Category Archives: Bloody Crime Scenes

No hearing set for Dracut man accused in attack


Law-enforcement personnel gather behind the home at 7 Sesame St. in Dracut Tuesday morning, which sources say was the scene of an attempted murder-suicide

Law-enforcement personnel gather behind the home at 7 Sesame St. in Dracut Tuesday morning, which sources say was the scene of an attempted murder-suicide earlier in the morning. Watch video at lowellsun.com. SUN / Amaris Castillo

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Police say murder suspect admitted to beating man with table leg, paint cans

Shanadore Rice 

KALAMAZOO, MI — The man accused of killing 69-year-old William Gray told police he choked him, then used a table leg and paint cans to beat him to death, police say.

Shanadore Rice, 34, of South Haven, has been arraigned on one count of open murder in the Dec. 29, 2017, death of William Henry Gray.

Police responded to Gray’s home in the 1200 block of North Rose Street in Kalamazoo Dec. 30 after they received information Gray had been killed in the home, a Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety detective said during a probable cause hearing Jan. 15 in Kalamazoo County District Court.

Murder arrest made after Kalamazoo man’s body found in Detroit

After executing a search warrant at the home, police found a bloody crime scene in the living room, which

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Police say murder suspect admitted to beating man with table leg …

Shanadore Rice 

KALAMAZOO, MI — The man accused of killing 69-year-old William Gray told police he choked him, then used a table leg and paint cans to beat him to death, police say.

Shanadore Rice, 34, of South Haven, has been arraigned on one count of open murder in the Dec. 29, 2017, death of William Henry Gray.

Police responded to Gray’s home in the 1200 block of North Rose Street in Kalamazoo Dec. 30 after they received information Gray had been killed in the home, a Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety detective said during a probable cause hearing Jan. 15 in Kalamazoo County District Court.

Murder arrest made after Kalamazoo man’s body found in Detroit

After executing a search warrant at the home, police found a bloody crime scene in the living room, which

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2018/01/man_admits_to_choking_beating.html

Still no bidders for the house where Molly Martens violently … – Buzz.ie

An American estate agent has admitted having serious trouble selling the home where killer Molly Martens brutally murdered her Irish husband Jason Corbett.

The house, 160 Panther Creek Court in North Carolina, has been on the market for months, but speaking exclusively to Paul Healy from The Irish Daily Star, listing agent Vicky Fleming admitted the almost US$400,000 (€327,000) home may need a price drop.

“We have had several people look at the property but we haven’t had anyone take an interest yet.
“Absolutely I have no doubt what happened there has had an effect,” Vicky revealed.
“Obviously I’m not a judge or a jury but there are concerns because of some people’s religious preferences and there are people that simply the history of this home would be of a concern to.”

Asked if she was having difficulties selling the home, Vicky said she was. One person was even interested in buying it,

Read more at: https://www.buzz.ie/news/still-no-bidders-house-molly-martens-violently-murdered-husband-269271

Three injured in shooting incident inside Springfield apartment; suspect in custody – The Register

SPRINGFIELD — A suspected gunman is in custody after three people were injured in a shooting Saturday in a Springfield apartment, Springfield police Lt. Scott McKee said.

About 6:30 p.m., officers responded to multiple reports of a dispute that involved gunfire in an apartment at Centennial Apartments at 506 W. Centennial Blvd. When the officers arrived, they found two trauma victims conscious at the base of a stairwell that leads to the second floor. One victim was shot in the chest, and another was shot in the arm.

The officers heard yelling and calls for help and immediately went to second-floor apartment No. 92, McKee said.

The officers used a large, handheld ballistic shield and forced entry into the apartment, McKee said.

Inside the apartment, they found the suspect struggling on the floor with another man, who was trying to detain him.

“He was

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Three injured in shooting incident inside Springfield apartment … – The Register

SPRINGFIELD — A suspected gunman is in custody after three people were injured in a shooting Saturday in a Springfield apartment, Springfield police Lt. Scott McKee said.

