Tag Archives: murder

CALIFORNIA: Social Media Posts Spur Hate Crime Charge For Man Accused In Murder Of Gay Student

The Los Angeles Times reports: A 21-year-old Newport Beach man charged with murder in the stabbing death of former high school classmate Blaze Bernstein will also face a hate crime sentencing enhancement, the Orange County district attorney announced Thursday. Orange County District Atty. Tony Rackauckas said prosecutors added the hate crime enhancement based on allegations that Samuel Woodward killed 19-year-old ...

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CALIFORNIA: Mother’s Boyfriend Charged In Torture Murder Of Child Who Said He “Liked Boys” [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A man described as a member of a violent gang was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder in the death of a 10-year-old boy in Southern California, officials said. The boy, Anthony Avalos, had recently come out as gay, a county official said, and some suspect that homophobia played a role in his death. Anthony Avalos was ...

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29 Hate Crime Charges For Nazi Charlottesville Driver

The Associated Press reports: Federal hate crime charges were filed Wednesday against a man accused of plowing a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing a woman and injuring dozens more. The Department of Justice announced that an indictment returned Wednesday charges 21-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. of Maumee, Ohio, with 30 ...

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CALIFORNIA: Mother Suspected In Torture Death Of Ten Year Old Who Reportedly Said He “Liked Boys” [VIDEO]

The Los Angeles Times reports: Anthony Avalos came out as gay in recent weeks, and authorities are now investigating whether homophobia played a role in the death of the 10-year-old Lancaster boy, a county official said. Anthony was found mortally wounded at his home last week with severe head injuries and cigarette burns covering his body. Brandon Nichols, deputy director ...

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Death Sentence For Man Convicted In Torture Murder Of Child He Thought Was Gay, Life Sentence For Mother

NBC News reports: A California man was sentenced to death on Thursday for the killing of a young boy who prosecutors said was tortured because he believed the child was gay, and the boy’s mother was sentenced to life in prison. Los Angeles County state court Judge George Lomeli sentenced 37-year-old Isauro Aguirre after he was convicted late last year ...

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FLORIDA: George Zimmerman Gets Public Defender Because He’s Millions In Debt And Unemployed

CNN reports: A court allowed George Zimmerman to use a public defender in his alleged stalking case after he filed documents saying he’s $2.5 million in debt and has zero income. Zimmerman is facing stalking accusations in his latest legal woes since his 2013 acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Details of his finances were filed in a ...

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George Zimmerman Charged With Aggravated Stalking

Law & Crime reports: George Zimmerman, the notorious Floridian who first made headlines when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin in 2012, then acquitted a year later, is facing criminal charges once again. This time, Zimmerman has been charged by prosecutors in Seminole County on one count of aggravated stalking for allegedly sending threatening messages to a private investigator, according ...

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Bonkers GOP Senate Candidate Ad Attacks “Cocaine Mitch” McConnell And His “China People” [VIDEO]

Politico reports: West Virginia GOP Senate hopeful Don Blankenship is amping up his racial attacks on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with a new ad declaring, “Swamp captain Mitch McConnell has created millions of jobs for China people.” “While doing so, Mitch has gotten rich,” Blankenship adds. “In fact, his China family has given him tens of millions of dollars.” ...

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Seventh Murder Charge For Suspected Serial Killer

The Toronto Star reports: Another murder charge was laid Wednesday against Bruce McArthur, bringing the number of people he is alleged to have killed to seven. McArthur, 66, appeared in court via video this morning to face his latest first-degree murder charge in the death of 42-year-old Abdulbasir Faizi, one of three missing men at the centre of Project Houston. ...

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Texas Pastor Sentenced To 99 Years For Starving Child To Death Because He Was Possessed By Demons

The Dallas News reports: Aracely Meza cradles the limp body of a 2-year-old boy, praying for God to bring the starved toddler back to life. The moment was captured on videos that a Dallas County jury watched this week before finding the Balch Springs pastor guilty Friday of felony injury to a child causing serious bodily injury. The 52-year-old will ...

