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Governor awards $750k in grants to help crime victims in the Wiregrass

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Governor’s Office) — Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded two grants totaling $750,720 to support two nonprofit groups that help victims of crime in the Wiregrass area.

A $560,000 grant to the House of Ruth will help victims of domestic violence, and a $190,720 grant to Wiregrass Angel House will help robbery victims and families who have lost someone to homicide. Both nonprofit organizations are based in Dothan.

“Victims of these terrible crimes, along with their family members, have access to help 24 hours a day through the efforts of House of Ruth and Wiregrass Angel House,” Ivey said. “I commend the staffs of these organizations for the work they do to support and care for Wiregrass residents in need.”

The House of Ruth offers a 24-hour crisis line, counseling, court advocacy, safety planning, hospital accompaniment, community outreach and other services to help domestic violence victims in Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Covington,

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Entrepreneurship Offers New Career Opportunities—But Not For The Faint Of Heart!

LS-K: Like many small business owners, I definitely faced my fair share of hurdles when I launched Spaulding Decon. It was extremely difficult for me to find a bank that would give me a loan for my business. When no one would give me a business loan, I got creative and asked for a home repair loan to get my windows fixed. My windows didn’t get fixed, but I was able to use this money to launch Spaulding Decon. Like any new business, I could not expect returns for the first few years. Without an additional source of income, and even a permanent place to live, I put everything that I had into it. However my efforts paid off, Spaulding Decon has doubled its sales figures each year since 2006.

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Can bloody dioramas show how to investigate a murder? These forensic experts say yes.


Former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O’Toole examines the crime scene “Three-Room Dwelling,” a diorama depicting an apparent triple homicide, as part of the Renwick Gallery’s “Murder Is Her Hobby” exhibit. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)

The three forensic experts slowly, carefully examined the horrific crime scene. Three bloody bodies: A woman lying in bed, apparently shot to death; her husband face down on the floor next to the other side of the bed with a large crimson stain on the bed; and in an adjacent room, a baby in a crib, also apparently shot to death. If it were real, it would be too gruesome to look at for long, even for these three crime scene veterans.

In 1937, it was real. Somewhere in New England, the Judson family was found dead in their quaint home, three bottles of milk sitting outside the

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2017/11/17/can-bloody-dioramas-show-how-to-investigate-a-murder-these-forensic-experts-say-yes/

Court views video of father pointing out Angel’s alleged killers | IOL …

Port Elizabeth – A video made of Aaliyah “Angel” Tee’s father Edmund was aired in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Thursday where he is seen pointing out the two men charged with killing his 12-year-old daughter in cold blood.

Warrant Officer Lambertus Blok was tasked to conduct an identity parade and visited a hospital where Edmund had been admitted shortly after the shooting at his family home.

According to the State, Angel was murdered in June last year when gunmen, posing as cops, forced down the back door of the family’s Barberry Street home in Bethelsdorp. 

Nealon Redhouse, 18, and Deon Harmse, 24, are charged with murder and the attempted murder of Angel’s mother Candice and father, Edmund, who was wounded in the attack. 

The video played in court showed Blom visiting Edmund where he laid injured in a hospital bed. 

Blom said he had shown Edmund a total of 18 photographs.


Read more at: https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/eastern-cape/court-views-video-of-father-pointing-out-angels-alleged-killers-12037352

Court views video of father pointing out Angel’s alleged killers

Port Elizabeth – A video made of Aaliyah “Angel” Tee’s father Edmund was aired in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Thursday where he is seen pointing out the two men charged with killing his 12-year-old daughter in cold blood.

Warrant Officer Lambertus Blok was tasked to conduct an identity parade and visited a hospital where Edmund had been admitted shortly after the shooting at his family home.

According to the State, Angel was murdered in June last year when gunmen, posing as cops, forced down the back door of the family’s Barberry Street home in Bethelsdorp. 

Nealon Redhouse, 18, and Deon Harmse, 24, are charged with murder and the attempted murder of Angel’s mother Candice and father, Edmund, who was wounded in the attack. 

The video played in court showed Blom visiting Edmund where he laid injured in a hospital bed. 

Blom said he had shown Edmund a total of 18 photographs.


Read more at: https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/eastern-cape/court-views-video-of-father-pointing-out-angels-alleged-killers-12037352

WATCH: PE court shown video of father pointing out alleged killers …

PORT ELIZABETH – A video made of slain Aaliyah “Angel” Tee’s father Edmund was aired in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Thursday where he is seen pointing out the two men charged with killing his 12-year-old daughter in cold blood.

