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Shooting survivor’s family made grisly discovery of man’s body in Memphis police impound lot

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The body of a man was found in this van 49 days after the victim was shot during a robbery in the 3000 block of Yale Avenue on Dec. 18. Video shows shooting and robbery at Binghamton apartment complex.
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Pablo Castor Sr. is recovering from his severe injuries in a shooting in December. That already difficult situation became even more challenging this week when he and family members went to a police impound lot to pick up a van and found

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Agnes Yarlee’s Family Testify in Abraham Roberts First Degree Murder Trial

DES MOINES, Iowa  —  On Thursday in the First Degree Murder trial of Abraham Roberts the jury heard graphic testimony of how Agnes Yarlee died.

Roberts is accused of shooting and killing Yarlee, his girlfriend and the mother of his child, in their Johnston apartment last April.

A crime scene investigator walked the jury through the apartment today while playing video recorded as she arrived on scene.  The video showed Yarlee’s body slumped over on the couch with a baby rocker in front of her where an infant was sitting at the time of the shooting.  Roberts is claiming he killed Yarlee in self-defense.

The Polk County Medical Examiner testified that Yarlee was killed by a gunshot wound to the head but was shot two other times as well.  The jury also heard from Yarlee’s family members today who say they thought coming to Iowa would take them away from the violence of

Read more at: http://whotv.com/2018/01/11/agnes-yarlees-family-testify-in-abraham-roberts-first-degree-murder-trial/

John Pordage’s family ask friends to change Facebook profile pictures in "fight for justice" ahead of trial

The family of Great Baddow shooting victim, John Pordage, have asked friends to publicly remember him ahead of the murder trial.

They have asked people who knew him to change Facebook profile pictures to ones of them and Mr Pordage, before the trial begins at Chelmsford Crown Court on Monday, January 15.

The 34-year-old from Galleywood died after being shot in the chest outside the BP garage in Baddow Road at 2am on August 5 2017.

The idea of the Facebook campaign is to show that everyone who knew the 34-year-old, who was keen on fitness and art, is “fighting for justice” with the trial swiftly approaching.

“My mum really wants John to be remembered and she wanted him to be at the front of everyone’s mind especially with the hunt for Bradley,” said Mr Pordage’s sister Teri, 37, who lives in Hackney.

“So it’s something to reach out and to get someone to

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Joshua Davies’ Family Begged Deputies to Get Him Psychiatric Help — Until the Day He Died

Beyond Dallas, county jails nationwide are dealing with 10 times as many people with serious mental illness as state psychiatric hospitals, according to a July 14, 2016, report by the Treatment Advocacy Center, a nationwide nonprofit organization seeking to improve mental health treatment laws. State psychiatric hospitals have seen a 17 percent reduction in beds since 2010, and most states maintain waiting lists for beds that can take months to obtain, says John Snook, the center’s executive director.

That leaves law enforcement officers on the front lines to deal with mental health crises, a task few are well-equipped to do. Of 77,000 licensed peace officers in Texas, only 7 percent have received the additional 40 hours of training to become certified mental health officers, the Texas Tribune reported in May. With 10 percent of service calls to police involving someone with a mental illness, it’s not surprising that at least half

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New investigation into murder case reopens family wounds

FOREVER MISSED Above, Rhonda Wicht and her son, Donnie, smile big for the camera in 1975. Below, an undated photo of Wicht. The mother and child were killed in 1978 and police are seeking their murderer. Photos courtesy of Shelley Hamilton

FOREVER MISSED— Above, Rhonda Wicht and her son, Donnie, smile big for the camera in 1975. Below, an undated photo of Wicht. The mother and child were killed in 1978 and police are seeking their murderer. Photos courtesy of Shelley Hamilton



The vision of the lifeless bodies of Rhonda Hamilton Wicht and her 4-year-old son, Donnie, lying in their bedrooms in a Simi Valley apartment are still burned in Rick Hamilton’s mind.

It was the morning of Nov. 11, 1978,

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Cold case reopens family wounds

FOREVER MISSEDRhonda Wicht and her son, Donnie, smile big for the camera in 1975. Courtesy of Shelley Hamilton

FOREVER MISSED—Rhonda Wicht and her son, Donnie, smile big for the camera in 1975. Courtesy of Shelley Hamilton

The vision of the lifeless bodies of Rhonda Hamilton Wicht and her 4-yearold son, Donnie, lying in their bedrooms in a Simi Valley apartment are still burned in Rick Hamilton’s mind.

It was the morning of Nov. 11, 1978, and a then-17-year-old Hamilton had received a call from his sister Rachelle “Shelley” Hamilton indicating that something horrible had happened to their older sister and their nephew.

“I knew something was wrong, so I jumped in my car, and when I got there, no one stopped

Read more at: https://www.simivalleyacorn.com/articles/cold-case-reopens-family-wounds/

Family thinks ex-boyfriend shot Cheektowaga homicide victim …

Family members gather at the scene of a homicide on Sierra Drive, August 21, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)
Family members gather at the scene of a homicide on Sierra Drive, August 21, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The Cheektowaga Police Department’s Crime Scene Investigation Unit was at the scene of a homicide Monday morning and family members think the victim’s ex-boyfriend was the shooter.

Assistant Chief of Police Jim Speyer says a woman in her 30’s was found dead inside 33 Sierra Drive off Cedargrove Circle of an apparent gunshot wound.

“Approximately at 8 o’clock this morning we got a call from a frantic neighbor who stated they believe somebody nearby here, next door, died from an apparent homicide,” said Assistant Chief Speyer.

Police officers arrived and found the victim.

Read more at: http://cheektowagachronicle.com/police-investigating-death-sierra-drive/

How will family’s discovery of remains affect Brockton murder case?

Family members of a murdered Brockton man made a gruesome discovery last week when they found what the police couldn’t.

BROCKTON — The hardest thing Joseph Shaw’s family has gone through was losing their son, brother, uncle and friend. Then, hearing the details of his death in court caused many of them to have to leave and added to their fresh pain.

But what they found later that day inside his apartment made their hearts break even more.

Joseph Shaw, 44, was found stabbed more than 30 times and wrapped in a blanket inside a closet at his home, 42 Green St., on July 21. His girlfriend, 33-year-old Kathryn Podgurski led police to the body and told them he had been there for about a week. She claimed Shaw was killed in a different location during an armed home invasion and that

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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