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Domestic Violence News & Information

KC Man Accused Of Killing Estranged Wife

Kansas City, MO: Anthony K. Perkins told police he wasn’t home when his estranged wife was beaten and strangled in June. But DNA tests showed otherwise, according to court records released today to support a second-degree murder charge against Perkins, 48. Jackson County prosecutors filed the charge today in connection with the June 4 killing of Sheree Y. Perkins, 50, inside her Kansas City home in the 1500 block of East 51st Street. » more at The Kansas City Star

Cops charge Man In Death Of Woman Dropped Off At Grady

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Atlanta, GA: Atlanta police arrested a suspect in the shooting death of a woman who died after being dropped off at Grady Memorial Hospital early Tuesday. Police spokeswoman Kim Jones said George Crawford, 45, was charged with murder in the shooting death of 23-year-old Kristen Whitaker. » more at Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Husband Arrested For Murder Of His Wife In Williamsburg

Williamsburg, VA: Police have arrested a Williamsburg man and charged him with the murder of his wife who was found dead in a vacant field in July. Investigators arrested Barton Dale Trevillian, Tuesday, on an Indictment of 1st Degree Murder for the murder of his wife Kuan-Yu Trevillian. Trevillian, 49, was found dead on a vacant lot in the 300 block of Clifton’s Bluff in the Williamsburg area of York County on July 10th. » more at WVEC TV

Man, Estranged Wife Dead in Murder/Suicide

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

San Bernardino, CA: A 37-year-old man went to his estranged wife's home Tuesday morning and shot her to death before taking his own life, police officials said. Police officers responded to a 9-1-1 call just before 8:15 a.m. at a home in the 1300 block of E. Hardt Street. The 9-1-1 caller told dispatchers that two adults were "down" inside the home. When police arrived, they found Yao Nhaw Pak, 37, and Ammalin Bilavarn, 31, lying on the floor of the home. » more at KTLA TV

Woman Wanted For Murdering Boyfriend Arrested In New Orleans

Greenville, SC: A woman wanted for murdering her boyfriend in the Upstate was arrested in New Orleans. Seay allegedly killed Tafoya-Gonzalez at a home on Anderson Ridge Road in Greer. Spartanburg County Sheriff's investigators found the victim's body on a dirt road on Prince Caldwell Road in Woodruff on May 3. He had been shot multiple times. » more at WSPA TV

Police: Knoxville Man Empties Gun Into Ex-Boyfriend At Vegas Bar

Monday, November 14, 2011

Las Vegas, NV: A Las Vegas Police Department report has shed new light on the violent murder of a former Knoxville bartender. Phillip Wells had previously worked as a bartender at Club XYZ and Rainbow Club West. He moved to Las Vegas, where he worked at the Garage Bar. He was found shot to death in the bar Monday morning. Tracey Kauffman, 50, of Knoxville, was charged with his murder. » more at WBIR TV

Woman Shot Dead By Boyfriend

Monday, November 14, 2011

Memphis, TN: Police arrested a man after they say he shot his girlfriend, killing her. The victim, Tashuner Dixon, was a mother of six, according to family members. Her oldest daughter and the victim's aunt said they tried repeatedly to get counseling for Dixon who continued to stay in a relationship they say was violent.» more at WREG TV

Police: Father Slashed Toddler's Throat

Monday, November 14, 2011

Albuquerque, NM: Albuquerque police said a father slashed the throat of his 2-year-old daughter, before stabbing his girlfriend and then himself early Monday morning. Officers showed up to the Sunrise Apartments at Indian School Street and Tramway Boulevard about 1:30 a.m. after they said dispatchers got a frantic 911 call from a tenant. » more at KOAT TV

Cops: Pontchatula Suspect Kills Man In Home Of Estranged Wife

Monday, November 14, 2011

Tangipahoa Parish, LA: Tangipahoa Sheriff's investigators say a suspect is under arrest, charged with using a shotgun to kill a man in the home of the suspect's estranged wife. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards says deputies arrested 38-year-old Gary Shurley of Ponchatoula not long after the incident. Investigators say Shurley showed up at a residence on Sharon Drive this morning, armed himself with a shotgun, and fired upon the victim. The dead man is identified as Buster Lock of Pontchatoula. » more at WWL

Sheriff office: No Suspects Sought In Hays County Double Shooting

Sunday, November 14, 2011

Austin, TX: Sheriff officials said they are not looking for suspects in a Sunday shooting that left a man injured and his wife dead. Leonard Joseph, 47, and Lara Joseph, 40, were found in their home in the 400 block of Wild Rose Drive about 3:35 a.m. Sunday, said Sgt. Philip Taylor, a spokesman for the Hays County Sheriff's Office » more at Austin American-Statesman

Police Arrest Boyfriend After Woman Found Beaten To Death

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Hempfield Township, PA: An arrest has been made after a 40-year-old woman was found beaten to death in what police described as "a horrific scene" inside her Hempfield Township home. Tina Ohler was found dead in an upstairs apartment on Elkhart Street Sunday afternoon. » more at WTAE TV

Double Murder Suspect in Hospital Following Chase and Shooting

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Spartanburg County, SC: The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a triple shooting that occurred on Sunday afternoon at 490 Rosedale Drive. Two of the victims are dead and one was air lifted to the hospital. According to Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright, around 12:30 Sunday afternoon Jefferson Perry shot and killed his wife Barbra Perry. He then walked across the street shot and killed his neighbor and brother-in-law Donald Stephens. » more at WSPA TV

Police: Man Stabbed Estranged Wife In Parking Lot

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Jeffersonville, IN: A woman is dead and her estranged husband charged with murder after a stabbing in Jeffersonville. Police said it happened at the Lafayette Square Apartments on Sunday afternoon. The victim is 30-year-old Kelly Bagshaw, a mother of two young children. » more at WLKY TV

Shooting Victim Witnessed Her Own Mother's Murder

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Wichita, KS: A mother, who lost her life when she was shot to death by her husband, was remembered Sunday night with a candlelight vigil. Antonia Craditt was known as Baby Sister. She was a 30-year-old mother of nine children, ages 2 to 17, and a mother who friends say would do anything for her family. "She was very involved with her children, and she was involved with her kids' sports and their school. She was a good mother," said Marvil Swinton, friend. » more at KAKE TV

FBCSO: Husband Fatally Stabs Wife In Front Of 4 Kids Near Needville

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Needville, TX: A Needville area husband was arrested Saturday night for fatally stabbing his wife in front of their four children, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. Sherman Jones, 50, has been charged with murder. Deputies arrived to the home, located in the 14000 block of Hubenak Road, shortly after 7:30 p.m. Deputies said Jones had blood on his clothing and his wife, Saffaria Kay Jones, was lying on the front lawn with multiple stab wounds. » more at KHOU TV

Suspect Arrested In Triple Homicide

Friday, November 11, 2011

Kansas City, MO: Kansas City officers on Sunday arrested a suspect in a triple homicide that left three relatives dead in an apparent domestic violence attack on Friday night. Police plan to submit their case file to prosecutors today for possible charges in the slayings, which were among a half dozen in Kansas City on Friday and Saturday. The suspect in the triple homicide is the boyfriend of one of the victims, police said. Police did not identify that victim on Sunday but said she was the cousin of Anthony C. Richardson, 50, a childhood friend of Police Chief Darryl Forté. Richardson was killed along with his wife, Mary Richardson, 53. » more at The Kansas City Star

2 Dead In Sanford-Area Shooting; Murder-Suicide Likely

Friday, November 11, 2011

Sanford, FL: The Seminole County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal Friday night shooting near Sanford. Deputies arriving at a home in the 2500 block of Bullion Loop at about 11:42 p.m. heard a single gunshot from inside the home, the Sheriff's Office said. Two people were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds inside. This morning, the victims were identified as husband and wife Bryan Coffin, 41, and Rocio Coffin, 43.» more at Orlando Sentinel

Des Moines Police Arrest Man On Suspicion Of Killing Girlfriend After Autopsy Shows Foul Play

Des Moine, IA: Des Moines police have arrested a man on suspicion of killing his girlfriend more than a month ago after an autopsy showed she died of foul play. Police and paramedics were called to a Des Moines apartment on Aug. 30 and found 44-year-old Laura Welch not breathing. She was taken to a local hospital, where she died. » more at The Republic

Algoa Woman Accused Of Killing Husband

Friday, November 11, 2011

Algoa, TX: An Algoa woman shot and killed her husband, then reported the crime to police, said Galveston County Sheriff's deputies. Police arrested Nara Wilson, 48, at her home on Orem Road early Friday morning. She was charged with murder and posted $150,000 bond Friday afternoon. Police said her husband, David Wilson, 48, suffered several gunshot wounds to his chest and was found lying on the floor inside his home.» more at click2houston.com

Victim's Family Calls Reckless Homicide Charge Too Light

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Memphis, TN: Nineteen-year-old Veronica Godwin just finished up her first year at Lemoyne-Owen College. She wanted to be a crime scene investigator, but now it’s police investigating her death. “She was polite,” said her grandmother, Beverly Perkins. “All of her teachers say she was very well mannered and she was just a loving child. She was a pleaser,” she added. “She was the type of person who always wanted to please other people.” » more at WREG TV

