hate crime for each of the five counts of attempted murder, the Orange County district attorney's office said in a Thursday statement.Chou is also facing four felony counts of possession of an explosive device, and felony enhancements of lying in wait and personal discharge of a firearm causing death.Authorities have said Chou sat through a church service before attending the luncheon in honor of a former pastor, where he mingled...
    Half a dozen members of the Infamous Ryders and La Familia motorcycle gangs have been arrested after they were found with illegal weapons during routine traffic stops on Sunday, Jun 12, authorities say.  New York State Troopers stopped the first group on Upper Front Street in the town of Chenango after observing vehicle and traffic violations.  During the trooper's investigation, they found two men from the La Familia Motorcycle Gang were in possession of several illegal guns and magazines not compliant with the NY SAFE Act, additionally, the men were also in possession of illegal metal knuckles and suspected illegal narcotics, NY state police say. Jeffrey A. Everetts, age 39 of Sayre, PA charged with four counts of the class “D” felony of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the third degree. Nephrem W. Holt, age 32 of Albany, NY charged with two counts of the class “D” felony of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the third degree and the misdemeanor of Criminal Possession of Weapon in the fourth degree. During a second traffic stop...
    Michael Avenatti, the twice-convicted lawyer who represented porn star Stormy Daniels in her case against former President Donald Trump, will plead guilty in California to stealing $10 million from clients. In a June 12 court filing, the disgraced lawyer said that he wants to admit his crime so that he can 'be accountable; accept responsibility; avoid his former clients being further burdened; save the court and the government significant resources; and save his family further embarrassment.' California federal prosecutors in 2019 hit the brash lawyer with 36 counts of fraud, perjury, tax evasion embezzlement and other crimes related to pocketing millions in client settlements, including keeping $4 million from a mentally ill paraplegic. 'Mr. Avenatti received money on behalf of clients and simply took the money to finance his businesses and his personal expenses,' California U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna said at the unsealing of the indictment. The once high-flying Avenatti was sentenced to four years in federal prison in New York for diverting $300,000 in book proceeds from Daniels.  He received two and a half years behind bars for a...
    Five juveniles have been charged in connection with a string of commercial burglaries on Long Island. The burglaries took in Syosset on Tuesday, June 7 at least 13 locations. According to detectives, officers responded to several glass breaks at commercial buildings including: 14 Cold Spring Road, Cardinali Bakery 16 Cold Spring Road, Y Cleaners 18 Cold Spring Road, Arata Sushi 38 Cold Spring Road, Village Pharmacy 40 Cold Spring Road, Syosset Wine Cellar 43 Cold Spring Road, Bagel Master 55 Cold Spring Road, J’s Market 12 Berry Hill Road, Kam Garden 22 Berry Hill Road, Aboffs Paint 103 Jackson Ave., Orange Theory 113 Jackson Ave., Danny’s Chinese Kitchen 57 Ira Road, La Bottega An investigation led detectives to the First Mercy facility at 525 Convent Road where they nabbed the five juveniles without incident, police said. Those arrested include a 16-year-old male and female, both are charged with eight counts of burglary and four counts of felony criminal mischief. They will be arraigned on Wednesday, June 8 in youth court, police said. A 15-year-old female and...
    (CNN)A request by Ghislaine Maxwell's attorneys to have her sex trafficking convictions dropped has been denied."The testimony and other trial evidence established the Defendant's role in grooming and recruiting underage girls and using the cover of massage to perpetrate sexual abuse," US District Judge Alison Nathan wrote in her opinion.Nathan did, however, grant Maxwell's motion regarding some counts being repetitive."The Government concedes that Count One is multiplicitous with Count Three, and the Court further concludes that Count Five is multiplicitous with Count Three," Nathan wrote. "Count Five, like Counts One and Three, charged the Defendant's participation in the same decade-long unlawful agreement with the Defendant's continuous coconspirator, Jeffrey Epstein, to groom and sexually abuse underage girls." Maxwell's sentencing is set for June 28, and the court will enter judgment of conviction on counts three, four and six.Read MoreMaxwell, 60, was found guilty of five federal charges: sex trafficking of a minor, transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and three related counts of conspiracy.She was acquitted on the charge of enticing a minor to travel...
