Judge orders lawyers in Schenecker case to focus on computer files

By John Barry, Times Staff
Posted: May 31, 2012 11:47 AM
TAMPA — Before the two children were shot to death, the Scheneckers were a busy Internet family — shopping, studying and communicating with each other and everyone else on their computers.

On Thursday, an assistant public defender described a bottomless pit of emails, Internet searches, Facebook exchanges and hundreds of thousands of other items retrieved from computers in the Schenecker home. Somewhere in there could be evidence in the death-penalty case against Julie Schenecker, 51, accused of murdering her two teenagers, Calyx and Beau, early last year.

Read more: http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/criminal/judge-orders-lawyers-in-schenecker-case-to-focus-on-computer-files/1232927

4-year-old critical after alleged abuse; mother, boyfriend arrested

PHOENIX -- Police have arrested a Phoenix mother and her live-in boyfriend in connection with a child-abuse case investigators say is one of the worst they have ever seen.
Details were not immediately available. At this point, police have only said that a 4-year-old is in extremely critical condition at a Valley hospital.



Prosecutor urges jury to value infant

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In closing statements on Wednesday, prosecutor Bob Lane urged jurors in Angelica Swartout’s second aggravated murder trial to listen closely to her own, videotaped words when she told a detective that she bore and smothered a baby boy in October 2010.

“She repeatedly refers to the baby as ‘him’ or ‘he,’ not ‘it,’ ” the Lane County deputy district attorney said.

He emphasized that when he played the Springfield hotel clerk’s confession in court on May 15, jurors “heard her say that this was a real baby and that, for whatever reason, she ended its life.”

Read more: http://www.registerguard.com/web/newslocalnews/28152619-55/swartout-baby-trial-jury-lane.html.csp

Parents of missing Utah mom take control of her former home

By Brooke Adams | The Salt Lake Tribune

Susan Powell’s parents now have control of the home where the missing Utah mother was last seen more than two years ago.

Property records list Chuck and Judy Cox as "owners" of the 2,238-square-foot home on Sarah Circle in West Valley City after a Washington probate judge named them special administrators for their daughter’s estate under a provision for missing persons cases.

Read more: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/54211242-78/powell-coxes-josh-susan.html.csp

State Police will hold news conference on missing toddler (Ayla Reynolds)

Updated: 7:01 AM
From staff and news service reports

State Police will hold news conference on missing toddler

The Maine State Police have called a news conference to provide an update on the five-month investigation into the disappearance of toddler Ayla Reynolds from her father's home in Waterville.

Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, announced that the briefing will be held today in Waterville. He declined to discuss details.

Read more: http://www.pressherald.com/news/dispatches_2012-05-31.html

Savannah judge throws out child rape, murder case over delays

By Russ Bynum

SAVANNAH — A Superior Court judge Wednesday threw out all charges against a Savannah man accused of raping and killing a 12-year-old girl in 2003, saying years of delays and vanishing evidence violated the defendant's constitutional right to a speedy trial.

Quoting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in her order, Judge Penny Haas Freesemann noted that dismissing charges against Bobby Lavon Bucker was an extreme measure that means "a defendant who may be guilty of a serious crime will go free" without ever facing trial.

Buckner was charged with the slaying of Ashleigh Moore, his girlfriend's 12-year-old daughter. The girl went missing in April 2003 and her body was found a month later by a man fishing along the Savannah River.

Read more: http://www.ajc.com/news/savannah-judge-throws-out-1449480.html

Judge Clears Way for Trial to Begin (Jerry Sandusky)

By Mark Brennan
Posted May 30, 2012

BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- The highly publicized trial of Jerry Sandusky is set to begin next week.

The former Penn State assistant football coach, who is facing multiple child sex abuse charges, lost a final bid Wednesday to have his trial delayed. Presiding Judge John Cleland struck down a defense motion seeking a continuance.

“While I certainly do not doubt the sincerity of defense counsel in requesting a continuance,” Cleland said, “the reality of our system of justice is that no date for a trial is ever perfect, but some are better than others.”

Read more: http://pennstate.scout.com/2/1190612.html

Was Mickey Shunick a Hit-and-Run Victim? (Video)

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Family of missing tot wants 'Amber Alert' expanded

BOSTON - Those close to the family of Caleigh Harrison continue to question why the Amber Alert system was not used in her disappearance.

The 2-year-old disappeared April 19 from Long Beach in Rockport, Mass., during an outing with her mother and older sister.

The mother said she left the girls for a few minutes to collect a ball, and when she returned only Caleigh's 4-year-old sister was on the beach.

