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    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The trial for the man accused of shooting and killing an Adams County Sheriff’s deputy in 2018 is underway. Deputy Heath Gumm responded to a home near 88th Avenue and Washington Street in Thornton for a call about an assault. Deputy Heath Gumm (credit: Adams County) The trial for Dreion Dearing started in March but was declared a mistrial and was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dearing faces charges of first-degree murder of a peace officer after deliberation, first-degree felony murder of a peace officer, first-degree murder after deliberation, first-degree felony murder, first-degree burglary, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and third-degree assault. Dreion Dearing (credit: CBS) Dearing pleaded not guilty. In March,...
    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Jury selection is underway in the trial for the suspect in the murder of Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy Heath Gumm. The coronavirus pandemic delayed the start of the trial for Dreion Dearing earlier this year. Deputy Heath Gumm (credit: Adams County) Gumm died Jan. 24, 2018 while responding to an assault near 88th Avenue and Washington Street in Thornton. Dreion Dearing (credit: CBS) Dearing has been charged with first-degree murder of a peace officer after deliberation, first-degree felony murder of a peace officer, first-degree murder after deliberation, first-degree felony murder, first-degree burglary, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and third-degree assault. Dearing has pleaded not guilty. The court hopes to have a jury seated...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Police arrested a man on September 17 for a shooting that left a man injured earlier in the month. 29-year-old Marquis Dukes of Baltimore is charged with attempted first-degree murder. Credit: Baltimore Police Police say he shot a 20-year-old man on September 2 in the chest on Leith Walk. He ran to Ramblewood Road after he was shot and collapsed. The man was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
    NEWMAN (CBS13) – Two brothers are suspected of first-degree murder after one of them confessed to the killing of 67-year-old Enrique Becerra in Newman, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office announced on Saturday. Authorities said Merced County dispatchers received a call Saturday from Julio Cesar Zaragoza-Romero, 46, who wanted to turn himself in for the shooting death of Becerra, which occurred early Wednesday in the 1900 block of T Street. During the investigation, Zaragoza-Romero named his brother – Francisco Hernandez Romero, 49 – as a participant in the killing, investigators said. The older brother was located by deputies at his job and taken into custody. Authorities said the brothers were each booked into the Stanislaus County Jail where they face first-degree...
    A MAN who allegedly chopped up his parents, boiled his mom's head in a saucepan and attempted to dissolve their bodies in acid has asked to be executed. The odd request was made by 32-year-old Joel Guy Jr in a Knoxville, Tennessee, court on Tuesday, according to WATE. 3Joel Guy Jr. is pictured in Knox County Criminal Court in December 2018 Guy Jr allegedly murdered his parents - Joel Guy Sr, 61, and Lisa Guy, 55 - in their home in 2016. The Knox County Criminal Court has now obtained two handwritten motions from Guy Jr asking the judge to sentence him to death, the news outlet reported. According to the documents, the judge will be allowed to authorize the...
    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — A Frederick man was indicted Friday on charges of first-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting in Waterside. Jordan Burris Hooks, 27, was indicted on charges of first-degree murder, first-degree assault, use of a firearm in a felony and handgun on-person. On Friday, September 11, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Hooks and charged him for the death of Jaemari Anderson on Sunday, September 6. Detectives said that there had been a confrontation involving Anderson in Hooks’ basement and that the two agreed to physically fight outside. The investigation revealed that when Anderson left the room, Hooks pulled a gun from the couch and put it in his waistband. Witnesses and neighbors described hearing a single...
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police on Thursday charged another person with murder in the Sept. 2 shooting death of a man near the Drake University campus. Police charged Luis Anibal Alicea-Rodriguez, 27, of West Des Moines, with first-degree murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm in connection with the death of Sean Newman, 36, of Des Moines. Police also have charged Whitney Ann Davis, 33, of Des Moines, with first-degree murder in Newman's death. On Tuesday, police said inconsistencies in statements provided by a witness led them to drop charges against another man who they had charged with murder. Newman was found shot to death in a neighborhood just east of the Drake campus....
    RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man accused of shooting one man and injuring another has been arrested, officials with the Pennington County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. Jamys Flying Horse, 22, was taken into custody about around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday on charges of first degree murder, attempted first degree murder and commission of felony with a firearm. The warrant stemmed from a Sept. 6 shooting in Rapid City. Authorities said Flying Horse and a juvenile were pulled over by a sheriff's deputy about 2:15 a.m. when the deputy noticed the vehicle had no license plates. The two suspects fled the scene. Flying Horse was apprehended about four hour later hiding in a creek, after law enforcement used a...
