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Prosecutors: Argument over Xbox led to murder

An argument over a pawned game machine led to the murder of a 46-year-old man whose body was found in a Cocodrie waterway two years ago, prosecutors said.

Testimony began today in the trial of Simon John Quinn, of 437 Ansley Circle, who was charged with the second-degree murder of his roommate, Robbie James Coulon, on May 14, 2015.

On Sept. 9, 2015, a Terrebonne Parish grand jury indicted Quinn, who shared an apartment with the victim.

Chauvin fisherman Jackson White told a 12-member jury he found Coulon’s body about 4:45 p.m. May 14, 2015, stuffed in a plastic tote box in a waterway in the 7800 block of La. 56. An autopsy later determined Coulon had died of asphyxiation.

Crime scene investigator Lt. Jamie Trahan of the Terrebonne Sheriff’s Office said detectives had also found nylon rope, black electrical tape, a bed sheet

Read more at: http://www.houmatoday.com/news/20170719/prosecutors-argument-over-xbox-led-to-murder

Prosecutors: Argument over Xbox led to murder – Houma Today

An argument over a pawned game machine led to the murder of a 46-year-old man whose body was found in a Cocodrie waterway two years ago, prosecutors said.

Testimony began today in the trial of Simon John Quinn, of 437 Ansley Circle, who was charged with the second-degree murder of his roommate, Robbie James Coulon, on May 14, 2015.

On Sept. 9, 2015, a Terrebonne Parish grand jury indicted Quinn, who shared an apartment with the victim.

Chauvin fisherman Jackson White told a 12-member jury he found Coulon’s body about 4:45 p.m. May 14, 2015, stuffed in a plastic tote box in a waterway in the 7800 block of La. 56. An autopsy later determined Coulon had died of asphyxiation.

Crime scene investigator Lt. Jamie Trahan of the Terrebonne Sheriff’s Office said detectives had also found nylon rope, black electrical tape, a bed sheet

Read more at: http://www.houmatoday.com/news/20170719/prosecutors-argument-over-xbox-led-to-murder

Graphic photos shown at Mavoko 3 murder trial – Daily Nation

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A crime scene investigator on Friday tabled horrifying photographs of a victim suspected to have been killed by Syokimau Administration Police officers, last year.

Constable Bernard Kiplagat Serem said he took the photographs on July 1, after one of the bodies was seen floating at Athi River near, Donyo Sabuk Police Station in Machakos.

He said the body was stashed in a gunny bag and a diver helped retrieve it from the River. The officer said he took the photos before and after the body was pulled out of the water.

TORTURED

After removing it from the bag, he took the more photos, including one of the victim, naked. The body was later identified as that of boda boda operator, Josephat Mwenda.

It is clear that Mr Mwenda underwent barbaric torture before he was strangled

Read more at: http://www.nation.co.ke/news/Graphic-photos-shown-at-Mavoko-3-murder-trial/1056-4015638-kr65dez/index.html

Graphic crime scene photos shown at Mavoko 3 murder trial

By SAM KIPLAGAT
More by this Author

A crime scene investigator on Friday tabled horrifying photographs of a victim suspected to have been killed by Syokimau Administration Police officers, last year.

Constable Bernard Kiplagat Serem said he took the photographs on July 1, after one of the bodies was seen floating at Athi River near, Donyo Sabuk Police Station in Machakos.

He said the body was stashed in a gunny bag and a diver helped retrieve it from the River. The officer said he took the photos before and after the body was pulled out of the water.

TORTURED

After removing it from the bag, he took the more photos, including one of the victim, naked. The body was later identified as that of boda boda operator, Josephat Mwenda.

It is clear that Mr Mwenda underwent barbaric torture before he was strangled

Read more at: http://www.nation.co.ke/news/Graphic-photos-shown-at-Mavoko-3-murder-trial/1056-4015638-kr65dez/index.html

Bra key to defense of James Franklin Rose in 1975 Delray murder

Attorney Joe Walsh, who represents 71-year-old James Franklin Rose on charges that he raped, beat and fatally stabbed 37-year-old Jean Savage in 1975, said the careless way the sheriff’s office handled the suburban Delray Beach woman’s bra signals other key evidence wasn’t properly preserved.

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Bra-clad PBSO official spurs query about DNA used to solve 1975 murder

Attorney Joe Walsh, who represents 71-year-old James Franklin Rose on charges that he raped, beat and fatally stabbed 37-year-old Jean Savage in 1975, said the careless way the sheriff’s office handled the suburban Delray Beach woman’s bra signals other key evidence wasn’t properly preserved.

Read more at: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime--law/bra-clad-pbso-official-spurs-query-about-dna-used-solve-1975-murder/ge1L9L9Dsf25b1AXQ8ibPP/

Defense, Prosecution Wrap In Murder Trial Of Estranged Wife

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — The jury in the trial of a man accused of killing his estranged wife will hear closing arguments Thursday morning.

On Wednesday, both prosecutors and defense completed their arguments in the trial of Cid Torres.

Cid did not take the stand during his trial.

As for defense, they only put up one witness to defend his brother who testified that the two had drunk two bottles of tequila the night police claim Vilet Torrez disappeared.

Earlier, prosecutors presented witnesses to establish a motive for why they say Cid murdered his estranged wife. They said he was controlling, possessive and jealous and that Vilet was moving on.

“If she’s not with me, she will not be with anybody else,” friend Carlos Prada testified Cid told him before Vilet disappeared.

Prada says Cid also asked him repeatedly where the best place was to bury a body.

Pastor Rafael Nunez said Vilet called him after a

Read more at: http://miami.cbslocal.com/2017/07/12/cid-torrez-trial-broward/

Witness in Topeka murder trial: Gunman fired 16 shots, two passing through apartment occupied by boy, 7

Jurors saw photographs of a string of shell casings lying in a southeast Topeka street that marked the 14-shot barrage a gunman unleashed as he rode in a slow-moving van, mortally wounding a 20-year-old man.

Two of the shots struck Brian Wade Miller, a Shawnee County District Court jury heard on Wednesday, the third day of Christopher Shawn Pattillo’s trial.

Pattillo, now 18, is charged with two alternative counts of first-degree murder in the death of Miller, an alternative count of involuntary manslaughter, criminal discharge of a firearm, aggravated assault and aggravated endangering of a child younger than 18.

Topeka police officer Martin Brown, a crime scene investigator, said the .40-caliber shell casings were on the east side of the 2000 block of S.E. Echo Ridge, indicating the vehicle was being driven northbound on Echo Creek. One shell casing was found in a

Read more at: http://cjonline.com/news/crime-courts/local/2017-07-12/witness-topeka-murder-trial-gunman-fired-16-shots-two-passing