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Bernard Madoff says he is dying and is asking a judge for compassionate release from prison, where he is serving 150 years for orchestrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history, according to a Wednesday federal court filing.

Madoff, 81, has terminal kidney failure and a life expectancy of less than 18 months. When the court sentenced him, “it was clear that Madoff’s 150-year prison sentence was symbolic for three reasons: retribution, deterrence, and for the victims,” the court filing states. “This Court must now consider whether keeping Madoff incarcerated … is truly in furtherance of statutory sentencing goals and our society’s value and understanding of compassion.”


Madoff said in the request for compassionate release that he “does not dispute the severity of his crimes.”



IMO- stay in jail
 
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kdg411

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Lisa Montgomery is expected to receive lethal injection on December 8, the Justice Department says. In 2004, she was convicted of strangling a Missouri woman who was eight-months pregnant, then cut out and kidnapped the baby.


On 16 December 2004, Montgomery, entered the home of 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett whom she had befriended on an online chat forum. It is thought that the two women had never met in person until Montgomery called at Stinnett’s house in Skidmore, Missouri, under an assumed alias ‘Darlene Fischer’ a prospective buyer of a rat terrier puppy from Stinnett’s dog-breeding business – Happy Haven Farms. It is believed that Stinnett, who was eight months pregnant, let Montgomery into her home believing her to be a legitimate customer. She was subsequently attacked by Montgomery, who strangled her from behind with a piece of cord then slit open her stomach with a kitchen knife, before removing the unborn baby which she then took home. Stinnett was found in a pool of blood about an hour later by her mother Becky Harper, she was rushed to hospital where doctors tried to revive here but pronounced dead soon after arrival.
 

noZme

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Missouri deputies use drone with thermal camera to find missing 93-year-old woman​


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Deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office used the equipment in a dark farm field Sunday evening, The Kansas City Star reported.

The woman’s husband called authorities about 8:30 p.m., saying his wife had gone for a walk at 5 p.m. and had not returned.

Deputies searched several acres on foot but were unable to find the woman, KMBC reported. Officials decided to use an unmanned aerial vehicle, a DjI Matrice 210, which was equipped with the thermal camera, the television station reported.

Within five minutes of launching the drone, deputies found the woman about a quarter-mile from her home, the Star reported. She was tired and missing a shoe but was in good health, the sheriff’s office said.
“This is an excellent use of current technology to help our citizens,” Cass County Sheriff Jeff Weber said in the news release. “The ability to deploy a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) in these types of situations saves time and resources, especially when time is of the essence. Every minute counts.”

 

GrandmaBear

‘We Have Nothing to Fear Except Fear Itself'

Missouri deputies use drone with thermal camera to find missing 93-year-old woman​


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Deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office used the equipment in a dark farm field Sunday evening, The Kansas City Star reported.

The woman’s husband called authorities about 8:30 p.m., saying his wife had gone for a walk at 5 p.m. and had not returned.

Deputies searched several acres on foot but were unable to find the woman, KMBC reported. Officials decided to use an unmanned aerial vehicle, a DjI Matrice 210, which was equipped with the thermal camera, the television station reported.

Within five minutes of launching the drone, deputies found the woman about a quarter-mile from her home, the Star reported. She was tired and missing a shoe but was in good health, the sheriff’s office said.
“This is an excellent use of current technology to help our citizens,” Cass County Sheriff Jeff Weber said in the news release. “The ability to deploy a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) in these types of situations saves time and resources, especially when time is of the essence. Every minute counts.”

That is remarkable! She is safe and the drone found her.
 

GrandmaBear

‘We Have Nothing to Fear Except Fear Itself'
Grrrrr....!!!! 😡

“The evidence in this case will show that Zyaire Reed suffered abuse for almost half of his very young life,” Worthy said in the news release. “He was 13 months old when he died. The alleged facts of this case left seasoned prosecutors shaking their heads and vowing to seek justice for him.”

 

GrandmaBear

‘We Have Nothing to Fear Except Fear Itself'

GarAndMo39

Not a Sheeple!

OHP Seeking More Info On Driver Accused Of Killing Four People On I-40​



Saturday, October 17th 2020, 10:10 pm

By: Jennifer Pierce
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OKLAHOMA CITY -
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is seeking the public's help in the investigation of a crash on Interstate 40 on Saturday that killed four people.

Investigators need information about a possibly impaired driver they have identified as Ashley Ricks, 33, who caused the crash.

Ricks survived the crash and was taken to OU Medical Center where she is in critical condition. Troopers are asking for people who know Ricks to contact OHP if they know what she was doing in the hours that led up to the crash.

The deadly crash shut down Interstate 40 near Country Club Road for several hours Saturday morning. First responders knew it was bad when they heard it was a head-on collision. <snip>
 

noZme

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FedEx driver shot, critically injured in Philadelphia​

The driver, who was approximately 30 years old, was shot once in the chest and once in the left leg, investigators said.

