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Saturday, October 11, 2008

James Robert Gaines, 21, arrested after alleged attack on girlfriend

James Robert Gaines was arrested in Des Moines, Iowa, after police caught him chasing his girlfriend with knives.

Richard Davis, 44, of Independence, Kansas sentenced to death for rape and murder caught on video

Marsha Spicer was raped and murdered while being videotaped in 2006. Davis has been convicted and sentenced to death in her case.

Davis and his girlfriend, Dena Riley, are also charged with another videotaped murder in the death of Michelle Huff-Ricci.

Two bodies found in Maryland Woman's Freezer identified as her adopted daughters

Last month Renee Bowman's 7 year old daughter escaped from their home. She was found by a neighbor covered in bruises. When police went to investigate, they made the shocking discovery of two little bodies in the woman's freezer. The bodies have been tentatively identified as Bowman's two adopted daughters, Jasmine Nicole Bowman, 9, and Minnet C. Bowman, 11.

Chelsea Brooks murder trial underway in Kansas

Chelsea Brooks was 14 years old and 9 months pregnant when she was strangled and dumped in a shallow grave. The trial for her boyfriend, the alleged ringleader of the crime, is underway in a Kansas court.

Elgin Ray Robinson Jr. is accused of hiring two men to kill the girl. Everett Gentry has pleaded guilty to the murder and Theodore Burnett was convicted in May of this year. Gentry is the key witness in Robinson's trial and says that he was hired to kill the child.

Police seeking suspect in Rape and Stabbing in Suffolk, Va

At about 2:oo am on Friday morning a woman was abducted from her home on the 100 block of Forest Oak Lane at gunpoint. she was taken in her own car to a wooded area where she was raped, stabbed, and tied to a tree. The suspect took off in the victims 4-door 2008 Suzuki Forenza with Virginia tags XVD8532.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective John McCarley, 514-7942, or Sgt. Joe Coleman, 514-7947. Callers can also call Crime Line at 1-888-lockuup

Claude VanDusen's body found in Alabama

The 57 year old man was last seen in Battle Creek, Michigan on October 1st. His body has been located in Alabama.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Amber Alert for Eduardo and Julisa Orellana in California

Jose Barraza Orellana, 36, is on the run with his two children after stabbing their mother Thursday morning. He was last seen in a 2000 gray Toyota Tacoma plate number 6E70253. The children are Eduardo Orellana, 7, and Julisa Orellana, 3. It is believed they may be in the Bay Area.

The mother is in critical condition at an area hospital

Anyone with information should call 911

Update: children have been found safe, father still on the loose

Missing kids safe; dad sought - October, 11, 2008

Sandra Givens' body found in Arkansas

Authorities have located the remains of Sandra Givens in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Givens was reported missing last year. Police have arrested George Alan Smith in her death. An inmate informant, Ronald Dale Charles who claims to be involved in 15 murders, gave the information that led to the discovery of the body in a wooded area.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Tammi Lafave charged in murder of Haroon Khan

Harroon Khan was allegedly abducted by Lafave and her boyfriend of two weeks, Travis Zoellick, before Zoelick took Khan into the woods and slit his throat. Lafave knew the man would be killed according to reports, but participated in the abduction, and stood by as the man was killed. 

Why would she do this? Supposedly because she was afraid this prize of a man would leave her if she didn't.

Travis Zoellick's Myspace profile

Travis Zoellick killed himself Saturday as police were closing in on him for the murder of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student, Haroon Khan. His girlfriend, Tammi L. LaFave, has now been charged in the murder. 

The couple met on Myspace. While the profile is set to private, the picture and quote screams, "steer clear!" to me.

Christopher M. Henderson, 36, charged with incest

Christopher Henderson of Sellersburg has been charged with incest and sexual misconduct. The alleged victim, a minor relative of Henderson, reported that he directed her to perform a sex act on him and they later had intercourse.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Timothy Jordan, Glen Grose, and Johnny Grose convicted in Mississippi of raping three year old

Get out your barf bags. Incomprehensible.

Pennsylvania woman, Michelle "Shelby" Orphalee McMullen, 27, missing

McMullen has not been seen since September 28. She was on the way to Louisiana fro Pennsylvania when she went missing. Her car has been found in Hagerstown, Maryland two blocks off I-81.

Missing woman’s car found - October 8, 2008

Grambling student missing - October 7, 2008

Remains of three found in Western Kentucky Lake

Skeletal remains found in submerged van in Ky. - October 8, 2008

State to Seek Homicide Indictment against Casey Anthony

Three year old Florida girl, Caylee Anthony, hasn't been seen since June. Her mother has been under suspicion in the case for months.

Authorities are going to take the case to a Grand Jury starting Tuesday to seek an indictment against Casey Anthony in the death of the child. 

Raymond Whitcher, 17, charged in murder of Bhattarai Ashok in Texas

Police have arrested and charged 17 year old high school junior, Raymond Witcher, with murder.

On September 28, as Ashok was closing the store for the night, someone entered the store and shot him several times with an automatic rifle. The robber left with approximately $5000 dollars in cash.

Authorities say that Witcher broke down and made a full confession to killing the convenience store clerk. Bond has been set at 1 million dollars.

