Northern Minnesota hunter shoots, kills another hunter after mistaking him for deer
MINNEAPOLIS — A hunter fired at what he thought was a deer in northern Minnesota and killed another hunter who was not wearing blaze orange or other high-visibility clothing, authorities said Monday.The shooting involving the two men who were not hunting together occurred as dusk settled Wednesday near Puposky, the Beltrami County Sheriff’s said.The Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Lukas R. Dudley, 28, of Bemidji.Dudley had been arrested and charged in early October with second-degree assault in connection with shooting numerous times at law enforcement officers during a standoff near...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Carjacking victim shoots, kills 14-year-old suspect in Missouri
JENNINGS, Mo. — A 14-year-old boy suspected in an attempted carjacking has died after being shot by the car’s owner, police said Monday.The boy was identified as Damaurio Thomas of Lexington Avenue in St. Louis.The attempted robbery occurred in the parking lot of a gas station on Lewis and Clark Boulevard in Jennings. Police were notified about 3:45 p.m. Sunday and found the car’s owner and Thomas near Jennings Station Road and Lewis and Clark Boulevard.The 53-year-old man who fired the fatal shot was taken into custody by police and is cooperating with investigators, St. Louis County police S...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
First guilty plea in massive Aryan Brotherhood case entered in court in Sacramento
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — One of the defendants in a massive murder and drug smuggling case involving the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang pleaded guilty Monday in Sacramento federal court, a signal that prosecutors may have gained a potential source of information as they pursue the case.Samuel Keeton, 41, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to a count of conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and heroin.Keeton had been held without bail at the Sacramento County Main Jail since June 2019 facing charges of conspirac...
The Sacramento Bee
Commentary: Violent death of rapper King Von reminds us how people across the country are dancing to the music of revenge and murder in Chicago
I was supposed to talk with Chicago-born rapper Dayvon Bennett, aka King Von, but never got the chance before he was gunned down on Nov. 6 outside an Atlanta nightclub.It’s not every day that a reporter with a background in both crime and pop culture gets a chance to interview someone seen as both a fast-rising hometown rap star and a coldblooded killer. His music had hit the Billboard Hot 200 before his death, but several of his singles, including “Take Her to the O,” hit the Hot 100 posthumously.I wanted to hear from Bennett’s own lips whether he felt he could escape his hard upbringing and ...
Georgia hot car death case featured in documentary ahead of motion for new trial
ATLANTA — When they got the news that would change their lives forever, Evelyn Harris didn’t say a word. Her husband, Reggie, wailed in agony. She stayed quiet.“My husband fell to his knees and I was catatonic,” said Evelyn Harris, recalling the summer afternoon six years ago when she found out her grandson, Cooper, was dead and her son, Justin Ross Harris, was suspected of his murder. “I kept saying, ‘it’s not real. It’s not real.’ I didn’t even absorb it. It took awhile for me to come with grips that it was a reality.”In December 2016, Justin Ross Harris was sentenced to life in prison plus ...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Deadly shooting bumps Atlanta's homicide count to highest since 2003
ATLANTA — Atlanta recorded its 130th homicide Tuesday, making 2020 the deadliest year on record in nearly two decades with more than a month to go.City officials have struggled to curb the spike in violence this year, which surged over the summer with several high-profile deaths — including those of Rayshard Brooks and 8-year-old Secoriea Turner. Since then, Atlanta’s homicides have continued at a steady rate, with police investigating at least eight fatal shootings in November alone.Atlanta hasn’t seen homicide counts this high since 2003, when there were 148 killings across the city, records...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
New on DVD: Nostalgic picks for holiday gifts
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, nostalgia continues to be essential pop culture comfort food. Consider these DVD picks, all out Dec. 1, for anyone on your gift-giving list (or yourself).“Beverly Hills Cop”: 1984 comedy starring Eddie Murphy as a police officer avenging his best friend’s murder has been remastered in 4K.“Blade”: The 1998 action/horror film starring Wesley Snipes as a vampire hunter out to seek justice for his mother’s death is being rereleased with a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack.“Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection”: Collection includes 60 theatrical shorts and intervie...
Tribune News Service
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