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Sunday, May 24, 2015

56-year-old man gets life in prison for stealing cigarettes


South Carolina - A 56-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of stealing $900 worth of cigarettes while acting as his own attorney.

Solicitor Ernest "Chip" Finney III told The Sumter Item that David Duren Jr. (picture) fell under South Carolina's three-strikes law, which allows a life sentence when someone is convicted of three serious crimes.

Duren was found guilty of second-degree burglary last week. He had been assigned two public defenders.

Finney says his prosecutors offered Duren a plea deal that would have sentenced him to no more than 15 years behind bars, but he rejected it. More

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New Orleans Police Officer Shot Dead in Patrol Car


Louisiana - A New Orleans housing authority police officer was shot and killed while sitting in a marked patrol car Sunday morning, according to police.

The 45-year-old Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) officer was patrolling a construction site just blocks from the New Orleans Saints' stadium when he was fatally shot, according to a statement from the New Orleans Police Department.

Police were called to the scene at 7:10 a.m., and found the officer in his marked patrol car, which had rolled forward and hit a curb, according to the statement.

No arrests had been made in connection with the shooting, and police had not identified any suspects, New Orleans Police Department spokesman Garry Flot told NBC News on Sunday afternoon.  More

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Police arrest 71 during protests after Cleveland officer's acquittal


Police in riot gear made 71 arrests Saturday as protesters stormed the streets of Cleveland after a judge found a white city police officer not guilty in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects killed in a barrage of police gunfire.

The protesters gathered in downtown Cleveland and west side neighborhoods after the acquittal of patrolmen Michael Brelo.

In a news conference Sunday morning, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said people were arrested after a day of mostly peaceful protests turned more aggressive.

Officials said some protesters became violent and turned on bystanders, including some who pepper-sprayed patrons sitting at outdoor cafes downtown.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Cleveland Officer Found Not Guilty in Car Hood Shooting


A Cleveland police officer has been found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the killing of two unarmed passengers whose car hood he mounted, sending a barrage of bullets into their windshield.

Michael Brelo, 31, who is white, was charged with killing Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams — both of whom were black — after a car chase in November 2012. Brelo rubbed his face and nodded his head as the judge read the verdict, and then wept.

The high-speed pursuit started after Russell's 1979 Chevy Malibu backfired while driving past police headquarters. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Suspect in DC quadruple murder did not act alone


More than one person likely was involved in the slayings of four people who were held captive inside a Washington, D.C., mansion until $40,000 was delivered last week, authorities revealed Friday.

Daron Dylon Wint, a welder with a criminal record of assaults who once worked for the mansion's owner, has been charged with murder. 

But authorities said they believe he did not act alone: A court document made public Friday said they believe the crimes "required the presence and assistance of more than one person."

Savvas Savopoulos, 46; his wife Amy, 47, and their housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa, 57, died from "blunt force and sharp force trauma." The couple's 10-year-old son, Philip, died of "thermal and sharp force injuries." All four bodies were found by firefighters after a flammable liquid was spread around the home and set ablaze.  More

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Mississippi corrections officer charged with capital murder, kidnapping and armed robbery


Mississippi - A Mississippi corrections officer has been suspended and remains in jail without bond after being charged with capital murder, kidnapping and armed robbery that happened in Jackson on Saturday.

Andre Kennedy (picture), 22, was arrested on Tuesday and suspended without pay on Wednesday from Central Mississippi Correctional Facility, The Clarion-Ledger reported.

Kennedy was one of two men, the other being 23-year-old Edwin Robinson, who approached an unidentified doctor at his Eastover home. 

The victim was forced at gunpoint into his house where the suspects took his wallet, and then made him drive them to an ATM to withdraw cash.

The doctor managed to grab a gun out of his truck and fire at the suspects, killing Robinson. Kennedy escaped on foot, but he was eventually apprehended.  More

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Suspect in Washington DC quadruple homicide arrested


The Maryland man wanted for the murders of a corporate executive, his wife, their son, and their housekeeper in an upscale Washington D.C. home was arrested late Thursday.

Daron Dylon Wint, 34, was taken into custody by members of a fugitive task force without incident in northeast Washington.

WTTG reported that Wint was the passenger in a car that had been followed by authorities from a motel in suburban College Park, Md. The station also reported that authorities arrested Wint's brother when they pulled over a box truck that was found to contain a large amount of cash.

Authorities had issued an arrest warrant for Wint late Wednesday. The warrant charged him with first-degree murder while armed in the deaths of Savvas Savopoulos, 46; his wife Amy, 47; the couple's 10-year-old son Philip, and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa, 57. The four were found dead in the Savolpoulos family's burning home in a wealthy Northwest Washington neighborhood on the afternoon of May 14. More

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

D.C. murder suspect Daron Wint threatened own family


Washington DC - The father of Daron Wint, the man suspected of killing a Northwest D.C. couple, their young son, and their housekeeper, had been so frightened by threats his son made to shoot his own family that he sought a protective order barring the man from contacting them for a year.

Maryland court records show that over the last decade Wint has been the subject of numerous peace and protective orders.

