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Police Investigating Murder Of 97-Year-Old Man

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore tallies yet another murder overnight Saturday. This time, a 97-year-old man was left for dead in his east Baltimore home.

Devin Bartolotta has more on how it happened, and what his family is saying in the aftermath.

Police are calling on neighbors to help catch a killer.

The 1700 block of Darley Avenue was always home for 97-year-old Waddell Tate.

“He lived in this neighborhood, everybody knew him. Quiet, mild tempered, he lost his wife several years ago. But he decided to just live here,” says Deborah Broom.

But his home became a horrific crime scene Friday evening, when family found him dead — beaten to death, police say, by an unknown attacker — who appears to have broken in.

Police aren’t sure if this was a robbery or if anything was taken from the home, but did not mince words when talking about the attacker.

Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith calls the crime

Read more at: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2017/07/22/elderly-man-murder/

Police Investigating Murder Of 97-Year-Old Man « CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore tallies yet another murder overnight Saturday. This time, a 97-year-old man was left for dead in his east Baltimore home.

Devin Bartolotta has more on how it happened, and what his family is saying in the aftermath.

Police are calling on neighbors to help catch a killer.

The 1700 block of Darley Avenue was always home for 97-year-old Waddell Tate.

“He lived in this neighborhood, everybody knew him. Quiet, mild tempered, he lost his wife several years ago. But he decided to just live here,” says Deborah Broom.

But his home became a horrific crime scene Friday evening, when family found him dead — beaten to death, police say, by an unknown attacker — who appears to have broken in.

Police aren’t sure if this was a robbery or if anything was taken from the home, but did not mince words when talking about the attacker.

Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith calls the crime

Read more at: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2017/07/22/elderly-man-murder/

Grand jury indicts local man on murder charges – The Union

A Baldwin County grand jury has returned a seven-count indictment against a 35-year-old Milledgeville man in connection with the shooting death of a woman at a local convenience store earlier this year.

The fatal shooting was captured on store surveillance video.

Grand jurors convened last week in Baldwin County Superior Court and returned the multi-count indictment against David Renfro, according to records filed in the Baldwin County Superior Court Clerk’s Office.

The murder, which authorities described as “a random shooting,” claimed the life of 49-year-old Rita “Faye” Heron, who worked as a department manager at the Walmart store in Milledgeville. The shooting was witnessed by two of the victim’s grandchildren, ages 6 and 8, authorities said.

Heron was shot to death just seconds after she walked out of the KC Short Stop, located at 405 Sparta Highway, said Baldwin County Sheriff Bill Massee. The lead detective assigned to the case, Chris Youngblood, provided grand

Read more at: http://www.unionrecorder.com/news/grand-jury-indicts-local-man-on-murder-charges/article_c2ea01e0-6d9c-11e7-83dc-7ff83206dae1.html

State rests in high-profile Autauga County murder trial – WSFA.com …

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced late Tuesday that the vote would occur early next week, but several GOP senators have already come out in opposition to the move.

Read more at: http://www.wsfa.com/story/35925764/state-rests-in-high-profile-autauga-county-murder-trial

Derek Saretzky Guilty Of 3 Counts Of 1st-Degree Murder

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A southern Alberta man who told police the devil led him to kill a father, a toddler and a senior has been found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder.

Derek Saretzky, 24, was charged in the September 2015 deaths of Terry Blanchette, his two-year-old daughter Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette and 69-year-old Hanne Meketech.

Saretzky showed little emotion as the jury gave its verdict. Friends of Meketech wept in the back of the courtroom.

It took

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/06/28/derek-saretzky-guilty-of-3-counts-of-1st-degree-murder_a_23007036/

Jury finds Alberta’s Derek Saretzky guilty of triple murder

GRAPHIC WARNING: This story contains details that may disturb some readers.

It took a jury just three hours Wednesday to convict a young southern Alberta man of the horrific murders of a 69-year-old woman, a young father and his two-year-old daughter, along with a recommendation he be kept in prison for at least the next 75 years.

An emotionless Derek Saretzky, 24, avoided eye contact with the jury but bowed his head while the verdict of guilty on three counts of first-degree murder was read, plus one county of committing an indignity to a body. At the back of the courtroom, friends of his elderly victim wept and hugged each other.

Hanne Meketech had been his first victim in September 2015, followed five days later by Terry Blanchette, 27, and his little girl, Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette.

Both adults were beaten and had their throats slit; the little girl was plucked from her crib and spirited

Read more at: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/alberta/jury-finds-albertas-derek-saretzky-guilty-of-triple-murder/article35485376/

2 arrested in Coral Springs man’s 2011 murder – 7News – WSVN

CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) – A break in the 2011 case of a man found stabbed to death in his Coral Springs apartment has led to the arrest of two men.

Jason Martinez and Kadian Roper remain at the Broward County Jail charged with premeditated first-degree murder in connection to the July 2011 murder of Michael Hamilton.

Officials and the victim’s family addressed reporters on Monday. “The arrest of these two subjects has made our community a lot safer, and for that we are all eternally grateful,” said Coral Springs Police Deputy Chief Sean Becker.

Hamilton’s mother, Kathy Green, remembers the moment police called her. “On July 10, 2011, I received a call from Detective Koenig informing me that my only son, Michael Todd Hamilton, had been found murdered in his apartment in Coral Springs,” she said. “No one is ever prepared for that call.”

Detectives believe the suspects’ motive was robbery. Investigators said

Read more at: http://wsvn.com/news/local/2-arrested-in-coral-springs-mans-2011-murder/

2 arrested in Coral Springs man’s 2011 murder – WSVN 7News … – 7News – WSVN

CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) – A break in the 2011 case of a man found stabbed to death in his Coral Springs apartment has led to the arrest of two men.

Jason Martinez and Kadian Roper remain at the Broward County Jail charged with premeditated first-degree murder in connection to the July 2011 murder of Michael Hamilton.

Officials and the victim’s family addressed reporters on Monday. “The arrest of these two subjects has made our community a lot safer, and for that we are all eternally grateful,” said Coral Springs Police Deputy Chief Sean Becker.

Hamilton’s mother, Kathy Green, remembers the moment police called her. “On July 10, 2011, I received a call from Detective Koenig informing me that my only son, Michael Todd Hamilton, had been found murdered in his apartment in Coral Springs,” she said. “No one is ever prepared for that call.”

Detectives believe the suspects’ motive was robbery. Investigators said

Read more at: http://wsvn.com/news/local/2-arrested-in-coral-springs-mans-2011-murder/

DNA links second man to Coral Springs murder case, police say

After a six-year investigation, DNA recovered from spit and a juice bottle linked two men to the murder of a Coral Springs man, court documents say.

Jason David Martinez, 28, of New York, was arrested there in October and extradited to Broward County in February on suspicion of committing the 2011 stabbing murder of Michael Hamilton, 31, of Coral Springs.

Kadian Andre Garfield Roper, 37, of Coral Springs, was taken into custody Wednesday for the same offense. Both men are being held without bond in a Broward County jail.

Hamilton was last seen alive at 8: 30 p.m. July 9, 2011, at the apartment he shared with a roommate in the 9800 block of Northwest 33rd Street.