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Four Teens Charged For Killing Baltimore County Cop Days Before Her Birthday And Anniversary

A manhunt for the killers of a Maryland police officer — who had planned to celebrate her birthday and wedding anniversary this weekend — ended Tuesday with the arrests of three teenagers.

The three suspects — who are 15, 16 and 17 and have not been identified — were charged as adults Wednesday morning with murder and burglary, according to WBAL-TV in Baltimore.

Their arrests come after Dawnta Harris, 16, was busted for his alleged role in the death of Baltimore County Police Officer Amy Caprio, 29.

Caprio on Monday confronted burglary suspects who attempted to flee in a vehicle. She ordered Harris, the driver of the Jeep, to step out of the car, police reported. Harris then allegedly charged at her and Caprio fired her weapon at the Jeep. After Harris allegedly mowed her down, he abandoned the vehicle nearby. It was found with a bullet hole in the front windshield.

 

 

Caprio later died

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Dad Crashes Into Restaurant On Purpose, Killing Daughter And Other Family, Police Say

A North Carolina man drove into a restaurant on purpose over the weekend, killing two family members, police say.

Roger Self sat his family down for a Sunday afternoon meal at a restaurant in Bessemer City and then went outside. He got in his jeep, police say, and rammed it right into the restaurant, killing his daughter and daughter-in-law, and injuring other family members in the chaos, according to The Gaston Gazette.

Self, a prominent 62-year-old businessman, was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder on Sunday in the deaths of his daughter, Katelyn Self, a deputy in the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office, and his daughter-in-law Amanda Self, a nurse.

Amanda Self’s husband, Josh Self, a police officer, and the couple’s 13-year-old daughter were also injured, as well as Roger Self’s wife. The family was all at church earlier in the day, the Gazette said.

A 14-year-old busboy named Caleb Martin

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Dad Crashes Into Restaurant On Purpose, Killing Daughter And Other Family, Police Say

A North Carolina man drove into a restaurant on purpose over the weekend, killing two family members, police say.

Roger Self sat his family down for a Sunday afternoon meal at a restaurant in Bessemer City and then went outside. He got in his jeep, police say, and rammed it right into the restaurant, killing his daughter and daughter-in-law, and injuring other family members in the chaos, according to The Gaston Gazette.

Self, a prominent 62-year-old businessman, was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder on Sunday in the deaths of his daughter, Katelyn Self, a deputy in the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office, and his daughter-in-law Amanda Self, a nurse.

Amanda Self’s husband, Josh Self, a police officer, and the couple’s 13-year-old daughter were also injured, as well as Roger Self’s wife. The family was all at church earlier in the day, the Gazette said.

A 14-year-old busboy named Caleb Martin

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Man Charged For Killing Christian Camp Counselors Nearly 14 Years Ago

Prosecutors have charged a man for the murders of two Christian camp counselors in California from nearly 14 years ago.

Shaun Gallon, 38, is the suspect for the 2004 deaths of Jason Allen, 26, and Lindsey Cutshall, 22. The two were counselors at a camp near Sacramento who went on a three-day sightseeing trip to the coast and never came back. They were found dead in their sleeping bags on a secluded beach at the mouth of the Russian River in northern California in August 2004.

Gallon was arrested in March 2017 for allegedly murdering his brother in their home in the small town of Forestville, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff Steve Freitas.

Gallon had been a person of interest since early in the investigation of the campers’ murders, according to Freitas, but investigators never had enough evidence to charge him.

Officers questioned Gallon about the

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5 Mothers Convicted Of Killing Their Newborn Children

In 2001, Andrea Yates drowned her five children in her home’s bathtub. The children ranged in age from six months to seven years. In 2002, she was found not guilty by reason of insanity. She isn’t the other mother to kill her own children. Filicide, the killing of one’s own child by the mother, happens daily in the United States, statistically speaking. There are roughly 500 cases a year, according to a 2014 study from Brown University. Here are five mothers convicted of killing children that were just barely born.

1. Tiona Rodriguez

Tiona Rodriguez of New York City was sentenced to 16 years in prison in February after being convicted of smothering her newborn son to death and then carrying his corpse around in a bag while shopping around Victoria’s Secret in 2013. Rodriguez pleaded guilty to manslaughter under extreme emotional disturbance. The mother told prosecutors that after she gave birth to the child

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Former College Football Player Convicted Of Killing Ex-Girlfriend In Her Sleep

A former college football player was convicted Tuesday of murdering his teenage ex-girlfriend by firing two shots through her bedroom wall while she slept.

