DHHS caseworker blames baby's death on suspect's mother's 'neglect'

DHHS spelled out that allegation in a "Notice of Substantiation or Indication and Your Right to Appeal," dated Aug. 10, that was sent to Amanda Huard, 30, of Center Road in Fairfield.

 Maine State Police have charged Huard's 10-year-old daughter with manslaughter in the July 8 death of Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway of Clinton, after an incident at Huard's home.

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  http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/DHHS-caseworker-blames-babys-death-on-mothers-neglect.html

Mother of slain infant demands more charges



Brooklyn Foss Greenaway
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The mother of a 3-month-old girl who police say was killed by her baby sitter's 10-year-old daughter is demanding more charges.

 Earlier this week, investigators announced the death of Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway in July was a homicide.

 Police said the infant died while being watched by Amanda Huard.

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  http://www.wmtw.com/news/maine/central/Mother-of-slain-infant-demands-more-charges/-/8791976/16448538/-/d7dwesz/-/index.html#ixzz25AiF4xB4

Parents Want Teacher Fired After Bullying of Son Caught on Tape (Video)


Murder warrant issued for man in ex-girlfriend's death

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —
The Orange County Sheriff's Office issued a first-degree murder warrant for the man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend.

Officials issued the warrant for 33-year-old Kris Gould who was the only person of interest in the death of Jorgete Acarie.

Acarie, 43, was found dead in her Forrest Run lane home near Dr. Phillips on Sunday. Her 2-year-old son with Gould was in the house when his mother was shot multiple times, authorities said.

Acarie's sister Viviane Acarie said the boy watched his mother being shot to death.

Viviane Acarie said in a childlike way he described to the family what happened and who did it.

Read more: http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/orange-county/Murder-warrant-issued-for-man-in-ex-girlfriend-s-death/-/12978032/16442700/-/2uhft2z/-/index.html

Police work to identify victim after a woman's torso found in Niagara River

Friday, August 31, 2012 2:26 PM
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. - Police in Ontario have determined the torso recovered from the lower Niagara River belongs to a Caucasian woman between 20 and 40 years old.

Police say the preliminary post-mortem indicates the woman had a pierced navel and at least one caesarean section scar.

Read more: http://www.ksdk.com/news/world/article/335866/28/Womans-torso-found-in-Niagara-River

W.Va. man gets 40 years for sniper-style slaying

Updated 9:26 a.m., Friday, August 31, 2012
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man convicted of one of three sniper-style slayings that rattled the Kanawha Valley in 2003 was sentenced Friday to the maximum 40 years in prison.

Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge Duke Bloom also said Shawn Lester, 37, of Charleston will not get credit for time served since his arrest, media outlets reported.

Lester pleaded guilty on July 30 to second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Jeanne Patton. In exchange for the plea, first-degree murder charges were dropped in the deaths of Patton, Okey Meadows Jr. and Gary Carrier Jr.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/W-Va-man-gets-40-years-for-sniper-style-slaying-3830893.php

X-rated evidence removed from murder suspects' home in Killgore investigation (Video)

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DA: Death for Pa. man in killings of wife, girls

The Associated Press
Published: Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 - 7:11 am
INDIANA, Pa. -- A district attorney says he'll pursue the death penalty against a western Pennsylvania man awaiting trial on charges that he killed his two young daughters and his estranged wife.

Indiana County District Attorney Patrick Dougherty (DAWK'-er-tee) says he's "never been involved in a more horrible case" than the prosecution of 41-year-old Lewis Beatty, of Home.

Beatty's attorney, Fred Hummel, says he anticipated the decision but otherwise declined comment.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/08/31/4775769/da-death-for-pa-man-in-killings.html

Zinah Jennings delivers second child; trial delayed

Friday, Aug. 31, 2012
Zinah Jennings, who is on trial in Columbia in the case of her missing son, has given birth to her second child, postponing the trial, court officials said Friday morning.
The prosecution is scheduled to resume the presentation of its case on Tuesday, after the three-day Labor Day weekend.

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2012/08/31/2420986/zinah-jennings-delivers-second.html

'Grim Sleeper' serial killer case ballistic evidence to be reviewed by defense

By Rina Palta
Aug 30, 2012

It looks like court proceedings for Lonnie Franklin, the man accused of being the South Los Angeles "Grim Sleeper" serial killer, will be slow. In what was sure to be one of many pretrial hearings Thursday, defense attorneys reported they're hiring an independent analyst to look at ballistic evidence in the case.

Deputy District Attorney Beth Silverman expressed slight frustration with the delays.

"We took this to the grand jury to avoid a lenghty pretrial and cut down on it dragging out," she said. "But I know this is a capital case, and the defense wants to avoid issues of not being prepared."

The defendant appeared relaxed as he sat with attorneys in an orange jail jumpsuit at the high security courtroom in downtown L.A. Franklin is accused of murdering seven women between 1985 and 1988 and an additional three women between 2002 and 2007. The apparent 14-year hiatus between the murder sprees prompted the name "Grim Sleeper." Franklin was arrested in July 2010 and was accused of the murders.

Read more: http://www.scpr.org/blogs/news/2012/08/30/9635/defense-review-ballistic-evidence-grim-sleeper-cas/

Canine evidence allowed in court

AUGUST 25, 2012 AT 1:00 AM
BY CHRISTINE FERRETTI THE DETROIT NEWS
Detroit — A canine expert, whose dog allegedly detected a cadaver scent in the home and car of a father charged in the killing of his missing 2-year-old daughter, will be allowed to testify at trial, a judge ruled Friday.

Wayne County Circuit Judge Vonda Evans said the testimony will be admitted in D'Andre Lane's Sept. 18 trial. The Detroit father is charged with first-degree murder and child abuse in the death of Bianca Jones.

Evans delivered her decision after Lane's defense team spent more than two hours trying to discredit the relatively new scientific method of using cadaver dogs to detect human decomposition.

Read more: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120825/METRO01/208250335

UPDATE: Jake Kimbley's autopsy still pending

POSTED: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 3:15pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 7:35pm
Michael Wesp
Online Editor
SMITH COUNTY — UPDATE: According to Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Judge Mitch Shamburger, 2-year-old Jake Kimbley's autopsy is still pending.

Judge Shamburger tells KETK the results could take up to another month before they are conclusive.

The death of 2-year-old Jake Kimbley has rocked the East Texas community, leaving many searching for answers as to how it happened.