Father Shot Daughter Multiple Times In Head, Police Said

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Winston-Salem, NC: A man shot his 6-year-old daughter multiple times in the head on Thursday before fatally shooting himself, Winston-Salem police said in a news release Friday. Winston-Salem police found the girl, Iza Lily Morris, and her father, Derek Morris, shortly after 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the girl's bedroom at a house in the 5300 block of Old Rural Hall Road in northeastern Winston-Salem. » more at Winston-Salem Journal

Man Kills Wife, Self In Moving Car In Fairfield

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fairfield, CA: A man shot and killed his wife in a moving car before turning the gun on himself in Fairfield on Thursday as Solano County sheriff's deputies tried to stop the vehicle, authorities said. Enrique Preciado, 35, shot and killed Erica Dominguez, 25, as the two were in a white Cadillac traveling south on Chadbourne Road near Cordelia Road, said sheriff's Lt. Gary Faulkner. » more at San Francisco Chronicle

Victim, Suspected Gunman In Murder-Suicide ID'd

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pittsburg, CA: Authorities have identified the family members they say were killed by a Pittsburg man before he took his own life as the man's wife and her elderly parents. Police say 40-year-old Jason Aube shot and killed his wife, Cynthia Tiburcio-Aube, and his wife's 65-year-old mother and 73-year-old father early Thursday morning. The parents' names have not been released. » more at San Francisco Chronicle

Woman Stabbed To Death In Gloucester County

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Washington Township, PA: Police in Gloucester County are searching for a man suspected of fatally stabbing a Washington Township woman Thursday night. Kim Barnum, 42, of the Birches section of the township, was stabbed at her home and pronounced dead at Kennedy Memorial Hospital, police said. » more at philly.com

Nicole Fields Found Dead 10 Minutes From Ex-Boyfriend's Home

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Osceola, FL: After days of worrying and wondering what had happened to her, family of missing Orlando mom Nicole Fields described the discovery of her body as a relief. "It's sad, but it's the end," said stepfather Carl Maynard. "We feel much better now, finding out." A body thought to be that of Fields was found Thursday, behind a Poinciana-area home, Osceola County Sheriff's officials reported. » more at Orlando Sentinel

Green Bay Man Arrested For Death Of Girlfriend

Green Bay, WI: A 28-year-old Green Bay man has been arrested for 1st-degree reckless homicide in the death of his girlfriend. Green Bay police say Roy Tidwell is accused of killing 26-year-old Christina Bischoff at their apartment on the city's west side. » more at WLUK FOX 11

Woman, Boyfriend Found Dead Inside Marietta Home

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Marietta, GA: Marietta police are investigating the deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found Wednesday night inside their Springdale Drive home. The two were identified Thursday as Mary Ellen Cano, 32, and Wilbur Carl South, 28. About 6 p.m. Wednesday, Cano's father came to police headquarters to report that his daughter had been missing for the past two days, Marietta police spokesman David Baldwin said.» more at Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Boyfriend Charged In Fatal Shooting

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tampa, FL: A Tampa man is accused of gunning down his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend Wednesday night, police say. Officers arrested 33-year-old Damien Michael Townes and charged him with second-degree murder in the death of 39-year-old Charon Shaw outside a Tampa home. » more at My FOX Tampa Bay

Murder-Suicide Discovered In Camden Home

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Kershaw County, SC: A man and woman were found dead in a Camden-area home by a Kershaw County deputy, and the sheriff’s office is calling it a murder-suicide. The pair were identified by Kershaw County coroner Johnny Fellers as Nancy Patricia Stone, 47, Wateree Boulevard, Camden, and her estranged husband, Reginald E. Stone, 44, Fairfield County. » more at The State

Three Dead In Murder-Suicide

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Smith County, MS:  Smith County Coroner, Billy Allen, confirmed that three people had been shot in a murder-suicide. The investigation is still underway, but reports confirm that this happened around Noon today on Highway 35 South of Forest and North of Raleigh in Smith County.  » more at WJTV

Machete Man Kills Woman, Then Himself

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Queens, NY: Police made a gruesome discovery in South Jamaica on Tuesday afternoon. A man stabbed a woman to death and then killed himself in an apparent murder-suicide, according to the NYPD. The victim, Hettie Patterson, 48, was found by police lying on the ground behind a house at 111-11 143 St. at around 11:30 a.m. with severe trauma to the head, where she had been stabbed. » more at Queens Chronicle

FdL Murder Suspect Arrested In Alabama

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fond du Lac, WI: Police have arrested a 35-year-old Fond du Lac man accused of shooting his wife in the head. The search for Jason E. Anderson began after police found his wife, Nicole L. Anderson, 33, dead of a single gunshot wound about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the couple’s home at 312 Winnebago Drive. He was arrested in Birmingham, Ala., said Fond du Lac Police Department Capt. Steve Klein. » more at Fond du Lac Reporter

Violent Estranged Husband Ends Life Of 'A Good Soul'

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Suffolk, VA: The Rev. Jim George remembers one of the last times he saw Deborah Marlo Wigg. She was at his church, Hillcrest Baptist, a place she attended growing up and where she taught Sunday school. "I remember her sitting there enjoying worship with everyone else," George said. "She was very content." Wigg, 39, was quiet and caring, he said, with "a glow of life around her." But in February, she had filed to divorce her husband, Robert Lyndon Wigg, claiming he had physically and mentally abused her, court records show. » more at The Virginian-Pilot

Long Beach Man Charged In 2001 Slaying Of Pregnant Girlfriend

Long Beach, CA: A Long Beach man has been charged with the execution-style killing of his pregnant girlfriend in Hawthorne more than 10 years ago, reportedly to get rid of his financial obligation for the child. Derek Paul Smyer, 31, allegedly solicited Skyler Jefferson Moore, 30, to kill his girlfriend, Crystal Dejuanna Taylor on Sept. 25, 2001, a complaint filed at the Airport Courthouse alleges. » more at Daily Breeze

Battle Creek Woman Beaten To Death With Baseball Bat

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Battle Creek, MI: Police in Battle Creek have arrested a man they say beat his mother-in-law to death with a baseball bat. The attack happened Tuesday morning at the victim's daughter's house on Cliff Street. Officers say Howard McDonald hit Joan Roush in the head with a bat. She died while being airlifted to the hospital. » more at WWMT TV

Providence, Ky., Man Arrested In Double Homicide

Monday, November 7, 2011

Providence, KY: A Webster County, Ky., man was in jail Monday night after he allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend and another man. Michael A. Musarra, 43, of Providence, Ky., has been charged with murder, attempted murder and first-degree burglary after allegedly shooting Erika L. Hutchason, 43, of Providence, and stabbing Anthony H. Culp, 39, of Clay. » more at Evansville Courier & Press

G.B.I Is Helping With Murder, Suicide Investigation

Monday, November 7, 2011

Cuthbert, GA: Police were dispatched to a home on Court Street in Cuthbert in Randolph County to investigate a shooting. However they soon discovered that they needed some help. Upon arrival at the scene, Cuthbert police along with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations discovered the body of Sabrina Bellamy who according to police was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and pronounce dead on scene. » more at WRBL TV

Police Arrest Girlfriend in Harlem Stabbing Death

Monday, November 7, 2011

Harlem, NY: Police arrested Emma Cornelius on Tuesday, charging her with manslaughter in the stabbing death of her 37-year-old boyfriend inside her Harlem apartment Monday night, NYPD officials said. Cops responded to a call at her third-floor apartment at 119 W. 137th St. at about 9:35 p.m. and found Christopher Joseph, of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn stabbed once to the torso, the NYPD said. » more at dnainfo.com

Wife Arrested In Lesbian Domestic Violence Homicide

Granby, MA: Just after 7 p.m. on March 28, 2010, in Granby, Massachusetts, police responded to a 911 call and discovered Annamarie Cochrane Rintala’s lifeless body in her basement, covered in paint. Her wife, Cara Rintala, was holding her body on her lap, crying "Oh my God, she’s dead." The couple were married and lived with their 4-year-old daughter. » more at Bay Windows

Tip Leads Police To Make Arrest In Beating Death

Phoenix, AZ: A tip led Phoenix police to arrest a man early Sunday in connection with the beating death of his 51-year-old girlfriend. Jason Coleman, 41, was apprehended by Phoenix Police Special Assignments Unit officers at a location described by the tipster. The body of Wanda Osorio was found inside her Phoenix apartment on March 3. » more at KPHO TV

Arrest Made In Pinyon Pines Cold Case

Pinyon Pines, CA: The victim in an eight-year-old cold case homicide -- recently solved by investigators -- had accused her common-law husband of having a homosexual affair just before she was found dead off Highway 74 in Pinyon Pines, south of Palm Desert, court records show. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department announced the arrest of William Alderson, 51, of Lanette, Alabama, on Monday, Nov. 7. Alderson is suspected in the strangulation-death of his wife, Daphne Athene Patterson. » more at Palm Desert Patch

