Monthly Archives: August 2017

Community stands #ClovisStrong following mass shooting

CLOVIS, N.M. (KFDA) –

The Clovis community gathered tonight to remember the two women who lost their lives in the Clovis-Carver Public Library shooting.

Residents, military personnel and first responders all gathered with the same message: they are #ClovisStrong.

Raymond Mondragon with the Chamber of Commerce said they will not let the shooting define them.

“We’re better than that,” said Mondragon. “This community is a community for family and that’s what this community stands for.”

Concerns regarding false threats circulated last night, and some residents feel like the community is afraid.

“The city has kind of been on alert status,” said Mondragon. “We’ve been getting calls, people are making threats you know, but we should never live in fear.”

The Clovis Fire Department raised the American Flag this evening and hung banners in honor of Wanda Walters and Krissie Carter, who were killed in the shooting.

General

Read more at: http://www.newschannel10.com/story/36267946/community-stands-clovisstrong-following-mass-shooting

Doctors call victims of New Mexico library shooting heroes

Alexis Molina took a bullet to the chest, just above her heart, and was shot once in each leg as a gunman opened fire inside a public library in New Mexico. But trauma surgeons at the Texas hospital where she is recovering said Thursday that all she could think about was making sure her little brother was safe.

The doctors told reporters that Molina, 20, is expected to make a full recovery, and they described her and fellow library patron Howard Jones as heroes.

Jones, who was at the library with his granddaughter, was shot in the arm. The bullet traveled from his forearm along his radial nerve before lodging in the back of his arm, the doctors said.

Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike, assistant medical director of the trauma center at Lubbock’s University Medical Center, said she was able to

Read more at: http://wtop.com/national/2017/08/teen-mass-shooting-suspect-was-searching-for-inner-peace/

Teen accused of mass shooting will remain behind bars

Thursday was an emotional day in court, as the teen charged with shooting six people and killing two of them faced a judge.

Nathaniel Jouett, 16, didn’t make eye contact with anyone in the courtroom.

But his own family members, and the relatives of the victims, were in the room.

Prosecutors asked that the teen charged with going on a shooting rampage stay behind bars.

“We believe the child represents a danger to himself and to others, and we are recommending detention,” Prosecutor Brian Stover said.

His attorney agreed for now, he should stay behind bars.

“Your honor, we have no objection to continued detention,” the defense attorney said.

A grand jury meets Sept. 8 and they’ll decide if he’ll be indicted as an adult.

The district attorney is filing that paperwork

After the hearing, there were hugs and tears, from his family and the victims of a horrific crime in the

Read more at: http://www.koat.com/article/teen-accused-of-mass-shooting-will-remain-behind-bars/12153437

Why the Joker works better when he’s mysterious

Even though he was originally created in 1940 by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson, the Joker is somehow one of the most popular pop culture characters of the 21st century. In Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, for example, the Clown Prince of Crime (as played by Heath Ledger) has nearly as much screen time as Batman — the film’s ostensible protagonist. Something about the Joker seems to fascinate, year after year — maybe because he rarely pulls the same trick twice. As decades have gone by, the Joker has changed from a cold mass killer to a goofy trickster to a philosophy-spewing chaos agent, and back again.

His latest version, according to recent rumors, is a prequel film directed by Todd Phillips (and possibly produced by Martin Scorsese) that will purportedly explain the Joker’s origin story — Joker

Read more at: http://ew.com/movies/2017/08/31/joker-origin-stories-mysterious/

Alan Hawe: Priest defends Mass for man who murdered wife, children

A priest who said Mass earlier this week for Alan Hawe, the man who murdered his wife and three children a year ago before killing himself, has defended his actions.

Fr Felim Kelly, the parish priest of St Mary’s Church, Castlerahan, Co Cavan, said he was following the gospel in proceeding with the Mass despite the objections from the family of Clodagh Hawe (née Coll), Mr Hawe’s wife.

Fr Kelly said he had “no comment” to make other than to say, “my role as a priest is to preach the gospel. The gospel message I have is one of compassion and mercy.”

The family of Mrs Hawe stayed away from the Mass, instead keeping vigil beside her grave and that of her three children Liam (14), Niall (11) and Ryan (6).