Read more: http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/boston-north/Family-of-missing-tot-wants-Amber-Alert-expanded/-/11984708/14318126/-/bcgi4j/-/index.html

Can Sierra LaMar prosecutors convict with no body?

Henry K. Lee
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Prosecutors are set to return to court Thursday to try to convict a Morgan Hill man for the murder of Sierra LaMar, even though they lack a major piece of evidence - the body of the 15-year-old South Bay girl.

It won't necessarily be an easy task.

David Boyd, the Santa Clara County deputy district attorney prosecuting the case, lacks not only a body but also a murder weapon and witnesses as 21-year-old Antolin Garcia-Torres goes to court to enter a plea to charges that could bring the death penalty.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/05/30/BA1J1OPGMH.DTL

Sex Offenders Fight for Right to Use Facebook

4:18 PM, May 30, 2012
Written by Jake Wade

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Registered sex offenders who have been banned from social networking websites are fighting back in state courts.

Sex offenders have successfully challenged many of the restrictions, arguing that the laws infringe on free speech and their right to participate in common online discussions.

Read more: http://www.13wmaz.com/news/national/article/183414/28/Sex-Offenders-Fight-for-Right-to-Use-Facebook-

Coroner: Toddler Found Dead Suffered Head Trauma

Published: 5/29 4:53 pm
Updated: 5/29 5:03 pm

William Cunningham may have been dead as long as five days before the babysitter who claimed to be his mother led police to him. Marquita Burch is facing charges for moving the boy's dead body, but no one has been charged with his death.

Today, the Hamilton County coroner updated Local 12 news reporter Joe Webb on the investigation.

People close to Burch had told us the boy was dumped in a laundry bag, and today, the coroner added details to how he was found.

Read more: http://www.local12.com/mostpopular/story/Coroner-Toddler-Found-Dead-Suffered-Head-Trauma/kQOqqowvYUKLgU5qUdHO2Q.cspx

Justin Soto pleads guilty in Summerfield murder of Seath Jackson

By Vishal Persaud
Staff writer
Published: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 3:33 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 3:33 p.m.
OCALA - In a sudden reversal, Justin Soto, one of the five defendants accused in the murder last year of 15-year-old Seath Jackson, pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree murder.

Circuit Judge David Eddy sentenced him to life in prison.

Read more: http://www.ocala.com/article/20120530/ARTICLES/120539983?tc=ar

D'Andre Lane, father of missing 2-year-old Bianca Jones, to stand trial for murder

May 30, 2012 10:50 AM
By Casey Glynn
(CBS/WWJ) DETROIT - D'Andre Lane, the father of missing 2-year-old Detroit girl Bianca Jones, will stand trial in his daughter's presumed murder.

On Tuesday, 36th District Court Judge Ruth Carter announced she found there was enough evidence to continue with the trial, CBS Detroit reports. Carter said she was struck by the testimony of Bianca's 8-year-old sister, Il'Andra, who said Bianca didn't move or make any noise when she usually did in her sleep.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57443513-504083/dandre-lane-father-of-missing-2-year-old-bianca-jones-to-stand-trial-for-murder/

Woman gets max sentence for abusing child (Alexis Salaz)with cold water

May 29, 2012 1:41 PM

While imposing the maximum sentence Tuesday against a woman convicted of child abuse for torturing a 21-month-old girl with cold water, a judge lamented that his options “pale in comparison to any justice that should be doled out.”

Mary Horsley, 51, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for her convictions on child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury and attempted child abuse with serious bodily injury. She also was sentenced to two years in the El Paso County jail for her conviction on two charges of misdemeanor child abuse, followed by five years of probation.

Read more: http://www.gazette.com/articles/horsley-139384-child-cold.html

Portland police searching for missing woman / Rachelle Laws

Portland police are asking for the public's help in searching for a cognitively challenged woman who went missing. 
Rachelle Laws, 22, did not return to her care home Tuesday night after missing her bus on the way home from work.



Anti-gang strategy launched after bloody weekend

Akron police arrest murder suspect

An arrest in the weekend stabbing death of an Akron man.
The suspect, 29-year-old Rudolph Valentino Ammons III, was identified and taken into custody without incident around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of East Buchtel Avenue.



Isabel Celis Case: Did Money Problems Lead to Disappearance?

Isabel Celis is still missing, but the police in Tucson just released over 500 pages of reports pertaining to evidence in this case. Among those reports news headlines have focused heavily on the discovery of blood and DNA evidence in this case, but there are other details in the reports that add more to the confusion and create even more suspicion over the family of this missing child.