Murder-Suicide Near San Benito, Investigators Say

Monday, November 7, 2011

San Benito, CA: The bodies of a man and a woman were found outside their home south of here Monday, in what investigators are calling a murder-suicide. The bodies of Leticia Jimenez Trejo and Martin Calderón, both 43, were found at 22156 Del Valle Ave., near Sam Houston Boulevard and Farm-to-Market Road 800, an area known as Tecosville, Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio said. » more at The Monitor

Daughter Sees Mom Shot

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Romine, AL: A Lauderdale County woman died Sunday night shortly after being shot by her boyfriend who fired the fatal shot as the woman’s 10-year-old daughter watched, authorities said. Trinity Dawn Sledge, 29, 11562 Lauderdale 92, died from head injuries she sustained in the shooting, sheriff’s investigators said. Her boyfriend, Christopher Ryan Fincher, 33, Rogersville, was in critical condition in Huntsville Hospital’s neurological intensive care unit Monday night, officials said. » more at Times Daily

Suspect Arrested In Bessemer Homicide

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Bessemer, AL: Bessemer police say they are picking up a suspect in a homicide that occurred in the 2100 block of Carolina Avenue this morning. Bessemer police discovered the killing after a call around 9 a.m. this morning, said Sgt. Perry Hurst. Marilyn Moore died of blunt force trauma, he said.  » more at al.com

Long Island Woman Stabs Boyfriend to Death in Argument: Police

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Medford, NY: A Long Island woman was arrested early Sunday morning, accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death. Police in Medford were called to 643 Granny Road at about 2:30 a.m., and found Melvin Garcia, 48, with stab wounds. » more at NBC New York

Police Say: Man Arrested For Murder, Children Home During Crime

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Glendale, AZ: Glendale Police have arrested a man in the murder of his wife and say three children were inside the residence when it happened. According to investigators, a 17-year-old called police just after 3 a.m. When police arrived, they found 38-year-old Fedra Valenzuela-Aranda dead of at least one gunshot wound. » more at KPHO TV

Woman Shot To Death, Boyfriend Arrested

Friday, November 4, 2011

Boundary County, ID: Boundary County officials say a woman was shot to death in her house south of Bonners Ferry and her boyfriend was arrested after calling 911 to report the shooting. The sheriff's office says 43-year-old Anna Old died Friday. » more at KHQ

Police: Midvale Couple’s Shooting Deaths Likely Murder-Suicide

Friday, November 4, 2011

Midvale, UT: Detectives confirmed Saturday that they are investigating the shooting deaths of a Midvale couple as a murder-suicide case. Unified Police Department Lt. Justin Hoyal identified the deceased as Katherine Elizabeth Head, 46, and Robert Milton Head, 56. » more at Salt Lake Tribune

Harrison County Deputies Arrest Husband in Good Hope Murder

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Good Hope, WV: The Harrison County Sheriff's Department arrested Terry Messenger Friday afternoon and charged him with first degree murder. Magistrate Mark Gorby arraigned Messenger. According to the criminal complaint, Terry Messenger received a call from his wife Ida Messenger and then left his job at the Division of Highways in Lewis County Thursday around 6:30 a.m. » more at WBOY TV

Suspect in West Hartford Homicide in Custody

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Hartford, CT: West Hartford police have a man custody who is supsected of killing his ex-girlfriend. Suzete Berrincha, 22, was killed at her parents' home on Westphal Street, police said. A 911 call alerted police to some type fight at the home around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. When officers arrived, they found Berrincha suffering from multiple stab wounds, according to police. » more at NBC Connecticut

Man Charged In Wife's Murder

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bremen, GA: A Bremen man in his 70s has been charged with murdering his wife. According to the Haralson County Sheriff’s Office, a call came in between 7:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday night reporting that 76-year-old Elizabeth Adams had been shot. When police arrived at the scene, they arrested her husband, Thomas Adams, for first degree murder. » more at times-georgian.com

Brooklyn Man Confesses To Brutally Slashing Teenage Girlfriend’s Throat

Queens, NY: A man confessed to murdering a 16-year-old girl in Brownsville, claiming he meant to slash her face and accidentally slashed her throat, killing her. Rashad Salaam, 22, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with murder in savage slaying of Kyanna Thomas. » more at New York Daily News

Officials: Woman Dies After Killing Husband, Shooting Herself

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thurston County, WA: A woman suspected of shooting herself after killing her husband has died of her injuries, officials said. Police believe the woman killed her 83-year-old husband with a gunshot to the head early Wednesday, then shot herself in the head. But the woman lived through the apparent suicide attempt and was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition. » more at KOMO News

Grand Rapids Police Seek Motive For Why Man Murdered Ex-Wife, Killed Himself

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Grand Rapids, MI: Police are trying to determine what led Danyiel Jammar Davis to kill his ex-wife, then himself, while her young children were in the house. Davis shot Amy Diane Cosgrove, 26, outside of her home at 650 Oakland Ave. SW. Witnesses said she ran barefoot trying escape the gunman before she collapsed in the road just down the street. » more at mlive.com

Authorities: Minn. Woman Fatally Shot Her Ex, Then Boyfriend More Than 200 Miles Apart

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sauk Rapids, MN: A central Minnesota woman fatally shot her ex-husband in the forehead and then killed her boyfriend in a northern Wisconsin motel room in much the same manner a few days later and more than 200 miles away, authorities said Friday. » more at Minneapolis Star Tribune

Names of Oklahoma City murder-suicide victims released

Monday, October 31, 2011

Oklahoma City, OK: An Oklahoma City man shot his wife at close range before putting the gun in his mouth and pulling the trigger, the state medical examiner ruled Tuesday. Thongdy Chansombath, 48, and Phonephet Chansombath, 52, both of Oklahoma City, died in a murder-suicide, police said Tuesday. » more at newsok.com

Amber Alert Suspect Charged With Murdering Girlfriend

Monday, October 31, 2011

University Place, WA: Pierce County prosecutors Wednesday filed a first degree murder charge against a man who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death Monday night. Lester, 23, is accused of killing 21-year-old Kiesha Lewis in University Place. » more at nwcn.com

Police Rule North Side Deaths Murder-Suicide

Monday, October 31, 2011

Evansville, IN: Evansville police suspect a murder-suicide sometime last weekend led to the deaths of a married couple in their North Side home. “Both subjects showed signs of trauma,” said Evansville police Lt. Dan DeYoung. “It is believed they died of gunshot wounds.” Vanderburgh County Coroner’s officials said John Buell, 46, and Mildred Buell, 56, were found dead at their 507 Herndon Drive residence. » more at Evansville Courier & Press

Man Fatally Shoots Woman Before Killing Himself In Chicago Lawn Barbershop

Monday, October 31, 2011

Chicago, IL: A 36-year-old man apparently shot himself to death after he walked into a Chicago Lawn barbershop and opened fire on a female barber as she was giving a man a hair cut, killing her, officials said. The shooting happened at 11:18 a.m. at Lupe's barbershop, 3153 W. 59th St., police said. » more at Chicago Tribune

2 Die in Domestic Disturbance in Georgetown

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Georgetown, TX: Georgetown Police have released the names of the two people who died in a domestic disturbance in a home on Tamara Drive. According to Police, 52-year-old Anthony Blackmon shot and killed 38-year-old Terry Lynn Pittman. » more at My FOX Austin

Lithia Woman, 22, Accused Of Shooting Boyfriend With A Shotgun While He Slept

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Lithia, FL: A 22-year-old Lithia woman is accused of shooting her boyfriend in the back of the head while he slept in their house on Sunday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Sarah Ann Wilson shot and killed 50-year-old Timothy Miller in the living room of their 10216 Dry Bridge Road home about 9 p.m., deputies said. » more at tampabay.com

Man Slain At Garland Apartment Complex

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Garland, TX: Garland police are investigating a Sunday morning homicide that was apparently triggered by a domestic dispute. It happened at the Hubbard's Ridge Apartments in the 4300 block of Point Boulevard, just off Interstate 30. The first officers to arrive at the scene around 4 a.m. found 36-year-old Jesus Dominguez dead on the floor of an apartment. » more at WFAA TV

Man Stabbed And Killed In Domestic Dispute

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Charlotte, NC: A man is dead and his wife is behind bars after a stabbing in northeast Charlotte. Investigators say they got a call at 12:15 am Sunday in reference to a domestic dispute at the 4700 block of Cinderella Road in the Hidden Valley neighborhood. » more at WBTV

Woodworth Man, A Katrina Hero, Accused Of Killing His Wife

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Alexandria, VA: The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office was informed at about 7:30 a.m. Saturday that Chanda White Pickney, 33, of Woodworth had been brought to Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria by her husband, Donald. She was dead on arrival. "Based on the physical evidence, it appeared her death was of a suspicious nature," said Maj. Jasper Bay with the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office. "We felt we had enough probable cause to arrest him." » more at The Town Talk