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A suspect in a shooting death in Des Moines earlier this month is no longer facing first-degree murder charges, police said Tuesday. Michael Jermaine Jacobs, 27. was charged after Sean Newman, 36, was found shot to death in a neighborhood near Drake University on Sept. 2. Police had said that Jacobs shot Newman. Charges against Jacobs were dropped after new evidence found inconsistencies in statements from a witness, police said in a news release. No further information was disclosed. Whitney Ann Davis, 33, is still charged with first-degree murder in Jacobs' death. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Iowa
    A Lakewood man, who was 17 when he and his uncle were arrested in connection with a murder, will be charged as an adult, authorities said.  Alberto Rojas Hernandez, now 18, faces charges of first-degree murder, first-degree conspiracy to commit murder and weapons charges, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said. Rojas Hernandez is being held in the Middlesex County Youth Detention Center in North Brunswick, pending a first appearance and detention hearing on Thursday, Gramiccioni said. Rojas Hernandez’s uncle, Juan Carlos "Omar" Rivera Rojas, 29, of Lakewood, previously was charged in the killing with first-degree murder, Gramiccioni said Domingo Merino Rafael, 33, of Lakewood was killed during an argument with the other two men on Hurley Pond Road near Route 547 in Howell. ...
    A Lakewood man, who was 17 when he and his uncle were arrested in connection with a murder, will be charged as an adult, authorities said.  Alberto Rojas Hernandez, now 18, faces charges of first-degree murder, first-degree conspiracy to commit murder and weapons charges, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said. Rojas Hernandez is being held in the Middlesex County Youth Detention Center in North Brunswick, pending a first appearance and detention hearing on Thursday, Gramiccioni said. Rojas Hernandez’s uncle, Juan Carlos "Omar" Rivera Rojas, 29, of Lakewood, previously was charged in the killing with first-degree murder, Gramiccioni said Domingo Merino Rafael, 33, of Lakewood was killed during an argument with the other two men on Hurley Pond Road near Route 547 in Howell. ...
    MARTINEZ — Two East Contra Costa men were convicted of first degree murder Monday, in a 2017 shooting death prosecutors say was motivated by revenge. Christova Topete, 27, and Sam Nazareta, 33, were convicted of murdering 20-year-old Joseph West, who was shot and killed in February 2017 behind the Atlantic Plaza Shopping Center in Pittsburg. Police identified Topete as the shooter and Nazareta as the man who ordered the killing. West was shot and killed in the back parking lot of the shopping center, following a series of unlucky coincidences. Prosecutors say that at the time of the shooting, Nazareta was working at a Good Will located a couple doors down from where West was getting a haircut. The two...
    NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) — Two Louisiana brothers were indicted on murder charges in a drive-by shooting that killed a 3-year-old boy and his 23-year-old sibling. Rodney Steadman, 23, and Ronjae Steadman, 19, were each charged with two counts of first-degree murder in an indictment handed up by an Orleans Parish grand jury on Thursday, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office said in a statement. Prosecutors said the suspects pulled up to a New Orleans neighborhood in May and opened fire on another family, killing James Estem, his younger brother, Isaha Adams, and injuring the victims’ 48-year-old mother. The gunmen drove away, but their truck crashed into a pole and the Steadman brothers along with a fellow suspect, Razak Adekunle, 19,...
    LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– The two teenagers arrested in the shooting deaths of brother Damian and Dillon Wikoff in Lakewood last month have been charged as adults. Michael Anthony Mendoza, 17, and Marqueil Deandre Banks, 16, have each been charged with 10 counts, including first-degree murder. The shooting happened on Aug. 23 around 8 p.m. Both Damian Wikoff, 18, and Dillon Wikoff, 17, were killed. (credit: CBS) RELATED: ‘They Didn’t Deserve This’: Family Of Teen Brothers Damian & Dillon Wikoff Killed In Shooting Want Justice (credit: CBS) Police say this was not a random shooting. Banks has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder; two counts of aggravated robbery; possession of a weapon by a previous offender; possession of a...
    A MAN convicted of fatally shooting an off-duty police officer in his home during a botched drive-by received two life sentences - and an additional 835 years - for the crime. Demarcus Donnell Parker was found guilty Tuesday in the 2018 shooting death of 25-year-old Officer Oliver Johnson in his Arkansas home, according to local station THV-11. 2Demarcus Donnell Parker was given two life sentences, plus 835 years behind barsCredit: AP:Associated Press 2Officer Oliver Johnson was killed while in his homeCredit: GoFundMe Investigators said that Parker was firing his weapon from a vehicle toward rival gang members when a stray bullet entered Johnson's home in April 2018. Johnson lived in West Memphis and was employed as an officer with the...
    A convicted cop killer in Arkansas received two life sentences plus an additional 835 years in prison when he was sentenced Tuesday, according to reports. Demarcus Donnell Parker, 27, was found guilty in 2018 in the fatal shooting of Officer Oliver Johnson, 25, who was off duty at the time, reports said. A Crittenden County, Ark., jury convicted Parker of murder in the first degree, among other charges, for the April 2018 slaying, Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington said. "West Memphis detectives spent many hours putting the case file together," Ellington said after the sentencing, according to FOX 13 Memphis. "The jury listened to both sides, and ultimately returned maximum sentences on all counts and recommended they be run consecutively." POLICE CHIEFS WHO HAVE...
