Sunday July 1,2012
By James Murray
THE Home Office is refusing to release secret files on the Madeleine McCann case to avoid diplomatic ructions with Portugal.

The documents are believed to record discussions with the Metropolitan Police about sensitive details of the baffling case.

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Sandusky Verdicts Count by Count

E-Mails Suggest Paterno Role in Silence on Sandusky

Published: June 30, 2012
Joe Paterno appears to have played a greater role than previously known in Penn State’s handling of a 2001 report that Jerry Sandusky had sexually assaulted a boy in a university shower, according to a person with knowledge of aspects of an independent investigation of the Sandusky scandal.

E-mail correspondence among senior Penn State officials suggests that Paterno influenced the university’s decision not to formally report the accusation against Sandusky to child welfare authorities, the person said. The university’s failure to alert the police or child welfare authorities in 2001 has been an issue at the center of the explosive scandal — having led to criminal charges against two senior administrators and the firing of Paterno last fall.

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Missing Toddler’s Family Helps With ID Kits For Kids (Video)

Algonquin child sex abuse 
suspect is Gacy’s nephew

Created: Saturday, June 30, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT
WOODSTOCK – A jury will not hear that an Algonquin man accused of sexually assaulting a child is the nephew of serial killer and rapist John Wayne Gacy, a judge ruled Friday.

Raymond M. Kasper, 49, is charged with multiple sex offenses, including predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child.

He is scheduled for trial July 23. His attorney, Michael T. Barrett, filed court documents Tuesday asking that prosecutors be barred from mentioning the relationship to Gacy.

“The defendant is the direct blood nephew of John Wayne Gacy, one of the most notorious serial killers in the history of our nation,” Barrett wrote, arguing that mentioning that fact in court would prejudice a jury.

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Mom's sentenced reduced in abuse case

South Bend Tribune
5:49 p.m. EDT, June 29, 2012
SOUTH BEND — In the end, no one was happy — not the judge, not the attorneys, not even Kristen Byers-Escobedo, who had requested a hearing to have her prison sentence reduced.

In 2010, Byers-Escobedo was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the neglect of her 2-year-old daughter Maya, who died in 2008 after sustaining injuries and abuse at the hands of her dad, Valentine Escobedo, who was later convicted of battery in the girl’s death.

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Phoenix boy arrested in death of toddler brother

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PHOENIX (AP) — Police have arrested a Phoenix teenager on suspicion of fatally beating and strangling his 15-month-old brother two years ago.

The Arizona Republic reports the 14-year-old boy, whose name is not being released, was taken into custody Wednesday after telling police how he hurt the child.

Police spokesman James Holmes says Jose Valencia Maldonado was pronounced dead at a hospital Dec. 29, 2010. Hospital staff called police when they noticed Jose had bruises, scratches and bite marks.

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Missing boy found dead at bottom of Philly pool

Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2012 8:46 am
Updated: 5:00 pm, Sat Jun 30, 2012.
Associated Press
Police say a missing north Philadelphia boy has been found dead in at the bottom of a pool he had visited earlier in the day with a group of other children.

A police spokeswoman said early Saturday that the body of 7-year-old Isear Jeffcoat was found at the bottom of the pool in the East Oak Lane section of the city. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers earlier sought help from the public in finding the boy, who was with a group of children taken to the pool Friday by day care workers. He was reported missing at about 3 p.m. Friday.

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6 teen killers have appealed life terms

ntelligencer Journal
Lancaster New Era
Updated Jun 29, 2012 23:33
Tony Lewis Jr. walked into the small, block-shaped corner store, made a quick check for security cameras and grabbed an 89-cent soda.

The 17-year-old paid up, then walked out and told his three buddies the robbery plan was a go.

"There's nobody in there but a goofy white guy," Lewis reported back, his trial lawyer recalled this week.

That guy, clerk Michael Heath, ended up dead after 15-year-old Aramis Gonzalez III counted to three, then pulled the trigger.

The four teens — Gonzalez, Lewis, Clarence Laudenberger and Rodney Walton — sprinted off without a dollar.

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Neighbors plan vigil for slain Utah girl

Updated: 6/29 7:59 pm | Published: 6/29 7:58 pm
WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) - West Jordan residents plan a vigil remembering a 6-year-old girl who was found dead earlier this week as police continue to search for suspects.

Neighbors of Sierra Newbold say they plan to hold the vigil Friday evening at West Jordan Elementary, where she was to attend school in the fall.

West Jordan police remain tight-lipped as they investigate Newbold's death.

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Jerry Sandusky Cover Up: More Disturbing Emails Released (Video)

Drew Peterson Lawyers to Get Look at Savio Evidence After Secret Hearing

By Joseph Hosey
June 27, 2012
Drew Peterson's lawyers convinced a Will County judge to let them look at expunged battery cases brought against the former Bolingbrook cop's slain wife.

Defense lawyers Joseph "Shark" Lopez, Lisa Lopez and Joel Brodsky got the go-ahead from Judge Edward Burmila during a closed-door meeting Monday.

