Monthly Archives: April 2017

Family’s mass murderer convicted 12 years after suffocating and …

An Arizona prisoner was convicted earlier this week in the 12-year-old murders of his best friend, the man’s girlfriend and her four young children in what authorities described as an hours-long spree of violence.

Preston Strong, 50, was found guilty Tuesday of six counts of first-degree murder for killing 35-year-old Luis Rios, his 29-year-old girlfriend, Adrienne Heredia, and her four kids — 13-year-old Andreas Crawford, 12-year-old Enrique Bedoya, 9-year-old Inez Newman and Danny Heredia III, 6.

Prosecutors, who declined to comment to PEOPLE, argued the 2005 murders in Yuma, Arizona, were fueled by greed after Rios stopped giving Strong hand-outs, the Associated Press and KYMA report.

The family was attacked after arriving home on June 24, 2005, authorities have said, according to the Arizona Republic. Strong then spent at least six hours suffocating Heredia and three of her children

Read more at: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/national/2017/04/family_s_mass_murderer_convicted_12_years_after_suffocating_and_shooting_2

Family’s mass murderer convicted 12 years after suffocating and shooting 2 adults and 4 kids

An Arizona prisoner was convicted earlier this week in the 12-year-old murders of his best friend, the man’s girlfriend and her four young children in what authorities described as an hours-long spree of violence.

Preston Strong, 50, was found guilty Tuesday of six counts of first-degree murder for killing 35-year-old Luis Rios, his 29-year-old girlfriend, Adrienne Heredia, and her four kids — 13-year-old Andreas Crawford, 12-year-old Enrique Bedoya, 9-year-old Inez Newman and Danny Heredia III, 6.

Prosecutors, who declined to comment to PEOPLE, argued the 2005 murders in Yuma, Arizona, were fueled by greed after Rios stopped giving Strong hand-outs, the Associated Press and KYMA report.

The family was attacked after arriving home on June 24, 2005, authorities have said, according to the Arizona Republic. Strong then spent at least six hours suffocating Heredia and three of her children

Read more at: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/national/2017/04/family_s_mass_murderer_convicted_12_years_after_suffocating_and_shooting_2

Family’s Mass Murderer Convicted 12 Years After Suffocating and Shooting 2 Adults and 4 Kids

An Arizona prisoner was convicted earlier this week in the 12-year-old murders of his best friend, the man’s girlfriend and her four young children in what authorities described as an hours-long spree of violence.

Preston Strong, 50, was found guilty Tuesday of six counts of first-degree murder for killing 35-year-old Luis Rios, his 29-year-old girlfriend, Adrienne Heredia, and her four kids — 13-year-old Andreas Crawford, 12-year-old Enrique Bedoya, 9-year-old Inez Newman and Danny Heredia III, 6.

Prosecutors, who declined to comment to PEOPLE, argued the 2005 murders in Yuma, Arizona, were fueled by greed after Rios stopped giving Strong hand-outs, the Associated Press and KYMA report.

The family was attacked after arriving home on June 24, 2005, authorities have said, according to the Arizona Republic. Strong then spent at least six hours suffocating Heredia and three of her children before he

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/yuma-arizona-la-mesa-street-murderer-preston-strong-guilty/

Preston Strong Guilty of Arizona La Mesa Street Murders – People

An Arizona prisoner was convicted earlier this week in the 12-year-old murders of his best friend, the man’s girlfriend and her four young children in what authorities described as an hours-long spree of violence.

Preston Strong, 50, was found guilty Tuesday of six counts of first-degree murder for killing 35-year-old Luis Rios, his 29-year-old girlfriend, Adrienne Heredia, and her four kids — 13-year-old Andreas Crawford, 12-year-old Enrique Bedoya, 9-year-old Inez Newman and Danny Heredia III, 6.

Prosecutors, who declined to comment to PEOPLE, argued the 2005 murders in Yuma, Arizona, were fueled by greed after Rios stopped giving Strong hand-outs, the Associated Press and KYMA report.

The family was attacked after arriving home on June 24, 2005, authorities have said, according to the Arizona Republic. Strong then spent at least six hours suffocating Heredia and three of her children before he

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/yuma-arizona-la-mesa-street-murderer-preston-strong-guilty/

The Golden State Killer

Okay, so here’s a quick trivia question for you.  Who in our society receives marriage proposals from women who have never met them, get their faces plastered on t-shirts, appears on the covers of popular magazines, and has even appeared on trading cards, similar to baseball cards?  (If you were going to guess famous Hasidic Rabbis, you’d be wrong, although, there are “Famous Rabbi Trading Cards,” and I’m not making that up.)  The answer unfortunately is serial killers.  As a culture, Americans have what can only be described as a somewhat unhealthy obsession with serial killers.  Sadly, there are no shortage of choices for one to choose from when trying to find a serial killer who is right for you.

