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Recent Crime News
Monday Oct 5 | via The San Diego Union-Tribune
Julie Harper, 42, admits she shot husband Jason Harper at their home on Aug. 7, 2012, but said she fired the gun by accident, and in fear for her life, as he came toward her during an argument. On Monday, individual jurors were brought in to the courtroom of Superior Court Judge Blaine Bowman, and were handed an unloaded double-barrel derringer - the same type of weapon Harper said she used. Comment?
Monday Oct 5 | via MTV
Though his identity has yet to be officially confirmed, it has been widely reported that the Umpqua Community College shooter has a profile that seems familiar: that of a 26-year-old man. This profile is familiar because we've seen it before. Comment?
Saturday Oct 3 | via KFMB-TV San Diego
Officials believe an elderly man was struck and killed by two consecutive hit-and-run drivers in Vista, the California Highway Patrol said. The 65-year-old victim was crossing the street at South Santa Fe Drive near the intersection of Palmyra Drive at about 10:15 p.m. on Friday when he was hit by a red Chevrolet Prism headed east, CHP officer Jim Bettencourt said. Comment?
Friday Oct 2 | via Evening Sun
We are engaged in a war in this country. It is a war between rational, responsible people and self-interested zealots; a war between good and evil. Comment?
Friday Oct 2 | via Scotsman.com
Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. A SICK online hoaxer threatened a copycat shooting at Edinburgh University just hours after a gunman opened fire at an Oregon college, killing nine and injuring at least seven others. Comment?
Thursday Oct 1 | via USA Today
Andy Parker: Oregon shooting shows we are at war We have to find the answer to gun violence and act, no matter what the NRA says. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1RjfFns Friends and family are reunited with students after a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College, in Roseburg, Ore., on Oct. 1, 2015. Comment?
Thursday Oct 1 | via The San Diego Union-Tribune
Julie Harper looks toward the jury during the opening statements of her retrial on Sept. 14. She is charged with second-degree murder in the death of her husband. Comment?
Wednesday Sep 30 | via 10News
VISTA, Calif. - Julie Harper, the Carlsbad woman who fatally shot her school-teacher husband in the couple's home in 2012, testified Wednesday about the moments that led her to pulling the trigger. Comment?
Wednesday Sep 30 | via The San Diego Union-Tribune
Julie Harper answers questions posed by her attorney Tuesday during her retrial at the Vista Courthouse. At right is Judge Blaine K. Bowman. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 29 | via The San Diego Union-Tribune
Julie Harper, 42, faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of Jason Harper, 39, in their master bedroom during a morning argument on Aug. 7, 2012. Testimony in her retrial for the second-degree murder charge started Sept. Comment?
Monday Sep 28 | via People
A 22-year-old man was arrested on early Sunday morning after he allegedly tried to break a police dog's neck while being pursued by sheriff's deputies. Felipe Cortez was taken into custody after he allegedly fled the scene of a fight, according to Lt. Comment?
Sunday Sep 27 | via The San Diego Union-Tribune
That man is Fermin Olano, 46, who was arrested last year and charged with murder in connection with the shooting of Fernando Olano at the family's home on Granite Avenue. The defendant is serving as his own lawyer. Comment?
Thursday Sep 24 | via The San Diego Union-Tribune
An outside storage area of the Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen - which Vista resident Roddy Downing opened with his wife, Aaron, in mid-August - was ransacked during the crime. Video cameras recorded the two men tossing the place and removing items over a nearly two-hour period. Comment?
Wednesday Sep 23 | via The San Diego Union-Tribune
Defendant Julie Harper listens to opening statements in her murder retrial at the Vista Courthouse on Sept. 14. - Bill Wechter - After more than a week of testimony, the prosecution rested its case Wednesday in the retrial of a Carlsbad woman accused of second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of her husband, a Carlsbad High School math teacher. Comment?
Friday Sep 18 | via WPBF
The teen accused of sparking a gun scare at a Lake Worth school faced a judge Friday morning. Maxson Forest, 19, was taken into custody at Park Vista High School on Thursday. Comment?
Friday Sep 18 | via The Newtown Bee
Tom Sullivan displays the four bracelets on his left wrist when he was in Newtown September 11-12. From the top, the green and black bracelet honors his late son Alex's Irish heritage, said Mr Sullivan; the blue one, which also has black on it , were done by a friend of Alex's, with his nickname and in the colors of Alex's favorite superhero, Nightwing; the green and white one was a gift of Erica Lafferty, a daughter of slain SHES Principal Dawn Hochsprung; and the leather band, with the phrase Not One More, was given to him by Richard Martinez, whose son Christopher was one of three people fatally shot in Isla Vista, Calif., on May 23, 2014 . Comment?
Wednesday Sep 16 | via The San Diego Union-Tribune
A man accused of driving under the influence of a drug, then hitting and killing a Caltrans contractor, apologized in court to the deceased man's relatives before he'd even had a chance to enter a plea. "I want to say I'm sorry to the family," said a voice coming from inside a holding cell in a Vista courtroom on Wednesday. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 15 | via KFMB-TV San Diego
VISTA Prosecutors are presenting their case in the re-trial of a Carlsbad woman who is accused of shooting and killing her husband three years ago. Julie Harper, 42, is charged with 2nd degree murder for the 2012 death of her husband, Jason, a teacher at Carlsbad High School. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 15 | via KFMB-am
A motorist who was allegedly under the influence of some type of drug when his SUV struck and killed a 21-year-old Caltrans subcontractor as he worked alongside a freeway on-ramp in Escondido was behind bars Tuesday. Oceanside resident Reginald Grigsby, 31, apparently lost control of his Mitsubishi Montero as we was attempting to transition from southbound South Centre City Parkway onto southbound Interstate 15 shortly after 2 p.m. Monday, California Highway Patrol Officer Jim Bettencourt said. Comment?
Monday Sep 14 | via KFMB-TV San Diego
A motorist who was allegedly under the influence of some type of drug when his SUV struck and killed a 21-year-old Caltrans subcontractor as he worked alongside a freeway onramp in Escondido was behind bars Tuesday. Oceanside resident Reginald Grigsby, 31, apparently lost control of his Mitsubishi Montero as we was attempting to transition from southbound South Centre City Parkway onto southbound Interstate 15 shortly after 2 p.m. Monday, California Highway Patrol Officer Jim Bettencourt said. Comment?
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