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Bayou Blue woman accused of fatally stabbing boyfriend during argument

Bayou Blue woman accused of fatally stabbing boyfriend during argument

Shanell Thompson was arrested and booked with second-degree murder, accused of stabbing her boyfriend, Justin Nixon, in the chest on Saturday (Sept. 22). ( Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested a Bayou Blue woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend in the chest during an argument.

Shanell Thompson, 28, was booked Sunday (Sept. 23) with second-degree murder, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Thompson is accused of killing her boyfriend, Justin Nixon, 28, of St. Francisville, La. Detectives were sent to Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center in Houma about 1 a.m. after Nixon arrived at the hospital suffering from a stab wound, the Sheriff’s Office said.

He was transferred to University Medical Center in New Orleans where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Detectives learned Nixon was stabbed at Thompson’s Hummingbird Drive home in Bayou Blue. Thompson eventually confessed to stabbing Nixon during an argument that turned physical, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Thompson was being held Sunday evening at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in lieu of a $1 million bond.

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Selma police investigating Sunday-night homicide; 2nd deadly shooting of the day in the city

Selma police investigating Sunday-night homicide; 2nd deadly shooting of the day in the city

Police are on the scene of a homicide in Selma, the second slaying in the city on Sunday.

Selma police responded about 10:20 p.m. to a small, private alley behind Knox Elementary School off Mabry Street, said Chief Spencer Collier. The victim, a black male in his early 20s, was found shot to death in his vehicle.

Collier said the Criminal Investigations Division is interview persons of interest. Nothing at this point, he said, indicates the Sunday-night shooting was linked to the deadly shooting earlier Sunday, or the wounding of a Selma police officer in a predawn ambush.

As of 11 p.m., homicide investigators remained on the scene.

Earlier Sunday – between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. on the corner of Minter Avenue and Duke Street. Raven Carter, 27, was shot to death in that incident.

Then, about two hours later, a Selma police officer was shot twice in the chest when he was leaving that homicide scene. Collier said the officer drove along Broad Street in downtown Selma and then turned on to Furniss Avenue when multiple people opened fired on him. "He received multiple gunshots from multiple-caliber weapons” Collier said.The bullets penetrated the officer’s vest. "By the grace of God, it looks […]

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‘No valid basis’ for warrant in fatal Torrington crash

‘No valid basis’ for warrant in fatal Torrington crash

TORRINGTON – Prosecutors would not sign a warrant charging negligent homicide against the driver of a minivan that struck and killed retired Torrington educator Nellie Crowston, citing “no valid basis.” Police Sgt. Matthew Southard, the lead investigator in the July 29, 2017 fatal crash, recommended that charge, as well as distracted driving, to prosecutors following […] You Need to be Logged in and have an Active Subscription

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Houston area families of murder victims gather for National Day of Remembrance

Houston area families of murder victims gather for National Day of Remembrance

More than 100 family members to slain mothers, fathers, siblings and children lined up, some toting photographs, posters and tissues, to say their loved one’s names Sunday night at the Crime Stoppers of Houston headquarters.

Brynne Smiley said she waited 16 years for police to arrest the man who shot and killed her father, Norman Bostic, and dumped his body under a Houston bridge in 1990.

Bostic’s killer, William Mansfield Gee, was working as a bus driver when he was apprehended in 2006. He was convicted the following year and sentenced to 50 years behind bars.

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Smiley’s story was followed by dozens more.

Among them was Dotti Walker, who paid tribute to her only son, Johnny Johnson, who was stabbed to death by his roommate in 1992.The packed conference room fell silent when James Dreymala held up a photo and tearfully said, “This is my son.” He identified the 13-year-old boy as Stanton Dreymala, the final victim in the Houston Mass Murders in 1973.Relatives of more recent killings came forward to speak. The daughter of slain security guard Robert Marquez said her father loved protecting Houston.“He […]

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Three shot, one fatally, in two Chester shootings

DAVID MAIALETTI/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER. A 59-year-old man was killed and two other men were wounded in two separate shootings in Chester on Saturday night, according to police.

In the first incident, at 9:03 p.m., police responded to the 400 block of Engle Street and found a man lying in the street with gunshot wounds to the face. The victim, Wayne Aultman, was taken to Crozer Chester Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.

Police did not report an arrest or identify any suspects. They said the incident was Chester’s 15th homicide of 2018.

Less than an hour later, around 10:22 p.m., police were called to the 1200 block of Thomas Street and found 32-year-old John Flores in the street suffering from several gunshot wounds. He was taken to Crozer Chester and listed in fair condition, police said.

While investigators were at the hospital, police said, they were told that a man with gunshot injuries to his arm and leg had walked into Riddle Hospital, in Media. Detectives went to interview Emmanuel Murray, who told them he was around Thomas Street when he was shot, according to police. Murray was hospitalized in good condition, police said.