Police Say Jealousy Fueled Killing

Friday, October 28, 2011

Austin, TX: Police have arrested 22-year-old Timothy Phillips in the pre-dawn Friday shooting death of a teenager in East Austin. Gerrell Earls, 18, was shot to death at the Walnut Creek Apartments complex off Springdale Road in what appears to be a jealous domestic dispute. » more at KXAN TV

Boyfriend Arrested For Murder Of Girlfriend In Steele

Friday, October 28, 2011

Steele, AL: A woman is dead and her boyfriend was arrested for her murder. St. Clair County Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Joe Sweatt said Roger Gladney, 39, of 6767 Chandler Mountain Road, is being held in the St. Clair County Jail in Ashville and charged with murder after he alledgedly shot and killed his girlfriend, Betty Jean Cannon, 43, of Rainbow City, early Friday morning. » more at The St. Clair Times

TBI Charges Woman And Boyfriend With Murdering Her Ex-Husband

Friday, October 28, 2011

Jamestown, TN: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today charged two individuals with the murder of a Fentress County man who was found stabbed in his home by authorities overnight in Jamestown, Tn. The TBI was called to the scene at approximately 2:30 a.m. Friday morning to investigate the crime with the Fentress County Sheriff’s Office. TBI’s Violent Crime Response Team out of the Knoxville Regional Crime laboratory also responded to assist in the collection of evidence.» more at The Chattanoogan

Indy Woman Held In Strangulation Death Of Boyfriend

Friday, October 28, 2011

Indianapolis, IN: A 38-year-old Indianapolis woman faces preliminary murder charges in the strangulation death of her boyfriend early this morning, Indianapolis metropolitan police say. Yanita Kittrell was arrested about 12:20 a.m. after officers were called to a house in the 3100 block of Thayer St., where they found Marcus Motley, 29, Indianapolis, lying facedown and unresponsive on the floor in the back bedroom, according to a news release from IMPD spokesman Anthony Schneider. » more at indystar.com

Fort Bragg Soldier Charged With Murder In Shooting Of Girlfriend In May

Fayetteville, NC: Fayettevile police today arrested a Fort Bragg soldier on charges that he murdered his girlfriend in May. Sgt. Michael Lloyd Williams, 46, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend of seven years, 24-year-old Stephanie Thompson, police said. » more at fayobserver.com

Man Wanted In Killing At Dentist's Office

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Houston, TX: A woman was shot to death while she was closing up a southwest Houston dental office, and the father of her children has been accused of pulling the trigger. Houston police said Noel Sosa-Ruiz, 41, went into Smiley Dental & Orthodontics at 6047 Bissonnet Street near Rampart at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and pointed a gun at Yodani Cruz-Rojas, 29, the mother of his two children.» more at click2houston.com

Boynton Home Depot Murder Victim Was Helping Suspect's Abused Wife, Court Records Show

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Boynton Beach, FL: A history of domestic violence and a pending divorce may be the motives behind the shooting death of a Deerfield Beach man [Lawrence William Modena Jr.] in a Boynton Beach shopping center parking lot on Wednesday, according to court documents. Records show Susan Dabbs, 61, had filed for five restraining orders against her husband of 21 years and that she was planning to file for divorce while William Paul Dabbs Jr., 54, was on a business trip. » more at Orlando Sentinel

Man Charged In Girlfriend's Slaying In Beverly Hills

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Beverly Hills, CA: A man accused of using a knife to kill his girlfriend at her Beverly Hills apartment was charged today with murder. James Duane Grzeslo, 54, of Los Angeles, is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon in Beverly Hills Superior Court in connection with the slaying of Cathy Ann Carrasco-Zanini, 58. » more at Daily News

Gunshot Deaths Ruled Homicide, Suicide

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fort Wayne, IN: Two people found dead Wednesday afternoon in a house on Fort Wayne's southwest side both were killed by gunshot, according to a ruling issued Thursday by the Allen County Coroner's Office. It said Grady T. Edwards, 56, of Fort Wayne, was killed by a gunshot wound to the neck and the manner of his death was homicide. » more at The Journal Gazette

Suspect In Wife’s Slaying Has Prior Arrests

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lakeside, CA: A Lakeside man who admitted to killing his wife in their home Wednesday has a history of drug abuse and has been in and out of the criminal justice system over the past several years, according to court records. Andrew Richard Welch, 45, who is on probation on a prior drug case, was booked into jail on suspicion of murder in the slaying of his wife of one year, Tonya, 43. » more at Sign On San Diego

Tucson Man Arrested In Death Of Girlfriend

Tucson, AZ: Tucson police arrested a 19-year-old man Wednesday in connection with the death of his teenage girlfriend in August. Carlos J. Torres Jr. was booked into Pima County jail on suspicion of first-degree murder after he was connected to the death of Ignacia Aranda, 17, said Sgt. Matt Ronstadt, a Tucson Police Department spokesman. » more at Arizona Daily Star

Man Charged With Murder In Death Of Missing Woman

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Auburn, AL: Auburn police, the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Office and Chambers County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest Tuesday of a man allegedly responsible for the death of Cherri N. Dawson. Keith Lemar Ware, 30, of Lafayette, was arrested and charged with one count of capital murder on a warrant out of Tallapoosa County. » more at oanow.com

Police Identify Couple Found Dead In East Providence

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Providence, RI: A married couple was found dead inside a home on Hazard Avenue on Tuesday morning. Police said they were called to a home on Jenks Avenue at around 10:30 a.m. where they were greeted by a hysterical woman. In talking with the woman and relatives, they went to the house and found a man and a woman dead in the living room. » more at Turn to 10

1 Dead, 2 Rescued After Car Plunges Into Lake

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

West Park, FL: A South Florida man is dead and a woman and child are recovering after witnesses said a domestic dispute ended with their car plunging into a lake early Tuesday morning. The incident began at about 12:30 a.m. at the RaceTrac gas station on Pembroke Road. According to two sisters, the man was beating the woman outside the convenience store. » more at WSVN TV

Woman Killed 4 In SC For Insurance Money

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pickens County, SC: A Pickens County woman shot and killed her two sons, her ex-husband and her stepmother, then tried to make it look like her son was the killer to collect life insurance policies on all the victims, authorities said Tuesday. Susan Hendricks was arrested Monday night and charged with four counts of murder, Pickens County deputies said. » more at scnow.com

Bail Set At $10 Million For Suspect In Torture, Murder

Monday, October 24, 2011

Ontario, CA: A Yucca Valley man was charged with murder, torture and mayhem for the burning death of his ex-girlfriend here. Bail was set at $10 million Tuesday, Oct. 25, for 38-year-old Hector Javier Meza. He is being held in West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga. Meza was arrested Saturday, Oct. 22, on suspicion of the attempted murder of 34-year-old Maria Banuelos of Ontario. » more at Hi-Desert Star

Police Release New Details Surrounding Murder-Suicide

Monday, October 24, 2011

St. Landry Parish, LA: Police released the names of the two people involved in what they believe was murder-suicide Tuesday, saying the incident stemmed from a domestic disturbance. According to St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office, 44-year-old Russell Clark died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in an Opelousas hospital Monday after he fatally shot 40-year-old Kathleen Clark on La. 103. » more at The Advertiser

Two Women Shot At Kingsport Apartment; Suspect In Custody

Monday, October 24, 2011

Kingsport, TN: A man is in custody after allegedly shooting his former girlfriend and her mother at a Kingsport apartment Monday afternoon. Kingsport police arrested David Bruce Cook, 39, of 1017 W. Stone Drive, Room 407, Kingsport, on three charges of attempted murder and especially aggravated burglary. He is alleged to have shot Misty Dawn Martinez and her mother, Cathy Ann Inman, at apartment B-12, model City Apartments, on Stonegate Drive. » more at timesnews.net

Man Dies After Being Shot In The Head In Central Toledo

Monday, October 24, 2011

Toledo, OH: Police confirm Howard Williams, 40, was killed in central Toledo early Monday from an apparent gunshot wound to the head during a domestic disturbance. It happened around 1 a.m. in the 1800 block of Ottawa Drive near Upton. » more at WTOL TV

Husband And Wife Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide At Rockville Retirement Facility

Monday, October 24, 2011

Rockville, MD: Montgomery County police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide involving a husband and wife at a retirement facility in Rockville this morning. Just before 10 a.m., a nurse working in the rehabilitation center of the Village at Rockville, a Lutheran-run retirement facility at 9701 Veirs Drive, heard at least two gunshots in one of the patient areas, according to a press release issued by the National Lutheran Communities & Services. » more at gazette.net

Las Vegas Police Identify Couple In Murder-Suicide

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Las Vegas, NV: A couple who died in an apparent murder-suicide Saturday were identified by authorities Tuesday. Ilian Mizodearmas, 35, shot and killed his girlfriend, Yaniri Rosales-Gamboa, 23, according to the Clark County coroner's office and Las Vegas police. » more at Las Vegas Review-Journal

Police Investigate Possible Homicide-Suicide In Newport

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Newport, VT: Newport City and Vermont State Police are investigating an apparent homicide-suicide during a domestic dispute at 93 Winter St. in Newport. Thomas S. Ballou, 72, and Mellissa M. Tinker, 39, were found dead inside Ballou’s apartment at about 4 a.m. Sunday, Newport police said. Newport Police Chief J. Paul Duquette said Tinker died from a single gunshot wound, while Ballou had an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. » more at Burlington Free Press