They died at the hands of Mr Hawe on August 29th, 2016 at the

Read more at: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/alan-hawe-priest-defends-mass-for-man-who-murdered-wife-children-1.3205060

Priest defends mass for man who murdered his wife and children

A priest who said Mass earlier this week for Alan Hawe, the man who murdered his wife and three children a year ago before killing himself, has defended his actions.

Fr Felim Kelly, the parish priest of St Mary’s Church, Castlerahan, Co Cavan, said he was following the gospel in proceeding with the Mass despite the objections from the family of Clodagh Hawe (née Coll), Mr Hawe’s wife.

Fr Kelly said he had “no comment” to make other than to say, “my role as a priest is to preach the gospel. The gospel message I have is one of compassion and mercy.”

The family of Mrs Hawe stayed away from the Mass, instead keeping vigil beside her grave and that of her three children Liam (14), Niall (11) and Ryan (6).

They died at the hands of Mr Hawe on August 29th, 2016 at the

Read more at: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/priest-defends-mass-for-man-who-murdered-his-wife-and-children-1.3205060

Serial killer Sampson appealing 2nd death sentence

MassLive.com, Springfield, Mass.

August 30. 2017 11:41PM



Convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson will appeal his second death sentence, continuing a 16-year legal battle to avoid execution.

The Boston Globe reports that appeal was filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on Monday.

Sampson, 57, was first given the death penalty in 2004 after was found guilty of killing three people during carjackings in the course of a week during 2001. However, that sentence was overturned in 2011 after authorities learned that one of the jurors omitted details on her background, preventing Sampson from receiving a fair and impartial jury.

In November 2016, Sampson was tried again for the three murders. Once again prosecutors asked for the death penalty.

Sampson lived in Abington when he committed the murders and was known as a “drifter.” In his 2004 trial, Sampson pleaded guilty

Read more at: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20170830/NEWS03/170839901

Serial killer Sampson appealing 2nd death sentence | New Hampshire

MassLive.com, Springfield, Mass.

August 30. 2017 11:41PM



Convicted serial killer Gary Lee Sampson will appeal his second death sentence, continuing a 16-year legal battle to avoid execution.

The Boston Globe reports that appeal was filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on Monday.

Sampson, 57, was first given the death penalty in 2004 after was found guilty of killing three people during carjackings in the course of a week during 2001. However, that sentence was overturned in 2011 after authorities learned that one of the jurors omitted details on her background, preventing Sampson from receiving a fair and impartial jury.

In November 2016, Sampson was tried again for the three murders. Once again prosecutors asked for the death penalty.

Sampson lived in Abington when he committed the murders and was known as a “drifter.” In his 2004 trial, Sampson pleaded guilty

Read more at: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20170830/NEWS03/170839901

Ed Gein: Crimes of ‘Ramsay Bolton’ killer who inspired Psycho …

Years after his arrest Gein inspired film icons such as Silence of the Lamb’s Buffalo Bill and Psycho mummy’s boy Norman Bates – both of whom were obsessed with the macabre.

Shockingly, the psychopath was trusted to take care of his neighbours’ children who had no idea about his vile crimes.

Robert Keller, author of Unhinged: The Shocking Story of Ed Gein, The Butcher of Plainfield, said the disturbed killer even developed strong bonds with his pals’ kids.

Read more at: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/641338/ed-gein-game-of-thrones-ramsay-bolton-psycho-silence-of-lambs-norman-bates-wisconsin-us

Revealed: Horrific crimes of ‘Ramsay Bolton’ serial killer who flayed victims flesh

Years after his arrest Gein inspired film icons such as Silence of the Lamb’s Buffalo Bill and Psycho mummy’s boy Norman Bates – both of whom were obsessed with the macabre.

Shockingly, the psychopath was trusted to take care of his neighbours’ children who had no idea about his vile crimes.

Robert Keller, author of Unhinged: The Shocking Story of Ed Gein, The Butcher of Plainfield, said the disturbed killer even developed strong bonds with his pals’ kids.

Read more at: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/641338/ed-gein-game-of-thrones-ramsay-bolton-psycho-silence-of-lambs-norman-bates-wisconsin-us