Police say Pennsylvania man plotted murder of Peruvian wife

Authorities say a Pennsylvania man plotted to kill his Peruvian wife, whose body was found in a suitcase that washed ashore in Lima more than a year ago.

The Patriot-News of Harrisburg cited papers filed in federal court as part of an extradition request.

Peruvian authorities want William Trickett Smith II returned to that country to be tried for homicide in the 2007 death of Jana Claudia Gomez Menendez...

Nursing home killer was after ex-wife

A PAINTER accused of a shooting rampage in a North Carolina nursing home may have been after his estranged wife when he killed seven residents and a nurse, authorities say.

Robert Stewart's wife, identified by a neighbour as Wanda Luck, was working as a nursing assistant at Pinelake Health and Rehab when he attacked armed with two guns on Sunday, said Carthage police chief Chris McKenzie. The two had not been separated for long.

"We can share this: This was not a random act of violence," said Moore County District Attorney Maureen Krueger.

Stewart appeared in court on Monday on eight counts of murder and a single charge of assault of a police officer. The shooting spree was ended by Master Officer Justin Garner, 25, who entered the nursing home alone as he responded to the police calls...

Lawyer stabbed 38 times; husband held

Slain attorney Chiquita Tate was such a believer in the legal system that she had a tattoo of Lady Justice on her back, college friend T. J. Crawford recalled.

"She just had an attachment to justice and doing what's right by people. She was always very serious about that," said Crawford, a teacher and community organizer in Chicago, Illinois.

But Tate, described by colleagues as a tenacious defense attorney who fought for her clients, could not save herself.

Family members and friends in Chicago; Atlanta, Georgia, and Tate's adopted home -- tiny Baker, Louisiana -- are reeling from the grisly details of Tate's slaying, and police say it was at the hands of her husband, Greg Harris. They had been married about 14½ months...

TV writer sentenced in wife's death

A former television comedy writer and producer was sentenced Friday to 26 years in prison in the beating death of his wife.

Forty-nine-year-old J.J. Paulsen was sentenced Friday in Hamilton Superior Court on charges of voluntary manslaughter, neglect of a dependent and moving a body from the scene of death. Prosecutors had dropped a charge of murder as part of a plea agreement.

Judge Dan Pfleging also ordered that Paulsen cannot write, produce or direct, or collaborate with anyone in those activities, to profit from his wife's death.

The body of Leanne Serrano-Paulsen, 39, was found in April 2007 in the attic of the couple's upscale home in Carmel north of Indianapolis.

When officers entered the home, they found the couple's 16-month-old son, Christopher, alone in a crib, crying but unharmed. J.J. Paulsen, who was found walking along a street about three miles away, was arrested on charges of child abandonment and violation of probation...

Big Top founder pleads not guilty to felony sexual assault, battery charges

The founder and artistic director of the Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua pleaded not guilty today to felony charges of sexual assault and battery.

Warren Paul Nelson, 61, entered the plea during a hearing in Bayfield County Circuit Court. He waived his preliminary hearing, and his attorney, Gene Linehan, filed a demand for a speedy trial.

“That means they have to hold the trial within 90 days,” Linehan said. “This is adversely affecting his reputation and job. Let’s get it resolved quickly...

Man charged with sexual assault

A Beloit man accused of having sex with an Orfordville teen faces two felony charges of sexual assault of a child under 16.

Adam Michael Perkins, 36, Beloit, appeared in Rock County Court on Thursday and was ordered held in the Rock County Jail on $20,000 cash bond.

Parkview Junior High officials in February reported a child enticement incident, according to the criminal complaint...

Portage man arrested early Friday in break-in, attempted sexual assault at motel

A 19-year-old Portage man was arrested Friday morning in connection with a break-in and attempted sexual assault at a Helen Street motel, police said.

Portage police responded to the Airport Inn, 2333 Helen St., at 12:32 a.m. after a 31-year-old Portage woman reported that a man had forced his way into her residence at the extended-stay motel and demanded that she remove her clothes, according to a police news release...

Three Teens Behind Bars For Sexual Assault On Classmate

Three Spotsylvania County teens are behind bars in connection to a sexual attack on a classmate.

