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Who Killed These Girls?

From the author of Crossed Over, Who Killed These Girls?: Cold Case: The Yogurt Shop Murders is another masterful account of a horrible crime: the murder of four girls, countless other ruined lives, and the evolving complications of the justice system that frustrated the massive attempts–for twenty-five years now–to find and punish those who committed it.

The facts are brutally straightforward. On December 6, 1991, the naked, bound-and-gagged bodies of the four girls–each one shot in the head–were found in an I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt! shop in Austin, Texas. Grief, shock, and horror spread out from their families and friends to overtake the city itself. Though all branches of law enforcement were brought to bear, the investigation was often misdirected and after eight years only two men (then teenagers) were tried; moreover, their subsequent convictions were eventually overturned, and Austin PD detectives are still working on what is now a very cold case. Over the decades, the story has grown to include DNA technology, false confessions, and other developments facing crime and punishment in contemporary life. But this story belongs to the scores of people involved, and from them Lowry has fashioned a riveting saga that reads like a Russian novel, comprehensive and thoroughly engrossing.

Killer of nurse held in another violent spree

An Acushnet man, who killed a school nurse in 1993 and was released two years ago after serving a little more than half of a 40-year sentence, beat his 88-year-old father this week and drove head-on into a police cruiser, prosecutors said, raising questions about why he was ever released.

“Obviously the state of Massachusetts wasn’t doing its job,” said Robert Day, whose mother, Carole A. Day, was shot to death in April 1993 by David E. Taber after he set fire to his father’s home and took hostages at Ford Middle School in Acushnet. It wasn’t until then-Principal John A. Tavares wrestled a shotgun away from him before he could get to a classroom that Taber was placed under arrest.

“It’s not what I wanted,” Day said. “I don’t think he should ever have got out.”

The latest charges against Taber stem from an incident on Tuesday, during which he

Read more at: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2017/05/killer_of_nurse_held_in_another_violent_spree

Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia’s most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings.

In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk said Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional.

Malvo was 17 when he was arrested in 2002 for a series of shootings that killed 10 people and wounded three over a three-week span in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, causing widespread fear throughout the region.

His accomplice, John Allen Muhammad, was executed in 2009.

Malvo also was sentenced to life in prison in Maryland for the murders that occurred there. But his lawyers have made an appeal on similar grounds in that state. A hearing is scheduled in June.

Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Morrogh,

Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/federal-judge-tosses-life-sentences-dc-sniper-malvo-47670144

STASI: Puerto Rican terrorist is no hero — Mayor must not march

Dear Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Mark-Viverito,

Don’t go. Don’t march. Don’t participate in the Puerto Rican Day parade this year. It’s wrong. It’s anti-American. It’s honoring a terrorist who led a group that was responsible for bombings and murders in the United States.

Let me ask you this: What if Chechens held a parade in Boston to honor Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev?

Maybe Arizonans should hold a parade to honor spree killer Jared Lee Loughner, who shot Representative Gabrielle Giffords, killed a federal judge, a nine-year old child, one of Giffords’ staffers and wounded 18 others at an outdoor Congress on Your Corner meeting?

Bombing survivors rip Puerto Rican parade honor for FALN militant

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Manchester Mayor Claims Mass Murderer Salman Abedi “Was a Terrorist, Not a Muslim”

Well, whaddaya know? Salman Ramadan Abedi, the Manchester suicide bomber who slaughtered 22 people, including children as young as eight, wasn’t a real Muslim. He wasn’t a Muslim at all.

That’s according to Andy Burnham, the mayor of Manchester.

Burnham says that Abedi’s sickening act had nothing to with Islam, despite the fact that Abedi, a devout follower of Allah, is believed to have received ISIS training, and notwithstanding the bomber having been a regular worshiper who only stopped attending the local mosque when its imam spoke out against ISIS.

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During a radio interview, Burnham said this:

The message that I would want to get over — and this is how the vast majority of people will feel — this man was a terrorist, not a Muslim.

He does

Read more at: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2017/05/26/manchester-mayor-claims-mass-murderer-salman-abedi-was-a-terrorist-not-a-muslim/

Powerball jackpot at $275 million; Ohio Lottery results

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Powerball jackpot stands at $275 million, making it by far the top prize for lottery players this weekend.

Winning numbers for Powerball will be selected Saturday night. Also drawing numbers on Saturday is Classic Lotto, with a top prize of $13.3 million.

Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot is $58 million.

The Lucky for Life numbers are 6-3-22-14-19 Lucky Ball 15.

