Man in custody after San Jose church stabbing that killed 2, wounded 3
SAN JOSE, Calif. — In a shocking burst of violence that darkened the start of the holiday week, five people were stabbed — two fatally — at a downtown church Sunday as it welcomed homeless people inside for the night to escape the cold.The bloodshed at Grace Baptist Church across from San Jose State University left volunteers, visitors and church members shaken in what is typically a safe haven for nearly two dozen unhoused residents to find temporary shelter and a warm mattress on winter nights.“To be honest, I’m just shocked,” said Shaunn Cartwright, who volunteers with the homeless communit...
The Mercury News
New details in notorious 1990 'killer clown' case show why prosecutors are so sure who was under the wig
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — After South Florida’s killer clown slipped away three decades ago, witnesses told investigators the culprit wearing white makeup and an orange wig looked like a man.But finally it’s been revealed that evidence found in the getaway car — a strand of burgundy head hair with the root attached — is why authorities in 2017 unmasked the clown as a woman: Sheila Keen Warren.In court documents filed this month, Palm Beach County prosecutors gave new insights into how they intend to use DNA evidence and other findings to win a conviction in the 1990 murder of Marlene Warren.It’s...
Killings of young victims, many unsolved, form chilling pattern in Atlanta metro area
ATLANTA — A child is cut down in a drive-by shooting. A teenager on his bicycle is hit by a car and killed, but the driver leaves the scene. An 8-year-old girl in a car with her family is shot dead when armed protesters open fire on their vehicle.These are just a few stories from recent months across metro Atlanta that illustrate an unnerving pattern: fatal incidents involving young victims with no one to hold accountable.In the past week, two young victims have died in hit-and-run collisions.On Saturday morning, Decatur 16-year-old John William Poe was killed in a hit-and-run as he rode his b...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Judge cites possibility of 'fraud' in rejecting proposed Derek Chauvin divorce agreement
MINNEAPOLIS — A divorce settlement that would have given most of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s assets to his wife was rejected by a judge who cited the possibility of “fraud” for her decision.Kellie Chauvin filed for divorce on May 31, days after her husband was charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, leading some to speculate whether it was a divorce of convenience to protect their assets against lawsuits in civil court.Washington County District Judge Juanita Freeman wrote in her October ruling that judges can deny an uncontested agreement reach...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
'Murder on Middle Beach' director was 'willing to do whatever it takes' to probe mom's murder
Madison Hamburg has spent a decade wondering who killed his mom and why. But it wasn’t until he made a documentary about her that he got to know who she really was.With HBO’s four-part docuseries, “Murder on Middle Beach,” which premiered Sunday, the 29-year-old Connecticut director explores the life of his mother, Barbara Beach Hamburg, as well as the many theories surrounding her brutal murder on March 3, 2010.“I didn’t want the murder to define me. I wanted to define it,” Hamburg told the New York Daily News.“There’s no good way to say, ‘My mom was murdered 10 years ago,’” he said, adding t...
New York Daily News
Grand jury returns capital murder indictment in teen's 1974 killing in Fort Worth
FORT WORTH, Texas — A Tarrant County grand jury on Wednesday returned a capital murder indictment against a man accused of killing a 17-year-old girl in Fort Worth in 1974.Police in September arrested Glen McCurley, 77, in Carla Walker’s strangling death, and he was charged in a complaint with capital murder.McCurley has been jailed since his arrest. A Criminal District Court No. 1 judge on Oct. 14 raised his bond from $100,000 to $500,000.A DNA profile from semen collected from Walker’s bra matches McCurley, authorities allege, and Fort Worth police arrested him on Sept. 21. He is accused of ...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Fort Hood to name one of post's gates after slain Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen
AUSTIN, Texas — While murals in Austin and across the country pay tribute to slain U.S. Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen, Fort Hood officials have announced their own plans to honor the soldier at the post where she is believed to have been killed.Army officials invited Guillen’s family onto Fort Hood once again Tuesday, asking for their input on design concepts for a gate to be named after their beloved sister and daughter.“The gate we designated leads to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment area where Vanessa served,” a statement from Fort Hood officials said Tuesday. “The gate is accessed by thousands of sold...
2 infant boys found dead behind Bronx apartment building
NEW YORK — The bodies of two infant boys were found behind a Bronx building Monday afternoon, and police were investigating if their horrifying deaths were a homicide, cop sources said.The tiny babies were wrapped in paper when they were found after a 911 call Monday afternoon directed police to a large apartment building on College Avenue near East 171st Street.Cops at first thought one of the boys had a puncture wound, though a doctor will have to determine the nature of the wound, sources said. The other had a head injury and a blue string wrapped around his neck — though the string may hav...
New York Daily News
In outrage over Haiti student's killing, focus turns to artists, social media influencers
Haitian singer Rutshelle Guillame was performing earlier this month over the long All Saints/All Souls Day weekend in the provinces where news doesn’t always come in real time, and cellular signals can be fleeting, when upset fans and critics began bombarding her social media pages.When she finally arrived in Haiti’s capital, she learned the reason for their harsh attacks: Port-au-Prince high school student and kidnapped victim Evelyne Sincère was dead. Beaten and bruised, her lifeless body had been dumped on a heap of trash on the side of a road.And Rutshelle, the most followed Haitian artist...
Shooting suspect charged with murder in rapper King Von's death
ATLANTA — Atlanta police have charged a 22-year-old with murder in the fatal shooting of Chicago rapper King Von outside a downtown nightclub Friday morning.King Von, whose real name was Dayvon Bennett, was among six people shot when a fight outside the Monaco Hookah Lounge erupted in gunfire, police said. He was 26.On Saturday, investigators said they secured warrants charging Timothy Leeks with murder in Bennett’s death.“Mr. Leeks is in police custody at Grady Hospital where he is undergoing treatment for a gunshot wound,” Atlanta police spokeswoman Marla Jean Rooker told AJC.com. “The homic...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution