Archive for May 28, 2014

Murdered #1201 – 1300


05/01/2014 Police in Virginia on Saturday arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of killing a boy half his age, who family and neighbours said was killed trying to rescue his older sister from a sexual assault. The Richmond Police Department did not identify the suspect, citing his age, but said he was charged with murder and strangulation. He is also suspected of attacking the girl, who family members said is 12 years old.


05/03/2014 Saturday that they had arrested 20 people suspected of being associated with attacks that left at least 29 Muslims dead in villages in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, where tensions between members of the Bodo tribal group and non-Bodo residents, including Muslims, have been simmering for years.


05/03/2014 A gunman who shot and killed three people and injured four more in north-east Arkansas was an acquaintance or friend of the victims, police said on Sunday, but noted the motive still is unknown. Authorities identified the shooter as Porfirio Hernandez, 40, who had recently been released from a mental health treatment facility. Sergeant Doug Formon of Jonesboro police did not give further details in an email to the Associated Press.


05/01/2014 The slayings of Rich and Johnson on Thursday in the isolated community of Tanana underscored the challenges law enforcement faces in this huge state. Like many troopers assigned to patrol multiple villages, Rich and Johnson were not based in the interior community of 238 people. They worked out of the troopers’ four-person rural service unit in Fairbanks 130 miles to the east, and they had to reach Tanana by plane.


05/03/2014 NAIROBI, Kenya – At least three people were killed in a grenade blast in one of two explosions Saturday along the coast of Kenya, which has been working to crack down on a recent wave of terrorist attacks.


05/13/2014 PRETORIA, South Africa – Tension is rising in South Africa’s platinum mine sector, where three miners who were working in defiance of a strike have been killed in separate incidents. The South African Press Association quoted police as saying Tuesday that the platinum-mining area around Rustenburg town was quiet after the violence that had started Sunday. The agency says one slain miner was stabbed, another was set afire and a third miner and his wife were strangled to death.


05/12/2014 Isabel Carrasco, 59, renowned as a strong character who was Popular Party leader of the Leon provincial council, was shot repeatedly in broad daylight on Monday as she crossed a footbridge near her home in the northern city. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and other leading Spanish politicians suspended European election campaigning and joined the mourning for Carrasco.


01/28/2011 The wife of a military officer shot and killed her son on the way to soccer practice, then drove to their upscale home and shot her daughter in the head while she studied at her computer, Afterward, the woman told detectives she killed the teens for being “mouthy.”


05/15/2014 A car bomb struck Thursday in a bustling area in downtown Baghdad, killing at least six people and wounding 13, officials said. The explosives-laden car was left in a parking lot in the Karrada neighborhood, near a commercial area where also some government offices are located, including courts and a hospital, a police officer said. Three civilians and three policemen were killed, he added.


05/13/2014 Oscar-winning Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul took his own life, his brother has confirmed. The body of the 36-year-old, best known for the documentary Searching For Sugar Man, was found in the Stockholm area on Tuesday. I can confirm that it was suicide and that he has been depressed for a short period of time.


05/14/2014 At least five Vietnamese people and 16 others described as Chinese have been killed in the latest incident of rioting, Reuters news agency has reported, as tension between Beijing and Vietnam escalates over the disputed territory in the South China Sea.Wednesday night’s violence comes hours after mobs burned and looted a number of foreign-owned factories at industrial parks near the capital Hanoi. The protests by workers are against China’s recent placement of an oil rig in the disputed Southeast Asian waters. Vietnam has sent ships to confront the rig which are engaged in a tense standoff with Chinese vessels protecting it.


05/11/2014 BAGHDAD — Militants in Iraq launched an audacious attack on a military barracks in a remote area in the country’s north and killed 20 troops overnight, including some who had been bound and shot at close range, authorities said Sunday as other attacks killed 18. The killings at the military barracks in the village of Ayn al-Jahish outside of Mosul mirrored two previous assaults earlier this year in the area targeting security forces. It also represents the latest blow to the government’s efforts to achieve stability in restive Sunni-dominated areas.


05/10/2014 LODI, N.J. — A man was charged Saturday with stabbing his estranged wife to death, then fleeing with their two young sons to South Carolina, where he was captured and the boys were found safe after a five-state Amber Alert, authorities said.Police who arrived at the home of Tracy Jordan, 39, in Lodi to conduct a welfare check Friday night found her dead of multiple stab wounds, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s office. Her worried mother had called police after she hadn’t been able to get ahold of her and no one answered a knock at the door, a family friend said.


05/10/2014 MILITANTS who attacked a military base in north Iraq kidnapping 20 soldiers later shot them dead. The soldiers were abducted by a large group of militants in several vehicles from a small base in the Ain al-Jahash south of Mosul, and their bodies were found in the area on Saturday night, sources said. But accounts of when the attack took place varied, with a police major and morgue employee putting it on Saturday night, while an army major general said it had taken place earlier in the week.


05/08/2014 Young people clashed with police in the streets on Thursday in an angry response to Venezuelan security forces dismantling four tent cities maintained by anti-government demonstrators, and officials reported one officer killed and another injured. The bloodshed came after hundreds of police and troops arrested 243 student protesters during pre-dawn raids on camps in front of the offices of the United Nations and in better-off neighbourhoods in the capital largely opposed to President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government.


05/05/2014 HEARNE, Texas — The nephew of a 93-year-old Central Texas woman shot and killed by a police officer says his aunt fired two shots before the officer shot her.


05/09/2014 TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man shot his wife and two teenage children in the head, then scattered gasoline and fireworks around the mansion they rented before setting the home ablaze and killing himself, deputies said Friday. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Col. Donna Lusczynski said at a news conference Friday that Darrin Campbell had purchased fireworks, gas cans and gasoline in the days before the family was killed.


05/08/2014 Former tennis star James Blake had been renting the home to a family for about the past two years, and was not there at the time of the fire, Miss Lusczynski said. She identified the renters as the Campbell family; voter registration records identified them as Darrin Campbell and his wife, Kimberly. A former neighbour, George Connley, said Darrin Campbell was the treasurer of Carrollwood Day School, a private school attended by the Campbell’s teenage children, Colin and Megan.


05/07/2014 Boko Haram has been further condemned after details emerged of a massacre of as many as 300 people close to Nigeria’s border with Cameroon, while the Islamist group continued to hold more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.


05/15/2014 BEIRUT – A massive car bomb ripped through a crowded garage Thursday near a rebel-held border crossing between Syria and Turkey, killing at least 43 people in an area that has seen fierce fighting between rival rebel groups, an anti-government activist group said.


05/15/2014 Twin suicide bombings in the centre of Baghdad have killed at least six people, the latest in a spate of explosions in the Iraqi capital since elections last month. The blasts went off minutes apart during morning rush hour on Thursday in the commercial district of Karrada, near a crossroads that is the site of a hospital, a police headquarters and a court building. Each bombing killed three people, security and medical officials said. Among the fatalities was at least one policeman.


05/15/2014 Three people are dead and 22 people are injured in Bangkok after a gunfire and grenade attack on a new protesters’ site early Thursday morning. The anti-government PDRC camp is close to the Democracy Monument–in the city’s prime tourist area.


05/13/2014 Ukraine says six of its soldiers were killed during an ambush by militants on Tuesday. “The incident took place in the village of Oktyabrski in the Slovyansk region, about 20 kilometers from Kramatorsk, during ‘a unit movement from the military base.’ The location is in volatile eastern Ukraine. ” ‘Our soldiers were attacked in an ambush. Terrorists attacked our land troops with grenades. The attackers were more than 30 people and set an ambush near the river,’ the ministry said.


05/13/2014 Camille Lepage’s work has been published in the Guardian, Le Monde, the Sunday Times, the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and used by the BBC. Photograph: Camille Lepage A French photojournalist has been killed in the Central African Republic, the presidential palace announced on Tuesday evening.


05/16/2014 NAIROBI, Kenya — Two bombs killed 10 people and wounded 70 others Friday, tossing bodies into the air at a market in Kenya’s capital, while hundreds of British tourists were evacuated from the coastal resort of Mombasa after warnings of an impending attack by Islamic extremists.


05/16/2014 TRIPOLI, Libya — Fierce fighting in eastern Libya between army troops loyal to a rogue general and two militias killed 24 people Friday, with the country’s top military official calling the offensive launched without government approval a “coup.” The clashes forced closure of the city main airport late Friday. Military aircraft and helicopters, apparently under the command of Gen. Khalifa Hifter, flew over the eastern city of Benghazi, Libyan security officials said. On the ground, Hifter’s troops besieged the bases of the Islamist militia Rafallah al-Sahati and a militia known as February 17, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to journalists. The clashes killed at least 24 people, according to several health officials in at least four hospitals in the city where bodies arrived. A total of 124 were wounded, officials said.


05/16/2014 BAGHDAD (AP) — Separate attacks in Iraq killed five members of an anti-militant Sunni militia on Friday as an al-Qaida splinter group claimed responsibility for a spate of Baghdad bombings that killed at least 19 people the day before. Insurgents frequently attack members of the Sunni militia, also known as Sahwa, which joined forces with U.S. troops at the height of the Iraq war to fight al-Qaida.


05/15/2014 RAMALLAH, West Bank – Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinian teens in a West Bank clash that erupted Thursday after Palestinians marked their uprooting during the war over Israel’s 1948 creation.


05/11/2014 DE SOTO  • A woman and her two young children barricaded themselves inside a De Soto home Sunday night while her husband threatened to shoot her. After a standoff with police, the 27-year-old man fatally shot himself. The woman and children were unharmed. They were hiding in a downstairs bedroom while the man was upstairs.


05/18/2014 DAMASCUS, Syria — The head of Syria’s air defenses was killed in clashes near the capital, Damascus, a government official and activists said Sunday, one of a few high-ranking military officers to be killed in the country’s 3-year-old civil war. Lt. Gen. Hussein Ishaq’s death may boost morale for those fighting against President Bashar Assad’s government, as they’ve faced a series of setbacks and surrendered territory over the last year.


05/17/2014 BAGHDAD — Authorities in Iraq say a bombing at an outdoor market north of the capital, Baghdad, has killed five people. Police officials say the attack took place Saturday when the bomb exploded at the market in the town of Tarmiyha, killing five shoppers and wounding 14.


05/20/2014 At least 118 people were killed and dozens more injured when two car bombs exploded at a busy bus terminal and market in Nigeria’s central city of Jos on Tuesday. The second blast, which was captured on camera by a local television station, came half an hour after the first, killing some of the rescue workers who had rushed to the scene.


05/20/2014 Syrian activists said at least 23 people were killed by rocket attacks in two northern towns. Activists said rocket fire from Syrian military helicopters killed at least 10 people in the town of Azaz early Tuesday. Azaz is in Aleppo province near the border with Turkey.


05/20/2014 JERUSALEM (AP) — An investigation of a fatal West Bank clash between Israeli forces and Palestinian stone-throwers indicates that troops used live fire without justification and in violation of the army’s rules of engagement, an Israeli human rights group said Tuesday. Two Palestinian teens were killed and one was wounded in last week’s confrontation. Palestinian hospital officials have said the three were shot in the upper body by live rounds.


05/20/2014 Three little girls were stabbed to death in their home near Torrance, California, on Tuesday, according to multiple reports in the local media. The children, ages 3, 2 and 2 months old, were found lying in a pool of blood on a bed alongside their mother, police told KTLA.


05/21/2014 Jos, Nigeria • Islamic militants killed 48 villagers in northeastern Nigeria near the town where they kidnapped 300 schoolgirls, and the U.S. said Wednesday it was sending in 80 military personnel to expand the drone search for the captives. The developments came hours after twin car bombings claimed at least 130 lives in this central city — an escalating campaign of violence blamed on the Boko Haram terrorist network and its drive to impose an Islamic state on Nigeria.


05/20/2014 TORRANCE, Calif. — Several knives were recovered at a gruesome scene in California where a mother was arrested in the killing of her three young daughters and taken from the scene covered in blood and wearing only a blanket, authorities and witnesses said. But it’s not clear how the three girls, who ranged in age from 3 years to 2 months old, were killed, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Dave Coleman said. Detectives were completing their investigation and clearing out of the scene Wednesday morning, more than 12 hours after the suspect’s mother called the


05/22/2014 BLAHODATNE, Ukraine – In the deadliest raid yet on Ukrainian troops, pro-Russia insurgents attacked a military checkpoint Thursday, killing 16 soldiers, and the interim prime minister accused Moscow of trying to disrupt the upcoming election for a new president to lead the divided country out of its crisis.


05/19/2014 The 51-year-old who’s famous for the police drama series The Shield was arrested on Tuesday when he allegedly confessed to police. Jace remains in custody in lieu of two-million dollar bail, and is due to be arraigned later today.


