Category Archives: Horrific Crime Scenes

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

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

Man arrested in cold case double murder extradited to Columbia

The man arrested in March in connection with a 2011 double murder case has been extradited to South Carolina to face charges in two counts of murder.

Kenneth Canzater, Jr., 33, of Perris, Calif., is accused of shooting and killing 25-year-old Candra Alston and stabbing her 3-year-old daughter Malaysia Boykin in their Brook Pines apartment in January 2011.

Canzater, who was arrested in Corona, Calif., was brought to Columbia Monday by the U.S. Marshal’s Service.

Alston and Malaysia were found dead in Alston’s home at Brook Pines Apartments off Broad River Road on Jan. 9, 2011, in what Chief Skip Holbrook called “a truly horrific crime scene.” Holbrook said Alston was shot in the head, and Malaysia had been stabbed multiple times. Phone records indicated the crime occurred two days before the bodies were discovered.

Police have described Canzater as an acquaintance of Alston

Read more at: http://www.thestate.com/news/local/crime/article150654047.html

Graphic image of Australian man ‘murdered’ in Bali | Daily Mail Online

The heartbroken family of an Australian man found dead in his rented Balinese home believed he suffered a heart attack – until they saw the horrific crime scene photos.

Stephen James Richardson, 63, was found lying on a mattress in his rented home in Sanur in a pool of blood with wounds to his right arm, right cheek, and forehead.

In a graphic image sent to the family by police and supplied to Daily Mail Australia, the beloved father can be seen lying stark naked on a blood-soaked blue mattress.

Local police say a shattered bedroom window and broken glass cabinet door are evidence a violent struggle occurred before his ‘unnatural death’.

A knife was also reportedly found at the scene.

Graphic: Mr Richardson, 63, was found lying on a mattress in his rented home in Sanur, Bali, with<p data-recalc-dims=Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4486728/Graphic-image-Australian-man-murdered-Bali.html

Graphic image of Australian man ‘murdered’ in Bali

The heartbroken family of an Australian man found dead in his rented Balinese home believed he suffered a heart attack – until they saw the horrific crime scene photos.

Stephen James Richardson, 63, was found lying on a mattress in his rented home in Sanur in a pool of blood with wounds to his right arm, right cheek, and forehead.

In a graphic image sent to the family by police and supplied to Daily Mail Australia, the beloved father can be seen lying stark naked on a blood-soaked blue mattress.

Local police say a shattered bedroom window and broken glass cabinet door are evidence a violent struggle occurred before his ‘unnatural death’.

A knife was also reportedly found at the scene.

Graphic: Australian man Stephen Richardson, 63, was found lying on a mattress in his rented home in Sanur,<p data-recalc-dims=Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4486728/Graphic-image-Australian-man-murdered-Bali.html

Inside the sparse, rented Balinese room where an Australian father died alone after being ‘stabbed multiple times in …

The heartbroken family of an Australian man found dead in his rented Balinese home believed he suffered a heart attack – until they saw the horrific crime scene photos.

Stephen James Richardson, 63, was found lying on a mattress in his rented home in Sanur in a pool of blood with wounds to his right arm, right cheek, and forehead.

In a graphic image sent to the family by police and supplied to Daily Mail Australia, the beloved father can be seen lying stark naked on a blood-soaked blue mattress.

Local police say a shattered bedroom window and broken glass cabinet door are evidence a violent struggle occurred before his ‘unnatural death’.

A knife was also reportedly found at the scene.

Graphic: Australian man Stephen Richardson, 63, was found lying on a mattress in his rented home in Sanur,<p data-recalc-dims=Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4486728/Graphic-image-Australian-man-murdered-Bali.html

Anthony Garcia case: Was revenge the motive behind Omaha …

Produced by Jaime Stolz and Marc Goldbaum

“To have anybody murdered is a shock to the community, but to have an 11-year-old boy and a housekeeper killed in the manner they were – I think is a whole ‘nother level,” Omaha Police Sgt. Scott Warner told CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod.

In 2008, a community was shocked by the brutal stabbing deaths of Tom Hunter and Shirlee Sherman inside the Hunter family home. Police found no DNA, no signs of a robbery and little motive for someone to want them dead. Five years later and six miles away, tragedy struck again when Dr. Roger Brumback, and his wife, Mary, were found murdered in their home. 

For the two law enforcement officers investigating the cases, the attack on the Brumbacks was eerily similar to what they found five years earlier with the Hunter and Sherman murders. 

Investigators would find more similarities between the cases and

Read more at: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/anthony-garcia-case-was-revenge-motive-behind-creighton-omaha-double-murders/

Resident Evil

Produced by Jaime Stolz and Marc Goldbaum

“To have anybody murdered is a shock to the community, but to have an 11-year-old boy and a housekeeper killed in the manner they were – I think is a whole ‘nother level,” Omaha Police Sgt. Scott Warner told CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod.

In 2008, a community was shocked by the brutal stabbing deaths of Tom Hunter and Shirlee Sherman inside the Hunter family home. Police found no DNA, no signs of a robbery and little motive for someone to want them dead. Five years later and six miles away, tragedy struck again when Dr. Roger Brumback, and his wife, Mary, were found murdered in their home. 

For the two law enforcement officers investigating the cases, the attack on the Brumbacks was eerily similar to what they found five years earlier with the Hunter and Sherman murders. 

Investigators would find more similarities between the cases and

Read more at: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/anthony-garcia-case-was-revenge-motive-behind-creighton-omaha-double-murders/

Malibu Seen: The More Things Change

A quarter century ago Malibu Seen was covering a different seen — an on-going, horrific, crime scene.

Years before covering locals like Cindy Crawford, David Geffen and Tom Hanks — their glitzy parties and premieres — I was a local evening news anchor.

Sure, I had covered major assignments in Russia, China, Japan and other exotic locals like Washington D.C., but nothing quite prepared me for the infamous Los Angeles Riots.

It seemed a day like any other. I was cruising to the station up La Cienega, my red 300 ZX listening to KNX all-news radio when the first blast came and I knew there was going to be trouble. Big trouble. We just didn’t know how big. 

We all fancied ourselves as seasoned news pros who’ve pulled many a long all-nighter. We just didn’t know that this all-nighter would be nerve wracking, scary and seemingly endless.

A lot

Read more at: http://www.malibutimes.com/malibu_life/article_eedc8d92-2d71-11e7-abc1-33fe54263348.html

Can a videotape left behind by a dead sailor help NCIS solve a double murder?

Produced by Susan Mallie

In 1996, two Navy personnel were killed in a Virginia Beach apartment. The victims – Elise Makdessi and Quincy Brown – were coworkers at Oceana Naval Air Station. Makdessi’s husband, Eddie, said the couple had returned home from dinner and were accosted by Brown. Eddie Makdessi said Brown sexually assaulted and stabbed Elise. Eddie told police he was able to grab a gun and shoot Brown, but it was too late to save his wife.

Because two sailors had been murdered, NCIS was called to the crime scene that very night. With not one, but two of their own now dead, the agents would not rest until the mystery at the heart of this case was solved.

It would take 10 years as NCIS followed this twisting, turning tale that spanned two continents before coming to its stunning conclusion.

THE DOUBLE MURDER

Special Agent Brian Ricardo | NCIS, Retired: On May 15,

Read more at: http://wdef.com/2017/04/25/can-a-videotape-left-behind-by-a-dead-sailor-help-ncis-solve-a-double-murder/