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Church Member Arrested for Molesting 4 Girls in 1980's: Cops

By David Chang
Friday, Jun 29, 2012
Updated 6:30 PM EDT
A Delaware man was arrested Thursday after police say a woman came forward claiming he had sexually assaulted her and three others when they were children back in the 1980's.

Police say Richard Bellingham, 57, of Wilmington met the victims through their affiliation with the Church of Our Savior in Concord Township, Delaware County. The church operated from the 1970’s until 2004. Police say Bellingham molested four underage girls between 1981 and 1988.

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Woman, son arrested following death of young child

by Andrew Michalscheck
Posted on June 28, 2012 at 8:07 PM
PHOENIX -- A Valley woman and her 14-year-old son were arrested this month following an investigation into the 2010 death of a young child.

Guillermina Maldanado, 32, has been charged with child abuse, while her son has been detained at the Juvenile Court Center for first-degree murder.

On December 29, 2010, 15-month-old Jose Valencia Maldonado was taken to Banner Good Samaritan Hospital by his mother and two other adults because he wasn’t breathing.

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'We miss her so much,' grandma says of slain 6-year-old Sierra Newbold

By Emiley Morgan, Deseret News
Published: Friday, June 29 2012 3:37 p.m. MDT
WEST JORDAN — It's hard to put into words what the loss of a bright-eyed, 6-year-old girl with freckles can do to her family.

One day, Sierra Newbold is dancing and dressing up in "fairy costumes" with her kid sister and the next day, she's gone.

"You don't even know hardly how to feel or think — it just upsets your whole world," Sierra's grandmother Frances Newbold said Friday.

"The first day was just so devastating. ... You finally dry up. You run out of tears."

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Miramar Police Captain Made Girl, 15, Get Naked To Prove She Wasn't Having Sex: Authorities

Friday, Jun 29, 2012
Updated 5:00 PM EDT
A veteran Miramar Police captain was arrested Friday after he made a teen get naked to prove that she was not having sex in the back seat of a parked car, authorities said.

Capt. Juan de los Rios found a 15-year-old girl talking with a 19-year-old boy in the rear seat of a car in a Miramar industrial park on the afternoon of Jan. 18, according to his arrest affidavit.

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Reward for Ayla Reynolds ends Saturday

2:13 PM, Jun 29, 2012
Written by Brett Whitmarsh
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) - The offer of a $30,000 reward for information leading to missing Maine toddler Ayla Reynolds is about to end Saturday, and police say it appears the money will go unclaimed.

Ayla was reported missing from her Waterville home on Dec. 17. State police spokesman Steve McCausland says that since then, investigators have received 1,200 leads, including many from psychics.

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Son of missing elderly woman charged after body found buried in League City backyard

by staff
Posted on June 28, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Updated today at 4:33 PM
HOUSTON – The son of an elderly woman who's been missing for months was arrested and charged after a body was found buried in the backyard of a League City home Thursday.

The body was discovered in the 3100 block of Sand Reef after police performed a welfare check on the 80-year-old woman at the request of Amegy Bank.

The bank employees expressed alarm about the woman’s bank activity. League City police originally went to the home on Wednesday for a welfare check, but a patrol officer felt like they should do a follow-up visit on Thursday.

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Mom of dead Mt. Pleasant boy, 4, told FBI her boyfriend abused him

By Tresa Baldas Detroit Free Press Staff Writer Weeks before a 4-year-old Mt. Pleasant boy was found dead under a porch, his mother’s boyfriend had been physically abusing him and once left him with a bruised and swollen face, according to an FBI affidavit unsealed today. The affidavit offered detailed accounts of at least three alleged assaults on the boy by his mom’s boyfriend, Anthony Bennett, who was charged today in federal court with assaulting – but not killing – 4-year-old Carnel Chamberlain.


Statement Regarding June 29 Bond Hearing for George Zimmerman

on 29 June 2012. In today’s hearing, as part of the defense team’s presentation on the Motion to Set Reasonable Bond, evidence was introduced to the court to show the weaknesses in the State’s murder case against Mr. Zimmerman and to support Mr. Zimmerman’s consistently maintained position that he acted in self defense. Further, we submitted evidence through the testimony of a forensic expert verifying that all the money in question has been properly accounted for. The Court will review the evidence submitted, and we anticipate a decision on bond will be made early next week. The defense requested that the court reinstate the original $150,000 bond.

Steve Powell will be released from prison in May

Steve Powell, the father-in-law of Susan Powell, who last month was sentenced to 30 months in prison for voyeurism, will walk out of prison less than a year from now. A Washington Department of Corrections spokeswoman on Friday said Powell has a release date of May 23, 2013. The spokeswoman, Selena Davis explained in an email Powell has been given credit for 535 days toward his sentence.


Jury finds Boise day-care provider Katherine Stanfield guilty of first-degree murder

While Katherine Stanfield remained stoic Monday after hearing she was guilty of first-degree murder, her daughter and other family members wept with disbelief. “This is not right. It can’t be right,” Stacie Duval said as she fought back sobs and squirmed out of the grip of a relative trying to help her from the courtroom. He said that medical tests found that Wyatt had fresh impact injuries to his forehead, mouth and under the chin, along with evidence of hand marks on his shoulders. There was evidence of older bruising on the boy, consistent with previous abuse, Dinger said.