Warrant Officer Lombertus Blok was tasked to conduct an identity parade and visited a hospital where Edmund had been admitted shortly after the shooting at his family home.

According to the State, Angel was murdered in June last year when gunmen, posing as cops, forced down the back door of the family’s Barberry Street home in Bethelsdorp. 

Nealon Redhouse, 18, and Deon Harmse, 24, are charged with murder and the attempted murder of Angel’s mother Candice and father, Edmund, who was wounded in the attack. 

The video played in court showed Blom visiting Edmund where he laid injured in a hospital bed. 

WATCH: PE court shown video of father pointing out alleged killers of daughter

PORT ELIZABETH – A video made of slain Aaliyah “Angel” Tee’s father Edmund was aired in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Thursday where he is seen pointing out the two men charged with killing his 12-year-old daughter in cold blood.

Warrant Officer Lombertus Blok was tasked to conduct an identity parade and visited a hospital where Edmund had been admitted shortly after the shooting at his family home.

According to the State, Angel was murdered in June last year when gunmen, posing as cops, forced down the back door of the family’s Barberry Street home in Bethelsdorp. 

Nealon Redhouse, 18, and Deon Harmse, 24, are charged with murder and the attempted murder of Angel’s mother Candice and father, Edmund, who was wounded in the attack. 

The video played in court showed Blom visiting Edmund where he laid injured in a hospital bed. 

Prosecutors won’t seek death penalty in drug-deal killing of Huntsville teen

Prosecutors don’t plan to seek the death penalty if Huntsville capital murder suspect Terrance Rodgers is convicted of killing a 20-year-old during a drug deal.

Terrance Rodgers 

Rodgers is a Huntsville 18-year-old who admitted during recorded Madison County Jail phone calls that he killed Antonio Melson, according to police. Rodgers was arrested following the July 11 drug-deal killing of 20-year-old Melson.

Madison County Assistant District Attorney Bill Starnes said he met with Melson’s family members before deciding not to seek the death penalty.

“Among many other items, we discussed the penalties which might apply in a case of this nature and the thoughts of those present concerning that question,” Starnes wrote in court records. “In light of conversations…the state will not be seeking the death penalty.”

Starnes filed the notice in response to a request from defense attorneys Jake Watson and Shay Golden. The document

Read more at: http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index.ssf/2017/11/antonio_melson_terrance_rodger_1.html

No bail for Revere husband accused of brutally murdering beloved …

BOSTON (WHDH) – A Revere man accused of brutally murdering his wife, a beloved school teacher in Lynn, was ordered Tuesday held behind bars without bail at his arraignment in Boston’s Suffolk Superior Court.

Andrew MacCormack, 29, pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder in the death of his wife Vanessa MacCormack, 30. Family members and loved ones packed the courthouse on behalf of Vanessa as prosecutors detailed the motivation behind the alleged killing.

“It followed increasing conflict in the marriage. Externally, to most people, things looked good. They had a nice house, a baby daughter and they both had steady work,” prosecutor Ian Polumbaum said.

Vanessa was found dead on a Saturday afternoon in September inside the couple’s home on Grand View Avenue in Revere. Prosecutors said Vanessa had been strangled, stabbed several times and suffocated with a trash bag.

“The medical examiner’s opinion was that a combination of all these different

Read more at: http://whdh.com/news/no-bail-for-revere-man-accused-of-brutally-murdering-beloved-school-teacher/

No bail for Revere husband accused of brutally murdering beloved school teacher

BOSTON (WHDH) – A Revere man accused of brutally murdering his wife, a beloved school teacher in Lynn, was ordered Tuesday held behind bars without bail at his arraignment in Boston’s Suffolk Superior Court.

Andrew MacCormack, 29, pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder in the death of his wife Vanessa MacCormack, 30. Family members and loved ones packed the courthouse on behalf of Vanessa as prosecutors detailed the motivation behind the alleged killing.

“It followed increasing conflict in the marriage. Externally, to most people, things looked good. They had a nice house, a baby daughter and they both had steady work,” prosecutor Ian Polumbaum said.

Vanessa was found dead on a Saturday afternoon in September inside the couple’s home on Grand View Avenue in Revere. Prosecutors said Vanessa had been strangled, stabbed several times and suffocated with a trash bag.

“The medical examiner’s opinion was that a combination of all these different

Read more at: http://whdh.com/news/no-bail-for-revere-man-accused-of-brutally-murdering-beloved-school-teacher/