Reported by: Kimberly Nelson WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) – Three strikes and you're out. The family of Susan Powell has filed a third request with the city of West Valley for the police files into their daughter’s disappearance. If this third request is denied they say they’re prepared to file a lawsuit.
Josh Powell, the only publicly named person in the disappearance of his wife Susan Powell, is dead. He killed himself along with his two children in a house fire back in February. Now, five months later, the West Valley Police Department is still unwilling to share their records into Susan’s disappearance with her family.
Posted on: 5:34 pm
July 31, 2012
by Joe Millitzer
ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Latonya Davis, 21 is charged with endangering the welfare of a child by the City of St. Louis. Police say that she was caring for her two year old daughter and babysitting a three year old boy. She allegedly directed the two to fight and recorded the action and posted it to facebook. In the video the defendant can be heard laughing while the fighting children cry hysterically.
By Dan Carden INDIANAPOLIS | Engelica Castillo was ordered to serve 65 years in prison instead of life for murdering her 2-year-old cousin, Jada Justice. The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Castillo's original sentence of life without the possibility of parole was inappropriate.
In a 4-1 decision, written by Chief Justice Brent Dickson, the state's high court said the evidence against Castillo was insufficient for a Lake County jury to find she "knowingly or intentionally" killed Justice, but was sufficient for Castillo to be found guilty of murder as an accomplice.
ORLANDO - George Zimmerman wants to change the terms of his probation that require him to live in Seminole County while he awaits trial.
His lawyer, Mark O'Mara, said one main concern is money. He said Seminole County is the most dangerous place for Zimmerman to live, and the cost of round-the-clock security is draining the defense fund.
"We're preparing to file a motion to modify George's bond to allow him to move out of Seminole County," said O'Mara.
Julia Prodis Sulek Posted: 07/31/2012 08:54:39 AM PDT Updated: 07/31/2012 11:45:25 AM PDT
The man accused of kidnapping and murdering 15-year-old Sierra LaMar didn't appear at his court hearing Tuesday and his case was continued until Aug. 29. But that didn't stop more than a dozen volunteers who are continuing to search for her from showing up to show their support for the LaMar family.
They started in the courtroom hallway, holding hands in a circle, bowing their heads and praying.
Published: July 30, 2012 By Jonathan McFadden and Anna Douglas — The Herald ROCK HILL — The grandparents of a 2-month-old baby who died in May are charged with neglect after a police investigation produced evidence for prosecution, authorities say.
Robert Eugene Bryson, 58, and Toni Chavis, 56, both of 844 Willowbrook Ave., were arrested last week and charged with unlawful conduct toward a child, according to Rock Hill Police documents.
Jaylin Chavis died May 7 of positional asphyxiation, said York County Coroner Sabrina Gast.
By IAN SPARKS PUBLISHED: 06:10 EST, 31 July 2012 UPDATED: 07:11 EST, 31 July 2012
The 'remorseless' ex-wife of one of Europe's most reviled child killers is to be released from prison to spend the next ten years 'at prayer' in a convent.
Michelle Martin, 52, has served 16 years of 30-year jail term for complicity in the imprisonment and murder of the young victims of Belgian serial killer husband Marc Dutroux.
Families of Dutroux's victims have branded the ruling by the Belgian court in Mons as 'an outrage'.
6:24 PM, July 30, 2012 By Tammy Stables Battaglia and Eric D. Lawrence
Memorial services are scheduled this week for two Westland teens found shot to death.
Services for Jourdan Bobbish, 17, are set for 11:30 a.m. Friday at Morning Star Church, 29863 Dawson, Garden City. The service is open to the public, and a luncheon will follow at the church, according to a statement from the family Monday.
JULY 31, 2012 AT 8:27 AM BY CHRISTINE FERRETTI THE DETROIT NEWS Detroit— Robert Bashara is expected to face a formal arraignment Tuesday in Wayne County Circuit Court after being ordered to stand trial on charges of solicitation of murder.