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 Wyatt was back with his family after 3 years .

Wyatt Fesler Obituary:

 Wyatt Allen Fesler May 10, 2007 Dec. 11, 2009 We have finally been able to lay our darling little Wyatt to rest after three long agonizing years. He was such a sweet, handsome, intelligent, loving little boy. Everyone he met in his short little life loved him. Wyatt's little soul was released to the care of our loving Saviour, Jesus Christ while being held in the arms of his Daddy. He is survived by his daddy, Lance Fesler of Boise, his grandmother Denise Dockstader of Boise, his great-grandmother Barbara Stearns of Caldwell, Idaho, Aunts Amber Newkirk (Brock) of Kuna, Idaho, Sarai Fesler of San Diego, CA., three Cousins of Kuna, Idaho and numerous Great Aunts and Great Uncles and Cousins. We carry your heart in our hearts. Bone of our bone, blood of our blood, flesh of our flesh. Our Darling, we miss you so. in Idaho Statesman on June 26, 2012

Mother of Missing Aliayah Lunsford Starts Fraud Sentence

ALDERSON, W.Va. (AP) - The mother of a missing Lewis County 3-year-old has begun serving her eight-month prison sentence for welfare fraud. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons' website shows that 29-year-old Lena Lunsford reported as ordered Thursday and was being held Friday at the Federal Prison Camp at Alderson. READ MORE :§ion=5-News&item=Mother-of-Missing-Aliayah-Lunsford-Starts-Fraud-Sentence3779

Man collapses in courtroom, dies after arson conviction

PHOENIX -- A Phoenix man collapsed and died Thursday afternoon after being found guilty of arson. Michael Marin, 53, put his hands to his mouth after the verdict was announced. Minutes later he collapsed in the courtroom.


Masked Gunmen Ambush, Kill Teen In Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) - Detroit Police say two masked gunmen approached a gas station and ambushed a teenager who was later found shot to death just blocks away. WWJ’s Vickie Thomas reports the shooting took place around 3:30 a.m. Friday at the Mobil gas station at the corner of 7 Mile and Greenfield on the city’s northwest side.


EXCLUSIVE: Teresa and Mary Mayes write letters from jail

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) – Jailhouse letters written by the two women accused of helping Adam Mayes murder and kidnap a Mid-South family were shared exclusively with Action News 5. Investigators say Adam's wife Teresa Mayes, and his mother, Mary, helped him carry out his plan against the Bain family. Both women have been sending letters to Teresa's sister, Bobbie Booth, in Chattanooga.


Teen Faces Charges in Baby's Shooting Death

Arraignment is set Friday for a 15-year-old boy accused in the fatal shooting in Watts of a 14-month old boy that also wounded the baby's father.
Donald Ray Dokins faces a murder charge in the death of Angel Cortez and one count of attempted murder for allegedly shooting the boy's 21-year-old father, Mauro, in the shoulder.

Researchers See Decline in Child Sexual Abuse Rate

In a single day last week, juries deliberating 200 miles apart in Pennsylvania delivered guilty verdicts against Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant football coach at Penn State, for sexually molesting boys, and against Msgr. William J. Lynn, a clergy secretary, for shielding predatory priests.

Lawyer Warns Casey Anthony To Show Up At Civil Trial, Or Face Jail Again!

The lawyer, representing the woman suingCasey Anthony for defamation, is warning the infamous “Tot Mom” that if she doesn't appear for her testimony during her civil trial, she could be held in criminal contempt, which could send her back to jail, is exclusively reporting. Zenaida Gonzalez is suing Casey for defamation after the Florida mom told cops that a woman with a similar name had kidnapped her missing daughter Caylee.


Family member says man in custody in connection with Carnel Chamberlain disappearance

MOUNT PLEASANT, MI — Police have a man in custody in connection with the discovery of a 4-year-old's body on the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe reservation in Isabella County, a family member said today. Kevin Chamberlain, a spokesman for the family, said the man was in custody as of Thursday night. The man has been a person of interest in the case, police have said. Kevin Chamberlain is related to 21-year-old Jaimee Chamberlain who reported her son, Carnel, missing a week ago.


Body of missing 4-year-old boy found buried at his Michigan home, family says

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – The body of a 4-year-old boy missing for a week was found buried Thursday at his home, a family spokesman said. Carnel Chamberlain's body was found under a wood porch or deck at the home on the reservation of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, 70 miles north of Lansing, Kevin Chamberlain said. Chamberlain, the tribe's former chief, said he had no details about what led investigators back to the house after many days of searching woods, ponds and the tribe's wastewater treatment areas.

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Optometrist accused of touching genitals to teenage girl’s face to spend 90 days in jail

An optometrist accused of touching his penis to a teenage girl’s face during an exam could have avoided jail but will spend 90 days behind bars and serve five years’ probation. Danny B. Brikho, 30, was sentenced Thursday after pleading no contest to two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for two separate incidents last summer in which he touched a 16-year-old patient and an 18-year-old female patient with his penis during examinations in his Roseville office. The offense is a two-year misdemeanor.


