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News of the Week: Man charged in double slaying – Glens Falls Post

GLENS FALLS — Police have charged Bryan M. Redden, 21, with killing a young mother and her daughter and the investigation is working to figure out why he would have committed the brutal murders.

Authorities said Redden did not offer an explanation for the attack that left Crystal Riley, 33, and her 4-year-old daughter Lilly Frasier dead with knife wounds in their apartment at 148 South St.

Redden was located around noon on Aug. 11, driving Riley’s vehicle in Glens Falls about 90 minutes after a relative of Riley’s discovered the horrific crime scene, police said.

Authorities said Redden was interviewed and provided investigators with a detailed statement that was part of the evidence that led to him being charged.

Police said Redden did not volunteer much about the nature of his relationship with Riley, or why he was at her home at about 6:30 a.m. Friday, which is when police believe the homicides

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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

Jury begins deliberations in Richard Burgin double murder case …


Richard Burgin listens to testimony during his capital murder trial, at the Madison County Courthouse, May 3, 2017. (Gregg Stone/WHNT News 19)

Richard Burgin listens to testimony during his capital murder trial, at the Madison County Courthouse, May 3, 2017. (Gregg Stone/WHNT News 19)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. —  The jury deliberated for about 90 minutes Monday afternoon in the double murder trial of Richard Burgin, who could face a death sentence if he is convicted.

Deliberations by the six-woman, six-man jury will resume Tuesday morning.

The case against Burgin centers on DNA and fingerprint evidence found about a block from the crime scene, near a knife and bloody rag that had the victims’ DNA and blood. Prosecutors told the jury Monday morning the evidence ties together and points to Burgin.

The defense countered that there

Read more at: http://whnt.com/2017/05/08/jury-to-begin-deliberations-in-richard-burgin-case-today/

Jury begins deliberations in Richard Burgin double murder case

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. —  The jury deliberated for about 90 minutes Monday afternoon in the double murder trial of Richard Burgin, who could face a death sentence if he is convicted.

Deliberations by the six-woman, six-man jury will resume Tuesday morning.

The case against Burgin centers on DNA and fingerprint evidence found about a block from the crime scene, near a knife and bloody rag that had the victims’ DNA and blood. Prosecutors told the jury Monday morning the evidence ties together and points to Burgin.

The defense countered that there is no evidence of Burgin’s DNA or fingerprints at the crime scene, and the DNA on a red cup and his fingerprints on a church bulletin don’t contain any traces of the victims’ DNA.

Burgin is accused of killing elderly brothers Anthony and Terry Jackson while they were setting up the weekly food bank at West Huntsville United Methodist Church on May 21, 2013.

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Read more at: http://whnt.com/2017/05/08/jury-to-begin-deliberations-in-richard-burgin-case-today/

Closing arguments set for Monday in Huntsville church double …


L to R: Anthony and Terry Jackson (Photo provided by church)

L to R: Anthony and Terry Jackson (Photo provided by church)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Both sides have rested in the double murder trial of Richard Burgin, who is charged in the May 2013 stabbing deaths of two elderly brothers working at the food bank at West Huntsville United Methodist Church.

The defense rested Friday afternoon without calling any witnesses.

Jurors spent part of Friday visiting the crime scene off 9th Avenue in Huntsville and the neighborhood around it at the request of the prosecution. About a block from the church, a Huntsville Police Department K-9 unit found a cup with Burgin’s DNA on it on May 21, 2013, the day Anthony and Terry Jackson were killed.

Near the cup, the police dog found

Read more at: http://whnt.com/2017/05/05/closing-arguments-set-for-monday-in-huntsville-church-double-murder-case/

Closing arguments set for Monday in Huntsville church double murder case


L to R: Anthony and Terry Jackson (Photo provided by church)

L to R: Anthony and Terry Jackson (Photo provided by church)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Both sides have rested in the double murder trial of Richard Burgin, who is charged in the May 2013 stabbing deaths of two elderly brothers working at the food bank at West Huntsville United Methodist Church.

The defense rested Friday afternoon without calling any witnesses.

Jurors spent part of Friday visiting the crime scene off 9th Avenue in Huntsville and the neighborhood around it at the request of the prosecution. About a block from the church, a Huntsville Police Department K-9 unit found a cup with Burgin’s DNA on it on May 21, 2013, the day Anthony and Terry Jackson were killed.

Near the cup, the police dog found

Read more at: http://whnt.com/2017/05/05/closing-arguments-set-for-monday-in-huntsville-church-double-murder-case/

Sheriff supports freedom bid for Jens Soering, convicted of 1985 double murder

Albemarle County Sheriff J.E. “Chip” Harding (left) and state Sen. Ryan T. McDougle, R-Hanover, listened as Gil Harrington, mother of slain Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, addressed the Senate Courts of Justice Committee at the General Assembly Building in Richmond in January 2015.

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Albermarle sheriff supports freedom bid for Soering, convicted of 1985 double murder

Albemarle County Sheriff J.E. “Chip” Harding is supporting a bid for freedom for Jens Soering, a German national convicted of the 1985 murders of his girlfriend’s parents in Bedford County.

And a new report from an expert requested by Soering’s lawyer questions the work done by the Virginia Department of Forensic Science in 2009, which subjected evidence recovered from the bloody crime scene to DNA testing not available at the time of the murders.

In a case that has generated national and international attention for decades — recently a German film and an American book — Soering has a pardon request pending before Gov. Terry McAuliffe based in part on the DNA test results.

Reached by telephone Tuesday, Harding said, “I would hope [McAuliffe] would at least consider a conditional pardon and let him go back to Germany.”

In his 19-page letter to McAuliffe, Harding said that after spending 200 hours as a volunteer

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Sheriff supports freedom bid for Jens Soering convicted of 1985 double murder

Albemarle County Sheriff J.E. “Chip” Harding is supporting a bid for freedom for Jens Soering, a German national convicted of the 1985 murders of his girlfriend’s parents in Bedford County.

And a new report from an expert requested by Soering’s lawyer questions the work done by the Virginia Department of Forensic Science in 2009, which subjected evidence recovered from the bloody crime scene to DNA testing not available at the time of the murders.

In a case that has generated national and international attention for decades — recently a German film and an American book — Soering has a pardon request pending before Gov. Terry McAuliffe based in part on the DNA test results.

Reached by telephone Tuesday, Harding said, “I would hope (McAuliffe) would at least consider a conditional pardon and let him go back to Germany.”

In his 19-page letter to McAuliffe, Harding said that after spending 200 hours as a volunteer

Read more at: http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/news/sheriff-supports-freedom-bid-for-jens-soering-convicted-of-double/article_3b153247-9af2-5a78-b92b-3d2bcc279497.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/