All of the students involved attend Chancellor High School and ride the same school bus. Instead of worrying about year book photos, three seniors are now getting mug shots and two are facing forcible sodomy charges and the third is facing child porn charges.

The investigation began with a raised toilet seat. A father became suspicious when he saw it and he asked his 15-year-old daughter who had been in the home.

"That's when she got very upset, broke down and admitted she'd been raped by two individuals," said Sgt. Liz Scott with the Spotsylvania Sheriff's Department...

Police suspect murder-suicide in deaths of Laval couple

A 15-year-old Laval boy discovered the bodies of his parents Tuesday in what police are calling a murder-suicide.

Police said Mahmoub el-Hage and his estranged wife Jinane Ghannoum were found dead in the basement of the family home on De Mézières Place in the Laval-des-Rapides neighbourhood.

They both had gunshot wounds to their heads. Police are still investigating who fired the weapon that was found at the scene.

Laval police Sgt. François Dumais said the couple had been going through a messy divorce and had a history of domestic violence.

"The separation was difficult and we had to [answer calls] at the address about domestic violence since August of last year," said Dumais...

Husband, his girlfriend charged with wife's murder

OCALA – Marion County sheriff's investigators say Heather Strong died inside a storage trailer near McIntosh on Feb. 15. Her killers tied her with duct tape to an office chair and suffocated her with a plastic bag over her head.

The 26-year-old Citra woman's husband, Joshua Damien Fulgham, and his girlfriend, Emilia Carr, told detectives the terrible story of her killing, according to a Sheriff's Office report. Both were arrested Tuesday night on charges of first-degree murder and kidnapping.

They lured Strong to the trailer behind Carr’s mother's home, at 5500 N.W. 219th St. Road in Boardman, where they bound her to the chair using duct tape. Then Carr placed a plastic bag over Strong’s head and tried to break her neck, according to Detective Donald Buie's report.

That attempt failed. Then Carr and Fulgham together suffocated Strong with the plastic bag...

Morristown man accused of drowning wife opts for trial

A Morristown man charged with murder in the bathtub drowning of his wife rejected a plea offer today of 30 years in prison, and instead wants to stand trial on the charges.

Kleber Cordova, 30, who is accused of drowning Eliana Torres, 26, on May 9, allegedly confessed to the killing after the couple's 8-year-old daughter told police she saw her mother struggling with him, authorities have said.

In a hearing in Superior Court in Morristown, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office offered that, in exchange for a guilty plea to murder, the state would recommend the minimum sentence of 30 years in prison, with all 30 years being parole ineligible.

Cordova and his attorney, James Orlando, mulled over the plea offer for several hours, until finally rejecting it...

NY state senator indicted, accused of assault

A freshman state senator sworn in to office despite allegations he slashed his girlfriend's face with broken glass in a jealous rage has been indicted on domestic assault charges, prosecutors said Monday.

A grand jury in Queens indicted Hiram Monserrate on three counts of second-degree felony assault and three counts of third-degree misdemeanor assault. Arraignment is expected later this week. He faces seven years in prison if convicted on the most serious charges.

Monserrate, who was in Albany on Monday for a legislative session, issued a statement saying he did not commit a crime.

"I've said all along this was accident. The district attorney's politically motivated decision to pursue this case doesn't change the fact that this was an accident," he said.

The 41-year-old former police officer was arrested after Karla Giraldo's face was slashed on Dec. 19 at his New York City home. The gash over her eye required 25 stitches. Both said the incident was an accident...

Boyfriend arrested for murders of woman, 2 kids

D.C. police have arrested a man for a triple homicide this weekend in Northeast.

Joseph Randolph Mays, 44, was arrested for the murders of Erika Peters, 37, and her two young sons. Police are not releasing the identities of the boys because they are juveniles. Local media outlets say the boys were between the ages of six and 12.

D.C. police describe the case as a domestic dispute and Peter's father tells WTOP that Mays was his daughter's live-in boyfriend...

Ex-boxer is suspect in double slaying in Hollywood

The former boxer who once sparred with world champions -- fighting name ''The Italian Hammer'' -- went to the Hollywood police station with an awful secret.

''I've done something terrible,'' William ''Bill'' Medei, a k a The Hammer, told a lieutenant. Just after lunchtime Wednesday, Medei's comment led police to the Loop Road trailer he had shared with his new wife, Renee Bader, and her 13-year-old son. The two were found dead.

