Monthly Archives: May 2017

Providence murder, dismemberment suspect ordered held without bail

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The young man accused of a gruesome murder returned to court Wednesday following a grand jury indictment.

David Deleon, 20, is accused of shooting and killing a man he knew, Dakota Gosselin, 21, back in November. Deleon is also accused of dismembering the body and setting the remains on fire to dispose of it in Lincoln.

Providence Police had been called to a Gordon Avenue address back on Nov. 20, 2016, to investigate reports of gunshots, and found a bloody crime scene, but no victim.

Later that day, firefighters came upon Gosselin’s remains while battling a brush fire on Lincoln Meadows Drive in Lincoln.

Dakota Gosselin’s body was found Nov. 20, 2016 in a vacant

Read more at: http://wpri.com/2017/05/31/providence-murder-dismemberment-suspect-ordered-held-without-bail/

New evidence has cast doubt over conviction of Michael Stone guilty of notorious Chillenden murders

Doubt has been cast over the conviction of Michael Stone, who was found guilty of the notorious Chillenden murders, which shocked the nation.

Stone has always denied the charges but was found guilty of the brutal murder of Lin Russell and her six-year-old daughter Megan nearly two decades ago.

He was also convicted of the attempted murder of Lin’s other daughter Josie, then-nine, who suffered horrendous head injuries in the same attack but miraculously survived.

The Tunbridge Wells-born heroin addict, who lived in Medway at the time of his arrest, has spent 19 years behind bars, serving three life sentences for their deaths, but has always maintained his innocence.

He was found guilty after several appeals on the basis of a damning statement by fellow murderer Damian Daley, but now fresh evidence has cast doubt over the reliability of Daley’s testimony.

Read more: New evidence has emerged in the Michael Stone Chillenden Murders case

Read more at: http://www.kentlive.news/bbc-documentary-casts-doubt-over-michael-stone-convicted-for-killing-lin-and-megan-russell-in-kent/story-30363480-detail/story.html

The Tragedy of Dakota James Murder and Overlooking Other Violent Epidemics

However, the relentless speculation by OTHER people about serial killers is a disservice to those struggling with real epidemics. Insisting that the coroner, the police, and the Mayor are covering up some key piece of information that will make sense of this senseless tragedy is not helpful to anyone, least of all the bereaved. I’ve been on the receiving end of a lot of insistence for months, mostly wild speculation based on facts that have nothing to do with one another. And that fierce determination that something is amiss overlooks what really is amiss.

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-tragedy-of-dakota-james-murder-and-overlooking_us_592dc662e4b047e77e4c3f04

Suspect killed woman in ‘random shooting’ – The Union

A 35-year-old Milledgeville man accused in the execution-style shooting death of a woman at a local store Tuesday afternoon had previously been arrested six times since 2002, The Union-Recorder has learned.

Two of the victim’s grandchildren, an 8-year-old third-grader at an elementary school in Baldwin County, and his 6-year-old sister, a first-grader at the same school, witnessed the tragedy, Baldwin County Sheriff Bill Massee said.

While family and friends continue mourning the loss of Rita “Faye” Heron, they will gather this afternoon (Saturday) to pay their final respects at her funeral. It is set for 4 p.m. in the chapel of Williams Funeral Home in Milledgeville. The Rev. Tim Thomas will officiate.

Family will greet friends and others at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until time for the service, and then immediately after the service.

An educational fund has been set up at Century Bank Trust in Milledgeville. A GoFundMe account has

Read more at: http://www.unionrecorder.com/news/suspect-killed-woman-in-random-shooting/article_2444e080-448b-11e7-a4b8-bff108cb08a0.html

Van Breda murder trial hears horrific evidence | The West Australian

Marli van Breda, the former Perth schoolgirl who survived a horrific family massacre, put up a big fight against the axe-wielding culprit, judging by the defensive wounds she suffered, a pathologist told a South African court.

Harrowing evidence emerged this week in the Western Cape High Court, including that it likely took nearly three hours for Marli’s oldest brother Rudi van Breda to succumb to his massive injuries.

Their other sibling, Henri van Breda, is standing trial, after pleading not guilty to murdering their parents Martin, 54, and Teresa, 55 and his 22-year-old brother Rudi as well as attempting to murder then-16-year-old Marli in the family’s home in the exclusive De Zalze estate in Stellenbosch in January 2015.

Forensic pathologist Dr Daphne Anthony said Marli had suffered multiple defensive wounds on her hands and

Read more at: https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/van-breda-murder-trial-hears-horrific-evidence-ng-b88489270z

Van Breda murder trial hears horrific evidence

Marli van Breda, the former Perth schoolgirl who survived a horrific family massacre, put up a big fight against the axe-wielding culprit, judging by the defensive wounds she suffered, a pathologist told a South African court.

Harrowing evidence emerged this week in the Western Cape High Court, including that it likely took nearly three hours for Marli’s oldest brother Rudi van Breda to succumb to his massive injuries.

Their other sibling, Henri van Breda, is standing trial, after pleading not guilty to murdering their parents Martin, 54, and Teresa, 55 and his 22-year-old brother Rudi as well as attempting to murder then-16-year-old Marli in the family’s home in the exclusive De Zalze estate in Stellenbosch in January 2015.

Forensic pathologist Dr Daphne Anthony said Marli had suffered multiple defensive wounds on her hands and

Read more at: https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/van-breda-murder-trial-hears-horrific-evidence-ng-b88489270z

Jury issues indictment for man accused of murder, burning body in Lincoln field

PROVIDENCE – On Wednesday, a Providence grand jury issued an indictment against a man accused of murder, dismembering the body and setting the remains on fire in a Lincoln field.

David DeLeon was charged with the murder of Dakota Gosselin last year, after Gosselin’s body was found Nov. 20, 2016, in a field along Lincoln Meadows Drive.

DeLeon’s indictment includes the following charges:

• One count of murder
• Mutilation of a human body
• Discharge of a firearm while committing a crime of violence
• Failure to report a death
• Possession of a firearm without a license
• Possession with intent to deliver marijuana
• Possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance

As reported previously by The Breeze, Gosselin’s body was found in a brushfire along Lincoln Meadows Drive by firefighters, and the medical examiner’s office later determined Gosselin died of a gunshot wound to the head.

He

Read more at: http://www.valleybreeze.com/2017-05-25/cumberland-lincoln-area/jury-issues-indictment-man-accused-murder-burning-body-lincoln