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Ariz. Spree Killer Murdered Mom, Stepfather and 7 More in 2017, Police Claim

Phoenix police say they have linked the slayings of nine people to a 35-year-old man who has been behind bars since Dec. 17, when he was arrested for allegedly murdering his mother and stepfather.

Cleophus Cooksey Jr. has been described as a suspected serial killer by investigators, who claim they have uncovered evidence tying him to as many as seven other unsolved homicides over less than a month, PEOPLE confirms.

His mother, 56-year-old Rene Cooksey, and his stepfather, Edward Nunn, 54, were fatally shot on Dec. 17.

Authorities also alleged that Cleophus killed Andrew Remillard and Parker Gregory Smith, who were shot to death on Nov. 27, and Salim Richards, who was killed five days later.

What’s more, investigators suspect he was behind the Dec. 11, shooting death of his ex-girlfriend’s brother Jesus Bonifacio Real, the Dec. 13 killing of LaTorrie Beckford and, two days later, the slaying of Kris Cameron.

A day before he

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Charles Manson’s grandson renews effort to claim remains of mass murderer

The grandson of Charles Manson has filed court papers seeking to obtain the remains of the late mass murderer from the Kern County coroner.

Jason L. Freeman’s Los Angeles Superior Court petition was filed Friday, four days after Judge David Cowan ruled that the appropriate court papers seeking release of Manson’s remains had not been filed. A hearing on Freeman’s petition is scheduled for Jan. 26 before Judge Clifford Klein.

“As kin I am entitled to the remains of the decedent,” Freeman stated in court papers.

Klein also will decide whether the Manson probate proceedings should take place in Los Angeles County, where Manson once lived; in Kings County, where he was imprisoned before his death; or in Kern County, where he died.

Charles Manson’s grandson renews effort to claim remains of mass …

The grandson of Charles Manson has filed court papers seeking to obtain the remains of the late mass murderer from the Kern County coroner.

Jason L. Freeman’s Los Angeles Superior Court petition was filed Friday, four days after Judge David Cowan ruled that the appropriate court papers seeking release of Manson’s remains had not been filed. A hearing on Freeman’s petition is scheduled for Jan. 26 before Judge Clifford Klein.

“As kin I am entitled to the remains of the decedent,” Freeman stated in court papers.

Klein also will decide whether the Manson probate proceedings should take place in Los Angeles County, where Manson once lived; in Kings County, where he was imprisoned before his death; or in Kern County, where he died.

Man who claims he was fathered during Wisconsin orgy makes claim against Manson estate

A man who believes convicted mass murderer Charles Manson fathered him during a Wisconsin orgy in the late 1960s plans to make a claim to the estate.

Matt Lentz, a Los Angeles-area musician who goes by the name Matthew Roberts, has a will that Manson purportedly signed in January 2017 naming him as beneficiary, said his agent, Mike Smith. He said Manson gave the will to friend and memorabilia collector Ben Gurecki, who is named as executor.

Lentz was expected in court Monday as the battle brewing over Manson’s estate began, but didn’t show up. Smith said Lentz was having trouble finding a lawyer to take the case.

It remains unclear where the court challenges will be fought or whether others will join a pen pal and purported grandson laying claim to the cult leader’s possessions and body.

The issue of venue is clouded because Manson, 83, died at a

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Another Sutherland Springs family files claim against Air Force in mass shooting

“Simply put, Therese Rodriguez’s death was caused, in whole or in part, by the institutional failures of the United States Department of Defense, including, but not limited to, the United States Air Force,” son Ronald Ramsey’s claim reads. “These entities negligently, recklessly, carelessly, and/or egregiously failed.”

The Ward family also filed claims against the Air Force, WOAI reported in December. The family filed on behalf of 5-year-old Ryland Ward, who spent the holidays recovering at the hospital, and his sisters Brook and Emily and stepmother Joann, who were killed.

The San Antonio Express-News reported that the son of Lula White, grandmother to the gunman’s wife who was killed in the mass shooting, also filed a claim against the Air Force. 

Deanna Staton and Michael Johnson lost their parents, Dennis and Sara Johnson, to the mass shooting. The Johnson family told The Dallas Morning News in November they planned on

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Another Sutherland Springs family files claim against Air Force in …

“Simply put, Therese Rodriguez’s death was caused, in whole or in part, by the institutional failures of the United States Department of Defense, including, but not limited to, the United States Air Force,” son Ronald Ramsey’s claim reads. “These entities negligently, recklessly, carelessly, and/or egregiously failed.”

