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Teen tries to rape 94-year-old neighbor before beating her to death with a flashlight

An Ohio judge found an 18-year-old man guilty Tuesday of the 2015 attempted rape and beating death of his elderly neighbor.

According to The Vindicator, Jacob LaRosa pleaded no contest to aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, and attempted rape in the March 31, 2015, slaying of Marie Belcastro, 94. Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Judge W. Wyatt McKay ultimately found him guilty of the four felony charges.

LaRosa was 15 when he used a flashlight beat the nonagenarian to death in her Niles home. Neighbors told police that the victim knew LaRosa because he used to mow her lawn, WKBN reported.

Investigators claimed that blood spatter and bloody footprints were located

Read more at: http://www.crimeonline.com/2018/02/14/teen-tries-to-rape-94-year-old-neighbor-before-beating-her-to-death-with-a-flashlight/

Closing arguments delivered in trial of man accused of murdering neighbor

KALAMAZOO, MI  — Todd Maneke was desparate for crack cocaine and out of options when he went to Alfred Minka’s house in August 2013 in search of money and a car, Kalamazoo County Assistant Prosecutor Steven McLaughlin said.

There, McLaughlin said, Maneke hit Minka on the left side of the head with a hammer, took money out of his wallet and found his car keys. Then, realizing what he had done, he went back and beat Minka several times on the left side of the head, breaking the bones of his skull. Maneke then took Minka’s car to buy crack cocaine before parking the car in Minka’s garage and going back across the street to his home, McLaughlin said.

McLaughlin said Maneke didn’t mean to kill Minka when he first struck him, but then realized what he had done.

“When he hit Minka the first time, his intent was to get money for

Read more at: http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2017/09/maneke_trial_closing_arguments.html

When Water From Across Hall Starts Flooding Mom’s Apartment, Neighbor’s Grisly Secret is Exposed

Maelynn Arellano was forced to call building management days ago when water started seeping into her apartment.

The mother of two who lives at View Point Apartments outside of Denver, Colorado, told KDVR that she called maintenance to report that water was leaking into her family’s apartment from across the hall.

Although she called on the evening of March 14, crews weren’t sent until morning.

That’s when she was told the gruesome news.

“They said, ‘you know, we’re recommending you guys call a 24-hour crime scene cleanup crew out here to get this water out, because it’s contaminated,'” she said.

When the crime scene clean up crew arrived, the news was even more distressing. Arellano was told:

“You need to get, for you and your kids, a week’s worth of stuff, medications, paperwork, whatever you need for your infant and for your other daughter and yourself for a week.”

Across the hall, lying in several inches of waste

Read more at: http://ijr.com/2017/03/826810-water-flooding-moms-apartment-points-grisly-scene-unit-next-door/