Missing Columbia toddler not around to celebrate birthday / Amir Jennings

 COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Thursday is Amir Jennings’ second birthday, but the little boy isn’t around to celebrate it. The Columbia toddler hasn’t been seen since last Thanksgiving. His mother, Zinah Jennings, remains in jail. Police say she isn't cooperating with the investigation.


Former Bernardsville assistant principal, coach indicted on 91 counts

Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2012 5:03 pm | Updated: 8:52 pm, Thu Jun 28, 2012. By: BARBARA A. GENESE BERNARDSVILLE -

- Patrick Lott, 55, of Eastern Avenue, Somerville, was indicted today by the Somerset County Grand Jury, Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano said. Lott, a former assistant principal of the Bernardsville Middle School and volunteer coach for Immaculata High School sports program, was indicted on 29 counts of third-degree invasion of privacy, 30 counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, 17 counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child and 15 counts of fourth-degree endangering the welfare of a child in connection with incidents occurring at Immaculata High School in Somerville.


Volunteers needed Saturday in search for Sierra LaMar

 Missing 15 year-old Sierra Lamar

Missing 15 year-old Sierra Lamar

Volunteers are urged to join the search for Sierra LaMar or any evidence pointing to her whereabouts Saturday. Anyone who is 18 or older with a valid ID can help Sierra’s family, joined by the KlaasKids Foundation, in the search for the missing teen by showing up to Burnett Elementary School, 85 Tilton Ave. in Morgan Hill from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.


Death of toddler visiting New Paltz ruled a homicide, no suspects held

The death of a two-year-old girl, Asia Perez-Medina, this past Wednesday afternoon was ruled a homicide by late Thursday morning. The New Paltz Police Department (NPPD) initially responded to a “missing child” call at approximately 4:30 p.m. at 332 Route 32 North in New Paltz. When they arrived, “The aunt was holding the child and the uncle was standing next to her in the front yard,” said NPPD chief Joseph Snyder. According to the chief, the “child was unresponsive when the officers arrived.”


18-27 Year Sentence for Child Killer

CHARLOTTE - A Grand Ledge man is sentenced to 18--27 years in prison for killing a three-month old child last year. Joshua Piercefield, 23, received his sentence Friday for the death of Olivia Truax. Truax was the infant child of Piercefield's girlfriend at the time. Prior to a trial, Piercefield pleaded guilty last month to second degree murder. The child became unresponsive and had to be hospitalized during a family trip to Ohio.


Aransas Pass Investigators Believe Missing Girl is Murder Victim

  Aransas Pass Investigators Believe Missing Girl is Murder Victim
ARANSAS PASS - The Chief of Police in Aransas Pass says his office is fairly certain that the female found dead this morning on Stedman Island is missing 16-year-old Jenna Hernandez. At this time the family is still waiting to make a positive identification of the body. A fisherman called police this morning after finding the body near the water's edge.


Four-month landfill search for missing girl, 5, which cost more than $750,000 turned up nothing

Missing: Jhessye Shockley has been missing since October 11
Missing: Jhessye Shockley has been missing since October 11 and police now believe she was dead before even being reported missing

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An extensive landfill search for a missing five-year-old which cost more than $750,000 ended this week with no trace of the girl's body. Jhessye Shockley, from Glendale, Arizona, has been missing since October last year and her mother Jerice Hunter remains the chief suspect.

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Kaine Horman's restraining order against his wife is renewed for another year

At Kaine Horman's request, a Multnomah County judge this week renewed the restraining order that Kaine Horman obtained against his wife, Terri Lynn Moulton Horman, for another year, lasting through June 24, 2013. Kaine Horman's divorce attorney, Laura Rackner, submitted to the court the petition for renewal. She attached a two-paragraph statement that explains his reason for the restraining order, the same exhibit attached to his restraining order petition a year ago.


NYC lawyer sought in former Winter Garden resident's murder

A person of interest in a New York City murder may be hiding somewhere in Central Florida. New York Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. John Grimpel said 33-year-old Jason Bohn is a person of interest in the murder of his girlfriend, 27-year-old Danielle Thomas. She moved from Metro Orlando to the Queens borough of New York City in April 2012. Bohn has previous listed addresses in Gainesville, Winter Garden and Miami.


Teen Pleads Not Guilty in Fontana Hazing Case

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Ordered to remain in jail until a July 9 bail hearing in connection with a hazing incident at AB Miller High School, Fernando Salgado lashed out at the bailiff and had to be restrained. Salgado, 18, pleaded not guilty to four charges including assault, child cruelty, and attempted sodomy in connection with a hazing incident during summer school at the Fontana school.


The Moment Casey Anthony Heard Caylee's Body Had Been Found

Casey Anthony's jailers took her in shackles to a room where she was to be surprised by news coverage when police discovered her daughter's decomposed body, a tactic that her lawyer claims in a new book was "torture." Attorney Jose Baez writes that police hoped to get a revealing reaction, possibly a confession, out of Anthony by shocking her with the news story and refused to let her lawyer see Anthony while this was going on. READ MORE :

Woman, son arrested following death of young child

Guillermina Maldanado, 32, has been charged with child abuse, while her son was detained at the Juvenile Court Center for first-degree murder.
PHOENIX -- A Valley woman and her 14-year-old son were arrested this month following an investigation into the 2010 death of a young child.
Guillermina Maldanado, 32, has been charged with child abuse, while her son has been detained at the Juvenile Court Center for first-degree murder.
On December 29, 2010, 15-month-old Jose Valencia Maldonado was taken to Banner Good Samaritan Hospital by his mother and two other adults because he wasn’t breathing.

