A collection of public documents in Trayvon Martin shooting

Police and other officials in Sanford, Florida, have released a number of documents relating to the investigation of the February 26 shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. In this post, we’ve collected some of the documents that show what police initially found at the scene and what authorities have told the public about the case. READ MORE : http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/28/a-collection-of-public-documents-in-trayvon-martin-shooting/

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Man Arrested After Baby Suffers Brain Trauma

14-month-old Isaiah Mitchell is now struggling to survive.

Earlier in the week, deputies said they were looking into what caused Mitchell's facial fractures and severe brain trauma while his mother was at work.

Man accused of severely abusing boy, held without bond

Volusia County deputies have found and arrested the suspect in a child abuse case.
Brian Bouchard, 21, is accused of severely abusing a 14-month-old boy.
Bouchard called 911 early Thursday, two hours after he claims the boy fell while in his care.



Sex offenders live near future home of family park

Orange County officials say the location of a future family friendly park will remain unchanged even though WFTV uncovered eight sex offenders live nearby.

The eight sex offenders have all been convicted of crimes involving children, and some live within a one-mile radius of the future location of the 27 Acre Park on Young Pine Drive near Curry Ford Road.



NAACP leaders hold march and rally for Trayvon Martin in Sanford

National NAACP leaders and activists from around the country will hold a march and rally Saturday in Sanford demanding justice for Trayvon Martin.
NAACP officials say the purpose of the march and rally is to 'move the national conversation on race from anger to answers'. The march begins at 11:00 a.m. at Crooms Academy on West 13th Street and ends at the Sanford Police Department.



Man accused of attacking woman with hammer tells WFTV "I didn't wanna stop"

A 17-year-old convicted rapist accused of attacking a woman while out on bond appeared before an Orange County judge on Friday.
The judge revoked Isaiah Cain's bond.
Cain told a judge that he did not need a public defender, but now court records show he has one.



Civil rights leaders condemn Sharpton's call for escalated civil disobedience

The Rev. Al Sharpton said Friday his National Action Network will "move to the next level" if George Zimmerman is not arrested in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

Sharpton called for an escalation in peaceful civil disobedience and economic sanctions, although he did not say what those sanctions might be.



Martin fits networks’ agenda Media, others fail to mention high black homicide rate, countless black-on-black murder

Delric Miller IV died in a hail of bullets a month ago. When someone fired 37 AK-47 rounds into his Detroit home at 4:30 a.m., he was mortally wounded while dozing on the couch. He was 9 months old. No one made the multicolored teething ring he got for Christmas or his toy hammer into national symbols of random violence.
Last year, Charinez Jefferson, 17, was shot and killed on a Chicago street. “She begged the shooter not to shoot her because she was pregnant,” a pastor explained.



Jada Justice’s killer still not sentenced

Nearly three years ago, Timothy Tkachik agreed to testify against his co-defendant in the murder of 2-year-old Jada Justice.
Tkachik testified in the 2010 jury trial of Engelica Castillo, who is serving a life sentence in the 2009 beating death of Jada.



Unsealed documents reveal new information on Susan Powell disappearance

Search warrant reveals new details about Susan Powell’s disappearance

TACOMA — A search warrant released by police in Washington on Friday reveals information about the investigation by the West Valley City Police Dept. shortly after the disappearance of Susan Powell and the investigation of Steven and Josh Powell’s Puyallup home.
[Read the PDF of the Powell search warrant (WARNING: Graphic)]
Susan Powell was last seen in her West Valley City home on the night of Dec. 7, 2009. Her husband Josh was the sole person of interest in the case. Court documents released Friday outline the early stages of the investigation.



Sherry Arnold funeral begins

SIDNEY -- At 1:50 p.m. the Sidney High gymnasium fell silent and 10 minutes later the funeral service for Sherry Arnold began.
The audience stood while the Arnold family walked into the gym. In the gym -- built to hold 2,000 people -- only a handful of seats remained empty.



Adam Longoria murder trial opens: Texts, DNA at issue

GREAT BEND Prosecutor Andrew Bauch wants jurors to believe that the man who killed Alicia DeBolt and burned her body is none other than Adam Longoria. That he was the person who tried to lure the 14-year-old through a long series of text messages that began “Good morning, beautiful” and “Wake up, sleeping beauty.”
Besides the text messages, jurors will hear evidence that Longoria, 36, drove a black SUV similar to the one witnesses saw Alicia get into the night she disappeared, that Longoria later bought $1.32 worth of gas, that his shoes showed traces of gasoline, that a mixture of his DNA and her DNA was found in a semen stain on the floorboard of his girlfriend’s black SUV.



Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2012/03/30/2275590/jury-in-longoria-trial-expected.html#storylink=cpy

Shaquan Duley Gets 35 Years for Murdering Sons

Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) - Shaquan Duley, the Orangeburg mother who killed her two young sons in 2010, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.
A judge handed down his decision at the Orangeburg County Courthouse just before 11:30 a.m. Friday.