    (CBS Detroit) – An accused inmate involved in the death of a Wayne County deputy has been charged with first-degree murder. 28-year-old Deandre Williams was arraigned today and faces at least four other charges. Police say the incident happened last Wednesday when corporal Bryant Searcy was on duty to inspect jail cells. The deputy then died after a violent struggle with Williams. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    WICKER PARK — A man has been charged with first-degree murder after police said he fatally stabbed a woman Sunday in a Wicker Park Walgreens. Olga Maria Calderon, a 32-year-old mother, was killed while working at the store, 1372 N. Milwaukee Ave. Sincere Williams has been charged with first-degree murder, police said during a Tuesday news conference. At 9:36 a.m. Sunday, Calderon was working inside the Walgreens, 1372 N. Milwaukee Ave., when someone came into the store, walked up to her and stabbed her multiple times, officials said.  “Just a young lady going to work, doing everything she’s supposed to do, raise a family,” Deenihan said. Calderon, 32, was pronounced dead at the scene. The attacker ran off and didn’t take...
    A teenager who is accused of shooting a Nebraska police officer will face a first-degree murder charge after the officer succumbed to the gunshot wound and died Monday, numerous sources reported. Felipe Vasquez, 17, is accused of shooting Lincoln police investigator Luis “Mario” Herrera Aug. 26 and was charged with second-degree assault. Assistant Lincoln Police Chief Brian Jackson said authorities expect to file the first-degree murder charge Tuesday afternoon after Herrera died Monday, the AP reported. Investigator Mario Herrera has succumbed to his injuries. Despite skilled & determined medical care, as well as the thoughts, prayers, & support of his family, friends & community, his valiant fight ended as he passed away in the early morning hours of September 7th,...
    Brienna Craig is facing first-degree murder charges for the death of an infant in her care, according to the Hillsborough County, Fla., Sheriff's Office. In April 2019, detectives said St. Joseph’s Hospital notified them of a two-month-old patient who suffered numerous injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome was left paralyzed. Deputies arrested Craig for child abuse. On March 20, 2020, the child died at the hospital. On Wednesday, September 2, 2020, autopsy results from the medical examiner's office ruled the two-month-old baby's death a homicide. Brienna Craig has been charged with first-degree murder. (Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office) CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP After receiving the autopsy results, deputies charged Craig with first-degree murder while engaged in aggravated...
    (CNN)A suspect has been charged in the death of St. Louis police officer Tamarris Bohannon, the St. Louis circuit attorney said.Thomas Kinworthy was charged Tuesday with eight counts, including first-degree murder, three counts of armed criminal action, and assault.Bohannon, 29, was shot in the head early Saturday evening while responding to a call about shots fired near Tower Grove Park in south St. Louis, Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner said in a statement. He died Sunday. St. Louis police officer dies after being shot while responding to a shootingThe officer was searching for a shooting victim at the time he was shot, according to St. Louis Metropolitan Police Commissioner Col. John Hayden Jr. A second officer was wounded in the leg.Kinworthy...
    The attorneys representing Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse have announced they will be establishing a legal defense fund for the teen who is facing multiple charges for killing two protesters on Tuesday.  The Kenosha County District Attorney's office on Thursday formally charged the 17-year-old from Illinois in the fatal shooting of two men and the wounding of a third during a night of Jacob Blake demonstrations in the city.   The charges include one count of first-degree intentional homicide; one count of first-degree reckless homicide; one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide; two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment.  Rittenhouse would face a mandatory life sentence if convicted of first-degree intentional homicide, the most serious crime in Wisconsin.  He was assigned a public defender...
    Kyle Rittenhouse should not have been patrolling the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Tuesday night. Whatever failures might have existed on the part of state and local government (and there appear to have been many), the idea of a 17-year-old with a loaded rifle being dropped into that powder keg can only happen when some horribly bad judgment has occurred. I say this as a gun owner and Second Amendment supporter who took his son to the shooting range at that same age and taught him how to properly handle a firearm: I don't know what Kyle Rittenhouse's family or home situation is like, or how exactly he came to be where he was on that fateful night, but...
    The alleged shooter from the Tuesday night Kenosha riots has been charged with first-degree murder, according to reports. Two people were killed in Kenosha, Wisconsin, late Tuesday night with video showing one individual getting shot in the head. According to a Lake County, IL, complaint, the shooter was listed as a “Fugitive From Justice” and wanted for “First Degree Intentional Homicide.” The complaint alleged the shooter fled Wisconsin after the shooting “with the intent to avoid prosecution for that offense.” The alleged shooter is currently in custody and is being held at a juvenile facility in Illinois, according to ABC7. The Daily Caller’s Richie McGinniss interviewed the suspect just before the incident occurred. The man, armed with a rifle standing...
    A 17-year-old Antioch, Illinois, man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Tuesday night that left two people dead and one injured. The teen is not a Wisconsin resident. He was taken into custody by Antioch police on morning and is being held in a juvenile detention facility in Lake County, Illinois, just south of the Illinois-Wisconsin border. He is expected to be charged with first-degree intentional homicide, according to the charging document, which was issued in Kenosha. The Daily Dot, which broke the story, notes that the alleged shooter is being labeled a “fugitive of justice” because he fled back to his home state after the incident, which occurred just before midnight local time. “[The...
