Board Denies Commutation for Child Molester Implicated in Sisters' Disappearance

Delaware's Board of Pardons has a denied a commutation request from a child molester who also has been named a person of interest in the 1975 disappearance of two sisters in Maryland.

Fifty-seven-year-old Lloyd Lee Welch was sentenced in 1998 to life in prison, suspended after 33 years behind bars, for unlawful intercourse, unlawful sexual penetration and unlawful sexual contact. Board members agreed to reject his commutation application without a hearing in advance of Thursday's monthly meeting.

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Police give homicide investigation details in press conference ( Selena Thomas )

NAMPA, Idaho (KBOI) - Local law enforcement agencies held a 10:00 am press conference at the Nampa Police station regarding the investigation into Selena Dawn Thomas's homicide.

At the conference, leaders from Nampa Polce Department, Caldwell Police Department and the Canyon County Sheriff's Department, along with Canyon County Prosecutor Bryan Taylor gave details about her disappearance.


Death of Connecticut child left in hot car ruled a homicide ( Benjamin Seitz )

(CNN) — The Connecticut medical examiner has ruled the death of a 15-month-old boy who was left in his father’s car in July a homicide.

 The cause of Benjamin Seitz’s death was hyperthermia because of environmental exposure, the state medical examiner said on Wednesday.


Mother of toddler killed in hit-and-run wants sister out of jail

Overcome with grief, Shonece Rodgers sat on the couch in her San Francisco apartment Wednesday, surrounded by family members and friends, and struggled to make sense of losing her 2-year-old daughter in a hit-and-run crash downtown.

 Rodgers doesn't blame her sister - who was arrested in the little girl's death by police, who said she had left the toddler alone in the middle of a busy street - and said she wants her out of jail immediately. She said the investigation should focus solely on the driver, who remains at large.


Family offers reward for info in teen's death ( Marcus Jones )

DAVENPORT (AP) — The family of a Davenport teenager found dead after an apparent shooting is offering a $5,000 reward for information resulting in the arrest and conviction of his killer.

 The family of 17-year-old Marcus Jones posted the reward on Facebook this week.

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