Bashara of Grosse Pointe Park is set to appear before Circuit Judge Bruce Morrow. He's accused of attempting to hire a hit man to kill handyman Joseph Gentz, who is jailed in the January killing of Bashara's wife, Jane.
July 31, 2012 By Elisha Anderson and Joe Swickard Detroit Free Press Staff Writers
The two members of the original defense team representing Bashara in the case, attorneys David Griem and Christina Utley, are expected to be in court this morning, Utley said.
"We have to go in front of court ... to do a substitution," she said.
BY LAURA BAUER The Kansas City Star
One child named Katie took out her crayons and colored a handful of pictures for a little girl she’s never met.
Another named Eva just wanted that same little girl to know she’s praying for her. And a group of Sunday school kids from a Kansas City, Kan., church put markers and stickers, glitter and glue on construction paper to help make LP, the girl they’ve heard about through the news, feel special.
Five weeks ago, authorities found the 10-year-old — known in police records only as LP — locked in a dark and tiny closet, her 32-pound body frail and malnourished. Authorities believe she was kept hidden inside her mom’s Kansas City apartment for several years, not allowed to play outside or go to school. Her mother reportedly kept a bowl and a bottle behind the couch where the girl would sometimes eat.
Published: July 31, 2012 By Noelle Phillips COLUMBIA — Bloodstains found on a blanket in Zinah Jennings’ car trunk belonged to the South Carolina woman's missing son, police said during a Monday court hearing.
But a judge must decide whether the blanket can be presented as evidence in her trial, set for late August.
Hemphill Pride II, Jennings’ defense attorney, asked Monday that the bloodstained blanket be barred from the trial because it would prejudice a jury in deciding whether Jennings should be convicted of unlawful conduct toward a child.
She has not been charged with killing her toddler son, Amir, but the blanket would imply that, Pride said.
A community meeting took place Monday
evening, to talk about how to remember the death of Trayvon Martin in a
respectful way. His memorial was taken down three weeks ago. Items like
teddy bears and pictures were boxed up by the city and are being stored
at the Sanford Museum. While some say, it's about time the memorial was
cleaned up, others call it an insult.
Trayvon Martin was killed there were memorials put at the gate, they
were there for several months and at my direction they were removed."
City Manager Norton Bonaparte explained to residents, why he took down a
memorial forTrayvon Martin outside The Retreat at Twin Lakes,"We were
George Zimmerman's wife is being arraigned.
But the court hearing Tuesday in Sanford, Fla., is expected to be uneventful since Shellie Zimmerman already has entered a plea of not guilty to a perjury charge.
She waived her requirement to attend and wasn't going to be present during the hearing. Because of that, the judge won't call her name although it remains on the docket.
KCRG/Gazette/Courier/KCCI Staff Reports Story Created: Jul 30, 2012 at 4:06 PM CDT Story Updated: Jul 30, 2012 at 4:06 PM CDT EVANSDALE, Iowa - One of the two girls at the heart of an abduction case in eastern Iowa turns 9 years old on Tuesday.
Elizabeth Collins, 8, and Lyric Cook, 10, were last seen about 12:15 p.m. on July 13 in downtown Evansdale. Their bikes and a purse were found along a trail on the southeast corner of Meyers Lake at about 4 p.m..
By NICHOLAS RICCARDI 07/30/12 03:10 PM ET CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- The Colorado woman who lost her 6-year-old daughter in the Aurora theater shooting and suffered a miscarriage is expected to be paralyzed as a result of her injuries, a family member said Monday.
MaryEllen Hansen said that doctors still hope her niece, Ashley Moser, will have use of her arms.
Moser's daughter, Veronica Moser-Sullivan, was the youngest person slain in the July 20 shooting. On Saturday, Moser's family announced that Moser had suffered a miscarriage related to the trauma of the shooting. Moser suffered gunshot wounds to the neck and abdomen.
By: Michael Baldwin, newsnet5.com By: Tina Kaufmann, newsnet5.com ASHLAND, Ohio - The parents of wanted fugitive Nate Summerfield, who's accused of murdering Ashland mom Lynn Jackenheimer, are seeking custody of their 3-year-old son, Leland.
