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Verdict over killing of children postponed

THE delivery of the verdict in the High Court trial of a former security guard accused of having murdered his two children by cutting their throats has been shifted to November.

The judgement in the trial of ex-security officer Jonas Penovanhu Shinana (34) was scheduled to be handed down in the Windhoek High Court on Friday, but was postponed to 24 November after judge Nate Ndauendapo indicated his verdict was not yet ready.

Shinana is accused of having murdered his six-year-old son, Matheus Shinana, and three-year-old daughter, Emilia Naatye Shinana, in Wanaheda in Windhoek during the night of 23 to 24 December 2009.

The two children died in the house where Shinana lived after their throats had been slit.

When they were discovered dead on a bloody crime scene on the morning of 24 December 2009, Shinana was found lying next to them on a mattress with a piece of rope around his neck,

Read more at: https://www.namibian.com.na/59913/read/Verdict-over-killing-of-children-postponed

Verdict over killing of children postponed – The Namibian

THE delivery of the verdict in the High Court trial of a former security guard accused of having murdered his two children by cutting their throats has been shifted to November.

The judgement in the trial of ex-security officer Jonas Penovanhu Shinana (34) was scheduled to be handed down in the Windhoek High Court on Friday, but was postponed to 24 November after judge Nate Ndauendapo indicated his verdict was not yet ready.

Shinana is accused of having murdered his six-year-old son, Matheus Shinana, and three-year-old daughter, Emilia Naatye Shinana, in Wanaheda in Windhoek during the night of 23 to 24 December 2009.

The two children died in the house where Shinana lived after their throats had been slit.

When they were discovered dead on a bloody crime scene on the morning of 24 December 2009, Shinana was found lying next to them on a mattress with a piece of rope around his neck,

Read more at: https://www.namibian.com.na/59913/read/Verdict-over-killing-of-children-postponed

Pittsburg roommate killing: Staged scene, or self-defense?

MARTINEZ — When murder defendant Ryon Evan Wittlin shot and killed his 23-year-old roommate in the living room of the Pittsburg home they both shared, no one else was there to see it.

Now, more than a year after the Aug. 2016 killing, jurors will be asked to determine what happened. At the start of the trial Monday, the prosecutor called it a cold-blooded murder, saying the victim, Nicholas Ryan Shaeffer, was a quiet introvert who never saw it coming.

Ryon Evan Wittlin, 48, is being tried on charges that he murdered his23-year-old roommate in Aug. 2016. (Pittsburg police dept.)
Ryon Evan Wittlin, 48, is being tried on charges that he murdered hisbr /23-year-old roommate in Aug. 2016. (Pittsburg police dept.) 

The defense attorney called it a tragic act of self-defense, and played the jury a tape of the defendant’s 911

Read more at: http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/09/25/pittsburg-roommate-killing-staged-scene-or-self-defense/

Arraignment for Fairfield woman accused of killing sister shifts to …

Antoinette Clay is shown in a photo released by the Fairfield Police Department.

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield woman accused of fatally stabbing her sister and attacking another family member at a Walters Road trailer park made her first court appearance Wednesday.

Antoinette Clay, 43, did not enter pleas to charges of murder and attempted murder. Instead, the court agreed to her court-appointed public defender’s request to postpone Clay’s arraignment until Monday.

Clay has been in jail without bail since her arrest Monday night at a trailer in the Dover Mobile Home Park. Police went to the trailer around 6:45 p.m. in response to a disturbance complaint and found a bloody crime scene.

Clay’s sister, Mary E. Douglas, 41, was found dead at the trailer. The other relative was taken to the hospital and treated for wounds described by police as not

Read more at: http://www.dailyrepublic.com/solano-news/fairfield/arraignment-for-fairfield-woman-accused-of-killing-sister-shifts-to-next-week/

Arraignment for Fairfield woman accused of killing sister shifts to next week

Antoinette Clay is shown in a photo released by the Fairfield Police Department.

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield woman accused of fatally stabbing her sister and attacking another family member at a Walters Road trailer park made her first court appearance Wednesday.