    A Massachusetts State Police trooper on patrol in Franklin County busted a New England man and minor who were in possession of drugs and illegal weapons, authorities announced. Trooper Tyler Hersom was on patrol at approximately 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22 when he stopped a vehicle on I-91 in Whately for driving without front or rear license plates. During the subsequent stop, investigators said that Hersom found five people inside the vehicle, and the driver, Shaftsbury, Vermont resident Dylan Graskey, age 35, was allegedly “deceptive,” according to police. 
“While speaking to the occupants, Trooper Hersom noted deceptive behaviors, inconsistent stories, and evasive answers then requested additional assistance,” police said. According to police, during the investigation, a state police K-9 was deployed, and once completed, the five were permitted to re-enter the vehicle. Police said that as the front seat passenger opened the door, Hersom spotted a white rectangular package in plain view under the seat, which was believed to be heroin. Following that find, the five occupants of the vehicle were temporarily detained to allow troopers to fully search...
    (CNN)A jury in Washington, DC, on Tuesday found January 6 rioter Guy Reffitt guilty of all five charges he faced related to the US Capitol attack, in the pivotal outcome of the first federal trial related to the riot.Reffitt was charged with five counts -- wanting to obstruct the congressional certification of the 2020 presidential election, transporting guns into DC, carrying a Smith & Wesson handgun onto the restricted grounds of the Capitol, interfering with Capitol Police protecting the Upper West Terrace and obstructing justice by threatening his son and daughter when he returned to Texas. The jury of six men and six women in DC's federal court deliberated for just under 4 hours Tuesday.This story is breaking and will be updated.
    DO you find that you struggle to fall asleep at night because your mind is racing? Then you might be suffering from stress and overthinking. 4If you struggle to get to sleep, then these breathing exercises might helpCredit: Getty But don't lose hope - there are some simple breathing exercises you can do to help relax your brain instantly and therefore get to sleep quickly and easily. "Deep breathing exercises can physiologically calm you down by lowering heart rate, releasing muscle tension, and changing skin conductance, which will help lower your sense of fight or flight," psychologist and performance psychology expert Haley Perlus, Ph.D. told Shape.com. "Your breathing pattern is a powerful piece of data for the brain because you are doing it constantly," sleep physician Smita Patel added. "If your breathing tends to be shallow, frequent, with a focus on inhalation and short, quick exhalation, the body knows you're stressed. It will serve you by promoting capability to...
    A 24-year-old Maryland man has been arrested for child porn, state police said. A search warrant executed at Jaquan Stanzel Thomas' Lusby (Culvert County) home last August found multiple child pornography files on his electronic devices, police said. He was charged with five counts of possession of child pornography and five counts of distribution of child pornography.  Thomas was transported to the Calvert County Detention Center, where he was being held without bail.
    Jurors had been deliberating for approximately 40 hours over the course of six days before reaching a verdict. Ghislaine Maxwell, the wealthy socialite believed to be Jeffrey Epstein’s right-hand woman, was found guilty on Wednesday of five out of six counts at a federal court in New York. The jury reached its verdict after six days of deliberations that spanned around 40 hours. Maxwell was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to entice individuals under the age of 17 to travel in interstate commerce with intent to engage in illegal sexual activity; one count of conspiracy to transport individuals under the age of 17 to travel in interstate commerce with intent to engage in illegal sexual activity; one count of transportation of an invidious under the age of 17 with intent to engage in illegal sexual activity as it relates to a victim using the pseudonym Jane; and one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of individuals under the age of 18, and sex trafficking of an individual under the age of 18 as it relates to a victim named Carolyn...
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    Empire Star Jussie Smollett faces up to 20 years behind bars after being convicted of faking a racist and homophobic assault.  The disgraced actor, 39, was convicted of five counts of felony disorderly conduct by a Chicago court. Each count is a class 4 felony in Illinois.  That type of felony carries a maximum sentence of four years behind bars, meaning Smollett could be sent to prison until 2045 if a judge decides to impose the maximum punishment on him.  Experts say Smollett will more likely face a sentence of community service and probation, although the judge overseeing the case could choose to make an example of him, particularly as the actor's behavior involved lying to law enforcement. Legal experts have also warned that Jussie's decision to deny the allegations and testify in his own defense will play badly with a judge in the wake of his conviction. Empire Star Jussie Smollett faces up to 20 years behind bars after being convicted of faking a racist and homophobic assault. Smollett arrives with family and attorneys at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse...