A police affidavit released Thursday said Bader, 42, and son Josh, a student at Attucks Middle School, ''sustained multiple sharp force injuries resulting in death.'' Police spokesman Manny Marino said no official cause of death has been determined...

Austrian incest father pleads guilty to all counts

In a stunning turn of events, an Austrian on trial for imprisoning his daughter for 24 years and fathering her seven children pleaded guilty Wednesday to all charges against him — including negligent homicide — after hearing his daughter's heart-wrenching testimony.

In a change of heart, Josef Fritzl calmly acknowledged his guilt on the third day of a trial that has drawn media attention from around the world for its shocking allegations.

"I declare myself guilty to the charges in the indictment," Fritzl, 73, told a panel of judges, referring at one point to what he called "my sick behavior."

Fritzl faces up to life imprisonment on the negligent homicide count, which he initially had contested along with an enslavement charge. Prosecutors also had charged him with rape, incest, forced imprisonment and coercion...

Glouco husband and wife dead in apparent murder-suicide

A Gloucester County man shot his wife and killed himself over the weekend, authorities believe.

Donna Harbula and her husband, Walter Oswald, both 52, had a history of domestic violence, according to the Gloucester County prosecutor's office.

They apparently were living apart at the time of the murder, Harbula in Logan Township and Oswald in Greenwich Township.

Harbula was last seen alive on Saturday. Police were called to her house that afternoon for a domestic violence incident. Oswald was removed and Harbula obtained a temporary restraining order against her husband, authorities said...

Local Attorney Sentenced in Sexual Abuse Case

A local attorney was sentenced Friday for his involvement in a sexual abuse case. The hearing was very heated.

John Hamilton McLain had a chance to apologize to the family of the victims, and started to cry as he pleaded with them and the judge that he only get probation because of his family situation at home.

The girls' parents told McLain he put the girls through hell the night he kept them for 12 hours. In the end, Madison County Circuit Court Judge Jim Smith sentenced McLain to six years in the state penitentiary and 14 years of probation.

McLain will also have to go through a sex offenders treatment program and pay several fines...

Man kills 4 at gathering in Miami, then kills self

A man shot four people to death at a family gathering early Sunday, then went home and killed himself, police said.

The shootings apparently stemmed from some sort of domestic dispute, according to a sergeant with the Miami Police Department's homicide division.

Officers got a call shortly after midnight that numerous shots had been fired and a red pickup truck had been spotted leaving the scene. They arrived and found four bodies.

Soon after, someone called 911 to say a house about three miles away was in flames and more shots had been heard. That's where they found the gunman dead...

Police investigate deaths as murder-suicide

New Castle County police say they are investigating the death of a Milltown couple as an apparent murder-suicide.

Officers went to check on the couple at their home in the 2700 block of Charles Place around 6 p.m. Wednesday after a relative could not reach them.

Spokesman Cpl. Trinidad Navarro says officers found a 55-year-old woman dead and a 55-year-old man severely injured in another room. Navarro says the man was able to speak, but did not say what the man said...

South Jersey Woman and Husband Dead in Murder Suicide

An Egg Harbor Township woman was killed on Thursday morning by her husband -- who then killed himself. Atlantic County authorities say Patrice Clemente, a mother of four, was shot and killed by her husband, Ron Clemente.

The shootings took place inside the Mays Landing veterinary clinic where Patrice Clemente worked. Co-workers said she had told them her husband had threatened to kill her, but Clemente did not contact police about the threats...

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Man Kills Wife, Self Inside N.J. Vet Clinic

Atlantic County investigators said a man fatally shot his wife before turning the gun on himself inside a Mays Landing veterinary clinic Thursday.

The shooting happened at about 10 a.m. Thursday at the All Paws Veterinary Clinic on Central Avenue.

According to police, Patrice Clemente was killed by her soon-to-be estranged husband Ron Clemente.

Clinic employees say Ron Clemente walked into the building with a gun and shot Patrice, who was working at the front desk. Ron Clemente then turned the gun on himself...

Boyfriend charged in Olympic High cheerleader's death

Some call it a "secretive topic," a prevalent problem among young people that, this time, may have cost an Olympic High School cheerleader her life.