    A man identified as Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, the person who shot three people in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday night, is seen running down the street after claiming his first victim. An armed white man, identified as part of a group of vigilante militiamen who claimed to be protecting businesses from damage by people rioting, shot three people in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday night—two of them fatally. The man was later seen in video walking past police vehicles with arms raised in surrender, but he was not arrested and kept walking. However, on Wednesday morning, he was charged with first-degree murder. The shootings occurred during the third night of protests in Kenosha, following the Sunday shooting of an unarmed Black man, Jacob...
    CBS/Twitter In June 2015, Mark Sievers called a family friend and asked for him to go check on his wife after she did not make it into work the day after returning home from a family trip. The story will be featured on tonight’s episode of 48 Hours.  At first glance, the case was nearly open and shut. Investigators discovered GPS data from a rental car used by two men the day of the murder as well as surveillance video placing the men in the area. By the time the case was actually closed, though, three men were implicated and convicted in connection with the murder. Siever was found dead in her apartment by a family friend. She had...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO / AP) — A Brooklyn Park woman is facing murder charges in the death of her eight-year-old son, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Friday. Tasha Tennin, 36, has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of first-degree murder and unintentional second-degree murder in her child’s 2018 death. When originally charged in September 2019 for the death of her son, Tennin faced two counts of second-degree manslaughter, one for endangerment of a child and the other for culpable negligence. According to the criminal complaint, Tennin called 911 on the morning of Feb. 1, 2018, to report her son was unresponsive. First responders noted his skin was “ice cold,” but he was not frozen. He had urinated in...
    (CBS Detroit ) – The suspect in the killings of four people in rural Wayne County is now facing first-degree murder. 37-year-old Raymond Lee Bailey is also facing four counts of felony firearm charges. According to the Wayne County prosecutor’s office, The victims include Bailey’s ex-fiancé and her cousins. The family has started a go-fund-me to help with funeral expenses. It has now raised over $40,000. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    SAN QUENTIN (CBS13) – A California inmate serving time for first-degree murder has died. Dean E. Dunlap, 61, died on July 29 at an outside hospital, according to a CDCR statement on Wednesday. The official cause of his death is under review, Dunlap was sentenced to death on April 14, 2006, in San Bernadino County for first-degree murder, the CDCR said. He was admitted into death row 10 days later. Prior to his death row sentencing, Dunlap had been convicted of raping, kidnapping, and killing a 9-year-old girl in 1992, according to a 2016 L.A. Times report. San Quentin has been hit hard during the pandemic with over 2,200 confirmed cases over two dozen deaths among all inmates. According to...
    SAN QUENTIN (CBS13) – Another San Quentin State Prison Death Row inmate has died after being admitted to an outside hospital, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced on Wednesday. The CDCR said Dean E. Dunlap, 61, died on July 29 and the cause of his death is under review. A dozen death row inmates have died from apparent coronavirus-related complications over the course of the pandemic, however, the CDCR refrained from making any connections to COVID-19 when announcing Dunlap’s death in a news release. Dunlap was sentenced to death on April 14, 2006, in San Bernadino County for first-degree murder, the CDCR said. He was admitted into death row 10 days later. Prior to his death row sentencing,...
    BRIGHTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Authorities have charged 48-year-old Lonny Lynn McNair with first-degree murder and multiple other charges in a machete attack in Brighton. Police say he killed 51-year-old Bonnie Skinner and attacked four others at a home on Cherry Circle on Aug. 11. (credit: CBS) Investigators said the attack was “shockingly violent.” In addition to the death of Bonnie, her husband Vincent and her daughters Paige and Abigayle were badly injured. Bonnie and Paige Skinner (credit: CBS) A family friend named Daniel Smeal was staying at the home and was also hurt. “This was the kind of scene that makes even veteran cops take a step back,” Brighton police spokesman John Bradley said. (credit: CBS) McNair took off after...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago man faces multiple charges after striking two people Tuesday in a fatal hit-and-run in River North.25-year-old Edgar Roman has been charged with felony count of first-degree murder, two felony counts of first-degree attempted murder along with felony counts of filing a false report and leaving the scene of accident, Chicago police said.According to police, on August 11 around 10:30 p.m. a 55-year-old woman and her daughter were preparing to cross the street in first block of East Hubbard Street, when Roman allegedly struck both women in the intersection.The 55-year-old was dragged about half a block and died at the scene, police said. The woman's daughter was transported to Northwestern Hospital in good condition.Surveillance video from...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Two Detroit men have been charged in the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old Detroit man. Matthew Lamar Williams-Brockman, left, 24, was charged with first degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of felony firearm.Devonte Dalvin Kenney, right, 22, was charged with first degree murder, assault with intent to murder, felon in possession of a firearm and three counts of felony firearm.Credit: Detroit Police Department Matthew Lamar Williams-Brockman, 24, was charged with first degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of felony firearm. Devonte Dalvin Kenney, 22, was charged with first degree murder, assault with intent to murder, felon in possession of a firearm and three counts of felony firearm....