Investigation launched after two babies' deaths

19 Action News has learned the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office and Cleveland Homicide Detectives are investigating the deaths of two infants.

In the last 24 hours, a 3-month-old and a 5-month-old both died at Metro.


MOUNT PLEASANT: Body of missing 4-year-old boy (Carnel Chamberlain) found under family porch

Published: Thursday, June 28, 2012
Journal Register News Service
The body of a 4-year-old boy missing from the Isabella Reservation was found Thursday beneath a porch of the Tomah Road house he shared with his mother and her boyfriend.

Carnel Chamberlain disappeared from his home a week ago, prompting a massive search of land surrounding the house in the Isabella Reservation.

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Boulder detectives still seek answers in JonBenét Ramsey case

Posted June 28, 2012, 6:30 am MT
Part 1 of 3: Boulder detectives still seek answers in JonBenét Ramsey case

Continued series to be published until June 30

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Sandusky to reportedly receive monthly pension

Published June 28,
Jerry Sandusky will reportedly still receive a state pension payment of more than $4,900 per month despite being found guilty last week on 45 molestation charges, according to Pennsylvania law.

Reuters reports that, by law, the former Penn State assistant football coach would only forfeit his pension after being sentenced for an Act 140 state crime. Crimes such as extortion and bribery by a public employee are covered by that act, but not violent crimes or sexual abuse.

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Bob Bashara: What led to charges against him

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced charges Wednesday against Bob Bashara, and the Local 4 Defenders have sources telling why.
He is charged with one count of solicitation to murder. Prosecutors say Bashara tried to hire someone to kill a suspect in his wife Jane Bashara's murder. That suspect is Joe Gentz who is the only person charged with murder in Jane's death.
The Local 4 Defenders offer the following timeline of events which allegedly led up to the charges against Bob Bashara: 

Report: Toddler found dead inside junk car in backyard

Posted: Jun 28, 2012 12:45 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 28, 2012 12:45 PM EDT
By Chris Dyches
The Burke County Sheriff's Office says no charges were filed after a toddler was found dead inside a junk vehicle in the family's backyard.

According to the Burke County Sheriff, the incident happened on June 7th.

Three children, ages 5, 3, and 2, were playing in the backyard, where the family had several junk cars.

The sheriff say that when the parents went to check on the children, the two-year-old had been left inside one of the vehicle by the other siblings.

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Casey Anthony Will Be Forced To Answer Key Questions About Daughter Caylee's Death

Posted on Jun 28, 2012 @ 06:00AM
By Jen Heger - Radar Assistant Managing Editor
Casey Anthony will be forced to answer key questions about her daughter Caylee's death, despite the notorious “Tot Mom's” legal maneuvers to avoid doing so, is exclusively reporting.

Zenaida Gonzalez is suing Casey for defamation after the Florida mom told cops that a woman with a similar name had kidnapped Caylee. During Casey's deposition in the proceedings last year, she refused to answer many of the questions posed by Gonzalez's lawyer, and invoked the fifth amendment against self-incrimination because she is appealing her conviction for lying to law enforcement.

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7-year-old girl, Heaven, shot dead in Chicago

A 7-year-old girl was fatally shot in the back Wednesday outside of her family’s home in Chicago.

The girl, identified as Heaven Sutton, was selling candy with her mother and playing with friends around 10:45 p.m. in the city’s North Austin neighborhood when someone opened fire down the street, reported.

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The Moment Casey Anthony Heard Caylee's Body Had Been Found

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Casey Anthony's jailers took her in shackles to a room where she was to be surprised by news coverage when police discovered her daughter's decomposed body, a tactic that her lawyer claims in a new book was "torture."

Attorney Jose Baez writes that police hoped to get a revealing reaction, possibly a confession, out of Anthony by shocking her with the news story and refused to let her lawyer see Anthony while this was going on.

"They sent someone to Casey's cell," Baez writes in his upcoming book.

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Carnel Chamberlain's family speaks, creates Facebook page for missing Mount Pleasant 4-year-old

Published: Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 10:58 PM
Updated: Thursday, June 28, 2012, 1:17 AM
By Brad Devereaux
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI — Since 4-year-old Carnel Chamberlain was reported missing from his home six days ago, volunteers have stepped up in great numbers and police agencies from the region have come to join in the search.

Despite the passing days, Carnel's family is not giving up home that he will come home alive.

A Facebook page dedicated to the effort to locate the missing boy went live Monday night to share news coverage and offer a place to share support with his family.

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Woman Pleads Guilty In Connection With Death Of Daughter-In-Law Found In Septic Tank

Thursday June 28, 2012 1:26 PM
UPDATED: Thursday June 28, 2012 1:34 PM
LOGAN, Ohio - A woman pleaded guilty in connection with her daughter-in-law’s slaying on Thursday.

