PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -- Today a judge sentenced 58-year-old Daniel Snodgrass, a circus performer, to life in prison after he was found guilty of molestation and sexual battery charges.
Snodgrass was found guilty of tying a young girl under the age of 12 to his bed and sexually abusing her, according to a news release from the office of R.J. Larizza, State Attorney for the 7th Judicial Circuit of Florida.
TACOMA, Wash. -- A Buckley mother accused of putting bleach on her infant daughter's eyes pleaded not guilty Monday.
Jennifer L. Mothershead turned herself in to police on Friday and is being held for investigation of first-degree assault.
14-month-old daughter was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center on May
12, 2011 for a head injury, but doctors also found some bruising and
eye infection, according to the statement of probable cause.
Seven members of a beloved Bronx family — including three generations
of grandparents, daughters and granddaughters — were killed yesterday
when their speeding SUV flew over a highway guardrail and plunged 60
feet into a secluded area of The Bronx Zoo, authorities said.
lost my family — what can I say? I don’t want to be here. I want to
die,’’ said stricken Juan Gonzalez, 45, whose wife, Maria, and
10-year-old daughter, Jocelyn, were killed in the horrific accident.
The Susan, Charlie and Braden Memorial Committee has been hard at work the past two months planning a memorial sculpture to honor and remember Susan Cox Powell and her two sons, Charlie and Braden. We are now accepting artist applications for the memorial art.
We are also looking for land suitable to place these memorials in or near West Valley City, Utah and Puyallup, Washington. Please view and download the PDF files below. Interested artists, please download the Call for Artists application and return it electronically to the committee by June 1, 2012. If you own land you would like to discuss donating, please read the Call for Locations and contact the Susan, Charlie and Braden Memorial Committee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Metro police charged a Hermitage woman
with two counts of aggravated child rape and felony child abuse after
she admitted to inserting the handle of a hair brush into a two-year-old
According to police, Becky Burlison was babysitting the victim last Friday when the incident occurred.
BEAVER, Pa. - Police say two teenage girls who fell asleep while
sunbathing on a rural Pennsylvania road have been struck by a car.
Beaver County Police Department tells WTAE-TV that 13-year-olds
Samantha Schermanhorn and Kaylie George were hit by the vehicle Sunday
A vintage Davey Johnstone guitar strap, signed by Elton and all the members of the current Elton John band, has been added to the fabulous items being auctioned in aid of Hillsides Foster Soles.
Held during Foster Care Awareness Month, the online auction on eBay.com raises awareness of foster care issues. 35,000 children are receiving child welfare services in Los Angeles, USA. If you would like to participate or find out more about Hillsides please click here.
The body of a 7-year-old girl was found at the bottom of a Fort Gordon
lake Sunday afternoon after a search involving more than a hundred
volunteers and multiple rescue agencies.
Hannah Ross, whom family members said was autistic, had left her house
upset about 6:40 p.m. Saturday. Buz Yarnell, a Fort Gordon public
affairs spokesman, said when Ross was distressed, she had to touch
water, which they believe led to her death.
attorney plans to delay the defense team's request for evidence from
prosecutors and wants to protect potential witnesses in the Trayvon Martin shooting case, according to the attorney-run website.
In a new website posted today on gzlegalcase.com, Zimmerman's legal team
said it would delay its demand for discovery, the legal process in
which prosecutors are required to share evidence with the defense and
would make such evidence a public record.
Sanford is searching for an outsider to temporarily run its troubled
Police Department, and whoever takes the job will face a deeply divided
community and little time to build trust, criminal-justice experts and
community leaders say.
"I think he will be extradited within the next three months," Joran van der Sloot's attorney Maximo Altez told CNN.
A judge in Peru
approved a U.S. government request for van der Sloot's "provisional
detention" -- the first step in the international extradition process,
CNN reports. Now the ball is back in the United States' court, so to
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A pregnant woman and a robbery suspect are recovering from serious injuries Monday after a weekend shootout with police.
woman's spinal cord was shattered in the shooting, leaving her
paralyzed. Investigators are still trying to find out who shot the
ORLANDO, Fla. -- George Zimmerman is back online. This time, his website is being run by his defense attorney.
Mark O'Mara Law Group confirmed that www.GZlegalcase.com belongs to
them. It's a place where people can information about Zimmerman's case,
and even ask questions.
A Clallam County couple was arrested for forcibly abducting their own children. The children, 4 and 1, had been taken from them by court order and placed in the care of Child Protective Services.
The abduction occurred after an argument between the couple and the children's guardian about illegal drug use. The couple, a 27-year-old male and 30-year-old female, put the children in the car and fled west on Highway 101 from Sequim toward Port Angeles.
TUCSON, Ariz. -- While there is still no sign of 6-year-old Isabel Celis, who disappeared from her Tucson home more than a week ago, police have identified one person on surveillance video released in connection with the case.
“This isn't 'CSI: Tucson,' where we are going to solve this in one hour," said Lt. Fabian Pacheco with Tucson Police Department. "This is going to take us awhile.”
TACOMA, Wash — Steven Powell, who is charged with voyeurism and
possession of child pornography, will likely stand trial as scheduled in
less than two weeks.
Attorneys for both sides met with Pierce County
Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper Wednesday to work out a final
schedule for the trial.