Police: Man gagged, hogtied and then beat son, 8

A Gainesville man has been charged with aggravated child abuse — a first-degree felony — after police say he gagged and pinned his 8-year-old son to the floor and then beat him.
Richard Wright, 29, was arrested Monday night after the beating incident that Saturday, police said.



Missing woman's husband given child custody

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- The estranged husband of a missing South Florida mother will be given back custody of his three children.
The Department of Children and Families will grant Cid Torrez, the estranged husband of missing 38-year-old Vilet Torrez, custody of his three young children, despite the fact that police has named him a person of interest in the case.

Face-Eating Attack Possibly Prompted by 'Bath Salts,' Authorities Suspect

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Missing Student Mickey Shunick: Condition of Bike

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Bianca Jones’ Father Ordered To Stand Trial For Murder

DETROIT (WWJ) – D’Andre Lane  of Detroit will stand trial for the murder and disappearance of his 2-year-old daughter, Bianca Jones.
“I find that there’s been enough on this record through the testimony and the evidence to bind Mr. Lane over as charged,” said 36th



Deputies: Men got boy drunk with gummy-flavored vodka

Two Deltona men were arrested on suspicion of getting a 13-year-old boy drunk with gummy-flavored vodka.
Geoffrey McKenzie, 21, and T.J. Schnack, 19, were arrested over the weekend on child abuse charges.
According to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, the boy's mother picked him up after he spent the day at the men's home.



Etan Patz Case: Pedro Hernandez's Mental Health, Confession Questioned

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 Since Pedro Hernandez's confession to the killing of Etan Patz last week, questions are beginning to rise regarding the man's mental health and whether he is telling the truth about what happened in lower Manhattan 33 years ago when he allegedly murdered the 6-year-old boy.



Judge To Rule On Media Access To Zimmerman's Statements

A judge is expected to rule Friday whether or not to keep George Zimmerman's statement to police secret.
That judge, Ken Lester, will hear from the prosecution and the defense in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

Mass murder suspect re-indicted in killings

Guy Heinze Jr. has been re-indicted in the killings of eight people in a Glynn County mobile home in 2009.

 His defense lawyers sought to have the indictment thrown out, claiming a convicted felon was on the grand jury that returned it.



Man suspected in teen's death alters tattoo from 'Dea' to 'Death'

Millerberg, 36, is charged with child abuse homicide in connection with the death of Alexis Rasmussen whom he allegedly injected with heroin and methamphetamine during a drug binge that also included Millerberg's estranged wife, Dea Millerberg.



Trial ordered for father who says girl was taken

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit father who claims his 2-year-old daughter was taken during a carjacking has been ordered to stand trial on murder and child abuse charges.

D'Andre Lane was bound over for trial Tuesday during a hearing in Detroit's 36th District Court and a court date was set for June 5. Bianca Jones disappeared Dec. 2 and hasn't been found.



Candidates Level More Criticism At Lamar

More candidates are making bold accusations about Lawson Lamar in the race for the State Attorney's Office.
One of the candidates says the deaths of two local teens could have been avoided, if prosecutors had kept one of the Cady Way Trail murder suspects behind bars.

Wayne Ivey Named to Special Team Reviewing Orlando Missing Mom Case / Michelle Parker

ORLANDO, Florida -- Wayne Ivey, candidate for Brevard County Sheriff, is part of a special team assembled to review evidence and information in the disappearance of 34-year-old Orlando mother Michelle Parker.

 Parker, who has three children, disappeared in November on the same day that she and her ex-fiancé were seen in an episode of “The People’s Court,” arguing over a missing engagement ring.

 The ex-fiancé, father of Parker’s twins, has been considered a suspect, but has not been charged. Parker’s vehicle and cell phone have been recovered.



Lawsuits could come soon in Susan Cox Powell case

SEATTLE — Lawsuits could soon be filed against authorities in Washington state and Utah over police’s case involving Susan Cox Powell’s disappearance, and the deaths of her two children.



Jury finds couple accused of caging kids not guilty of charges

VANCOUVER, Wash. – A Clark County jury found a couple accused of keeping two autistic boys locked in a caged room not guilty of unlawful imprisonment Tuesday.


Police investigate possible similarities in 2 missing college student cases

Police in Indiana have reached out to authorities in Louisiana investigating the disappearance of a college student whose case has similarities to the disappearance of an Indiana college student last year, Fox 44 reports.
Bloomington police investigating the 2011 disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer have contacted Lafayette authorities who are searching for University of Louisiana student Michaela "Mickey" Shunick, who has been missing since May 19.

