Murder

DENVER | Colorado man charged with murder in missing fiancee’s death

DENVER — A Colorado man was charged Monday with murder and solicitation to commit murder in the death of his missing fiancee as police try to find out what happened to the mother of his child. Patrick Frazee is accused of trying to find someone to kill Kelsey Berreth three times between September and November … Continue reading DENVER | Colorado man charged with murder in missing fiancee’s death

MANILA, Philippines | 3 Filipino police guilty of teen’s murder in brutal drug war

MANILA, Philippines  — A Philippine court found three police officers guilty on Thursday of killing a student they alleged was a drug dealer, in the first known such conviction under the president’s deadly crackdown on drugs. Regional Trial Court Presiding Judge Rodolfo Azucena Jr. ruled the officers murdered Kian Loyd delos Santos during a raid … Continue reading MANILA, Philippines | 3 Filipino police guilty of teen’s murder in brutal drug war

MANILA, Philippines | 3 Filipino policemen convicted of murder in brutal drug war

MANILA, Philippines — A Philippine court has found three police officers guilty of killing a student they alleged was a drug dealer, in the first known such conviction under the president’s crackdown on drugs. Regional Trial Court Presiding Judge Rodolfo Azucena Jr. ruled the officers murdered Kian Loyd delos Santos during raid in a slum … Continue reading MANILA, Philippines | 3 Filipino policemen convicted of murder in brutal drug war

JUBA, South Sudan | Verdict due for South Sudan soldiers accused of murder, rape

JUBA, South Sudan  — The verdict and sentencing for 11 South Sudan soldiers accused of gang raping foreign aid workers and murdering a local journalist during the country’s five-year civil war will be announced Thursday and could include the death penalty. An investigation by the Associated Press in 2016 revealed that dozens of soldiers broke … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | Verdict due for South Sudan soldiers accused of murder, rape

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Convicted killer of Kim Wall: Appeal case starts

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen, who was found guilty of the torture, sexual assault, murder and dismemberment of a Swedish reporter, appeared before an appeals court Wednesday to challenge his life sentence. The three-day session at the Eastern High Court in Copenhagen will not deal with the Apr. 25 guilty ruling. In … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Convicted killer of Kim Wall: Appeal case starts

Florida News: Tampa Police Identify Victim of Homicide, Tesean D. Blue, 18 years old

TAMPA, FL – Yesterday, Tampa Police released the following information: DATE/TIME: Monday, September 3, at 8:35 PM LOCATION: N. Brooks Street and E. Annie Street VICTIM: Tesean D. Blue 18 yoa (DOB 3/25/00) DETAILS: At 8:35 PM on Monday, Tampa Police officers were dispatched to the report of “shots heard” in the area of N. … Continue reading Florida News: Tampa Police Identify Victim of Homicide, Tesean D. Blue, 18 years old

US Marshals Service News: Texas Fugitive, Silvano Echavarria, Accused of Stomping 83-year-old Man to Death Arrested

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Accused murder suspect Silvano Echavarria, 23, was arrested for allegedly stomping an 83-year-old grandfather’s head 74 times and punching him an additional 25 times leaving his lifeless body in the parking lot of a Pasadena, Texas apartment complex parking lot. The U.S. Marshals Service New Orleans Office along with the St. … Continue reading US Marshals Service News: Texas Fugitive, Silvano Echavarria, Accused of Stomping 83-year-old Man to Death Arrested

PUNTA GORDA, Belize | 3 charged with murder of Missouri woman in Belize

PUNTA GORDA, Belize  — Authorities in Belize say three people have been arrested and charged with murder for the death of a retired Missouri woman. Police spokeswoman Hortence Hernandez says in a statement Monday that 68-year-old Sherris Stringham’s body was found near a river in Pomona, about 50 miles away from her residence in the … Continue reading PUNTA GORDA, Belize | 3 charged with murder of Missouri woman in Belize

Missouri News: Columbia Police still seeking one in homicide investigation in 1500 block of Sylvan Lane on Aug. 27