    Amazon orders A League of Their Own TV series, reveals changes to storyline from film NRA lawsuit: NY attorney general accuses Wayne LaPierre, other execs of $64M fraud scheme Ex-NFL lineman pleads not guilty by reason of insanity in murder case A strange case of a former NFL lineman, Justin Bannan, facing multiple charges in an attempted murder took another bizarre twist Thursday. © Provided by Touchdown Wire The former Denver Bronco pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity as he faces attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault (extreme indifference), first-degree assault (intent to cause serious bodily injury), and first-degree burglary charges, KDVR reported. Bannan, 41, was a fifth-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills in 2002. He played for the Bills...
    The first time Rico Leblond went on trial for killing a transgender woman he’d known for years, there was a hung jury. The second time, he was convicted by a Montgomery County, Maryland, jury and sentenced to life in prison, but an appeals court overturned the conviction. WTOP has learned Leblond will plead guilty Thursday to first-degree murder as part of a plea agreement that will obviate a third trial, in a case in which the victim’s mother witnessed her child’s killing. Leblond, 25, was convicted in July 2017 of first-degree murder in the death of Zella Ziona, a 21-year-old transgender woman. During that trial, Tyshika Smith testified to the horror of watching her child get shot by a masked...
    SAN QUENTIN — A 48-year-old man convicted of murder and robbery died Sunday of apparent COVID-19 complications, state prison officials said. Death-row inmate Orlando G. Romero had been receiving treated at an outside hospital, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials said. A coroner will pronounce an exact cause of death for Romero later this week. Romero had been on death row since Sept. 4, 1996, a week after his Riverside County sentencing for first-degree murder and second-degree robbery while armed with a firearm, as well as three life-with-parole sentences for attempted first-degree murder armed with a firearm, attempted first-degree murder with other offenses, and kidnapping/robbery while armed with a firearm and several robbery offenses. Since June, several San Quentin...
    SAN QUENTIN (CBS SF) — Condemn killer Orlando Romero, sentenced to death along with his brother Christopher Self in 1996, died Sunday at a hospital outside of San Quentin while being treated for a COVID-19 infection, according to state prison officials. Romero is the 11th death row inmate to die while being treated for COVID-19 since the virus outbreak swept through San Quentin beginning in June. The last execution at San Quentin was in 2006. Prison officials said Romero’s death appears to be from complications related to COVID-19, but a coroner will determine his exact cause of death. A second general population inmate also died of virus over the weekend, raising the death toll from the San Quentin outbreak to...
    A Germantown, Maryland, man has been arrested and charged in connection to a deadly stabbing last week, Montgomery County police said Wednesday. Police said they charged 26-year-old Justin Andrew Wilson with first-degree murder for the stabbing death of 63-year-old Edigio Ienzi, also of Germantown. Just before noon on July 23, emergency responders got a call about a stabbing that had just happened at a home on Duhart Court, where they found Ienzi suffering from stab wounds. Ienzi was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries. The chief medical examiner’s office in Baltimore ruled Ienzi’s death a homicide. Police said their detectives interviewed a family member of Ienzi’s who said she was asleep inside the home at the...
    Analysis: What the heck is going on in Portland? McDonalds will require customers to wear masks in its restaurants Victim in Pleasant Hill shooting dies, suspect charged with first-degree murder Court records show the victim in a Thursday shooting in Pleasant Hill has died and the man accused of shooting her now faces murder charges. Load Error At approximately 2:14 a.m. Thursday, authorities responded to the 100 block of Christie Lane in Pleasant Hill. They found Bethany Castro, 25, of Des Moines, suffering from a gunshot wound to her head. She was transported to a local hospital. Court records indicate she has since died. Pleasant Hill police confirmed that she passed away Friday morning.Sign up for our NewslettersAccording...
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The trial of accused Freeman High School shooter Caleb Sharpe has been pushed back to next June, nearly four years after the deadly incident, because of delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sharpe is charged with killing classmate Sam Strahan and wounding three girls in the 2017 shooting at the rural high school south of Spokane. Sharpe was 15 at the time, but Spokane County Superior Court Judge Michael Price ruled last year that he will be tried as an adult and faces up to life in prison. Sharpe faces one charge of first-degree murder, three counts of first-degree attempted murder and 51 counts of second-degree assault. Price agreed to push back the trial date after...
    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — A 29-year-old man with outstanding warrants dating back to 2014, including one for murder, was arrested in Frederick on Wednesday, the city’s police department said. The Frederick Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit arrested Ever Interiano-Barahona in the 2400 block of Whittier Drive on Wednesday. He had two outstanding arrest warrants dating back to 2014, including one from Prince George’s County for first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, police said. >>WJZ has a new news app! Download it now!
    FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man faces decades in prison after pleading guilty to killing a man and trying to kill a woman in a New Jersey restaurant almost two years ago. The Monmouth County prosecutor's office said Wednesday that 42-year-old Miguel Camara of Long Branch pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder and third-degree child endangerment. Authorities said Camara entered Bom DMais restaurant in August 2018 and approached a table occupied by his ex-girlfriend, her 18- and 5-year-old children, and 45-year-old Marco Moreira of Ocean Township. Authorities said he shot Moreira and then fired twice at the woman, who had a restraining order against him, but both shots missed. Prosecutors said he was disarmed but...
    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A grand jury in Maryland has indicted two teens in the shooting death of a 17-year-old girl last month. The Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office on Friday announced the charges against the 16-year-old boy and 14-year-old girl include first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, the Frederick News-Post reported. Both suspects are in custody after they were denied bail during a hearing earlier this month. A passerby found the body of Tykerria Katherine Dawson, of Hagerstown, on June 27 in a wooded area off a walking trail in Frederick. The newspaper reported detectives determined Dawson had been dating the male suspect at the time of her death. Records show both suspects are scheduled to appear...
    A North Carolina man accused of killing his infant son is facing a charge of first-degree murder in connection with his death. Robert Ahmaad Middleton Jr., 28, of Gastonia, was booked into the Gastonia County Jail on Friday and held without bond on charges of first-degree murder and child abuse causing severe bodily injury, the Gaston Gazette reported. Gastonia police said Middleton cracked the skull of his son, Deville Ahmaad Middleton, causing brain hemorrhaging that led to the child’s death. The abuse allegedly took place between June 8 and June 21, according to arrest warrants obtained by Gastonia police. The exact age of the infant was unavailable. Middleton has a rap sheet dating back to 2014 when he was convicted of...
    A MISSING three-year-old, Olivia Jansen, has been found dead and her father and a woman have been booked on "suspicion of first degree murder." Police found a body, which they strongly believe is the toddler, on Friday - just hours after Howard Jansen III claimed he last saw her. 3 Police believe they have found the three-year-old's bodyCredit: KNBC Wyandotte County jail records show that Jansen was booked on Friday night on suspicion of first-degree murder and abuse of a child. On Saturday morning, Jacqulyn Kirkpatrick was also booked on suspicion of first-degree murder and abuse of a child. Both case numbers are listed the same. Jansen went to the cops at around 8.30am on Friday morning and said that,...
    A second suspect has been arrested in connection to the death of 11-year-old Davon McNeal, who was killed by gunfire on the Fourth of July in Southeast D.C. D.C. police said Christian Wingfield, 22, of Hillcrest Heights, Maryland, was brought in by a regional fugitive task force on Friday and charged with first-degree murder. Police are still searching for 19-year-old Carlo General and 25-year-old Marcel Gordon, both of Southeast D.C., in connection to the shooting. Both are wanted for premeditated first-degree murder. Carlo General, 19, of Southeast D.C. (Courtesy D.C. police) They are considered armed and dangerous, according to police. Marcel Gordon, 25, of Southeast D.C. (Courtesy D.C. police) McNeal attended Kramer Middle School in Southeast D.C. and played football....
    A Chicago man was arrested Thursday and charged with beating a 23-month-old boy to death. Police arrested Michael Robinson, 23, on the 4200 block of South Calumet Avenue around 12 pm. The suspect allegedly punched 23-month-old Antwun Gayden multiple times in the face. Despite immediate action to save his life, Gayden was pronounced dead at Comer Children’s Hospital. The Cook County medical examiner’s office ruled the killing a child abuse-related homicide. Robinson was arrested at the scene of the killing, according to police. On Thursday, Robinson was charged with first-degree murder. He will appear before a judge Friday. Robinson has no prior arrest history in Chicago, and the family has never had contact with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services...
    OWATONNA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota woman who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a woman in Florida so she could assume her identity has been returned to her home state to face trial on allegations that she killed her husband in 2018. Lois Riess is being held at the Steele County Detention Center in Owatonna on charges of first- and second-degree murder. She’s accused of fatally shooting David Riess at their home in Blooming Prairie in March 2018. Riess drove to Florida afterward, befriended Pamela Hutchinson and fatally shot her at a Fort Myers Beach condo the following month, according to prosecutors. Riess targeted Hutchinson because they looked alike and Riess intended to steal her identity, an indictment said....
    POUND, Va. (AP) — An inmate at a Virginia prison who died Friday apparently was killed by his cellmate, officials said. The 47-year-old inmate who died was serving a life sentence at Red Onion State Prison in Pound, Virginia, without the possibility of parole for a first-degree murder conviction, the Virginia Department of Corrections said in a news release. The 54-year old cellmate who apparently attacked the inmate is serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, second-degree murder, carjacking and robbery convictions, the department said. The department, which didn’t immediately release the name of either inmate, said the man’s death was being investigated as a homicide. Its news release didn’t disclose any other information about the investigation. Copyright 2020 The Associated...
    POUND, Va. (AP) — Officials say an inmate at a Virginia prison who died Friday apparently was killed by his cellmate. The Virginia Department of Corrections said in a news release that the 47-year-old inmate who died was serving a life sentence at Red Onion State Prison in Pound, Virginia, without the possibility of parole for a first-degree murder conviction. The 54-year old cellmate suspected of attacking the inmate is serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, second-degree murder, carjacking and robbery convictions. The department didn’t immediately release the name of either inmate. It said the man’s death was being investigated as a homicide. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written...