The child was found dead Wednesday morning in a septic tank near his home. Authorities say Kimbley disappeared while playing hide and seek with two other children, who were unharmed.

Read more: http://www.ketknbc.com/news/update-jake-kimbleys-autopsy-still-pending

Judge looking at Feb. trial date in Cristian Fernandez case

4:51 PM, Aug 30, 2012
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Defense attorneys in the Cristian Fernandez case had planned to take up a motion on Thursday to set the murder trial for December, but that did not happen.

They were unable to do this because they are waiting on the State Attorney to respond to a motion from the appellate court.

Also, the prosecution did not want to start a trial on Dec. 10 and possibly hold jurors over the holidays.

Read more: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/article/271215/483/Judge-looking-at-Feb-trial-date-in-Cristian-Fernandez-case

Deputies: Man tried to kidnap teens after watching them swim

Published On: Aug 31 2012 11:04:32 AM EDT
Updated On: Aug 31 2012 11:05:24 AM EDT
ST. CLOUD, Fla. -
A man accused of watching teens swim at an Osceola County RV park later tried to kidnap them before getting into a fight with the father of one of the girls, according to deputies.

Randall Martin, 46, of St. Cloud, was arrested Thursday night on charges of attempted kidnapping and aggravated assault.

According to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called around 8:40 p.m. to 5150 Boggy Creek Road in St. Cloud and two females, ages 15 and 19, said a man whom they didn't know, later identified as Martin, was watching them swim at a RV park's community pool.

Read more: http://www.clickorlando.com/news/Deputies-Man-tried-to-kidnap-teens-after-watching-them-swim/-/1637132/16439564/-/qgnqs6z/-/index.html

Sherff Leon Lott: 'We Have Not Found Gabbiee Swainson" (Video)


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Parents of toddler Jacob Kimbley indicted after CPS hearing

POSTED: Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 6:52pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 3:55am
TYLER,TX — The parents of Jacob Kimbley parents David and Sabrina Kimbley have been indicted after the CPS hearing.

The parents headed to court today for a hearing to determine whether the five Kimbley children remain in CPS custody or return to the parents.

Parents of Jacob Kimbley, David and Sabrina Kimbley were each charged with 13 counts of child endangerment/abandonment.

They are currently in the Smith County Jail.

Bail is set at $1.3 million a piece.

Read more & view video: http://www.ketknbc.com/news/parents-of-toddler-jacob-kimbley-indicted-after-cps-hearing

Court drops child killer’s life sentence

By Paul Shockley
Friday, August 31, 2012
A Clifton man may walk out of prison in 20 years after the Colorado Court of Appeals on Thursday reversed a 2008 first-degree murder conviction in the death of the man’s toddler stepson.

Brandon Moore, now 27, who had been serving life in prison without the possibility of parole, will be eligible to go before the state’s parole board starting as early as 2032, according to Katherine Sanguinetti, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Corrections.

District Attorney Pete Hautzinger said the surviving family of 23-month-old Logan Acord on Thursday made clear to him their wishes for Moore’s case.

“If nothing changes from here on out, this family would strongly want a trial on the first-degree murder charge,” Hautzinger said, signaling he’d do just that. Carolyn Tyler, spokeswoman for Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, said attorneys had no decision on a possible appeal to the Colorado Supreme Court.

Read more: http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/court-drops-child-killers-life-sentence/

Ian Brady’s name banned at Winnie’s funeral (Video)



By LAUREN VEEVERS and RACHEL DALE
THE mother of Moors Murders victim Keith Bennett was laid to rest yesterday — with all mention of her son’s killer Ian Brady banned.

Tragic Winnie Johnson spent almost 50 years searching in vain for the body of Keith, 12, after he was tortured and killed by Brady and Myra Hindley in 1964.

But there was no mention at her funeral of the pair who caused Winnie, 78, a lifetime of grief and anguish.

Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4513243/Ian-Bradys-name-banned-at-Winnies-funeral.html

More expert testimony expected in Christopher Vaughn trial

By ERIKA WURST AND JON SEIDEL
Sun-Times Media
August 31, 2012 6:20AM
Updated: August 31, 2012 9:53AM
More expert testimony is expected Friday as the Christopher Vaughn murder trial wraps up its second week.

Mary Wong, a forensic scientist with the Illinois State Police, said Friday she gunshot residue on Vaughn’s underwear waistband, his jacket and Kimberly Vaughn’s hands after the June 14, 2007, shootings that left Kimberly Vaughn and her three children dead.

Wong, though, said the powder on Kimberly Vaughn’s hands doesn’t mean she shot the gun, but could have been in contact it or near it.

Read more: http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/14844963-418/more-expert-testimony-expected-in-christopher-vaughn-trial.html

Was Madeleine on Ibiza holiday jet? Police probe tourist's possible sighting of missing girl at Spanish airport

By Natalie Evans 31 Aug 2012 12:21
A holidaymaker claims he saw Madeleine McCann on board a flight from Ibiza to Munich.

Tourist Frank Bode contacted British cops after he saw a little girl resembling the missing youngster with a German family on the holiday jet.

The 42-year-old managed to take a blurry photograph of the child, who he said was British and did not seem to fit with her family.

“My intuition told me that the girl, who was around seven to 10 years old, could be Madeleine,” Mr Bode told the Olive Press , an English newspaper published in Spain.

Read more: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/madeleine-mccann-spotted-in-ibiza-by-german-1291475

Prank call pair won’t be prosecuted for 999 hoax

By Stuart Robinson
Published on Friday 31 August 2012 13:14
Two 10-year-old girls who sparked a major police search with a prank 999 call will not face criminal charges, the YEP can reveal.

As reported in the YEP, the pair orchestrated the elaborate hoax, posing as a three-year-old girl called Ellie, whose mum had collapsed in the kitchen of her Leeds home.

The call to the ambulance service on July 30 prompted a frantic bid to find the mystery tot.

Police estimate it wasted around £3,000 of taxpayers’ money and tied up more than 12 investigating officers before eventually being traced to a mobile phone in Bridlington.

Read more: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/prank-call-pair-won-t-be-prosecuted-for-999-hoax-hear-audio-1-4886390

Mom sets up Facebook sting to prove to daughter her boyfriend is no good

A mother who found out that her 17-year-old daughter was dating a registered sex offender set up a sting on Facebook to show her daughter another side of her boyfriend.

