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Colorado dentist accused of poisoning wife and mom of 6 after ‘heinous, complex and calculated’ crime leaves her brain dead March 20, 2023 A 45-year-old dentist in Colorado faces charges of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, a mother of six children, after severe headaches left her brain dead, investigators said over the weekend. According to the Aurora Police Department, James Toliver Craig was taken into custody early Sunday morning, days after he allegedly drove his 43-year-old wife to the hospital. Shortly after arriving at the hospital, the wife’s condition deteriorated rapidly, and she was placed on a ventilator in an intensive care unit. She was declared medically brain dead a short time later.” further investigation...
Five unprovoked murders in the past several months appear to be the work of one person, according to the Stockton, California, Police Department. Authorities are searching for a person of interest tied to the five slayings, the first of which occurred on July 8. All of the victims were men and all were alone at the time they were fatally shot, police said. The killings all happened at night or in the early morning hours. Police released only a few details about the string of murders and when they happened: a 35-year-old man fatally shot at 12:31 a.m. on July 8; a 43-year-old man fatally shot at 9:49 p.m. on Aug. 11; a 21-year-old man fatally shot at 6:41 a.m. on Aug. 30; a 52-year-old man fatally shot at 4:27 a.m. on Sept. 21; and a...
Woman gunned down in her driveway in 'monstrous' attack caught on video: 'We need justice for Liz' After a young woman was gunned down in her own driveway in a crime caught on surveillance video, Houston authorities are pleading for help to get her "callous killer off our streets." Elizabeth Barraza was setting up a garage sale when she was attacked on Friday, Jan. 25, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said at a Wednesday news conference. At about 6:55 a.m., the killer drove up to her home, walked up the driveway and engaged Barraza in conversation before pointing a pistol at her and shooting her multiple times, the sheriff said. Barraza was hospitalized and died the next day, the sheriff said. Barraza's killer -- a "coward" --...
https://abcnews.go.com/US/texas-elementary-school-reports-active-shooter-campus/story?id=84940951 14 students, 1 teacher dead after shooting at Texas elementary school: Gov. Abbott Fourteen students and a teacher are dead after a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, according to Gov. Greg Abbott. The 18-year-old suspect, a student at Uvalde High School, is also dead, he said. "He shot and killed horrifically and incomprehensibly 14 students and killed a teacher," Abbott said during an unrelated press briefing. The suspect also allegedly shot his grandmother before entering the school and again opening fire, Abbott said. He did not say anything further about her condition. Abbott said the shooter had a handgun and...
https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/11/21/us/waukesha-car-parade-injured-dead/index.html Multiple victims have been transported from the scene to area hospitals via ambulance and others were taken by officers, after a red SUV drove through the Waukesha Christmas Parade, Waukesha Police Chief Daniel P. Thompson said in a press conference. The Waukesha Police Department has sent a push alert to cellular phones in the area asking those "within a ½ mile radius of the 5 points downtown" to immediately shelter in place. People were seen on the ground injured after the incident, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel intern Kaylee Staral, who was at the parade, told CNN's Pamela Brown Sunday night. About "20 to 30 minutes into the parade a red SUV came...
I don't know if this warrants a case thread but it's outrageous. These three men were all found WITH ID, and at least two had been REPORTED MISSING. They still tossed them in pauper's graves and didn't notify their families. https://www.wapt.com/article/ben-crump-three-buried-in-hinds-county-potters-field/46190955 Mothers of 3 missing men found buried in pauper's graves speak out A nationally known attorney is representing three Mississippi families who learned months after their sons died that they had been buried in pauper's graves with markers with nothing more than a number. Attorney Ben Crump has been hired by the family of 39-year-old Jonathan David Hankins, who was reported missing to the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office in July...
Thomasville resident Lindsay Shiver is under arrest after Bahamian Police uncovered a plot crafted by her and two men to kill her estranged husband, Robert Shiver. According to Bahamas Court News, police arrested Shiver, 36, along with her lover Terrance Bethel, 28, of Guana Cay, Abaco and hitman Farron Newbold Jr., 28, of the Bahamas. Bahamian police say they uncovered the plot on July 16, while searching the phone and social media app of a suspected burglar. A source familiar with the investigation said the Shivers have a home in the Bahamas, where Lindsay first began an affair with Bethel. Upon Robert finding out about the affair, he filed for divorce. That is when Lindsay, Bethel and and Newbold Jr. concocted a plan to murder...
