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Judge rejects dismissing charges in case where man claims Sheriff’s Department and Santa Ana PD destroyed evidence

SANTA ANA – A judge denied a request on Wednesday to dismiss charges against a man accused of shooting at officers during a police chase, ruling that there was insufficient evidence to prove that law enforcement conspired to destroy video and audio recordings.

Jimmy Hoang Truong, 30, faces multiple felony counts including attempted murder on police officers and evading them during a pursuit and a 90-minute standoff in Santa Ana in November 2015. No one was injured.

Truong’s attorney, Mark Hover, insisted that Truong never fired at officers and that law enforcement destroyed evidence from helicopter videos and dispatch recordings.

The prosecution has maintained that no video footage was destroyed, and that there is no evidence that police acted in bad faith.

If convicted, Truong, who has a lengthy criminal record, faces more than 80 years to life in prison.

After a three-week hearing, Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals sided with prosecutors, stating

Read more at: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/12/20/judge-rejects-dismissing-charges-in-case-where-man-claims-sheriffs-department-and-santa-ana-pd-destroyed-evidence/

At Texas church where mass shooting occurred, pastor keeps faith through holidays

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas — First Baptist Church Pastor Frank Pomeroy said he turned the radio to his daughter’s favorite Christmas station on Wednesday morning because he knew she would be disappointed if the tragic mass shooting here also killed her family’s holiday spirit.

“It is hard to cope right now,” he told NBC News in an exclusive broadcast interview Wednesday, his voice starting to strain as he wiped a tear from his eye. “But I know Annabelle would have still wanted that Christmas music on. She would want the holidays to proceed — it was her favorite time of the year.”

Hotel Where Las Vegas Gunman Carried Out Attack Is Laying Off Employees After Mass Shooting

The hotel where the Las Vegas gunman carried out a sniping attack on concertgoers last month is laying off employees and cutting back its hours—a cost-cutting measure as it deals with a shrinking number of guests since the hotel saw the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history. 

Several hundred employees at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino were affected by the cuts, according to local NPR affiliate KNPR.

The cuts came after the hotel’s parent company, MGM, announced its third-quarter earnings, the first financial disclosure since the Oct. 1 attack that left 58 dead and more than 500 others injured after gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire from his hotel room on the 32nd floor. After the attack, MGM Resorts’ stock plummeted but had steadily increased to its levels before the shooting. But company revenue is down 72 percent compared to last year’s earnings in the same quarter, decreasing from $535.6 million to

Read more at: http://www.newsweek.com/hotel-where-las-vegas-gunman-stayed-laying-employees-after-mass-shooting-709434

Texas authorities investigate ties between gunman and church where mass shooting occurred

The mass shooting at a Texas church that left 26 people dead apparently involved a domestic dispute and was not motivated by race or religion, officials said Monday.

The gunman in Sunday’s massacre, identified as Devin Patrick Kelley, had threatened his mother-in-law, who sometimes attended the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs.

Kelley, who was chased by bystanders as he fled the scene in an SUV, apparently died after crashing his vehicle and shooting himself, officials said.

Earlier Monday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said law enforcement was “very aggressively looking” at why Kelley, 26, a resident of Comal County, Texas, with a history of domestic violence, attacked the church.

Vegas killer’s brother terrorized auto shop where he squatted

Las Vegas mass killer Stephen Paddock’s younger brother, who was arrested on child porn charges, planted hidden cameras around an auto repair shop where he squatted, according to a report.

Bruce Paddock was busted Wednesday at an assisted living facility in North Hollywood, Calif., after police found over 600 child abuse images on a computer he left at the garage, the Sun of the UK reported.

The sicko had squatted in the attic of the Sun Valley, Calif., garage since 2014 but was eventually evicted after becoming “violent and aggressive” with staff and customers, the paper reported.

Hector Cruz, the shop’s owner, gave cops the computer, but Paddock disappeared and police had been hunting for him until tracking him down after his brother unleashed his massacre.

“He put cameras up around

Read more at: http://nypost.com/2017/10/26/vegas-killers-brother-terrorized-auto-shop-where-he-squatted/

Where’s Jesus? Vegas guard’s vanishing just the latest mass-shooting mystery

The mass shooting in Las Vegas has only gotten stranger in the weeks since. Before explaining how, let me emphasize at the outset: Do not read this column as implying any sort of conspiracy theory. In fact, even now — more than two weeks after the terrible event — we don’t even know enough facts to concoct a conspiracy.

We do know, however, that the story keeps getting more bizarre. Remember the heroic security guard, Jesus Campos, who allegedly helped stop the shooting? He appears to have, well, vanished. Here’s the Los Angeles Times:

“The story seemed straightforward: The unarmed security guard approached Stephen Paddock’s room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, distracting the gunman and potentially saving lives . . . Now, the man that many want to honor and who can help bring clarity about the timeline of the shooting has vanished from the public eye,

Read more at: http://nypost.com/2017/10/17/wheres-jesus-vegas-guards-vanishing-just-the-latest-mass-shooting-mystery/

Who is James Holmes and where is he now? Aurora shooting gunman who killed 12 in Colorado movie theatre massacre

MASS murderer James Holmes slaughtered 12 innocent people after opening fire at a Colorado cinema in the summer of 2012.

The flame haired killer was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Here is his story.

James Holmes was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the movie theatre massacre that was one of the worst mass shootings in US history

James Holmes was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the movie theatre massacre that was one of the worst mass shootings in US history

Who is James Holmes?

James Holmes was born in 1987 and was originally from Riverside, California.

His neighbours said lived alone and kept to himself.

He studied neuroscience at the University of California in 2010.

Holmes was academically gifted and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Colorado medical centre but withdrew in June 2012.

His lawyer said he had

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4061363/james-holmes-aurora-colorado-shooting-gunman-movie-theatre-massacre-ssri-antidepressants/

Who is James Holmes and where is he now? Aurora, Colorado …

MASS murderer James Holmes slaughtered 12 innocent people after opening fire at a cinema in Colorado in the summer of 2012.

The flame haired killer was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Here is his story.

James Holmes was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the movie theatre massacre that was one of the worst mass shootings in US history

James Holmes was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the movie theatre massacre that was one of the worst mass shootings in US history

Who is James Holmes?

James Holmes was born in 1987 and was originally from Riverside, California.

His neighbours said lived alone and kept to himself.

He studied neuroscience at the University of California in 2010.

Holmes was academically gifted and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Colorado medical centre but withdrew in June 2012.

His lawyer said he

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4061363/james-holmes-aurora-colorado-shooting-gunman-movie-theatre-massacre/