 Julie Myfors had contacted Sedro-Wooley police after she discovered her daughter was dating William Elms, 19, who is a registered sex offender.

 Myfors told police her daughter had met Elms on her biweekly visits to her father's home in Sedro-Wooley. When she discovered the Elms was a convicted sex offender, she told her daughter, but the girl continued to date Elms.

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    http://www.q13fox.com/news/kcpq-mom-sets-up-facebook-sting-to-prove-to-daughter-her-boyfriend-is-no-good-20120830,0,4651817.story

Missing Girl Found by Aunt

CORPUS CHRISTI - The 12 year old girl that went missing Tuesday night, was found by her aunt in the 1200 block of Port Avenue at noon Thursday.

 The girl's aunt says she heard tips from the public that Cameron was sighted in the area of Port and Morgan.


READ MORE : http://www.kristv.com/news/missing-girl-found-by-aunt/

Police find woman scalped, but other clues scant

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Investigators in Kentucky say a forensic exam shows that a woman whose remains were found a year ago on the side of a road had been shot to death and scalped.

 Now, State Police Detective Chad Winn says, the challenge is identifying the woman and piecing together what led to her violent death.

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  http://www.fox19.com/story/19419591/police-find-woman-scalped-but-other-clues-scant

D’Souza Sends Money To President Obama’s Brother For Sick Child

Dinesh D’Souza, co-director of the film “2016 — Obama’s America,” and author of the new book “Obama’s America,” sent money to cover the hospital bill of a sick child belonging to President Barack Obama’s brother after George Obama pleaded with him over the phone for help.

 In a column published on FoxNews.com, D’Souza outlines how George Obama, the youngest of eight children sired by Barack Obama Sr., asked him to send $1,000 to cover medical bills for his young son who was sick with a chest condition.

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  http://www.westernjournalism.com/dsouza-sends-money-to-president-obamas-brother-for-sick-child/

Jury: Terrance Black guilty of murder of Susan Loper

MCKINNEY — Terrance Black has been found guilty of capital murder in the death of Susan Loper. The jury of nine men and three women reached a verdict after nearly four-and-a-half hours of deliberations.

 Loper, 40, was abducted from Gleneagles Country Club on April 19, 2011. Her body was found in a Frisco field the following day.

The verdict came at the end of the nine-day trial, which featured 83 witnesses and hundreds of items of evidence.

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  http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2012/aug/30/judge-terrance-black-guilty-murder-susan-loper/

NJ Dad Accused of Baby's Bridge Death Testifies

A man accused of throwing his 3-month-old daughter off a New Jersey bridge testified at his murder trial Thursday that the child was already dead when he tossed her into the Raritan River.

 The Star-Ledger of Newark reports that http://bit.ly/SWWJ2y Shamsid-Din Abdur-Raheem told jurors Thursday that his infant daughter fell to the floor and hit her head during a tussle he had with the baby's maternal grandmother at the woman's East Orange home on Feb. 16, 2010.

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  http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Father-Testifies-Deadly-Baby-Bridge-Toss-Shamsid-Din-Abdur-Raheem-168077916.html

Maddie ‘is with German family’

Tourist Frank Bode, 42, said he saw a girl resembling Maddie with a German family. The businessman took a blurry picture of the youngster who he said was British and did not seem to fit in with the family.

 He was so convinced it was Maddie — who vanished in Portugal in 2007 days before her fourth birthday — that he immediately contacted “Find Madeleine” investigators in the UK.

 Scotland Yard cops then spoke to him at great length about what he saw and are following up his claims.

 Read more:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4513083/Probe-after-Madeleine-McCann-seen-with-German-family-on-holiday-jet-from-Ibiza-to-Munich.html#ixzz258AUdo9V

Tennant Murder Case Heading to Grand Jury



 NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- There is new information in the case of the two teenagers accused in the death of a 5-year-old girl in Niagara Falls.

 Niagara Falls Police told our Claudine Ewing the case against the two suspects is now headed to a grand jury. Meanwhile, the overriding question that many continue to ask is what led a teenager to kill a 5-year old.

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  http://www.wgrz.com/news/article/179887/37/Tennant-Murder-Case-Heading-to-Grand-Jury

Expert: Bullet holes in Christopher Vaughn jacket raise suspicion

Abby, Cassandra and Blake Vaughn will never get the chance to tell jurors what happened that early June morning in 2007 when they were shot and killed in the family’s red SUV.

They will never testify that it was their mother, Kimberly, who put two bullets in each of their tiny bodies before turning the gun on herself, or if it was their father who wielded the gun.

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http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/14820717-418/expert-bullet-holes-in-christopher-vaughn-jacket-raise-suspicion.html

Prosecution rests in Drew Peterson murder trial

Testimony in Drew Peterson’s murder trial ended Thursday with his attorneys and Will County prosecutors both confident about the verdict jurors will reach in the notorious case.

 “I don’t even know that the jurors are going to be able to agree the state proved a homicide beyond a reasonable doubt, let alone place Drew there,” defense attorney Joel Brodsky said outside the courtroom. “So, I’m feeling pretty good.”

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  http://www.suntimes.com/14827152-418/prosecution-rests-in-drew-peterson-murder-trial.html

James Maxwell pleads not guilty in murder of two women

9:25 a.m. EST, August 30, 2012
By Arelis R. Hernández, Orlando Sentinel
Accused child rapist James Maxwell pled not guilty this morning to charges of first-degree murder in the 2011 strangulation deaths of two Volusia County women, officials said.

Maxwell is accused of killing 27-year-old Chasity Starr after authorities excavated her body from his Port Orange backyard 18 months after she was reported missing.

Read more: http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-08-30/news/os-james-maxwell-prostitute-murder--20120830_1_child-rapist-murder-excavation-work

Duson Assistant Police Chief removed from Keiosha Felix case

Posted: Aug 30, 2012 12:23 PM by Erin Steuber
Updated: Aug 30, 2012 3:17 PM
According to Duson Police Chief Frank Andrew, Assistant Chief Lt. Gerald Credeur has been removed from the Keiosha Felix case because of substandard performance. He would not elaborate on specific reasons. The department is conducting their own internal investigation to decide how to proceed. Tomorrow, Chief Andrew says he will decide who will be leading the investigation here on out.

http://www.katc.com/news/duson-assistant-police-chief-removed-from-keiosha-felix-case/

George Zimmerman - Order Granting Defendant's Verified Motion To Disqualify Judge (PDF)

Mexico teen charged in two child-rape cases

Published: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 10:35 AM
Updated: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 12:00 PM
By Charles McChesney, The Post-Standard
Oswego, NY -- Oswego County Sheriff's deputies charged a Mexico man in two rape cases involving girls over two years.