12/12/2010 A Nevada jury found a former Las Vegas Strip performer guilty of second-degree murder on Thursday for killing and dismembering his dancer ex-girlfriend in a closely watched case that offered a lurid glimpse behind the curtains of the Sin City stage community.


05/27/2014 25-year-old woman was stoned to death and killed by her family outside a high court in the Pakistani city of Lahore, for marrying the man she fell in love with, according to police and a lawyer. Police said about 20 members of the family started attacking Farzana Parveen, and her husband Mohammad Iqbal, with sticks and bricks as they waited for the high court to open on Tuesday afternoon.


05/24/2014 Officials in northern Iraq say a car bomb targeting a liquor store has killed 11 people and wounded more than two dozen others. Authorities say the blast happened Saturday in the al-Wassiti neighborhood in the city of Kirkuk, about 270 kilometers north of Baghdad.


05/24/2014 Chicago police shot and killed a knife-wielding man who chased paramedics responding to a 911 call for a person stabbed, according to authorities. The shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. near the intersection of 71st Street and Racine Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood. The man shot by police died at 12:08 a.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. A spokesman for that office said the man had been identified as 62-year-old Michael Myers of the 11300 block of South Indiana Avenue.


05/25/2014 Three separate bomb attacks – two in the capital Islamabad and one in a restive tribal region – have killed six soldiers and one civilian in Pakistan. The explosions followed three days of intensive Pakistani military airstrikes against Taliban hideouts near the Afghan border, which killed at least 75 people.


05/22/2014 Shadi al-Menei, the head of the Egyptian armed group Ansar Bait al-Maqdis, has been killed along with other members overnight, Egyptian security sources say. The sources said Menei was killed on Thursday while walking in Maghara in Sinai Peninsula, the Reuters news agency reported.


05/25/2014 An Italian photojournalist and his Russian interpreter have been killed in eastern Ukraine while covering fighting between government forces and pro-Russia insurgents. 30 year old Andrea Ronchelli and 60 year old Andrey Mironov died from mortar fire after they were shot at near the pro-Russian stronghold of Sloviansk. Ronchelli was the founder of the photo agency Cesura.


05/24/2014 MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) – Three people were killed and a fourth person was wounded in a shooting at an oceanfront motel in Myrtle Beach, one of South Carolina’s most popular tourist destinations. The shootings took place around 11 p.m. Saturday in front of crowds of tourists at the Bermuda Sands Motel along the beach’s new boardwalk, Myrtle Beach Police Capt. David Knipes said.


05/24/2014 SANAA, Yemen (AP) – Yemeni soldiers killed 15 al-Qaida fighters in fierce fighting with militants who launched a major attack overnight targeting army, security and government buildings in a southern city, authorities said Saturday. The Defense Ministry said in a statement that the army foiled the attack and now completely controls Sayoun, a city in southern Hadramawt province. It said the fighting killed 10 soldiers and wounded others. Security and military officials earlier said that the attackers killed 16 troops.


05/22/2014 ISTANBUL — Two men have died after clashes in Istanbul between the police and a group of demonstrators who had gathered to protest last week’s mine disaster in Soma, Gov. Huseyin Avni Mutlu of Istanbul said Friday. One man, Ugur Kurt, 30, an Istanbul resident who was in the Okmeydani district to attend a funeral, was shot in the head by a stray bullet as the police responded to homemade bombs and stones being hurled by about 15 protesters. Mr. Kurt died in a hospital late Thursday. The news set off new clashes in the area that continued into Friday.


05/23/2014 SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy charged with fatally shooting a Pennsylvania cab driver who didn’t take his preferred route was interviewed as a witness to a triple homicide in New Jersey last year, police said.Aazis Richardson was charged with murder Friday night, hours after 47-year-old cab driver Vincent Darbenzio was found shot twice in the head in Scranton. Police said Richardson had complained that the driver was “taking the long way and ripping him off.”


05/24/2014 JOS, Nigeria – An explosion ripped through an outdoor venue crowded with soccer fans watching a European final Saturday night and many are feared dead in the Nigerian city of Jos, officials said, four days after twin car bombs blamed on Islamic extremists killed at least 130 people in the central city.


05/25/2014 A series of attacks in Somalia left at least seven people dead, including six attackers and one soldier who tried to stopped a suicide bomber from entering the country’s parliament building. The multi-pronged, complex attack carried out by militants in Mogadishu involved a car bomb, suicide bomber and gunmen on foot, police said.


05/23/2014 There were renewed calls for stricter gun laws in the US on Sunday, following Friday night’s shooting spree in the southern California college town of Isla Vista, which left seven dead including the gunman, British-born Elliot Rodger. Rodger, who was 22, is also suspected of having stabbed to death a further three victims at his apartment close to the University of California, Santa Barbara.


05/24/2014 A French woman and an Israeli couple died yesterday in the attack, and security has been tightened around Jewish institutions. A fourth person has died following a gun attack at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, as police continue to hunt for those responsible.


01/25/2014 In late January, a mentally ill man was shot and killed by two police officers in Lodi, Calif., a town south of Sacramento. Tragedy often follows a confrontation between the police and a mentally ill person, but the facts of this case are in dispute.


04/24/2014 Two officers at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen shot and killed a pair of armed Yemeni civilians during an attempted abduction of the Americans at a Sanaa business last month, the State Department said Friday. The officers have left Yemen, Marie Harf, a spokeswoman for the State Department, said in a statement. No other details were provided.


05/22/2014 The vehicles raced toward the market an hour after sunrise, one from the north and another from the south, mowing over pedestrians and tossing explosives. One of the vehicles itself then exploded. In moments, 31 were dead and 90 injured as the latest in a string of deadly terror attacks again stained streets with blood in Urumqi, the capital of China’s far western Xinjiang region, which is home to the country’s ethnic Uighur population.


05/28/2014 Disturbing pictures of the two teenage girls found hanged from a mango tree after being gang-raped have been broadcast on Indian TV, as furious locals prevented the police from reaching their bodies. Women have also been demonstrating in the regional capital of Lucknow, 160km from the village. The girls, who were aged 14 and 15 and are believed to be related, disappeared from fields near the village of Katra, in Uttar Pradesh state in the north of the country. Investigators have made three arrests – including two police officers – since the gruesome crime.


06/08/2014 Gunmen attacked Pakistan’s international airport in Karachi Sunday night, and the fighting continued into Monday morning. The reported death toll has been rising: The latest from Pakistan media is that at least 23 are dead, including airport guards and the 10 militants said to be behind the attack.


06/05/2014 A gunman opened fire Thursday at Seattle Pacific University, killing one person and wounding two before being tackled by a student security guard, Seattle police said. The gunman was reloading a shotgun when the student, working as a building monitor, used pepper spray and knocked him down, Police Capt. Chris Fowler told reporters. “Once on the ground, other students jumped on top of them and subdued the shooter,” he said.


06/05/2014 After the militants forced everyone into the village centers, “they began to shout ‘Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar,’ then they started to fire at the people continuously for a very long time until all who had gathered were dead,” he said. Allahu akbar means God is great.


06/12/2014 The U.S. resumed its drone strikes inside Pakistan, killing at least 13 people in two separate attacks on militant areas late Wednesday and early Thursday


06/01/2014 A boy of 13 was among four youths being held on suspicion of murder today after an 18-year-old man was knifed to death in a street brawl. The sibling of the teenage victim screamed hysterically “that’s my brother” as paramedics battled to save his life. The victim, named locally as 18-year-old James Hunter, was fatally knifed in Sydenham, south London, on Saturday night. He was pronounced dead at the scene in Wells Park Road just before 9.30pm. He is the fifth teenager to be murdered in the capital this year.


06/31/2014 GRIFFIN, Ga. — A 43-year-old Griffin police officer was shot and killed while off-duty early Saturday morning and the man who police say fired the gun is in critical but stable condition after being shot by the officer’s brother. Officer Kevin Jordan was working an overnight security shift in uniform at a Waffle House restaurant in Griffin when two men and a woman caused a disturbance around 2:30 a.m., Griffin Police Lt. Mike Richardson said. Jordan escorted them to the parking lot, when the woman identified as Chantell Mixon began physically fighting with him.


05/31/2014 An airstrike by Pakistani forces along the Afghan border killed four civilians on Saturday, officials said, as a Pakistani offensive against Taliban militants continued despite protests by the Afghan government.


05/04/2014 Violence has claimed the lives of 799 Iraqis in May, the highest monthly death toll so far this year, the United Nations said on Sunday, underlining the daunting challenges the government faces as it struggles to contain a surge in sectarian violence. The figures issued by the U.N. mission to Iraq, known as UNAMI, put last month’s civilian death toll at 603, with 196 security forces killed. UNAMI added that 1,409 Iraqis, including 1,108 civilians, were wounded. The previous month’s death toll stood at 750, making April the second deadliest month of the year.


06/01/2014 A bomb blast targeting a television viewing centre for football in northeast Nigeria killed at least 14 people and wounded 12 on Sunday, police and the military said.


06/02/2014 At least 15 people were killed and more than 40 wounded in battles between the Jihadist militant group Ansar al Sharia and forces loyal to a renegade general in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday, according to hospitals in the city.


06/06/2014 A 16 year old who is accused of killing his father with a cane and hiding the body in a backyard compost bin was charged as an adult in the crime on Friday. Rylan Salzman, from Tacoma, Washington, plead not guilty to one count of second-degree murder in the death of his father, Richard Salzman. Richard Salzman, 49,  was reported missing last Saturday by his wife, Louise Salzman. The last time he had been seen was the day before.


06/14/2014 A BOMB attack targeting a weapons bazaar in eastern Syria close to the Iraqi border has killed 30 “terrorists”, state television reports. “A big explosion hits a terrorist arms market in Mayadeen, killing 30 terrorists and wounding dozens of others,” the television reported on Saturday.


06/11/2014 Father Kenneth Walker, an associate pastor at the Mater Misericordiae Mission in Phoenix, Ariz., died from gunshot wounds Wednesday night, likely after answering a late-night knock at the door to the church’s living quarters.


06/13/2014 EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — The unsolved beheading of a retiree and the killing of his elderly wife has so rattled their gated, lakeside Georgia community that neighbors are casting about for even outlandish explanations. Was it a mob hit? A drug dealer? A hungry alligator? The peaceful neighborhood where the couple was found dead hadn’t seen as much as a burglary in recent memory.


09/2009 no information on day. “Honour killing” of Farzana Parveen sparked world-wide outrage. The pregnant 25-year-old was battered with bricks and cudgels as she tried to enter a Pakistani court with husband Muhammad Iqbal, 45. But he has now confessed to strangling his first wife, Ayesha Bibithe, mother of his five children – so he could marry neighbour’s daughter Farzana. He said: “I was in love with her and killed my first wife because of this.” Iqbal was not charged because he was forgiven by his son Aurangzdeb. Under Pakistani law, this saved him from a any sentence.


06/14/2014 NOVOHANNIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s new president declared Sunday a day of mourning and vowed to punish those responsible after pro-Russia separatists shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane, killing all 49 crew and troops aboard.


06/16/2014 BANNU, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s air force pounded targets in the country’s northwest on Monday, killing 27 militants, the army said, as the government finally pushed ahead with a military offensive against insurgent safe havens. The airstrikes are part of the long-awaited operation against foreign and local militants in North Waziristan, a tribal region near the Afghan border that is used as a base by the insurgents to attack the rest of Pakistan.


06/16/2014 KABUL, Afghanistan — A roadside bomb planted by the Afghan Taliban killed 5 civilians from the same family in the southern Kandahar province on Monday, the Interior Ministry said. In a statement, it condemned the killings, adding that three of the victims were children. The attack follows last weekend’s presidential runoff, a vote which the Taliban had warned Afghans not to participate in or face attack. On Sunday, officials said the group had cut of the fingers of a dozen voters in retribution and also killed 11 people.


06/15/2014 At least 48 people were killed Sunday night after suspected Somali militants attacked hotels and a police station in a small Kenyan coastal town, officials said Monday. Kenya’s top police commander, David Kimaiyo, reportedly said that a group of gunmen targeted two hotels, a bank and a police station in the town of Mpeketoni, located about 30 miles southwest of the popular tourist island of Lamu, and about 60 miles west of the Somalia border.


06/13/2014 The father just wanted his 37-year-old daughter, whom he believed was too drunk to drive, to give him the keys. The father even stood in front of her car to stop her from driving away after a family argument.But the daughter, Soukvilay Barton, allegedly dropped the car into gear anyway and ran over her father, killing him, according to published reports


06/15/2014 SANAA, Yemen (AP) – A gunman opened fire on a bus transporting military hospital staff in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Sunday, killing eight people, including two women, and wounding a dozen others, security officials and witnesses said.