BILLINGS, Mont.—Prosecutors on Friday filed
murder charges and said they intend to seek the death penalty against
two men accused of kidnapping a Montana teacher whose body was
discovered in North Dakota two months after she disappeared.
WINTER PARK, Fla. -
The Orange County Sheriff says arrests are coming after the bodies of two teens were found burning earlier this month.
bodies of Nicholas Presha, 16, and Jeremy Stewart, 18, were found by
two bicyclists at about 6:40 a.m. on April 15th just off Cady Way Trail
near Full Sail University.
Fort Bragg soldier Kelli Bordeaux went missing April 14, 2012 around 1:20 a.m. (Facebook/Facebook)
A new photo released by investigators today of Kelli Bordeaux shows the
missing Fort Bragg soldier using her iPhone right before she headed out
for the night in Fayetteville, NC, and disappeared, according to ABC News.
Bordeaux, 23, was last seen two weeks ago leaving Froggy Bottoms bar
around 1:20 a.m. on April 14. The marine was reported missing when she
failed to report to duty on Monday.
WOFL - Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings and detectives from the
Orange County Sheriff's Office Homicide Unit told Fox 35 that "suspects
have been identified" in the brutal murder of two Winter Park High
NORTH BEND -- A body found in an underground bunker in the Rattlesnake Ridge wilderness area is believed to be Peter Keller.
Keller is accused of murdering his wife and daughter last week, then setting his North Bend home on fire. Deputies were able to track him to a bunker he has been building for the past 8 years on Rattlesnake Ridge.
SYCAMORE – The attorney representing William “Billy” Curl is asking that the court bar any sort of support activity on the courthouse lawn during the June trial.
Curl, 35, is accused of killing Northern Illinois University student Antinette “Toni” Keller in October 2010. His attorney, public defender Regina Harris, filed two motions Friday as Curl appeared in court via closed-circuit TV from the DeKalb County Jail.
The first motion asks the court to prevent the state from bringing up Curl’s prior convictions of possession of drug paraphernalia in 2004, violation of bail bond in 2004 and criminal damage to property in 2000.
The second motion asks that the court issue an order barring the state, its witnesses, family members of Keller or anyone from taking part in what is being called “Summoning the Yellow” on the courthouse lawn on any day of the trial.
Authorities are planning their next move today after they pumped tear
gas into the hillside bunker of a survivalist who allegedly shot his
wife and daughter in the head and set the family home on fire.
Three dozen SWAT officers hiked through rugged terrain and undergrowth
near the Rattlesnake Ridge trail in the Cascade foothills of Washington
Friday to reach the elaborate bunker where authorities believe Peter
Keller, 41, is hiding.
Tucson, Arizona police are looking for a group of five people who were
captured on surveillance video leaving a club near the home of Isabel
Celis around the time the 6-year-old disappeared.
The three women and two men were captured on camera just a block from the Celis house on the night the girl vanished.
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A grand jury will hear evidence in the case of
a Columbia woman, whose child has been missing since late November.
Prosecutors will begin presenting information to the jurors next week
regading Zinah Jennings. If it's determined there is enough evidence,
an indictment could be brought against her, although at this time, it's
unclear what charges she could potentially face.
Christine Frederick and two others were arrested Friday night at a home in Farmington Hills. The swat team busted in the windows and raided the home. They also took several items from inside.
Frederick is thought to have supplied 19-year-old Tucker Cipriano with drugs the night before he allegedly beat his father, Bob, to death with a baseball bat and leaving his mother, Rose, and brother, Sal, in critical condition.
According to a friend, Tucker got high on synthetic marijuana the night before the planned to break-in at his parents' Farmington Hills home.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Prosecutors on Friday filed murder charges and said
they intend to seek the death penalty against two men accused of
kidnapping a Montana teacher whose body was discovered in North Dakota
two months after she disappeared.
Lester Van Waters Jr., 48, and Michael Keith Spell, 22, are
accused of grabbing Sherry Arnold off a street in Sidney, Mont., on Jan.
7 while she was on a pre-dawn run.
Prosecutors alleged Friday that the 28-year-old man charged with murdering Phylicia Barnes asphyxiated the teenager in her sister's Northwest Baltimore apartment, and then moved her body using a 35-gallon plastic tub.
Michael Maurice Johnson, the ex-boyfriend of Phylicia's older half-sister, was seen by a neighbor sweating and struggling to move a container from the apartment, Assistant State's Attorney Lisa Goldberg said at a hearing while arguing against bail for Johnson.
LUGOFF, SC (WIS) - It's hard for Melissa Ogle and her brother Anthony Anderson to understand.
"What parent couldn't feel heartache?" said Ogle. "My heart was broken. My heart is still broke for her. I don't know what drives a person to do that to an innocent child."
When they first saw the news that a 4-year-old girl in Lugoff had several broken bones and other injuries of abuse, not tended to for months, they had to find a way to help.
Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews called this case of child abuse, "horrific."
The girl's mother and her live-in boyfriend are charged with abusing the child.
"The whole county, the whole state for that matter was angry and everybody wanted to do something,' said Anderson. "It was just an outburst of anger. Everyone wanted to hurt something. But it wasn't the solution. The little girl was in the hospital. She needed our prayers. She needed our help."