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Friday, April 18, 2014

Judge Loses Cool, Tells Convicted Killer: 'I Hope You Die In Prison'

A Michigan judge lost his cool when a woman convicted of killing her boyfriend interrupted a family member of the victim who was speaking to the court during sentencing.

“Is that it?” Camia Gamet, the convicted killer, asked.

That’s when Jackson County Circuit Judge John McBain delivered the type of rant rarely heard in a courtroom.

“You’re going to shut your mouth or I’m going to have some duct tape put on it,” he said. “You gutted him like a fish… you were relentless.”

As Gamet appeared to grin and smirk, the judge really let loose. More

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Man smothered crying son to play video games

A Florida man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games on his Xbox and watch TV, sheriff’s deputies said Friday.

Cody Wygant, 24, is charged with third-degree murder and child neglect. He was being held Friday without bail at the Citrus County Jail.

Sixteen-month-old Daymeon Wygant wasn’t breathing when emergency crews arrived at the home Thursday morning. The child pronounced dead at a hospital, investigators said.

“It is inconceivable that a father could kill his infant son — it just baffles the mind,” Sheriff Jeff Dawsy said. ”Our only sense of relief now comes from knowing that we did exactly what we needed to do to bring justice to him swiftly. More

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Man ate pot candy before shooting his wife

DENVER - Authorities say a Denver man accused of killing his wife while she was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher ate marijuana-infused candy before the attack.

Search warrants released Thursday said 44-year-old Kristine Kirk told dispatchers her husband bought and ate the candy before he started hallucinating and frightening the couple’s three children.

Police say 47-year-old Richard Kirk (picture) also may have taken prescription pain medication before he began acting erratically.

Authorities say Richard Kirk shot his wife in the head about 12 minutes into her call with 911. More

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Manhunt for 2 more suspects in kidnapping of prosecutor’s dad

North Carolina – The FBI has launched an all-out manhunt for two additional suspects in the abduction of a North Carolina assistant prosecutor’s father nearly two weeks ago, offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to their arrests.

Six people have been arrested and charged in the case, but two suspects, Jakym “Jak” Camel Tibbs and Quantavious Thompson – also known as “Kirkwood Quan” or “Quan” – remain on the run, Fox affiliate WRAL-TV reported.

Tibbs and Thompson, both of whom are considered armed and dangerous, were charged Friday with conspiracy to kidnap in the April 5 abduction of Frank Arthur Janssen, federal authorities said Wednesday.

Janssen was taken from his Wake Forest, N.C., home and rescued last Wednesday during a late-night raid by the FBI at an Atlanta apartment complex. More

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Man arrested after driving stolen car to court appearance

SONORA, California – A California man was so desperate to get to his court appearance that he allegedly stole a car in order to make it on time.

James Manning was arrested for stealing a 2001 Mitsubishi from a Redding auto dealership and taking it to the Tuolumne County Courthouse.

Sonora police were able to locate the car, which had a different set of license plates on it, after using a GPS tracking device.

Manning’s wife, 45-year-old Teresa Castillo, was spotted at the car and told officers that her 49-year-old husband had bought it earlier in the day for $200. More

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Doctor Took Naked Pictures Of His Patients

An Arkansas gynecologist is facing video voyeurism charges after he allegedly used his cell phone to take nude photos of patients during office exams.

Police began investigating Paul Becton, Jr. earlier this month after a patient told cops that she was concerned that the 68-year-old doctor “produced his cellular telephone and took photographs of her pubic region and buttocks” during an office visit, according to an arrest affidavit.

Armed with a search warrant, Arkansas State Police investigators seized Becton’s phone during an April 10 visit to his office in Paragould, a city about 20 miles northeast of Jonesboro.

A subsequent analysis of Becton’s phone revealed “numerous images of nude females that appear to have been taken in a medical office during medical examinations.” The photos were found “in the deleted images within the hard-drive” of the phone. More

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Man pulls out a submachine gun – he didn’t want to pay a 22-cent tax on a soda

CHICAGO – Police accuse a Chicago man of pulling out a submachine gun in a convenience store because he didn’t want to pay a 22-cent tax on a two-liter bottle of soda.

A Cook County judge ordered 36-year-old Nahshon Shelton held without bail after the Sunday afternoon incident.

Shelton is charged with aggravated assault, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and having an invalid Firearm Owner’s Identification card.