Dilan M. Bond, 19, of County Route 43, building 148, Mexico, was charged with second-degree rape and endangering the welfare of a child in a New Haven case in which he was charged with having sex in June and July with a victim under the age of 15.

Read more: http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2012/08/mexico_teen_charged_in_two_chi.html

Restraining order filed against St. Croix County Sheriff in Schaffhausen case lifted

Published August 30, 2012, 09:35 AM
HUDSON - A temporary restraining order filed against St. Croix County Sheriff John Shilts by public defender John Kucinski in the Aaron Schaffhausen murder case was lifted Tuesday afternoon following an arraignment hearing.

Schaffhausen stood mute, and the court entered pleas of not guilty to three counts of homicide and one count of attempted arson.

The restraining order was filed because the sheriff had a mental health worker make regular visits to Schaffhausen’s cell while he is being held in lieu of $2 million cash bond on three counts of first-degree homicide in the deaths of his three young children July 10 in River Falls.

Read more: http://www.piercecountyherald.com/event/article/id/47758/

"There's nothing too hard for God," says missing teen's church family

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86-year-old accused of molesting 10-year-old girl Police: Man said girl would 'come on' to him

The girl told police in July that Henry Kittle, of Belleview, touched her inappropriately and kissed her in 2011.

 Police tracked Kittle down last week and interviewed him after he returned to Florida from another state.

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 http://www.wesh.com/news/central-florida/86-year-old-accused-of-molesting-10-year-old-girl/-/11788162/16424996/-/om8duwz/-/index.html#ixzz252qWbT7a

Peterson Defense Witness Testimony May Have Backfired

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Murder victim’s grandma: ‘They tell us to be patient’

“We the family would like you to put every court date in the paper,” Joan Knable wrote in a letter to the editor.

“The next court date at Sycamore Court House is August 29, 2012.”

 Knable is referring to the case against 35-year-old William Curl, who is accused of sexually assaulting and murdering Knable’s 18-year-old granddaughter from Plainfield on Oct. 14, 2010, while the Neuqua Valley grad was a freshman at Northern Illinois University.

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911 tape details finding Orem Dr, girlfriend dead

GABRIELLE SWAINSON CASE Suspect in teen’s kidnapping eyed in third investigation

Live broadcasting by Ustream A 52-year-old man charged with kidnapping in the case of missing Richland County teen Gabrielle Swainson has been named as a person of interest in a third law enforcement investigation.

 Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2012/08/29/2418600/suspect-in-teens-kidnapping-eyed.html#.UD9wc9ZlRCI#storylink=cpy

Suspected Kidnapper Freddie Grant is Seen on Tape Searching For Gabbiee

Friend: Zinah Jennings talked about selling son, throwing him out of car

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Missing Townsend woman found, arrested in Boston

TOWNSEND -- Amanda Dold, of Townsend, who had been reported missing Aug. 22, has been found by Boston Police.

 In a press release issued by Townsend Police Chief Erving Marshall, Dold was located Wednesday morning by Boston Police and is being held on a warrant of apprehension that was issued from the Ayer Distirct Court.

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http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/breakingnews/ci_21426951/missing-townsend-woman-found-arrested-boston#ixzz252BPyeux

Suspect escapes during Texas girl rape trial

LIBERTY, Texas (AP) - One of more than a dozen men and boys accused in the repeated rape of an 11-year-old Texas girl escaped from the courthouse during a break in his trial after the child tearfully testified and jurors watched a video showing one of the alleged assaults.

 Eric McGowen, 20, is the first of 14 adults to face trial, accused of sexually assaulting the girl during three months in 2010.

 Six juveniles also are charged in the attacks in Cleveland, a small town about 45 miles northeast of Houston.

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 http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/19414138/defendant-in-texas-rape-case-vanishes-during-trial#ixzz252AYgNYf

Corpus Christi police: 12-year-old girl last seen Tuesday before jog

CORPUS CHRISTI — Corpus Christi police are asking the public's help in finding a 12-year-old girl reported missing Tuesday.

 Cameron Hernandez was last seen by her mother about 7:30 p.m. as she left to jog inside their apartment complex in the 4100 block of Brett Street, police said.

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  http://www.caller.com/news/2012/aug/29/corpus-christi-police-12-year-old-girl-last-seen/

Man Who Killed and Dismembered a Lost Boy, 8, Gets 40 Years to Life

By C. J. HUGHES
Published: August 29, 2012
A hardware store clerk who killed and dismembered an 8-year-old Brooklyn boy in 2011, stunning both the close-knit Orthodox Jewish community where they lived and the city, was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years to life in prison.

Levi Aron, 37, who kidnapped Leiby Kletzky as he walked home on a summer day in Borough Park before killing him and stuffing some of his remains in a suitcase, barely spoke during the brief proceeding in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/30/nyregion/levi-aron-is-sentenced-to-40-years-in-killing-of-leiby-kletzky-8.html

Documents detail seized sex toys, "slave contract," phone data in Killgore case

By TERI FIGUEROA
Data lifted from the iPhone belonging to one of three defendants accused of murdering Brittany Killgore indicated that the phone, in the hours after Killgore went missing, was at the remote site where her body was later found, according to court documents released Wednesday.

The documents also indicate that investigators seized a number of items, including sex toys, whips and a "slave contract" from the Fallbrook home of the three suspects.

Read more: http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/fallbrook/region-documents-detail-seized-sex-toys-slave-contract-phone-data/article_e52cd67d-7730-59fe-b555-5b3eedaa7961.html

Vaughn tells police wife 'had a gun in my face'

By Jason Meisner
Tribune reporter
4:47 p.m. CDT, August 29, 2012
One day after telling police he couldn't remember what had happened in the family's SUV when his wife and three children were fatally shot, Christopher Vaughn told investigators a different story, according to the videotaped interrogation played today for the jury at his murder trial.

Vaughn said that after he had pulled over the vehicle because wife Kimberly was ill, he got out and walked around the SUV. When he got back in, he said, his wife "had a gun in my face."

Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-witness-vaughn-changed-story-about-deaths-of-wife-kids-20120829,0,6423651.story

Attorney to challenge teen's confession (Video)



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Funeral for Moors Murder boy mother

Press Association
The funeral of Winnie Johnson, mother of Moors Murder victim Keith Bennett, is due to take place.