06/14/2014 LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas police officer killed in an ambush at a pizza shop was remembered Saturday as a Renaissance man, a first-rate police officer and a loving family man. More than 2,400 family members, friends, police officers and others gathered to pay tribute to Alyn Beck, who was gunned down while eating lunch last Sunday along with officer Igor Soldo. Investigators say the two officers were killed by an anti-government couple who went on to kill a bystander before they died in a shootout with police in a Wal-Mart store.


06/14/2014 Officers found a woman dead inside the property in Lark Rise in Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, at around 8.55pm last night. The death is being treated as suspicious and a post-mortem examination will take place to establish the cause of death. Police had earlier gone to an address in Tunstall Green, near Woodbridge, at around 6.35pm after receiving a report from the ambulance service that a man at the property had sustained injuries to his wrists.


06/21/2014 It was the latest in a series of attacks pointing to growing unrest in the sprawling region of Xinjiang, where the native Muslim Uighur people want more autonomy from Beijing. Last month, a market bombing killed 43 people in Xinjiang’s capital, Urumqi. Chinese authorities have blamed the attacks on extremists bent on overthrowing Beijing’s rule. The government says the assailants have ties to Islamic terror groups abroad, but provides little direct evidence, by handing down heavy punishments to people authorities say organized, led and participated in terror groups, committed arson, murder, burglary or illegally manufactured explosives.


06/19/2014 Damascus, Syria — A powerful truck bomb exploded on Friday in a government-held village in central Syria, killing at least 34 civilians and wounding more than 50, the state-run news agency said.


06/19/2014 BEIRUT (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated his vehicle Friday near a police checkpoint in eastern Lebanon, while troops raided two hotels in the capital, arresting 17 suspected members of an al-Qaida breakaway group allegedly plotting terrorist attacks in the country. It was not clear if the two incidents were related. But the bombing — the first since March — along with the security dragnet in and around Beirut sparked fears of renewed violence in a country which has been buffeted by the conflict in neighboring Syria.


11/05/2013 CLEVELAND – A man convicted of killing a woman and eight children at a birthday sleepover in a U.S. house fire has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.A federal judge sentenced 30-year-old Antun Lewis on Friday.The fire killed 33-year-old Medeia Carter, four of her children and four other youngsters attending a birthday party in May 2005.


06/21/2014 PANAMA CITY, Fla. — A new father in Florida was killed by a stray bullet that traveled more than 200 feet from a neighbor’s house and hit him in the back of the head. Bay County Sheriff’s officials were quoted by the The News Herald of Panama City as saying that 33-year-old Steven Justin Ayers was killed instantly during a family gathering he and his wife, Jessica, were having at their home to celebrate the birth of their 3-day-old son, born on Father’s Day.


06/14/2014 KABUL, Afghanistan — A proposal for the U.N. to mediate a crisis over allegations of election fraud gained momentum Friday as President Hamid Karzai backed the idea and the U.N. said it stood ready to help. Abdullah Abdullah, who is running against Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, has accused electoral officials and others of trying to rig the June 14 vote against him. That has threatened what Western officials had hoped would be a peaceful transfer of authority, as Karzai is constitutionally barred from seeking a third term.


06/16/2014 Atlanta, GA (WGCL) — A 22-month-old child has died after being left in a hot car for more than eight hours. According to Cobb County police, the father of the toddler was supposed to drop the baby off at daycare, but forgot. The father then drove to work around 9 a.m. Wednesday and left the baby in the car. It wasn’t until the man left work and started driving home that he looked in the backseat and saw the child still strapped in the car seat and unresponsive.


06/15/2014 QUEENS — A young man fatally shot his 15-year-old girlfriend in a Jamaica drug den and then lied about her committing suicide because he thought she had given him a sexually transmitted disease, sources said. Police charged Amin Abdullah with murder and criminal possession of a weapon, in connection to the fatal shooting of his girlfriend, Alexis Anderson.


6/17/2014 She was stabbed 16 times and left to die as she walked along a quiet footpath in Colchester, Essex, last Tuesday. The suspect in the beige jacket is described as between late teens to 30, tanned, of average build with thick, black hair. He was walking towards the nearby Greenstead estate between 10.20am and 10.40am. Police have appealed for information about two others.


06/21/2014 (this date represents the information found not the actual people murdered) FALFURRIAS, Texas — Volunteer researchers have uncovered mass graves in a South Texas cemetery that they believe contain the bodies of immigrants who died crossing into the U.S. Hundreds of bodies are being discovered, these people we will never know, disappeared for this life. the dates are unknown, the names are unknown..


06/22/2014 RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli troops shot dead a mentally ill Palestinian who approached them in a West Bank refugee camp Sunday, the army said, while another Palestinian was killed in clashes in the city of Ramallah. Sunday’s deaths brought to four the number of Palestinians killed since Israel launched its most extensive military operation in the West Bank in years after the abduction of three Israeli teens on June 12.


07/03/2014 The newspaper said that from Thursday night into Friday, three people were killed and 10 wounded


07/04/2014 Saturday night into Sunday morning, four people were killed and another 10 wounded


07/05/2014 from 2:30 p.m. Sunday to 3:30 a.m. Monday, four people were killed and at least another 26 wounded.


06/30/2014 Anatoly Klyan, 68, an experienced cameraman for Russia’s state-sponsored Channel One was killed after Ukrainian government forces opened fire on a bus carrying conscripts’ mothers and journalists, according to the news channel.


06/12/2014 The three teenagers — Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, a 16-year-old with dual Israeli-American citizenship — disappeared on the night of June 12 as they were hitchhiking home from Jewish seminaries they attended in the West Bank.!/content/1.2692887


06/30/2014 GOWANUS — A man rejected for an ironworks job shot two welders and then used a pipe bomb to hold police at bay for two hours before committing suicide.


07/08/2014 The father who allegedly stabbed his three-year-old son has been charged with his murder. On Tuesday about 9am, South Australia police were at an unrelated crash scene at the intersection of Hockley Terrace and Gorge Road in Athelstone – north-east of Adelaide – when they were approached by a man stating he had injured his son.


07/06/2014 A murder inquiry has been launched after the death of a 17-year-old boy following an altercation at a taxi rank. A 42-year-old man has been arrested after Alex Peguero Sosa, from Kingsbridge in Devon, died on Sunday.

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04/10/2003 Estella Jimenez Ortiz, 20 Residence: Houston Estella was stabbed and beaten by her husband, Jesse Jason Ortiz, 24. Their 3-year-old daughter was at home at the time of the murder. After killing his wife, Jesse committed suicide by jumping from a highway overpass. The couple had separated three days earlier. Police say Estella told friends she feared for her safety because Jesse was jealous and violent.


04/23/2003 Paula Jones Richard, 38 Residence: Houston Paula was shot by her husband, Preston Richard, 38, who set their home on fire and then killed himself. Both bodies were found in the blaze. The Harris County sheriff’s office had responded to a domestic disturbance at the home the night before the murder-suicide took place. The couple’s two children were at school at the time of their parents’ deaths


02/10/2003 Flor Roque, 28 Residence: Houston Flor was shot and killed by her boyfriend, Purnell Cauley, 35, after she tried to end their relationship. Enraged, Cauley killed Flor, then killed his wife and three daughters. He then killed himself after a standoff with police in which one officer was wounded.


01/22/2003 Tocarro Leane Swanson-Sanders, 20 Residence: Spring She was stabbed to death in her apartment by her boyfriend, Andre Fitzgerald Pierre, 30. Pierre asked neighbors to call police, saying he had killed Tocarro. Then he fled the scene. He later confessed the murder to police.


08/10/2003 Heidi Simone, 37 Residence: Houston Police say Heidi was beaten to death by her common-law husband, David Paul Chabolla, 39. Medical examiners ruled her death a homicide due to blunt- force trauma. Chabolla was arrested and charged in her death.


06/14/2003 Enjoli Taylor, 23 Residence: Houston Police say Enjoli was stabbed by her boyfriend, Aaron Rayme, 27. The two were seen arguing in a car when Enjoli jumped out to seek help at a nearby house. Rayme followed her and stabbed her to death. He then cut himself, was treated at a hospital, and then was arrested in connection with her death.


01/02/2003 Susan Rene Tull, 29 Residence: Houston Susan was shot at home by Paul Wade Hilligiest, 32, who then killed himself, police say. The two bodies were found after concerned relatives entered the home the couple shared. According to police, the couple had recently discussed ending their relationship.


10/20/2003 Priscilla Jenifer Viehland, 22 Residence: Houston Police say Pricilla was strangled by her ex-boyfriend, Anthony Jackson, who then set her body on fire. According to police reports, she had recently ended their relationship.


08/01/2003 Maria Villatoro, 20 Residence: Houston Police say Maria was shot in her car by her ex-husband, Luis Gonzalez, 21. Gonzales was arrested two days later in connection with her murder. He was discovered at a bus station in Santa Barbara, Calif., with their daughters, ages 3 and 18 months. Police say Maria had picked up her girls from day-care the previous afternoon, but never made it home with them.


09/05/2003 Erika Veronica Zepeda, 24 Residence: Houston Police say Erika was stabbed by her common- law husband, Daniel Martinez, 26. Adults in the southeast Houston home where the couple were guests tried to intervene when the couple started to argue, but backed away when Martinez grabbed a butcher’s knife and stabbed Erika. Martinez was arrested and charged in her death.


03/05/2003 Gertrude Tyler, 40 Residence: Hallsville Police say Gertrude was shot at home by her husband, George Tyler, 43, who also killed her 17- year-old son. George reported finding the bodies when he came home; however, police charged him in the deaths.


09/27/2003 HAYS COUNTY Neshia Nunn, 35 Residence: San Marcos Neshia was shot by her estranged husband, Ricky Nunn, 29. Prior to the shooting, police had been called to a domestic disturbance at the apartment, but the officers left because they could not find Ricky Nunn. Three minutes later, he returned and killed his wife, and injured her cousin, Alishia Batiste. A neighbor who heard the shootings called the police. When officers returned to the apartment, Ricky Nunn shot himself in the head. He later died at a local hospital. Neshia Nunn’s mother said Ricky Nunn had abused his wife throughout their marriage, and police say they had previously been called to the apartment.


08/03/2003 HENDERSON COUNTY, Celeste Murray, 43 Residence: “near Seven Point. Police say Celeste was shot by her husband, Wesley Wayne Murray, 40. Wesley Murray was indicted for murder. Celeste Murray had four daughters, ages 5 to 15.


07/04/2003 HIDALGO COUNTY Alma Booth, 86 Residence: Edinburg. Police say Alma was shot and killed on her living room sofa by her husband, Donald Ray Booth, 85.


05/01/2003 Juana Cerda, 44 Residence: Donna Juana was shot by her husband, Jose Manuel Cerda, 55, who then killed himself. Sheriff’s investigators say the violence may have resulted from a domestic dispute.


12/27/2003 Olga Lydia Garcia, 19 Residence: Donna Police say Olga was killed by her boyfriend, Rosendo DeLeon, 20. Her body was found one week after her family reported her missing.


05/26/2003 Virginia Huddleston, 34 Residence: McAllen Virginia was strangled in her apartment by her ex-boyfriend, Jeffery Ryan Hill, 32. Hill stuffed Huddleston’s body into a suitcase and dumped it in a rural area. He later pled guilty to murder and was sentenced to 60 years in prison.


08/2003 Isabel Kaiser, 58 Residence: Mission. Isabel was shot as she slept by her husband, Howard Maines, 67. Kasier had earlier attempted to end their turbulent marriage. Maines pled guilty to Isabel’s murder and was sentenced to 58 years. She had one son and three grandchildren.


08/27/2003 Michelle Peralez, 34 Residence: Weslaco Michelle was shot by her estranged husband, Santiago Gallegos, 33. Gallegos shot Peralez in the parking lot of the day-care center where she had just dropped off the couple’s twins. Gallegos then shot himself. They were the process of getting a divorce.


11/21/2003 Maria del Carman Vasquez, 34 Residence: San Juan Maria’s burned remains, found on Thanksgiving Day in Sullivan City, were identified through dental records. Her husband, David Vasquez, 33, was arrested and charged in her death. The couple had a 7- year-old-son.


03/28/2003 JEFFERSON COUNTY Marilyn Viltz Procter, Age Unknown Residence: Port Arthur Police say Marilyn was shot outside her home by her ex-boyfriend, Nhikima Hager, after she ended their relationship.


05/01/2003 Pamela Reed, 40 Residence: Port Arthur Pamela was shot by her estranged husband, Willis Joseph Reed, 50, while visiting a friend’s house. The couple argued before Willis shot his wife and two of her friends. He then returned home and confessed the shootings to police.


