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Three children killed in West Sacramento; father arrested

The West Sacramento elementary school where Kelvin Hodges played tag at recess and his little sister Julie embraced her love of singing was a scene of grief and community solidarity Thursday night as hundreds gathered for a candlelight vigil in memory of the slain children.

“He was a really good friend. He brightens your day,” said Katelyn Lisenby, a sixth grader at Southport Elementary School who had known Kelvin since pre-kindergarten. Though she didn’t know Julie as well, she described both as “extraordinary and fun.”

Julie Hodges “was a pretty good singer,” said Scott McColl, who taught music to both siblings in recent months. “They were both just wonderful students.”

Robert Williams Hodges. Courtesy photo

Authorities say Kelvin, Julie and Lucas died Wednesday night at the hands of their father, 32-year-old Robert William Hodges, who now faces multiple murder charges that make him

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Deposition pokes holes in father’s defense for 6-month-old’s death

A Des Moines police officer’s deposition pokes holes in Lance Williams’ timeline of events the day he left his 6-month-old baby in a hot van.

The emotion present during day one of the trial was removed Tuesday as law enforcement took the stand.

One detailed the story Williams told at the hospital and what was unveiled during the investigation, but there was a bit of a twist the attorneys had to handle first.

Only two witnesses for the prosecution were set to take the stand in Day 2 of the Lance Williams trial. Of those two, only one could make it.

Officer Abby Giampolo, a lead investigator on the death of Tyrese Washington, went into labor while walking into the courthouse Tuesday morning. A stand-in to help read her deposition.

According to the deposition, Williams initially told Giampolo that he fell asleep in his car.

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Son follows late father’s footsteps into crime scene investigation

For 21-year-old Jake Cushman, the drive to be a crime scene investigator starts with his dad.

The recent Portland Community College graduate said that growing up in Vancouver, he was proud of his father, Adam Cushman, who worked as a criminalist for the Portland Police Bureau. The two were close, enjoying the same “nerdy” interest such as “Star Wars” and superheroes. Together, they loved watching the show “Smallville,” a show that depicts a young Clark Kent as he comes to terms with his superpowers.

But one Sunday night in February 2010, Adam Cushman was killed in a crash on his way home from work.

A dump truck driver was driving in the 7300 block of Northeast 182nd Avenue when his engine stalled. His truck was partially in the

Read more at: http://www.seattletimes.com/nwshowcase/careers/son-follows-late-fathers-footsteps-into-crime-scene-investigation/

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

Father reminisces about last he had heard from daughter

The last time Rodney Roberson saw his daughter Bianca was on Sunday, June 25, when they went bowling together.

“She would twirl the ball up in the air and she knocked down a couple of the pins,” Roberson recalled in a phone interview with the Tribune Thursday. “She couldn’t really bowl but she beat me. We had fun that day, too. That Sunday we had a lot of fun.”

Friday, he and his family will lay 18-year-old Bianca to rest, following funeral services at St. Paul’s Baptist Church, 1 Hagerty Blvd., in West Chester, beginning at 11 a.m.

“She was a spoiled brat, but that was my baby though,” Roberson reflected. “We were looking forward to her succeeding and doing the things she wanted to do as far as her career.”

Bianca Nikol Roberson was shot in the head Wednesday, June 28 while driving her 2009 Green Chevrolet Malibu after a road rage incident

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Father reminisces last he had heard from daughter

The last time Rodney Roberson saw his daughter Bianca was on Sunday, June 25, when they went bowling together.

“She would twirl the ball up in the air and she knocked down a couple of the pins,” Roberson recalled in a phone interview with the Tribune Thursday. “She couldn’t really bowl but she beat me. We had fun that day, too. That Sunday we had a lot of fun.”

Friday, he and his family will lay 18-year-old Bianca to rest, following funeral services at St. Paul’s Baptist Church, 1 Hagerty Blvd., in West Chester, beginning at 11 a.m.

“She was a spoiled brat, but that was my baby though,” Roberson reflected. “We were looking forward to her succeeding and doing the things she wanted to do as far as her career.”

Bianca Nikol Roberson was shot in the head Wednesday, June 28 while driving her 2009 Green Chevrolet Malibu after a road rage incident

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Man charged with second degree murder after shooting his father – WKBW

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WKBW) – Cheektowaga Police are investigating a homicide that happened Monday night.

Police say they were called to a home at 212 Whitney Place just before midnight.

The Cheektowaga Chronicle says the man who called 911 said he accidentally shot his father.

According to Assistant Chief James Speyer, William Hardy, 54, died from a gunshot wound after he was shot by his son, SirWilliam Hardy, 31.

Police arrested SirWilliam Hardy and charged him with one count of second degree murder.

The younger Hardy was taken away by ambulance and is wheelchair bound, police told the Cheektowaga news outlet.

The Cheektowaga Chronicle says the Detective Bureau and the Crime Scene Investigation Unit were at the scene collecting evidence.

The investigation is ongoing.

Hardy is beig held at the Erie County Holding Center without bail until his felony hearing on Thursday.

 

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Man charged with second degree murder after shooting his father … – WKBW

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WKBW) – Cheektowaga Police are investigating a homicide that happened Monday night.

Police say they were called to a home at 212 Whitney Place just before midnight.

The Cheektowaga Chronicle says the man who called 911 said he accidentally shot his father.

According to Assistant Chief James Speyer, William Hardy, 54, died from a gunshot wound after he was shot by his son, SirWilliam Hardy, 31.

Police arrested SirWilliam Hardy and charged him with one count of second degree murder.

The younger Hardy was taken away by ambulance and is wheelchair bound, police told the Cheektowaga news outlet.

The Cheektowaga Chronicle says the Detective Bureau and the Crime Scene Investigation Unit were at the scene collecting evidence.

The investigation is ongoing.

Hardy is beig held at the Erie County Holding Center without bail until his felony hearing on Thursday.

 

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Father: Deputy shoved mom when she tried to hold son’s body



WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) As a grieving mother tried to hold her son’s body after he was killed by a Florida sheriff’s deputy, another deputy pushed her to the hospital floor, her husband testified Thursday.

Dick Adams told a federal civil court jury he and his wife Lydia rushed 110 miles after learning their unarmed 24-year-old son, Seth Adams, had been shot by Palm Beach County Sgt. Michael Custer on May 16, 2012. The Adamses are seeking unspecified millions in a lawsuit that alleges the shooting was unjustified. Custer contends he fired after Seth Adams attacked him.