Fort Gordon Soldier Killed Richmond County Deputy, Himself

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Augusta, GA: The soldier pulled his Cadillac to the grassy shoulder off Bobby Jones Expressway around 1 a.m. Sunday and aimed his M4 semiautomatic rifle at the cars speeding by. In the seat next to him, a woman scrambled out of the car in a panic and tried to call 911 on her cellphone. At some point in between, Richmond County sheriff’s Deputy James D. Paugh, 47, was riding his motorcycle on the highway towards the couple, heading home after his shift patrolling at the Georgia-Carolina State Fair. When he saw the Cadillac and decided to investigate instead of going home, off-duty Paugh didn’t get a chance to push his kickstand down before the M4 went off. » more at The Augusta Chronicle

Names Released In Farmington Hills Murder Suicide

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Farmington Hills, MI: The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed the identities of the victims in a murder-suicide investigation in Farmington Hills. Bruce Serven, 34, is believed to have killed his 22-month-old son, Lucas, before turning the gun on himself shortly after midnight Sunday. » more at The Oakland Press

Couple Arrested In Slaying Of Woman's Ex-Boyfriend

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Calhan, CO: A Calhan couple, who said the woman's ex-boyfriend was fatally shot when he broke into their home, was arrested Monday in the man's slaying, authorities said. Robert Miles, 55, was shot in the abdomen Saturday night at the home of his ex-girlfriend, Traci Adams, and her new boyfriend, Mark Manyik, El Paso County sheriff's officials said. Miles was pronounced dead at a hospital and the coroner ruled the death a homicide on Monday.» more at The Denver Channel

East Dallas Couple Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide Seemed Happy, Neighbors Say

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dallas, TX: Authorities have identified the shooter in an apparent murder-suicide at a Far East Dallas home this past weekend. Police say James Michael Newby, 40, shot a 43-year-old woman about 7 p.m. Saturday in the home they shared in the 10500 block of Ferguson Road. He then turned the gun on himself. » more at Dallas News

Body Believed To Be That Of Woman Missing Since 1983 Found In Lewiston Storage Unit

Lewiston, ME: Maine State Police may have found the body of a woman missing since 1983 after family members of her former boyfriend discovered a woman’s remains in a storage unit Friday afternoon. The remains are believed to be those of Kitty I. Wardwell, who disappeared in July of 1983 and was reported missing by her on-again, off-again boyfriend Frank Julian on July 11, 1983, according to the Maine State Police missing persons website. » more at Bangor Daily News

South Sioux City Murder Suspect Arrested In North Dakota

Friday, October 21, 2011

South Sioux City, NE: The search for the South Sioux City man accused of killing his live-in girlfriend is over. John P. Baker, 53, was arrested in McClean County, N.D., on Monday afternoon, said South Sioux City police Lt. Chuck Carson, in a release. Baker faces second-degree murder charges in the death of Kelly Alspach, 47, who on Friday was found murdered inside the home they shared in the 300 block of East 23rd Street. » more at Sioux City Journal

Man Charged In Shooting Death In Western Escambia County

Friday, October 21, 2011

Pensacola, FL: An Escambia County man is due in court on Sunday on charges that he shot his wife to death outside their house. James Scott “Jim” Thompson, 50, of the 4900 block of La Ventana Circle was charged with homicide late Friday in the death of his wife, Bobbi. He remained in Escambia County Jail without bond this afternoon. » more at Pensacola News Journal

Sachse Mom Allegedly Kills Child, Self

Friday, October 21, 2011

Sachse, TX: A Sachse mother who lost custody of her child allegedly killed the boy and then herself on Friday. The incident happened at about 10:30 a.m. in the 7100 block of Longmeadow Drive. According to police, Rod McCall arrived at his estranged wife’s house along with officers to obtain custody of his son. That's when shots rang out. Police broke into the home and found both 43-year-old Karen Hayslett-McCall and 7-year-old Eryk McCall dead inside. » more at My FOX Dallas-Fort Worth

76-Year-Old Man Shoots Ex-Wife on Street, Rides Away on Girl's Bike: Cops

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Brooklyn, NY: Police say a 76-year-old man shot and killed his ex-wife on a Brooklyn street and rode away on a girl's bicycle. Dimitry Kamenev, 76, of Brooklyn, was arrested Tuesday on charges of murder and criminal use of a firearm in connection with the shooting of his ex-wife, Alla Kamenev, 65. » more at NBC New York

Murder Victims Name Released; Suspect Arrested

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Barbour County, WV: A Barbour County man is in jail accused of murdering his ex-wife on Thursday morning. Friday morning he was arraigned via video conference in Barbour County Magistrate Court. Police say 45 year-old Thomas Charlie Runner of Galloway, has been charged with first degree murder, after he allegedly killed his ex-wife Beverly Anne Runner. » more at WDTV

Weakley County: Couple Killed In Murder, Suicide

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Weakley County, TN: The Weakley County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a murder-suicide involving an estranged couple, authorities said Thursday. The body of 51-year-old Janice Reasons was discovered by her son just before 8 a.m. Thursday at her residence at 2586 Tenn. 54, which is east of Dresden. » more at Jackson Sun

Former Boyfriend Charged In Oakland Woman's July Murder

Oakland, CA: Cecil Kuuipo Sagapolu and Giselle Ortiz had a friendship as children and that relationship grew into something more as adults. Robin Ortiz, Giselle's mother, never liked Sagapolu and she let her daughter know. "When I found out she was with him last year, I wasn't happy," the Sacramento woman said. "I fought with her. She told me, 'I love him. I'm going to marry him.' I told her she was making a bad choice. A leopard doesn't change his spots. I told her he was never going to amount to anything. He was never going to go anywhere." Her worst fears about Sagapolu came true: He has been charged with fatally shooting her daughter in West Oakland on July 31. » more at Mercury News

After 40 Years, Wife Arrested In Man's Hot-Grease Death

Houston, TX: More than 40 years ago, an angry wife who allegedly killed her husband with a pot of hot grease was able to slip away from authorities. The 76-year-old woman with an oxygen tank would go undetected for decades before being arrested last week in a small community in south Georgia, near Valdosta. Mary Ann Rivera had been living with one of her children in Lake Park, five miles north of the Florida state line. » more at Houston Chronicle

David McNamara Charged In Katie Socci's Death

Auburn, NY: It was just a matter of hours after Katie Socci was reported missing that police found her body along a walking trail on the outskirts of Auburn. It was also just a matter of hours before their suspicions focused on 35-year-old David McNamara, the father of Katie's daughter and the man she was once going to marry.» more at YNN

Woman stabbed to death by ex-boyfriend after suffering repeated abuse: police

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Far Rockaway, NY: A Queens woman was stabbed to death early Thursday by her ex-boyfriend, a registered sex offender whom she had refused to let back into her life, police said. The suspect, Charlie Mitchell, 53, fled from the slain woman's home shortly after 4 a.m. and is now the subject of a manhunt, with detectives showing his photo to passersby and warning them he is presumed to be armed and dangerous. Police say the convicted perv killed Elizabeth Harris, 48, inside her apartment on Beach 96th St. in Far Rockaway, knifing her in the abdomen and cutting her head. » more at New York Daily News

Victims, Suspect In Double Shooting Identified

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Shelby County, TX: A Shelby county man confessed to shooting his wife and her adult son Wednesday evening. Shelby county sheriff's deputies were called to a property on highway 147, just outside of Shelbyville around 6:00 pm. When deputies arrived, they found 37-year old Vicky Dean in a pickup, dead from an apparent shotgun wound to the face. Her 20-year old son, Christopher Reagan Smith was found dead in a small building outside the house. » more at WTOC TV

'Messy Divorce' Cited In Brutal Slaying Of 12-Year-Old Step-Daughter

Gaithersburg, MD: A Gaithersburg man going through a "messy divorce" killed his 12-year-old step-daughter by stabbing her more than 40 times, authorities said. Prosecutor Stephen Chaikin described the brutal slaying at a bond hearing Wednesday for 42-year-old David R. Hang, who is charged with first-degree murder in Jessica Nguyen's May 31 death. "He was very angry at the victim's family," Chaikin said. Hang and Nguyen's mother were in the middle of a contested divorce, according to officials and court papers. » more at Washington Examiner

Police Investigate Possible Murder-Suicide After Standoff

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Seattle, WA: Seattle police found a man and a woman dead inside a home that officers surrounded after responding to reports of a shooting in West Seattle on Wednesday morning, Seattle Police Department spokesman Mark Jamieson said. Police said both bodies had gunshot wounds. Officers are investigating the deaths as murder-suicide. According to Jamieson, a man in a home on 50th Avenue Southwest near Southwest Waite Street called 911 at 3:15 a.m., said he had shot his wife, and then hung up the phone. » more at KIRO TV

Police: Lewisboro, N.Y., Father Killed Wife, Kids, Self

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lewisboro, NY: A Westchester County attorney, apparently facing financial straits and a crumbling marriage, bludgeoned his wife to death, then shot and killed the couple's two children before turning the gun on himself, authorities said. New York State Police said they believe 50-year-old Samuel Friedlander repeatedly struck Amy Friedlander, 46, with a blunt object during a heated argument in the master bedroom of their Lewisboro home sometime around midnight Monday night. He then walked down the hallway and shot his two children with a 12-gauge Remington 870 shotgun as they lay in bed, according to state police spokesman Major Michael Kopy. » more at newstimes.com

Coroner Releases Identity Of Couple Killed In Edwardsville Murder-Suicide

Monday, October 17, 2011

Edwardsville, MO: The couple found dead in their high-end Edwardsville home died in an apparent murder-suicide, officials said Tuesday. Family members became worried and went to 116 Fox Hill Court on Monday when no one was answering phone calls. Inside, the family members found the bodies of Khalil Mikhayel, 53, and his wife, Marwa Heneidi, 48. » more at bnd.com

Boxer Killed Wife, Self, Sheriff Says

Monday, October 17, 2011

Winston-Salem, NC: On Monday night, Fredrick McClinton, armed with a handgun, stormed into the house of his wife, whom he had dated since high school, fatally shot her in the head, and then turned the gun on himself. The bodies of McClinton and Ashley McGill were found Monday in the bedroom of McGill's house at 4989 Davis Road, off Old Walkertown Road. » more at Winston-Salem Journal

Ex-Boyfriend Sought in St. Paul Woman's Slaying

Monday, October 17, 2011

St. Paul, MN: St. Paul police are looking for the ex-boyfriend of a St. Paul mother whose body was found in a cupboard inside her home on Monday. Investigators identified 31-year-old Corey Dean Thomas as a person of interest in the death of 27-year-old Megan Sheree Neely. » more at My FOX 9

Shooter In Murder-Suicide Identified As Thornville Man

Monday, October 17, 2011

Licking County, OH: A Thornville-area man shot his live-in girlfriend and killed her father on Ohio 16 near Pataskala Monday before fatally shooting himself. Brian Scott Kolesar, 33, of 8020 Pleasantville Road, Thornville, appears to have shot Julie A. Arnold, 35, and her father Charles W. Cheadle, 75, of the same address, according to a Licking County Sheriff's Office news release. » more at Lancaster Eagle Gazette

Former Boyfriend Indicted In Death Of Missing Volusia Woman

Holly Hill, FL: The former boyfriend of a missing Holly Hill woman was indicted today on a charge of first-degree murder even thought the woman's body has never been located. A Volusia County grand jury also charged 33-year-old Michael Annicchiarico with tempering with evidence. Mandy Ciehanoski, 31, left her home in Holly Hill to help a friend with an errand in early February, and her family reported her missing about a week later, Volusia County deputy sheriffs said. » more at Orlando Sentinel

Woman Found Slain In Glen Ellyn; Ex-Husband Sought By Cops

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Glen Ellyn, IL: A mother of two young children was found strangled in the bathtub of her Glen Ellyn apartment Sunday, authorities said. Police on Monday were searching for the woman's ex-husband, who they said also lived in the Briar Street apartment and was a person of interest in the case. The body of Nancy Bustos, 36, was found Sunday morning by officers making a well-being check at the request of the woman's relatives, police said Monday. » more at Chicago Tribune

Wife Charged With Murder In Ardmore Shooting

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Ardmore, OK: Ardmore police say what was first thought to be a suicide is now being investigated as a murder, and the victim's wife is in custody. On Saturday night police found 51-year-old Vernon Love dead on the floor of his home in the 1500 block of West Main from a single gunshot wound. Initially police thought Love took his own life, but yesterday his wife, 39-year-old Lavonda Sue Pinnick, was arrested for murder. » more at KXII TV

Frederick Couple Dead In Possible Murder-Suicide

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Frederick County, VA: Deputies were called out Saturday morning to investigate the deaths of two people from gunshot wounds. According to the Capt. John Heflin of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the call by a concerned family member at 451 Winding Hill Road around 11:45 a.m. There they found two victims, Michael Cross, 51 and his wife Susan Cross, 46 already dead at the scene. » more at Winchester Star

Chandler Woman Fatally Shot; Boyfriend Sought

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Chandler, AZ: Chandler police are seeking tips in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old woman that occurred early Saturday morning. A man living in the 600 block of North McKemy Avenue called 911 around 1 a.m., telling police his son’s girlfriend, Monique Cota, was shot to death and his son, 18-year-old Eric Coulter, ran from the house, said police spokesman Sgt. Joseph Favazzo in a statement. » more at Tucson Citizen

Names Released In Travis Co. Murder-Suicide

Friday, October 14, 2011

Travis County, TX: Sheriffs detectives have released the name of a married couple killed in a murder-suicide Friday in Southeast Travis County. Deputies were called to 6707 Creedmoor Road on Friday around noon to investigate a deceased person. When they arrived, authorities discovered the body of 35-year-old Jessica Arellano Salazar. » more at KVUE TV

Two Found Dead In Apparent Bronx Murder-Suicide

Friday, October 14, 2011

Bronx, NY: Police found a man and woman dead in a Bronx apartment in an apparent murder-suicide. Investigators say they found Marie Jannette Lawrence, 30, shot to death in her apartment at 2084 Grand Avenue in Morris Heights Friday afternoon. » more at NY1

Lewiston Man Charged With Murder In Death Of Missing Woman

Lewiston, ME: A Lewiston man convicted of stalking in April was arrested late Thursday night and charged with murder in connection with the death of a Lewiston woman missing since July. Police said enough evidence was found at a two-unit apartment house on Highland Avenue where Christiana Melusine Fesmire, 22, once lived to connect Buddy Robinson, 30, who also once lived there, to her death. » more at Bangor Daily News

Coroner Says White Heath Pair Died Of Gunshot Wounds In Murder-Suicide

Thursday, October 13, 2011

White Heath, IL: Preliminary autopsy results show that a Piatt County couple, whose bodies were found in their home after a standoff that lasted five hours Thursday, died from gunshot wounds. The Piatt County Coroner says that 64 year-old Roger Sharp and 59 year-old Shirley Sharp of rural White Heath each suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest. Illinois State Police say they are treating the incident as a murder-suicide. They say Roger Sharp shot and killed Shirley before taking his own life. » more at Urbana News-Gazette

Md. Woman Charged In Mont. With Fatal Shooting Of Husband, His Girlfriend

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Helena, MT: A 911 call captured two women’s voices saying, “Don’t do it,” and, “You took my husband,” before gunshots rang out in a shooting that left a man and a woman dead in a Helena apartment, according to court documents filed Friday. The documents provided new details into the Thursday morning slayings of Joseph Andrew Gable, 48, and Sunday Cooley Bennett, 50, at Gable’s home. Gable’s estranged wife, Michelle Coller Gable, appeared in court Friday on two counts of deliberate homicide. » more at Delmarva Now

Boyfriend Charged In Woman's Fatal Stabbing In Coon Rapids Apartment

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Coon Rapids, MN: On Thursday morning, police removed an intoxicated man, fresh off probation, from his girlfriend's Coon Rapids apartment. Twelve hours later, police returned to the apartment to find the woman stabbed to death. Patrick William Benton, 54 - the man who police say was Susan Marie Courteau's boyfriend and intermittent roommate - was arrested and charged Friday with second-degree murder. » more at twincities.com

Castle Rock woman dies after beating by her boyfriend, who committed suicide

Monday, October 10, 2011

Castle Rock, CO: A Castle Rock woman beaten by her boyfriend and left on a street outside Gothenburg, Neb., has died. Michelle Stella, 42, died Monday from injuries inflicted Sept. 17 by Jason Eugene Melledy, 39, of Peyton, who killed himself after beating Stella, Gothenburg Police Chief R.L. Olson said Friday in a news release. » more at Denver Post

Domestic Dispute Leaves 2 Dead

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Albuquerque, NM: An argument between a man and a woman in northeast Albuquerque ended in a murder-suicide Thursday morning. While investigators are still working to piece together the story they believe there was a history of domestic violence between Gilbert Larranñaga, 46, and Athena Martinez, 28. » more at KRQE TV

Valdosta Police Arrest Murder Suspect

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Valdosta, GA: A Valdosta man arrested Sunday for an attempted robbery is now charged with killing his wife. 36 year old Wayne Luberda is charged in the beating death of Maria Rojas Luberda. Neighbors found her dead inside her mobile home on Wilkinson Avenue Wednesday night. » more at WALB TV

Estranged Wife In Myrtle Creek Shooting Had Reportedly Been Threatened

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Myrtle Creek, OR: The man killed by Myrtle Creek police after he shot and wounded a man he blamed for the breakup of his marriage had been acting increasingly irrational since he and his estranged wife signed divorce papers Sunday, according to a friend of the couple. John Bocock, 58, died Wednesday after officers shot him in the 100 block of Oak Street in front of an art gallery where his wife was working. Deputies say Bocock refused to drop a gun he had just used to shoot Vince Lytsell, 51, in the abdomen at Village Realty, a block from the gallery.» more at nrtoday.com