04/2003 KLEBURG COUNTY Meagan McFarlin, 22 Residence: Unknown Police say Meagan was beaten with a sledgehammer by her boyfriend, David Wammack, 26. Wammack confessed to killing Meagan after her skeletal remains were discovered on a beach one month after her death. Police learned the couple had a troubled relationship for some time. Wammack was indicted for murder on June 14, 2003.


10/19/2003 LIBERTY COUNTY Maria Hernandez, 32 Residence: Liberty Police say Maria was stabbed after a struggle with her estranged husband, Martin Rivera, 40, who then attempted suicide.


11/22/2003 Martha Sheets, 49 Residence: Hull Martha’s beaten and burned body was found in June 2004 near a heavily wooded rural road. Her family had reported Martha missing shortly before Thanksgiving in 2003. Police say her husband, Edward Sheets, 53, killed her. Edward Sheets had a long history of domestic violence, and he was in fact doing jail time on family violence charges when police found his wife’s body.


11/21/2003 Michelle King, 23 Residence: Lubbock Michelle suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died on the way to the hospital after her ex-boyfriend, Jason Flowers, 24, held her hostage for 15 hours. After a stand-off with police, he killed himself. King had obtained a protective order against Flowers two weeks prior to her death.


03/17/2003 Christina Moreno, 26 Residence: Lubbock Police say Christina was stabbed by her common-law husband, Armando Sandoval Jr., 29, after an all- night argument turned violent. After two failed suicide attempts, Sandoval confessed to killing Moreno. She had a 4- year-old son.


12/26/2003 Leah Nicole Rumbaugh, 18 Residence: Lubbock Police said Leah was shot in the head by her boyfriend, Robert Hudson, 26. Hudson told police he had found Leah’s body, and believed it was a suicide. But detectives charged Hudson in her death.



5/15/2003 MCLENNAN COUNTY Allison Felkner (Estes), 26 Residence: Waco. The former Marine was beaten to death on the steps of her apartment by her estranged husband, Brian Estes, 26. The couple was in the process of getting a divorce. Allison had two children.


01/17/2003 MATAGORDA COUNTY Shirley Joyce Johnson, 64 Residence: Palacios Shirley was shot and killed by her husband, Russell Franklin Yeager, 71. Yeager also shot and killed his son- in- law, James Milton Arnett, 49, before killing himself.


12/21/2003 MILAM COUNTY Bettie Jo Smith, 56 Residence: Cameron Police say Bettie Jo was stabbed by Jerry Lewis Wooden, 36 in what authorities deemed an intimate-partner homicide. Wooden was charged in her death, and was indicted for murder.


02/17/2003 MOORE COUNTY Tammy Rene Benson, 39 Residence: Cactus Tammy was shot by her ex-boyfriend, Ruben Ruiz, 32, after an argument. A jury found Ruiz guilty of murder and sentenced him to 25 years.


02/17/2003 NACOGDOCHES COUNTY Betty Jernigan, Residence: Chireno Betty was shot as she arrived home with her children by her ex-husband, Dan Hardy Jernigan, 37. The children ran inside their home to call 911 when they witnessed their father killing their mother. Dan Jernigan received a 30-year sentence for the murder.


11/01/2003 NUECES COUNTY Unknown Victim, 23 Residence: Corpus Christi. She was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend, 45, after an argument escalated. He later turned himself in to police. No other information was available from authorities.


12/21/2003 ORANGE COUNTY Wendy Roque, 23 Residence: Pine Forest The newly commissioned police officer was shot and killed by her husband, Alvaro Gabino Roque, 33. She was in the process of divorcing him. Alvaro Roque also killed his police standoff.


09/17/2003 POLK COUNTY Linda Arnold, 34 Residence: Unknown Linda drowned after her common- law husband, Ronnie Boyd Barnet, 43, beat her while both were swimming in a local lake. Police say a heated argument led to the violence. Barnet was convicted of murder and is serving a 25- year sentence.


10/16/2003 Vickey Bowen, 44 Residence: Livingston Vickey’s body was found in her home by a co-worker who was concerned when she did not show up to work. Police say her boyfriend, Donnie Lee Roberts Jr., killed her. As police pursued Roberts, he jumped from the car he was driving. Eventually, he surrendered and was taken into police custody on suspicion of murder.


11/19/2003 Luz Martina Alfonso, 35 Residence: Amarillo Luz was shot by her husband, Juan Alfonso, 47, who then fatally shot himself. She had filed for divorce two months prior to her death, and the couple was scheduled to attend their final divorce court hearing on the day of the shooting. She had two daughters, 11 and 16.


06/19/2003 Kathy Sue Snelson, 51 Residence: Amarillo Kathy was stabbed by her boyfriend, James Richie, 72. Richie had a history of violent behavior and was sentenced to life in prison for her murder.


05/28/2003 RAINS COUNTY Tracie Lee Harmon Rogers, 35 Residence: Unknown Tracie was shot at home by her husband, Floyd Edward Rogers Jr., 40. Deputies had been called to the home previously for reports of domestic violence. Floyd Rogers was sentenced to life in prison for his wife’s murder. She had a 14- year-old daughter and 6- year-old son.


09/05/2003 RUNNELS COUNTY Trisha Leigh Hovorak, 28 Residence: Ballinger Trisha’s body was found by her father inside her home. Her husband, David WayneFranklin, 26, was charged in her death. The couple had begun divorce proceedings andwas trying to reconcile, police said.


12/07/2003 STARR COUNTY Brenda Lee Monjares, 16 Residence: Alto BonitoBrenda was shot by her boyfriend, Jairo Garza, 13. She was pregnant and had justfinished her freshman year of high school. The two had been living together in Garza’sparents’ home after Brenda told her mother she was pregnant. Brenda’s parents had begunto suspect that Garza was abusing their daughter.


06/22/2003 TARRANT COUNTY Ana Cantu, 23 Residence: Fort WorthAna was shot by her estranged husband, Oscar Cantu Sr., 31, as she held her 3-year-old son. An acquaintance, Jose Hernandez, 36, also was killed. Oscar then killed himself.


12/31/2003 Jeannie I. Gonzalez, 37 Residence: Fort Worth Jeannie was killed by her estranged husband after he entered her home. He also wounded her daughter and killed Artemio Arroyo, 40, before killing himself.


06/03/2003 Yarra Martinez, 20 Residence: Hurst Yarra was fatally shot in the back as she approached her car, just minutes after leaving her workplace. Police say her 19-year-old ex-boyfriend had been waiting for her, armed with a rifle, in an adjacent parking lot. After he sped away, police found him dead from a self- inflicted gunshot wound.


12/13/2003 (date uncertain) Cynthia Miles, Age Unknown Residence: Fort Worth Cynthia was found beaten to death in her apartment. Police say her boyfriend, Andre Robinson, 26, was the killer. Robinson was arrested in Cynthia’s death. The couple’s two young daughters witnessed the killing and police believe they were left alone with their mother’s body for more than a day.


02/15/2003 Veronica Romo, 29 Residence: Irving Veronica was stabbed to death at her workplace. Her body was found later by coworkers. Veronica’s estranged husband, Carlos Delreal Rojas, 35, was arrested and charged in her death.


11/15/2003 Elena Sain, 41 Residence: Fort Worth Police say Elena was killed by her estranged husband, John Sain, 47. The couple had recently separated and Elena Sain had returned home to get her belongings when her husband shot and killed her, police say. Authorities said they were aware that Elena was returning home, but she had told them John Sain was not home.


04/26/2003 TAYLOR COUNTY Deborah Wieringo, 47 Residence: Abilene Deborah was shot by her boyfriend, who also killed her estranged husband after becoming enraged at seeing them together. The boyfriend then killed himself. The husband survived his injuries. She had two children.


11/09/2003 TRAVIS COUNTY Robin Buckland, 47 Residence: Spicewood. Robin was beaten to death with a hammer as she slept. Police say the killer was her ex-husband of 18 years, Gary Jackson Buckland, 44. A police report says after he killed her, Gary dragged Robin’s body outside his home and struck her on the neck to ensure she was dead.


03/28/2003 Ortralla Mosley, 15 Residence: Austin Ortralla was stabbed in front of fellow students at school by her ex-boyfriend, Marcus McTear, 16. She had broken up with McTear the day before her death to escape their violent rela tionship. McTear had a history of violent behavior. McTear, a minor, pled guilty to murder and received a 3 to 40 year sentence.


08/25/2003 Ann-Marie Sibley, 43 Residence: Austin. Ann-Marie was shot and killed by her boyfriend, Arthur James West Jr., 37. West also killed Ann-Marie’s brother, Michael Garvey, 45. West pled guilty to the charges and received two 30- year life sentences.


12/11/2003 Marivel Vargas, 18 Residence: Austin Marivel was shot in her car outside her workplace. Her ex-boyfriend, Alvaro Lee Contreras, 18, was charged in her death. She had recently ended their relationship after she suspected that Contreras had slashed her tires. Her brother reported that Contreras had assaulted him on one occasion and that his sister had expressed fear of Contreras. Contreras turned himself in to authorities.


06/12/2003 VAL VERDE COUNTY Bertha Paniagua, 46 Residence: Del Rio Authorities reported Bertha’s death as a murder-suicide in Del Rio, Texas. No other information was available.


11/08/2003 VAN ZANDT COUNTY Michelle Ann Plevnic, 35 Residence: Wills Point. Police say Michelle was shot by her boyfriend, Timothy Dewayne Hathcock, 32. He was arrested and charged in her death.


11/31/2003 WALLER COUNTY Gail Sternberg, 47 Residence: Unknown. Gail was shot and killed by her husband, Gary Sternberg, 67, who then killed himself.


08/22/2003 WEBB COUNTY Acenette Belinda Huerta, 38Residence: Laredo Acenette died 11 days after entering a hospital for a slash wound to her neck that police say her common- law husband, Santiago Martinez Jr., 40, inflicted during a domestic dispute. Martinez had a history of beating Acenette and was found that day by police covered in blood and holding a box-cutter. After pleading guilty, Martinez was given a 60-year sentence.


05/16/2003 06/16/Kristina Gonzalez, 35 Residence: Laredo Kristina was shot by her boyfriend, Hector Rodriguez, Jr., 32, who then killed himself. Police had visited their home for previous domestic violence complaints. Kristina had sought a protective order against Rodriguez after he kicked her in her face, cut her with a knife and sexually assaulted her in a previous attack.


01/05/2003 WICHITA COUNTY Samantha Lezark, 28 Residence: Wichita Falls Police say Samantha was beaten with a fire extinguisher and strangled by Kristopher Kyle Russell, 21. A co-worker found her body. The pair had just begun dating when the murder took place. Russell was charged in her death and is also a suspect in the death of his wife, Tara Russell, in Nebraska.


02/28/2003 Senior Airman Shelby Orelup, 22 Residence: Wichita Falls Shelby was strangled by her boyfriend, Sgt. Jason Arindain. Arindain dumped Shelby’s body near the base where she was stationed. In May 2004, Arindain was dishonorably discharged and sentenced to life in prison. She lby had a young daughter.


09/21/2003 WILLIAMSON COUNTY Kali Gianna Sansone, 27 Residence: Cedar Park Police say Kali was strangled by her husband, Gregory Michael Klapesky, 29. Police say Klapesky then took Kali’s body to a friend’s house to dispose it off. Police found the body after the friend grew suspicious and notified authorities.


05/13/2003 Shelia Stifflemire, 40 Residence: Leander Shelia was shot by her husband, Hank Stifflemire, 46, who then killed himself.


08/04/2003 WISE COUNTY Hope Marie Moore, 37 Residence: Bridgeport Hope was shot by her estranged husband, Martin Edward Moore, 36, outside her workplace. He later killed himself in an Indiana cornfield as he was being pursued by police. Hope and her daughter were staying with friends because her husband had threatened her.


03/17/2014 L’Wren Scott, fashion designer and stylist, was found dead Monday morning of an apparent suicide in her NYC apartment. Daily News reports that she was found around 10 a.m. by her assistant.


03/16/2014 Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel discussed what measures the Department of Defense will take in light of the attack on Washington’s Navy Yard, which led to the deaths of 13 people.


03/18/2014 A mentally-troubled man stabbed his father to death and seriously injured his mother during a domestic dispute in their Columbus Avenue apartment Tuesday morning, relatives and sources said. Anthony Powe, 27, who relatives said suffered from schizophrenia, attacked his parents with a pair of scissors in their eighth floor apartment at the Park West Village home at 784 Columbus Ave. about 6 a.m., before fleeing the scene.


03/19/2014 What started as a surrender of three female undocumented immigrants, one woman and two teenagers, resulted in their rape and apparent suicide of their alleged aggressor.