Antoinette Clay, 43, did not enter pleas to charges of murder and attempted murder. Instead, the court agreed to her court-appointed public defender’s request to postpone Clay’s arraignment until Monday.

Clay has been in jail without bail since her arrest Monday night at a trailer in the Dover Mobile Home Park. Police went to the trailer around 6:45 p.m. in response to a disturbance complaint and found a bloody crime scene.

Clay’s sister, Mary E. Douglas, 41, was found dead at the trailer. The other relative was taken to the hospital and treated for wounds described by police as not

Read more at: http://www.dailyrepublic.com/solano-news/fairfield/arraignment-for-fairfield-woman-accused-of-killing-sister-shifts-to-next-week/

Motive for killing not known; Vigil planned tonight – Glens Falls Post

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Son admits killing his mom and two brothers with a crossbow because he feared they’d expose his lies about having a …

A Toronto man admitted to killing his mother and two of his brothers with a crossbow out of fear of losing his fiancée three weeks before their wedding.

Brett Ryan, 36, appeared in court on Friday and pleaded guilty to first-degree murder of his oldest brother, Christopher, and two counts of second-degree murder of his mother, Susan, and his younger brother Alexander.  

He also pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of his older brother Leigh, according to the Toronto Star

The family members were discovered at the home on August 25, 2016 suffering from serious wounds with a crossbow lying nearby. All three died at the scene.

Ryan planned his 66-year-old mother’s death because he feared she would expose the lies he had told to his fiancée, but according to the statement of facts in court, he only intended to persuade her not to mention his

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4745064/Man-admits-killing-mom-two-brothers-crossbow.html

Brett Ryan, 35, of Toronto, admitted to killing mother and two brothers in 2016

A Toronto man admitted to killing his mother and two of his brothers with a crossbow out of fear of losing his fiancée three weeks before their wedding.

Brett Ryan, 36, appeared in court on Friday and pleaded guilty to first-degree murder of his oldest brother, Christopher, and two counts of second-degree murder of his mother, Susan, and his younger brother Alexander.  

He also pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of his older brother Leigh, according to the Toronto Star

The family members were discovered at the home on August 25, 2016 suffering from serious wounds with a crossbow lying nearby. All three died at the scene.

Ryan planned his 66-year-old mother’s death because he feared she would expose the lies he had told to his fiancée, but according to the statement of facts in court, he only intended to persuade her not to mention his

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4745064/Man-admits-killing-mom-two-brothers-crossbow.html

Toronto man admits to killing mom and two brothers | Daily Mail Online

A Toronto man admitted to killing his mother and two of his brothers with a crossbow out of fear of losing his fiancée three weeks before their wedding.

Brett Ryan, 36, appeared in court on Friday and pleaded guilty to first-degree murder of his oldest brother, Christopher, and two counts of second-degree murder of his mother, Susan, and his younger brother Alexander.  

He also pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of his older brother Leigh, according to the Toronto Star

The family members were discovered at the home on August 25, 2016 suffering from serious wounds with a crossbow lying nearby. All three died at the scene.

Ryan planned his 66-year-old mother’s death because he feared she would expose the lies he had told to his fiancée, but according to the statement of facts in court, he only intended to persuade her not to mention his

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4745064/Man-admits-killing-mom-two-brothers-crossbow.html

Tampa man, accused of killing his mother, appears in court

Posted: Jun 01 2017 05:44PM EDT

Updated: Jun 01 2017 06:02PM EDT

– Put aside the alleged murder of his mother and the rest of March 20, 2017, was pretty mundane for Josh Carmona, according to new court documents.

Detectives say Josh Carmona used a baseball bat and a butcher knife to kill his own mother, Tara D’Angelo on her 39th birthday. He then went on with his chores – picking up his half sister at daycare and driving her to a friend’s house, according to the documents.

Hillsborough sheriff’s investigators say he called his girlfriend and a friend and told them he had killed someone and was going on the run,

Read more at: http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/258343753-story