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Leon Circuit Judge James C. Hankinson set an April 13 trial date for Katherine Magbanua, whose charges in the murder of Florida State law professor Dan Markel ended in mistrial earlier this month. Magbanua, wearing a blue Leon County Detention Center jumpsuit, appeared in the courtroom with her attorneys, Chris DeCoste and Tara Kawass. Hankinson asked about her legal representation moving forward; DeCoste said he and Kawass intend to continue defending her. https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/local/2019/10/22/judge-sets-retrial-date-katherine-magbanua-dan-markel-killing/4061118002/
(CNN)Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired for their involvement in the death of a black man who was held down with a knee as he protested that he couldn't breathe, officials said Tuesday. The FBI is investigating the incident, which drew widespread condemnation of the officers after a video showing part of the encounter circulated on social media. https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/26/us/minneapolis-police-encounter-death-trnd/index.html
Brought these over from the basement party thread:
https://www.wkrn.com/news/friend-of-slain-mother-heidi-broussard-charged-with-capital-murder-and-kidnapping/ A friend of slain Austin mother Heidi Broussard, who went missing in December and was later found dead, has been charged with capital murder and kidnapping. Magen Fieramusca, 34, was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in Travis County, according to a news release from the Travis County District Attorney’s office. The indictment alleges that Fieramusca kidnapped Broussard, 33, and her newborn daughter and asphyxiated Broussard. Fieramusca’s bond has been set at $1 million for the capital murder charge and $100,000 on the kidnapping charge, according to the release. Surveillance video taken by a neighbor shows Fieramusca’s...
Former "19 Kids and Counting" star Josh Duggar is set to stand trial on Tuesday for child pornography charges. After years of appearing in the reality show, Duggar made headlines in 2015 when news broke that he reportedly molested a number of young girls, including his sisters. Now, he will face a judge on charges brought against him in April after allegedly possessing images of young children. Duggar, 33, was arrested in Arkansas in late April. U.S. Marshals "assisted" in the arrest. He is facing two counts of downloading and possessing child pornography. He has pleaded not guilty. If convicted on all counts, Duggar faces up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 on each count. Fines could total $500,000...
Authorities in Jacksonville, Florida issued amber alert and sent additional 100 or more cops, firemen and others without hesitation to look from the air, ground and water Wednesday in two town for a missing 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams. However, as of Wednesday evening, all effort to locate the missing girl from her Brentwood home on Ivy Street since 12 PM, turned up nothing. The pursuit extended to a Southside high rise where she lived before her family’s relocation to another home. Taylor was not in her room when her mom, Brianna Williams checked on her at about 7:20 a.m., Tuesday police said. It was however reported that the mother found out the back door of their house was unlocked. Williams, the mother of the missing child...
Do we have a Jefferey Epstein thread? https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/ghislaine-maxwell-arrested-jeffrey-epstein-aide/2495762/
FBI now involved in ongoing search for missing 11-year-old Colorado Springs boy The Federal Bureau of Investigation is now involved in the ongoing search for a missing/endangered 11-year-old Colorado Springs boy who went missing Monday afternoon, and the task force investigating his disappearance is organizing a team of volunteers to start searching for him. Gannon Stauch was believed to be a runaway after he left his home southeast of Colorado Springs between 3:15 and 4 p.m. on Monday. But as the week progressed, his disappearance was upgraded to a missing/endangered person case. His stepmother said he left his home on foot to play at a friend’s house down the street on Monday afternoon, according to the sheriff’s office...
This is one of those child cases that are hard to read about. However, for some reason it is not getting much MSM coverage and little from Youtubers as well, I am unsure why since it certainly has, sadly, the elements to make it major news. It is not a new case but again, it is not getting a whole lot of coverage. This article today is not the start of the case by any means. It does give a bit of a recap though. Read to the ending, the end says plenty about the two charged just with those remarks... https://people.com/crime/nyc-police-officer-charged-sons-murder-resigns/
https://www.jacksonville.com/news/20200505/mother-seeks-justice-after-son-shot-while-jogging-in-brunswick-pair-involved-in-killing-not-arrested Mother seeks justice after son shot while jogging in Brunswick, pair involved in killing not arrested It’s been over two months since a young black man jogging in Brunswick, Ga., was gunned down by two white men who said they thought he was a possible burglar. Ahmaud Arbery’s mother wants to know where is the justice. “I just think about how they could allow these two men to kill my son and not be arrested, that’s what I can’t understand,” Wanda Cooper told news partner First Coast News. A police report states about 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, Glynn County officers responded to Satilla and...