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — Three men hanging out on the top level of a parking garage in June 2016 called 9-1-1 after witnessing what they believed to be a sexual assault of an unconscious woman in an apartment across the street. The police officer who responded found “a large picture window to the apartment, which faced south,” the arrest affidavit in the case states. “The lights were on in the apartment and the curtains were open.” READ MORE: Demand For COVID Testing Increases With Arrival Of Omicron VariantThe three men told the officer about the sex acts to the unclothed woman which they observed from across the street. Also the camera on a tripod. And the man in the apartment who was not wearing pants. From atop the 11th Street parking garage after dusk, the officer could see the man and the woman. She was on the floor and not moving despite the sex toy in her mouth. Soon after, other Golden Police Department officers kicked in the door and arrested 63-year-old Peter Dettmer. That was almost five and...
    Police will charge a 39-year-old Wisconsin man with five counts of intentional homicide for allegedly driving an SUV into a Christmas parade on Sunday, killing at least five adults. At a press conference Monday, Dan Thompson, chief of the Waukesha Police Department, told reporters that Darrell E. Brooks, who was captured shortly after the attack, would face homicide charges. At least five adults between the ages of 52 and 81 died, while more than 40  more were injured, including over a dozen children, The New York Times reported. Brooks was release from custody after posting a $1,000 cash bail after being accused of running over the mother of his child in a gas station parking lot in early November, the NYT reported. Police said that Brooks driving through a crowd of people was unrelated to terrorism and that they were not pursuing Brooks at the time. “We have no information that Brooks knew anyone in the parade,” Thompson told reporters. (RELATED: ‘The Revolution Has Started’: BLM Activist Claims, Without Evidence, Wisconsin Attack Might Be Retribution For Rittenhouse Verdict) Police block off...
    WAUKESHA, Wis., (CBS) — Darrell Brooks, 39, was charged with five counts of murder after he allegedly plowed through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Sunday, killing at least five and injuring dozens more. Darrell Brooks (Waukesha County Sheriff) READ MORE: Former Baltimore County Officer Sentenced To Home Detention For Rape Of 22-Year-Old WomanBrooks, who has a lengthy criminal record, was taken into custody near the scene after a Waukesha police officer opened fire to try to stop the vehicle, authorities said. Officially, Brooks was charged with five counts of intentional homicide, which is the legal equivalent of first-degree murder in Wisconsin, and carries a life sentence upon conviction. In the moments before the incident, police received a call of a domestic disturbance, possibly involving Brooks.  Police Chief Dan Thompson said police didn’t even have time to respond to that call and fully investigate before Brooks allegedly drove onto the parade route. He said this was not an act of terrorism. At least five people died and 40 were injured when the red Ford Escape drove into...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A 39-year-old man is facing five counts of murder, after plowing into the Waukesha Christmas Parade on Sunday, killing five people and injuring more than 40 others. Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said Darrell Brooks is facing five counts of first-degree intentional homicide, and could face additional charges. READ MORE: Suspect In Waukesha Christmas Parade Tragedy, Darrell Brooks, Charged With Murder“We are confident he acted alone. There is no evidence that this is a terrorist incident,” he said. Sources had told CBS News that Brooks may have been fleeing a separate crime scene, but Thompson said there was no police chase that led up to the incident. #BREAKING: Police confirm at least 5 died this evening in Waukesha Over *40 injured* … many of them children @cbschicago #Waukesha #waukeshaChristmasParade pic.twitter.com/ZCz2T8WFD9 — Marissa Parra (@MarParNews) November 22, 2021 Online court records showed a person named Darrell Brooks, with a birthdate making him 39, has two open criminal cases in Milwaukee County. In one case, filed Nov. 5, he is charged with resisting or obstructing an officer,...
    On Friday, the jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse case announced that the defendant was not guilty on all five charges against him. The 18-year-old had shot three people, killing two of them, during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year. Rittenhouse argued that he had acted in self-defense. He was charged with multiple counts of homicide and reckless endangerment. After closing arguments on Monday, the final 12 jurors were selected on Tuesday and began their deliberations. There were five men and five women on the jury, according to CNN. On Wednesday, they reviewed videos of the incident in the courtroom. READ: The GOP's new 'Southern Strategy' evokes civil war and bloodshed — but it has a fatal flawFrom Your Site Articles
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Analyst who provided information for Trump-Russia investigation dossier charged with five counts of lying to the FBI. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    A federal jury found Lev Parnas, a businessman and associate of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, guilty of six counts related to campaign finance violations. Parnas was convicted of "influence buying" schemes involving money from Russian backers that he and others used to curry favor with U.S. politicians to promote a cannabis venture. He was also found guilty on one count of lying to the Federal Election Commission about how he channeled funds to Donald Trump's presidential campaign and other Republican causes. Parnas faces up to five years in prison for each of the five counts and a maximum of 20 for the charge of lying to the FEC. This is a breaking story. Check back for updates. News Rudy Giuliani FEC Follow the Money
    Sherry Heffernan, 55, faces two murder counts and two weapons counts for allegedly stabbing to death her father, John Enders, 87, and the man's girlfriend, Francoise Pitoy, 75 A Pennsylvania woman has been charged with stabbing to death her 87-year-old father and his girlfriend at his luxury waterfront home at the Jersey Shore, where the bodies were discovered days after the killings. Authorities in Ocean County announced they arrested 55-year-old Sherry Lee Heffernan in Landenberg, Pennsylvania, on Monday.  Heffernan faces two murder counts and two weapons counts and was being held in Pennsylvania pending extradition to New Jersey. The woman is suspected of killing her father, 87-year-old John Enders, and his romantic partner, 75-year-old Francoise Pitoy, on September 29 at the man's $1.9million home in the 300 block of North 7th Street in Surf City, but the victims' bodies were not discovered until late Sunday afternoon, when police arrived to perform a welfare check.      Police said both victims had sustained multiple stab wounds, and Enders also was determined to have suffered a severed carotid artery and blunt force trauma. An...
    The gunman who shot and killed five employees of the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, received multiple life sentences. In July, a jury found Jarrod Ramos, 41, criminally responsible for killing five people and injuring two others after it rejected his insanity plea. He was sentenced on Tuesday to five consecutive life sentences without parole and one life sentence with the possibility of parole, plus 345 years. R. KELLY FOUND GUILTY IN SEX TRAFFICKING CASE Ramos pleaded guilty but not criminally responsible due to insanity during the 12-day trial over the summer and requested to be institutionalized at a mental hospital instead of sent to prison. The court found him responsible for all 23 counts against him, including five counts of first-degree murder. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER On June 28, 2018, Ramos walked into the Capital Gazette office and opened fire. He developed a grudge against the paper for reporting that he was convicted of harassment in 2011 and filed several lawsuits alleging defamation. News Mass Shootings...
    JESSUP, Md. (WJZ) — Troopers arrested a Howard County man Tuesday morning after evidence of distribution and possession of child pornography. 55-year-old Paulo Sousa Lacerda was the suspect identified by the Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. He is charged with five counts of possession of child pornography and three counts of distribution of child pornography. READ MORE: 25-Year-Old Pennsylvania Man Sentenced To Six Years In Federal Prison For Selling Methamphetamine In Cecil County He’s being held without bond at the Howard County Detention Center. READ MORE: Two BCPS Students & Two Recent Graduates Appointed To Serve On Maryland Youth Advisory Council After a search warrant was served for Lacerda’s house, officers found multiple pornography files on his electronic devices. He was arrested at the scene. MORE NEWS: Baltimore County Public Library Hires Full-Time Social Worker The Maryland State Police Computer Crimes Unit coordinates the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Taskforce investigators focus on identifying those involved in child pornography via the Internet and other related crimes that victimize children.
    A Long Island corrections officer has been arrested for allegedly smuggling contraband, including cigarettes and lighters, into an area correction center in exchange for bribes. Harris Ferro, age 35, who faces up to seven years in prison, was arrested on Friday, Aug. 20, on a 22-count indictment, said acting Nassau County District Attorney Joyce Smith.  “Officers who accept bribes and compromise the integrity of their position for personal financial gain threaten the safety of their fellow officers and undermine the County’s correction system,” said Smith.  According to the indictment, between January and February, Ferro on five separate occasions allegedly smuggled cigarettes into the Nassau County Correctional Center (NCCC) in East Meadow and sold them to an inmate. In each incident, a third person allegedly transferred money electronically to Ferro.  Once he received the money, according to the charges, Ferro brought the cigarettes into the jail and sold them to an inmate for a sum of $100.  On two occasions, Ferro allegedly brought the inmate a disposable lighter. Inmates at the center are not permitted to smoke or be in possession...
    This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. The gunman who pleaded guilty to the 2018 murders of five Capital Gazette employees will be sentenced to prison on Sept. 28 — exactly three years and three months after he blasted through the glass doors of the newsroom, murdering Gerald Fischman, Robert Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters. Jarrod Ramos is facing five life-without-parole sentences for the murders of Fischman, Hiaasen, McNamara, Smith and Winters; a sentence of life with the possibility of parole for the attempted murder of photojournalist Paul Gillespie; six sentences of up 25 years for first-degree assault of the survivors of the attack; and an additional 20 years for each of 11 counts of using a firearm during a crime of violence. Ramos’ disdain toward the newspaper began in 2011 when it published a column detailing his guilty plea in a harassment lawsuit filed by a former classmate. Alleging the column was libelous, he waged years’ worth of lawsuits against the paper,...
                        Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced this month that the office’s Prosecution Division has concluded its case against Judge William “Allen” Wigington, a former Chief Magistrate Judge in Pickens County. Wigington was found guilty of one count of racketeering, three counts of fourth-degree forgery, five counts of theft by taking, 39 counts of unauthorized use of a financial transaction card, and one count of violation of oath of office. In total, his crimes amounted to 44 felonies and five misdemeanors. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison. He will serve five years in custody, followed by the remainder on probation. “Mr. Wigington violated the public’s trust in the worst way, and he will now serve time for his deceitful behavior,” Carr said in a press release. “I commend the work of our Prosecution Division, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office for uncovering the extreme lengths that Mr. Wigington went through to defraud his community. The theft of taxpayer funds will not go unpunished, and we will continue to root out...
    (CBS DETROIT) — A Detroit man has been charged in the non-fatal shooting of a 7-year-old girl. Charles Feiler | Credit: Detroit Police Department Charles Feiler, 50, has been charged with five counts of assault with intent to murder, five counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harm, one count of second-degree child abuse, one count of felon in possession, five counts of felonious assault, and 17 counts of felony firearm. READ MORE: Detroit Fire Department Passes Out Free Smoke Detectors Following Fatal Fire According to the prosecutor’s office, Detroit police were dispatched to a shooting at a home in the 9800 block of Appoline Street in Detroit on April 14 around 11:20 p.m. Police say that an argument between the defendant and the 25-year-old mother of the victim escalated, and then he fired a rifle three times, striking the child on the left side of her back. The child was taken to a local hospital for treatment. READ MORE: Committee Subpoenas Former MDHHS Director Over Large Separation Agreement With State Feiler allegedly refused to come out of the...
    A Western Massachusetts business owner has been indicted in an alleged scheme in which he sold software that allowed restaurants to delete cash sales from cash registers and keep meal taxes paid by customers. Hampden County resident Paul K. Backholm, age 53, of Westfield, was charged and arraigned on Friday, April 9, said Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. The AG’s Office alleges from 2010 to 2015, Backholm, who owns a company that sells cash registers, sold sales suppression software to restaurants for cash that enabled the restaurants to delete cash sales, keep the meals tax that had been paid by the customer, and renumber the remaining transactions to cover-up the deletions. “We allege this defendant orchestrated an illegal scheme that falsified restaurant sales records and deprived the state and municipalities of much-needed tax revenue,” said Healey.  Backholm is the president of Forbes Snyder Tri-State Cash Register Company, Inc., an Easthampton-based firm that sells software and technical support for point-of-sale cash register systems.  Restaurants use the systems to enter a customer’s order, communicate that order to kitchen staff, generate...
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