COLUMBIA, MO – Columbia Police continue their investigation into the homicide on Monday, August 27th in the 1500 block of Sylvan Lane and have arrested a fourth suspect. Hollie A. Johnson, 35, of Columbia was arrested on charges of Murder 2nd Degree – Felony.  Bond has not been set and Johnson has been remanded to … Continue reading Missouri News: Columbia Police still seeking one in homicide investigation in 1500 block of Sylvan Lane on Aug. 27

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Trial starts of Puerto Rico woman accused of murder for hire

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico  — The long-awaited federal trial of a Puerto Rico woman accused of hiring a hit man to kill her rich Canadian husband began on Thursday, and the judge warned the jury “it would get hot.” A decade has gone by since Aurea Vazquez Rijos was charged with offering a man $3 … Continue reading SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Trial starts of Puerto Rico woman accused of murder for hire

HONG KONG | Prof. charged with murder after wife’s body found in office

HONG KONG  — A Hong Kong university professor was charged with his wife’s murder on Wednesday, a day after her decomposing body was found inside a suitcase in his campus office, reports said. Hong Kong University mechanical engineering associate professor Cheung Kie-chung was taken away by police on Tuesday, according to the South China Morning … Continue reading HONG KONG | Prof. charged with murder after wife’s body found in office

DALLAS | The Latest: Ex-Texas cop sentenced to 15 years for murder

DALLAS — The Latest on a white former police officer in Texas convicted of murder for the on-duty death of an unarmed black teenager (all times local): 9:40 p.m. A Dallas jury has issued a 15-year prison sentence for a white former police officer convicted of murder for fatally shooting an unarmed, black teenager as … Continue reading DALLAS | The Latest: Ex-Texas cop sentenced to 15 years for murder

DALLAS | Sentencing resumes for ex-Texas officer convicted of murder

DALLAS — More testimony is expected Wednesday during the sentencing of a former police officer who was convicted of murder for shooting into a car filled with black teenagers in suburban Dallas, killing one of them. In a rare guilty verdict in a police shooting case, the Dallas County jurors were not swayed by former … Continue reading DALLAS | Sentencing resumes for ex-Texas officer convicted of murder

DALLAS | Ex-Texas cop guilty of murder for killing unarmed black teen

DALLAS— A white ex-police officer was convicted of murder Tuesday for fatally shooting a black, unarmed 15-year-old boy while firing into a car packed with teenagers in suburban Dallas, marking a rare guilty verdict in a police shooting case. Dallas County jurors were not swayed by Roy Oliver’s claim that he feared for his partner’s … Continue reading DALLAS | Ex-Texas cop guilty of murder for killing unarmed black teen

Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Announces Dunklin County Double Murder Conviction

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that William “Josh” Carter was convicted of two counts of murder in the first degree following a jury trial in New Madrid County.  The jury returned the guilty verdicts after 36 minutes of deliberation. In June 2016, Carter intentionally struck his estranged wife, Heather Carter, … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Announces Dunklin County Double Murder Conviction

DALLAS | The Latest: Relatives exchange hugs upon guilty verdict

DALLAS — The Latest on a white former police officer charged in the shooting death of a black teenager in Texas (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Gasps echoed across the courtroom as a Texas jury found a white former police officer guilty of murder for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager. Roy Oliver was convicted … Continue reading DALLAS | The Latest: Relatives exchange hugs upon guilty verdict

Mississippi News: Columbus Man, Derrick Bankhead, gets life in prison for role in 2011 murder

JACKSON, MS – Derrick Bankhead, 41, will spend the rest of his life behind bars for masterminding the 2011 murder of his disabled cousin in Columbus, announced Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. Bankhead, who was convicted of capital murder, was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole by Lowndes County Circuit Court Judge Lee … Continue reading Mississippi News: Columbus Man, Derrick Bankhead, gets life in prison for role in 2011 murder

BILLINGS, Mont. | Montana murderer freed because it wasn’t ‘crime of violence’

BILLINGS, Mont.— A U.S. judge ordered a convicted killer from Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation released from prison on Thursday after part of his conviction was overturned for not meeting the definition of a violent crime. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lori Harper Suek wept as she told the court, including the victim’s three daughters, that she had … Continue reading BILLINGS, Mont. | Montana murderer freed because it wasn’t ‘crime of violence’