Brother: Salem family's death was not murder-suicide

SALEM, Ore. — Hundreds attended a Monday memorial for the family killed in a murder suicide out of Salem.

Police still believe Nick Lazukin killed his wife and three daughters before killing himself last week. The Slavic Christian Church in Salem was packed with people coming to pay their final respects to the Lazukin family Monday evening.



Casey Anthony Is Dreading Court Appearance: Source

PEOPLE has learned that Anthony, 26, is angry that her required appearance will affect her plans to leave the country after her probation ends in August.



Mother in jail after triggering Amber Alert

Casey Anthony: Do film actors resemble their characters?

Here’s a comparison of the latest actors cast in “Prosecuting Casey Anthony” and the people they play. Filming on the Lifetime movie starts Tuesday in Winnipeg. The movie is based on former prosecutor Jeff Ashton’s book “Imperfect Justice.” 



Prosecutors, Zimmerman's Lawyers Fight To Block Key Evidence From Reaching The Public

New evidence in the Trayvon Martin murder trial could emerge in the next few weeks, but both sides are reportedly fighting the release of a voice stress test that defendant George Zimmerman took after the shooting.

Baby extremely critical after near drowning in bathtub

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A 6-month-old baby girl is in extremely critical condition after she was found floating in a bathtub early Tuesday morning.



Coroner: Greenwood Teen Dies After Being Shot In Neck

The Greenwood County coroner’s office says an 18 year old Greenwood man died early Tuesday morning after being shot.   Deputy coroner Marcia Kelly-Clark says Ketavius Levelle Gilliam was shot in the neck in front of a house on Parkland Place Road and appeared to have run across the street where he collapsed in a ditch.   Gilliam died at the scene.



Naked man who was shot, killed while trying to eat another man's face identified

Friends, classmates mourn teen killed in campsite shooting

WEST HAVEN, Utah — Even though school is over for Fremont High students, news of Cameron Charlton’s death spread fast among classmates over Facebook.
Police say the shooting was accidental after Cameron’s brother Eric pulled out a handgun that somehow discharged and killed the 17-year-old.



Mother and father arrested over murder of six children in Derbyshire house fire

Jade Philpott, 10, and brothers John, nine, Jack, eight, Jessie, six, and Jayden, five, all died in the fire in Allenton, Derby, on May 11.
Their brother Duwayne Philpott, 13, died of his injuries in Birmingham Children's Hospital two days later with his parents at his bedside.



U.N.: Children killed in Syria attack were executed

 BEIRUT (AP) – The U.N.'s human rights office on Tuesday added grim new details about the massacre of more than 100 people in a rural area in Syria last week, saying that most of the dead were shot at close range, some of them women and children killed in their homes.



Stand Your Ground Drawing Public Interest / Marissa Alexander

It was an informational meeting, said state Rep. Mia Jones, D-Jacksonville, one of those who sponsored the gathering. But the law's possible role in Trayvon Martin's shooting death in Sanford and in the recent case of Marissa Alexander, a Jacksonville woman sentenced to 20 years for firing a warning shot at her husband in a dispute, prompted strong reactions from the mostly African-American audience.
Both Martin and Alexander are black.

Meanwhile, the state and the Jacksonville chapters of the NAACP are planning a "Free Marissa" march and rally on May 29.

 Jones said Corey had been invited to participate in the forum, but was unable to attend. Jackelyn Barnard, the spokeswoman for Corey’s office, said the state attorney was in a high-level staff meeting, but some employees of her office were in the audience. 



Friends, Family Gather To Remember Michelle Le In Hayward

HAYWARD (CBS SF) — Friends, family and community members will gather in Hayward Sunday evening to mark the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Michelle Le, a 26-year-old San Mateo nursing student who was later found murdered.

Le disappeared on May 27 from the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Hayward, where she was working. She was studying to be a nurse at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland.



At Hearing, Israel Keyes Vaults Railing, is Tasered (With Audio)

Keyes' Houdini-Like Move Under Investigation

 ANCHORAGE - How did he do it?

Israel Keyes, charged with the murder of barista Samantha Koenig, cut short his court hearing Wednesday with an apparently premeditated escape attempt.



Etan Patz Suspect Reportedly Kept Boy's Body in Store Freezer

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Sheriff: Sierra LaMar Most Likely Abducted

MORGAN HILL, Calif. - Just hours after learning investigators believe someone abducted their 15 year old daughter, Sierra LaMar's parents know time is running out to find her.