Sandra Inman pleaded guilty to guilty to murder, kidnapping, tampering with evidence and gross abuse of corpse in connection with Summer Inman’s March 2011 death. Inman’s body was found inside of a septic tank, 10TV News reported.

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GROSSE POINTE PARK: Prosecutor claims Bob Bashara tried to intimidate witnesses

By Jameson Cook

 Bob Bashara was not only charged Wednesday with trying to hire someone to kill Joe Gentz, but Bashara allegedly inquired about having other witnesses killed and tried to intimidate potential witnesses, all related to his wife’s murder case. Those are big reasons why Wayne County prosecutors asked for a $25 million bond and presumably a big part of why Bashara got a $15 million bond, cash or surety, to post to be released from the Wayne County Jail.


Teen forced to marry rapist

Amman - The ordeal of a 14-year-old girl who was kidnapped and raped repeatedly for three days has infuriated Jordanians, especially when her attacker agreed to marry her to avoid going to jail.
In conservative Muslim societies like Jordan, rapists can walk free thanks to penal code Article 308, known as the “rape-law".

Savio Family Fumes That Drew Treated Like V-I-Peterson

By Joseph Hosey
Drew Peterson may be a lonely guy while he's locked away by himself in the Will County jail, but he has plenty of people to talk to every time he goes to court. And the family of the disgraced ex-cop's slain third wife isn't happy about that at all.

"He's getting preferential treatment," said Mitch Doman, the brother-in-law of Peterson's third wife, Kathleen Savio.

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Missing Carnell Brings Old Memories of Ricky Holland

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Still missing, Amir Jennings turns 2 years old

Posted: Jun 27, 2012 10:32 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 27, 2012 10:33 PM EDT
By Meaghan Norman
Amir Jennings will be 2 years old on Thursday. He's been missing since Thanksgiving of last year.

Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott they are still investigating every tip, but no one knows where Amir is at this point.

No one, that is, except Amir's mother, Zinah Jennings, who is now 7 months pregnant with her second child.

Zinah has been in jail since December and was charged with unlawful conduct of a child. She's been in solitary confinement since an incident with a nurse over medication earlier this month.

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Zimmerman failed to appear in previous court case, fined $10,000

George Zimmerman will be back in court Friday, battling for a chance to be freed on bond, for the second time, in a high-profile murder case.

Defense attorney Mark O’Mara hopes the judge considers the former neighborhood watch volunteer’s continued cooperation with police and forgives the last bond-hearing debacle, when the defendant sat silently as his wife misled the court about his finances. Among O’Mara’s arguments: Zimmerman isn’t a flight risk or a danger to the community, nor does he have any history of failing to appear at court proceedings.

But Zimmerman was once fined $10,000 in a federal civil lawsuit because he was a no-show at his own deposition,

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RAW VIDEO: Emotional Jhessye Shockley news conference

Authorities name person of interest in missing child search

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Mom Ruled Sane In Samurai Sword Killing Of Fairfield Twins

June 27, 2012 1:21 PM
FAIRFIELD (CBS SF) – A Fairfield woman faces life in prison without parole when she is sentenced later this summer for killing her twin daughters in their apartment in October 2010.

A Solano County Superior Court jury on Tuesday found that Monica McCarrick, 29, was sane when she used a sword to kill the 3-year-old twins, Tori and Lily Ball, on Oct. 10, 2010, according to the Solano County District Attorney’s Office.

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$15M Bond Set for Bob Bashara

By Gus Burns
Published: Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 2:30 PM
Updated: Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 2:47 PM
DETROIT, MI — Bob Bashara, the Grosse Pointe man whose wife was murdered earlier this year, was charged Wednesday with trying to arrange the murder of the man arrested in wife's death.

Judge Charles W. Anderson III ordered Bashara held in a Wayne County Jail on $15 million cash or surety bond for a charge of soliciting the murder of Joseph Gentz, his one-time handyman and now accused murderer of Jane Bashara.

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State v. Zimmerman: Voice Exemplar March 22 2012 (Recording)

Released June 27, 2012 as part of State Attorney's Office discovery of evidence presentation.

Mother of Carnel Chamberlain: I took 2 polygraph tests and passed them both

By Erica Perdue
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI — The mother of 4-year-old Carnel Chamberlain, who has been missing since Thursday, said that she has taken two polygraph tests and passed both.

Jaimee Chamberlain, 21, reported her son missing at 10:12 p.m. Thursday. He is registered with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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Autopsy shows West Jordan girl sexually assaulted, killed

By Janelle Stecklein
The Salt Lake Tribune
West Jordan » Police said Wednesday that the Tuesday death of 6-year-old Sierra Newbold has been ruled a homicide.

Sgt. Drew Sanders also said the autopsy showed evidence that the girl was sexually assaulted.

He said the medical examiner’s office has determined a cause of death for the 6-year-old, but police are withholding that so as not to compromise the investigation.

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Glendale police to give update in case of missing girl (Jhessye Shockley) Wednesday

by Lisa Halverstadt - Jun. 27, 2012 07:39 AM
The Republic |
More than five months ago, authorities began sifting through trash at a landfill south of the Valley in hopes of finding a missing Glendale girl's remains.