Police say Charney Watt, 18, died in a shooting Sunday in north Charlotte. Boyfriend Gary Lavon Daniels, 18, faces a murder charge...


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Hercules man charged with murder in wife's death

A Hercules man suspected of bludgeoning his wife with a dumbbell has been charged with murder.

Norman McGinnis, 56, on Monday also was charged with using a deadly weapon in connection with the death of Wyander Ricketts, according to court records.

A relative found Ricketts, 43, dead inside the couple's Ivy Bay Court home on March 5. Police said they had been called to the house before on reports of domestic violence...

Woman seriously injured in alleged domestic violence

Takoma Park woman remains in critical condition at a Baltimore hospital, and a man has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and sexual assault after a domestic dispute Sunday in the 600 block of Houston Avenue.

Harvey Scott Jr., 46, of Takoma Park has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, first- and-second-degree sexual assault and first- and-second-degree assault in connection with the incident, according to police and court case filings.

The victim admitted herself to Washington Adventist Hospital on Saturday after fleeing the Houston Avenue apartment, where police allege Scott had assaulted her from late Friday into early Saturday. Police say Scott and the victim were in a relationship with one another but are unclear of the details, said police spokeswoman Catherine Plevy...

John Kratochvil Charged With Wife's Murder

A man has been charged with homicide in the murder of his wife, whose body was found by her mother.

Police said Jon Kratochvil admitted that he killed his wife, Manisha, during an interview with investigators Wednesday.

Investigators showed up at the home on Sunnywood Drive on March 2 after her mother found Manisha's body in the master bedroom. She had apparently suffered trauma indicative of foul play...

Shiloh husband charged with wife's murder

A Shiloh husband who fled to Chicago after his wife was stabbed to death Monday has been charged with her murder.

Clarence Ashley, 37, was charged with one count of first-degree murder of his wife, Kymberly Ashley, said Shiloh Police during a press conference Wednesday afternoon. His bail was set at $2 million by Circuit Court Judge Milton Wharton.

Both husband and wife lived together at 528 Williamsburg, Apt. D in Shiloh with their child. The murder was the result of a domestic fight...

New details in murder-suicide released

The Collier County Sheriff's Office has released additional information in the deaths of two prominent Golden Gate Estates residents.

On March 7, deputies went to 355 Shady Hollow Boulevard to check on the welfare of Greg Nelson and Kristine Gabel.

While walking around the home as part of their investigation, deputies saw two people, who appeared to be dead, on the bed in the master bedroom...

Madison Police Investigate Murder-Suicide

Madison Police have released the names of the man and woman found dead inside their burned home on Tuesday evening. They have also released more information about the circumstances into the deaths.

Police say Michael Andrew Liska and Kathy Jean Liska both died in the home. Police have determine Michael Liska, 53, shot his wife in the head, and then set fire to the house before taking his own life.

Police gathered evidence in the home, and talked with acquaintances and family members of the Liskas. Police say there had been a history of domestic violence that had gone unreported to authorities...

Elderly couple found dead in Harvey after apparent murder-suicide

A 73-year-old man in Harvey shot his wife, killing her, before taking his own life, according to John Fortunato, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Police found Rodney Ory, 73, and his wife Rosalie Ory, 72, dead in their home with gunshot wounds to the head.

The couple’s daughter first found them around 8 p.m. Tuesday before calling police, Fortunato said, adding that it’s not yet clear how long the bodies had been in the home. ...

Fugitive kills wife, self in Flagstaff hotel

Police say a California fugitive wanted on child molestation charges killed his wife and turned the gun on himself in Flagstaff after spotting officers preparing to arrest him.

Police in Oceanside, Calif. say 52-year-old Andone Hairabedian was wanted on five counts of molesting a girl under 14.

Hairabedian and his wife fled their Oceanside home days after police served a warrant for him there. ...

Maryland teacher pleads guilty to murder

A middle school teacher from Cumberland has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his wife.

Thirty-eight-year-old Cory Yantz faces up to 30 years in prison at his sentencing, which hasn't been scheduled.

The sixth-grade social studies teacher from Washington Middle School was arrested in August after telling police he had found his wife Tonya dead in their home...

An Upham couple is dead after an apparent murder suicide.