TX – Roland Zepeda Jr (age 36) is awaiting trial for assaulting an elderly man to get views on Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, and Snapchat. The assault happened on February 25, 2023, at Home Depot in Richardson, TX, a suburb of Dallas. The case is active in Dallas #F-23-45336. • Find the documents here Smart Search - DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS COURTS PORTAL • Search for Zepeda, Roland Mr. Zepeda is currently out on bail re: the above case. The terms of his bail are: • Commit no new offenses – which he has violated • Do not post any prank videos – which he violated • No alcohol/illicit drugs • No possession of deadly weapon • No contact/communication with victim • No victim family contact • Appear for all court...
June 21, 2023 https://www.bostonherald.com/2023/06/21/dcf-takes-custody-of-four-children-found-in-apartment-with-alcohol-drugs-sex-toys-healey-says/ Four children who were found in a disturbing South Boston apartment alongside a dead man over the weekend have been taken into state custody as officials investigate why they were in the presence of alcohol, drugs, and sex toys, Gov. Maura Healey said Wednesday. A Boston Fire Department incident report said first responders found the children, who are 5 to 10 years old, on Saturday morning in “extremely unsanitary conditions” and in a back bedroom where an adult male was in the process of hiding them. First responders were initially called to the Mary Ellen McCormack Housing complex on...
On December 1, 2017, at approximately 7:00 pm, deputies with the Park County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a house fire located at 3763 County Road 43 in Bailey, Colorado. It was reported in a 9-1-1 call that people were inside the residence causing damage. At least one male was on the property. After the fire was extinguished at the residence, Maggie Long's remains were discovered by fire rescue personnel. The El Paso County Coroner's Office later ruled her death a homicide. Long was 17 years old at the time of her death. Investigative efforts at the scene revealed a physical altercation took place between Long and her assailants before the fire started. The suspects stole a Beretta handgun, an AK-47-style rifle, 2,000 rounds of...
Six women have been found dead in less than three months in secluded, wooded areas in the Portland, Oregon, region, but law enforcement authorities said they have not found any evidence that the cases are linked. The women's bodies were found within 100 miles of each other, the Portland Police Bureau said in a news release over the weekend. Police have not determined whether they were all homicide victims, but they were all under age 40. Although news of the deaths was widely circulated on social media, the Portland Police Bureau said there was no reason to believe the deaths were connected. (more at link) https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/6-women-found-dead-3-months-portland-oregon-metro-area-rcna87719
https://www.wdrb.com/in-depth/attorneys-claim-lmpd-officers-killed-26-year-old-emt-in-botched-police-raid/article_4bb33de6-704e-11ea-bb3c-4785530c8830.html Attorneys claim LMPD officers killed 26-year-old EMT in 'botched' police raid But an attorney for Kenneth Walker claims police conducted an improper raid, which led to officers shooting an innocent woman eight times, killing her. The woman, 26-year-old Breonna Taylor, was a certified EMT working at two local hospitals. Defense attorney Rob Eggert said police burst in Taylor's home without announcing their presence and fired at least 22 times, with bullets going into neighboring apartments, and “it was incredible that Mrs. Taylor was the only one killed.” “Had Breonna Taylor...
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ralph-yarl-shooting-charges-filed-andrew-lester-kansas-city/ Charges filed against homeowner in shooting of Ralph Yarl, Black teen shot when he went to the wrong house in Kansas City Prosecutors in Kansas City, Missouri, have filed felony charges against the homeowner accused of shooting Ralph Yarl, a Black teenager who was shot when he went to the wrong house to pick up his siblings last week. At a news conference Monday evening, Clay County Prosecutor Zachary Thompson announced two felony charges against the suspect, Andrew D. Lester, whom he described as a White man who is 85 years old. The charges are one count of assault in the first degree, with a potential punishment of up to life in prison, and one...
“As I moved closer, I could hear somebody making noise and yelling. I started to get close to the building and climbed into the debris, and I could hear him saying that he was over there, and I could see his arm sticking up through the debris and waving his hand,” Nicholas Balboa, a man from Phoenix, told CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” on Thursday night. “He was just saying, ‘Please don’t leave me, please don’t leave me.’ I told him that we weren’t going to leave him,” Balboa said. “It was myself and one other person. So, we were there and we just felt like we could get to him. It didn’t feel right to just leave him, especially hearing that his voice was just so young.” Balboa was in Surfside, Florida, to visit his father when...

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