Category: Crime

El Chapo’s trial delayed two months as defense reviews evidence

U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan in Brooklyn said the delay was warranted by the “voluminous” evidence that prosecutors handed over on July 3. He denied a request by Guzman’s lawyer, Eduardo Balarezo, to bar prosecutors from using evidence that they had not produced by June 26. Jury selection had been scheduled for Sept. 5. In a court filing last week, Balarezo had said prosecutors’ late production of evidence “obliterates any semblance of due process and Mr. Guzman’s ability to have a fair trial.” Balarezo said in an email Monday that Guzman was “highly disappointed” with the decision, believing that...

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How a genealogist helped police crack an infamous 30-year-old cold case

Indiana police say cutting-edge genealogy and DNA techniques helped solve an infamous, 30-year-old cold case. Police arrested John D. Miller on Sunday and say he confessed to raping and strangling 8-year-old April Tinsley in 1988. When they showed up unannounced at Miller’s home Sunday, detectives say the 59-year-old already knew why: April Tinsley. The 8-year-old vanished in April 1988 walking to a neighbor’s house.  Her body was found dumped in a ditch three days later; she had been raped and strangled, reports CBS News’ Don Dahler. “If it wouldn’t have been for DNA, I don’t think we wouldn’t have...

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Police officer opens fire through windshield

A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer’s body camera captured the deadly high-speed chase of two murder suspects, during which the officer opened fire through the windshield of his police cruiser. The officer-involved shooting occurred on July 11, CBS affiliate KLAS reports. The officers involved were identified as William Umana and Paul Solomon. The officers were investigating a shooting at a car wash earlier that morning in which a man was shot multiple times; he later died. Police say the officers spotted the suspects in a stolen black SUV about two hours later, and a high-speed chase ensued. During the pursuit, the...

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Texas executes convicted killer despite plea by victim’s family

AUSTIN, Texas, julio 17 (Reuters) – Texas ejecutó a un hombre el martes por asesinar al dueño de una tienda durante un robo en 2004, a pesar de las llamadas de algunos familiares de la víctima de que su vida se salvó. Christopher Young, de 34 años, fue ejecutado por inyección letal en la cámara de la muerte del estado en la ciudad de Huntsville por el asesinato de Hasmukh Patel en su tienda de conveniencia en San Antonio, dijo el Departamento de Justicia Criminal de Texas. Young se convirtió en el 13 ° preso de los EE. UU....

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Kansas City police: Man who shot 3 officers was suspect in student’s killing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Marlin Mack, a suspect seen on surveillance video moments before the off-campus shooting death of a University of Missouri-Kansas City graduate student, was identified Monday as the gunman killed in a firefight with Kansas City police after wounding three of their officers. Mack, 25, died Sunday in a shootout with police at a Kansas City home after shooting three officers in two separate gunbattles about an hour apart, Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith said at a news conference Monday. The officers are expected to recover. One officer was expected to be released from the...

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Pennsylvania woman charged after baby’s death blamed on drugs in breast milk

A Pennsylvania woman was charged with criminal homicide for the death of her 11-week-old son after an autopsy showed the baby had died because of drugs in the mother’s breast milk, prosecutors said. Samantha Jones, 30, had been prescribed methadone to help her overcome her addiction to painkillers, and took it during pregnancy and after giving birth, according to a statement from Buck’s County District Attorney’s Office dated July 13. An autopsy found the baby died April 2 from a combination of methadone, amphetamine and methamphetamine transmitted through Jones’ breast milk, according to the charging documents. Jones’ attorney Louis...

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Daughter beat elderly mother to death after being left out of will, cops say

A 53-year-old Florida woman, who reportedly beat her mother to death after discovering she’d been left out of her will, allegedly described the assault to cops before telling them she’d come to terms with her likely fate: “I guess I’m going to jail.” Gabriela Perero was arrested Friday and charged with premeditated murder and aggravated battery on a person 65 years or older, Broward County arrest records show. “I guess I’m going to jail, I beat up my mom,” the Sun-Sentinel reported Perero told police as her mother lay battered and dying. “I pushed her down, grabbed her and tore the skin off...

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Coroner: Father killed at Malibu campground was shot in head

Tristan Beaudette, a father who was killed while camping with his two young daughters at Malibu Creek State Park campground, was shot in the head, a coroner’s spokesman revealed Wednesday. The announcement comes as Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide detectives continue to investigate the slaying while examining a series of other shootings in the area of the state park off Las Virgenes Road. Los Angeles County coroner’s Deputy Chief Ed Winter said that an autopsy had determined that Beaudette, 35, of Irvine was killed by a gunshot to the head last Friday shortly before 5 a.m at the campground. Winter said...

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Ex-con accused of fatally stabbing man outside Brooklyn homeless shelter

An ex-con who served state prison time for a Manhattan robbery that left a man shot in the face is now charged with fatally stabbing a man outside a Brooklyn homeless shelter. Police on Thursday arrested Rickie Drawhorn, 38, charging him in the Feb. 25 murder of 21-year-old Miguel Acosta. Acosta and Drawhorn exchanged words outside the Atlantic Armory Shelter at Bedford and Atlantic Aves. in Crown Heights moments before the stabbing, cops said. Drawhorn plunged a knife into Acosta’s chest, cops said. The younger man limped a half-block, gasping “My bad! my bad!” as he collapsed, a witness...

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North Carolina prison violence stats show 4 assaults per day

RALEIGH, N.C. — About four assaults take place in North Carolina’s prisons every day, according to new data collected by officials working to address violence in the state system. The effort concentrating on the details of prison violence shows 227 workers and 349 inmates were attacked in the first five months of 2018. The state’s top prison official said that, based on observations and conversations with facility heads, the assaults this year seem roughly in line with recent years. “It is a dangerous environment,” Prisons Director Kenneth Lassiter said. “Every single assault on staff and an inmate is serious....

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Abortion Doc Let Patient Bleed To Death. Now He’s Facing Prison

A judge is about to determine the fate of an abortion doctor who let a six months pregnant woman bleed to death in a botched abortion procedure. After hearing three weeks of testimony, Judge Gregory Lasick will sentence New York doctor Robert Rho Tuesday for allowing Jamie Lee Morales to bleed to death after a failed abortion procedure on July 9, 2016, Operation Rescue reported. One week after learning she was pregnant, 30-year-old Morales went to Rho’s clinic, Liberty Women’s Health Care in Flushing, New York, and paid him $6,000 to abort her unborn child. Rho performed the procedure, but severe bleeding...

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‘Call Girl Killer’ Indicted For Second Man’s Death

Alix Tichelman, who served time in jail for the death of a Google executive, was indicted Monday by a grand jury in Georgia on murder charges for the 2013 heroin overdose death of her ex-boyfriend. The 31-year-old is accused of causing the fatal overdose of her former boyfriend Dean Riopelle in September 2013. Riopelle died two month’s before millionaire Google executive Forrest Hayes overdosed on his yacht in Santa Cruz, California, according to The New York Daily News. The former high-end escort, dubbed the “Call Girl Killer,” pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Hayes’s death and served three years at...

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