Law Enforcement have little answers and they are carefully putting the pieces together for the sake of both families.

"A lot of people are hurt and we want to make sure we have the right answers," says Marv Sola.

McHenry County Sheriff Marv Sola says his office received the call on March 6 before midnight. Two people were found dead, Nolan Hett and Julia Lawless.

"From what I understand, He called a friend who called a mutual friend. They went out to check on them and then they were the ones who found them and called us," says Sola.

The couple lived in this farmhouse just outside of Upham. Authorities say the couple got in a fight after leaving a Granville bar last night. A friend of the couple called authorities after finding both Hett and Lawless dead at the rural Upham farmhouse...

Two dead in probable murder-suicide in Muskegon Township

Authorities were investigating what they said was a probable murder-suicide Saturday night that claimed the lives of a man and a woman inside a Muskegon Township home.

Police were not releasing the victims' names. Neighbors who knew the victims estimated the man was in his mid-40s and the woman in her mid-30s.

Police were called to a home at 332 S. Densmore around 8 p.m. by a person who reported gunshots fired inside the home.

Officers called in the Muskegon County Emergency Response Team -- the county's equivalent of a SWAT team -- because they weren't sure of the situation in the house.

Police said they thought there might have been a person barricaded in the home with a gun and a hostage...

Clarksville police: Man charged with murder after wife found dead in his vehicle

Police in Clarksville have charged a man after his wife was found dead in his vehicle during a traffic stop.

Twenty-eight-year-old Khaleefa Lambert was charged with first-degree murder Saturday in the death of his 18-year-old wife Ashley Cecelia Barnes-Lambert.

The woman was found dead in Khaleefa Lambert's Mercury Mariner on Saturday after a state trooper pulled him over on Interstate 24...

Police Hunt Gunman in Slaying of 4 Kids

Police were searching early Friday for a man suspected in the slayings of four children and his wife in what authorities were calling one of the city's most horrific shootings in years.

The children, aged 3 to 14, were found Thursday night in various rooms of a two-family home on Cleveland's west side, police said. A fifth child was wounded and being treated at MetroHealth Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Susan Christopher told The Plain Dealer.

Authorities were searching for Davon Crawford, 33, police said. He is married to the adult victim, Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said...

Cambodia Arrests Suspected Pedophiles from US, France

Cambodian police have arrested an American and a French national on suspicion of molesting children. One organization that helped police catch the suspects worries that, despite increasing arrests, foreign pedophiles are still making Cambodia one of their prime destinations.

Cambodian authorities say the 64-year-old Frenchman was arrested after taking two Cambodian girls, aged 10 and 13, into his guesthouse room.

He was charged with "indecent acts" and could face up to three years in prison.

Separately, an American man charged with purchasing sex from two underage boys in northern Cambodia could be jailed for up to 15 years...

Pedophiles find Ukraine a good place to roam

Nobody knows the depth of the problem, but nation is seen as a hotbed of child pornography, sexual abuse.

Pedophiles roam where they can sexually abuse children with impunity. Unfortunately, Ukraine – with its lax law enforcement, shaky economy and endemic corruption – may provide just the haven they seek.

“It’s very widespread,” said Walid Harfouch, publisher of Kyiv’s Paparazzi magazine and a leading socialite.

The depth of the problem, however, is hard to gauge. From time to time, stories emerge that hint at a strong appetite among adults – including some members of the nation’s political elite -- for sex with children...

New sentencing deal in Mt. Vernon sex-abuse case; New Rochelle man going to prison

A judge today withdrew his promise to send a Level 3 sex offender to the county jail for groping a Mount Vernon Public Library employee last fall, and will sentence him to state prison on Monday.

Westchester County Judge Jeffrey A. Cohen said 31-year-old Christopher Welch's lengthy rap sheet deserved a prison sentence for his guilty plea to forcible touching as a felony.

Welch, who is from New Rochelle, has 22 prior criminal convictions for misdemeanors. They include sexual abuse and seven counts of public lewdness...

Suspect Arrested For Sexual Abuse

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Family Crimes Division have arrested and charged Robert Eugene Felton, Jr., age 60, of the 11300 block of Classical Lane in Silver Spring, with one count of sexual abuse of a minor and one count of third-degree sexual offense that occurred in the suspect’s home in Silver Spring.

