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Suspect in killing of two Westerville officers goes from hospital to jail

Suspect in killing of two Westerville officers goes from hospital to jail

The man accused of fatally shooting two Westerville police officers on Feb. 10 was transferred to the Franklin County Jail on Sunday afternoon after spending eight days at a local hospital.

Quentin L. Smith, 30, was taken at 4 p.m. Sunday to the downtown jail from the Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University. Smith suffered gunshot wounds, allegedly during his exchange of gunfire with Westerville police officers at his Cross Wind Drive town house.

Smith is charged with two counts of aggravated murder in the killing of Westerville Police Officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli.

His first appearance in Franklin County Municipal Court will be Tuesday morning. The court is closed Monday for Presidents Day.

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien has said that when he considers Smith’s case, it could be eligible for the death penalty, because the two Westerville police officers were killed in the line of duty.

Morelli and Joering had gone to the Cross Wind Drive town house on a 911 hangup call and were shot upon entering the residence. Joering died at the scene; Morelli died of his injuries at Wexner Medical Center.Candace Smith, who was hiding in nearby bushes, told a dispatcher that her husband, Quentin, had shot […]

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Police: Man and woman found dead in idling SUV

BURTONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Police in suburban Maryland say a man and woman have been found murdered in a vehicle that was idling in a townhome community.

WJLA-TV reported that the victims were found about 10 p.m. Thursday in Burtonsville, Maryland, which is about 25 miles north of Washington, D.C.

Montgomery County Police said both victims were from Virginia. They were identified as 34-year-old Ashley Susan Dickinson of Alexandria and 29-year-old Joshua Michael Frazier of Woodbridge. A medical examiner determined that they died from multiple gunshot wounds.

They were found in a white sport utility vehicle that’s believed to be an Audi Q5 or Q7. It was backed into a parking spot. But at least one rear tire was over a curb. The headlights were also on.

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___Information from: WJLA-TV, http://www.wjla.com

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Mum begged French Brady and Hindley to reveal details of daughter’s 1990 murder

Mum begged French Brady and Hindley to reveal details of daughter’s 1990 murder

IT was the hardest letter that Pauline Murrell would ever write.

She was asking France’s Myra Hindley for the truth about how her daughter was murdered. PA:Press Association Joanna Parrish was murdered in 1990 in Burgundy in eastern France Twenty years earlier, a fisherman had found the battered and naked body of Pauline’s daughter, British student Jo Parrish, in a river 100 miles south of Paris .

Local investigators were convinced that language student Jo had been lured and then murdered by a depraved husband and wife, dubbed the French Hindley and Brady, who were jailed for life a decade ago.

Just like Myra Hindley and Ian Brady in the Sixties in Manchester, SHE hunted down young victims for HIM to rape and kill.

But French detectives had lost key DNA evidence against Monique Olivier and Michel Fourniret, and without a confession the evil pair could not be brought to justice for Jo’s killing. Getty Jo’s parents, who split up around the time of Jo’s death, feared they would never learn the truth So, in a three-page letter, Pauline pleaded to evil Olivier — a mother with three children of her own — to reveal what happened to Jo in 1990.

Despite her anguish […]

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Diability Benefits Denied

Diability Benefits Denied

Orange’s Josiah Ramirez won the NCHSAA 3A state wrestling title at 182 pounds on Feb. 17, 2018.

Voyager Academy’s Jacari Deal won the NCHSAA 1A state wrestling title at 170 pounds on Feb. 17, 2018.

Holly Springs’ Jaxon Maroney won the NCHSAA 4A state wrestling title at 126 pounds on Feb. 17, 2018.

Cary’s Kobe Early won the NCHSAA 4A state wrestling title at 106 pounds on Feb. 17, 2018.

Northern Durham’s Hai Siu won the NCHSAA 3A state wrestling title at 138 pounds on Feb. 17, 2018.

Cardinal Gibbons’ Jalen Brooks won the NCHSAA 4A state wrestling title at 220 pounds on Feb. 17, 2018.Rosewood’s Christian Decatur won the NCHSAA 1A state wrestling title at 106 pounds on Feb. 17, 2018.Rosewood’s Timothy Decatur won the NCHSAA 1A state wrestling title at 120 pounds on Feb. 17, 2018.The Southeast Raleigh Bulldogs and Leesville Road Pride girls and Broughton Capitals and Millbrook Wildcats boys played in the Cap-7 Conference basketball tournament championships on Feb. 16, 2018.Foran describes the details of her investigation and the evidence she collected from Chad Copley’s yard during her testimony in his murder trial on Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Wake County Justice Center in Raleigh, N.C.Chad Copley is charged […]

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Suspected Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz once threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend

Suspected Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz once threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend

Nikolas Cruz, 19, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, gunned down 17 people at his former school in Parkland, Fla. on Feb.14. Suspected Florida high school shooter Nikolas Cruz was obsessed with his ex-girlfriend and threatened to kill another teen she was dating after they had broken up.

Cruz, 19, in a jealous rage, fought 17-year-old Enea Sabadini, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student, on multiple occasions after learning the teen was in a relationship with his ex in 2016, BuzzFeed News reported.

“He got upset about that and started sending messages to me on Instagram,” Enea told the site. Cruz — through a handle under the name Nikolas Cruz — demanded Enea stopped seeing the girl or else he would “beat him up,” he said.