Jackenheimer's parents have had custody of the children, ages 3 and 13, since their daughter disappeared and was later found murdered. When the Jackenheimers went to Ashland Family Court Monday to request full custody of Leland, they learned the Summerfields are also petitioning to get full custody of the boy.
Posted: 1:08 PM By: Ashley Loose PHOENIX - A Phoenix woman has been arrested, accused of murdering and dismembering her elderly mother.
Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump said officers early Monday morning responded to a call of a deceased person inside a home near 47th Avenue and Cactus Road. Crews reportedly located the body of 73-year-old Deborah Hatley.
Posted: Jul 30, 2012 5:02 PM EDT Updated: Jul 30, 2012 5:09 PM EDT Christy Hendricks JACKSON, MO (KFVS) -
After listening to testimony from 18 witnesses, Judge Gary Kamp ruled there is probable cause to send Clay Waller's murder case to circuit court.
The 41-year-old Jackson man is accused of killing his estranged wife, Jacque. Her body's not been found.
July 30, 2012 | 12:10 pm
Dr. Conrad Murray asked an appellate court Monday to order lab testing on a piece of evidence that his defense said might cast doubt on his guilt in Michael Jackson’s death.
In a filing Monday, a lawyer for Murray asked justices for the Second District Court of Appeal to authorize forensic analysis on residue in a bottle of propofol taken from the bedroom of the pop star’s rented Holmby Hills mansion.
Posted by Jose Lambiet on Jul 30, 2012 in Palm Beach
The European rising rugby star arrested in Delray Beach two weeks ago in connection with an alleged rape has been released on bond, Gossip Extra has learned.
Maxime Devignez, 18, was ordered to surrender his passport and pay a $100,000-bond. He was released in the custody of family friends in Delray.
The family of Susan Cox Powell has filed a third request with West Valley City for documents related to the missing woman’s case.
Anne Bremner, a Washington attorney who represents the missing mom’s estate and her parents, filed an appeal on Friday with the West Valley City Council after the police department and city manager rejected her request for "any and all investigative files" related to the disappearance of the young mother on Dec. 7, 2009.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The FBI said Monday that it paid reward money to more than one person who gave authorities information that helped them find a fugitive accused of killing a mother and 14-year-old her daughter
The information directly led authorities to Adam Mayes in the woods of north Mississippi on May 10, the FBI said.
A lawsuit was filed Monday in Pierce County Superior Court on behalf
of three teenage girls against Backpage.com. The lawsuit contends the
girls were advertised and sold as prostitutes for the website’s “escort”
Two of the girls were 13 years old and the other girl
was 15 years old at the time of the alleged incidents. The girls are now
17 and 15 years old.
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) - David Kiluk is a 4th grade teacher at George Washington Academy in Mount Clemens, but now the 43-year-old is facing federal child porn charges after investigators say they found "child sexually abusive material" on his computer.
According to court documents, Kiluk told investigators that he's attracted to boys and has downloaded between 500 - 1,000 videos of child pornography.
Monday morning, the victim's brother, Daniel Mayoral, led a rally
protesting a judge's decision to reduce the sentence of his brother's
killer. Fourteen-year-old Giovanny Mayoral was shot and killed by Joshua
Ladson in August 2006. Ladson was 16 at the time. According to
prosecutors, Giovanny had just fixed up a small green dirt bike and was
riding with his brother Daniel, when prosecutors said Ladson got upset
that Giovanny passed him at a high rate of speed and shot him from eight
to 10 feet away.
woman reportedly swerving in the lanes on U.S. 26 early Sunday morning
with her four children inside the vehicle had a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit, police said.
Corona, 25, of Aloha, had a blood-alcohol level of .15. She's been charged with driving
under the influence of alcohol and four counts of reckless endangering, according to a release from the Washington
County Sheriff’s Office.
Holmes was emotionless, and his eyes seemed heavy. He mostly sat back
in his chair, sometimes swaying side to side during the proceedings.