Tormented to the last, the 78-year-old died without fulfilling her lifelong wish to find her son's makeshift grave on Saddleworth Moor and give him a proper Christian burial.

The 12-year-old was abducted and murdered by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley - the only one of their five young victims whose body has never been found. Mrs Johnson had begged and pleaded with the killers for help in locating her son's last resting place but to no avail.

Read more: http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/funeral-moors-murder-boy-mother-020845559.html

Oakland County Child Killer case leads to legal fight between attorney and prosecutor (Video)



Read more: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/oakland-county-child-killer-case-leads-to-legal-fight-between-attorney-and-prosecutor

George Zimmerman / Fifth District Court of Appeal Grants Defense's Petition for Writ of Prohibition

The Fifth District Court of Appeal granted George Zimmerman's Petition for a Writ of Prohibition. We expect a new judge will be assigned shortly.

 PDF:

  http://184.172.211.159/~gzdocs/documents/writ/decision_granting_petition_for_writ.pdf

Source :

http://gzlegalcase.com/index.php/press-releases/47-fifth-district-court-of-appeal-grants-defense-s-petition-for-writ-of-prohibition

Police release new info in Kortne Stouffer case

By CHRIS SHOLLY
Lebanon Daily News
Updated: 08/29/2012 11:37:37 PM EDT
Palmyra police have released new information in the case of a 21-year-old Palmyra woman who has been missing for a month.

Borough police Chief Stanley J. Jasinski Jr. said Wednesday that officers were dispatched to Kortne Stouffer's apartment at 810 W. Main St. three times the night before she disappeared; not two as previously reported. The first time police responded was at 9:05 p.m. Saturday, July 28, after they received a complaint about underage drinking at the apartment. Jasinski declined to identify who called police about the underage drinking.

As a result of that first call, police have now charged two men with underage drinking. The citations were filed Wednesday with District Judge Carl Garver's office in Palmyra.

Read more: http://www.ldnews.com/announcements/ci_21427918/police-release-new-info-missing-woman-case

Person of interest arrested in the murder of an Orlando mom

FOX 35 News Orlando

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) - Volusia County Beach Safety officers on Wednesday morning apprehended a "person of interest" in an Orange County murder. Kristofer Gould, 34, was arrested at the Zelda beach approach in Daytona Beach.

 He was taken into custody on unrelated charges, including overnight camping on the beach, carrying a concealed firearm, and giving law enforcement a false name.

 He had his first appearance before a judge Wednesday afternoon.

 Read more: http://www.myfoxorlando.com/story/19404598/person-of-interest-named-in-the-murder-of-an-orlando-mom#ixzz251vADzKL

Terrance Black Trial: Day 8

By Catherine Ross
Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012
Updated 4:07 PM CDT
Wednesday Testimony
The state rested its case in the capital murder trial of Terrance Black on Wednesday morning. The final testimony from the state’s witnesses included Scott Epperson, the leading detective in the Plano Police Department’s investigation. Epperson told the jury that “police work is common sense,” saying “no one pointed toward [Jayson Hayes]” as a suspect during the time of Loper’s disappearance.

The defense has repeatedly argued that police did not adequately pursue other suspects in the investigation, like Hayes, Susan Loper’s boyfriend at the time of her death. Epperson said he did consider Hayes, because police work involves looking “at the men most closely associated with a female victim,” especially in a murder case. He said Hayes gave voluntary fingerprint and saliva samples to investigators. However, after being pressed by the defense, Epperson said Hayes’ home was never searched and he cannot recall if investigators asked Hayes if he owned a gun.

Read more: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Terrance-Black-Trial-Day-8-167837615.html

Previous trial coverage: Day 7 | Day 6 | Day 5 |Day 4 | Day 3 | Day 2

Friend testifies that mom considered selling missing toddler

12:43 PM, Aug 29, 2012
Written by Meg Kinnard
The Associated Press
COLUMBIA — A friend has testified that the mother of a missing South Carolina toddler considered giving away or selling her son to alleviate the stress of parenting.

Christian Dickerson testified Wednesday that Zinah Jennings had planned her pregnancy but talked about throwing her son out a window or selling him.

Dickerson also said she saw Jennings kick her son, Amir, when the boy was just over a year old.

Read more: http://www.greenvilleonline.com/viewart/20120829/NEWS/308290057/Friend-testifies-mom-considered-selling-missing-toddler

Dating website user posts profile picture of convicted CHILD MURDERER on same site he trawled for women at the time of the killing

By EMMA REYNOLDS
PUBLISHED: 04:02 EST, 30 August 2012
UPDATED: 04:06 EST, 30 August 2012
A photo of a child murder has been posted on the dating website the killer used in the weeks before he sexually assaulted and murdered an eight-year-old.

Michael Rafferty's image appeared on Plenty of Fish, attached to the profile of 'scoobmike', a 'non-smoker' who 'isn't seeking a relationship or any kind of commitment.'

'Scoobmike' claimed to be a 36-year-old from Sasketchewan in Canada and hoping to meet women between the ages of 18 and 46.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2195671/Man-posts-profile-picture-convicted-CHILD-MURDERER-online-dating-website.html

Speculation swirls around Jacob Kimley's death

POSTED: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 7:17pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 7:36pm
SMITH COUNTY, TX — This is an intense week for the Kimbley family, the children and for everyone involved in this case.

It's been a week of studies to determine the cause of death of Jacob Kimbley. Autopsy results are in... but it's not what everybody wanted to hear.

2-year-old, Jacob Kimbley's death has caused a lot of speculation. Whether is was a game of hide and seek that had gone bad or foul play. The body was discovered in a fiber glass septic tank near the Kimbley home 12 hours after the toddler was reported missing.

Read more: http://www.ketknbc.com/news/speculation-swirls-around-jacob-kimleys-death

Slain Marine wife ‘unwilling participant’ in sex games

7:10 p.m., Aug. 29, 2012
Updated 8:53 p.m.
By Dana Littlefield and Kristina Davis
NORTH COUNTY — Another batch of court documents was released Wednesday in the case of slain Marine wife Brittany Killgore, providing more details about the investigation that led to three people being charged with murder.

Louis Ray Perez, 46, Dorothy Grace Marie Maraglino, 37, and Jessica Lynn Lopez, 25, have each pleaded not guilty in connection with Killgore’s death. At some point, all three lived at a house in Fallbrook, where Killgore is believed to have died.