No initial evidence of juror misconduct in Young trial

Young, 37, was convicted and sent to prison for life in the 2006 beating death of his wife Michelle earlier this month.
Judge Stephens asked the State Bureau of Investigation to look into the behavior of a juror after he received information that a woman posted on Facebook that her hairdresser had inside information from a juror about how deliberations were going before the verdict was reached.



Judge opens search warrants of Steven Powell's home

Search warrants in Susan Powell case (graphic content)

Teen rapist accused of attacking woman with hammer to face judge

A convicted rapist will appear before a judge on Friday after investigators said he was arrested for assaulting another girl.
Investigators said 17-year-old Isaiah Cain cut off his GPS bracelet, attacked a woman with a hammer and then ran away on Wednesday. Officials said they caught Cain Thursday morning.



New Trayvon Martin Witness Speaks To Anderson Cooper About Night Of Shooting

On his show Thursday night, Anderson Cooper spoke to a new witness in the Trayvon Martin case. The witness, whose identity remains anonymous, described seeing “scuffling” and heard a “painful” scream. As many have been saying, the witness also said George Zimmerman seemed unharmed following the shooting.



New Video of George Zimmerman Arrest Casts Doubt on ABC Report

ABC News has proclaimed that video of George Zimmerman at the Sanford, FL police station on the night of Trayvon Martin's shooting showed no signs of blood or bruises from a fight with Martin before Zimmerman shot and killed him. We called the video reckless and irresponsible and inconclusive at best. READ MORE : http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/03/30/New-Video-of-George-Zimmerman-Casts-Doubt-on-ABC-Report?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BigGovernment+%28Big+Government%29

Trayvon Martin: City of Sanford says reporters won't be arrested for asking about Trayvon Martin case

The city of Sanford tonight decided that reporters won't be arrested for pursuing the Trayvon Martin story after normal business hours.
A news release sent Wednesday warned that police would arrest reporters on stalking charges if they contacted city employees when they were off the job. The threat barred reporters from sending emails, calling or approaching workers.



George Zimmerman's brother talks about shooting

George Zimmerman's brother insists the neighborhood watch captain did not follow Trayvon Martin before shooting and killing the unarmed teen.
In an interview with CNN, Robert Zimmerman Jr. said his brother showed considerable restraint and simply fired that shot while trying to prevent Martin from taking his gun.



$10,000 reward offered in murder of Jessica Funk-Haslam

Trayvon Martin shooting prompts Houston legislator to recommend changes to Texas law

Police: Woman Coming Down From Meth High Slaps Child Child Had Broken Femur, Fractured Skull, Moore Police Say

A Moore woman was in jail on Thursday after she abused her 8-month-old son, according to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.

Trayvon Martin shooting transforms part-time mayor

Now, he is confronted by any mayor's nightmare: the shooting death of a black teenager under vague circumstances, accusations that someone who volunteered to protect lives unjustifiably took one and questions about the police investigation.
The white mayor, who is a senior vice president at United Legacy Bank, is governing a town of about 54,000, 30 percent of whom are black and have long complained bitterly about police mistreatment.



Was George Zimmerman's life really in danger?

Body of Female Found in Pool Believed to Be Larie Butler

Police made the discovery Thursday in the town of Irondequoit. A female body was found at the bottom of a inground pool in the backyard of a home on Dorington Rd, and investigators believe it is that of Larie Butler, missing since Saturday.



1-year-old badly beaten, mom's boyfriend arrested

Deputies have caught a man they say beat a 1-year-old boy so badly that the child is now in the hospital on life support.
Officials said Brian Bouchard, 21, was caring for the Isaiah Mitchell at the time of his injury last Saturday. Bouchard was living with the child's mother. Deputies were told he had fallen, but the boy had severe head trauma, and his face was swollen and bruised.



Sanford retracts threat to arrest reporters for contacting workers

The city of Sanford retracted its threat to arrest reporters who ask city employees questions about the Trayvon Martin case after hours.
The threat came in a press release a public relations firm hired by the city sent Wednesday, stating workers had been followed and approached at their homes by reporters working on the Martin story.
The press release said police won't hesitate to arrest members of the news media. The threat drew national attention Thursday, and by the end of the day the city retracted it.



Jose Baez predicts no conviction in Trayvon Martin case

Jose Baez, who successfully defended Casey Anthony, has turned prognosticator on the Trayvon Martin case.
In an interview Wednesday with CNN'sAnderson Cooper, Baez said: "I just don't see a conviction down the line here. I really don't."



