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3 hrs ago | Victorville Daily Press

Hesperia man gets 50 years to life in fatal shooting Updated at

A 31-year-old Hesperia man was sentenced to 50 years to life plus seven years in prison after he was convicted of the murder of a Mentone man, court records show. Alex Vincent Quezada was found guilty by a jury in July of murder and being a felon or addict in possession of a firearm in connection with the March shooting death of 34-year-old Ronnie Mena.


Related Topix: Hesperia, CA, Mentone, CA, San Bernardino County, CA

7 hrs ago | WAVE-TV Louisville

Man accused of killing KY mother, son facing charges

Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon said around 10 a.m. on Friday friends of Kimberly Thomas Jackson went to check on her at her home in Mayfield after she did not show up to work. Kentucky State Police say Terry Froman is the suspect in Graves County homicide and abduction and is in custody.


Related Topix: Graves County, KY, Mayfield, KY, Paducah, KY

11 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Detroit cop faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old's death

In this May 18, 2010 file photo, Dominika Stanley, left, the mother of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones sits next to Aiyana's father Charles Jones in attorney Geoffrey Fieger's office in Southfield, Mich. A judge won't delay the trial of a Detroit police officer who accidentally killed 7-year-old Aiyana Jones during a raid, despite his attorney's concerns that a "media frenzy" following a police shooting in Missouri could harm his client's right to an impartial jury.


Related Topix: Southfield, MI

14 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

Protesters call for arrest in Michael Brown shooting death

Protesters aren't backing down from calls to arrest the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.


Related Topix: St Louis County, MO

18 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

State police: Trooper shot dead outside barracks

State police say one trooper was fatally shot and another was injured when they were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. A search is underway for the suspect or suspects.


Related Topix: Trooper, PA, Education Etc., US Military, US Navy

Sat Sep 13, 2014


Re: Road Rage Victim: Zimmerman Said He Was Going To Shoot Me Dead! | News One

Matthew Apperson of Winter Springs, Florida called 911 Tuesday morning to report that he had been menaced on the road by Zimmerman, who had approached the side of his vehicle in a pickup truck to ask why he had pointed at him. Apperson, who had recognized Zimmerman, told police it was at that point his harasser asked, "Do you know who I am?" then reportedly threatened to kill him.


Related Topix: Winter Springs, FL

Post and Courier

Kershaw County woman charged with murder in domestic shooting

South Carolina authorities say a woman faces a murder charge in the shooting death of a 33-year-old man. The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office says they're holding 61-year-old Gregg Pickrell of Rembert after she was charged and arrested on a murder warrant late Friday.


Related Topix: Kershaw County, SC, Rembert, SC

CBS Local

3 Judges Recuse in Loudon County Man's Murder Case

Charles Severance was charged last week with the shooting deaths of a sheriff's wife, a transportation planner and a music teacher. The killings began in 2003.


The Gater 98.7 FM

Man Allegedly Cooked Ex's Dog, Served It to Her as Meal

In one of the more demented breakup stories in a while, a man in Redding, Calif., is accused of killing, cooking, and serving his ex-girlfriend's dog to her and then telling her about it after the fact, reports the Sacramento Bee. Ryan Eddy Watenpaugh denies cooking the dog but admits leaving its paws on the woman's porch in a small bag.


Related Topix: Redding, CA, Weird

Navy Times

Suspect in VA hospital shooting pleads guilty

An Ohio man pleaded guilty Friday to assault with a dangerous weapon in a Veterans Affairs hospital shooting that wounded an employee. Former Veterans Affairs employee Neil Moore pleaded guilty as part of a deal in which federal prosecutors agreed to drop a second charge.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Dayton, VA

WKXW-FM Trenton

Pa. State Police: 1 trooper dead in barracks shooting

A late-night shooting at a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania left one trooper dead and another injured, and authorities were searching Saturday for a suspect, state police said. The shooting occurred at about 11 p.m. Friday at the barracks in Blooming Grove, Pike County, a township of about 4,000 people about 35 miles east of Scranton.


Related Topix: Lackawanna County, PA

Monterey County Herald

$2M bail for suspect in gas station killing

A man accused of killing his former boyfriend and business partner at a suburban Minneapolis gas station abandoned a suitcase that contained ammunition consistent with the bullets used in the slaying, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Friday. The complaint was unsealed as Lyle "Ty" Hoffman made his first court appearance since his arrest Thursday, after a month on the run.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Ferguson shooting: New video shows moments after Michael Brown was shot

Protesters raise their hands in front of police atop an armored vehicle in Ferguson, Mo. on Aug. 13. ST.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, St Louis County, MO

Daily Echo

Woman charged over house fire death

A 29-year-old woman has been charged with murder after a man died in a house fire, police said. Patricia Louise Hindle, of Crombey Street, Swindon, will appear before magistrates in the town today accused of killing 62-year-old Michael Redpath.


Related Topix: Fire


Ex-prosecutor accused in wife's death court-bound

A former western Illinois prosecutor and University of Illinois football standout accused of killing his first wife on Valentine's Day eight years ago is scheduled to be arraigned. Curtis Lovelace, 45, was to appear Friday morning in Adams County Circuit Court on a first-degree murder count related to the alleged 2006 suffocation of 38-year-old Cory Lovelace.


KABC-AM Los Angeles

Children of Uzi Shooting Victim Charles Vacca Pen Letter to 9-Year-Old Girl

The children of the Arizona weapons instructor who was killed last month when his 9-year-old student lost control of an Uzi submachine gun and accidentally shot him have penned a letter to the young girl. "You're only 9 years old," wrote the four children of the slain instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca.

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Wiltshire Times

A man has been charged with the murder of a baby

A man has been charged with the murder of a one-month-old baby girl who died almost two years ago. Mark Jones is accused of killing Amelia Jones who died in November 2012 in the Cwmbran area, south east Wales.


Related Topix: Torfaen County, Wales, United Kingdom

Father accused of killing his five children was visited by social workers 'dozens of times'

Timothy Ray Jones was been arrested after confessing to the murder of his five children. Photo: REUTERS/Smith County Sheriff's Department/Handout A man accused of killing his five children was an ex-convict whose homes were visited by social workers a dozen times in the past three years.


Related Topix: Lexington, SC, Lexington County, SC

Thu Sep 11, 2014

WSFA-TV Montgomery

Convicted killer in Ohio school shootings escapes

An intensive manhunt was underway in western Ohio early Friday for the teen convicted of killing three students at a suburban Cleveland high school after his escape from prison. Nineteen-year-old T.J. Lane escaped around 7:40 p.m. with two other inmates from Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution in Lima, about 80 miles south of Toledo.


Related Topix: Chardon, OH, Education Etc.

The Lebanon Daily News

Woman released in 1976 Reno murder case

A 64-year-old woman who spent more than 30 years in prison for a Nevada killing she says she didn't commit was released on Thursday, three days after a judge granted her another trial in light of new DNA evidence. Cathy Woods downed a cheeseburger at Archie's, a 24-hour diner near the University of Nevada, Reno, in her first meal since she was freed.


Related Topix: University of Nevada-Reno, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Washoe County, NV