Police said last week that the effort at the Butterfield Station Landfill in Mobile was winding down and that they had yet to find 5-year-old Jhessye Shockley's body or anything significant to their case.

The probe may take a new turn Wednesday when police are set to provide an update on their investigation into Jhessye's disappearance. A press conference is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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Jane Bashara's Murder: Husband Arrested for Allegedly Hiring Hit Man

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George Zimmerman Bullied Former Colleague, Complaint Says

One of George Zimmerman's former colleagues at CarMax, where he worked in 2008, complained formally about the man who killed Florida teen Trayvon Martin, alleging serial hazing that lasted for months and included pranks and ethnic jokes. When the salesman complained to management, Zimmerman denied the harassment.


Miami man freed in controversial self-defense ruling killed by stray bullet in Liberty City

BY DAVID OVALLE DOVALLE@MIAMIHERALD.COM Three months after he beat a murder charge under Florida’s controversial self-defense law, Miami’s Greyston Garcia was shot dead late Tuesday by a stray bullet as he drove his truck through Liberty City. The shooting was a stunning demise for a man whose case had drawn intense interest nationwide.

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Sheriff's upgrade sonar equipment to search for Sierra

Posted: Monday, June 25, 2012 4:08 pm
Santa Clara County sheriff’s investigators will be “wrapping up” a water search this week for Sierra LaMar or any evidence related to the kidnapping case, using new, high-tech sonar detection equipment that they have had access to in previous weeks.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Jose Cardoza said Monday the county’s dive team was at Chesbro Reservoir in west Morgan Hill, where they used the new sonar equipment starting last week.

The search is not related to a tip or any new evidence, but was ordered by detectives who wanted to see if the more advanced sonar devices would help in completing a more thorough search of the water ways, Cardoza said.

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Birth mom: I raised questions about Jerry Sandusky

Published June 27, 2012
Associated Press
Nearly two decades before Matt Sandusky's blockbuster allegation that he was sexually abused by his adoptive father, his biological mother raised questions about their relationship.

Debra Long fought the court system over her son's placement in the home of the famed Penn State assistant football coach, who was convicted Friday of sexually abusing 10 boys.

Her objections, which she discussed in a December interview with The Associated Press, add a new dimension to the grim trial testimony that illustrated how Sandusky wooed the victims he culled from his charity for at-risk youth.

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Mum's climb to honour missing daughter

Published date: 26 June 2012
Published by: Robert Platt
THE mother of missing cruise ship worker Rebecca Coriam is planning to climb one of the highest mountains in the world in her honour.

In February next year Ann Coriam, 52, will attempt to trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa at 19,341ft (5,895 metres).

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Attorney: Bob Bashara On Suicide Watch

June 26, 2012 9:45 AM
GROSSE POINTE (WWJ) - The attorney for Bob Bashara said the Grosse Pointe businessman has been placed on suicide watch following his Monday arrest for solicitation of murder.

Speaking to WWJ’s Marie Osborne, Bashara’s attorney David Griem said his client is unstable and completely confused after being arrested for allegedly trying to solicit someone to kill handyman Joseph Gentz – the man charged with killing Bashara’s wife, Jane.

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Casey Anthony Lived In A 'Fantasy World' When She Lied To Detectives: Lawyer

Abby Rogers
It's not Casey Anthony's fault she lied to detectives and led them on a wild goose chase in search of her daughter. She had mental health problems.

Or so claims Anthony's lead defense attorney Jose Baez in his new book "Presumed Guilty, Casey Anthony: The Inside Story."

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More searches planned for boy, 4, missing in Michigan

7:05 AM, June 26, 2012
Associated Press
More searches are planned for a 4-year-old boy reported missing from a mid-Michigan Indian reservation.

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe says the searches for Carnel Chamberlain by tribal police, other officials and volunteers if needed are expected to take place Tuesday.

Carnel's mother has said the boy was being cared for by her boyfriend at her home near Mount Pleasant while she was at work Thursday when the child disappeared.

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Attorney seeks funds for expert to challenge Rasmussen's cause of death

By Tim Gurrister
Standard-Examiner staff
Wed, 06/27/2012 - 6:42am
OGDEN — Eric Millerberg’s defense attorney intends to hire an expert to challenge the official cause of death for the teenager Millerberg is accused of killing.

On Tuesday, public defender Randall Marshall told Judge Scott Hadley he would be petitioning the court to appoint an expert to evaluate the state medical examiner’s findings in the Sept. 11 death of 16-year-old Alexis Rasmussen.

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Jury: Fairfield mom was sane when she killed her twin daughters

By Ryan Chalk/The Reporter, Vacaville
Published By Times Herald
Posted: 06/26/2012 08:15:03 PM PDT
A nine-woman, three-man Solano County Superior Court jury ruled Tuesday that Monica McCarrick, 29, was sane on Oct. 12, 2010, when she killed her children, 3-year-olds Tori and Lily Ball.
The verdict in the sanity phase of McCarrick's trial came after just a few hours of deliberation earlier Tuesday.

McCarrick showed no response as the decision was announced. Judge Peter Foor ordered her back to court in August for sentencing.