Thursday’s winning Ohio Lottery numbers are:

Pick 3 evening: 560 (midday, 841)

Pick 4 evening: 3199 (midday, 6167)

Pick 5 evening: 99282 (midday, 37093)

Rolling Cash 5: 3-7-8-13-22

Pick 3 winners receive $500 for a $1 straight bet and the odds of winning are 1-in-1,000. Pick 4 winners receive $5,000 for a $1 straight bet and the odds of winning are 1-in-10,000.

The Rolling Cash 5 jackpot for the next drawing is $120,000 for hitting all five numbers and the odds of winning are 1-in-575,757.

Drawings for Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5 are twice daily, at 12:29 p.m. and 7:29 p.m.

Read more at: http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/05/powerball_jackpot_at_275_milli.html

Government misconduct in OC’s worst mass killer case? 2 deputies …

Scott Evans Dekraai. Photo via the Orange County Sheriff’s Department

Two Orange County sheriff’s deputies asserted their constitutional right against self-incrimination Thursday when called to testify in an evidentiary hearing alleging outrageous governmental misconduct in the case of Scott Evans Dekraai, the worst mass killer in the county’s history.

Sheriff’s Deputies Ben Garcia and William Grover, who have been on paid administrative leave for the past several months, took the stand and invoked their Fifth Amendment rights in refusing to testify.

Deputy Seth Tunstall is expected to do the same thing when he is called to testify next week.

Garcia’s attorney, Bob Gazley, told City News Service his client has not been told why he was put on leave.

Tunstall and Garcia have previously asserted their Fifth Amendment rights in another murder case involving a jailhouse informant last year. That prompted

Read more at: http://mynewsla.com/orange-county/2017/05/25/government-misconduct-ocs-worst-mass-killer-case-2-deputies-plead-fifth/

Government misconduct in OC’s worst mass killer case? 2 deputies plead the Fifth

Scott Evans Dekraai. Photo via the Orange County Sheriff’s Department

Two Orange County sheriff’s deputies asserted their constitutional right against self-incrimination Thursday when called to testify in an evidentiary hearing alleging outrageous governmental misconduct in the case of Scott Evans Dekraai, the worst mass killer in the county’s history.

Sheriff’s Deputies Ben Garcia and William Grover, who have been on paid administrative leave for the past several months, took the stand and invoked their Fifth Amendment rights in refusing to testify.

Deputy Seth Tunstall is expected to do the same thing when he is called to testify next week.

Garcia’s attorney, Bob Gazley, told City News Service his client has not been told why he was put on leave.

Tunstall and Garcia have previously asserted their Fifth Amendment rights in another murder case involving a jailhouse informant last year. That prompted

Read more at: http://mynewsla.com/orange-county/2017/05/25/government-misconduct-ocs-worst-mass-killer-case-2-deputies-plead-fifth/

Alleged Misconduct Jeopardizes Death Penalty For OC’s Worst …

SANTA ANA, CA — Two Orange County sheriff’s deputies asserted their constitutional right against self-incrimination Thursday when called to testify in an evidentiary hearing alleging outrageous governmental misconduct in the case of Scott Evans Dekraai, the worst mass killer in the county’s history.

Sheriff’s Deputies Ben Garcia and William Grover, who have been on paid administrative leave for the past several months, took the stand and invoked their Fifth Amendment rights in refusing to testify.

Deputy Seth Tunstall is expected to do the same thing when he is called to testify next week.

Garcia’s attorney, Bob Gazley, told City News Service his client has not been told why he was put on leave.

Tunstall and Garcia have previously asserted their Fifth Amendment rights in another murder case involving a jailhouse informant last year. That prompted an Orange County Superior Court judge to order a new trial for Eric Ortiz, who was again convicted of

Read more at: https://patch.com/california/fountainvalley/alleged-misconduct-jeopardizes-death-penalty-oc-mass-murder-trial

Alleged Misconduct Jeopardizes Death Penalty In OC Mass Murder Trial

SANTA ANA, CA — Two Orange County sheriff’s deputies asserted their constitutional right against self-incrimination Thursday when called to testify in an evidentiary hearing alleging outrageous governmental misconduct in the case of Scott Evans Dekraai, the worst mass killer in the county’s history.

Sheriff’s Deputies Ben Garcia and William Grover, who have been on paid administrative leave for the past several months, took the stand and invoked their Fifth Amendment rights in refusing to testify.

Deputy Seth Tunstall is expected to do the same thing when he is called to testify next week.

Garcia’s attorney, Bob Gazley, told City News Service his client has not been told why he was put on leave.

Tunstall and Garcia have previously asserted their Fifth Amendment rights in another murder case involving a jailhouse informant last year. That prompted an Orange County Superior Court judge to order a new trial for Eric Ortiz, who was again convicted of

Read more at: https://patch.com/california/fountainvalley/alleged-misconduct-jeopardizes-death-penalty-oc-mass-murder-trial