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