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Dallas teen was kidnapped, raped and killed while returning Redbox movie, jury learns

After learning her daughter was sexually assaulted, Cheryl Hastings, a registered nurse, became certified to conduct exams for rape victims. 

“I felt like those people need someone for them in a vulnerable time of their life,” Cheryl Hastings testified Monday. 

Jurors were shown photos of the bloody crime scene, where Hastings was found in the fetal position, her clothing in disarray and knife wounds on her wrist and neck.

Her death sent her neighborhood into a panic during the two-week hunt for her killer. 

Investigators quickly zeroed in on Cochran, whom they called a “sexual predator,” and DNA evidence found on the murder weapon was matched to him. His fingerprints weren’t found at the crime scene, but the DNA evidence taken from Hastings’ rape kit didn’t exclude Cochran as a suspect. 

Defense attorney Paul Johnson said the evidence proves only that Cochran handled the knife, not that he used it to kill Hastings. 

Knives like the murder weapon,

Read more at: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/courts/2018/01/11/trial-begins-dallasman-accused-killing-18-year-old-way-church

Sangoma wanted for lover ‘murder’. . . Woman found raped at bloody crime scene

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Whinsley Masara, Chronicle Reporter
A LUPANE woman, who was axed four times and appeared to have been raped, was found dead at her homestead. Her unidentified live-in boyfriend of three months, a sangoma, has since disappeared and is allegedly on the run.

Torn used condoms and a bloodied axe were found next to Hlalani Ngwenya’s naked body that lay in a pool of blood outside her bedroom recently.

Ngwenya (38) had four deep cuts on her head and indications are that she was raped before she was murdered. The incident occurred at Dandanda Village, St Lukes Area, under Chief Mabhikwa in Lupane.

Villagers told The Chronicle that they did not know the sangoma’s name as he was relatively new in the village.

“We don’t even know where he originated from,” said a villager on condition of anonymity.

“The sangoma was last seen

Read more at: http://www.chronicle.co.zw/sangoma-wanted-for-lover-murder-woman-found-raped-at-bloody-crime-scene/

Sangoma wanted for lover ‘murder’. . . Woman found raped at bloody …

police-investigation

Whinsley Masara, Chronicle Reporter
A LUPANE woman, who was axed four times and appeared to have been raped, was found dead at her homestead. Her unidentified live-in boyfriend of three months, a sangoma, has since disappeared and is allegedly on the run.

Torn used condoms and a bloodied axe were found next to Hlalani Ngwenya’s naked body that lay in a pool of blood outside her bedroom recently.

Ngwenya (38) had four deep cuts on her head and indications are that she was raped before she was murdered. The incident occurred at Dandanda Village, St Lukes Area, under Chief Mabhikwa in Lupane.

Villagers told The Chronicle that they did not know the sangoma’s name as he was relatively new in the village.

“We don’t even know where he originated from,” said a villager on condition of anonymity.

“The sangoma was last seen

Read more at: http://www.chronicle.co.zw/sangoma-wanted-for-lover-murder-woman-found-raped-at-bloody-crime-scene/