Read more: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/aug/29/slain-marine-wife-unwilling-participant-in-sex/

Attorney in Oakland County Child Killer case blasts prosecutor's office over complaint

AUGUST 29, 2012 AT 3:57 PM
BY MIKE MARTINDALE THE DETROIT NEWS
Detroit — An attorney who has accused Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper and other law enforcement officials of mishandling the Oakland County Child Killer investigation criticized her office Wednesday for filing a professional complaint against him.

Attorney Paul M. Hughes and a shadowy client known only as "Bob" claim to have knowledge of the identity of people investigators should be looking at in a series of unsolved killings of Oakland County children between 1976-77.

Read more: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120829/METRO/208290465

Raw: Elvia Swainson talks about Gabbiee after Grant's arrest (Video)

wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina |

http://www.wistv.com/story/19405338/missing-teens-mother-believes-shes-still-alive



Man linked to homicide investigation returns to jail

Posted at 6:48 PM Aug. 29, 2012
Updated: 7:14 PM Aug. 29, 2012
By Joe Beck
A man described by one of his attorneys as a target of police investigating the homicide of Winchester Star reporter Sarah Libbey Greenhalgh was sent to jail for a few days Wednesday on an unrelated probation violation.

Judge Steven S. Smith of Prince William County General District Court revoked four days of a suspended sentence imposed on John Sheldon Kearns for an offense in 2011. Kearns was sent to the Prince William-Manassas regional jail for four days after Smith's ruling.

Read more: http://www.nvdaily.com/news/2012/08/man-linked-to-homicide-investigation-returns-to-jail.php

Police searching for missing 15-year-old

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Police are searching for a missing 15-year-old boy who was last seen riding his bicycle in the 12600 block of Meyers around 1:45 p.m. on August 25.

Sudan Gaines is described as 5’-9”, 115 pounds with brown eyes. The bicycle is a red Mongoose Bicycleon.

 Read more:

  http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/detroit/police-searching-for-missing-15-year-old

Mother & Boyfriend Charged with Abusing 3 Year Old

Howard L. Sheppard
Content Manager
4:03 p.m. EDT, August 29, 2012
WEST YORK, YORK COUNTY—
A York County mom and her boyfriend are charged with physically abusing the mother's three year old son. 29 year old Victoria Manning, of West York and 33 year old Darren Leber, of Dover were charged on Monday by West York Borough Police.

According to court papers, during an interview on August 19, Manning admitted that she caused an injury to the child's face and bruising on the left side of his back. She confessed that she hit the child harder than she should have. But she said that she did not burn her son's foot. She also attributed other bruises on the child as being cause by her boyfriend, Darren Leber.

Read more: http://www.fox43.com/news/york/wpmt-mother-boyfriend-charged-with-abusing-3-year-old-20120829,0,3207468.story

Paige Birgfeld's family impatient for authorities to release body Read more: Paige Birgfeld's family impatient for authorities to release body

POSTED: 08/29/2012 04:11:41 PM MDT
UPDATED: 08/29/2012 04:53:46 PM MDTBy Nancy Lofholm
The Denver Post
GRAND JUNCTION — Fire years after his daughter went missing and nearly six months after her remains were found, Paige Birgfeld's father is growing impatient with authorities who won't let him have his daughter's body.

"This is a human being with a family," Frank Birgfeld said. "Not releasing her remains is small and mean-minded."

Paige Birgfeld, the 34-year-old Grand Junction mother of three who led a double life as an escort, vanished June 30, 2007. Her car was found on fire in a parking lot in Grand Junction the following day.

Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21428318/family-slain-grand-junction-escort-want-her-body

Judge Grants Change Of Venue In Inman Trial

By: ANDY LONG | NBC4
Published: August 29, 2012
Updated: August 29, 2012 - 6:37 PM
LOGAN, Ohio --
A Hocking County judge has granted a motion to change venue in the case of William A. Inman Sr.

According to the Logan Daily News, William Inman’s attorneys renewed their motion for change a change of venue after it became apparent that not enough jurors would be seated in time.

Read more: http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2012/aug/29/3/judge-grants-change-venue-inman-trial-ar-1154361/

Family, Friends Remember Missing Colorado City Teen’s Birthday (Video)

KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com |

http://www.kwes.com/story/19399201/family-friends-remember-missing-colorado-city-teens-birthday

Suspect in Sierra LaMar Case Not in Court, Attorney Asks for More Time to Review Case

Posted: Aug 29, 2012 6:23 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 29, 2012 6:23 PM EDT
By Tom Jones
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Antolin Garcia-Torres, the man authorities say they believe is responsible for Sierra LaMar's disappearance, was set to make an appearance in court today but did not.

Garcia-Torres' attorney asked the Santa Clara County Judge for the hearing to be continued.

Read more: http://www.kionrightnow.com/story/19411597/suspect-in-sierra-lamar-case-not-in-court-attorney-asks-for-more-time-to-review-case

Death Of Clinton Infant Being Called A Homicide

Maine State Police are now calling the death of an infant in Fairfield last month a homicide. The baby died while in the care of a babysitter.

 On the night of July 7th, paramedics were called to a Fairfield home where 3-month-old Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway was found unresponsive and not breathing. The baby later died at a local hospital. State Police are called in to investigate anytime a child under the age of 3 dies.

 "In this case there was some warning signs that we thought very early on," said Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland. "The medical examiners have confirmed that and obviously the case now has been declared a homicide."

 READ MORE :

  http://www.wabi.tv/news/32973/death-of-clinton-infant-being-called-a-homicide

Jury to begin deliberations in Plano murder case

McKINNEY — Testimony wrapped up late Wednesday in the trial of the man accused in the deadly beating of Plano Pilates instructor Susan Loper.

A Collin County jury will start deliberating the fate of defendant Terrance Black on Thursday morning. On the same day Black's lawyers started their defense, they ended it, setting the stage for closing arguments and jury selection.

 READ MORE :

  http://www.wfaa.com/home/black-trial-167896645.html

VIDEO: 5-year-old Bella's mother speaks on immeasurable loss



Read more: http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/niagara/video-mom-on-murder-of-5-yr-old-bella

Man accused of throwing baby off Driscoll Bridge showed little remorse while in jail, audio reveals

Published: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 3:36 PM
Updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 4:25 PM
By Sue Epstein/The Star-Ledger
NEW BRUNSWICK — A man on trial in New Brunswick for the murder of his infant daughter showed little remorse when he called the baby’s mother in August 2010 to complain about his life in jail.