One taken out by his own father in 2005 describes how the then 21-year-old Wint stood outside of his father’s Lanham home and threatened to shoot his father and step-mother. Police were called to the scene, but Wint came back afterward.

D.C. police have named Wint as a suspect in the gruesome killings of Savvas Savopoulos; his wife, Amy; their 10-year-old son, Philip; and their housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa.  More

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Woman Attacked Elderly Boyfriend With Hacksaw, Model Airplane


SPRING MILLS, Pennsylvania - Police say a Pennsylvania woman attacked her 82-year-old boyfriend with a hacksaw and model airplane.

The Centre Daily Times reports 46-year-old Bonnie Treaster of Centre Hall was arraigned Tuesday on aggravated and simple assault charges.

She’s jailed in lieu of $75,000 bail pending a May 27 preliminary hearing. Online court records didn’t list a lawyer to comment on the charges.

The man told police Treaster threw him to the ground, got on top of him and hit him on the head with an exhaust clamp. He says she grabbed a hacksaw and tried to pull down his pants. He says she later hit him in the mouth with a model airplane.  More

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Girl poisoned by poisoned sports drink at middle school


RIO RANCHO, New Mexico – A 14-year-old girl’s mother says the teen was rushed to the hospital after another student gave her a drink laced with something from the science classroom.

The mother, Anastasia Peralta, got a call Monday that her daughter had been poisoned. It happened at Eagle Ridge Middle School in Rio Rancho.

Her daughter was rushed to the hospital after complaining to the nurse about abdominal pain and nausea. Peralta says her daughter is the victim of a malicious prank.

Rio Rancho police said two 14-year-old boys grabbed materials from one of the science labs and placed a mixture into a bottle and allegedly offered it to the girl. She drank it, got sick and the school called for help. More Watch video at Nutty News Videos

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Hancock County - A manhunt is under way after a Hancock County Sheriff’s Department deputy was saved by his dog from an ambush attack by three men.

The deputy, Todd Frazier, was beaten and cut with a box cutter in Pearlington on Monday, Sheriff Ricky Adam said. If it wasn’t for his K9 partner, a black Belgian Malinois named Lucas, they might have succeeded.

“They told him they were going to slit his throat, and they were dragging him toward the woods,” Chief Deputy Don Bass said, adding that authorities believe the attackers meant to drag Frazier into the woods, kill him, and dump his body..

The dog bit at least one, probably two of the suspects, potentially saving the officer’s life. More

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Man who held Missouri woman captive in wooden box now suspected of killing her


A man who allegedly kept his ex-girlfriend captive for four months before she escaped is now the suspect in her death, local reports said.

James Horn (picture) allegedly shot Sandra Kay Sutton, 47, and her son, Zachary Sutton, 17, to death inside a Clinton, Mo. home. Their bodies were discovered early Thursday, just weeks after Sandra Sutton escaped a wooden box inside Horn's Sedalia home, according to WDAF-TV.
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The 47-year-old suspect, a convicted sex offender, has been on the lam ever since Sutton escaped the makeshift prison the night of April 30. She had been staying with relatives in the Kansas City area.

Since the discovery of both bodies, police have surrounded Horn's home in Sedalia where they believe he may be hiding. That's where Horn allegedly kept Sutton inside the box, which investigators said contained a bucket, reading material, sleeping bag, flashlight.

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Omaha police officer killed in shootout just hours before going on maternity leave

A 29-year-old police officer who had put off maternity leave after giving birth prematurely to a daughter in February was being mourned Thursday, a day after she was gunned down in a shootout with a fugitive.

Kerrie Orozco, the first female officer from Omaha's police department to die in the line of duty, had only recently given birth to a daughter, and also was stepmother to two children ages 6 and 7, according to authorities. 

She was pronounced dead at Creighton University Medical Center shortly after the 1 p.m. shooting, Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said at a hospital news conference. 

Arrest warrant issued for suspect in quadruple murder at DC home


Washington DC – Police issued an arrest warrant late Wednesday for a suspect in the murder of a corporate executive, his wife, their 10-year-old son, and a family housekeeper in their home last week.

The suspect is named as 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint (picture). He is charged with first-degree murder while armed. Police told the Washington Post that they did not know his whereabouts.

The station reported that Wint has an extensive criminal history that includes traffic violations and charges for domestic violence, burglary, and assault.

Police linked Wint to the murder scene by analyzing DNA from the crust of a Domino’s pizza. More

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Mother of at least three children pleads guilty to attempted rape of sleeping man


Seattle – Chantae Gilman, 28, pleaded guilty to trying to rape a man as he slept unaware of the assault at his Seattle apartment.

The exhausted victim woke in the middle of the night to find Chantae Gilman, 28, on top of him and pinning his hands above his head, court documents show. She then told the victim to be quiet, according to a police report.

Gilman apparently broken into his south Seattle apartment hours after he returned from a friend’s party next door to his duplex.

During the night in question, the victim managed to push Gilman off of him and asked her to leave, but the mother of at least three children refused and instead asked for a cigarette instead, authorities said. More

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