Harrell Johnson, 29, convicted of murder in Erica Green's death

Erica Green's decapitated corpse was found in Kansas City in 2001. The child's head was located nearby her body in a trash bag. For four years, she was only known as Precious Doe.

In May of 2005, after her grandfather stepped forward with information, she was identified. Her mother and her mother's boyfriend were arrested and charged with murder.

Harrell Johnson has now been convicted in Kansas City of murder. According to prosecutors, Johnson kicked Erica in the head. Knowing the child was dying, Johnson and the mother decided not to seek medical attention because they both had warrants out for their arrests. They waited for the girl to die, and Johnson cut her head off with garden shears. They then dumped her body in the woods.

David Hardin, of Chickamauga, charged with child molestation

Hardin has been charged with three counts of child molestation, one count of incest, and on count of pandering.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

"Precious Doe" Erica Green's Mother testifies at her husband's trial

Michelle Johnson testified in a Kansas City Courtroom today that her little girl needed help after being her husband Harrell Johnson kicked her in the head, but they were on the run from police, so they waited for her to die.

"I was on the floor with her. I was singing her favorite song to her, which was a Barney song," Michelle Johnson told the jury. "I kissed her. I was asking God to let my daughter live and to take me."

Erica Greens body was found decapitated and nude in 2001. She was known as Precious Doe until 2005 when her grandfather stepped forward with information.


Monday, October 6, 2008

Danial Todd Gratton, 44, charged in Edmonton abduction

Gratton is charge with sexual assault, sexual interference, kidnapping, abduction of a person under 14, and administering a noxious substance in the the abduction of a young girl in Edmonton over the weekend.

Deviant past unknown - October 7, 2008

Daniel Ross, former Spokane Firefighter, charged in second sexual assualt

Ross has been charged with fourth degree assault with sexual motivation. It is alleged that he took a teenage girl to a department store and bought her three bras and asked the girl to model them for him. While she was changing, she says that Ross fondled her.

John Thomas Jasper Charged with Seven Counts of Sexual Assault of a Child in Texas

Katherine Bunnell convicted of 2nd degree murder in death of Thomas "T.J." Wright

Thomas Wright was three years old when he was beaten to death. Katherine Bunnell, his aunt, has been convicted of killing him.

U.S. Supreme court denies Georgia death row inmate, Troy Davis, a new hearing

Troy Davis was convicted of the 1989 murder of Mark MacPhail, a Savannah, Georgia police officer. MacPhail was shot while trying to intervene in an altercation outside a convenience store. 

Davis was scheduled to die on September 23, but his execution was halted by a stay two hours before he was to be put to death.

Latrice Hunter suspected of killing April Myers, 26, in Charleston West virginia

Latrice Hunter was arrested in August in the beating death of April Myers. Investigators are going to Detroit Monday to bring Hunter back to West Virginia.

Eddie Rivera, 33, a city firefighter in Sringfield, Massachusetts charged with rape

Police, responding to a home invasion call, arrested Rivera on suspicion of aggravated rape and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Amber Alert Issued for 7 Year Old Alberta Girl

Update: Anastasia Wheddon has been found safe. Police have suspect in custody.

The Province of Alberta Issued the Amber Alert Sunday afternoon after the girl was abducted in North East Edmonton while playing with her two bothers.

Anastasia Marie Wheddon 7 years, white female with brown eyes and brown hair, she is 4' 2" and weighs 55 pounds. She was last seen wearing a peach-coloured dress with floral designs, white tennis shoes and socks.

The suspect is an unknown white male 20 to 30 years of age and balding with blond hair and about six feet tall. He was last seen wearing a darh zip up hoodie and silver-rimmed glasses.

The suspect vehicle is a royal blue sport utility vehicle. Possible a Geo Tracker

Anyone with information is asked to call the Edmonton Police Department at 780-432-4567 or dial 911.

Canadian teens Barton Reeder and Philip Perry get house arrest in gang assault

Two teens who have pleaded guilty of participation in a February 2007 sexual assault on a 16 year old girl. After the assault, video of the unconscious girl being attacked was shown to students in the cafeteria of her High School.

Reeder and Perry, both 19, each received 21 month conditional sentences with one year of that being house arrest.

editorial outburst:
house arrest??????!!!!!!

Juan Joseph, 24, killed in shooting in Winston-Salem

Demetrius Hairston, 26, has been charged in the death of Juan Joseph. Hairston had a gunshot wound to his leg, and has been admitted to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

The shooting occurred on Martin Luther King Jr. drive at 2:41 am on Saturday.

If you have any information please call CrimeStoppers at 727-2800
or the Police department at 773-7700

Michigan Amber Alert for missing 2 year old, Tangena Hussain

Tangena Hussain is missing from Detroit. Tangena was last seen wearing a brown, long-sleeved T-shirt with a cartoon picture on the front, white nylon cargo pants and gold sandals. She is around 3-feet 2-inches tall and weighs 34 pounds, and has a scar from a burn on her upper lip and chin.

Anyone with information about Tangena or her disappearance, should call Detroit Police at 313-596-1240.

Boyfriend Of Missing Girl's Mom Arrested (on unrelated charge they have not found the child)

Police seek missing girl, 2 - October 3, 2008