On February 2, 2009, detectives began an investigation into an allegation that approximately three years ago, when the female victim was 9 years old, the suspect engaged in sexual contact with her while she was attending an after-school tutoring program being administered out of the suspect’s residence. Family members hired the suspect’s wife and her organization, ”The Certified Learning Centers, Inc.,” to assist the victim in one-on-one supplemental educational assistance...

Coach in abuse case has rape conviction

A youth basketball coach currently facing sexual abuse charges in Clackamas County, Ore., has a rape conviction in his past, records show.

The (Portland) Oregonian said Tuesday 1974 records show youth basketball coach Howard Avery was convicted on rape charges when he was 17. Details of the conviction were not available in the documents.

Avery's trial on sex abuse charges involving a 17-year-old girl is scheduled to begin April 17...

Kovacich found guilty of wife’s murder

After 26 years of speculation and doubt, the verdict finally is in — Paul Kovacich was found guilty of murder with the use of a firearm in the Sept. 8, 1982 death and disappearance of his wife, Janet Kovacich.

Kovacich has spent the last four months in a Roseville courtroom. The jury came back with the guilty verdict Tuesday afternoon after deliberating for three days.

In closing arguments last week, Placer County prosecutor Dave Tellman painted a picture of Kovacich as abusive and controlling. Kovacich’s attorney, John Spurling, characterized Janet Kovacich as a “troubled young woman” who sought to paint her husband in an unflattering light...

Man 'murdered wife, then listed ways to dump body'

A businessman murdered his wife after she filed for divorce and then drew up a list of ways to dispose of her body, a court was told yesterday.

Martin Hale, 51, murdered his wife Maureen, 42, after a row at their home in Surrey nearly 10 years ago, a jury was told. After killing her on 22 June 1999, Mr Hale borrowed a shovel and a car from a work colleague and also offered another friend, who ran a pet cemetery, £20,000 to hire the incinerator, it is alleged.

When police searched Mr Hale, who claims that his wife simply walked out of their home in Thames Ditton never to be seen again, they found a letter in his briefcase with a list, numbered from one to four, which read: "At sea, by fire, by acid, landsite," Kingston Crown Court was told...

Closing arguments start in Grant murder case

Sex, religious visions and a murder charge: It's no wonder all three major national TV networks are following the bizarre case of Douglas Grant.

Grant, a former dietician for the Phoenix Suns, is charged with first-degree murder, accused of drugging his wife, Faylene, and drowning her in the bathtub of their Gilbert home in September 2001.

On Tuesday, Deputy County Attorney Juan Martinez began his closing arguments in the four-month trial.

By all accounts, Faylene was devoted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, from which Grant had been excommunicated for having extramarital affairs. They divorced in 2000, and Grant pursued two women before reconciling with Faylene...

Victorville father allegedly attacks family with box cutter

A Victorville father who police said was under the influence of drugs and alcohol was arrested early this morning after he used a box cutter to threaten his girlfriend and injure his three young children.

Esteban Saracho, 29, nearly severed one of his children's fingers in the attack and left them with "several lacerations to their face, head or neck and their hands," according to a statement from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff's deputies were called to the Red Roof Inn in the 13400 block of Mariposa Road about 1:40 a.m. today. They said Saracho had chased his girlfriend out of their hotel room and threatened her when she hid behind another couple.

When a man from another room emerged with a rifle to apparently stop the argument, Saracho locked himself in his room with his three children -- a 5-year-old, 3-year-old and 7-month-old, the sheriff's department said...

Man Who Murdered Wife Decades Ago Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

In 1987, Richard Wiley was sentenced to 30 years in prison for stabbing his 25-year-old wife to death. He served 15 years, and was released in 2000, apparently remarrying around that time.

Yesterday, his body, his current wife's body and her 17-year-old son's body were found in the parsonage of a church in an upscale Chicago suburb, where his wife worked as office coordinator. Although an investigation has not yet been completed, it seems clear that Wiley shot his wife and stepson to death before shooting himself to death, according to the Sun-Times.

Wiley, 54, had unsuccessfully asserted an insanity defense based on his "intermittent explosive disorder" at trial for the murder of his previous wife, the newspaper writes...

