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Jurors visit South End street where woman was fatally struck after Panthers game

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) –

Jurors in the trial of the crash that killed 28-year-old Kelli Putnam last January left the courtroom Tuesday afternoon to visit the site of the deadly crash scene on South Boulevard.

Putnam was at a Panthers playoff game on the afternoon of Jan. 17, 2016. Police say sometime later she was walking on South Boulevard when she was hit by a driver and killed.

Investigators say Gregory Wheeling was drunk, speeding and driving erratically when he allegedly fatally struck Putnam. Wheeling’s defense says Putnam reportedly darted out onto the road.

Wheeling has been charged with second-degree murder, aggravated felony death by vehicle and driving while impaired.

Defense Attorney George Laughrun objected to the jury view. Laughrun said traffic conditions at the road are not the same as they were on that January afternoon. 

Prosecutors say they want jurors to get a feel for the

Read more at: http://www.wbtv.com/story/36840464/jurors-visit-south-end-street-where-woman-was-fatally-struck-after-panthers-game

Jurors visit South End street where woman was fatally struck aft …

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) –

Jurors in the trial of the crash that killed 28-year-old Kelli Putnam last January left the courtroom Tuesday afternoon to visit the site of the deadly crash scene on South Boulevard.

Putnam was at a Panthers playoff game on the afternoon of Jan. 17, 2016. Police say sometime later she was walking on South Boulevard when she was hit by a driver and killed.

Investigators say Gregory Wheeling was drunk, speeding and driving erratically when he allegedly fatally struck Putnam. Wheeling’s defense says Putnam reportedly darted out onto the road.

Wheeling has been charged with second-degree murder, aggravated felony death by vehicle and driving while impaired.

Defense Attorney George Laughrun objected to the jury view. Laughrun said traffic conditions at the road are not the same as they were on that January afternoon. 

Prosecutors say they want jurors to get a feel for the

Read more at: http://www.wbtv.com/story/36840464/jurors-visit-south-end-street-where-woman-was-fatally-struck-after-panthers-game

Woman faces arrest warrant in Mill Street shooting

An aggravated assault warrant was issued Wednesday against a Gainesville woman in the Mill Street shooting Monday evening, police said.

Leondra Shenell Williams, 34, of Gainesville, is wanted in connection to the shooting and believed to be armed and dangerous, according to Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook.

Police said Joyce Young and her husband Nykita Young were treated Monday at Northeast Georgia Medical Center and were received in stable condition.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

Read more at: https://www.gainesvilletimes.com/news/woman-faces-arrest-warrant-mill-street-shooting/

UPDATE: State Police identify woman who died in officer-involved …

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) —

UPDATE:

State Police have released the name of a woman who was died in an officer-involved shooting at a home along Triangle Place on Tuesday.

Pamela Webber of Lynchburg was shot after police said she came toward officers with a knife.

The shooting is still being investigated, and the officer involved has been placed on paid administrative leave, per department policy.

Once the State Police investigation is concluded, the findings will be turned over to the Commonwealth’s Attorney for review.

UPDATE:

The crime scene investigation on Triangle Place is related to the death of a woman that occurred early Monday morning.

Lynchburg Police say one of their officers shot a woman in the 2900 block of Triangle Place after she came toward them with a knife. The woman later died at the home.

The following statement about the situation was released at 1:02 pm

Read more at: http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Active-crime-scene-investigation-underway-on--455593063.html

UPDATE: State Police identify woman who died in officer-involved shooting

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) —

UPDATE:

State Police have released the name of a woman who was died in an officer-involved shooting at a home along Triangle Place on Tuesday.

Pamela Webber of Lynchburg was shot after police said she came toward officers with a knife.

The shooting is still being investigated, and the officer involved has been placed on paid administrative leave, per department policy.

Once the State Police investigation is concluded, the findings will be turned over to the Commonwealth’s Attorney for review.

UPDATE:

The crime scene investigation on Triangle Place is related to the death of a woman that occurred early Monday morning.

Lynchburg Police say one of their officers shot a woman in the 2900 block of Triangle Place after she came toward them with a knife. The woman later died at the home.

