Category Archives: Crime Scene Investigator

Stolen pickup belonged to combat vet

(WOWT) — Car thieves caught on camera have caused a stir on social media and an emotional response from a victim.

A stolen pickup that once belonged to a war veteran was abandoned by three suspects and his widow says the thieves should have known they were stealing memories. Terri Hamelin said, ”There are stickers on it that state combat veteran. It’s like stealing from the deceased, it’s wrong.”

After surviving three tours in Iraq, Patrick Dubas died two years ago in an Omaha car crash and the pickup went to his son. The vet’s widow said, ”He’s refused to take the combat stickers or Iraq stickers off because the memory of his dad.”

The suspects tried to wipe away evidence, which can be seen on the security camera video, but Douglas County Sheriff’s Crime Scene Investigator CL Retelsdorf said that won’t

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Stolen pickup belonged to combat vet – WOWT.com

(WOWT) — Car thieves caught on camera have caused a stir on social media and an emotional response from a victim.

A stolen pickup that once belonged to a war veteran was abandoned by three suspects and his widow says the thieves should have known they were stealing memories. Terri Hamelin said, ”There are stickers on it that state combat veteran. It’s like stealing from the deceased, it’s wrong.”

After surviving three tours in Iraq, Patrick Dubas died two years ago in an Omaha car crash and the pickup went to his son. The vet’s widow said, ”He’s refused to take the combat stickers or Iraq stickers off because the memory of his dad.”

The suspects tried to wipe away evidence, which can be seen on the security camera video, but Douglas County Sheriff’s Crime Scene Investigator CL Retelsdorf said that won’t

Read more at: http://www.wowt.com/content/news/Stolen-Pickup-Belonged-To-Combat-Vet-458948753.html

How ‘Justice League’s Ending Sets Up Future DC Movies

Slide 6/8 – Cyborg
Justice League Deleted Scenes Cyborg's Mom

In Justice League, Vic Stone is still acclimating to his Cyborg life and power set, and has to learn on a very fast curve, in order to stop the world-ending threat of The Mother Boxes’ “Unity” fusion. At the end of the film, Vic has embraced his new existence, gradually mastering the alien tech that his now his body, while working with his father, Silas Stone, at S.T.A.R. labs. However, with the Mother Box technology still a wild unknown variable, Vic’s fear that he could be the next big alien threat may be on the horizon in the Cyborg solo movie. 

Read more at: http://comicbook.com/dc/2017/11/16/justice-league-dc-movies-connections-dceu/

DVD reviews: John Hughes classic reheated for its 30th Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time of turkey, traveling and family. But it’s also a time when families come together to watch movies, which have long used the holiday season as the setting for characters to chow down on some food while trying not to strangle each other.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Rated R, 87 minutes.

Available today on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD.

(4 out of 5 stars)

If you need a break from fighting over politics and who ate the last piece of pumpkin pie, top it all off with 30th anniversary release of the John Hughes classic Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

In the 1987 film, Steve Martin plays Neal Page, an always-working ad executive who is trying make it home for Thanksgiving. As simple as the task sounds, fate has different plans for Neal: His flight is canceled due to bad weather, so he must find another means of transportation. To make matters worse, he

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Edward Pratt: The costs of prison for the innocent

“I can’t go back and do anything I should have been doing when I was 35, 38, 40.”

It would be a good guess that Wilbert Jones made that comment after he walked out of prison this week after spending 45 years in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola when his rape conviction was overturned.

Those words actually came from Glenn Ford, who spent nearly 30 years in the state pen. He faced the death penalty for a 1983 killing. He was 64 when he was finally released from prison after a judge overturned his conviction.

Sadly, Ford died of cancer less than a year after getting out of prison.

“I just want to know why the prosecutors who hid the evidence sent me to prison for something I didn’t do, and nearly had me killed, are not in jail themselves. There are no ethics charges against them, no criminal charges, no one was

Read more at: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/opinion/ed_pratt/article_ab27f72c-cb1d-11e7-83a0-3b284e1c24f8.html

Defense thinks evidence lost in slaying of Toyota plant supervisor

(WAFF) –

Attorneys representing a north Alabama man accused of killing his stepfather say key evidence could have been lost by investigators.

But the judge handling the case found no legal issues with it and is moving forward to trial.

Clarence Fearn is charged in the murder of George Woodard, Jr. He appeared before Madison County Circuit Judge Chris Comer to address a number of motions filed in the case Friday morning.

Fearn was arrested in 2014, five years after the killing. He is the victim’s stepson.

Woodard was fatally shot several times in the driveway of his Madison County home on Debbie Blvd. at 5:30 a.m. on September 30, 2009.

Woodard was on the way to work at the Toyota plant when he was killed. He had been an assistant manager in machining for seven years at the time of his murder.

The

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Good News: Fairfield PD recognizes employees

The Fairfield Police Department honored workers at an employee recognition ceremony Oct. 26 at Willow Hall.

Chief Randy Fenn recognized several employees for their hard work and said goodbye to several officers who are retiring.

The new employees honored included dispatchers Anna Devine, Kathryn Pucci and Jack Finnegan; crime scene investigator Katie Rae; and Officers James Louis, Matthew Reyna, James Lewis, Dustin Kimball and Andrew Blalock.

Officer Seth Jamel was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, while Officers Scott Ledford and Jerriod Mack were awarded Livesaving Medals and Officer Steve Trojanowski received the Exceptional Performance Citation.

Several employees were promoted, including Code Enforcement Supervisor Dan Barbeau; Code Enforcement officers Jeff Conner and Darin Eltringham; Sgts. Frank Piro, John Divine and Derrick Fok; and Lt. Rebecca Belk.

The department said farewell to Sgt. Jeff Osgood, Officer Robert Wilkie and Code Enforcement Officer Helene Bondoc, who were set to retire.

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11 Call for Action Investigation: Confessed killer elected to a local school board

LA JUNTA, Colo. (KKTV) – A confessed killer is now on a local school board in Colorado.

Thomas Seaba served prison time for second-degree murder. The superintendent for the school district says he was one of the top two voted on in the recent election for the East Otero School District Board of Education. Seaba was released from prison in 2010.

“It was obvious[ly] a set of horrific mistakes compounding on one another, which led to me serving time in prison,” Seaba told 11 News.

Seaba spent 16 years in a North Carolina prison for murdering a fellow Marine. He told 11 News reporter Adam Uhernik he was initially arrested for first-degree murder but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of second-degree murder.

The detective on the case still remembers what happened back in 1997. Col. Worrell, who was a crime scene investigator 20 years ago,

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Man convicted in 1997 Onslow County murder elected to Colorado school board

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WITN) – A former Marine who spent 13 years in a North Carolina prison for killing another Marine has been elected to a local school board in Colorado.

Thomas Seaba was originally facing a first degree murder charge, but took a plea deal for second degree murder. He was paroled in 2010 and moved back home to La Junta, Colorado.

Now voters in his hometown have elected the convicted murderer to their school board.

“There was an incident one night where myself and a friend we had a gun, he was interested in purchasing,” Seaba told our sister station KKTV today. “He went to hand it back to me it was sorta dropped I tried to catch it a shot was fired. From that point on I’ve never really had a full grasp of what occurred. I have no clear memory of what happened.”

But deputies who helped

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