"You hope it's the other way, because you think the chances are increasing," says Marlene Lamar. "I'm not giving up. I'm not giving up."

On Tuesday night, Sierra's mother Marlene said she knew in her heart Sierra never ran away after she disappeared 11 days ago.



Court motions preview evidence public hasn't seen in George Zimmerman case

In recent days, the public has seen a great deal of the evidence against George Zimmerman, including Trayvon Martin's autopsy records, crime-scene photos, interview recordings and police reports. But his lawyer says there's still a lot we haven't seen.



Chagrin Falls Amber Alert Canceled

Police: Toddler Thrown Against Wall, Dies

Police said Kearra Lewis was killed while with her babysitter 23-year-old Charles Foster.
Foster is accused of throwing the toddler against a wall, and the child's grandmother thinks it is because the baby was sick and was crying a lot.

Qatar says 13 children among dead in mall fire

DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Qatar's Interior Ministry said 13 children were among 19 people killed in a fire that broke out in one of the country's fanciest shopping malls late Monday morning, raising questions about building safety in the booming Gulf state.
At least some of the victims died as rescuers struggled to reach a child care center at the Villaggio mall in the capital Doha, according to Qatar's Minister of State for Interior Affairs, Sheik Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani.



Casey Anthony: Casting for Cindy Anthony, Frank George in Lifetime movie

Two Canadian actors have landed crucial supporting roles in the Lifetime movie “Prosecuting Casey Anthony.”
Cindy Anthony, Casey’s mother, will be played by Marina Stephenson Kerr, whose credits include “Capote,” “The Big White” and “Maneater.”



Amber Alert issued for three missing children

Officers say the mother - 33-year-old Tatyana Edwards - may be armed.

Tatyana and the kids - 2-year-old Alicia Cassell, 4-year-old Olivia Cassell and 10-year-old Evana Edwards - were last seen around 10:40 a.m. this morning in Chagrin Falls.



UPDATE: Babysitter blames a fall and ibuprofen for toddler's death

A woman who's facing charges in the death of a Covington toddler appeared before a judge at the Hamilton County Justice center Monday morning.

Marquita Burch, 26, is charged with abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence after police found the body of the child she was babysitting, one-year-old William Cunningham.



Arizona's courts overloaded with CPS cases

When the state of Arizona takes custody of a child because of suspected abuse or neglect, authorities ultimately have one goal: finding a safe, permanent home for the child.
It's up to the courts to decide whether to reunite children with parents or place them with relatives or an adoptive family, and experts agree it should happen as quickly as possible. The more time passes, the more likely the children will be traumatized by their experience with the child-welfare system.
A recent increase in the number of foster children, with no corresponding rise in staff, has put mounting pressure on juvenile courts and made it more difficult to quickly resolve these cases.

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2012/05/14/20120514arizona-cps-court-system-overloaded.html#ixzz1wD43o4IP

Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school

HOUSTON -- A judge threw a 17-year-old 11th grade honor student from Willis High School in jail after she missed school again. Judge Lanny Moriarty said last month Diane Tran was in his Justice of the Peace court for truancy and he warned her then to stop missing school. But she recently missed classes again so Wednesday he issued a summons and had her arrested in open court when she appeared.



2 brothers sentenced to death in separate states

Rodney Berget lives in a single cell on South Dakota's death row, rarely leaving the tiny room where he awaits execution for bludgeoning a prison guard to death with a pipe during an attempted escape.
For Berget's immediate family, his fate is somewhat familiar. He is the second member of the clan to be sentenced to death. His older brother was convicted in 1987 of killing a man for his car. Roger Berget spent 13 years on Oklahoma's death row until his execution in 2000 at age 39.



Mickey Shunick: Missing Student's Bike Found Under Bridge

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Two fishermen found the bicycle of missing Louisiana student Michaela "Mickey" Shunick today, more than a week after the 22-year-old woman went missing after leaving a friend's home on her bike.
Police found the bike early this morning under a bridge at Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya River, after being tipped off by the fishermen.



Former defense attorney claims serial killer Ted Bundy confessed to 'murdering more than 100 people and his first victim was a MAN'

The one-time attorney of the notorious murderer Ted Bundy has penned a memoir detailing the disturbing conversations he had with the killer before he was executed in 1989. 
Seattle attorney John Henry Browne represented Bundy in the 1970s, a time when he had unparallelled access to one of the darkest minds of the 20th century.
'Ted told me things that he’s never told anybody,' Mr Browne told Q13Fox. 'He told me he killed more than 100 people, and not only women.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2149382/Former-defense-attorney-claims-serial-killer-Ted-Bundy-confessed-murdering-100-people-victim-MAN.html#ixzz1w74NJf77

Mississippi Agrees to Stop Handcuffing Students to Pole

(JACKSON, Miss.) -- Students will no longer be handcuffed to poles in a Jackson, Mississippi public school.

The Capital City Alternative School, Mississippi’s second largest school district, reached the agreement with the Southern Poverty Law Center in U-S District Court on Friday. They agreed to immediately stop the practice of handcuffing their students to poles and other objects, and must immediately place new methods of discipline in dealing with non-criminal behaviors.

Autistic Boys Caged 'to Keep Them Safe,' Suspect Testifies

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player A Vancouver, Wash., man accused of imprisoning his two autistic sons in a room with a "cage-like" door testified that he'd heard on TV that it was OK to lock a child in a room for safety, and his former live-in girlfriend broke down in tears on the stand.



Trayvon Martin's killing shatters safety within Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford

These days, Cheryl Brown has to walk the dog. • For a month — ever since her son heard someone screaming for help and her daughter called 911 and everyone heard the loud snap of a gunshot — Brown's children have been afraid to go outside. • Her youngest daughter, who is 9, won't even look out the window. She keeps seeing the dead teen's body. • "That could have so easily been my son," said Brown. "He wears hoodies all the time."



Teen says she was punished for trying to stop bullying

A Umatilla High School senior toldFOX 35 she was punished for standing up to students on a school bus who werebullying a mentally challenged teen.

"Just because she doesn't understand doesn'tmean that should be happening to her," senior Stormy Rich said.
According to the 18-year old, she witnessed the girlgetting bullied on the bus for months and complained to school officials forweeks.



Vigil to be held in memory of slain Monroe girl / Nevaeh Buchanan

A candlelight vigil is to be held in memory of a 5-year-old Monroe girl who disappeared three years ago and was found buried near a river. The event in honor of Nevaeh Buchanan is to get under way Sunday night at St. Mary's Park in Monroe.



Long recovery for Bain Sisters

(WMC-TV) - It may be a long road to recovery for Alexandria and Kyliyah Bain.

Dr. Gina Simmons is a family therapist in California and award winning columnist for Forbes.com. Her latest article is giving national attention to the post-trauma recovery of the Bain sisters.

Dr. Simmons' article "Psychological Damage Likely For the Child Kidnapping Victims of Adam Mayes" on Forbes.com suggests 12 year-old Alexandria and 8-year-old Kyliyah are now in the early stages of recovery called fight or flight.



Father, Girlfriend and Two Kids Found Dead; Police Searching For Suspect

The bodies believed to be four missing people from Greenbrier County, including two children, have been found. Now police are looking for the man who they believe killed them.

State police say Steven Hendrix of Rainelle, his girlfriend Amber Martin and his two children ages 6 and 4 were reported missing on Monday. They had not been seen since Saturday, May 19.



Manhunt for ex-boyfriend of Renton murder victim goes nationwide

Police are looking for a young man in connection to the death of a 17-year-old girl, who has been identified as Jessica Scholl, found following a Renton house fire Friday morning.
Scholl was found to have been stabbed multiple times and have suffered blunt force trauma from several items inside the home, police said.



Prosecutors: Centralia toddler had been 'systematically tortured' prior to death

Lewis County prosecutors indicated in court Friday that a toddler who died a day earlier had been "systematically tortured" prior to her death and investigators were pursuing evidence of murder and rape against the boyfriend of the girl's mother, The Chronicle reported.
The boyfriend, James Reeder, 25, was booked into the Lewis County Jail for suspicion of first-degree murder late Thursday.



Miami Police Shoot, Kill Naked Man Who Chewed Off Victim's Face

MIAMI (KTLA) -- A police officer shot and killed a naked man in South Beach who was chewing off the face of another man.

The incident happened around 2 p.m. local time Saturday.



Bob Bashara has different version of why he was asked to leave church fair

 Bob Bashara on Saturday said a St. Clair Shores church leader’s version of Bashara being ordered off church property during a festival fundraiser last week was not accurate. Bashara worked as a volunteer dealing cards at the Vegas tent for more than 10 hours over two days before being asked to leave the premises. 
 Bashara, the Grosse Pointe Park property manager who has been named as a person of interest in the strangulation of his wife, said he was bounced from the event only after an intoxicated man caused a scene at the St. Joan of Arc Spring Festival and security was called. 