His gaze often drifted to one of the eight officers stationed in the
courtroom, the attorneys or judge.
At one point, he stared at the
ceiling. At another, he closed his eyes as if dozing off. He spoke only
once, when Sylvester asked him whether he understood that his attorneys
had waived a time restriction for his preliminary hearing.
MCDONALD, Pa., July 30 (UPI) -- A
Pennsylvania man was arrested after allegedly choking his wife over an
argument about a chat room she was visiting, police said.
Scott Edward Samstag, 39, was arrested Friday night and charged with
two counts of simple assault and one count each of aggravated assault,
reckless endangerment and harassment, the Washington (Pa.)
The Orlando attorney who made headlines last year for defending “tot mom” Casey Anthony is planting roots back home again. Miami nativeJose Baez is opening a branch of the Baez Law Firm in Coral Gables next month, dabbling in criminal defense, personal injury and immigration. He’ll be at Books & Books in Coral Gables at 8 p.m. Monday to talk about his new book,Presumed Guilty: Casey Anthony: The Inside Story (BenBella, $26.99).
A 15-year-old girl was seriously injured on Sunday night when her family was caught in the middle of a shootout in Pine Hills, according to Orange County sheriff's deputies.
Deputies said it happened Sunday night near the Monument of Faith Church at North Lane and Powers Drive. The family was celebrating the mother's birthday and leaving church when two cars sped up to them and they heard gunshots.
Published July 29, 2012FoxNews.com DENVER – As attorneys for the suspect in a Colorado movie theater rampage fight to find the source of media leaks about his case, more details are emerging about the psychiatrist who documents show treated him.
Attorneys for 24-year-old James Holmes disclosed he was a "psychiatric patient" of Dr. Lynne Fenton in a court motion Friday, as they sought to discover the source of leaks to media outlets that he sent the psychiatrist a package containing a notebook with descriptions of an attack.
The revelation is the first indication that Holmes may have sought help before the rampage that killed 12 people and wounded 58.
By COLLEEN CURRYJuly 29, 2012
The murder trial of former Illinois cop Drew Peterson could hinge on the statements of two women who won't be at that trial: his third wife he is accused of murdering and his fourth wife who has disappeared.
A jury of seven men and five women will hear opening arguments Monday on whether Peterson, 58, killed his then-wife Kathleen Savio in 2004 and made it look like an accident.
Sunday - 7/29/2012, 2:00am ET
The siblings of Robyn Gardner, the 35-year-old Frederick woman who went missing in Aruba last August, say they have faith that their sister is alive and they are speaking publicly for the first time in a bid to renew coverage of Gardner's disappearance.
"We want to keep the story alive, just in case there's somebody out there who knows some information, anything," said her sister, Danielle Colson-Unglesbee.
Andrew Colson, who signs updates to a Facebook awareness group as Gardner's "little 'big' brother," said they are also speaking now to focus attention on Robyn's personality.
Physical abuse of children carries undeniable marks of pain, but in many cases the hidden scars associated with psychological abuse
may be more detrimental in the long run, according to an American
Academy of Pediatrics position statement published Monday in the journal
July 28. 2012 7:54PM By NANCY WEST New Hampshire Sunday News
Information about a man charged in the random kidnapping and murder of an 18-year-old girl in Alaska in February has been shared with investigators in New Hampshire, according to Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young.
The man, Israel Keyes, 34, is also reported to be a person of interest in the random abduction and murder of an Essex, Vt., couple who disappeared last year, the month before 11-year-old Celina Cass was found slain in West Stewartstown.
By JEANNIE NUSS - The Associated Press Saturday, Jul. 28, 2012 | 06:52 PM LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- An Arkansas man suspected of killing his parents and taking his adopted 12-year-old sister to Memphis will be extradited to face capital murder charges, Little Rock police said Sunday.
Meanwhile, detectives have picked up his sister in Tennessee and brought her back to Arkansas, where she is in Department of Human Services custody while her family makes arrangements for her care, Little Rock police spokeswoman Sgt. Cassandra Davis said in a statement.