03/31/2014 A woman found her husband stabbed to death in their East 85th Street apartment Monday evening, police said. Hector Rossy, 53, was found with stab wounds to his chest and neck inside his fifth floor apartment at 328 East 85th St., near First Avenue, about 6:50 p.m., the NYPD said.


04/04/2014 A veteran Associated Press photographer was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan.


04/02/2014 Ivan Lopez’s friendly smile apparently gave no hint of a history of depression, anxiety and other psychiatric disorders. The Iraq war veteran was being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder before he opened fire at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas on Wednesday. Lopez took his own .45-caliber handgun onto the sprawling facility and killed three people and wounded 16 more before taking his own life. His death left authorities to piece together what in his background and medical treatment could have triggered a new round of bloodshed at the same Killeen post where an officer killed 13 people in 2009.


03/14/2014 Officials said 18-year-old Amina Bibi self-immolated outside a police station in the district of Muzaffargarh. She had accused officers of failing to investigate properly claims that she was sexually assaulted by several men on the way to college in January. Correspondents say rape cases are rarely prosecuted in Pakistan.


04/16/2011 A part time actor has been found guilty of the rape and murder of a Chinese student in her Canadian apartment after her distraught boyfriend watched helplessly 6,500 miles away on Skype. Brian Dickson showed no emotion as he was convicted of the first degree murder of 23-year-old Qian Liu in April 2011, receiving a life-sentence with no chance of parole for 25-years.


04/09/2014 Ramiro Hernandez-Llanas, 44, was in the US illegally when he killed a former university professor who had hired him to help with renovations on his home. The execution by lethal injection went ahead after Texas’ parole and pardons board refused to delay his case.


04/09/2014 A woman convicted of murder in Texas has been put to death, only the 14th time a female has been executed in the US in nearly four decades. Suzanne Basso, 59, was pronounced dead from lethal injection at 18:26 local time Wednesday (00:26 GMT Thursday). She was found guilty of the 1998 torture and killing of a mentally impaired man she had promised to marry.


04/10/2014 The US state of Texas has executed a Mexican for murder, despite objections from the US and Mexican governments. Mexico argued the execution of Edgar Tamayo, 46, would violate international law, because he was not told of his right to seek legal assistance from the Mexican consulate when he was arrested. US Secretary of State John Kerry made the rare move of asking Texas to delay the execution. But it went ahead, after a last-minute appeal to the US Supreme Court failed.


04/08/2014 A British man has been shot dead by masked robbers who burst into his mother’s home in the Bahamas. Police said Edgar Dart, 56, who lived in Winnipeg, Canada, was killed after he struggled with the raiders at the property in Emerald Bay near Freeport, Grand Bahama.


01/24/2013 The suicide of a violinist days after she testified against her ‘predatory’ former choirmaster ‘could and should’ have been prevented, an investigation into her death has found. Frances Andrade, 48, was left ‘utterly traumatised’ after giving evidence against Michael Brewer and his ex-wife Kay, and killed herself before they were convicted of a string of indecent assaults.


04/10/2014 At least 30 people have been killed and another 10 wounded in fighting between rival sectarian militias in the Central African Republic (CAR), police say. Officials say most of those who died in the central town of Dekoa were civilians hit by stray bullets.


04/09/2014 A deadly bomb blast has struck a busy market on the outskirts of Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, killing at least 20 people, police and medics say. The high intensity blast at the fruit and vegetable market left as many as 100 injured, reports say. The Pakistani Taliban denied involvement. No other group has said it carried out the attack.


04/07/2014 A Dutch priest well known for refusing to leave the besieged Syrian city of Homs has been shot dead by a gunman. Frans van der Lugt, who was in his 70s, had become a renowned figure in the rebel-held area that has been blockaded by government forces for nearly two years.


04/08/2014 Karyn Washington, the 22-year-old founder of the For Brown Girls website, which sought to empower chocolate-complexioned black women, died on April 8, reportedly committing suicide, according to MadameNoire.  Her passing is a devastating loss for legions of black women who went online to seek refuge in any one of Washington’s many initiatives, which knocked down beauty standards and encouraged black women to find and rock whatever shade of red lipstick that best suited them.


04/14/2014 A rush-hour bomb blast Monday at a bus station near Nigeria’s capital and other explosions that followed are thought to have killed more than 70 people and injured more than 120. An Islamist group that believes Western education is sinful and takes other extremist stands is being blamed.


04/26/2014 Two soldiers and three suspected rebels have died in a gun battle in restive Indian Kashmir, police say, soon after the killing of a poll official in India’s marathon general elections. Violence has spiked in the disputed Himalayan region since the start of the staggered parliamentary polls earlier this month as rebels have sought to discourage locals from turning out at the ballot box, police say. The latest violence erupted on Friday when security forces laid siege to Manloo village, 55 kilometres south of Kashmir’s main city Srinagar, after militants opened fire on them.


03/21/2014 The American agency is leading the investigation into the crimes of William James Vahey, who killed himself as authorities began to uncover the scale of his abuse at schools across the world. FBI Special Agent Shauna Dunlap said: “Without a doubt, this is certainly one of the most prolific suspected sexual predators that we’ve seen, given the numbers of children, potential victims, his position of trust, and so forth.


04/26/2014 Attacks in Iraq killed about 15 people Saturday, in new rounds of violence just days before the country’s parliamentary elections. Officials say at least six people died in two separate attacks in the capital, Baghdad, while violence elsewhere killed nearly 10 people.


04/25/2014 A teenager charged with stabbing a fellow high school student to death on the day of their junior prom is being held in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation where he will likely remain for two weeks, one of his attorneys said Saturday. The 16-year-old suspect, who was charged as a juvenile offender, will not appear at an arraignment scheduled for Monday in New Haven, said attorney Richard Meehan. The teenager is accused of fatally stabbing Maren Sanchez, 16, in the hallway of Jonathan Law High School in Milford, Conn. The attack occurred Friday morning, hours before the school’s junior prom, and authorities were investigating whether Sanchez was stabbed after turning down the suspect’s invitation to the dance.


04/10/2014 Early Thursday morning, a man shot and killed a 17-year-old boy that he caught in his teenage daughter’s bed. The tragic incident reportedly occurred after the 16-year-old girl’s younger brother went into her room to say goodnight and spotted two feet sticking out from under the bed. The younger brother then told his father, who stormed into the room and reportedly found the teen in his daughter’s bed.


03/14/2014 A Pakistani teenager has died a day after setting herself on fire when police dropped charges against those accused of attempting to rape her. Officials said 18-year-old Amina Bibi self-immolated outside a police station in the district of Muzaffargarh. She had accused officers of failing to investigate properly claims that she was sexually assaulted by several men on the way to college in January.


02/15/2014 A family’s night at the movies on Valentine’s Day turned into a horror show when a husband and father was beaten to death outside a cinema by police officers. Things had not gone smoothly for the Rodriguez family — who reside in Norman, OK — due to a dispute which took place between Mrs. Nair Rodriguez and her 19-year-old daughter, Luinahi.  Mrs. Rodriguez says her daughter had been lying to her so she slapped her during the argument, which took place outside the Warren Theater during the early hours of February 15th.


01/15/2014 Aguilar stepped out of the dressing room at Zumiez, a store he had visited before and is popular with the skate and snowboarding sets, and randomly killed two clerks before firing on other mall patrons, wounding one and sending hundreds of panicked shoppers and merchants racing for cover. Then he took his own life.


12/12/2013 A U.S. military drone strike in Yemen last December may have killed up to a dozen civilians on their way to a wedding and injured others, including the bride, a human rights group says. U.S. officials say only members of al-Qaida were killed, but they have refused to make public the details of two U.S. investigations into the incident. Human Rights Watch released a report on the drone strike Thursday, citing interviews with eight witnesses and relatives of the dead as well as Yemeni officials. The report said four Hellfire missiles were fired at a wedding procession of 11 vehicles on Dec. 12, 2013, in Radda in southern Yemen, killing at least 12 men and wounding at least 15 others, six of them seriously.


10/05/2011 An 8-year-old girl returning from school found the bodies of her parents and another relative in their Mississippi home and authorities said the victims all died of stab wounds.,_relative_slain_in_mississippi


02/15/2014 A 15-year-old girl named Adrian Broadway was shot and killed by a man who opened fire on a group of teenagers who allegedly egged his home, according to reports.


04/29/2014 A 14-year-old Chicago girl accused of killing another girl in a dispute over a boy tried unsuccessfully to fire a gun before someone fixed it for her and handed it back to her so she could open fire, prosecutors said Tuesday. That detail emerged during a hearing in juvenile court on the latest incident of violence grabbing headlines in Chicago. The alleged shooter appeared at the hearing on a first-degree murder charge in Monday’s slaying of 14-year-old Endia Martin.


11/28/2012 A Minnesota homeowner who shot and killed two teenagers during a break-in was convicted Tuesday of premeditated murder. Byron Smith had claimed he was simply defending himself during the break-in at his home in the small city of Little Falls on Thanksgiving Day 2012. Smith’s attorney said the 65-year-old was fearful after previous burglaries.


04/29/2014 Around 60 people have been killed in Syria’s Damascus and Homs, as an international watchdog said it would probe alleged chlorine attacks in the country. Meanwhile, the parliament speaker said four new candidates had registered for next month’s presidential election, expected to return Bashar al-Assad to office despite the civil war, which has left vast swathes of the country out of his control.


04/28/2014 A schoolboy will spend a third day being questioned by police over the fatal stabbing of a much-loved teacher in front of her pupils. Spanish teacher Ann Maguire, 61, was just months away from retiring in September after working at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds for more than 40 years.


05/05/2014 SANAA, Yemen — Gunmen in Yemen’s capital opened fire on three French security guards working with the European Union mission on Monday, killing one with some ten gunshots and wounding another, Interior Ministry officials said. They said the gunmen attacked as the group was getting into their sport utility vehicle outside their office, not far from the French embassy and near the residence of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, riddling the car with bullets. The wounded security guard is in critical condition.


09/2013 FITCHBURG, Mass. The father of a 5-year-old Massachusetts boy who was missing for months before his body was found by the side of a highway has apologized at his funeral for not protecting him.


05/04/2014 EL-ARISH, Egypt — An Egyptian militant group claimed responsibility Sunday for twin suicide bombings that targeted a military checkpoint and a tourist bus, killing at least one soldier and wounding nine in southern Sinai. In a statement posted on militant websites, the al-Qaida-inspired group Champions of Jerusalem told the Egyptian army: “We will not rest until we achieve retribution for the blood and honor of the Muslims.”

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12/20/2013 Jamaica’s assistant police commissioner Derrick Knight said Saturday that detectives have seized two vehicles in connection with the double homicides. They have also identified someone whom they believe knows something about the crimes and have urged him to turn himself in. 19-year-old Franciena Johnson of Brooklyn and her 18-year-old cousin Nadia Fearon were shot and killed while visiting relatives in Jamaica, just one day after they arrived. Johnson’s heartbroken mother never imagined it might be the last time she would see her child when she sent her off for winter break to stay with her grandmother. But now Suzette Clarke-Grose, of Canarsie, is dealing with unimaginable pain. After Franciena and Nadia vanished, police found their bodies far from the resort areas, floating in a salt marsh near May Pen on the country’s south coast. Then Franciena’s grandmother made the terrible phone call. “She said, ‘Brace yourself, because your daughter is dead,'” Clarke-Grose said through tears. “I asked what happened, and she don’t know, she just never came home Friday night. She and Nadia left the house to go to May Pen, and she didn’t return home.” Police tell the family they are putting together bits and pieces of evidence to help find the killer. Someone heard gunshots, which led them to the bodies. “I was told it appears they kidnapped them in a car, and the area where they took them was very lonely,” Clarke-Grose said. “Nobody really knows what happened. They only know that they found them with gunshot wounds to the body.” Clarke-Grose spoke to Eyewitness News while sorting through hundreds of pictures of her photogenic daughter, who was studying to be a nurse at Kingsboro College. She was born in Jamaica and moved to the US as a child, and her mother can’t understand why anyone would hurt her.