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George Zimmerman's attorney releases evidence bombshells in case

A new batch of documents was released Tuesday in the Case Against Zimmerman as State Attorney Angela Corey’s office continues to build its case.
The move comes in response to an order from Judge Kenneth Lester stating the entirety of the evidence needed to be released within 15 days.
Zimmerman’s attorney struck first with most of this evidence, releasing most of it through the website

PD: Father kidnapped, threatened to hurt 1-year-old son

Christopher Verland Ayers and his 1-year-old son, Christopher.
Christopher Verland Ayers and his 1-year-old son, Christopher.

PHOENIX -- Police are turning to the public to help them find a Phoenix man and his 1-year-old son.
According to Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson, Christopher Verland Ayers took the little boy after arguing with his girlfriend Tuesday late Tuesday afternoon. Investigators are concerned that the baby, also named Christopher, could be in danger. Thompson said Ayers made threats to hurt himself and his little son.


No Jail Time Sought in Md. Neighborhood Watch Case

Maryland prosecutors are not seeking jail time for a former member of an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood watch group convicted in the beating of a black teenager.
Twenty-four-year-old Eliyahu Werdesheim faces sentencing Wednesday for second-degree assault and false imprisonment. His 22-year-old brother, Avi, was acquitted. The case drew comparisons to the fatal shooting of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.


Grosse Pointe Husband Allegedly Caught on Tape Ordering Hit

Investigators say they have video and audio of Bob Bashara attempting a hit on his former handyman, Joe Gentz, who confessed to killing Bashara's wife, Jane. An informant worked with police in a sting operation and Bashara, 54, allegedly paid $2,000 for the hit, even signing a receipt, sources told ABC News.


New defense attorneys picked in Sherry Arnold case

A new team of defense attorneys has been appointed to represent one of two suspects charged in the murder of a Montana high school teacher. State District Judge Richard Simonton appointed Alfred Avignone, Lisa Banick and Eric Brewer as the public defenders for 23-year-old Michael Keith Spell of Parachute, Colo. No explanation was given for the replacement of the two attorneys who previously represented Spell.

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Attorney seeks funds for expert to challenge Rasmussen's cause of death

OGDEN — Eric Millerberg’s defense attorney intends to hire an expert to challenge the official cause of death for the teenager Millerberg is accused of killing.
On Tuesday, public defender Randall Marshall told Judge Scott Hadley he would be petitioning the court to appoint an expert to evaluate the state medical examiner’s findings in the Sept. 11 death of 16-year-old Alexis Rasmussen.

Woman indicted 2 months after slaying-baby kidnapping

Verna McClain, 30, is charged with capital murder in the death of Kala Golden Schuchardt, 28, and kidnapping of her infant son, Keegan Schuchardt, from Northwoods Pediatric Center on April 17, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.
McClain is being held at the Montgomery County Jail without bail.

Family remembers Greenwood teen on anniversary of her disappearance

After Jill Behrman, but before Lauren Spierer, there was the case of Brookley Louks. She was a 19-year-old Greenwood woman who disappeared ten years ago Sunday, and has never been found.
"I just remember my best friend Erica and I driving everywhere and we couldn't find anything," recalls Mista, Brookley's sister.

Sanford seeks state's help in Zimmerman case

SANFORD, Fla. - The City of Sanford is asking the Florida state government for help pay for the some of the costs related to the George Zimmerman case, the neighborhood watchman who faces a second-degree murder charge after police said he shot and killed Trayvon Martin. So far, costs related to the case are more than $385,000, including:


Grandmother 'cuts off' her eight-month-old baby granddaughter's hands

An eight-month-old baby is recovering in hospital after having both her hands chopped off by her grandmother. The incident took place when the grandmother was caring for the little girl while her parents were at work in the Shandong Province of China. The grandmother's motives are not yet known as she remains in a coma since the incident, after she attempted to kill herself. Read more:

John Gardner Profiled In Local Author's New Book

The parents of Amber Dubois and Chelsea King refused to be part of Rother's book, titled "Lost Girls." "If you had to describe John Gardner today, in one word, what would it be?" asked Hunt. READ MORE :

Search for missing boy becomes criminal probe

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say the search for a 4-year-old boy reported missing from a mid-Michigan Indian reservation is now a criminal investigation.

Carnel Chamberlain disappeared last Thursday while in the care of his mother's boyfriend.
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe spokesman Frank Cloutier says a search warrant to collect physical evidence was executed Monday. He says the warrant was related to the mother's boyfriend, but did not offer further details.

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Alicia DeBolt murder: Kansas cheerleader's killer, Adam Longoria, sentenced to life term

June 26, 2012 3:13 PM
(CBS/AP) GREAT BEND, Kan. - A Kansas man convicted of capital murder in the killing 14-year-old cheerleader Alicia DeBolt, whose burned remains were found at the asphalt plant where he worked, was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison.

Adam Longoria, 38, was formally sentenced to life imprisonment without the chance of parole for Alicia's murder. Barton County Judge Hannelore Kitts had little leeway in deciding Longoria's punishment because a capital murder conviction in Kansas carries a mandatory sentence of at least life without parole. Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty.

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