MONTEZUMA, Iowa | The Latest: Experts say legal status system easily exploited

MONTEZUMA, Iowa — The Latest on a man who is accused in the kidnapping and killing of an Iowa college student (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Experts say the systems offered by the U.S. government to check the legal status of workers like the Mexican man now accused of killing an Iowa college student can … Continue reading MONTEZUMA, Iowa | The Latest: Experts say legal status system easily exploited

Delaware News: Conviction, Sentence In Two Separate Kent County Murders

DELAWARE – A Kent County Superior Court judge found Daiquan T. Bordley guilty of Murder First Degree, Robbery First Degree, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Conspiracy Second Degree following a week-long bench trial.  Deputy Attorneys General Lindsay Taylor and Alicia Porter prosecuted the case with help of Detective Dan … Continue reading Delaware News: Conviction, Sentence In Two Separate Kent County Murders

Kansas News: Wilson County man, DeJay Lynn Schlegel, sentenced to more than 19 years for murder

FREDONIA, KS – A Wilson County man was sentenced Wednesday to more than 19 years in prison for murder, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. DeJay Lynn Schlegel, 37, of Neodesha, pleaded no contest in May to one count of reckless murder in the second degree, one count of arson, one count of interference with … Continue reading Kansas News: Wilson County man, DeJay Lynn Schlegel, sentenced to more than 19 years for murder

Alabama News: AG Steve Marshall Announces Court of Criminal Appeals Upholds Mobile County Capital Murder Conviction

MONTGOMERY, AL – Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday upheld the capital murder conviction of Saraya Shakai Atkins.  Atkins, 24, of Mobile, was convicted in Mobile County Circuit Court in September 2016 for the murder of Robert Perry.  Atkins also was convicted of first-degree robbery and third-degree theft. Evidence at … Continue reading Alabama News: AG Steve Marshall Announces Court of Criminal Appeals Upholds Mobile County Capital Murder Conviction

St Louis News: St Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charges Antonio Gray in Pagedale Homicide

ST LOUIS, MO – Yesterday, August 7, 2018, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued charges on suspect Antonio Gray, 42 years of age, of the 1400 block of Leroy Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri 63133, for one count of Murder in the 1st Degree and one count of Armed Criminal Action.  Gray is … Continue reading St Louis News: St Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charges Antonio Gray in Pagedale Homicide

Virginia News: California Man, Zia Zafar Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder of U.S. Consulate Official

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A California man pleaded guilty today to shooting a U.S. diplomat stationed at the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico. “The Vice Consul was targeted and shot because he represented the United States,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “No one should doubt the resolve of law … Continue reading Virginia News: California Man, Zia Zafar Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder of U.S. Consulate Official

Texas News: EIGHT MS-13 MEMBERS INDICTED IN DALLAS ON CHARGES INCLUDING RACKETEERING, CONSPIRACY, ATTEMPTED MURDER AND ASSAULT WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON

Violent Gang Charged with Using Machetes, a Shotgun, and Other Weapons to Attack 10 Victims DALLAS ,Texas– A federal grand jury has indicted eight MS-13 members, on charges in connection with their MS-13 gang activities, including racketeering conspiracy; attempted murder in aid of racketeering; assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering; conspiracy to … Continue reading Texas News: EIGHT MS-13 MEMBERS INDICTED IN DALLAS ON CHARGES INCLUDING RACKETEERING, CONSPIRACY, ATTEMPTED MURDER AND ASSAULT WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON

Tennessee News: Nashville, Two Additional Members And Associates of Clarksville Tennessee Mongols Motorcycle Gang Charged with Crimes Related to Racketeering Conspiracy, Murder, Kidnapping and Drug Trafficking

Twenty-one Now Charged in Mongols Investigation Nashville, Tennessee – A 75-count, third-superseding indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in Nashville, Tennessee on June 29 and unsealed Friday, charging 21 members and associates of the Clarksville, Tennessee chapter of the Mongols Motorcycle Gang with various federal crimes, including racketeering conspiracy, murder in aid of … Continue reading Tennessee News: Nashville, Two Additional Members And Associates of Clarksville Tennessee Mongols Motorcycle Gang Charged with Crimes Related to Racketeering Conspiracy, Murder, Kidnapping and Drug Trafficking