Texas boy missing 8 years to remain in foster care

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston boy who disappeared as an infant eight years ago and who was recently found will remain in foster care while therapists determine when he can be reunited with his parents, a judge ruled on Wednesday.
State District Judge Mike Schneider agreed with a Child Protective Services recommendation that 8-year-old Miguel Morin should remain in the state's care at least until a May 16 hearing. The judge also signed off on a child services recommendation that Miguel and his parents, Auboni Champion-Morin and Fernando Morin, undergo therapy separately to see when the boy might be ready for a reunion.


Spike Lee Tweet Claim Resolved

On March 23, noted film director and activist Spike Lee sent retweeted an address that he thought was George Zimmerman’s – the man who has found himself embroiled in controversy surrounding the death of Sanford, Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. The address he actually retweeted was that of David and Elaine McClain, a couple in their seventies with no connection whatsoever to the man who shot Martin.



Caught on camera: Teen girl attacked during soccer game

Federal officials detail Trayvon Martin investigation

Trayvon Martin protest
Protesters gather this week outside a federal courthouse in Texarkana, Ark., to decry the fatal shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/The Texarkana Gazette, Evan Lewis / March 29, 2012)                                         

The death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has prompted closely watched investigations by local, state and federal officials.
On Thursday, The Times spoke with two federal officials – FBI Special Agent Dave Couvertier in the Tampa field office and Department of Justice spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa in Washington — about the federal investigation, possible findings and charges.



Couple charged in Vt. teacher's death

Couple charged in Vt. teacher's death: MyFoxBOSTON.com

Gun enthusiasts start defense fund for George Zimmerman

A firearms website created by some Tampa gun enthusiasts announced today it is collecting money to help pay for George Zimmerman's legal defense.
Christopher Kossmann, 23, and three friends founded Legal Boom: Gun law for the Gunshine State last year to explain Florida's self-defense laws, he said.



Jury Deciding Bleach Injection Deaths Case

LUFKIN, Texas - Five kidney dialysis patients who authorities allege were killed when a former Texas nurse injected them with bleach had trusted the woman with their care but instead had their lives abruptly cut short by her, a prosecutor told jurors during closing arguments Thursday.

Jerry Sandusky trial rescheduled for early June

Scheduling issues have pushed the child-sex-abuse trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky from mid-May until early June, the Harrisburg Patriot-News is reporting.
The trial had been set to begin May 14, but Judge John Cleland today ordered the trial postponed until June 5 "to accommodate various logistical contingencies that have arisen."



Grandmother Held Without Bond In Son-In-Law Shooting

The Tamarac grandmother charged with shooting her estranged son-in-law will remain in jail until her trial, a Broward County judge ruled late Thursday afternoon.
Cheryl Hepner, 66, told police that her son-in-law, Salvatore Miglino, who is divorcing her daughter, tried to shoot her, authorities said.


UPDATE: Police arrest caregiver of Plymouth woman left on floor 30 days

Imagine being on the floor of your home for a month, and your husband or wife not getting you the help you needed.  That’s what investigators say happened to a Plymouth woman.
Now her husband, 61-year-old Darrel Scheuer, is facing felony neglect charges. 



Glendale police say landfill search for missing girl is nearing the halfway point

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Police say the landfill search south of Phoenix for a missing Glendale child is nearing the halfway point. Glendale police spokesman Sgt. Brent Coombs says that so far, searchers have combed through over 2,500 tons of trash searching for the body of 5-year-old Jhessye Shockley. Searchers plan to scour through 6,000 tons of trash looking for Jhessye.



Man Found Hiding In Child’s Bedroom Closet

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Metro Police have arrested a man who they say was found hiding inside a child's bedroom closet.
Police said that a mother called them after she found 30-year-old James Towry inside the closet in her child's bedroom at their Bradford Hills home in the middle of the night. 


FBI Holds Press Conference in Regards to Aliayah Lunsford

Trayvon Martin Family Attorney Reacts to Video Release

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Woman Sentenced To Six Years In Jail For Son's Death

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A woman accused of criminally negligent homicide and child neglect has been sentenced to six years in prison.
Arnes'a Hart, 24, pleaded guilty earlier this year.
She was working as a desk clerk at the Comfort Inn on Music Valley Drive in Donelson in February 2011 when she allegedly left her three-year-old and four-month-old sons in a vacant room, without any supervision.



Raw Video: George Zimmerman At Sanford Police Dept.

SANFORD, Fla. --The Sanford Police Department released surveillance video that shows George Zimmerman, the volunteer neighborhood watchman who shot a Florida teen, walked in and out of the station.

Autistic boy's drowning another tragedy for family

The Quincy Herald-Whig (http://bit.ly/Hl3dCz ) reports that Christian Riley Baucom of Colony was reported missing Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday, Missouri State Highway Patrol divers found his body after a small pond was drained.Christian’s brother drowned in a different pond in August. The two boys were living with a Mennonite family because their mother is in prison. Christian did not live in the home by the pond where his body was found, but was cared for by several different sisters of a Mennonite family.