Prosecutors say Shelton pulled out a blue-steel Intratec .22-caliber submachine gun and threatened to kill everyone. Authorities say he told police it “is my neighborhood, I’m tax exempt.” More

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Accused serial killers wore ankle tracking bracelets while committing crimes

The two paroled sex offenders who authorities in Southern California believe raped and killed four women allegedly wore GPS trackers while committing their crimes, and investigators believe there may be more victims.

Anaheim police Chief Raul Quezada said Monday that Franc Cano (right), 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 45, were wearing ankle tracking bracelets when the women were assaulted and killed last fall and earlier this year.

The chief added that data from the devices “was one of the investigative tools we used to put the case together.”

Authorities at the news conference did not explain how Cano and Gordon allegedly managed to carry out the killings while under supervision. More

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Monday, April 14, 2014

White supremacist ID’d as gunman in deadly shootings at Jewish centers

Kansas City – The man who allegedly killed three people when he opened fire outside a Jewish community center and nearby retirement community in a Kansas City suburb Sunday is reportedly a 73-year-old Missouri man with a history of racist and anti-Semitic activity.

A Johnson County (Kan.) jail official told the Associated Press that authorities had identified the suspect in the shooting in Overland Park as Frazier Glenn Cross, aka Frazier Glenn Miller.

According to the law center, Miller has been involved in the white supremacist movement for most of his life.

He founded the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and was its “grand dragon” in the 1980s before the center sued him for operating an illegal paramilitary organization and using intimidation tactics against blacks. He later founded another white supremacist group, the White Patriot Party. More

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

7 Babies Found Dead in Home – Woman Arrested

Utah – A woman has been arrested on six counts of murder after authorities found the bodies of seven infants packed into separate cardboard boxes at a home in Utah, police said.

Police arrested Megan Huntsman, 39, of Pleasant Grove, on Saturday following a gruesome discovery at a residence formerly occupied by the woman who they say moved out in 2011.

Officers responding to a phone call from a family member who is currently living at the Pleasant Grove residence arrived at the home to find the first baby which “appeared to be a full term,” according to a police statement.

“A family member was cleaning out the garage and came across a box that looked suspicious. Upon opening the box they found the infant inside,” Capt. Michael Roberts of the Pleasant Grove Police Department told ABC News. More

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Suspected laptop thief busted after calling Apple customer support for help

DOVER, New Hampshire - A New Hampshire man was arrested on burglary charges after police were able to track him down for stealing a laptop when he called technical support for help with the device.

The computer’s rightful owner, Mike Witonis, received an email from Apple thanking him for calling customer service about the laptop even though he hadn’t had it for a year.

Casey Wentworth, 24, was arrested at his home after police were able to use the computer’s serial number, which he had provided during the tech support call, to locate him. More

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Teen Suspected in Stabbing Spree Will Be Charged As Adult

The Pennsylvania teenager who is accused of stabbing and slashing schoolmates in an early morning rampage at his high school will be charged as an adult, authorities confirmed.

Alex Hribal, 16, will face four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault.

The Murrysville, Pa., teen allegedly stabbed or slashed 20 fellow students and a security guard at Franklin Regional Senior High School on Wednesday morning minutes before the school’s opening bell.

The motive is under investigation. More

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Pediatric Nurse Accused Of Poisoning Daughter With Salt

A Texas woman is accused of poisoning her little girl with salt.

Police say Katie Alice Ripstra, 31, gave her pre-school aged daughter dangerous amounts of salt on multiple occasions before taking the girl for treatment to Texas Children’s Hospital.

According to KPRC, the little girl, now 4, was admitted to the hospital several times in 2013 with extremely high levels of sodium.

At times the salt levels were so high that she had to be put in intensive care.

Ripstra, who worked as a pediatric nurse at the hospital, faces charges of cruelty to a child resulting in serious bodily injury, and aggravated assault. More

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Driver with long history of arrests sought in deadly Florida day care crash

Florida – The man being sought in the probe of a deadly car crash into a Florida day care center was the driver of the vehicle that fled the scene, authorities said early Thursday.

The Florida Highway Patrol had previously characterized 26-year-old Robert Alex Corchado a “person of interest” in the Wednesday afternoon crash.