About 6:30 p.m., officers responded to multiple reports of a dispute that involved gunfire in an apartment at Centennial Apartments at 506 W. Centennial Blvd. When the officers arrived, they found two trauma victims conscious at the base of a stairwell that leads to the second floor. One victim was shot in the chest, and another was shot in the arm.

The officers heard yelling and calls for help and immediately went to second-floor apartment No. 92, McKee said.

The officers used a large, handheld ballistic shield and forced entry into the apartment, McKee said.

Inside the apartment, they found the suspect struggling on the floor with another man, who was trying to detain him.

“He was

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Diane Kruger anchors wrenching tragedy ‘In the Fade’

“In the Fade” does not tell a happy story, not even close. But it is a powerful film, one of the nine shortlisted for the foreign-language Oscar, and it is elevated by Diane Kruger’s superb performance.

An international star and former model who is fluent in both French and English, Kruger had never acted in her native German before. But she was so successful in this film’s difficult role of Katja that her Cannes’ best-actress award last year year was universally applauded. And on Sunday the film, directed by Fatih Akin, nabbed the Golden Globe for best foreign-language film.

“In the Fade” (titled after a song by Queens of the Stone Age, who did the soundtrack) is, at its core, a story of bottomless grief, its cause and consequences. Increasingly disturbing, it offers no relief for its central character. Akin was inspired to tell the story by real-life political events in Germany.

“In the Fade’s”

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Dallas teen was kidnapped, raped and killed while returning Redbox movie, jury learns

After learning her daughter was sexually assaulted, Cheryl Hastings, a registered nurse, became certified to conduct exams for rape victims. 

“I felt like those people need someone for them in a vulnerable time of their life,” Cheryl Hastings testified Monday. 

Jurors were shown photos of the bloody crime scene, where Hastings was found in the fetal position, her clothing in disarray and knife wounds on her wrist and neck.

Her death sent her neighborhood into a panic during the two-week hunt for her killer. 

Investigators quickly zeroed in on Cochran, whom they called a “sexual predator,” and DNA evidence found on the murder weapon was matched to him. His fingerprints weren’t found at the crime scene, but the DNA evidence taken from Hastings’ rape kit didn’t exclude Cochran as a suspect. 

Defense attorney Paul Johnson said the evidence proves only that Cochran handled the knife, not that he used it to kill Hastings. 

Knives like the murder weapon,

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Parents used phone finder app to trace Dallas teen to creek where she was killed, mom testifies

After learning her daughter had been sexually assaulted, Cheryl Hastings, a registered nurse, became certified to conduct exams for rape victims. 

“I felt like those people need someone for them in a vulnerable time of their life,” she testified Thursday. 

Jurors were shown photos of the bloody crime scene, where Hastings was found in the fetal position, her clothing in disarray and knife wounds on her wrist and neck.

During the two-week hunt for her killer, investigators quickly zeroed in on Cochran, whom they called a “sexual predator.” 

DNA evidence found on the murder weapon was matched to him. His fingerprints weren’t found at the crime scene, but DNA from Hastings’ rape kit didn’t exclude Cochran as a suspect. 

Defense attorney Paul Johnson said the evidence proves only that Cochran handled the knife, not that he used it to kill Hastings. 

Knives like the murder weapon, Johnson said, are common at the Cinemark movie theater where he worked,

Read more at: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/courts/2018/01/11/trial-begins-dallasman-accused-killing-18-year-old-way-church

In Mexico : Anguish over murdered ‘girl in red socks’

Kneeling at four-year-old Lupita’s grave, Mexican activist Veronica Villalvazo spoke to the murdered girl as if she had known her all her short life.

“Hey girl,” she said, laying flowers on the earth.

In reality, Villalvazo never met the child long known only as “the little girl in the red socks.”

But she was determined not to let her be just another anonymous statistic in the wave of violence against women and girls in Mexico.

Lupita’s semi-naked body, beaten and sexually assaulted, was found in a Mexico City suburb on March 18.

No one came forward to claim her, and for months, she was known only by the clothing she had on when locals found her in a vacant lot: a pair of bright red socks.

Villalvazo, a 47-year-old journalist and women’s rights activist, first read about the case in the local newspapers she monitors every day in an

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