The Ward family also filed claims against the Air Force, WOAI reported in December. The family filed on behalf of 5-year-old Ryland Ward, who spent the holidays recovering at the hospital, and his sisters Brook and Emily and stepmother Joann, who were killed.

The San Antonio Express-News reported that the son of Lula White, grandmother to the gunman’s wife who was killed in the mass shooting, also filed a claim against the Air Force. 

Deanna Staton and Michael Johnson lost their parents, Dennis and Sara Johnson, to the mass shooting. The Johnson family told The Dallas Morning News in November they planned on

Read more at: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/guns/2018/01/03/fourth-sutherland-springs-family-files-claim-air-forceafter-mass-shooting

Fourth Sutherland Springs family files claim against Air Force after mass shooting

“Simply put, Therese Rodriguez’s death was caused, in whole or in part, by the institutional failures of the United States Department of Defense, including, but not limited to, the United States Air Force,” Ronald Ramsey’s claim reads. “These entities negligently, recklessly, carelessly, and/or egregiously failed.”

The Ward family also filed claims against the Air Force, WOAI reported in December. The family filed on behalf of 5-year-old Ryland Ward, who spent the holidays recovering at the hospital, and his sisters Brook and Emily and stepmother Joann, who were killed.

Deanna Staton and Michael Johnson lost their parents, Dennis and Sara Johnson, to the mass shooting. The Johnson family told The Dallas Morning News in November they planned on filing two wrongful death claims, one each on behalf of Dennis and Sara’s estates, and six more survivor claims for each of the children the couple left behind.

The claims filed by the Vidal

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Five people claim corpse of mass murderer Charles Manson | World …

Charles Manson’s grim hold on the imagination of his followers has endured after death with at least five people stepping forward to claim his corpse.

An official with Kern County, which is storing the body of the former cult leader and mass murderer, described the situation as a “circus”.

“When we received it, we thought no one would claim the body. We assumed it would be an easy matter to take care of,” Bryan Walters, a deputy attorney in the county counsel’s office, said. Instead the department has found itself wrestling with “a really weird legal case” to avoid releasing Manson’s body to the wrong person and risk being sued.

According to a court filing lodged by Kern County on December 17, people from California,…

Read more at: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/five-people-claim-corpse-of-mass-murderer-charles-manson-lsh85t27t

Five people claim corpse of mass murderer Charles Manson

Charles Manson’s grim hold on the imagination of his followers has endured after death with at least five people stepping forward to claim his corpse.

An official with Kern County, which is storing the body of the former cult leader and mass murderer, described the situation as a “circus”.

“When we received it, we thought no one would claim the body. We assumed it would be an easy matter to take care of,” Bryan Walters, a deputy attorney in the county counsel’s office, said. Instead the department has found itself wrestling with “a really weird legal case” to avoid releasing Manson’s body to the wrong person and risk being sued.

According to a court filing lodged by Kern County on December 17, people from California,…

Read more at: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/five-people-claim-corpse-of-mass-murderer-charles-manson-lsh85t27t

AWR Hawkins: Stanford Prof’s Claim Unarmed Americans Stop Mass Shooting More Often is False

Stanford University professor and researcher John J. Donohue suggested Wednesday that it is “much more common that an unarmed person will stop a mass shooting than an armed citizen will.”

He made his comment on the Pat Morrison Asks podcast at the Los Angeles Times, based on the observation that “most people are unarmed.”

Donohue’s suggestion can be proven wrong via logic and experience.

First, consider how it would look if one tried to present Donahue’s statement as a logical argument:

Premise A: Most people are unarmed.

Premise B: Some mass shootings are stopped.

Conclusion (A+B =): It is “much more common that an unarmed person will stop a mass shooting than an armed citizen will.”

It is readily apparent that Donohoe’s conclusion is actually an assertion in need of substantiation; it does not follow from the premises he used.

And that is because there are so many variables that Donohoe leaves out. Those variables include Democrat-mandated gun-free zones, where

Read more at: http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/08/02/stanford-prof-mass-shootings-commonly-stopped-unarmed-americans-rather-armed-ones/