Serial abuser gets 50 years to life for slaying

An El Sobrante man who had a history of terrorizing his former girlfriend was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison Monday for strangling her and stuffing her body in the trunk of his car.

Scott McAlpin, 28, subjected his girlfriend, 22-year-old Anastasia Melnitchenko of San Francisco, to an abusive relationship before killing her Oct. 22, 2005, authorities said. He had been served with nine restraining orders for beating and threatening her before the slaying.

McAlpin beat and strangled Melnitchenko four days after his most recent release from jail for abusing her and within hours of taking her to eat at a restaurant in Pinole...

Man strangles girlfriend to death with bra

A missing Orlando woman was found dead in her apartment early Sunday, the victim of an apparent homicide.

Orlando police were tipped off Saturday that Lolitta L. Flores, 49, may have been killed by her boyfriend, Abdullah A. Khalig, on Feb. 22, reports show. The two had a long history of domestic violence.

Police were notified of the possible murder Feb. 28, when a man told them Khalig confided in him that he had killed Flores by strangling her with a bra...

Oakland man who killed wife in church parking lot gets 35-to-life prison sentence

The first time Matthew McCall killed someone, almost 20 years ago, he was convicted of manslaughter and received one year in prison.

But for McCall's second killing, conducted in a church parking lot as dozens of parishioners were headed to Sunday service, the 43-year-old may spend the rest of his life behind bars.

McCall, who pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder in the slaying of his estranged wife, Tanya McCall, was sentenced Friday to 35 years-to-life in prison, a punishment that, at the very least, makes him eligible for parole when he is 78 years old...

$750,000 bail set for man charged in wife's shooting

A Fair Haven Township man accused of killing his wife has been ordered held in lieu of $750,000 bail.

Dale Morris Nyren, 70, is charged with intentional second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Sharon Nyren. Dale Nyren is accused of shooting her in the head and knee Tuesday afternoon in their home on Bayberry Road.

Stearns County District Court Judge Kris Davick-Halfen on Thursday ordered Dale Nyren held on $750,000 unconditional bail or $500,000 with conditions...

Heights man charged with murder of wife

Charges were filed Wednesday against 54-year-old Michael Allen Miller, a Dearborn Heights resident accused of shooting and killing his 34-year-old wife in front of their teenage son while preparing for target practice on Nov. 22.

Accord-ing to police, Miller claimed the .45-caliber pistol went off after he removed the clip. It fired a bullet straight into his wife's chest inside the couple's home on Powers, north of Van Born Road.

The victim was transported to Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, where she was pronounced dead. Her husband claimed the shooting was an accident, but Detective Sgt. James Serwatowski said investigators didn't buy it...

W.Va. man gets 30 years in ex-wife's murder

A Huntington man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing his ex-wife, whose body was found inside a trash can.

Sixty-two-year-old Wayne Burton Brown pleaded guilty Friday in Cabell County Circuit Court to second-degree murder in the November 2007 shooting of Mary Joe Brown. Wayne Brown entered a Kennedy plea, in which the defendant doesn't admit guilt...

Man Pleads Guilty to Murder, Avoids Death Penalty

A Berks County man has avoided the death penalty by pleading guilty to first degree murder for strangling his wife. Joseph Kramer will now spend the rest of his life in prison. Authorities say Kramer strangled his wife Amy inside her house in Pottstown, Montgomery County in October...

Man Shoots Girlfriend In Back At Least 5 Times, Police Say

Police said a man told them he shot his girlfriend in the back because he was mad at her on Sunday.

Dwayne Grant, 29, was charged with first-degree murder.

Family members said Grant shot his girlfriend five or six times in the back at unit 2355 in the Huntington on the Green condominiums.

Randy Bowles said his niece, 28-year-old Rahmisha Oliver, had a 3-month-old child. Bowles said he was only feet away from Oliver when she was shot...

Albertville man charged in wife's shooting death at Guntersville carwash

Guntersville Police today charged Jessie Livell Phillips, 29, of Albertville with murder in the shooting death of his wife, Erica.

Phillips is being held without bond in the Marshall County Jail here.

He is accused of shooting his wife in the head at the Lakeside Carwash in the Warrenton community Friday afternoon. She died early the next day at Huntsville Hospital...

