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Ferndale son beat father to death, kept body for days in garage, police say

A Ferndale man beat his father to death with a hammer, hid his body in a garage for 1 ½ weeks, and dug a grave in the backyard to cover up the murder, according to police.

On Tuesday police responded to a faded pink two-story house at 6164 Grouse Circle, because a concerned family member hadn’t seen William Herman Koop Jr., 65, for weeks. At the home officers spoke with William’s son, Christopher Gregory Koop, 39, who confessed that his father’s body was in the two-car garage, police said.

Christopher Koop told officers they got into an argument over bills on April 13, when he “snapped” and repeatedly punched his father. He knocked his father out, got a hammer, and beat his unconscious father over the head, according to a prosecutor’s summary of the charges read in court.

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Ferndale son beat father to death, hid body in garage for days …

A Ferndale man beat his father to death with a hammer, hid his body in a garage for 1 ½ weeks, and dug a grave in the backyard to cover up the murder, according to police.

On Tuesday police responded to a faded pink two-story house at 6164 Grouse Circle, because a concerned family member hadn’t seen William Herman Koop Jr., 65, for weeks. At the home officers spoke with William’s son, Christopher Gregory Koop, 39, who confessed that his father’s body was in the two-car garage, police said.

Christopher Koop told officers they got into an argument over bills on April 13, when he “snapped” and repeatedly punched his father. He knocked his father out, got a hammer, and beat his unconscious father over the head, according to a prosecutor’s summary of the charges read in court.

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Twisted killer who bludgeoned his mother, brother and sister to death has been working at an ABATTOIR that …

  • Murderer Matthew Wayne De Gruchy faces private parole hearing this week
  • In 1996, he bludgeoned his mother and two younger siblings to death
  • He sent a letter to a relative warning things would change when he was released
  • The relative voiced their concerns he could ever be rehabilitated
  • During his time in Goulburn Prison, he was charged over a brutal 2007 brawl 

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4 charged in disabled boy’s death face new charges

TERRE HAUTE — Four people charged in a 9-year-old Indiana boy’s starvation death now face additional charges after an autopsy found methamphetamine in his system.

Cameron Hoopingarner’s two guardians and two other people originally were charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death and other counts.

But prosecutors filed additional drug-related charges against them Monday after test results found the boy, who had cerebral palsy, had meth in his system.

Forensic pathologist Dr. Roland Kohr tells the Tribune-Star (http://bit.ly/2nbwTcV ) the drug entered the boy’s system as it was used by the people who “were supposed to be caring for him.”

Hoopingarner weighed only 15 pounds when officers found the dying boy Feb. 21 at a home near Fontanet, about 60 miles west of Indianapolis.

An autopsy determined he died of starvation.

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Darke County woman accused of causing husband’s death in ’16 crash

Thirty-three Fairborn City Schools teachers, students and staff are recognized for their work this quarter.

The Fairborn Board of Education recognized the individuals during a ceremony Monday at the Fairborn High School auditorium. The recognition, the district said in a statement, was started by the board “to recognize students and staff who are exemplary members of our school community.”

MORE: Fairborn schools to start construction on new elementary in 2018

The award winners for the quarter are:

Fairborn Primary School:

Fairborn Primary teacher: Diane Alessandro

Preschool students: Macy Weiss and Ben Lemaster

Kindergarten students: Avonlea Henderson and

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Driver suspected in Ohio trooper’s death faces more charges

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — UPDATE @ 2 a.m. 

The second man who fled on foot after a high-speed pursuit ended has been taken into custody, according to police scanner traffic. 

Initial reports indicate the man was located by police and arrested in the 1500 block of Johnsville Brookville Road in Perry Twp. 

We’ll update this page when new information becomes available. 

UPDATE @ 1:50 a.m. (March 8):

Dayton police have ended a manhunt for a man who fled into a field after a high-speed pursuit. 

Initial reports indicate one person was taken into custody, but a second person was not located after multiple jurisdictions across Montgomery County and the Ohio State Highway Patrol searched the area of Old Dayton and Johnsville Brookville roads in Perry Twp. where the pursuit ended. 

Dispatchers said officers have requested an evidence crew to the area of Hoover and Whitmore avenues in

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Dylann Roof sentenced to death: A hateful heart in one so young


WASHINGTON, January 10, 2017 — After pleading guilty to killing nine parishioners of Emanuel AME church on the night of June 17, 2015, Dylann Roof told jurors he could ask for life in prison for the slayings, but that he is not sure “what good that would do”:

“From what I’ve been told, I have a right to ask you to give me a life sentence, but I’m not sure what good that will do anyway,” Roof said. “But what I will say is only one of you has to disagree with the other jurors.”

On that summer night, Roof went to a historic black church in Charleston with a gun and a “hateful heart,” the prosecutor said, and should be put to death for killing those who had assembled for Bible study, welcoming the young white man to their

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Prosecutor: Dylann Roof’s ‘hateful heart’ deserves death

FILE -In this Friday, June 19, 2015 file photo, the men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. lead a crowd of people in prayer outside the Emanuel AME Church, after a memorial for the nine people killed by Dylann Roof in Charleston, S.C. A federal jury will consider whether Roof should be sentenced to death or life in prison for the racially motivated attack. Photo: Stephen B. Morton, AP / FR56856 AP
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Dylann Roof went to a historic black church in Charleston with a gun and a “hateful heart” and should be put to death for opening fire on people who had gathered for Bible study, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Richardson told jurors who will soon begin deliberating Roof’s fate that the 12 people at Emanuel AME on the night of June 17, 2015, were God fearing church members

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Deliberations over death penalty set to begin in Sampson trial

For the second time, a federal jury is set to begin deliberating the fate of admitted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson, after hearing a prosecutor recount in vivid detail how Sampson tortured and killed three people in a violent weeklong spree in 2001 — crimes, the prosecutor said in closing arguments, that warrant the death penalty.

Assistant US Attorney Zachary R. Hafer displayed a photo of 19-year-old Jonathan Rizzo as he described to jurors how Sampson tied him to a tree and stabbed him after Rizzo offered to give him a ride. Hafer recounted how Sampson dragged 69-year-old Philip McCloskey, a retired plumber from Taunton, up a hill before stabbing him to death.

“Never forget it was that man,” Hafer said, pointing at Sampson, “who turned this caring grandfather into that horrific crime scene.”

“That was cruel, that was heinous, that was depraved,” Hafer said, using the legal terms that justify sentencing a

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The death penalty of Dylann Roof enters day two with testimony focusing on the horrific crime scene.

A Charleston courtroom sat in stunned silence Thursday afternoon as graphic images of bodies, blood and bullets from the Emanuel AME Church shooting were shown to a federal jury that will decide accused gunman Dylann Roof’s fate in connection with the massacre of nine worshipers.

Roof, 22, sat still and emotionless, looking down at the defense table, as federal prosecutors in his hate crimes trial showed 360-degree image scans from inside the church fellowship hall where the mass shooting occurred. The chilling images showed the dead lying on a white tile floor smeared with blood and littered with spent shell casings and emptied magazines that had been cast aside when they had exhausted their rounds.

Brittany Burke, a former State Law Enforcement Division crime scene technician, methodically walked the court through the visual display, identifying the fallen and pointing out the evidence left in the killer’s wake. One left the courtroom, while

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