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OJ Simpson Backs Trump On NFL Player Protests

The Buffalo News has published an extensive interview with OJ Simpson. Here’s the bit getting the most attention: Simpson and Trump once were friends and golf buddies. Simpson attended Trump’s December 1993 wedding to Marla Maples at the Plaza Hotel in Atlantic City. Two years later, Trump suggested on the “Howard Stern Show” that Simpson was framed for the Brown ...

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Fox TV Airs OJ Simpson’s “Lost Confession” [VIDEO]

Variety reports: In the view of prosecutor Christopher Darden, O.J. Simpson confesses to the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in his 2006 TV interview that aired Sunday night as a two-hour special on Fox, 12 years after a public outcry forced the network to scrap an earlier plan to air the incendiary footage. In the 2006 interview ...

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ONTARIO: Attorney General Reviews Request For Inquiry On Police Inaction On Serial Killer Of Gay Men

CBC News reports: Ontario’s attorney general is reviewing a request from Toronto Mayor John Tory for a public inquiry into how police handle missing persons files, including the cases of men who have disappeared from the city’s Gay Village. Attorney General Yasir Naqvi responded to Tory’s call in a brief email statement Thursday morning. In it, he expressed his condolences ...

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TORONTO: Cops Find 7th Victim Of Gay Serial Killer

NBC News reports: Toronto police have found a seventh set of remains related to the investigation into alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur and have released a picture of a bearded, darker skinned dead man. Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga said Monday they could not identify the man in the picture and are now seeking the public’s help. “I do not want ...

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CALIFORNIA: Mother Pleads Guilty In Murder Of Son She Thought Was Gay, Life Sentence Without Parole

The New York Post reports: A California mom pleaded guilty to torturing to death her 8-year-old son because she thought he was gay. Pearl Sinthia Fernandez, 34, agreed to a plea deal Thursday for first-degree murder in the 2013 death of her son Gabriel Fernandez. The Palmdale mom also confessed to a special circumstance allegation of murder involving torture. Fernandez ...

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Victim’s Mother Begs Trump: Do Something! [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Lori Alhadef, the mother of shooting victim Alyssa Alhadef, appeared on HLN to speak about her daughter, but the topic quickly turned to the U.S. President. After describing the morning she dropped her daughter off at school for the last time, Alhadef asked, “How do we allow a gunman to come into our children’s school? How do they ...

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FLORIDA: Shooter Charged With 17 Murder Counts

CBS News reports: An orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and an AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning after being questioned for hours by state and federal authorities following the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. in five years. Fifteen wounded survivors were hospitalized as bodies were recovered from inside and around Marjory Stoneman ...

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TORONTO: Police Recover Six Bodies At Site Linked To Suspected Serial Killer Of Gay Men, Search Continues

The Toronto Sun reports: Toronto police have now recovered the remains of six individuals in an investigation into what they have described as the work of a serial killer. Bruce McArthur, 66, has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder in the disappearances of Andrew Kinsman, Selim Esen, Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi and Dean Lisowick. Speaking Thursday at a ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Video Appears To Support Defense Claim Of Bullied Gay Student Charged With Murder

Andy Humm reports at Gay City News: A brief cell-phone video captures a harrowing September 27, 2017 assault on gay student Abel Cedeno in his Bronx high school class by Matthew McCree, joined by his friend Ariane Laboy, as Cedeno defends himself with a knife, fatally wounding McCree and slashing Laboy. McCree, in a white T-shirt, can be seen charging ...

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CALIFORNIA: Suspect In Murder Of Gay Man Linked To Neo-Nazi Group Tied To Four Other Murders [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Earlier this month, when the body of California college student Blaze Bernstein [inset] was pulled from the loose dirt of a public park in the Orange County foothills, questions swirled about a motive. He was stabbed 20 times. The 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania sophomore was gay and Jewish, and local law enforcement announced they were investigating ...

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