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Police say murder suspect admitted to beating man with table leg, paint cans

Shanadore Rice 

KALAMAZOO, MI — The man accused of killing 69-year-old William Gray told police he choked him, then used a table leg and paint cans to beat him to death, police say.

Shanadore Rice, 34, of South Haven, has been arraigned on one count of open murder in the Dec. 29, 2017, death of William Henry Gray.

Police responded to Gray’s home in the 1200 block of North Rose Street in Kalamazoo Dec. 30 after they received information Gray had been killed in the home, a Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety detective said during a probable cause hearing Jan. 15 in Kalamazoo County District Court.

Murder arrest made after Kalamazoo man’s body found in Detroit

After executing a search warrant at the home, police found a bloody crime scene in the living room, which

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Police say murder suspect admitted to beating man with table leg …

Shanadore Rice 

KALAMAZOO, MI — The man accused of killing 69-year-old William Gray told police he choked him, then used a table leg and paint cans to beat him to death, police say.

Shanadore Rice, 34, of South Haven, has been arraigned on one count of open murder in the Dec. 29, 2017, death of William Henry Gray.

Police responded to Gray’s home in the 1200 block of North Rose Street in Kalamazoo Dec. 30 after they received information Gray had been killed in the home, a Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety detective said during a probable cause hearing Jan. 15 in Kalamazoo County District Court.

Murder arrest made after Kalamazoo man’s body found in Detroit

After executing a search warrant at the home, police found a bloody crime scene in the living room, which

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2018/01/man_admits_to_choking_beating.html

Execution-style triple murder led to peaceful arrest in Florida, police say – The Courier

Louisville police steered away Monday from revealing what investigators learned about what triggered a fatal shooting spree last Thursday in Pleasure Ridge Park that left three adults dead and two pre-schoolers without their parents.

Instead, they gave a shout out to help from two Florida county sheriff’s departments and the tracking technology OnStar that helped locate and capture suspect Christopher Olivio, 46, of Spring Hill, Florida, last Saturday night.

Police found brother and sister Mike Miles, 27, and Geneva Miles, 39, each dead from a gunshot wound to the head. Mike’s wife, Catherine Miles, 24, died from multiple gunshot wounds. The three were found Friday afternoon at a home in the 6400 block of Venango Drive after Catherine Miles’ worried relatives had alerted police after failing to reach her. 

Background: Florida

Read more at: https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2018/01/15/triple-homicide-louisville-arrest-florida/1033593001/

Prosecutor in murder trial tells jury the crime scene was like a ‘horror film’

The lead prosecutor in a murder trial involving testimony about Satan told jurors Tuesday the crime scene was like a “horror film.”

The victim, Geneva Gomez, 33, was found by her boyfriend — bloody, beaten and lying on the floor of her mother’s house, according to testimony Tuesday. A crucifix was on her chest.

“She didn’t look anything like the woman that he loved,” Assistant District Attorney Suzanne Lavenue said during her opening statement in Oklahoma County District Court. “It scared him almost to death.”

The mother, Juanita Martinez Gomez, now 51, told police she forced a crucifix and religious medallion down her daughter’s throat while attempting to ridher of Satan, according to investigators. Juanita Martinez Gomez, of Oklahoma City, is charged with first-degree murder in the Aug. 27, 2016, killing.

Gomez has pleaded not guilty. Defense attorneys had given notice of plans to present an insanity defense at trial, but later chose not

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Prosecutor in murder trial tells jury the crime scene was like a ‘horror …

The lead prosecutor in a murder trial involving testimony about Satan told jurors Tuesday the crime scene was like a “horror film.”

The victim, Geneva Gomez, 33, was found by her boyfriend — bloody, beaten and lying on the floor of her mother’s house, according to testimony Tuesday. A crucifix was on her chest.

“She didn’t look anything like the woman that he loved,” Assistant District Attorney Suzanne Lavenue said during her opening statement in Oklahoma County District Court. “It scared him almost to death.”

The mother, Juanita Martinez Gomez, now 51, told police she forced a crucifix and religious medallion down her daughter’s throat while attempting to ridher of Satan, according to investigators. Juanita Martinez Gomez, of Oklahoma City, is charged with first-degree murder in the Aug. 27, 2016, killing.

Gomez has pleaded not guilty. Defense attorneys had given notice of plans to present an insanity defense at trial, but later chose not

Read more at: http://newsok.com/prosecutor-in-murder-trial-tells-jury-the-crime-scene-was-like-a-horror-film/article/5578978

Court hearing reveals brutal details in molester’s murder – WBRZ.com

BATON ROUGE – The ongoing trial in the 2015 murder of Robert Noce has revealed unsettling details from the night the convicted child molester was murdered.

In 2015, Noce took a lesser charge in the sexual abuse of Crehan’s girlfriend when she was a child.

Crehan and his lover, Brittany Monk, were both charged in Noce’s death, however she pleaded guilty to manslaughter, a lesser charge. Monk was repeatedly sexually abused as a child by Noce, her mother’s boyfriend, according to the prosecution and court records. He was sentenced to five years probation for abusing Monk, one month before he was found dead inside of a barrel at his home.

Robert Noce

On Monday, Crehan’s defense likened their situation to a modern-day Romeo and Juliet. But the story of what allegedly happened on the night of Noce’s death is a far cry from the Shakespearean classic.

Monk, who gave birth to Crehan’s child in prison, took the stand Tuesday to testify against her

Read more at: http://www.wbrz.com/news/trial-begins-for-man-accused-of-killing-girlfriend-s-abuser/

Grand jury to hear murder case of Odenville Middle School librarian – WBRC FOX6 News

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, AL (WBRC) –

A grand jury will hear the murder and theft case against a man accused of stabbing Odenville Middle School’s librarian and coach multiple times, in a dispute that arose out of a prostitution arrangement.

27-year-old D’Kota Chance Griffin is charged with intentional murder and second degree theft. He remains in the St. Clair County Jail in Ashville.

Griffin is accused of stabbing 46-year-old Michael Collins some 40 to 70 times on August 20.

In a preliminary hearing before Judge Alan Furr, St. Clair County sheriff’s Investigator Wayne Layton testified about a very bloody crime scene and two statements from Griffin in which he explained an arrangement between the two: they would meet every third weekend, at which point Griffin would be paid $250 to strip. 

This went on from August 2016 to April 2017, before

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Can bloody dioramas show how to investigate a murder? These forensic experts say yes.


Former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O’Toole examines the crime scene “Three-Room Dwelling,” a diorama depicting an apparent triple homicide, as part of the Renwick Gallery’s “Murder Is Her Hobby” exhibit. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)

The three forensic experts slowly, carefully examined the horrific crime scene. Three bloody bodies: A woman lying in bed, apparently shot to death; her husband face down on the floor next to the other side of the bed with a large crimson stain on the bed; and in an adjacent room, a baby in a crib, also apparently shot to death. If it were real, it would be too gruesome to look at for long, even for these three crime scene veterans.

In 1937, it was real. Somewhere in New England, the Judson family was found dead in their quaint home, three bottles of milk sitting outside the

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Capital murder trial continues in Brazos County – KBTX

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) – The second day of the capital murder trial of an East Texas man continued Thursday.

William Hudson is accused of killing six people at a campground in Anderson County, near Palestine on November 15, 2015.

News 3 is live blogging the trial from the courthouse every day.

Click here to read the LIVE BLOG.

On Thursday prosecutors continued to make their case for why they believe Hudson is the murderer.

The courtroom saw lots evidence of a bloody crime scene inside an Airstream trailer where Karl Johnson and his daughter Hannah were killed.

Some key testimony came from Texas Ranger Michael Adcock. He told the court that Hannah Johnson’s Toyota Sedan was found at William Hudson’s mother’s house after they arrived.

Prosecutors say the Johnsons and four others were murdered because Hudson believed his family should still own

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