In a taped conversation with Venetta Benjamin, played to a jury this morning, Shamsiddin Abdur-Raheem is heard complaining about the possibility that he might spend 45 years to life in state prison for causing the death of 3-month-old Zara Malani-Lin Abdur-Raheem.

Read more: http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2012/08/testimony_man_accused_of_throw.html

Levi Aron to be sentenced for killing and dismembering Brooklyn boy Leiby Kletzky

NEW YORK -- The man who admitted to kidnapping, killing and dismembering an 8-year-old Orthodox Jewish boy from Brooklyn is facing a prison sentence of 40 years to life in prison.

 Levi Aron is expected to be sentenced Wednesday. He pleaded guilty earlier this month in the death of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky.

 Read more:

  http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/levi-aron-sentenced-killing-dismembering-brooklyn-boy-leiby-kletzky-article-1.1146891#ixzz24xcpnqvh

Judge schedules two hearings in Troy father's beating death

Troy — Two hearings were scheduled Monday for a former college student from Troy charged with beating his father to death and dumping his body in a Genesee County cornfield.

 Judge William E. Bolle of Troy District Court 52-4 scheduled a hearing on defense motions for Sept. 5 and a preliminary exam for Sept. 24 in the case against Patrick Mikes Jr., 22.

 From The Detroit News:

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120828/METRO02/208280359#ixzz24xbv3zCJ

Boken Murder Suspects Confess To Brentwood Armed Robbery

BRENTWOOD, MO. (KTVI) –

The suspects in the Megan Boken, Central West End murder case, have now been charged in a similar crime, less than a week earlier, in Brentwood. Cousins, Keith Esters and Johnathan Perkins, 18, allegedly terrorized a woman in the parking lot of Brentwood Square shopping center, Sunday, August 12th; forcing her to drive them to an ATM at gunpoint; then stealing the money and her cell phone.

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  http://fox2now.com/2012/08/28/police-tie-boken-suspects-to-brentwood-armed-robbery/

Mother accused of abusing child with tire iron

WSVN-TV -

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police have arrested a mother after they said she hit her daughter with a tire iron in front of her school, Tuesday. According to police, Tonya Larrieta Burns was allegedly seen by a security guard exit her vehicle at Carol City Sr High School, grab a tire iron and strike her daughter several times.

 Read more:

http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/21008395454363/mother-accused-of-abusing-child-with-tire-iron/#ixzz24xZcKaoG

Couple Behind Second Videotaped Sex Slaying Pleads Guilty

CLAY COUNTY, Mo. —

 The man who pleaded guilty to the 2006 murder of a woman he raped and tortured — and videotaped — was back in court Tuesday for similar crimes against another woman. On Tuesday, Richard Davis, 48, pleaded guilty to the 2006 murder of Michelle Huff-Ricci, 36. Huff-Ricci’s remains were found in Clay County. She had been sexually assaulted. She, along with Marsha Spicer, were murdered by Davis in 2006. Spicer’s death was caught on tape. She was suffocated during sex in an Independence apartment complex. 

READ MORE :

  http://fox4kc.com/2012/08/28/couple-from-videotaped-sex-saying-back-in-court/

Slain Westland teen's uncle due in court Wednesday

Posted: Aug 29, 2012 10:44 AM EDT
Updated: Aug 29, 2012 10:44 AM EDT
By MyFox Detroit Staff
DETROIT (MyFox Detroit) - The man to last see two Westland teens alive is set to go before a judge.

Richard Baxter is due in court today for a probation violation hearing. According to court records, he violated his probation by giving drugs to his nephew Jacob Kudla and Jacob's friend Jourdan Bobbish.

Read more: http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/19406635/2012/08/29/slain-westland-teens-uncle-due-in-court-on-probation-violation

Police still searching for Moors murder letter

12:50PM BST 29 Aug 2012
A letter that may reveal where the final victim of the Moors murders is buried has still not been found almost a month after police were alerted to its possible existence.

Detectives began searching for the sealed document supposedly revealing the location of Keith Bennett’s body after murderer Ian Brady’s mental health advocate claimed she had been given it.

Jackie Powell told the makers of a Channel 4 documentary it was addressed to Keith’s mother to be opened in the event of Brady’s death, and said it may contain “the means to her possibly being able to rest”.

Ms Powell has been arrested on suspicion of preventing the burial of a body and is on bail pending further inquiries.

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/9505974/Police-still-searching-for-Moors-murder-letter.html

Cop to Christopher Vaughn: ‘Not a soul on this Earth that believes you’

The faces of Christopher Vaughn’s three dead children stared up at their father from the desk in the tiny interrogation room.

 An Illinois State Police special agent slid their photos in front of the Oswego man while he tried again to explain how his family’s dead, bloody bodies wound up in the family SUV that day in June 2007.

 READ MORE :

  http://www.suntimes.com/14776616-418/cop-to-christopher-vaughn-not-a-soul-on-this-earth-that-believes-you.html

Micheal Spell, charged with murder of Sherry Arnold, assaulted in jail

On July 24, a detention officer was assisting Micheal Spell to a room across the hall from his cell for a haircut. While getting his hair cut, an inmate grabbed the attention of the officer who told him he was not allowed to enter the “pod” with Spell unattended. Roughly 15 minutes later, Thomas David Kilbury, 31, Cuba, Mo., and an inmate yelled that something was wrong with another inmate, and they needed immediate help.

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  http://huecri.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/waters-and-spell-both-of-parachute-colorado-charged-with-murder-of-sherry-arnold/

Jeff Weiner / VIDEO with attorney after hearing of Casey Anthony Civil Trial

Foresee Casey Anthony back in trouble with the law?

'Missing' woman joins search for herself

The woman, who is described as being Asian and speaking fluent English, was deemed missing around Eldgjá in Iceland's south on Saturday, local news website Morgunblaðið reports.

 The search continued over the weekend but failed to locate the woman.

 READ MORE :

  http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/8523896/missing-woman-joins-search-for-herself

Missing teen Hailey Dunn turns 15-years-old

Posted: Aug 28, 2012 5:32 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 28, 2012 5:37 PM EDT
By Tiffany Pelt
COLORADO CITY, TX (KCBD) -
On Tuesday, several people wished missing teen Hailey Dunn happy birthday as they prayed for her safe return. Dunn went missing from Colorado City almost two years ago when she was 13-years-old. Tuesday marked her 15th birthday.

