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Family vacation ends with father dead, son jailed in I-75 killing

An Alabama family of eight was on the way back from a Florida vacation when a feud between father and son led to homicide.

Daniel Lee Young, 40, of Birmingham, was riding in the front passenger seat of a rented Ford Expedition as his wife was driving through Peach County late Tuesday night, said J.T. Ricketson, special agent in charge of the Perry investigative office of the GBI.

Young’s two adult sons, including Deontae Leqwan Young, 21, also of Birmingham, his three young daughters and his girlfriend were in the back of the SUV, Ricketson said.

Just after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, 911 received a call about a person shot on Interstate 75 just past the Byron exit, near mile marker 151, which is in Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese’s jursidiction.

“(Deontae Young) and his family were coming through from Orlando and he and his father got into some sort of altercation,” Deese said Monday

Read more at: http://www.macon.com/news/local/crime/article161735923.html

Miller family announces 3-day crime-solving training symposium

WEST VALLEY CITY — After more than six years, the death of Sherry Black remains unsolved.

Since Black’s death, Heidi and Greg Miller have kept up efforts in hopes of finding justice and a sense of peace. On Tuesday, the Miller family announced a new effort in hopes of not only solving Black’s case, but helping law enforcement across the country better solve their own cases.

The Miller family announced the creation of the Sherry Black Education Foundation, which will sponsor a new, three-day crime assessment training symposium to help law enforcement officers improve their techniques for solving many types of violent crimes, such as the one that took Black’s life.

“Greg and I have come to learn that more than 230,000 homicides committed between 1980 and 2014 also remain unsolved,” Heidi Miller, Black’s daughter, said. “The percentage of solved crimes that led to an arrest has fallen

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Miller family announces 3-day crime-solving training symposium …

WEST VALLEY CITY — After more than six years, the death of Sherry Black remains unsolved.

Since Black’s death, Heidi and Greg Miller have kept up efforts in hopes of finding justice and a sense of peace. On Tuesday, the Miller family announced a new effort in hopes of not only solving Black’s case, but helping law enforcement across the country better solve their own cases.

The Miller family announced the creation of the Sherry Black Education Foundation, which will sponsor a new, three-day crime assessment training symposium to help law enforcement officers improve their techniques for solving many types of violent crimes, such as the one that took Black’s life.

“Greg and I have come to learn that more than 230,000 homicides committed between 1980 and 2014 also remain unsolved,” Heidi Miller, Black’s daughter, said. “The percentage of solved crimes that led to an arrest has fallen

Read more at: https://www.ksl.com/?sid=44444929&nid=148

Miller family announces 3-day crime-solving training symposium …

WEST VALLEY CITY — After more than six years, the death of Sherry Black remains unsolved.

Since Black’s death, Heidi and Greg Miller have kept up efforts in hopes of finding justice and a sense of peace. On Tuesday, the Miller family announced a new effort in hopes of not only solving Black’s case, but helping law enforcement across the country better solve their own cases.

The Miller family announced the creation of the Sherry Black Education Foundation, which will sponsor a new, three-day crime assessment training symposium to help law enforcement officers improve their techniques for solving many types of violent crimes, such as the one that took Black’s life.

“Greg and I have come to learn that more than 230,000 homicides committed between 1980 and 2014 also remain unsolved,” Heidi Miller, Black’s daughter, said. “The percentage of solved crimes that led to an arrest has fallen considerably in the past 50

Read more at: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865680981/Miller-family-announces-3-day-crime-solving-training-symposium.html

Miller family announces 3-day crime-solving training symposium

WEST VALLEY CITY — After more than six years, the death of Sherry Black remains unsolved.

Since Black’s death, Heidi and Greg Miller have kept up efforts in hopes of finding justice and a sense of peace. On Tuesday, the Miller family announced a new effort in hopes of not only solving Black’s case, but helping law enforcement across the country better solve their own cases.

The Miller family announced the creation of the Sherry Black Education Foundation, which will sponsor a new, three-day crime assessment training symposium to help law enforcement officers improve their techniques for solving many types of violent crimes, such as the one that took Black’s life.

“Greg and I have come to learn that more than 230,000 homicides committed between 1980 and 2014 also remain unsolved,” Heidi Miller, Black’s daughter, said. “The percentage of solved crimes that led to an arrest has fallen considerably in the past 50

Read more at: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865680981/Miller-family-announces-3-day-crime-solving-training-symposium.html

DPD Investigation Unit adds new family member

A new member has joined the Duncan Police Department Investigation Unit, but she isn’t new to policing the streets.