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Man, 20, arrested on suspicion of murdering missing 18-year-old student who vanished after Fresher’s Week night out

Man, 20, arrested on suspicion of murdering missing 18-year-old student who vanished after Fresher’s Week night out

COPS desperately hunting an 18-year-old student who vanished on a freshers night out have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.

Tom Jones was last seen five days ago in Worcester city centre as he made his way back to student accommodation at around 3am. SWNS:South West News Service Tom Jones vanished while on a night out in Worcester on Wednesday His parents, Ian Jones and his wife Vicky, had spoken to their son after the night out and said he was back at halls and "safe".

But they raised the alarm the next day after struggling to get hold of Tom, who is due to start his studies in Primary Education at Worcester University.

A 20-year-old man has now been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently being quizzed in custody.

Tom, who is originally from Bromsgrove, had arrived in Worcester last weekend. SWNS:South West News Service Police have been carrying out searches in Worcester SWNS:South West News Service They today arrested a man on suspicion of murder His parents are desperately urging anyone who saw him between 3.30am and 4.30am on Wednesday to contact police.

Dad Ian said: "We last spoke to Tom on the phone at just after 3am, he […]

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1 dead after possible drive-by shooting in Golfcrest

1 dead after possible drive-by shooting in Golfcrest

One person died early Sunday in what may have been a drive-by shooting in the Golfcrest area, according to police.

The gunfire broke out just before 7:15 a.m. in the 7300 block of Long. The victim died at the scene, but Houston police did not release a name or age.

Authorities described it as a "possible drive-by" but did not release any additional details. It’s unclear what the motive may have been and police did not offer any suspect description.

The homicide division is investigating.

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Man pointed gun at deputy who shot him in leg: JPSO

Man pointed gun at deputy who shot him in leg: JPSO

A JPSO deputy shot a suspect early Sunday (Sept. 23) in Marrero. ( The man shot in his leg Sunday (Sept. 23) by a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputy had just shot an 18-year-old clerk and pointed his gun the deputy, according to a JPSO statement.

Deputies responded to reports of gunfire inside an Exxon Mobil gas station in the 5000 block of West Bank Expressway in Marrero. One deputy ran into a masked man who had just shot an 18-year-old clerk inside the business, JPSO said. While running away, the man pointed his gun at the deputy, who responded by firing his own gun.

The deputy struck the masked man, later identified as Janarius Carey, 24, in the leg, police said.

Both Carey and the clerk were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, where they are listed in stable condition, police said.

Upon Carey’s release from the hospital he will be booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on charges of attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault with a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm, JPSO said.

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Men who allegedly shot neighbor in mattress dispute arrested — again — after video surfaces

Men who allegedly shot neighbor in mattress dispute arrested — again — after video surfaces

Two men charged with murder in a deadly dispute between neighbors in Abilene, Tex., were arrested for a second time after video of the shooting made national headlines .

Police took John Miller, 67, and his son, Michael Miller, 31, into custody Friday, citing “great concern” for the community. They are charged with murder in the death of Aaron Howard, 37. Father and son were arrested for the first time on Sept. 1, the day of the shooting, and were freed after paying a $25,000 bond each.

The county district attorney filed a motion Friday declaring the original bond insufficient and the court agreed, Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge said in a statement . The Millers are back in jail, Standridge said, each with a $250,000 bond.

Standridge did not say why the county district attorney waited 20 days after the incident to file the motion. On Thursday, the day before the filing, local and national news outlets published video of the argument and shooting, which quickly circulated, generating conversation in Abilene and across the country on social media.

Neither the district attorney’s office nor the police department responded to requests for comment.

In a brief interview with The Washington Post the day before […]

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Man kills woman carrying his unborn baby boy, cops say

Man kills woman carrying his unborn baby boy, cops say

After being on the run for about a month, a man was arrested Sunday on charges of second degree murder after police say he killed a woman and his unborn baby boy.

Jose Soto-Escalera, 41, was arrested for murder of Tania Wise, a woman carrying his unborn son, Josiah Thomas, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office.

Escalera is accused of abandoning the mom and unborn son along a desolate road in northwestern St. Lucie County 28 days ago.

“But in those days, our detectives, crime scene technicians and crime lab scientists have been piecing together the final moments of Tania’s life,” said Sheriff Ken J. Mascara in a statement. “Today, the final piece of this puzzle has been put in place.”

According to the Sheriff, in piecing together this case, DNA evidence confirmed that Jose was the father of Josiah and that he made a phone call to her on the day she was killed. Escalera was also confirmed to be in the area where Tania’s body was found that night. Tania Wise

St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. “This important information is not only thanks to digital forensic evidence, but to eye witnesses who confirmed seeing a truck matching the description […]

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