Attorney: McCaffrey follow-up questioning would come with hitch

The day after Bob McCaffrey called 911 to report his wife missing, he sat down with investigators and told his side of the story for five hours.
Since that debriefing more than two months ago, he hasn’t uttered a word to the authorities trying to find the West Ashley mother. Family members say the man who’s considered the suspect in Gayle McCaffrey’s presumed death won’t answer their questions either.


Wichita boy’s garage-sale buy holds a treasure for his family

Addison Logan, 13, probably wouldn’t have gone to the garage sale Thursday if he hadn’t broken his arm in a dirt bike accident a couple of weeks ago.
He probably would have been riding the bike.
Instead, Addison, who likes garage sales, was driving around to some of them with his grandmother, Lois Logan, in west Wichita.

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2012/05/25/2349030/wichita-boys-garage-sale-buy-holds.html#storylink=cpy

Complete Celis documents / Isabel Mercedes Celis

More than 550 pages relating to the Isabel Celis case were released Thursday.
Last seen on Friday, April 20, Isabel was believed to have disappeared from her room sometime after 11 p.m. that evening.

Hearing postponed for Hebron father of son who shot himself

SALISBURY -- The motions hearing for a Hebron man facing manslaughter charges for the death of his 4-year-old son was postponed Friday.
The new hearing for 29-year-old Jamal Alim Woolford Sr. is June 15 at 9 a.m. in Wicomico County Circuit Court.
Woolford was charged with manslaughter three weeks after his son, Jamal Woolford Jr., shot and killed himself with an unsecured handgun on March 5 inside the family home.



Isabel Celis PDF - Sandals found in Park

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Police: Missing La. student seen in surveillance video

Lafayette police released footage Friday night that they believe shows Shunick, a 22-year-old senior anthropology major at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, riding her bicycle in downtown Lafayette.
Police said one segment of video shows the cyclist on Versailles Boulevard, traveling toward St. John Street at 1:47 a.m. CDT May 19. She then traveled onto St. John Street and crossed over University Avenue, continuing west on St. Landry Street, where she was seen on another video at 1:48 a.m.


Man arrested for beating child with plastic flower

Florida police have arrested a 25-year-old man they say beat a toddler with a plastic flower.
Lady Lake Police arrested Brandon Quimper on a child abuse charge Thursday. According to an arrest affidavit, the 2-year-old had 4-5 inch bruises and abrasions on her back and legs.



Casey Anthony prosecutor: Jury pool was tainted

KEARNEY, Neb. — Publicity before the slaying trial of Casey Anthony, who told police a baby sitter had kidnapped her child, affected the outcome of the case, Anthony's prosecutor said in Kearney on Thursday.
“Thousands of people were convinced that Casey Anthony was guilty before we ever called the first witness at trial,” said Jeff Ashton, one of three prosecutors who tried the Orlando, Fla., woman in 2011 for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.



Peterson tiff all about emails

Drew Peterson’s judge took offense Friday to a prosecutor’s attempt to limit emails bouncing back and forth between attorneys in the case.
But the simple result of a hastily called hearing to discuss an “emergency motion” in the three-year-old murder case is this: attorneys from one side can’t email attorneys from the other after work hours. 


Casey Anthony: Meet the Teen Actress Playing Her in TV Movie

Holly Deveaux, a little-known teenage Canadian actress, is about to portray one of the most controversial women in America when she takes the role of Casey Anthony in a TV movie

Is Deveaux ready for the attention?



Joe Gentz in more trouble behind bars

The Local 4 Defenders have learned that Joe Gentz has been causing more problems behind bars.
Another disciplinary report has been created because of Gentz's aggressive behavior and continued refusal to comply with instructions.
Sources told the Defenders Gentz is arguing with other inmates about several things, including television.



Tracy Ocasio missing for 3 years

It was three years ago Saturday that Tracy Ocasio left a Metrowest bar and was never seen again.

The Ocoee woman has been missing since May 26, 2009.

Now, three years later, Ocasio's father said thoughts of what could have happened to his daughter still haunt him every day.


Challenges following arrest in Etan Patz case

(CBS News) Pedro Hernandez is in a New York City hospital this morning on a suicide watch. He was arrested Thursday after confessing to strangling 6-year-old Etan Patz back in 1979.
Now police are looking for evidence to corroborate his confession.



