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Could This First-Ever True Crime Podcast Be The Next Thing To Grip The Nation?

The Cleaning of John Doe is an invitation to see a true crime scene in a way that has never been done before! Crime fascinates people. That is why a host of entertainment shows and series are dedicated to the world of crime in one way or another. Some have been going for decades and show no sign of ‘dying’. Sometimes storylines are morbid, at other times they are exotic or even verging on bizarre, yet one factor remains the same; an abundance of adoring fans are riveted to the spot as they wait for the next installment.

How or why crime stories fascinate the human psyche is something which may never fully be understood. Perhaps it is the fact that it engages that basic, yet powerful, emotion in-built in every human; fear. Crime entertainment allows people to experience the fear of threat, without that threat becoming part of their reality.

It’s

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Teen guilty of ‘vicious, savage’ first-degree murder that included rape

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – The teen who stabbed a young pregnant mom to death after breaking into her home took the murder to a “vicious, savage place” when he also raped her, a judge declared from the bench Tuesday.

Muskegon County Circuit Judge Annette Smedley ruled Christopher Marks Howard committed first-degree murder when he killed Dominique DaShay O’Neal on June 24, 2015.

Howard had pleaded guilty to open murder Monday, and on Tuesday attorneys argued before Smedley whether the crime was first-degree or second-degree murder. Smedley said it was first-degree murder due to the fact the murder was committed during the commission of another crime, which was home invasion and possibly first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Teen pleads guilty to murdering pregnant mom in her home

Also on Tuesday, Howard pleaded no contest to causing the death of O’Neal’s 23-week-old male fetus. Howard was 17 at the time of the attack.

Senior Assistant Prosecutor

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2017/10/teen_guilty_of_vicious_savage.html

Teen guilty of ‘vicious, savage’ first-degree murder that included …

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – The teen who stabbed a young pregnant mom to death after breaking into her home took the murder to a “vicious, savage place” when he also raped her, a judge declared from the bench Tuesday.

Muskegon County Circuit Judge Annette Smedley ruled Christopher Marks Howard committed first-degree murder when he killed Dominique DaShay O’Neal on June 24, 2015.

Howard had pleaded guilty to open murder Monday, and on Tuesday attorneys argued before Smedley whether the crime was first-degree or second-degree murder. Smedley said it was first-degree murder due to the fact the murder was committed during the commission of another crime, which was home invasion and possibly first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Teen pleads guilty to murdering pregnant mom in her home

Also on Tuesday, Howard pleaded no contest to causing the death of O’Neal’s 23-week-old male fetus. Howard was 17 at the time of the attack.

Senior Assistant Prosecutor

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2017/10/teen_guilty_of_vicious_savage.html

Supreme Court dismisses two Site C lawsuits from BC First Nations

OTTAWA – Canada’s top court won’t hear an appeal from two B.C. First Nations worried that construction of an $8.8-billion hydro-electric dam would violate their constitutionally protected treaty rights.

Prophet River First Nation and West Moberly First Nation have been fighting the B.C. government in court for more than two years, hoping to halt construction of the Site C project.

After losses at both the provincial court and Federal Court level, the Supreme Court refused to grant the First Nations leave to appeal.

Site C will flood more than 5,500 hectares of land along the Peace River in northeast B.C., creating an 83-kilometre-long reservoir and providing enough power to light up 450,000 homes a year.

Project construction started in the summer of 2015 and is scheduled for completion in 2024.

A review of the project concluded that there would be significant adverse environmental effects, impacting indigenous treaty rights in the area, but the previous Conservative

Read more at: http://www.660news.com/2017/06/29/supreme-court-dismisses-two-site-c-lawsuits-from-b-c-first-nations/

Ian Bush found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder in tax judge slaying

Ian Bush has been found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder in the gruesome killings of retired tax court judge Alban Garon, his wife, Raymonde, and their neighbour, Marie-Claire Beniskos.

The verdict was delivered Wednesday in an Ottawa courtroom.

In 2007, the three were beaten and suffocated to death with plastic bags in the Garon’s Riverside Drive condo.

The 77-year-old former judge, his 73-year-old wife and Beniskos, 78, were found in a pool of blood on the living-room floor the day after the killings by a worried relative. Alban Garon had a plastic bag over his head, and a hangman’s noose around his neck.

After linking Bush to the killings in 2015, police searched his home and seized a toolkit for murder, which included duct tape, rubber gloves, a sawed-off rifle, ammunition and plastic bags.

Ottawa police also found a handwritten journal, anchored in the ramblings of a man who wrote that

Read more at: http://www.countyweeklynews.ca/2017/05/17/ian-bush-found-guilty-of-three-counts-of-first-degree-murder-in-tax-judge-slaying

Ian Bush found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder in tax judge slaying

Ian Bush has been found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder in the gruesome killings of retired tax court judge Alban Garon, his wife, Raymonde, and their neighbour, Marie-Claire Beniskos.

The verdict was delivered Wednesday in an Ottawa courtroom.

In 2007, the three were beaten and suffocated to death with plastic bags in the Garon’s Riverside Drive condo.

The 77-year-old former judge, his 73-year-old wife and Beniskos, 78, were found in a pool of blood on the living-room floor the day after the killings by a worried relative. Alban Garon had a plastic bag over his head, and a hangman’s noose around his neck.

After linking Bush to the killings in 2015, police searched his home and seized a toolkit for murder, which included duct tape, rubber gloves, a sawed-off rifle, ammunition and plastic bags.

Ottawa police also found a handwritten journal, anchored in the ramblings of a man who wrote that

Read more at: http://www.ottawasun.com/2017/05/17/ian-bush-found-guilty-of-three-counts-of-first-degree-murder-in-tax-judge-slaying

Ian Bush found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder in tax judge slaying

A man with a bitter hatred of the tax system has been convicted in the brutal killings of a retired tax judge, his wife and their neighbour, in one of Ottawa’s most high-profile slayings.

Ian Bush has been found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder in the slayings Alban Garon, his wife, Raymonde, and their neighbour, Marie-Claire Beniskos.

The verdict was delivered Wednesday in an Ottawa courtroom.

In 2007, the three were beaten and suffocated to death with plastic bags in the Garon’s Riverside Drive condo. 

The 77-year-old former judge, his 73-year-old wife and Beniskos, 78, were found in a pool of blood on the living-room floor the day after the killings by a worried relative. Alban Garon had a plastic bag over his head, and a hangman’s noose around his neck.

After linking Bush to the killings in 2015, police searched his home and seized a toolkit for murder, which included

Read more at: http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/ian-bush-found-guilty-of-three-counts-of-first-degree-murder-in-tax-judge-slaying

Day 5 of Torre trial calls more first responders to the stand

Friday saw another day in the murder trial against former Guam Police Department officer Mark Torre, Jr. More first responders testified on the witness stand, but could Officer Bert Piolo’s chance of survival been greater had Torre used a different method to stop the bleeding? That’s one point the prosecution is making.  

At least a handful of first responders recalled what they saw when they showed up to the Torre home in Yigo in July 2015.  Lieutenant Gilbert Almario with the Guam Fire Department said, “He was come and he had blood on his shirt.” Almrio, the responding medic, testified that he was checking if Torre had any injuries.   

Attorney Jay Arriola questioned, “When you asked him where did all that blood come from, do you recall that now?”, to which Almario responded, “Yes.” Arriola then asked what his words were, with Almario replying, “He said he was trying to

Read more at: http://www.kuam.com/story/34417186/day-5-of-torre-trial-calls-more-first-responders-to-the-stand