A Knoxville jury deliberated for four hours before finding William Riley Gaul, 19, guilty of first-degree murder for killing Emma Walker, 16. Gaul was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 51 years.

In the courtroom, people gasped after the verdict was read, according to WBIR-10 in Knoxville.

Gaul, a former Division III freshman wide receiver at Maryville College, had been free on bond. Friends and family of Walker, a former cheerleader, hugged outside of the courtroom after he was taken into custody.

“Today is about justice for Emma Walker and her family,” Knox County District Attorney Charme Allen said, according to WBIR-10.

Gaul and Walker were high school sweethearts who met at Central High School in Knoxville and dated for about two years. Gaul had just finished his freshman year

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Suspect In Killing Of Maine Cop Captured After Leading Authorities On A 4-Day Manhunt

The man accused of killing a corporal in the Somerset County Maine Sheriff’s department, who lead authorities on a four-day manhunt, was captured on Saturday, according to Maine State Police.

“John Williams has been apprehended, alive, and was put in Corporal Cole’s handcuffs!,” the Maine Association of Police tweeted shortly after his arrest.

Williams had been on the run since Wednesday, when he allegedly shot and killed Cpl. Eugene Cole, 61, stole the slain officer’s marked patrol car, robbed a Cumberland Farms convenience store and fled on foot, police said.

After the murder, Williams allegedly placed Cole’s body in the front yard of a house belonging to a woman who said she raised Williams like a son.

“How do you be that woman that found him in your yard and know that someone you thought of as your own son — and know that he did that? How do you do

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Woman Suspected Of Killing Husband, Lookalike Caught After Nationwide Manhunt

After ten days, the nationwide manhunt for an alleged gambling addict turned murderer is over. Lois Riess, the fugitive accused of murdering her husband and then a doppelganger, was arrested on Thursday evening in a Texas resort.

Riess, 56, was captured in the beach resort community of South Padre Island, Texas by the two members of the U.S. Marshal Service, according to the Associated Press. Before her arrest, she was enjoying a drink inside the Sea Ranch Restaurant, the restaurant’s manager, Becky Galvan told The Washington Post.

“I promised all along that Lois Riess would end up in a pair of handcuffs,” Undersheriff Carmine Marceno with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Florida said in a statement. “Tonight, she sits in a jail cell in Texas. We are working as expeditiously as possible to bring her back to Lee County to face murder charges.”

Riess is accused of killing her

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NYC Nanny Who Claimed Insanity After Killing Kids Found Guilty Of Murder

A New York City nanny who stabbed two children to death while their parents weren’t home was convicted of murder Wednesday after a jury rejected her insanity plea. 

Yoselyn Ortega, 55, was convicted of killing 6-year-old Lucia Krim and 2-year-old Leo Krim in October 2012. She stabbed Lucia 30 times and little Leo five times. Jurors in the State Supreme Court in Manhattan decided Ortego understood the consequences of her actions when she slayed the children. 

Ortega showed no emotion when the verdict came down. She kept quiet through most of the trial, but shook her head and uttered “no” at one point when a witness testified the Krim family had treated her well.

The children’s mother Marina Krim was taking their sibling Nessie, 3, to a swimming lesson when the murders happened in the family’s Upper West Side apartment. She came home to find Ortega and her two bloody children in the

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Killer Clown Suspect Drunkenly Bragged About 1990 Killing Of Lover’s Wife, Documents Show

A woman suspected of dressing as a clown to murder her lover’s wife 27 years ago drunkenly bragged to coworkers about the killing — one of many details that helped investigators finally crack the cold case, documents revealed Thursday.

A dump of nearly 3,000 records from Palm Beach County prosecutors shed new light on how investigators last year arrested Sheila Keen-Warren for the killing in 1990.

Keen-Warren, 54, has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge for the death of Marlene Warren, the former wife of Michael Warren — who is now Keen-Warren’s husband. Prosecutors said last year they will seek the death penalty for Keen-Warren if she is convicted.

Keen-Warren is accused of arriving at Marlene Warren’s Wellington home on May 26, 1990, dressed in an orange wig, red nose and high-top shoes, holding carnations and two balloons. Keen-Warren allegedly handed the gifts to Warren without a word, shot her in the

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