Hu Jun On Trial Over Chinese Hit And Run After Toddler's Death (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

BEIJING -- State media in China say a trial has begun for a man accused of driving a minivan that ran over a toddler on a busy street. The case sparked outrage after the little girl was ignored as she lay dying on the road.



Cops: Salinas boxing coach sexually abused girl, 14

SALINAS, Calif. -
A 14-year-old girl was sexually abused by her boxing coach for several years, and he tried to convince her to have a sexual relationship with him, Salinas police said Friday.

Read more: http://www.ksbw.com/news/central-california/salinas/Cops-Salinas-boxing-coach-sexually-abused-girl-14/-/5738906/14181798/-/t8rfvg/-/index.html#ixzz1vzC0Q1bR

Another Possible Victim of Sierra LaMar's Accused Killer Speaks

View more videos at: http://nbcbayarea.com.

The case against Antolin Garcia-Torres goes far beyond Sierra Lamar. Three years ago, without the search crews or candlelight vigils, there were a series of assaults that investigators believe might be linked to Garcia-Torres.



After Arrest, Tips Flow in Sierra LaMar Case

Despite the fact that a 21-year-old Morgan Hill man is now behind bars in the case of Sierra LaMar, the Santa Clara County Sheriff said more tips are flowing into the office regarding her kidnap and supposed murder.

Antolin Garcia-Torres was arrested Monday on charges that he kidnapped the 15-year-old Sierra near her bus stop on March 16, and later murdered her, though her body still hasn't been found.



Bullied 7-year-old boy commits suicide

Casey Anthony still a 'prisoner' who can't enjoy her freedom / Cheney Mason video

The nation stopped and watched every tear Casey Anthony shed and every expression on her face as she stood trial on first degree murder charges against her for the death of her daughter.  We knew her every move.



Orlando Predators player arrested for attempted murder

Officials say Sippio and another man allegedly beat up an acquaintance after getting into a fight with him. The men are also accused of threatening to shoot and kill the victim.



Kids get sick after school bus driver sprays insecticide aboard

Investigators said a school bus driver's trash-picking habit made an entire bus full of children sick.

The bus was headed to Minneola Elementary Charter School, and Eyewitness News learned it had to be decontaminated along with the children and the entire schooL.



Volunteers to resume search for missing soldier

Volunteers are planning to resume the search for a Fort Bragg soldier missing for six weeks.
The Fayetteville Observer reports that the Community Volunteer Search Group says it plans to search for Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux on Saturday.



Investigator in Casey Anthony case wonders if her testimony fell on deaf ears

One year ago, the first witness testified in the murder case against Casey Anthony.
We introduced you Thursday to Robin Maynard, a former Orange County crime scene investigator.
Now she’s back to tell us what she thinks the jurors were really thinking when she was testifying.



Volunteer search more organized

It is now day two of the Texas Equusearch efforts to find Mickey Shunick. Since the group's arrival, search efforts are now more structured.
"Nothing at all has been found. No evidence, no footage, nothing at all."
"Time is very important right now and it is not on our side, it's not on our side."



Judge refuses lower bond for mother of baby Gabriel

A Maricopa County judge refused on Friday to lower the $1 million bond for the mother of missing baby Gabriel.

 Elizabeth Johnson remains in solitary confinement in the Estrella jail.

Johnson's attorney also filed a motion to have the charge of child abuse dropped, but a decision on that is still weeks away.



Man gets life sentence for killing woman over fake gift card

Truck of interest wanted in Mickey Shunick case

There are new developments in the case of missing Lafayette woman Mickey Shunick. "Detectives were able to identify a bicyclist believed to be Mickey Shunick traveling on Versailles Blvd and Saint Landry Street.



Police: Blood-like stains in Tucson girl's room / Isabel Mercedes Celis

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Police say they found what appeared to be blood on the bedroom floor of a missing 6-year-old Tucson girl and dark stains on other items during a search at her home.

Hundreds of pages of reports released Thursday by Tucson police detail the search for Isabel Mercedes Celis, who was reported missing on April 21.

The reports show officers saw "apparent blood" on the floor of Isabel's room, the place her parents say she was last seen.



LPD media briefing on Mickey Shunick search Video Included


Happy ‘Trayvon Martin Day’: D.C. School Uses Slain Teen‘s Name to Raise Awareness for ’Social Injustice’

George Zimmerman hasn’t yet been convicted in the killing of teen Trayvon Martin. In fact, based on evidence recently released during the discovery process of the trial, it’s not even clear whether Zimmerman or Martin threw the first punch, or whether Zimmerman’s actions were motivated by self-defense.


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