Police issued an Amber Alert for the girl Saturday after her parents were found dead in their Little Rock home. A church member going to meet Bobby Whitlow looked inside the home and saw Annette Whitlow lying on the living room floor by a fireplace, according to a police report. He called police, who discovered Bobby Whitlow in the kitchen.
Posted: Jul 29, 2012 10:15 PM by Erin Steuber Updated: Jul 29, 2012 10:24 PM
An emotional night in Duson, as friends and family of missing teen, Keiosha Felix gathered for a candlelight vigil. Many gathered at the park in Duson off of Fourth Street to honor missing teen Keiosha. Family, friends and strangers lighting candles and releasing balloons.
"It feels wonderful, it's a wonderful feeling to see all these people out here to support us and what were going through," said Keiosha's aunt Lena Lewis. "I'm very grateful to everyone that made it here today."
By NBC News wire services
AURORA, Colo. - Colorado shooting suspect James Eagan Holmes was likely facing eviction from the Aurora apartment that authorities say he booby-trapped with explosives, neighbors said.
Holmes, a former University of Colorado graduate student, is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others in a shooting rampage at a midnight movie premiere of "A Dark Knight Rises" on July 20, and wiring his apartment with enough explosives to have leveled the building if they had detonated.
Last Updated: July 30, 2012 7:07:43 am (Knox County, Ky.) – A new lead in the case of missing Florence teenager Paige Johnson did not result in her location Sunday.
The 17-year-old mother left her Florence home to visit with friends in Covington in September 2010. She has not been seen or heard from since.
Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders said on his website Sunday that detectives are following a lead at a farm outside of Barbourville in southeastern Kentucky. The information had been received from police in Ohio.
The University of Colorado psychiatrist who was treating James Holmes, the man accused of the Aurora movie theater massacre, is medical director of student mental health services and a researcher into schizophrenia. Holmes' treatment and recognition of mental problems could play a crucial part in his trial.
"If you want to describe Alex in one word, he was just good," says his father, Tom Teves. "He wasn't a standout in anything, but he cared about people."
It is the goodness of humanity that Teves wants the world to know and remember: the virtues of his son -- and the 11 others killed at a midnight premiere of the latest Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," in a cinema in Aurora, Colorado.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.- A child overdosed on pills after being left alone in a car this weekend.
Clarksville Police say the mother left the young child in her car while she mowed a nearby yard. During that time, the child got into the mother's purse and ate some of her medication.
Despite a public family showdown, Katherine Jackson and Michael Jackson's three kids all showed up at the Jackson Brothers' "Unity Tour" ... even though one of the members, Jermaine Jackson, is actively trying to overthrow the MJ estate.
TMZ obtained footage of Katherine arriving at the concert in Saratoga last night (to a small round of applause from the crowd) where Marlon, Tito, Jackie and Jermaine are continuing their tour, despite the current family rift.
INDIO — An Indio man who killed his live-in girlfriend's 17-month-old daughter was sentenced Friday to 25 years to life in prison.
Anthony Pacheco, 27, was convicted in May of second-degree murder and assault on a child with great bodily injury for the Oct. 25, 2008, death of Mya Whitman.
A 17-month-old toddler who was taken from a house in West Auckland has been found alive and well.
Toddler Alyssa Barker was taken from her home near Kaukapakapa, northwest of Auckland, yesterday at around 3pm by Skye Mason who had been living with the girl's family in the days leading up to the kidnapping.
QUINCY, PA. -- A man in south-central Pennsylvania confronting his wife about custody arrangements for their daughter shot to death three people, then fled with the 4-year-old girl before the two were found about 250 miles away in Ohio, authorities said Saturday.
Kevin Cleeves was trying to contact his wife Friday to make arrangements to pick up his daughter Leia, but she didn't answer the phone, so he went to a home in Quincy Township, the (Waynesboro) Record-Herald (http://bit.ly/O5EeFX) reported, citing court records.