The following statement about the situation was released at 1:02 pm

Read more at: http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Active-crime-scene-investigation-underway-on--455593063.html

Man arrested in Ohio in connection with woman’s murder UPDATE: ID confirmed

UPDATE: Victim ID confirmed

The Montrose County Coroner has confirmed the identity of the woman found dead in her home Oct. 27.

Lives Persson, 71, died of non-accidental blunt force trauma to her head.

Her son, Karsten Persson, 37, is in custody in Ohio on a traffic offense there and on a Montrose warrant alleging first-degree murder.

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Original story:

A Montrose man being held in Ohio has been served an arrest warrant alleging first-degree murder in the death last week of his 71-year-old mother.

Karsten Richard Persson, 37, was being held in Henry County, Ohio, on a traffic complaint, according to Montrose Police Cmdr. Gene Lillard.

Lillard declined to specify at this time why Persson is suspected in the death, and did not identify the deceased, whose body was discovered in her Sonoma Court home here on Oct. 27.

Public property records list the home where the body was found as belonging to Livase “Liv” Persson.

Karsten Persson was

Read more at: http://www.montrosepress.com/free_access/man-arrested-in-ohio-in-connection-with-woman-s-murder/article_18fc7df0-bf24-11e7-9959-1b2dffabe35f.html

Man arrested in Ohio in connection with woman’s murder UPDATE …

UPDATE: Victim ID confirmed

The Montrose County Coroner has confirmed the identity of the woman found dead in her home Oct. 27.

Lives Persson, 71, died of non-accidental blunt force trauma to her head.

Her son, Karsten Persson, 37, is in custody in Ohio on a traffic offense there and on a Montrose warrant alleging first-degree murder.

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Original story:

A Montrose man being held in Ohio has been served an arrest warrant alleging first-degree murder in the death last week of his 71-year-old mother.

Karsten Richard Persson, 37, was being held in Henry County, Ohio, on a traffic complaint, according to Montrose Police Cmdr. Gene Lillard.

Lillard declined to specify at this time why Persson is suspected in the death, and did not identify the deceased, whose body was discovered in her Sonoma Court home here on Oct. 27.

Public property records list the home where the body was found as belonging to Livase “Liv” Persson.

Karsten Persson was

Read more at: http://www.montrosepress.com/free_access/man-arrested-in-ohio-in-connection-with-woman-s-murder/article_18fc7df0-bf24-11e7-9959-1b2dffabe35f.html

Man arrested in Ohio in connection with woman’s murder

A Montrose man being held in Ohio has been served an arrest warrant alleging first-degree murder in the death last week of his 71-year-old mother.

Karsten Richard Persson, 37, was being held in Henry County, Ohio, on a traffic complaint, according to Montrose Police Cmdr. Gene Lillard.

Lillard declined to specify at this time why Persson is suspected in the death, and did not identify the deceased, whose body was discovered in her Sonoma Court home here on Oct. 27.

Public property records list the home where the body was found as belonging to Livase “Liv” Persson.

Karsten Persson was identified as a person of interest almost immediately and, when located in Ohio, the Montrose Police Department sent a detective there to interview him at the Henry County jail. Persson was served with the warrant at that time, Lillard said.

Persson’s home address is the same as the Sonoma Court address where police conducting a

Read more at: http://www.montrosepress.com/free_access/man-arrested-in-ohio-in-connection-with-woman-s-murder/article_18fc7df0-bf24-11e7-9959-1b2dffabe35f.html

Woman accused of abusing, intimidating foster child

 

FARMINGTON — A former foster mother accused of four felony charges, including child abuse, allegedly struck the 11-year-old victim with a piece of a bed frame after he got a math problem incorrect on his homework.

Hope Graciano, 53, was charged Monday with one first-degree felony count and two third-degree felony counts of child abuse and a third-degree felony count of intimidation of a witness, according to the criminal complaint.

Arlon Stoker, Graciano’s attorney, said his client adamantly denies the accusations

Read more at: http://www.daily-times.com/story/news/crime/2017/10/28/woman-accused-abusing-intimidating-foster-child/808472001/