12/15/2013 Heartbroken friends and family gathered in Manhattan Thursday morning to bid a final farewell to a 3-year-old boy who was thrown to his death off an Upper West Side high-rise by his father. Officials believe a bitter custody battle drove Kirill’s father, 35-year-old Dmitriy Kanarikov, to toss the boy from the top of the 52nd-story apartment building before jumping to his own death. Kirill’s mother, Svetlana Kanarikov, said in a statement that she had been nervous about her son’s visits with his father, and she initially wanted them to be supervised. But she relented after a December 5 court appearance. “The father never did anything violent against the child before,” Kanarikov said of the two previous visits in a statement issued Monday night through a lawyer. “Both times, Kirill was happy after seeing his dad. Skype calls were also going well.” He had picked up Kirill at 10 a.m. Sunday at a Manhattan police precinct – a neutral site negotiated in advance by the parents – to spend time with him for the first time unsupervised. The couple had been married four years and separated in August, and Svetlana Kanarikov said she had taken action after a domestic violence incident. Their split was acrimonious. She left their Brooklyn apartment and moved in with her family in Fair Lawn, N.J., enrolling her son in school. In addition to Kirill, Dmitriy Kanarikov had wanted their house and other property, too, Svetlana Kanarikov said. “He said he would take the child away and I will ‘shoot myself from grief,'” she said. “This was his sick way to take Kirill away from me.” Officers responding to an emergency call reporting two jumpers from the building near Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center found Kanarikov and the boy on the lower rooftops of two separate nearby buildings. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, and Kirill was pronounced dead at a hospital, police said. A witness said the boy was wearing Christmas pajamas. “Kirill was a very sweet, wonderful child, who was loved very much,” his mother said. “He will forever live on in my heart.”


1/01/2008 Said faces capital murder charges in the shooting deaths of his daughters – 18-year-old Amina and 17-year-old Sarah. Investigators say the victims went with their father under the pretense of getting something to eat. Their bodies were found on New Year’s Day 2008 in a cab at a hotel in Irving.


12/25/2013 Gun violence in Newark late Christmas night left a 13-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy dead and another teenager in critical condition. Police are still searching for the shooter or shooters after the shots rang out on Schley Street, near I-78, around 10 p.m.


12/18/2013 A man walked into a nail salon and shot a woman in the head at a nail salon in New Jersey. It happened inside the nail salon on Bergenline Avenue in West New York around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.


12/21/2013 Ssekasi John aged 29 was a business man who always hosted male friends at his home in Kasangati. On Sunday as he was  at Kalerwe Market stage, one of the boda boda riders refused to ride him home simply because he one of the riders on the same stage had informed him that he (Ssekasi John) was a gay who at one time wanted to have annual sex with him….Its at that point that other riders started attacking him and hence ended up using mob justice onto him…..Its now official that being a gay or lesbian leads you to life imprisonment in Uganda.


3/14/2012 Amina Filali, a 16-year-old Moroccan girl, killed herself this week after being forced to marry her rapist, who beat her, the Associated Press reports. The case has sparked outrage in Morocco’s online community, which is calling for change in the country’s laws for women.


01/08/2014 Two people are dead and one person is seriously wounded after an overnight shooting in Richmond Hill. The shooting happened just after midnight at a townhouse complex at Centre Street east of Yonge Street. CBC Toronto’s Linda Ward reported from the scene at 6:30 a.m. and said police investigators had cordoned off an area around a car parked outside one of the townhouse units.


01/13/2014 Curtis Reeves got into an argument with another moviegoer over texting. The two men exchanged words that gradually became more heated and Reeves felt something hit his face. Reeves, who minutes earlier had gone to seek a manager’s help to stop the texting, this time reached into a pocket in his pants for, police say, a pistol. He later told police he feared the man was going to attack him. Reeves, a former police officer, pulled a gun and shot once, hitting Chad Oulson in the chest and Oulson’s wife, Nicole, in the hand she was using to grab her husband in an attempt to calm things down. As the victim struggled to breathe and fell onto two other patrons, Reeves sat down. An off-duty deputy five seats over charged toward him and grabbed the gun, which had jammed. Chad Oulson died later at a hospital. His wife’s wound was considered non-life threatening.


01/16/2014 At least one person was killed when a bomb went off in the town of Pradera in western Colombia, officials say. Dozens of people were injured when a motorcycle packed with explosives detonated outside a police station. The town’s mayor said he had been warned that Colombia’s largest rebel group, the Farc, were planning an attack. The rebels announced on Wednesday that their month-long unilateral ceasefire had come to an end.


01/06/2014 The parents of a nine-month-old girl have been arrested on suspicion of her murder. The baby, who has not been named, died in hospital on 6 January shortly after being taken by ambulance from an address in Park Village in Wolverhampton, police said. A 35-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man were arrested at Wolverhampton police station. Tests are being carried out to determine the cause of death. The baby died at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton, police said. The pair have been bailed while investigations continue.


01/13/2014 Religious violence in the Central African Republic has reached a new extreme with an act of cannibalism in the capital, Bangui. The BBC’s Paul Wood has heard a graphic first-person account, which some might find upsetting. The buses throwing up clouds of red clay dust had yet to rub out the ugly bloodstain in the dirt. A Muslim man had been murdered here a few days ago, by Christians. His limbs were hacked off. Then one of the crowd ate the flesh in a public demonstration of cannibalism. We were filming nearby when a young man in a yellow T-shirt came up to talk to me. “I am the naughty one,” he said in broken French. Puzzled, I shook his hand and was trying to ease past him when I noticed the machete tucked into his skinny jeans. “I am the naughty one,” he repeated. Start Quote I ate his leg, the whole thing right down to the bone – with bread. That’s why people call me Mad Dog.” Ouandja Magloire Camera phones had captured the crime. The pictures show a charred and dismembered body being dragged through the street by a screaming mob. A man held a severed leg and bit down into it. The same, slightly built figure was standing in front of me. He was even wearing the same yellow T-shirt as in the video. A few minutes earlier, I had spoken to a horrified witness, Ghislein Nzoto. He said it began when the Muslim man was dragged from a bus. “People started attacking him, kicking him. They smashed a rock against his head. They kept going even after he was dead.” He went on: “They set the body on fire. There were about 20 youths. They cut a whole leg off. Then one of them started to eat it. He bit into it four times and swallowed. It was raw, not burned. “This was right in front of the Burundian peacekeepers. One of the soldiers vomited. Then he chased people away with his gun. “I swore revenge’ The cannibal’s name was Ouandja Magloire – though he told me he was now known as “Mad Dog”. There was a busy market either side of the street, people hawking brightly coloured cloth, skin-whitening creams, and piles of fresh loaves. We went somewhere a bit quieter so I could ask him why he had done this awful thing. He told me that Muslims had killed his pregnant wife, his sister-in-law, and her new baby.


01/18/2014 A Germantown mother and another woman accused of killing two toddlers and injuring two other children believed they were performing an exorcism, Montgomery County police said Saturday. Police found the children Friday morning when they were called to 28-year-old Zakieya L. Avery’s townhouse by a neighbor who became concerned after seeing a knife, what appeared to be blood and a car with an open door outside the home. Officers took the keys from the car and entered the home. A second woman who lived there, Monifa Sanford, 21, was found with minor injuries. Police on Saturday said both women had been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder.


01/17/2014 A suicide attack at a Kabul restaurant popular with foreign nationals killed at least 21 people on Friday, including the country director for the International Monetary Fund and four United Nations employees. The attacker exploded a bomb at the restaurant gates, clearing the way for two gunmen to enter and start shooting indiscriminately, reports NPR’s Sean Carberry. Afghan security forces killed the gunmen in a shootout. Some 13 foreign nationals were among the dead, CNN reported, including Canadians, Lebanese and a British contractor. The U.S. embassy in Kabul confirmed on Twitter that two victims were American. Two members of the European Police mission were also killed, a Danish woman and a British close protection officer.


08/12/2011 Muth guilty in death of Georgetown socialite: The 91-year-old Viola Herms Drath was found dead in her home in 2011. Her husband, Albrecht Gero Muth — who claims to have been an Iraqi general and a spy — was found guilty of first-degree murder. iola Drath and Muth had a fascinating marriage of 20 years. They slept in the same bedroom but in separate beds. He was more of a companion than a conventional husband, and he often served as her social scheduler, prosecutors said. In interviews with detectives, Muth called the marriage one of “convenience.” But prosecutors said Muth was also abusive and controlling. Drath was found dead in a second-floor bathroom with bruises on her head, throat, chest and arms.


01/24/2014 The explosion of a powerful bomb outside a security headquarters in Cairo killed at least four people on Friday. Two more smaller explosions in the city left at least one other person dead. Dozens of people were wounded in the bombings. The largest blast shattered windows for about a mile. On a weekend when nerves are already on edge because it’s the third anniversary of the protests that eventually led to the toppling of President Hosni Mubarak’s government, NPR’s Leila Fadel says the explosions were quickly followed by protests. The demonstrators, she said, blame the Muslim Brotherhood for the bombings.


12/09/2013 A woman found dead in her Long Island bedroom last month died from repeated blows to her head with an ax, and authorities and court documents revealed Friday that the woman’s 24-year-old son is suspected of killing her. Sean Farrell of Medford was ordered held without bail following his arrest Thursday on second-degree murder charges. The unemployed man wore a white jumpsuit and appeared nervous as he shuffled his feet back and forth during a brief proceeding in Suffolk County District Court in Central Islip. His court-appointed attorney requested that Farrell be placed on suicide watch while he is held in jail awaiting trial. The attorney, Daniel Russo, said he had just been assigned to the case and met his client briefly. He said he believed Farrell suffers from some sort of schizophrenic condition. Authorities have released few details since 45-year-old Bonnie Farrell was found dead in her bedroom on Dec. 9. She had suffered a head injury, was discovered by her husband and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.


01/25/2014 On the final morning of his short life, Darion Marcus Aguilar climbed into a taxi in Burtonsville, 10 miles north of his College Park home. He carried a backpack and a pump-action, pistol-grip shotgun, a Mossberg 12-gauge, which he kept hidden as he informed the driver where he wanted to go. The Mall in Columbia, he told the cabbie Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, of College Park, in his Junior year, yearbook photo. He went to James Hubert Blake High School in Silver Spring, Md. View details of the area where violence erupted after a shooter emerged from among weekend shoppers. Just 19 years old, a 2013 graduate of James Hubert Blake High School in Silver Spring, Aguilar had been scheduled to work early Saturday, at a Dunkin’ Donuts. He didn’t show up. And by day’s end — hours after his violent, self-
inflicted demise — his mother, having tried again and again to reach him, would report him missing to the police. Under a sunless sky, gray and frigid, it was about 10 a.m. as the taxi cruised north to Howard County. Soon, Aguilar — who kept a journal, in which he wrote of his dissatisfaction with his life, according to police — would fatally shoot two employees of a clothing shop, spreading terror in a suburban mall packed with shoppers. Then he would turn the Mossberg on himself.


02/01/2014 A needle was in Hoffman’s left arm, and eight empty glassine-type bags that usually contain heroin were found in his apartment


01/30/2014 Police in eastern India have arrested the husband and parents-in-law of a young woman for allegedly burning her and her baby girl alive. The primary motive behind January 30 the attack is suspected to be dowry-related, as alleged by the parents of the dead woman, Jharkhand state police superintendent N.K. Mishra said. The three suspects poured kerosene on Annu Devi, 22, and the baby girl at their village home in the state’s Dumka district and set them on fire, Mishra said. The 1-year-old child died instantly, and the mother later succumbed to her injuries in a hospital, police said. A court has sent the three suspects to jail to await trial, Mishra told CNN. Asked whether the fact that Devi gave birth to a girl was also a motive, Mishra said: “That could be a factor. But it was mainly for dowry. Her family has said in their complaint she was harassed for money and other things.” Devi married three years ago, Mishra said. Dowry is banned in India, but giving expensive “gifts” to the grooms and their relatives at weddings hosted by the brides’ families remains a common practice in the country. Police across India registered 8,233 murders of women as dowry deaths in 2012, according to national crime data.


12/14/2010 Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, who is from El Fuerte in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, is the only person to be convicted in the Dec. 14, 2010, shooting death of [Terry]. … “The shootout erupted just north of the Arizona border city of Nogales as Osorio-Arellanes and four other men who are accused of sneaking into the country to rob marijuana smugglers approached Terry and three other agents who were targeting such rip-off crews. “Osorio-Arellanes was wounded in the shootout and was the only person arrested at the scene. Four other alleged rip-off crew members fled to Mexico. Two of the four are now in Mexican custody, while two others remain fugitives.”


02/11/2014 At least 10 people have been killed and many injured in a suspected grenade attack at a cinema in Peshawar in north-west Pakistan, officials say. No group has said it carried out the attack, but cinema owners say they had received warnings from militants to shut down their businesses. It comes almost two weeks after explosions at another cinema in the city killed five people. Peshawar has suffered numerous bomb and gun attacks over the years. The attack took place at about 15:40 local time (10:40 GMT) while a film was showing inside the cinema. One report suggests that up to 80 people were inside the hall when three grenades were hurled at the patrons. In the last 48 hours the city of Peshawar and surrounding areas, bordering Pakistan’s restive tribal belt, have been hit by several small but deadly bomb attacks. Much of the violence to have hit Peshawar in recent years has come at the hand of Taliban militants. Taliban and government representatives are currently engaged in preliminary peace efforts aimed at charting a “roadmap” for negotiations. One of the five conditions set by the government before talks can begin in earnest is a cessation of hostilities.