Capital murder charged

An Albertville man has been charged with capital murder in the shooting deaths of his wife and her unborn child.

Judge Liles Burke denied bond to Jessie Livell Phillips, 29, of 1000 Baltimore Ave., Apartment 36, whom authorities say admitted to the shooting at a Guntersville car wash Friday afternoon.

In what is said to have been a domestic issue, Phillips allegedly shot Erica Phillips, 23, in the head with a pistol while she was parked at the Lakeside Car Wash on Alabama 69 in Guntersville.

The shooting is said to have taken place in front of her two young children and her younger brother at the carwash.

Phillips allegedly fled the scene in a black sport utility vehicle belonging to his stepmother.

A short time later, the SUV was spotted on Sand Mountain Drive in Albertville.

As an unmarked Albertville police unit approached Phillips, he reportedly pulled the SUV over to a parking space alongside the Albertville police station and surrendered, without

Man arrested for murder of girlfriend

A 24-year-old man was arrested in De Rust in connection with the murder of his girlfriend, said Western Cape police on Sunday.

Police spokesman Captain Malcolm Pojie said the man apparently took his girlfriend, also 24, to a church premises around 2am on Saturday.

They had an argument during which the man allegedly hit the woman across the face, causing her to lose consciousness. Pojie said the man then apparently took two stones, threw them at her, hitting her on the head and neck and kicked her several times...

Man faces 55 counts of assault, abuse

A Sandwich man has been charged with 19 counts of felony criminal sexual assault and 36 counts of felony aggravated criminal sexual abuse after a three-month-long Oswego Police Department investigation involving the suspect's relationship with a minor.

Bryan E. Kerber, 27, of the 200 block of South Wells, Sandwich, has been under investigation since December, when police were alerted by a concerned employee at a business on Orchard Road who believed that Kerber, a manager, was having an inappropriate relationship with the minor, also an employee...

Man Convicted on 48 Sex Abuse Counts; Sentencing Thursday

Sentencing is set for Thursday for a Mason County man found guilty on multiple charges of sexual abuse.

A jury found 49-year-old Dennis Knopp of Leon guilty Friday evening after a three-day trial.

Knopp was charged with 64 counts of sexual abuse against three minor females. He was convicted on 48 of those counts. The victims are are Knopp's two biological daughters and his stepdaughter...

Ex-officers go on trial in rape case

Two former Iowa police officers go on trial Tuesday on charges of second-degree sexual abuse.

Former Creston Police Chief James Christensen, 41, and former Assistant Chief John Sickels, 39, are accused in the alleged rape of an employee at the local country club last year.

The trial begins at 9 a.m. at the Woodbury County Courthouse in Sioux City. Proceedings were moved from Union County at the defendants' request.

Sickels is accused of raping a bartender of the Crestmoor Golf Club at about 2 a.m. on April 18, 2008. The bartender said the rape occurred when only she, Sickels and Christensen were in the bar, according to an affidavit filed by an investigator for the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation...

Man murdered make-up artist wife

David Chenery-Wickens, 52, of Duddleswell, had denied the murder of Diane, 48, and dumping her body after she vanished in January 2008.

He told Lewes Crown Court she had planned to disappear to escape financial and work worries.

Chenery-Wickens was told he would serve a minimum of 18 years in jail.

The TV make-up artist's decomposed body was found off Worth Lane, Little Horsted, near Uckfield, last May...

HSBC boss in court over wife's murder

AN HSBC boss appeared in court last week charged with the murder of his wife at their suburban home.

Neil Ellerbeck, 45, of Canford Close, Enfield, appeared at the Old Bailey on Monday, February 23, and will return on August 10 for a two-week trial.

He is charged with strangling to death his wife of 14 years, Katherine, 46, on November 14 last year.

Ellerbeck was arrested at the scene and later charged with the murder.

Mrs Ellerbeck was pronounced dead at 12.10pm and a post mortem at Hornsey Mortuary on Saturday gave cause of death as asphyxiation and manual compression of the neck...

Victims of murder-suicide identified

Authorities have identified the victims in a murder-suicide in Longview, Texas. Police believe 62 year old Ronald Smart killed his 54 year old wife Gene and their 32 year old son Byron before taking his own life. A neighbor called authorities on Saturday after seeing the bodies of two of the victims through a window...

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