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Generally considered the first recognized serial killer, the mysterious man known as Jack the Ripper terrorized London’s Whitechapel

Read more at: http://blog.timesunion.com/hoffmanfiles/the-golden-state-killer/27892/

Convicted Valentine’s Day Spree Killer Returns to Court

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Frank Garcia, who was serving five life
sentences in Attica without the possibility of parole for a Valentine’s Day 2009 killing spree, appeared
Thursday morning in a Rochester court.

One of those sentences was overturned by the Appellate Division of
New York State’s Supreme Court.

Four people were killed and one was wounded. First, Mary Silliman
and Randy Norman were shot outside Lakeside Hospital in Brockport, as
was Audra Dillon, Norman’s girlfriend. Silliman and Norman died.

Kimberly and Christopher Glatz were shot dead inside their
Canandaigua residence hours later.

The sentence levied in Dillon’s shooting was the one overturned.
Dillon was in court for Garcia’s appearance, but left without talking.

Garcia appeared without a lawyer Thursday, so the case was
adjourned. He’s due back in court June 1.

Read more at: http://www.twcnews.com/nys/rochester/crime/2017/04/27/frank-garcia-rochester-man-convicted-2009-valentines-day-killing-spree-returns-court.html

Accused Mass Killer Goh Appears In Court But Delays Plea

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — The man charged with seven counts of murder and other charges for a shooting rampage at Oikos University in Oakland in 2012 appeared in court briefly Wednesday but delayed his plea entry.

One Goh, 48, who now has streaks of gray hair, was recently deemed by court-appointed doctors to have been restored to mental competency, which theoretically means he can now stand trial, defense lawyer David Klaus said after Goh’s hearing.

However, Klaus declined to comment on what he expects to happen at Goh’s hearing next Tuesday, such as whether a trial date will be set.

Klaus also said, “We don’t know how he’ll plead.”

Alameda County prosecutor Stacie Pettigrew declined to say anything to reporters after the hearing.

Goh is charged with seven counts of murder, three counts of premeditated attempted murder and the special circumstance allegations of committing a murder during a kidnapping and committing multiple murders for

Read more at: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/04/26/accused-mass-killer-goh-appears-in-court-but-delays-plea/

Accused Mass Killer Goh Appears In Court But Delays Plea « CBS …

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — The man charged with seven counts of murder and other charges for a shooting rampage at Oikos University in Oakland in 2012 appeared in court briefly Wednesday but delayed his plea entry.

One Goh, 48, who now has streaks of gray hair, was recently deemed by court-appointed doctors to have been restored to mental competency, which theoretically means he can now stand trial, defense lawyer David Klaus said after Goh’s hearing.

However, Klaus declined to comment on what he expects to happen at Goh’s hearing next Tuesday, such as whether a trial date will be set.

Klaus also said, “We don’t know how he’ll plead.”

Alameda County prosecutor Stacie Pettigrew declined to say anything to reporters after the hearing.

Goh is charged with seven counts of murder, three counts of premeditated attempted murder and the special circumstance allegations of committing a murder during a kidnapping and committing multiple murders for

Read more at: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/04/26/accused-mass-killer-goh-appears-in-court-but-delays-plea/

Owner of Pulse, Gay Nightclub Hit by Mass Shooting, Plans Memorial

The owner of a gay Florida nightclub that was the site of the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history wants to build a memorial on the club’s property.

Barbara Poma owns the Orlando-based club. She said Tuesday in a statement that she will announce details for a memorial next week.

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In the months after the massacre, the city of Orlando proposed buying the club for $2.25 million so it could be turned into a memorial, but Poma ultimately turned down that offer.

Forty-nine people were killed, and dozens more injured, during the massacre at the gay nightclub last June.

Gunman Omar Mateen was killed in a shootout with police after a three-hour standoff.

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Read more at: http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Owner-of-Pulse-Gay-Nightclub-Hit-by-Mass-Shooting-Plans-Memorial-420383973.html

Owner of gay nightclub hit by mass shooting plans memorial

The owner of a gay Florida nightclub that was the site of the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history wants to build a memorial on the club’s property.

Barbara Poma owns the Orlando-based club. She said Tuesday in a statement that she will announce details for a memorial next week.

In the months after the massacre, the city of Orlando proposed buying the club for $2.25 million so it could be turned into a memorial, but Poma ultimately turned down that offer.

Forty-nine people were killed, and dozens more injured, during the massacre at the gay nightclub last June.

Gunman Omar Mateen was killed in a shootout with police after a three-hour standoff.

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/25/owner-gay-nightclub-hit-by-mass-shooting-plans-memorial.html