Killeen man charged with murder in slaying of Fort Hood soldier
AUSTIN, Texas — Harker Heights police on Thursday said a 28-year-old Killeen man was charged with murder this week for the May slaying of U.S. Army Pfc. Brandon Rosecrans of Fort Hood.Authorities have accused Brandon Michael Olivares of shooting the 27-year-old soldier to death in Harker Heights on May 18, authorities told The Killeen Daily Herald.Thomas Berg, Rosecrans’ father, said he received the news after a memorial service for his son at Fort Hood on Thursday.“This is not over,” Berg said. “It is a victory, but at the same time this is just a piece of news until we can put this all toget...
Natasha Trethewey took years to write 'Memorial Drive,' about the murder of her mother
CHICAGO — As Natasha Trethewey began to garner acclaim for her poetry — notably winning the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for her collection “Native Guard” — news reports often mentioned the murder of her mother, Gwendolyn Ann Turnbough. Trethewey, who was 19 when her former step-father shot her mother to death after years of abuse, never intended to write about this devastating event. But she has written two volumes centered on it — the 2018 poetry collection “Monument” and now her latest, a memoir, “Memorial Drive.”In only 200 pages, “Memorial Drive” distills her family history as it intersects with t...
Suspects in murder of 3-year-old Alabama girl hit with federal kidnapping charges
The man and woman already charged with murdering a 3-year-old Alabama girl last year were indicted Wednesday on federal kidnapping charges.Patrick Stallworth, 40, and Derick Irisha Brown, 29, are charged with kidnapping Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney from a party in Birmingham, Alabama, in October 2019, the Justice Department announced in a news release.Kamille’s body was found 10 days after she disappeared, and Stallworth and Brown were charged with murder days later.If convicted of the murder and the kidnapping, Stallworth and Brown face minimum sentences of life in prison, according to the Just...
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Record 212 environmental activists murdered in 2019: NGO
Paris (AFP) - At least 212 environmental campaigners worldwide were murdered in 2019, making last year the deadliest on record for frontline activists battling the destruction of Nature, watchdog group Global Witness reported Wednesday.Colombia and the Philippines combined accounted for just over half of the confirmed deaths -- 64 and 43, respectively -- followed by Brazil, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala.The real number is likely higher due to unreported or misrepresented cases, especially in Africa, the NGO said in its annual review.About 40 percent of victims were indigenous people, and ove...
TRINIDAD-COURT-Ten men to stand trial for murder of senior attorney and former legislator
More than six years after she was gunned down as she made her way home from a casino, 10 men have been committed to stand trial for the murder of senior counsel and former independent legislator, Dana Seetahal.“The court having considered all of the evidence on behalf of the prosecution and the accused, it finds that there is sufficient evidence… prima facie in relation to the offence for each of the accused,” she said, then proceeded to read out the committal orders for each man,” said Senior Magistrate Indrani Cedeno on Thursday at the end the preliminary inquiry that began in 2015.Dana Seet...
Four Charged In Robbery And Murder Of Rapper Pop Smoke
Four people have been charged with the murder of popular rapper Pop Smoke. The 20-year-old musician was shot and killed in a Hollywood Hills home that he was staying at in California on February 19. Corey Walker, 19, and Keandre Rodgers, 18, were charged with robbery and murder along with two teenagers ages 15 and 17, whose names were not revealed due to their age. Originally, three adults were arrested in relation to the shooting, but the third adult has yet to be charged. Both Walker and Rodgers could face life in prison without chance of being released if they are convicted. Prosecutors sta...
I was in prison for murder. Do you think differently of me? | Opinion
By Derrick HamiltonIn 1992, at the age of 28, I was accused of murdering a man and was sent to prison for that murder. Do you still want to keep reading? Do you think differently of me?I was freed in November 2015 when the single witness who testified against me — the victim’s girlfriend — was found to be “unreliable, untruthful and incredible.” It turned out she had been coerced by Louis Scarcella, an acclaimed New York City homicide detective, whose 50 murder convictions were called into question when his sketchy investigatory tactics were revealed by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Convict...
German court convicts former Nazi guard, 93, of accessory to murder
A 93-year-old man who worked as a guard at a Nazi concentration camp during his late teens has been handed a two-year suspended sentence for acting as an accessory to murder.The defendant had been posted to the Stutthof camp, near the city of Gdansk, in 1944, at the age of 17, after he was found to be unfit for the frontline on health grounds. He worked as an SS guard in a watch tower.The man was found guilty by a court in Hamburg on Thursday of acting as an accessory to murder on 5,232 counts and as an accessory to attempted murder on one count.The trial took place at a juvenile court due to ...
Men's rights lawyer who killed judge's son suspected of other murder
New York (AFP) - An anti-feminist lawyer suspected of killing the son of a US federal judge before taking his own life is believed to have been involved in the murder of a rival men's rights activist, the FBI said Wednesday.Roy Den Hollander attacked the New Jersey home of Judge Esther Salas on Sunday, shooting dead her 20-year-old son and wounding her husband -- criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor Mark Anderl.The body of 72-year-old Hollander, who filed numerous lawsuits targeting women in recent years, was found in New York state on Monday morning. He had apparently shot himself....
Since George Floyd's murder, black Barbadians are becoming more openly vocal about racism
Protestors attend a solidarity march in Bridgetown, Barbados, on June 13, 2020, supporting the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States and opposing racism and police brutality in Barbados. Photo courtesy Bazodee Magazine, used with permission.The killing of yet another African-American man, George Floyd, at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota has triggered intense backlash worldwide.Far beyond America, protests exploded with the voices of those who had finally had enough, including the citizens of Barbados — an island still struggling with stark racial dispar...