    A sixth person has been arrested in connection to the fatal shooting of a Montgomery County, Maryland, man last May. Jose Luis Lainez-Martinez, 26, of Adelphi, has been linked to the death of 29-year-old Francisco Anton Medrano-Campos. On May 26 just after 7 a.m., police found Medrano-Campos near the area where he lived on the 2300 block of Glenmont Circle in Silver Spring with gunshot wounds. He died on the scene. County police canvassed the area near Wheaton Regional Park with officers from the Maryland National Capital Park Police while a Fairfax County, Virginia, police helicopter assisted with the search after witnesses said they saw men leaving the scene. In June, police arrested five suspects on charges of first-degree murder....
    Two teens, who are 14 and 16, face first-degree murder charges in the death of a 17-year-old girl whose body was found off a walking trail in Frederick, Maryland, over the weekend. Richard Eugene Cartnail III, 16, and Caliyah Dawnae Lobaugh, 14, both of Frederick, were arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the killing of Katherine Dawson, of Hagerstown. Cartnail and Lobaugh are being charged as adults. Dawson was found dead behind Briargrove Court on Saturday around 5 p.m., according to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office. Richard Eugene Cartnail III, 16, and Caliyah Dawnae Lobaugh, 14, both of Frederick, were arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree...
    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — A 14-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy are charged in the death of 17-year-old Ty’kerria Dawson. Dawson, of Hagerstown, was found dead along a Frederick trail over the weekend. The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Richard Eugene Cartnail III and Caliyah Dawnae Lobaugh, both of Frederick. They were both charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder on July 1. They were charged as adults. Both are currently being processed at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.  
    FREDERICK, Md. (WJZ) — Two teens have been charged in the death of 17-year-old Ty’kerria Dawson, whose body was found along a trail in Frederick on June 27. Richard Eugene Cartnail, III, 16, and Caliyah Dawnae Lobaugh, 14, both of Frederick, were arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. This story is breaking; stay with WJZ for updates.
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — James Wren was convicted Tuesday in the 2019 downtown Minneapolis double shooting that killed one man and paralyzed another. Investigators say Wren, 36, got into an argument outside of Augie’s nightclub on Hennepin Avenue in the early morning hours of June 10, 2019. Officers were called about the disturbance, and arrived soon after to hear gunshots. A tow truck driver witnessed Wren fire several rounds at Michael Clark, 40, and a second man. Clark died from his injuries, while the other victim suffered permanent paralysis. James Wren in 2012 (credit: MN DOC) Witness accounts and surveillance camera footage led investigators to determine Wren initially got into an argument with the men, left briefly, then returned with...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man suspected of killing a woman in south Minneapolis in 1993 is now facing first-degree murder charges. Jerry Westrom, 54, of Isanti, was indicted by a grand jury last week on charges of premeditated murder in the death of 35-year-old Jeanne Childs, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said. Westrom was charged last year with second-degree murder in connection to the June 13, 1993, homicide. He posted bail. Immediately following the indictment last week, a warrant for Westrom’s arrest was issued, and officials say Westrom turned himself in Monday. RELATED: Metro Hockey Dad Charged With 1993 Murder Of Jeanne Ann Childs According to a criminal complaint, Westrom’s DNA was found in the south...
    The first of the four officers to indicate how he intends to plea in the killing of George Floyd will plead not guilty to all charges, DailyMail.com can reveal.  J Alexander Kueng stated his intentions in a court filing seen by DailyMail.com.  The papers filed by attorney Thomas Plunkett state that the ex-cop intends to plead not guilty and use the defenses of self defense, justifiable force and authorized use of force. It was filed just a few hours after he and his fellow defendants officers appeared in Hennepin County District Court for a pretrial hearing.     J Alexander Kueng stated his intentions to plead not guilty and use the defenses of self defense, justifiable force and authorized use of force ...
    WELCH, W. Va. (AP) — Authorities in West Virginia say a volunteer firefighter accused of setting a blaze that killed a fellow fireman has been charged with murder and arson. A criminal complaint shows that 36-year-old Robert Lee Beckner was charged with first-degree murder and three counts of first-degree arson on Thursday. An investigator with the West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office wrote that Beckner confessed to setting a blaze at his own home in Iaeger last weekend. Officials said 42-year-old Russell Roberson was responding with the local volunteer fire department when he was fatally injured while attempting to save a man nearby. It’s unclear whether Beckner has an attorney who can comment for him. (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press....
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Detectives have arrested a man as a suspect in the June 23 homicide in South Baltimore. Zoey Griffin, 28, is charged with first-degree murder. Credit: Baltimore Police Officers were called to the intersection of Cherryland and Roundview Road to investigate reported gunfire. The victim was taken to an area hospital and was pronounced dead by medical personnel. Griffin is currently at Central Booking, police said.  
    A Florida man who relatives reportedly suspect was depressed over the coronavirus pandemic fatally shot his wife and 21-year-old son, sheriff officials said. Smith Rivera, 59, of Orlando, is facing two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder after confessing to a deputy in the early Sunday shooting, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by the Orlando Sentinel. “I shot my wife,” Rivera said of his 57-year-old partner, Jodie, according to the report. Smith Rivera faces charges including first-degree murder in the attacks. (Orange County Jail) CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Rivera also allegedly admitted to investigators that he gunned down his 21-year-old son, Matthew, WESH reported. The father of three had been depressed...
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina man was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the 2018 shooting death of a college student. Jakier Austin entered the guilty plea in Forsyth County Superior Court, the Winston-Salem Journal reported. Austin also pleaded guilty to possession of a gun on educational property and an unrelated charge of possessing a stolen firearm. Judge David Hall consolidated the charges and sentenced Austin to serve a minimum of five years and four months to a maximum sentence of seven years and five months in prison. TOP STORIES Trump: Domestic terrorists have taken over in Seattle Seattles autonomous zone is Mad Max movie mayhem come alive...
    The former Minneapolis cop charged with murder in George Floyd’s death after pressing his knee on his neck for almost nine minutes will make his first court appearance Monday. Derek Chauvin, who is charged with second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, will make a virtual appearance before a judge in the afternoon, according to Local 21 News. He was initially charged with third-degree murder, but prosecutors later added the upgraded charge. The three other former cops involved in Floyd’s death — Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao — were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter. Meanwhile, the third and final memorial service for the slain 46-year-old will be held Monday in Houston,...
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A 21-year-old man has been arrested in a shooting death last week in Des Moines. KCCI-TV reports that Dayquawne Gates was booked Friday night into the Polk County Jail, where he is being held without bond. He’s charged with first-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Robert Freeman. Officers found Freeman laying in a front yard last week. He later died at a hospital. TOP STORIES 57 Buffalo cops resign from team after two are suspended for pushing elderly man to the ground Coronavirus hype biggest political hoax in history Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial defaced by vandals in rioting Detectives said they have video and firearm-related evidence linking Gates to the killing.
    Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Monday that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin be charged with first-degree murder if officials conclude that George Floyd died of asphyxiation on May 25. "He had that man down there for about eight minutes," Giuliani told host Bill Hemmer. "I counted five times [where Chauvin] was warned that he might be killing him [Floyd]. That's a lot of warning. That's a lot of intent. "Every single time he [Chauvin] was told, 'He's not breathing,' he had a chance to reflect and decide, 'Am I going to continue to have him not breathing ... or am I going to stop?' Four, five times, he made the decision to do that. That's...
    The lawyer representing the family of the unarmed black man who died last Monday while in Minneapolis police custody said he wants the charges against one off the arresting officers upgraded from third to first-degree murder. Speaking during an interview on CBS’ “Face The Nation,” attorney Benjamin Crump said that former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin must have known George Floyd before the incident that resulted in the latter’s death. “[Floyd’s] family has been notified by the owner of a club that Derek Chauvin was an off-duty police officer while George Floyd was a security guard. And so they had to overlap,” Crump said. “And so that is going to be an interesting aspect to this case and hopefully upgrading these charges to...
    Former congressman and Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy spoke with Maria Bartiromo on "Sunday Morning Futures" about the death of George Floyd, saying "it took too long" to charge a Minneapolis police officer with killing Floyd and that the officer should be charged with first-degree murder. "It took too long. You know, murder one in Minnesota is premeditation with an intent to kill murder two is an intent to kill without the premeditation. Murder three is the doing of an inherently dangerous thing that results in someone's death," Gowdy said. "So my question for the prosecutors and cops in Minnesota, Maria, is if you have a man with your knee on his neck and he is telling you, 'you're killing me, I cannot...
    The attorney representing George Floyd's family in their case against the Minneapolis Police Department said heightened criminal charges are warranted for Derek Chauvin, one of four officers whose actions led to Floyd's death on Monday. Addressing the case during CBS News' Face the Nation on Sunday morning, civil rights lawyer Benjamin Crump discussed the possibility that Chauvin and Floyd had interacted prior to last week's fatal arrest. "We believe he knew who George Floyd was," Crump said in reference to Chauvin, adding that the new information could upgrade the charges currently filed against the fired officer to first-degree murder. Four days after video footage of Floyd's death was first released, Hennepin County attorney Mike Freeman announced Chauvin had been taken...
    The family of George Floyd called Friday for ex-cop Derek Chauvin to be charged with first-degree murder instead of third-degree murder in the “brutal killing” of Mr. Floyd in Minneapolis. Ben Crump, attorney for the Floyd family, released a statement calling the arrest of the former Minneapolis police officer “a welcome but overdue step on the road to justice.” “We expected a first-degree murder charge. We want a first-degree murder charge,” said the statement. “And we want to see the other officers arrested. We call on authorities to revise the charges to reflect the true culpability of this officer.” TOP STORIES Coronavirus hype biggest political hoax in history Asphyxiation not the cause of George Floyds death: Autopsy Chicago mayor to...