But spokeswoman Wanda Diaz said in a statement early Thursday that Corchado was driving the Dodge Durango that struck a convertible, which then jumped a curb and smashed into the KinderCare building. One girl died. Fourteen others, mostly children, were injured.

Corchado, who was most recently arrested in December on drugs charges and for leaving the scene of a crash involving damage, now is wanted on charges of leaving the scene of a crash involving a death and serious injuries. Officials believe Corchado was trying to flee Orlando. He’s been arrested eight times since 2000. More

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Man, 82, Charged With Killing His Wife & Dog

MONKTON, Maryland – An 82-year-old man has been charged with killing his wife and dog in their Baltimore County home.

Glen Henry Treslar, of the 16500-block of Garfield Avenue, is charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Police responded just after 3 p.m. Monday to a “check on subject” call at the Monkton home after a friend of the Treslars called 911, concerned that something might be wrong.

At the scene, Treslar told officers that he had just shot his wife, Yvonne Treslar, 78. More

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Man who killed friend over lost dog sentenced to 22 years in jail

New York – A Brooklyn man shot his close friend to death — because the victim let the killer’s girlfriend’s Shih Tzu run away and then dismissed the raging thug’s concern about the missing pooch saying, “It’s just a damn dog.”

Rashawn Blakes, 33, was sentenced to 22 years behind bars Monday for gunning down John Gilliam, 23, in January 2011, after Ya?Ya ran off into the snow, never to be found.

Blakes had the nerve to call Gilliam “a great friend of mine” before he was sentenced.

Blakes and Gilliam were relaxing inside an apartment on Tompkins Avenue when Gilliam took the female dog with him as he went to talk to a girlfriend outside. More

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Woman calls cops to complain about quality of her pot

LUFKIN, Texas — Police in East Texas have arrested a woman after she called them to complain about the quality of the marijuana she had purchased from a dealer.

Lufkin police Sgt. David Casper said Monday that an officer went to the home of 37-year-old Evelyn Hamilton to hear her complaint that the dealer refused to return her money after she objected that the drug was substandard.

Casper says she pulled the small amount of marijuana from her bra when the officer asked if she still had it.

She was arrested Friday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. More

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Chuck E. Cheese: Child’s Birthday Turns To 18-Man Fistfight

Florida – What started as a standard child’s birthday party in Florida at Chuck E. Cheese ended in an 18-man brawl that led to a shooting and at least three arrests.

The melee on Saturday led to the arrests of Briana Walker — the birthday child’s mother — Alfred Peoples and Robert Thompson, according to WPBF. Walker allegedly had a Xanax pill and marijuana in her purse, and someone with her was found with crack cocaine and morphine, police said.

It all started in the bathroom of a Boynton Beach Chuck E. Cheese, where two men started arguing.

Just minutes later, they allegedly started a fist fight in the dining room, and another 16 people joined in. Employees were able to move the battle outside, but not before the birthday boy’s grandmother was trampled, witnesses told WPBF. More

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Man convicted of biting parents over cat visit

A Daly City man has pleaded no contest to felony assault for biting his parents when they told him he couldn’t see the family cat, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Yevgeniy Bolshakov, 26, entered his plea Monday in San Mateo County Superior Court before Judge Jonathan Karesh. Bolshakov was given credit for time served and placed on three years of probation.

Bolshakov had lived in an apartment with his parents, and when he came home from an outing on Nov. 30, he asked about the cat, which had recently undergone surgery.

His parents told Bolshakov that the cat was recuperating and that he couldn’t see the pet, said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. More

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Mom gets 20 years in breast feeding overdose

SPARTANBURG, South Carolina – A judge sentenced a South Carolina woman to 20 years in prison Friday for killing her 6-week-old daughter with what prosecutors say was an overdose of morphine delivered through her breast milk.

A prosecutor said Stephanie Greene, 39, was a nurse and knew the dangers of taking painkillers while pregnant and breast feeding, instead choosing to conceal her pregnancy from doctors so she could keep getting her prescriptions.

She lost her nursing license in 2004 for trying to get drugs illegally.

Greene’s lawyer said she was only trying to stop debilitating pain from a car crash more than a decade before and relied on her own judgment and medical research on the Internet instead of the advice of doctors and is still overwhelmed with grief from the loss of her child.

The 20-year sentence was the minimum after a Spartanburg County jury found Greene guilty of homicide by child abuse Friday. More

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