11/30/2002 Baldwin was born in Doctor’s Hospital in Toronto, the son of Yvonne Kidman and Richard Baldwin. On 28 April 1998, he and his older sister were taken by the Catholic Children’s Aid Society after allegations of abuse were leveled against their parents. They were given into the custody of their maternal grandparents, Elva Bottineau and Norman Kidman. In 2000, a worker with the Catholic Children’s Aid Society noticed a bruise under Baldwin’s eye, but this was dismissed as an accident and no action was taken. According to later court testimony, Baldwin and his sister were kept in a locked room at night with furnace vents shut, and when released were forced to eat with their hands from a mat on the floor. James Mills, the boyfriend of Baldwin’s aunt who also lived in the house, declared that Baldwin’s grandmother did not love him or his sister, and that they were purely a “dollars and cents” matter, as his grandparents received social assistance for their care. On the evening of 30 November 2002, his grandmother called 911 to report that he was not breathing. Upon arrival, emergency workers noticed that his body was “covered in sores, bruises and abrasions”. His weight at death was slightly less than his weight at his first birthday, almost five years earlier.


05/23/2013 Julian Dawkins went to his aunt’s house in Alexandria on Tuesday night to celebrate: His cousin had just learned that she had made the Washington Mystics roster for this season. When the gathering ended, a neighbor heard Dawkins talking with, then arguing with, then chasing a man down the street. According to police, Dawkins, 22, a shuttle driver for the “PBS NewsHour,” was fatally shot by an off-duty Arlington County sheriff’s deputy. Family members say they are still struggling to understand why.


02/05/2014 In Florida, a man, who was not wearing any clothing, was on Military Trial when, he assaulted a 66-year-old retired New York City police officer, Palm B each County sheriff Ric Bradshaw said. The naked man, then entered the Colony where he began chasing a man and the man’s 10 year old son. Then at this point the man began a fight with a 18 year old and started biting the 18 year old’s face. The police tried to taser him but it was not working then they shot him and he finally died.


02/19/2014 The center of Kiev looks like a war zone today. Streets and squares in the capital of Ukraine are littered with rocks, bricks, spent stun grenades and tear gas canisters, rubber bullets and burning tires, the BBC’s David Stern. The debris is what’s been left behind after Tuesday’s deadly clashes between police and some of the thousands of anti-government protesters. Swept away from the scene to overflowing hospitals and morgues: at least 25 people who were killed yesterday and another 241 who were injured.


02/18/2014 “The latest victims of the unrest included college student and model Genesis Carmona, 22, who was shot in the head at a protest on Tuesday in the central city of Valencia. She died later in a clinic.


10/12/2003 Brenda Archibald, 57 Residence: Bastrop Brenda was shot by her husband, Gary Archibald, 56, who then killed himself. Texas Women Killed by their Intimate Partner in 2003 The Texas Council on Family Violence tracks to the best of our ability the stories of women who were killed by their intimate partners in Texas. This list names the 154 women killed in 2003 and gives brief accounts of their deaths. We learn of these women from a combination of records including Texas Department of Public Safety data, media reports and law enforcement records. There are undoubtedly other victims of domestic homicide who remain uncounted. The list below reflects the most accurate information available to TCFV researchers at the time of compilation. We also update our records annually, or as media coverage alerts us to developments. Unknown victims are those unnamed women whose deaths are noted in law enforcement records, often without details such as hometown, age or date of death. TCFV uses media reports to match the incident data with names for most of these victims; however, if there is no media coverage, a name often cannot be discovered. If you can help us name these unknown victims, please contact TCFV at 800-794-1133..


02/24/2003 BEXAR COUNTY Rolanda Cortinas, 24 Residence: San Antonio. Rolanda was shot by her estranged husband, Roland Cortinas, 36, who then killed himself. She was in the process of obtaining a protective order against him. She had two children, 2 and 3.


12/20/2003 Mayra Lizeth De Loa, 19 Residence: Garland December 20, 2003 Mayra was stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend Paul Milne, 23. Milne was sentenced to life in prison. Emma Garza, 58


03/04/2003 San Antonio, Emma was strangled in her apartment by her boyfriend, Manual Maldonado, 45, police said. Maldonado surrendered to police after threatening to jump from a parking garage. He was charged in her death. Family members said the couple had problems in the past.


01/30/2003 Melissa Jiminez, 30 Residence: San Antonio Melissa was shot by her boyfriend, Emilio Ramirez, 40, and later died from her injuries. Melissa. He was given an 18-year sentence.


09/24/2003 Maria Moreno, 31 Residence: San Antonio She was shot by her husband, Roland Moreno, 33. Roland Moreno also shot and killed their 5- year-old son, Luis, as he slept. Maria was pregnant at the time of her death. Roland Moreno killed himself after police arrived at the home.


03/30/2003 Maria G. Moreno, 55 Residence: San Antonio Police say Maria was killed when her ex-husband, Jesus Ramirez Moreno, 50, ran over her with his car. The couple had met to discuss reconciliation. They had recently divorced after 29 years of marriage.


08/2003 Monay Morris, 18 Residence: San Antonio Police say Monay’s ex-boyfriend, Shaun, killed her by pushing her into a train.


11/2003 Michelle Webb, 28 Residence: San Antonio Police say Michelle was strangled by her boyfriend, Jonathan Williams, 24. She had an 8- month-old daughter


11/05/2013 A Jackson, Miss, man was arrested for the deaths of a Brandon, Miss,. mother, her young son and her husband. The family vanished without a trace after a car wreak.


11/17/2003 Martha Wilson, 41 Residence: San Antonio Martha was found strangled in her bedroom closet with her hands and feet bound and her head covered. Police say Gary Wilson, 43, murdered his wife and then held police at bay from the front seat of his car parked at the house, while his children sat in the back of the car. He was shot and killed in the standoff. The Wilson children were not injured.


07/10/2003 BRAZORIA COUNTY Linda Bates, 41 Residence: Bailey’s Prairie Linda was stabbed to death in her home by her husband, John Bates, 40. His brother witnessed the murder and identified the killer to police.


04/05/2003 CALDWELL COUNTY Nodie Fennel, 39 Residence: McMahan Nodie was shot and killed by her common- law husband, Alvin Brown. At the trial, Brown admitted to the shooting, but claimed the gun fired accidentally during a struggle. The jury found him guilty and sentenced him to 30 years.


01/12/2003 CAMERON COUNTY Gabriela Jimenez Residence: Harlingen Gabriela was shot and killed outside her home by her ex-boyfriend, David Atkinson, 47. When police arrived at Atkinson’s home to get information, he shot and killed himself. Gabriela had three children.


12/21/2003 CASS COUNTY Nyainna Maxine Oliver, 24 Residence: Hughes Springs Nyainna and her 3-year-old son were found beaten to death in their apartment. Her boyfriend, Reginald Brown, 29, left a suicide note admitting to their murders before he fatally shot himself.


08/03/2003 CHEROKEE COUNTY Faye Harris, 42 Residence: Jack sonville Faye was beaten and shot in her driveway by her estranged husband, Michael Harris, 43. Police say Michael repeatedly struck Faye on the face and head with the butt of a gun until she fell to the ground. He then shot her in the back. Michael was arrested and charged. Faye had filed a protective order against her husband, who police say had used intimidation tactics including burning her house and vandalizing her car in the months prior to the murder.


08/04/2003 Tracye Moore, 41 Residence: Rusk Tracye was stabbed by her husband, Runny Session, 37. Session also killed the couple’s 16-year-old son before killing himself. Her 18-year-old daughter found the bodies inside the home. Family members said Session had a history of violent behavior and mental illness.


06/25/2003 COLLIN COUNTY Barbara Cantrell, 63 Residence: Allen Barbara was shot and killed by her husband, William Cantrell, 59, who then killed himself. The couple had financial problems, police said.


07/31/2003 Debbie Dunn, 40 Residence: Anna Police say Debbie was shot by her husband, Reece Boyd Dunn, 42. He told authorities he was tired of arguing with his wife, so he shot her. The Dunns’ 14-year-old son was in the house at the time of his mother’s murder.


11/22/2003 Patricia Himelright, 67 Residence: McKinney Patricia was shot in the head at home by her boyfriend, John Stephen Castaneda, 41, who was convicted of her murder in March of 2005. Castaneda was sentenced to life in prison.


02/21/2003 Alene Leopard, 43 Residence: Allen Alene was shot by her husband, James Kevin Leopard, 41, before he set fire to their home. James Leopard died in that fire, but police said evidence indicated he had not planned to kill himself. Police had previously responded to domestic disturbances at the home. A court hearing related to the couple’s impending divorce was scheduled on the day of their deaths. They had two children.


11/11/2003 Tracy Jean Littrell, 43 Residence: Anna Police say Tracy was strangled by her boyfriend, Kevin Michael Jones, 40. Jones called police and informed them he had just killed Tracy at the home they shared. In January 2004, Jones was indicted in her murder. Tracy had an 8-year-old son and a 15-year-old daughter.


07/21/2003 Carol “Renee” Taylor, 39 Residence: Allen Carol was shot and killed by her husband of 22 years, Mark Taylor, 42. He later met with the couple’s marriage counselor and then killed himself. Newspaper accounts said Renee had filed for divorce and obtained a restraining order against her husband six days prior to her murder. They had three daughters, ages 16, 19 and 21.


07/14/2003 CORYELL COUNTY Estelvinda Cardona, 42 Residence: Copperas Cove Estelvinda was stabbed by her husband, U.S. ArmyCapt. Rene Cardona, 46. Before killing himself, Rene also repeatedly stabbed the couple’s 18- year-old daughter, Jennifer, who survived. Authorities said there was evidence of past family violence.


06/25/2003 DALLAS COUNTY Teshibra Bell, 15 Residence: Dallas Teshibra was killed by her 25-year-old boyfriend, Shannon Meshack, who attempted to burn her body in his backyard. She was pregnant at the time of her murder. Teshibra had complained to family members about Meshack’s physical abuse. Previously, police had responded to domestic disturbances at Meshack’s residence. In August 2004, he was sentenced to life in prison.


09/28/2003 Stephanie Renee Chapman, 34 Residence: Dallas Police say Stephanie was shot by her ex-boyfriend, Lester Deon Thomas. Thomas was arrested after a lengthy standoff with police. Stephanie ’s new boyfriend, Dorley Crockett, 21, also was killed. Her 13-year-old daughter witnessed the murders. Police say Thomas returned to kill them.


07/09/2003 Mary Fangers, 45 Residence: Dallas Mary was shot and killed by her estranged husband, Mark Fangers, 43, in the apartment leasing office where she worked. Mark Fangers then killed himself. The couple had recently separated. An assistant manager in the office witnessed the murder-suicide.


03/04/2003 Ann Marie Garrett Residence: Garland Ann Marie was shot by her boyfriend, Anthony William Sims, 36, in what police reported as a murder-suicide.


04/20/2003 Celia Martinez, 39 Residence: Rowlett Celia was shot and pushed from a car at a Rowlett convenience store in front of several witnesses. An arrest warrant was issued for her boyfriend, Tomas Gutierrez, 48.


08/2003 Etherine McDowell, 41 Residence: Dallas Police say Etherine was shot during an argument with her intimate partner, John Grimble. A neighbor who witnessed the shooting told police the pair were a couple.


01/10/2003 Residence: Dallas Cumia was shot and killed during an argument with her boyfriend, Michael Duane Hill. Hill was convicted of murder and received a 15-year sentence.


09/30/2003 Mandy Parker, 19 Residence: Dallas Police say Mandy was shot in her apartment by her boyfriend, Eddie Correa. According to police, Correa shot Mandy, then left in her car, which was later found abandoned.


05/30/2003 Jennifer Ranee Scott, 30 Residence: Addison Jennifer was stabbed by her boyfriend, Andre Jaramillo, 27, in what police reported as a murder-suicide.


04/30/2003 Amy Amel Sabeh-Swift, 27 Residence: Irving Police say Amy was strangled and stabbed by her husband, Christopher Jay Swift, 28. She was eight months pregnant at the time of her death. Police say Swift killed his wife in front of her 5-year-old son. He then took the boy with him to the home of Amy’s mother, Sandra Sabeh, where he killed her as well, authorities say. Police arrested and charged Swift in both deaths. Swift had previously pled guilty to misdemeanor assault charges for shoving and choking his first wife.


04/22/2003 Huong Tao, 32 Residence: Garland Police say Huong was on her way to work when her ex-husband, Khoa Dang Tao, 43, ambushed and beat her to death as she sat in the front seat of her car. Khoa then called 911 and told the dispatcher he had just killed his wife. The couple had finalized their divorce just weeks before Huong’s death. She had told friends, neighbors and her supervisor that her husband was stalking and threatening her.


09/17/2003 Maria T. Trevino, 42 Residence: Oak Cliff Police say Maria was shot in the head by her husband, Clifford Claiborne, 47.


12/30/2003 Paraskevi Gomez Voutos, 40 Residence: Dallas Paraskevi and her 7-year-old daughter were found dead inside their burning home. Arson investigators said evidence showed that her husband, Ramon Santiago Torres, 49, killed Paraskevi and their daughter before setting the house on fire and taking his own life. The medical examiner’s office ruled that Paraskevi died as a result of multiple sharp-force injuries. Family and friends said Paraskevi had recently asked her husband for a divorce


07/10/2003 Marquita Williams, 18 Residence: Dallas Marquita was shot and killed by Jabari Scott, 19, who then killed himself. Police reported the violence as a murder-suicide between intimate partners.


01/21/2003 Residence: Dallas Lucia was shot and killed by her common-law husband, Fernando Orozco, 25. The couple had a history of domestic violence, and Lucia was trying to leave Orozco when she was murdered. In April 2004, Orozco was sentenced to 55 years in prison for her murder. Lucia had one child


05/31/2003 DENTON COUNTY Denise Ann Johnson, 23 Residence: Lake Dallas Denise’s body was found buried in a barrel of concrete on a rural road. Police determined she had been stabbed and suffocated. She was five months pregnant. Police arrested Denise’s boyfriend, Steven Wiederhold, 26, after he told two acquaintances he had killed Denise and dumped her body in Oklahoma. In July 2004, a jury found Wiederhold guilty and sentenced him to life in prison.


12/28/2003 Vilma Rios, 19 Residence: Denton Vilma was shot by her ex-boyfriend, Jose Nogues, 23. Nogues then shot himself and their daughter at Rios’s apartment. Nogues died at a hospital; the girl survived. Rios had applied for a protective order against Nogues prior to her murder.


07/07/2003 EL PASO COUNTY Debra Harmon-Frakes, 43 Residence: El Paso Debra was shot and killed by her husband of less than one year, Ben Rogers Frakes, 65. In March 2004, Frakes pled guilty and received a 15- year sentence.


08/30/2003 Rebeca Greene, 30 Residence: El Paso Rebecca was shot and killed by her husband of less than one month, Rodolfo A. Greene, 56, a U.S. Border Patrol agent. He then killed himself. Her 6-year-old daughter and a visiting 10-year-old cousin were awakened by gunfire and ran outside, where they waited until police arrived.


09/28/2003 Judith Hernandez, 30 Residence: El Paso Judith was shot and killed by her common- law husband, Jose Delgado, 32, after their 11- year-old daughter’s birthday party. Before killing himself, Delgado also killed Oscar Miranda, 38, a neighbor who tried to intervene. Judith and Miranda each had two children.


12/15/2003 Maria Victoria Martinez, 24 Residence: El Paso December 15, 2003 Maria was shot and killed by her common- law husband, Rodolfo Candelaria Jr., who then committed suicide. The couple had two sons.


07/03/2003 ERATH COUNTY Brenda Smith, 46 Residence: Stephenville Police say Brenda was kidnapped, beaten and thrown from a moving car by her boyfriend, Juan Moreno, 26. Brenda was taken to a hospital for treatment, and when she was discharged, police placed her at a hotel for her safety during recovery. But she later died from her injuries. Moreno was arrested in connection with the kidnapping and charged in Brenda’s death.


09/13/2003 FORT BEND COUNTY Sandra K. Goodrich, 48 Residence: Mission Ben Police say Sandra was fatally shot by her husband, Kevin Goodrich, 44, who was arrested in his wife’s death. Goodrich told police the shooting was an accident. He was sentenced to life in prison.


12/25/2003 Maria Sylvia Hernandez, 41 Residence: Richmond Maria was stabbed during an altercation with her husband, Luis Cuchilla, 37, on Christmas Day. Cuchilla then stabbed himself, but survived. After he was indicted on a charge of murder and released on bond, Cuchilla committed suicide. Maria had obtained an emergency protective order against Cuchilla prior to her murder.


01/16/2003 Kelly Murphey, 34 Kelly was shot by her boyfriend, Michael Wayne Joseph, 34, after a domestic dispute. After killing Kelly, Joseph took their daughter to a friend’s house, returned to the home he shared with Kelly, and then killed himself.


01/26/2003 GAINES COUNTY Erica Muro, 18 Residence: Seminole Police say Erica was shot by her boyfriend, Daniel Lee Flores, 27. She was three months pregnant. After killing Muro, police say, Flores wounded a police officer and engaged other officers in a three- hour standoff before surrendering. He was charged with attempted capital murder and murder.


07/15/2003 GRAY COUNTY Evarene “Eva” Fritz, 42 Residence: Pampa Police say Evarene was shot by her ex-boyfriend, Joseph Landon Ridenour, 67. Ridenour was linked to her death through evidence found at the scene. When authorities arrived at his apartment, he was holding a gun to his head and pulled the trigger repeatedly, but it failed to fire, police said. In January 2004, a district attorney decided not to seek the death penalty. The case was still awaiting trial in July 2005.


05/27/2003 Ethel Jean Goldsmith, 31 Residence: Pampa Ethel was severely beaten and stabbed and her body was found discarded in a rural area. Police say her husband, Jeffrey Goldsmith, 42, confessed to killing her at home, then dumping her body. She had an 8-month-old daughter.


06/09/2003 GREGG COUNTY Lori Ruth Long, 31 Lori was shot in her apartment by her husband, James Lloyd Reedy, 40. After a failed suicide attempt, Reedy was charged in Long’s death. Eighteen months prior to the shooting, Reedy had completed a six- year jail sentence for firing a handgun at Long. In January 2004, Reedy pled guilty to killing Long and was sentenced to 50 years in prison. Long had a 5-year-old child.


08/28/2003 HALE COUNTY Residence: Plainview Police say Mijoy was shot and killed by her common-law husband, Christopher Lee Salinas, 24, who was arrested and charged in her death. In the five weeks before she was killed, Mijoy had filed two protective orders aga inst Salinas. He was indicted by a grand jury and was awaiting trial as of July 2005.


02/16/2003 HARRIS COUNTY Marta Vilma Amaya, 22 Residence: Houston, Marta was shot at a local dance hall by her estranged husband, Teodoro Sanchez, 41. The couple had recently separated. Her dance partner, Gerraldo Chavez, 36, also was shot and killed. Witnesses at the dance hall saw Sanchez arguing with Marta and then saw Sanchez pull a gun and shoot her and Chavez.


02/10/2003 Guillermina “Gidget” Cauley, 43 Residence: Houston Guillermina was shot by her husband, Purnell Cauley, who also killed their three daughters. Earlier in the day, Purnell Cauley killed his girlfriend, Flor Roque, 28. When detectives entered the Cauley home to investigate a missing persons report for Roque, Cauley shot and wounded Detective Michael Bozeman before killing himself.


06/13/2003 Laura Grant Chamblin, 52 Residence: Houston Laura was shot by her husband, William Michael Chamblin, 49, as she gardened in the back yard of their home. Her 22-year-old daughter, Marie Nicole, also was shot as she stood near the kitchen window. Chamblin then dragged his wife into the kitchen, where he shot both women a second time, killing both. Police said the family’s two dogs also were found shot to death in the house. Chamblin was sentenced to life in prison.


03/06/2003 Carolyn Cleveland, 47 Residence: Houston Carolyn was stabbed more than 20 times after asking her husband, Andre Cleveland, for a divorce. The couple’s children witnessed their mother’s murder. Although Cleveland claimed he stabbed his wife in self-defense, a jury found him guilty of murder.


08/04/2003 Ruby Clemons, 22 Residence: Houston Ruby was beaten and stabbed by her boyfriend, Romelle Watts, 27, after he became enraged during an argument. Watts slammed Ruby’s head against the pavement and stabbed her, then used her car to run over her lifeless body. He then placed her body in the car and abandoned it in southwest Harris County. Watts pled guilty to killing Ruby and received a 40- year prison sentence.


09/09/2003 Rocio Vasquez Cruz, 24 Residence: Houston Rocio was stabbed and her body was discarded in a ditch in southeast Houston. The remains of her 15- year-old half-sister, Magaly Vilchis Mendoza, were found along a highway in Montgomery County. Police suspect Cruz’s husband, Freddy Jaime Cruz, 27, killed his wife and her sister, then fled to Mexico with their two children.


05/18/2003 Giuseppina M. Estrada, 58 Residence: Houston Giuseppina collapsed during a physical and verbal confrontation with her husband, Miguel Veras Gonzalez, 45, who later admitted to having attempted to bury her body. The medical examiner attributed the specific cause of her death to heart disease, but ruled it a homicide. Police said Go nzalez knew of Giuseppina’s heart condition and did not call 911 after she collapsed. The couple had a history of domestic violence and Gonzalez had previously been arrested for assaulting his wife.


10/14/2003 Dominique Fix, 30 Residence: Katy Dominique was shot inside her home by her husband, Kyle Richard Fix, 36. The following day, Kyle admitted killing his wife to a police officer working a traffic accident. He had just dropped off their children to stay with relatives.


01/16/2003 Linda Garrison, 51 Residence: Houston Linda was shot at her workplace by her husband, Norman Garrison, 57, who then killed himself in the parking lot. Linda Garrison had filed a domestic violence report one week prior to her death. The couple had an 18- year-old daughter and a 24- year-old son.


09/01/2003 Amanda Lorena Garza, 19 Residence: Houston Police say Amanda was shot by her ex-boyfriend, Angel Resendez, 21. Her body was found by a passer-by on the street near Resendez’s home. Officials say Amanda died of gunshots to the neck and head. She had a 2-year-old daughter.


09/29/2003 Marquita Gipson, 19 Residence: Unknown Police say Marquita was killed execution-style by her estranged boyfriend, Andre Washington, 28. Washington was charged with capital murder after an autopsy revealed Gipson was pregnant.


06/15/2003 Norma Jean Gonzalez, 29 Residence: Houston Norma was shot by her common-law husband, Jesus De La Rosa, 26, who then killed himself. Police say Norma was attempting to leave De La Rosa. The couple had two young children who were not at home at the time of the deaths. She also had a daughter from a previous marriage.


03/21/2003 Gina Jones, 19 Residence: Houston Police say Gina was shot inside her apartment by her ex-boyfriend, Deion Dewane Sergent, 20. According to police, Gina was home with a friend when Sergent arrived and asked to speak with her. The two went into a bathroom and began to argue. Sergent emerged minutes later and left the apartment, and Gina’s friend found her body in the bathroom. Police later arrested Sergent and charged him in her death.


03/09/2003 Helen Marie Kirklin, 22 Residence: Houston Police say Helen was shot by her ex-boyfriend, Gary Christopher McClain, 39. Her body was found in her car parked outside her home. Witnesses recall hearing two gunshots and then seeing a man speed away in another car. Police believe the shooting may have stemmed from an argument earlier in the day.


09/11/2003 Lisa Lee, 55 Residence: Houston Lisa was found shot next to the body of her husband, Thomas Lee, 59. Police suspect Thomas Lee killed Lisa and then committed suicide. The bodies were discovered after a customer told relatives the couple’s store had not opened the next morning.


10/20/2003 Paula Mansanarez, 25 Residence: Houston Paula was shot by her estranged husband, Jose Rubio, 28. Witnesses told police they saw Rubio sitting in his parked car across the street from the home on the day Mansanarez was killed. As she and the couple’s children walked outside, Rubio chased his wife into a neighbor’s yard and shot her several times. Rubio then committed suicide. Police say Rubio had moved out of the couple’s home only a week earlier. Three of their four children, ages 3 to 6, witnessed the murder-suicide. Family members said Rubio had threatened violence many times in the past.


07/06/2003 Lucinda Coca Martinez, 45 Residence: Houston Lucinda was shot by her husband, Jose Benitez Leon, 38, after an altercation in their home. Leon then killed himself. Her two daughters and a nephew witnessed the murder suicide


06/10/2003 Justine Maxwell, 24 Residence: Houston Justine was shot by her ex-boyfriend, Robert Saulter, 25. She was pregnant at the time of her death. Her boyfriend, Daniel Armantrout, 28, also was shot and killed. In an earlier incident, Saulter had held Maxwell hostage at gunpoint for a week after their breakup. Saulter was arrested and charged with the two murders. His body was later found in Brazoria County with a self- inflicted wound.


10/9/2003 Lesly Lourdes Moran, 24 Residence: Houston Lesly was shot by her husband, Noel Antonio Lopez, 29, who then committed suicide. Their 13-month-old son was found unharmed, covered in blood, next to his parents’ bodies.