Lori Adams, who served as the Evidence and Property Custodian for DPD, now takes on the position of Crime Scene Investigative Technician. She’s seen more accomplishments than that this year though; she also took home the City of Duncan Employee of the Year Award.

“When the opportunity was presented to me, I knew this was a challenge I wanted to accept and I am looking forward to the training and experiences ahead,” Adams said. “I work with an outstanding support system and feel very honored for the confidence this department places into me.”

The position change stemmed from ongoing budget cuts, Police Chief Danny Ford said.

According to Ford, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation might have to pull some of their staffing from the area, including in divisions related to

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Debra Robertson ‘Lucky to be alive,’ testifies family doctor


Steven Whitt

Injuries sustained by Debra Robertson were apparently worse than victims who have suffered injures from an improvised explosive device or an IED.

These statements came from Steve Whitmarsh, a family physician at the Air Force Academy who testified on Friday during the Steven Whitt Trial.

Whitmarsh was and is Robertson’s family doctor, including at the time Robertson was allegedly attacked by her now ex-husband Steven Whitt.

Whitt, 54, allegedly hit Robertson over the head with two large stones on June 29, 2015.

He is facing charges of attempted second-degree murder and having a sexual relationship with his stepdaughter.

Whitmarsh said the injury Robertson sustained from the alleged

Read more at: http://www.canoncitydailyrecord.com/ci_30907070/debra-robertson-lucky-be-alive-testifies-family-doctor

7-year-old boy in critical condition after man opens fire on family car in east Macon

A 7-year-old boy was critically wounded Saturday afternoon in a shooting on Woolfolk Street, just north of Emery Highway in east Macon.

Relatives said the boy, Edgerin Wallace, was on a ventilator at the Medical Center, Navicent Health, Saturday evening.

According to Bibb County sheriff’s investigators, the shooting happened shortly after 2:30 p.m. when the boy’s family was in a Honda Civic outside a house in the 300 block of Woolfolk. The boy apparently lives there.

Authorities said a man walked up and began arguing with someone in the car.

As the car pulled away, the man, armed with a pistol, began shooting at the car, wounding the child. Edgerin’s mother and her boyfriend were in the car, which was used to drive him to the nearby Coliseum Medical Center, a sheriff’s spokesman said. He was later taken to the Medical Center.

At least four shell casings were found at the scene.

It wasn’t clear what

Read more at: http://www.macon.com/news/local/crime/article142181229.html

Ohio court will hear debate on autopsies of 8 family members

The Ohio Supreme Court said Wednesday it will hear an open records dispute involving autopsy reports in the unsolved slayings of eight family members.

At issue are lawsuits filed by Ohio newspapers seeking the full, unredacted copies of the reports on victims of the April 22 massacre in southern Ohio.

The court gave both sides three weeks to submit evidence, and set a deadline for submitting follow-up responses to that evidence. The Columbus Dispatch and the Cincinnati Enquirer have sued for the complete autopsy reports.

The case involves seven adults and a teenage boy from the Rhoden family found shot to death at four homes near Piketon on April 22.

Attorney General Mike DeWine, whose office is leading the investigation, is fighting the release of the full reports, saying it could compromise the investigation. DeWine’s office provided heavily redacted versions last fall.

“The Ohio Attorney General’s Office looks forward to making our arguments to the

Read more at: http://www.kentucky.com/news/nation-world/national/article134210314.html

Homicide timeline raises concerns for victim’s family

Amanda Gibson wonders if her sister could have been saved.

Jennifer Ann Gibson, 25, died Aug. 31, 2016, at her home in Woonsocket.

Matthew Walter Novak, father to three of Jennifer’s four children, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter earlier this month as part of a plea deal.

Gibson’s family wants to know why charges aren’t pending against people who knew about Jennifer’s death before police did.

Novak, 33, called members of his family shortly after the 1 a.m. incident, according to court documents.

He called his parents, who traveled about 16 miles to pick up the children from the home.

He called his brother, who sat and talked with him about Jennifer’s death for two hours.

Then he fell asleep on the couch.

Read more at: http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/crime/2017/01/18/novak-woonsocket-homicide-jennifer-gibson-family-south-dakota-manslaughter/96693750/