Isabel was 6 years old when she vanished from her parents' east-side home in April 2012. Maribel was 13 years old when she went disappeared while walking to a friend’s house in 2014. Maribel's body was found a few days after she went missing. Isabel's remains were not located until March 2017. https://www.kgun9.com/news/local-news/defense-urges-separate-trials-in-tucson-child-murders Defense urges separate trials in Tucson child murders Attorneys for Christopher Clements, the man charged in the murders of six-year-old Isabel Celis and 13 year old Maribel Gonzalez are trying to have the cases broken into separate trials. Six-year-old Isabel Celis and 13-year-old Maribel Gonzalez disappeared about two years apart. Maribel Gonzalez...
Facing mounting financial pressure, Anthony Todt of Colchester killed his wife, three children and family dog at their house in Celebration, Fla., according to law enforcement and court records. Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson called the quadruple murder “despicable” Wednesday and said Todt confessed. Authorities took Todt, 44, into custody when they encountered him at the home at 202 Reserve Place Monday. He was arrested Wednesday on a warrant charging him with multiple counts of homicide and felony animal cruelty, Gibson said during a press conference at the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office that was live streamed on the Internet...
His body was recovered April 24 from a shallow grave several miles away in rural Woodstock. His parents, Andrew Freund Sr., and JoAnn Cunningham, had reported him missing six days earlier, but were charged with first-degree murder and other felonies following the discovery. Cunningham, 36, pleaded guilty to a murder charge in December and faces up to 60 years in prison when sentenced April 30. Freund Sr., 61, last week requested a bench trial and is scheduled to return to court April 24, the anniversary of his arrest. Both remain held in the McHenry County jail on $5 million bail. https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200304/it-needs-a-new-beginning-home-where-authorities-say-aj-freund-was-murdered-is-demolished
https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/new-trial-date-set-after-mistrial-declared-this-week-for-wesley-hadsell/ New trial date set after mistrial declared this week for Wesley Hadsell Wesley Hadsell has a new trial date after the first trial attempt ended in a mistrial earlier this week. The next trial will now begin May 19 and is expected to last for three weeks. Hadsell faces murder charges for the 2015 death of his 18-year-old stepdaughter, AJ Hadsell. On Monday morning, the prosecution and defense were ready to go. A jury of 12 was selected and seated. The next day began with opening statements then the commonwealth called their first four witnesses: the Norfolk homicide detective assigned to the case and AJ’s college...
A man accused of murdering a Salem mother and her toddler son is fighting for the dismissal of an aggravated murder charge — a change that would make him no longer eligible for the death penalty. On Friday in Yamhill County Circuit Court, attorneys for Michael John Wolfe, 52, argued for dismissing the aggravated murder charge Wolfe faces for allegedly murdering 3-year-old William "Billy" Fretwell, his biological son. One of the two aggravated murder charges Wolfe initially faced after Karissa Fretwell, 25, and Billy went missing in May was already reduced after a new law drastically narrowing the use of the death penalty went into effect in September. Michael Wolfe, 52, appears in court as his attorneys argue for dismissing an...
https://madison.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/authorities-seeking-help-finding-windsor-couple-missing-since-july-1/article_1f9252b4-5c06-5d71-b0e5-aaa85f2b0529.html Authorities seeking help finding Windsor couple missing since July 1 Avillage of Windsor couple has been missing since July 1 and the Dane County Sheriff’s Office is seeking public help in finding them. On Wednesday, a family member reported that Bart and Krista Halderson were last seen on July 1 at their home and that they had planned a trip to Langlade County for the weekend and the family has been unable to confirm if they arrived safely, Lt. Brenda Reinen said in a report. Their personal vehicles are accounted for, so there is no known vehicle to associate with the...
https://www.al.com/news/2019/12/kamille-cupcake-mckinney-suspect-said-she-saw-childs-sexual-assault.html
https://lawandcrime.com/live-trials/live-trials-current/kyle-rittenhouse/defense-says-kyle-rittenhouse-was-attacked-in-the-street-like-an-animal/
I haven't done a case thread in a long, long time so an admin may need to fix/change this or move its spot if incorrect. This is a case I for one have never heard of. This starts out with the initial story, some arrests last year and now more arrests so watch the 15 minutes or so throughout to see what happened then and is happening now. This is before Covid and yet another story of how kids were claimed to be elsewhere and more. Not only is the mother and her girlfriend charged but now the girlfriend's mother and father as well who they were living with. I don't know how a case like this is basically unheard of. Of course the investigation I guess was ongoing but still why is there not news now???
I was just thinking about this case last week and meant to look it up. Opening statements are today. Chad Oulson https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/14/us/curtis-reeves-trial-florida/index.html

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