Read more: http://www.kcbd.com/story/19399826/missing-teen-hailey-dunn-turns-15-years-old

Co-Defendants in Murder Case Have Baby

Eva Knott, August 27, 2012
A woman charged in a high-profile murder case has reportedly given birth to the child of one of her co-defendants, according to a well-placed source.

Dorothy Maraglino, 37, has given birth to a baby fathered by Louis Perez, 46; both defendants are charged with conspiracy and kidnap and torture in the notorious murder of Brittany Killgore, 22.

Read more: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/news-ticker/2012/aug/27/co-defendants-in-murder-case-have-baby/

'Only the children know' says Jake Kimbley's grandmother (Video)

KLTV.com-Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News

Read more: http://www.kltv.com/story/19400676/only-the-children-know-says-jake-kimbleys-grandmother

Physical, testimonial evidence vital to solving Molly Bish's murder (Video)

Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Read more: http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/19402404/physical-testimonial-evidence-vital-to-solving-murder-of-molly-bish

Evidence against Kirkpatrick stands

Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 12:00 am
By Andrew Bottrell
A judge has denied two motions to suppress evidence in the murder case against Stathis Kirkpatrick in McCook.

On Aug. 10, Judge David Urbom denied two motions to suppress evidence submitted by Kirkpatrick's attorneys in May. Kirkpatrick is accused of killing 14-year-old Kailee Clapp in January 2011. His trial will begin on Sept. 10 in Red Willow County District Court.

Kirkpatrick, 19, of Bartley, is officially charged with first-degree murder, first-degree sexual assault, tampering with physical evidence and unlawful burial in the case. He could face up to life in prison, or possibly death if prosecutors seek the death penalty in the case.

Read more: http://www.nptelegraph.com/news/evidence-against-kirkpatrick-stands/article_5984eb2b-dab3-5f57-91ab-ea5270c17994.html

Authorities investigating if mom had involvement in death of 3-year-old daughter last week

4:05 PM, Aug. 28, 2012
Written by Star report
Authorities are still investigating whether Samantha Ellis had any involvement in the death of her 3-year-old daughter last week.

A spokeswoman for Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry’s office said Tuesday that the case is ongoing .

According to police reports, Samantha Ellis was at the home where her boyfriend Jose Cruz, 20, allegedly beat Carmen until she was covered in bruises and unresponsive. Police found the girl in her mother’s arms when they arrived. Carmen died at the hospital a day later.

Read more: http://www.indystar.com/article/20120828/NEWS/120828050/Authorities-investigating-mom-had-involvement-death-3-year-old-daughter-last-week

Mom of missing S.C. boy told police she needed break from parenting

By Meg Kinnard
Associated Press
Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012
COLUMBIA — The South Caro­lina mother on trial in the case of her missing son told police searching for the boy that she needed a break from parenting, according to testimony Tuesday.

Prosecutors played a lengthy interview in which Zinah Jennings told police she was stressed from parenting, criticism from her mother and being unemployed and needed some time to herself. Sgt. Arthur Thomas is heard repeatedly telling Jennings that he understands her situation and just needs to see the boy to know that he’s OK.

“We’ll deal with you still having a break,” Thomas says, also telling Jennings she needs to pray for help. “You don’t have to feel like you’re being forced to take the child back.”

Read more: http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-08-28/mom-missing-sc-boy-told-police-she-needed-break-parenting

Recorded interview with cops played in Vaughn trial (Video)



Read more: http://www.wgntv.com/news/wgntv-recorded-interview-with-cops-played-in-vaughn-trial-20120828,0,6549941.story

Ex-wife and accomplice of child killer Marc Dutroux released

10:51PM, TUE 28 AUG 2012
last updated Wed 29 Aug 2012
The ex-wife and accomplice of Marc Dutroux, the child murderer whose crimes horrified Belgium in the 1990s, has been freed after serving half her jail term.

Michelle Martin was released after Belgium's highest appeal court dismissed a bid by prosecutors to overturn a lower court's decision last month to approve her early release.

She is expected to move into a convent which has already been daubed with graffiti by angry protesters.

Dutroux was arrested in 1996 and found guilty of kidnapping and raping six girls. He killed two and left two others to starve to death in a makeshift dungeon.

Read more & view video: http://www.itv.com/news/2012-08-28/michelle-martin-ex-wife-and-accomplice-of-child-killer-marc-dutroux-released/

Convicted child-killer seeks day parole

August 29, 2012 Updated: August 29, 2012 | 6:54 am
By Paola Loriggio
The Canadian Press
KITCHENER, Ont. – A convicted child-killer who wed another inmate and bore three children while serving a life sentence is once again seeking day parole, two years after having it revoked amid allegations she was mired in shady financial dealings.

Amina Chaudhary, 50, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 1982 slaying of her ex-lover’s eight-year-old nephew, but has spent the decades since challenging her conviction and the resulting deportation order.

Officials branded Chaudhary a low risk to reoffend for years, citing her exemplary conduct behind bars and the discipline that helped her earn several degrees during her incarceration.

But a 2011 psychological assessment upgraded the risk to moderate, citing a “longstanding tendency to externalize blame” and “difficulties with accepting full responsibility” for her actions, according to documents by the Parole Board of Canada.

Read more: http://metronews.ca/news/canada/351969/convicted-child-killer-seeks-day-parole/

Terrance Black Trial: Day 7

By Catherine Ross | Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 | Updated 3:05 PM CDT
Tuesday Afternoon Testimony

Testimony about DNA evidence dominated much of the afternoon of Day 7 of the trial.

Justin Parker, a trace evidence analyst with the Texas Department of Public Safety, testified he was asked to look at several pieces of evidence including a sexual assault evidence kit, a seat belt from the victim’s car, hair samples from the victim’s vehicle, hair samples from Loper’s Pilates studio, hair samples from the defendant’s vehicle, clothes from defendant Black, hair samples from Loper, Loper’s clothing and hair samples found on the victim’s clothing. Parker testified a hair sample found in the side door of Loper’s vehicle is “microscopically similar” to a sample of Black’s hair. He could not say how long the hair had been in the vehicle.

Read more:  http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Terrance-Black-Trial-Day-7-Susan-Loper-Murder-167692685.html

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