Who Could the Remains in Big Spring Belong To? CBS7 Investigating the Possibilities 3/28/12

Big Spring - As more information is revealed about the remains found in Big Spring, questions are still left unanswered, the biggest one being who have authorities found.

CBS7 is continuing to look into the matter and according to DPS, there are five people missing from the Big Spring area.

Back on October 10, 1979, 19-year-old Lisa Jane Borden is said to have gone missing in Big Spring.



Man slams car door into woman’s face in Arlington road rage

A woman who tapped a car at a stop light was injured in a case of road rage that left her battered and bruised.

The victim, Tiffany Shadbolt, said she was taking her 8-year-old daughter home Sunday after a cheerleading competition in Tacoma.



Dad fatally punched baby daughter to silence her cries, police say

A Polk County man is behind bars today after authorities say he fatally punched his 3-month-old daughter when she wouldn't stop crying.
Christopher Scott Ryon, 27, is charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child, Winter Haven police said.



Severed leg that washed up on Florida beach belongs to missing woman, police say

A severed leg that washed ashore three months ago has been identified as that belonging to a missing 38-year-old woman, whose girlfriend also disappeared.
Police announced Tuesday that the body part that washed ashore in St. Petersburg belongs to Kelly Moriarty of Bradenton, Fla. 

Watch Live: Adam Longoria trial begins today

After days of jury selection, opening statements are expected in the murder trial of Adam Longoria today.
You can watch live streaming video from the trial and Eyewitness News Reporter Brian Heap will provide updates through our live interactive blog below:

EXCLUSIVE: Robert Zimmerman interview / Fox35

EXCLUSIVE: Robert Zimmerman interview: MyFoxORLANDO.com

Trayvon Martin: Jeff Ashton weighs in on high-profile cases

Former prosecutor Jeff Ashton, who was part of the team working to convict Casey Anthony, says its difficult to block out cries of justice from the public.

Discussing the Trayvon Martin case Wednesday, Ashton didn't offer opinions about the case but he did offer insight as to how high profile cases are handled in a State Attorney's office.



Nearly 600 fan out for Sierra Lamar search in Morgan Hill

On the eleventh day since Sierra Lamar disappeared, nearly 600 volunteers fanned out across Morgan Hill in hopes of finding the 15-year-old cheerleader.

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Belgrade children reunited with mother after 7 months

New information has been released about three missing Belgrade children who were found safe in Florida.
The kids were reunited with their mother on Wednesday evening in an undisclosed location in Florida; it is not yet known when they will return to Montana.
Belgrade police tell us they were able to track computer IP addresses to determine that the father, James Ray Bryant, was residing in the Bahamas for seven months with his current wife Angela and the three children - the children he failed to return to their mother in August.



Mother speaking out about son's murder

Mother speaking out about son's murder: fox10tv.com

DNA confirms remains are that of missing Colo. mom

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) - DNA test results have confirmed that skeletal remains found in western Colorado are that of Grand Junction resident Paige Birgfeld, who disappeared in 2007.
Hikers found the remains earlier this month in Delta County. Dental records had allowed investigators to tentatively identify the remains as those of Birgfeld.



Police video of Trayvon Martin's killer the 'smoking gun,' lawyer says

A lawyer for Trayvon Martin's parents said Wednesday new video showing the teen's killer George Zimmerman after their deadly clash, but without the head injuries he claims were inflicted upon him in the scuffle, was "the smoking gun" for those seeking to have him arrested.
The CCTV footage, released Wednesday, shows Zimmerman climbing handcuffed out of a police car and engaging with officers after he killed Martin, 17, on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla.

Tracy Martin recounts police version of son Trayvon’s death

A police detective told the father of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin that his son initiated two confrontations with the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot him.
Tracy Martin, describing the police version of events in a meeting Wednesday with Washington Post reporters and editors, said he did not believe the official account, which was conveyed to him two days after his 17-year-old son was killed Feb. 26. The detective’s explanation, as relayed by Martin, largely coincides with recent news reports that George Zimmerman told investigators that he shot Trayvon Martin in self-defense.



Retracing Trayvon Martin’s final steps

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Trayvon Martin threatened to kill George Zimmerman, Zimmerman's father says

Trayvon Martin threatened to kill George Zimmerman, Zimmerman's father says: MyFoxDETROIT.com

Police surveillance video of Zimmerman may show head injury


Surveillance video of George Zimmerman arriving at a Sanford, Fla. police station indicates what may be an injury to the back of his head, a Daily Caller analysis shows.
ABC News published the video Wednesday evening. Zimmerman is the man who shot and killed 17-year-old black teen Trayvon Martin a month ago. (RELATED: Full coverage of the Martin shooting)
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