Service Set For Jane and William McQuain in Maryland

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Germantown, MD: A service has been scheduled for a Germantown woman and her son who were killed last week. Her estranged husband, the boy's stepfather, is suspected in the slayings. Fifty-one-year-old Jane McQuain and her 11-year-old son, William McQuain, will be remembered at a service Saturday at 1 p.m. at Cedarbrook Community Church in Clarksburg. » more at My FOX DC

Seal Beach Massacre Victims Identified

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Seal Beach, CA: Victims in Wednesday's mass shooting at a Seal Beach beauty salon have been identified by Seal Beach police. Among the dead are Randy Lee Fannin, the owner of Salon Meritage, and Michelle Marie Fournier, the ex-wife of the suspected shooter. Other victims include Victoria Ann Buzzo, Lucia Bernice Kondas, Laura Lee Elody, Michelle Daschbach Fast, and Christy Lynn Wilson » more at NBC Los Angeles

Man Stabs Ex-Girlfriend's Boyfriend To Death In Fit Of Rage In East New York

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Brooklyn, NY: A jilted lover killed his ex-girlfriend's new beau in a fit of rage Wednesday morning in Brooklyn, police said. The attack happened in the first-floor hallway of a brownstone on Sutter Ave. in East New York at about 4.30 a.m. The new couple were spending time together when the woman's 40-year-old ex-lover arrived and a fight broke out, police and witnesses said. » more at New York Daily News

Akron Man, Wanted In Girlfriend's Death, Arrested In New Mexico

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Akron, OH: An Akron man who left the area after the shooting death of his girlfriend has been arrested in New Mexico, Akron police say. John W. Pritchard, 52, of Patterson Avenue, was arrested after a manhunt late Friday in Taos, New Mexico, a police news release said. Pritchard, considered armed and dangerous, was arrested without incident. He was found with the 2011 Toyota RAV4 that belonged to girlfriend Robin Bailey. » more at cleveland.com

Authorities Investigating Apparent Murder-Suicide In Wagoner County

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Broken Arrow, OK: A Broken Arrow man and woman are dead after an apparent murder-suicide early Tuesday. Sheriff's deputies believe a 53-year-old woman shot her 50-year-old husband, who was found with three gunshot wounds to the back, in their home before killing herself, said Undersheriff Michael Stickelmeyer. » more at Tulsa World

Family, Friends Stunned After Tulsa Murder-Suicide

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tulsa, OK: A murder-suicide in mid-town Tulsa stunned friends and family. Police say Kathy Jarvis shot and killed her 12-year-old daughter, Katelyn, then killed herself. Kathy sent her sister a box of pictures and mementos along with a letter that told her of her plans. Her sister immediately called police, but when they got there, it was too late. » more at News on 6

Murder Charges For D.C. Woman In Man’s Stabbing Death

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Washington D.C.: A 19-year-old District woman has been charged with murder after allegedly stabbing a man to death during a domestic dispute, police said. Jewell Washington, of Northeast Washington, was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder in the death of Mark A. Goldring, 45, of Northeast Washington. » more at The Washington Post

Family Saw Signs Of Abuse: Father Says Daphne Kenner Feared Her Ex-Boyfriend Before Shooting

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Jackson, TN: The father of an 18-year-old woman whose ex-boyfriend is accused of killing her said she was abused in her relationship and she knew she was in danger. Daphne Kenner had recently ended her relationship with Tray Chaney, who police have said shot and killed Daphne on Tuesday, said her father, Greg Kenner. "It was her attempt to escape from a relationship that had been abusive for some time," Greg Kenner said on Wednesday. "She knew she was in danger, not to this extent, but she probably knew it for the last six months." » more at Jackson Sun

Former Wade Center Director Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Carmel, IN: The former director of a Mercer County youth center has died in an apparent murder-suicide at an Indianapolis townhouse, according to authorities in Indiana. Aaron Saunders, 46, a former director of the Wade Center in Bluefield, and Suzanne Saunders, 50, were found dead at the townhouse Tuesday at the 900 block of Third Avenue in Carmel, according to a press release from Lt. Jeff Horner of the Carmel Police Department. » more at Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Ex-Boyfriend Arrested In Murders Of 7th Ward Woman And Her 13-Year-Old Son

Monday, October 10, 2011

New Orleans, LA: Police have arrested a man in the October 10 shooting deaths of Kywanda Butcher, 36, and her 13-year-old son Au'Sha. Keith Tate is a suspect in the deaths of 37-year-old Kywanda Butcher and her son Au'Sha on Oct. 10, 2011. The suspect, 45-year-old Keith Tate, was Butcher's estranged boyfriend, police said. It was Tate who first called police to report that he had found Butcher's body in the living room of their house in the 1300 block of Annette Street in the 7th Ward. » more at nola.com

Borrego Sun Editor, Husband Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide

Monday, October 10, 2011

Borrego Springs, CA: The editor of the Borrego Sun and her estranged husband were found dead in their home in Borrego Springs late Monday in an apparent murder-suicide, officials said Tuesday. Judy Winter Meier, 61, and her husband, James Meier, 59, were found dead after the San Diego County Sheriff's Department received a call from a newspaper employee asking to check on the couple. » more at Los Angeles Times

Bell Gardens Deaths Called Murder-Suicide

Monday, October 10, 2011

Bell Gardens, CA: Authorities said Tuesday that a man strangled his girlfriend and then hanged himself in a murder-suicide in Bell Gardens. The two bodies were found Monday night in the home where they lived on the 5900 block of Quinn Street. The woman was identified by coroner’s officials as Christine Medina, 25. » more at Los Angeles Times

Woman Charged With Killing Boyfriend; Friend Saw It All

Monday, October 10, 2011

York, SC: Authorities are investigating the murder of a prominent York attorney that was shot at his home Monday night. Police said Christina Adams, 27, shot and killed her boyfriend, Michael Thomas Howe, after an argument happened at his home. Howe, 44, was a well known attorney in the York area and had been raised there. » more at WCNC TV

Alliance: Domestic Dispute Ends With Woman Dead

Monday, October 10, 2011

Alliance, OH: Police here say they have charged a 38-year-old man with aggravated murder in the stabbing death of 23-year-old woman in domestic dispute. Police say the argument occured at noon today (Monday) in the 200 block of West Patterson Street in Alliance. Police arrested and charged Todd A. Linville, 38, of 261 W. Patterson Street. Police identified the victim as Michelle Lawson, 23, of Alliance. » more at WKYC TV

Omarosa Speaks On Slaying Of Brother

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Youngstown, OH: One man murdered in what police are describing as a deadly lovers’ quarrel is related to a nationally known woman of reality television. Omarosa Manigault is sister to Jack Manigault, 40. He was shot dead on the South Side on Sunday. Omarosa starred on reality shows such as “The Apprentice,” and issued a statement regarding the weekend murder of her brother. » more at Youngstown Vindicator

Midwest City Woman Believed Shot By Boyfriend Dies

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Midwest City, OK: A woman who police say was shot twice by her boyfriend has died. Click Like For Oklahoma News Updates: Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes confirmed that 44-year-old Rebecca Rankin Merrick died Sunday night at OU Medical Center after she sustained two gunshot wounds. Investigators said her boyfriend, Charles Murrah, pulled the trigger before turning the gun on himself. » more at KOCO TV

Missing Woman Found Dead; Boyfriend Arrested

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Bonney Lake, WA: Detectives are investigating the death of a person who was found in a Bonney Lake home where a woman had been reported missing, and the woman's boyfriend has been arrested. The suspect reportedly told investigations that his girlfriend, Mary Mushapaidzi, left home Sunday morning around 5:30, heading out for a run on Inlet Island. By 11 a.m., he had called police to say she that was missing. » more at seattlepi.com

Police: Man Killed Wife, Son, Then Himself In Manheim Township

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Manheim Township, PA: A Manheim Township man killed his wife and their 17-year-old son, then killed himself Sunday, Southwestern Regional Police said. Gary Lee Bynaker, 57, shot his wife, Tammy Bynaker, 52, and their son, Benjamin Bynaker, inside their home in the 3100 block of Lily Springs Road, then shot himself, according to a news release. All three died from single gunshot wounds, Detective Sgt. Lisa Layden said. » more at York Daily Record

Indy Man Held In Shooting Death Of His Wife

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Indianapolis, IN: An Indianapolis man was arrested early this morning in connection with the shooting death of his wife on the city's Eastside, according to Indianapolis metropolitan police. The suspect, identified as Kenneth Daniels, 62, was taken into custody after police arrived at a house in the 4700 block of East 30th Street. That’s where they found 50-year-old Tina Williams suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to her chest and arms. » more at Indianapolis Star

Two Found Dead In Bethesda

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Bethesda, MD: Montgomery County Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Bethesda after two people were found dead in an apartment Saturday. County Fire/Rescue personnel responded to an apartment on Westbard Avenue shortly before noon Saturday, where they found the bodies of 38-year-old Martin O'Toole, who resided at the apartment, and Hong Trang Tracy Vu of Silver Spring. » more at NBC Washington