He was taken by police to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where is was listed in critical condition.

Neighbors in the area said they are shocked by the shooting and that many in the area know the FedEx drivers by name.


One person has been arrested in connection with the shooting, police said. No weapon has been recovered.


 

Guess Who

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I'm glad this lady has been found, but the stories between the rescuers and her daughter are polar opposite. Daughter says she was too weak to self rescue and could only take a couple of steps at a time and she couldn't even open her mouth because of dehydration (she was found next to a stream) and the rescuers saying she needed only minimal assistance to get out. Not sure what to make of this one.

 

GrandmaBear

‘We Have Nothing to Fear Except Fear Itself'
I'm glad this lady has been found, but the stories between the rescuers and her daughter are polar opposite. Daughter says she was too weak to self rescue and could only take a couple of steps at a time and she couldn't even open her mouth because of dehydration (she was found next to a stream) and the rescuers saying she needed only minimal assistance to get out. Not sure what to make of this one.

I read a thing or two about this and out of niceness and not knowing have refrained from saying anything anywhere. However, I do have questions. I still have a few over another case or two... And maybe some can guess which ones... On the other hand, I am always glad when someone is found safe, no matter the truth. I hope if any are hyped, made up or false, that the person gets help. I am not saying it is the case here, I don't know, nor with the others--I just know some leave some major unanswered questions after the public was involved, got so concerned and helped, donated and/or searched.
 

noZme

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Houston police officer dead, 1 hurt; suspect in custody​


A suspect is in custody after one Houston police officer was fatally shot and another wounded at a southwest Houston apartment complex Tuesday

The slain officer was identified as Sgt. Harold Preston, a 41-year veteran of the force.

"We've lost just a wonderful human being," Acevedo said during a news conference at Memorial Hermann Hospital. “He is leading with men and women on streets, instead of choosing to sit in an office drinking coffee and reading the paper. That is the man he was — he is a man who lived with elderly parents to take care of them. As good as he was as a cop, he was a better human being, that is just the guy that he was and we are going to miss him.”

 

tlorik

Truth for Tom Brown

Houston police officer dead, 1 hurt; suspect in custody​


A suspect is in custody after one Houston police officer was fatally shot and another wounded at a southwest Houston apartment complex Tuesday

The slain officer was identified as Sgt. Harold Preston, a 41-year veteran of the force.

"We've lost just a wonderful human being," Acevedo said during a news conference at Memorial Hermann Hospital. “He is leading with men and women on streets, instead of choosing to sit in an office drinking coffee and reading the paper. That is the man he was — he is a man who lived with elderly parents to take care of them. As good as he was as a cop, he was a better human being, that is just the guy that he was and we are going to miss him.”

He was supposed to retire next week. :cry:
 

GrandmaBear

‘We Have Nothing to Fear Except Fear Itself'
He was supposed to retire next week. :cry:
So we apparently have a family of illegals here and the father has been arrested many times prior. One officer dead and another shot and on a domestic call. The teen warned officers though and the teen was sent to the door? I do not quite understand that part.

Tragic. Prayers to the officers' families. It seems to me this could have been avoided in many ways, starting with there were prior arrests and he at least was here illegally. I am not going into politics but for some reason nothing was acted on in those years.

I would not want to be a LE officer, particularly these days.
 

Cousin Dupree

I know nothing - Grandmabear about herself.

FedEx driver shot, critically injured in Philadelphia​

The driver, who was approximately 30 years old, was shot once in the chest and once in the left leg, investigators said.

He was taken by police to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where is was listed in critical condition.

Neighbors in the area said they are shocked by the shooting and that many in the area know the FedEx drivers by name.


One person has been arrested in connection with the shooting, police said. No weapon has been recovered.



I wonder what the motive is.
 

noZme

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Latest I can find on AG Ravnsborg's fatal crash


new to me info from article:

"After the crash, I asked the manager of the Redfield restaurant if she had seen Ravnsborg drinking. She declined to answer the question."

Why did she decline to answer a simple question - did your restaurant serve the AG alcohol? Seems to me if the answer is no - that would have put an end to speculation..... but she did not.

Of course there are multiple other ways Ravnsborg may have attained alcohol that evening. Just saying.
 

Cousin Dupree

I know nothing - Grandmabear about herself.
Latest I can find on AG Ravnsborg's fatal crash


new to me info from article:

"After the crash, I asked the manager of the Redfield restaurant if she had seen Ravnsborg drinking. She declined to answer the question."

Why did she decline to answer a simple question - did your restaurant serve the AG alcohol? Seems to me if the answer is no - that would have put an end to speculation..... but she did not.

Of course there are multiple other ways Ravnsborg may have attained alcohol that evening. Just saying.

She refused to answer such a simple question?
 

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