Dana Craig, a friend of Cruz’s ex-girlfriend who went to a different school, said she knew Cruz had guns and said her friend told her Cruz. Dana, 16, also described Cruz as being obsessed with her friends.

In September 2016, Cruz fought Enea over the girl and the two were suspended from the school. By December, Enea and Cruz’s ex had already broken up. Nikolas Cruz, 19, has been charged with 17 counts […]

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Man arrested after exchange of gunfire with Perth Amboy police

Man arrested after exchange of gunfire with Perth Amboy police

Facebook PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man was arrested after an exchange of gunfire with police officers in which no one was injured.

The Middlesex County prosecutor’s office says police in Perth Amboy were trying to arrest a 21-year-old suspect Thursday night in a shooting earlier in the day.

Perth Amboy police reported that as four city detectives approached, the suspect opened fire. Officers exited the vehicle and identified themselves as police officers, and some returned fire. No one was struck in the exchange of gunfire.

The prosecutor’s office says 21-year-old Isaiah Peralta is charged with four counts of attempted murder, aggravated assault, firearms and drug charges as well as charges in the earlier shooting.

It’s unclear whether Peralta has an attorney; a listed number for him couldn’t be found Saturday.

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By Greg Milam, US Correspondent

By Greg Milam, US Correspondent

‘I want to attend my son’s execution’ Bart Whitaker, who was 23 at the time, had promised thousands of dollars to two friends to kill his family so he could secure their $1.5m estate.

Kent Whitaker, Bart’s father, almost died himself in the shooting that killed his wife Tricia and his other son Kevin when the family returned home from a restaurant in 2003.

Tricia Whitaker and 19-year-old Kevin were shot, while Bart was injured along with his father. Bart Whitaker is set to be executed on Thursday Mr Whitaker says he forgives his son Bart, who was convicted of arranging the murders and is due to be executed by lethal injection this week.

As a victim in the shooting, Mr Whitaker has petitioned the state to commute his son’s sentence from death to life without parole. He says the death penalty should not have been sought during the trial.

The 69-year-old told Sky News: "Nobody has to convince me about how bad the crime was because I live with the consequences of his bad choices every day."

But he says his decision to forgive was made even before he knew his son was responsible. Mr Whitaker’s wife and youngest son were killed in […]

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Man shot in leg in Montbello neighborhood

Man shot in leg in Montbello neighborhood

Denver police are investigating a shooting outside a Montbello home Sunday afternoon that left one man with a gunshot wound to the leg. The gunfire comes two weeks after a double homicide in the same neighborhood.

Sunday’s incident occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m. in the 4500 block of Cornish Way, Denver police said. Alert: #DPD is investigating a shooting in 4500 block of Cornish Way. One victim – transported to hospital with gunshot wound to leg. Investigators developing suspect info. Road closures possible in area. pic.twitter.com/5hb0l2iJOH — Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) February 18, 2018 An adult man was found at the scene with a bullet wound that was not life-threatening. He was taken to a hospital, police said.

Further information about a suspect or suspects in the shooting or the circumstances that led to it was not immediately available.

Sunday’s violence took place less than a mile away from the scene of a triple shooting Feb. 3. Two people, 18-year-old Abisai Ponce Gutierrez and 17-year-old Byron Ware, were killed, and a third teenager was critically wounded, police said. Two other teens, Kylvito Garrette, 19, and Octavio Morales, 18, have been arrested on charges of first-degree murder in that case .

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London has already suffered its THIRTEENTH fatal stabbing of 2018 as lad, 19, is knifed to death in posh Kensington

London has already suffered its THIRTEENTH fatal stabbing of 2018 as lad, 19, is knifed to death in posh Kensington

A 19-year-old boy who collapsed and died in Kensington is the 13th person to be stabbed to death in Britain’s capital city since the start of 2018.

Murder squad detectives probing the latest frenzied knife attack in London have cordoned off three separate crime scenes. SWNS:South West News Service A knife pulled from a drain by police search teams in Kensington Logan Place in Kensington, west London, where the teenager was repeatedly stabbed in the early hours of Sunday, has been taped off, with forensic officers combing the narrow side street near Earl’s Court for clues.

Officers were alerted to the street after receiving reports of a larger number of vehicles in the area.

It is believed there was a house party on Earls Court Road around the time of the attack.

Police and paramedics tried to save the victim, who has not been named, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. London News Pictures A 19-year-old boy has become the thirteenth person to be stabbed to dead in London in 2018 London News Pictures A forensic unit in blue jumpsuits worked on three separate cordoned off scenes One man, also aged 19, was arrested near the scene and is being questioned […]

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Keego Harbor murder-suicide: Police say wife and mother killed family, then herself

Keego Harbor murder-suicide: Police say wife and mother killed family, then herself

Police say a Keego Harbor woman killed her family and herself at this home on Cass Lake Road. (Aileen Wingblad/Digital First Media) Last Friday’s murder-suicide in Keego Harbor that left four family members dead resulted from wife and mother, 45-year-old Laura Stuart, shooting her husband and their two adult kids and then turning the gun on herself.

According to the Keego Harbor Police Department, gunshots had been heard before officers found the four dead in their home at 2328 Cass Lake Road, shortly after 8 a.m.

Along with Laura Stuart, the others were identified as Daniel Stuart, 47, Steven Stuart, 27, and Bethany Stuart, 24. An investigation and autopsy results show Laura Stuart did the killings, police said.

The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information on it is asked to contact Det. Robert Barnes at (2480 682-3030 at barnes@khpd.org.

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