Coroner: Woman, 43, Killed Husband, Then Self

Saturday, October 8, 2011

East Finley, PA: A coroner and state police have determined that a 43-year-old East Findlay Township woman fatally shot her husband before turning the gun on herself. A neighbor told police that Marty and Robert Winchester were cutting grass at their home on Friday afternoon, but a day later friends who showed up for a Bible study at their home found the couple dead about 5 p.m. Saturday. » more at WPXI TV

Hamden Man, 41, Charged With Killing Live-In Girlfriend

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Hamden, CT: A 41-year-old man was charged by police Sunday with murder in the death of his live-in girlfriend who was lying in bed motionless and bleeding next to him when police arrived. Police Captain Ronald Smith said Frances Piscitelli, 41, had been stabbed in the stomach, her throat slit in an apparent case of domestic violence. Piscitelli was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she underwent emergency surgery, but was pronounced dead shortly afterwards. » more at Connecticut Post-Chronicle

Husband Kills Wife In Bellevue Murder-Suicide

Saturday, October 8, 2011

York Township, OH: Distraught over his pending divorce, a York Township man shot and killed his wife late Friday or early Saturday before turning the gun on himself, Sandusky County Sheriff's deputies said. Gloria Sears, 46, was murdered by her husband Ernest Sears, 75, inside their ranch home at 6624 County Road 191, just west of Bellevue. The murder-suicide was discovered at about 2 a.m. Saturday by Jonathan Hicks, Gloria's 21-year-old son who also lives in the home, Sandusky County Sheriff's Capt. James Consolo said. » more at Sandusky Register

Police Investigate Culpeper Homicide

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Culpeper, VA: Culpeper police are investigating a shooting that left one woman dead and two men wounded. The shooting happened just before 5:00 Saturday night at the Village Apartments on Willis Lane. Police say the victim, Patricia Adams, was shot to death in an apparent domestic dispute. » more at WVIR NBC 29

Victims Identified In Chillum-Area Murder Suicide

Friday, October 7, 2011

Chillum, MD: Police have identified the woman and man killed in an apparent murder-suicide in the Chillum area earlier this month as 29-year-old Tekabech Taye and 43-year-old Girma Berhe, authorities said Wednesday. Prince George’s County police said Berhe shot Taye inside a vehicle in the 700 block of Ray Road, then shot himself, authorities said. » more at Washington Post

Army Identifies Victim In Fayetteville Murder-Suicide

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fayetteville, NC: Army officials say the victim of a domestic-related kidnapping and murder-suicide was a Fort Bragg soldier. The victim of Thursday’s murder-suicide has been identified as 27-year-old Sergeant Catalina M. Ruiz. She was stationed with the 112th Signal Battalion on Fort Bragg as a supply sergeant. » more at NBC 17 HD

Swainsboro Woman Charged In Boyfriend's Stabbing Death

Thursday, october 6, 2011

Swainsboro, GA: A Swainsboro woman is charged with murdering her boyfriend. Investigators say Gloria Jackson stabbed Alex Coppock, Jr. in the chest inside a home there early Thursday morning. Swainsboro's police chief says neighbors called 911 after they heard the couple fighting. » more at WJBF TV

Boyfriend Arrested In Death Of Omak WA Woman

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Omak, WA: The Douglas County sheriff's office says deputies have arrested a man for investigation of murder in the death of a woman whose body was found last weekend near Bridgeport, Wash. The two had lived together in Omak. Investigators believe 45-year-old Benjamin R. Bridges beat 59-year-old Vickey Lee Renner to death with a rock Oct. 4 and left her body down an embankment. » more at seattlepi.com

Cops: Man Confessed To Killing Girlfriend

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Pine Hills, FL: Deputies say a man confessed to killing his girlfriend in their Pine Hills home Tuesday morning. The Orange Sheriff's Office said Michael Alleyne, 36, admitted to shooting and killing his girlfriend, the mother of his four children, after an argument. The woman's body was found Tuesday morning inside a home at 5418 Fox Briar Trail. Alleyne's step mother, Debbie Carter, said Alleyne showed up at her house Tuesday morning and told her that he killed Rosmond McNiel, his girlfriend of 14 years.» more at Click Orlando

Woman Murdered On Her Birthday

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Waterbury, CT: A woman was stabbed to death by her boyfriend this morning. Linda Graveline, 59, was stabbed to death in her Vine Street apartment by her boyfriend, Wilfredo Ramos, 44. Today was Graveline's birthday. » more at WTNH News 8

Police Arrest Suspect In Teaneck Stabbing That Killed 23-Year-Old

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Teaneck, NJ: Police have arrested a suspect in the killing of an East Forest Avenue woman on Tuesday. Pedro Guitteriez, 24, of New Milford, the estranged lover of the victim, Shaday Betancourt, 23, was arrested early Wednesday morning, the Bergen County Prosecutor announced. Betancourt was found stabbed to death by a family member in her apartment in a one story duplex at about noon on Tuesday. » more at Cliffview Pilot

Investigators: Father Shot 2 Children before Grand Canyon RV Fire

Monday, October 3, 2011

Grand Canyon, AZ: Investigators say they believe a Minnesota man shot his two children before igniting a fire in their RV and turning the gun on himself in Grand Canyon National Park. Authorities responded to the RV blaze near the most well-traveled road into Grand Canyon National Park on Monday, Oct. 3. Based on the evidence, investigators said they believe 35-year-old Anthony DeHaven, of Woodbury, Minn., fatally shot his two children -- Jace and Jersey -- before starting the fire and turning the gun on himself. » more at My FOX Phoenix

Prattville Slaying Suspect Jailed Under No Bond

Monday, October 3, 2011

Prattville, AL: Prattville police have secured a murder warrant for a local man accused of stabbing his female housemate to death and leaving her body inside the couple's mobile home with her five children. Police arrested 32-year-old Romer Gonzales Jimenez, who also uses the name Jose Luiz Jimenez, for the murder of Angelica Margarita Gonzales-Perez, who was killed shortly before 10 p.m. Monday. » more at Montgomery Advertiser

Wilmington Woman Dies After Beating; Ex-Boyfriend Charged With First-Degree Murder

Monday, October 3, 2011

Wilmington, DE: A Wilmington woman who police say was beaten by her ex-boyfriend on Sunday has died, city police reported today. Simone Robinson, 37, died about 2 p.m. Monday, said Master Sgt. John O’Connor. » more at Delaware Online

Girlfriend Who Allegedly Admitted To Stabbing Pleads Not Guilty

Monday, October 3, 2011

Columbus, OH: A woman who at first said her boyfriend stabbed himself and later changed her story pleads not guilty to a murder charge. Alesia Sheppard, 41, pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in Franklin County municipal court Wednesday morning. » more NBC4i at

Man Shoots Wife In St. Louis Park, Then Shoots Himself

Monday, October 3, 2011

St. Louis Park, MN: Police said a man and his estranged wife are dead after an apparent murder-suicide. Officers said it started Monday night when the woman was shot to death in a parking lot along Highway 100 and Cedar Lake Road in St. Louis Park. » more at CBS Minnesota

Two Murder-Suicides in Miami Left Two Husbands and Wives Dead Last Night

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Miami, FL: Two separate murder-suicides in Miami-Dade County last night left two husbands and wives dead. The first incident involved 69-year-old Luis Yrigoyen who shot his wife before shooting himself while the couple's adult children were in their home downstairs watching a football game. The second incident involved 43-year-old Apolinar Piedra, who shot is wife in their driveway before fleeing in his car and eventually shooting himself. » more at Miami New Times

Murder Charge Filed In Wife-Beating Case

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Vernon County, MO: A Vernon County man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife last weekend. Lynn Ewing, the Vernon County prosecutor, upgraded the charge against Mark E. Bishop, 42, from first-degree domestic assault to murder as a consequence of the Monday night death of Mary L. Bishop, 38, at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin. » more at The Joplin Globe

Police: Woman Killed In Struggle With Boyfriend Over Gun

Saturday, october 1, 2011

Leesport, PA: Police on Wednesday revealed more details about the deadly shooting of a young woman over the weekend. Ericka Rosa and her boyfriend were involved in a verbal argument inside a home on Canal Street in Leesport, Berks County, late Saturday night, police said. They said the argument led to a struggle over a gun, which went off. Rosa, 25, was shot in the head. » more at WFMZ TV

Husband Charged In Wife's Death

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Newton, MS: Police in Newton have charged man in connection with the death of his wife. Police Chief Harvey Curry told WTOK-TV that Paul Campbell, 48, was formally charged with murder this week in connection with the death of 65-year-old Georgia Campbell. » more at WAPT TV

Man Charged With Murder After Body Found In Perinton Home

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Perinton, NY: A Perinton man was charged with second-degree murder today in the death of a woman in his home. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said Douglas A. Irish, 56, of 4 Rosscommon Crescent pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned about 6:30 a.m. in Perinton Town Court. » more at Democrat and Chronicle

 
 
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